Applications

The below are recommendations only for a given application and should not be substituted for manufacturer’s guidelines:

Fully Exposed Applications
Shadowclad is the only plywood suitable when properly sealed & installation guidelines followed. With its bandsawn texture helping to diffuse UV rays and Light Organic Solvent Protective (LOSP) H3 treatment, this protects the plywood from cracking, crazing & decaying over time.

Free Standing Applications
Plywood is a natural product that can be affected by changes in ambient weather conditions, possibly causing previously flat sheets to bow. Straightening systems are available. For doors, either Birch Multiply or Austral Door Panel are recommended.

Finishing
In all applications, the product must be adequately protected by the use of a suitable water based, exterior paint or stain on both sides of the sheet & edges, irrespective of whether the sides are exposed to the weather or not to protect against weathering & decay. Do not use oil-based products on this plywood as oil-based paints or stains may penetrate the surface veneer of the plywood and react with adhesives that bond the core veneers together (unless those supplied by Livos Australia). No warranty or guarantee is offered by Plywood & Panel Supplies Pty Ltd (PPS) if oil-based paint or stain has been applied to the plywood.

ApplicationsRecommended ProductsJustification for Recommendation
Cabinetry & JoineryBB/CC Hardwood Paintable surface, greater stability in comparison to pine.
Birch B/BBAble to paint or stain the surface, durable face veneer, multiply edge and high stability.
White Melamine MR MDF (Satin) Smooth surface, suitable for two pack painting.
White & Black Melamine Particle Board Durable stipple finish.
MDF STD & MDF MR Cost effective, smooth surface and moisture resistant is resin infused and utilises an exterior grade glue.
Bee BoxesB/B Hoop PineDurable marine specie hoop pine veneers with marine glue line for longevity.
C/D Structural HardwoodHardwood veneers with marine glue line. H2 resistance to termites and borers.
Boat Floor
(At minimum, must be sealed with a water based paint to protect against moisture ingress)
A/A Gaboon Marine PineDurable gaboon veneers, made to the British Standards BS1088. 30% lighter in weight than standard plywood.
B/B Hoop PineDurable marine specie hoop pine veneers with A-Bond marine glue line for longevity.
C/D Structural HardwoodAffordable alternative with marine glue line to the Australian structural standards AS/NZS 2269.
CaravanPolyester PlywoodVarious colour options, pre-finished ready to install for wall & ceiling lining. We also supply white & grey h-moulds and end caps.
Structural FormplyPhenolic coated on both side with painted edges for protection against the elements.
C/D Structural HardwoodDurable hardwood plywood suitable for flooring when used in the correct application.
Concrete FormworkStructural FormplyPhenolic coated on both side with painted edges for protection against the elements. Made to Australian standards AS 6669.
Non-Structural Formply*Semi-exposed applications requiring a durable face where a structural rating is not required.
External Cladding
(fully exposed applications, must be properly sealed)
ShadowcladRough sawn to protect against cracking and crazing. H3 LOSP treated to protect against deterioration over time.
FlooringC/D StructuralStructurally rated for indoor and semi-exposed applications, option for tongue and groove. Available in 2400mm or 2700mm.
C/D ACQ H3 StructuralThe ACQ is designed to withstand exposure to periodic moderate wetting.
Furniture
(take care in free standing applications)
Birch B/BBAble to paint or stain the surface, durable face veneer, multiply edge and high stability.
HoardingC/D Non-Structural*Affordable option where structural rating is not required, such as use in temporary fencing and walls.
Horse Floats
(at a minimum, flooring must be coated face, back & edges with bitumen paint)
C/D Structural HardwoodStructural hardwood veneers with marine glue line, suitable for flooring when used in the correct application.
C/D ACQ H3 StructuralThe ACQ is designed to withstand exposure to periodic moderate wetting.
Structural FormplyPhenolic coated on both side with painted edges for protection against the elements. Made to Australian standards AS 6669.
Interior Walls & Ceilings
(staining)
A/C Hoop PineA grade face suitable for clear staining with minimal imperfections. Blonde in colour.
Birch B/BBA high grade B face, allowing for more natural texture. Suitable for clear staining, white in colour.
Interior Walls & Ceilings
(painting)
BB/CC Hardwood Paintable surface, affordable alternative. Imperial in size.
B/B Hoop PineSmooth surface, metric in size.
Laser CuttingA/C Interior Hoop PineA grade face suitable for clear staining. Blonde in colour with C bond interior glue. Minimum of 4mm for stability.
Linings for a shedC/D Non-Structural*12mm is most common allowing sufficient thickness to be screwed into.
ManufacturingBB/CC Hardwood Made especially for semi-exposed applications.
B/B Hoop PineStructurally rated F17 pine plywood B grade both sides.
C/D StructuralStructurally rated F11 pine plywood with lower grade face & back.
NoggingsC/D StructuralHigh stability, F11 structural & fit for purpose.
C/D Non-StructuralFor applications where a structural rating is not required.
Pallet BasesC/D Non-StructuralCost effective.
Pallet Dividers in TrucksC/D Non-StructuralFit for purpose, can have cut away corners
SoffitsA/C Hoop Pine PlywoodA grade face suitable for clear staining with minimal imperfections. Blonde in colour.
ShelvingC/D StructuralStable structural pine common in garages & sheds.
Birch B/BBMultiply with high grade core with nice faces for appearance grade shelves.
BB/CC Hardwood Paintable surface, greater stability in comparison to pine.
B/B Hoop PineBlonde hoop pine with smooth faces.
Stainless Steel SubstrateBB/CC Hardwood Made especially for semi-exposed applications.
TabletopsBirch B/BBDurable face veneer, high grade core and high stability from birch veneers.
*Not suitable in structural applications.

Disclaimer
The information provided herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be, whether it originated with PPS or not. This information cannot be warranted by PPS to be correct or appropriate for the recipient’s intended use. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is correct, applicable and suitable to their circumstances. Always refer to manufacturers span tables for correct loadings.