What Plywood

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by AngryAndy, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. AngryAndy

    AngryAndy Well-Known Member

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    A few real simple question here guys that may not have simple straightforward answers.

    What plywood do you guys use?
    Grades, thickness, manufacturer.

    Why do you use you Plywood of choice?
    Cost, quality.

    What is your chosen source?
    Distributor (who), direct from manufacturer.

    Purchase patterns
    Bulk and stored in warehouse, as and when required.
     
  2. Simon Grimley

    Simon Grimley Well-Known Member

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    Either FG-1 or SP101. 6mm usually. Thicker if required.

    Quality and BS

    Wholesaler

    As and when
     
  3. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Much the same as above. FG1 or SP101 and always distribution, nearly always direct to site.
    Normally I stick to one supplier, but at the moment, whoever is cheapest.
     
  4. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Same, always have a few sheets, just in case, but with next day delivery, no point storing it, just order it a week in advance of each job
     
  5. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Yes sp101 or FG1 , feather joints twice and sand down with orbital sander
    Buy from the cheapest supplier I can find.
     
  6. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Who is your cheapest supplier at the minute Daz ?
    Ive got one is Bristol in the next week or so, and not bought any for a while.
     
  7. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    I local north west one but they have put prices up today.
     
  8. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I need over 60 sheets of 8x4 6mm for next week.
    Just checked and one of my suppliers is now at £31.95 -30%
    I quoted the job a year ago, so thats a kick up the bollox !
     
  9. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Prices have gone stupid £76+vat per sheet for 18mm sp101
     
  10. mjfl

    mjfl Well-Known Member

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    What's FG1 at then?
     
  11. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    No one I asked has FG1.
    Only option was Chinese or Sp101. I did find one Malaysian suppler, but no stock, and un able to give a quote due to rising shipping costs.
     
  12. Distinctive Adam

    Distinctive Adam Well-Known Member

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    Softlay fleece anything over chipboard, cheaper and faster
     
  13. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Yo

    You got an account with Garrards Neil?
    Mine showing over 1000 sheets in stock of both
     
  14. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I don`t mate no. I tried Hedlam, C&F, STS and a couple of others. This job is local to me, but many of my jobs are across the Uk so I really need distribution nationally for most orders.
     
  15. Simon Grimley

    Simon Grimley Well-Known Member

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    Check Solent Wholesale in Chichester mate. Think they can do pallets nationally for ply and prices aren’t horrific for Sp101 from memory.
     
  16. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Lionvest direct for the fg1?


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  17. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    I have, but some time ago now. They were only really interested in pallets, and I don`t have the space to store them, or a central location.
    It was cheaper, but more trouble than it was worth.
     

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