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H Birch Plywood

Application

Suitable for wall linings, flooring, general joinery, shop fitting, construction and furniture.

Description

A multi-ply, cross banded plywood constructed entirely from birch veneers, available in a varied range of face qualities, thicknesses and sheet sizes.


Birch veneers are bonded with an exterior, phenol-formaldehyde glue allowing panels to be used in dry and humid environments and, if fully sealed, in many exterior uses - consult manufacturer for further details.


Features and benefits:

  • Manufactured in accordance with EN 636-2.
  • Class 3 Glue Bond to EN 314-2.
  • CE marked to BS EN 13986.
  • FSC and PEFC subject to availability.
  • Sourced from carefully selected and trusted mills that have a pedigree in producing high quality plywood.

General information

Color

Beige

Material

Birch plywood

Shape

Sheets.

Rectangle

Size

1220 x 2440 mm

1525 x 3050 mm

Uniclass 2015

Pr_25_71_97_91 Visual grade general veneer plywoodsPrimary
Pr_25_71_97_33 General and utility veneer plywoods
Pr_25_71_97_86 Structural veneer plywoods

CAWS

K11/515 Plywood roof decking

K11/715 Plywood underlay

M40/110 Tiling to

M40/120 Mosaic to

N10/110 Purpose-made

P20/40 Plywood

H20/150 Sheet cladding

K11/315 Plywood flooring

K11/415 Plywood wall sheathing

K11/815 Plywood

G20/15 Plywood

M40/10 Natural stone covering to

M50/55 Plywood underlay

M51/371 Plywood underlay

K11/215 Plywood floating floor

K11/615 Plywood sarking

M40/115 Natural stone covering to

P20/240 Plywood

K11/40 Plywood roof decking

G20/310 Structural plywood

H20/155 Sheet cladding

K11/115 Battened plywood floating floor

M40/400 Backgrounds

N10/160 Shelving system

M50/560 Plywood underlay

M40/5 Tiling to

N10/30 Shelving system

M40/15 New backgrounds/ bases

N10/10 Purpose-made

Specification data - Visual grade general veneer plywoods Enhanced data

Standards

To BS EN 636, BS EN 314-2, BS EN 63, BS EN 717-2 and GOST Grading Standard.

Material

-

Type

Birch plywood.

For interior and exterior use.

Material grade

Grade selection is dependent upon board size and thickness selection. Consult manufacturer's literature for information.

B/BB.

  • B: Solid white veneers with no open defects or plug repairs. Suitable for high quality paint/ stain or lacquer finish where the end product is open to display.
  • BB: Mainly solid face veneers with some small repaired veneer splits and pin knots. Larger open knots are repaired using wooden plugs. Some solid light and dark knots are admissible. Suitable for applications where a solid surface is needed but the visual aspects are not so critical.

S+/BB.

  • S+: As B but with slightly more discolouration admissible.
  • BB: Mainly solid face veneers with some small repaired veneer splits and pin knots. Larger open knots are repaired using wooden plugs. Some solid light and dark knots are admissible. Suitable for applications where a solid surface is needed but the visual aspects are not so critical.

BB/BB.

  • BB: Mainly solid face veneers with some small repaired veneer splits and pin knots. Larger open knots are repaired using wooden plugs. Some solid light and dark knots are admissible. Suitable for applications where a solid surface is needed but the visual aspects are not so critical.

BB/CP.

  • BB: Mainly solid face veneers with some small repaired veneer splits and pin knots. Larger open knots are repaired using wooden plugs. Some solid light and dark knots are admissible. Suitable for applications where a solid surface is needed but the visual aspects are not so critical.
  • CP: Generally as BB but with possibly more repairs, open defects and discolouration. This grade can also arise from the downgrade of higher quality grades. Suitable for applications where a strong core is needed but the accepted face quality can be more varied.



C/C.

  • C: Usually unsanded and allows a larger range of open defects. Suitable for applications where a strong solid core is needed but face quality does not matter.

CP/CP.

  • CP: Generally as BB but with possibly more repairs, open defects and discolouration. This grade can also arise from the downgrade of higher quality grades. Suitable for applications where a strong core is needed but the accepted face quality can be more varied.

Face veneer

Birch.

Service class

To BS EN 636, (EN 636-2).

Use class

Use Class 2.

Bonding quality

To BS EN 314-2, Class 3.

Appearance class

To BS EN 635.

Reaction to fire classification

-

Flooring

Consult manufacturer.

-

Excluding flooring

To BS EN 13501-1, Class D-s2, d0.

VOC emissions

To EN 717-2, Class E1.

Formaldehyde release.

Sheet size

1220 x 2440 mm.

1525 x 3050 mm.

Nominal thickness

4 mm.

3 ply.

6 mm.

5 ply.

6.5 mm.

5 ply.

9 mm.

7 ply.

12 mm.

9 ply.

15 mm.

11 ply.

18 mm.

13 ply.

21 mm.

15 ply.

24 mm.

17 ply.

27 mm.

19 ply.

30 mm.

21 ply.

35 mm.

25 ply.

40 mm.

29 ply.

45 mm.

33 ply.

50 mm.

36 ply.

Number of plies

3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 33, 36.

Depends on thickness.

Edges

Square.

Combustible

true

Average density

700 kg/m³.

MoistureContent

8–10%.

Core

Uniform and consistent core construction.

-

Third-party certification

FSC and PEFC subject to availability.

CE marked to BS EN 13986.

Colour

Natural.

Environmental information

Contains Red List materials

No

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Literature

H Birch Plywood

H Birch Plywood

Plywood: The Specifiers Guide

Plywood: The Specifiers Guide

Hanson Plywood 2022 Brochure

Hanson Plywood 2022 Brochure

H Birch Plywood for Wall Panelling & Architectural Design

H Birch Plywood for Wall Panelling & Architectural Design

H Birch Plywood for Toys, Models & Crafts

H Birch Plywood for Toys, Models & Crafts

H Birch Plywood for Structural & Engineering Applications

H Birch Plywood for Structural & Engineering Applications

H Birch Plywood for Furniture & Design

H Birch Plywood for Furniture & Design

H Birch Plywood for Cutter Dies, Laser & Waterjet Cutting

H Birch Plywood for Cutter Dies, Laser & Waterjet Cutting

H Birch Plywood for Automotive, Vehicle Body Building, Ship/Boat Building Industries

H Birch Plywood for Automotive, Vehicle Body Building, Ship/Boat Building Industries

H Birch Plywood Specifiers Guide

H Birch Plywood Specifiers Guide

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