External Use

Plywood is an excellent choice for external use in semi-exposed areas, provided the type of plywood is correctly specified.

For semi-external applications, Austral Plywoods ariaply, Endurapanel® and connectaply.


ariaply is a factory finished, plywood feature panel that is ready to install. Perfect for ceilings, soffits and internal walls, it is available in 6 attractive colours to suit any project. Made from high quality exterior Hoop Pine plywood, ariaply is a premium product throughout, finished with a unique 3 coat system that provides both good looks and durability.

Fully manufactured in Australia, ariaply is backed by a 7 year coating warranty.


connectaply offers an easy to install, plank effect using connecting plywood sections, finished with the same high quality ariaply coating. connectaply can be installed in a variety of ways: brickwork or grid, horizontal or vertical - even diagonal patterns are possible.


Endurapanel® is a Hoop Pine plywood panelling system that achieves the look of a traditional slat wall or ceiling, beautifully designed for appearance and installation ease. Endurapanel® is fully manufactured in Australia and backed by a 7 year coating warranty. An acoustic option is also available for Endurapanel®, designed to reduce unwanted noise and echo. Endurapanel® is perfect for house and commercial building soffits, outdoor entertaining areas, balcony ceilings and shop fitouts.

Remember - both ariaply and Endurapanel® are backed by a written 7 year coating warranty in addition to our standard 25 year bond warranty, making ariaply and Endurapanel® the only plywood products available with an external warranty.

Comparison Chart

Typical uses
Ceilings, soffits, internal walls, shop fitouts
Eaves, soffits, outdoor entertaining areas, balcony ceilings, internal walls, shop fitouts
Eaves, soffits, outdoor entertaining areas, balcony ceilings, shop fitouts
100% Hoop Pine plywood
100% Australian made
Flat sheet
Connecting planks
Slat wall
Acoustic option
Colour range
Natural Hoop, Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Jarrah, Walnut, Ebony
Bond warranty
25 years
Coating warranty
7 years
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