Sheet Materials

At Glynns we stock a very comprehensive range of sheet material for all applications of your building or joinery requirements.

Sheet Material is the term given to timber products usually in 8' x 4' dimensions. The thickness can vary and the type of material also varies depending on the application. Our sales staff will be happy to recommend the most appropriate and cost efficient material for your requirement.

Plywood

Plywood is a type of engineered board made from thin sheets of wood, called plies or wood veneers. The layers are glued together, each with its grain at right angles to adjacent layers for greater strength. There are usually an odd number of plies, as the symmetry makes the board less prone to warping, and the grain on the outside surfaces runs in the same direction. The plies are bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, usually phenol formaldehyde resin, making plywood a type of composite material. Plywood is sometimes called the original engineered wood.

A common reason for using plywood instead of plain wood is its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength. In addition, plywood can be manufactured in sheets far wider than the trees from which it was made. It has replaced many dimensional timbers on construction applications for these reasons.

We also stock sheets of laminated wood and chipboards. Give our staff's team a call today or email them with your enquiry.