difference between structural plywood and WBP plywood

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by CoolNGroovy, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. CoolNGroovy

    CoolNGroovy New Member

    Hi guys,

    just wondered what the difference was between structural ply, and WBP ply. I know that WBP is water boiling proof, and can be used externally, just wondered what structural offers over/under WBP.

    Going to be replacing floorboards for an ensuite that will be tiled, and am planning on using WBP currently, but just wanted to know the difference.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. I generally found the hardwood face of WBP ply better finished and less likely to delaminate.

    I'm sure the carpenters will be along with far more technical detail.
     
  3. tbc2006

    tbc2006 New Member

    Hi guys,

    just wondered what the difference was between
    structural ply, and WBP ply. I know that WBP is water
    boiling proof, and can be used externally, just
    wondered what structural offers over/under WBP.

    Going to be replacing floorboards for an ensuite that
    will be tiled, and am planning on using WBP
    currently, but just wanted to know the difference.

    Thanks guys!

    Structural ply meets the standards of BS 5268 which is the structural use of timber code of practice.
     
  4. CoolNGroovy

    CoolNGroovy New Member

    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Not knowing BS5268, i'm assuming that either can be used for flooring?

    As it will be used for flooring in an ensuite (along with thermal aquapanel and tiles on top), i'll use the WBP as an extra safety feature due to the possibility of water being around.
     
  5. Charlie Far!ey

    Charlie Far!ey New Member

    WBP is the acronymn for Water Boiled Proofing a form of treatment for making polywood to an exterior grade and water resistant - The BS is the documented standard by which is is tested and may apply to many materials as it is the test and not tthe material necessarily that is the criteria of the BS test. It is more than adequate for flooring and the best choice to make
     
  6. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Wrong AGAIN chartley Fartly.


    WBP = Weather and Boil Proof


    Get outa here!

    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  7. bigjules

    bigjules New Member

  8. bigjules

    bigjules New Member

  9. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

  10. bigjules

    bigjules New Member

  11. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Yep. But it's still 'Weather & Boil Proof'.



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  12. Charlie Far!ey

    Charlie Far!ey New Member

    Errrrrr so what - Its weather resistant and suitable for outdoor use

    Some say its water boiled some say different so what?

    Stop wasting your lives chasing stupid pedantic differences. You are not rectifying errors but indeed stirring for a ruck - Shut up and be constructive
     
  13. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    It is constructive, Fartly, to have an inkling before you open your gob.



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  14. BodekG

    BodekG New Member

    refreshing topic :) - do any of you think this board is good to be used outside shed? (i`m planning to build one myslef)
     
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Which one?
     
  16. BodekG

    BodekG New Member

    WBP plywood board - i was thinking about 5mm
     
  17. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select


    "It was good while it lasted."
     
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  18. Spudrick

    Spudrick New Member

     
  19. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Good first post :)
     
  20. Spudrick

    Spudrick New Member

    WBP weather bonded proof (member of TRADA)
     

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