General Description: Marine plywood to BS 1088 is manufactured using timbers classified as moderately durable or better (or exceptionally, gaboon) and with high quality veneers bonded using phenolformaldehyde adhesive (WBP). These plywoods are available from UK, Israel, France, Singapore, Malaysia and other sources. As a very high quality material, it can be expensive.
Marine plywood was developed for ship/boat building and has a very high performance under severe exposure conditions. It is also commonly used in construction applications where high performance is required or where the cost of replacement or consequences of failure warrant the additional cost.
To clarify: The glue used in Marine Plywood is the same as used in exterior grade plywoods (WBP). Its the quality of the veneers (plies) and the durability of the species of timber used in the veneers (plies) that make Marine Plywood better than ordinary exterior grade plywood.
WBP BBCC Plywood Far Eastern
General Description: Far Eastern Plywood, sourced from Malaysian stocks (not to be confused with Chinese ply) is one of the highest quality plywoods we source.
Seaboard or Softwood Plywood
General Description: Shuttering Plywood, also known as Elliotis, CDX, Sheathing Plywood, is a softwood exterior WBP ply. General purpose plywood where a basic finish is required.