Typical applications
  • Construction
  • Portable buildings
  • Roofing and flooring
  • Joinery
  • Vehicle body building
Applicable Standards
  • BS EN 313 – Plywood classification & terminology.
  • BS EN 314 – Plywood bonding quality.
  • BS EN 635 – Plywood classification by surface appearance.
  • BS EN 636 – Plywood specification.
Exterior Use

h Performance Plywood® is an alternative to general, commercial Marine Plywood offering full classification and performance in all conditions.

The timber trade have been vocal about their concerns over the difficulty in sourcing commercial marine plywood which truly meets the BS1088 standard. Hanson Plywood Ltd believe that a genuine Marine product that does meet the standard will be far too expensive for the construction applications that the product is commonly specified for.

Marine Plywood has been specified, mostly in construction applications, in the belief that it is simply a high quality product. Hanson Plywood firmly consider this practice to be outdated and advise that all specifications should be satisfied with products that are fit for purpose, taking into account the application and the particular performance criteria required.

h Performance Plywood® is tested to meet EN 636 Service Class 3 thus making it suitable for use as structural components in exterior conditions.

Environment

h Performance Plywood® is imported from Indonesia and is FLEGT Licensed. Following the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s implementation of a robust timber legality assurance system (SVLK), the country has fully complied with the legality requirements set out by the European Union. As such, Indonesia is the first country to offer FLEGT Licensed timber products which are fully compliant with EUTR requirements.

In addition to this attestation to legality, the timber in h Performance Plywood® is sourced from FSC® forest management units. On visiting the mill, Hanson Plywood staff came into the knowledge that the mill incorporates a robust reforestation scheme into their forest management, sustaining the forest for future generations.

Quick Reference Guide - Plywood
Applicable Products
Typical Applications
Service Class
Applicable Standards
Minimum Requirements
Performance Plywood
Birch Plywood
SP101 Plywood
Lightweight Plywood
Far Eastern Type Plywood
(Malaysian/Indonesian/
Chinese)
Performance Plywood
Birch Plywood
SP101 Plywood
Lightweight Plywood
Far Eastern Type Plywood
(Malaysian/Indonesian/Chinese)
Softwood Constructional Plywood (Finnish, Spruce, Elliottis Pine, etc)
Performance Plywood
Marine Plywood BS1088
(3rd party quality assured)
Internal applications with minimal exposure to moisture.
All internal joinery, flooring, underlay, pipe boxing, doors, hatches, weight saving applications etc
Internal applications with temporary exposure during construction.
Construction - floors, flooring underlay, walls, roof decking, linings, hoardings, protection etc
All internal and external joinery which may be submitted to long term exposure to wetting/weather.
Construction - floors, walls, roof decking, soffits, linings, signs, etc
1 - Dry
2 - Humid
3 - Exterior
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN310 - Bending test
EN13986 - Wood based panels for construction
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN310 - Bending Test
EN13986 - Wood based panels for use in construction
EN636:2003
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
EN335 - Durability of wood and wood-based panel products
EN310 - Bending Test
EN314-2 Plywood bond quality
Class 1
Class 1
Refer to test data
CE Marked
Class 2
Class 2
Class 2**
Refer to test data
CE Marked
Class 3
Class 3
Class 3**
Refer to test data
CE Marked
Sizes & Availability
Size
3.6mm
5.5mm
9mm
12mm
15mm
18mm
25mm
2440mm x 1220mm
3050mm x 1220mm
3050mm x 1525mm