A Buyer’s Guide to Popular Sheet Timber Types

softwood plywood

If you’re in the market for sheet timber, you may be overwhelmed by all of the different types and varieties available. From hardboard and hardwood plywood to chipboard and MDF, there are a lot of options to choose from. We are a Somerset sheet timber supplier and this guide will help you determine which type is right for your project.


Hardboard is a type of sheet timber that is made of wood fibres that are compressed and bonded together with resin. It has a smooth surface, making it suitable for painting or wallpapering. Hardboard is commonly used as floor underlayment and in furniture projects. If you’re looking for hardboard sheet timber south west, give us a call or drop into Brookridge store.

Plywood Supplier Somerset

Plywood is usually made from thin layers of wood veneer that are glued together with an adhesive. The most common type of plywood is softwood plywood, which is typically used for construction projects. There are also other types of plywood such as marine plywood (which is waterproof) and is, as the name suggests, used in the manufacture of Marine Craft and in high quality construction work where replacement of a failed item would be prohibitively expensive. Hardwood plywood has a harder surface -we stock Q-Mark hardwood plywood.

hardwood plywood

Chipboard Supplier Somerset

Chipboard is made from wood chips or particles that have been compressed into sheets or panels. They are often used in the construction industry for applications such as flooring, walls, ceilings, and furniture. Chipboard can also be used in DIY projects like shelves or cabinets. We are a sheet timber supplier, including chipboard, and a timber trader supplying all kinds of building timber.

MDF Supplier South West

MDF/medium-density fiberboard is a type of composite material made from recycled wood fibers that have been broken down into small particles and then combined with wax or resin binding agents. MDF has several advantages over solid wood because it’s more stable, consistent in color, and resistant to warping and shrinking due to changes in humidity levels. MDF can be used for furniture projects such as tables, cabinets, shelving units, etc., as well as decorative pieces like picture frames or plaques. If you’re looking for an MDF supplier in Somerset, give us a call or drop by our Brookridge Store.



OSB/oriented strand board is similar to chipboard but stronger because it uses longer strands of wood that have been oriented lengthwise instead of crosswise like chipboard. OSB also has a higher density than chipboard so it’s more durable and resistant to moisture damage than other types of sheet timber materials like particle board or MDF. It’s commonly used in the construction industry for roofing applications but can also be used for DIY projects like flooring or shelving units where strength and durability are needed, or for putting up boarding/hoarding around building sites and other projects. We are a Somerset OSB3 supplier.

Sheet Timber Supplies South West

As you can see there are many different types of sheet timber available on the market today each with its own set of advantages depending on your specific needs and application requirements. Knowing what type you need before beginning your project will save time money while ensuring that you get the best quality product possible at the lowest cost! With this buyer’s guide you now know what popular types of sheet timber exist so you don’t have to spend time researching them all individually before deciding on one! That’s why it’s important to do your research ahead of time – so take advantage of this helpful guide today!

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