Walls & Ceilings

Create warmth and ambience with Hoop Pine plywood walls & ceilings.  We offer a range of options to suit your project.

Premium clear finish - If a clear finish is specified we recommend Austral Premium AC for the most clear and consistent faces.  Ask for our interior glueline to achieve a lighter and brighter colour compared to exterior gluelines. Interior products are hot pressed at lower temperatures and shorter periods, thereby maintaining a light, natural appearance. The interior glueline is white in colour, thus eliminating any "bleed through" issues that could otherwise affect appearance. (Read more about Australian Standards for "A" Veneer.)

Natural finish - When a more natural appearance that emphasises the woodgrain is desired, we recommend Austral Natural BB. Austral Natural BB makes a feature of the natural swirls and grain of Hoop Pine - every sheet is unique! (Read more about Australian Standards for "B" Veneer.)

Fire Resistance - Group 1, 2 and 3 options are available. Download the Wall & Ceiling Table 3 BCA (Material Groups Permitted) information sheet. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Austral Pre-Finishing

Whether you decide on clear, natural or fire retardant options, we recommend Austral pre-finishing for the best result (click for more information).

Featured Project - Perth Arena

Perth Arena is an entertainment and sporting arena in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia. Jointly designed by architectural firms ARM Architecture and CCN Group, its design is based on the Eternity puzzle, and will hold up to 13,910 spectators for tennis events, 14,846 for basketball and a maximum of 15,500 for concerts. The venue has a retractable roof, 36 luxury appointed corporate suites, a 680-bay underground car park, 5 dedicated function spaces, and touring trucks can drive directly onto the arena floor.

Featured Project - Brisbane Supreme and District Courts

Recently opened in August 2012, the new Brisbane Supreme and District Court is one of Brisbane’s most significant buildings in decades. The $570 million project took 4 years to complete, and houses 39 courtrooms over 64,000m2 of floorspace. The building occupies an entire city block. Austral Plywoods is proud to have been involved with this high profile project, having supplied over 12,000 sheets of appearance grade Hoop Pine plywood for use as wall linings and furniture.  

Featured Project - Melbourne Recital Centre

The new Melbourne Recital Centre is a 1000 seat $75m auditorium designed to be acoustically perfect. The walls and ceilings are lined with Austral Plywoods "A" grade Hoop Pine plywood, specifically chosen for its acoustic and aesthetic properties. The inside of the auditorium is quite amazing, "like walking around inside a well crafted musical instrument".

Important - Before using oil based coatings & stains, ensure that they are compatible with Hoop Pine plywood.  Although we do recommend water based finishes, stains from Livos Australia have been tested and approved by Austral Plywoods as being suitable for use with Hoop Pine plywood.  Other oil based coatings are not recommended on plywood where the finished job will be subject to close scrutiny. Other oil based coatings tend to penetrate the face veneer of the plywood and strongly highlight the natural figure in the timber, darkening it considerably. In many applications this may not be desirable. Other oil based stains also tend to swell the grain of the surface veneer, again potentially disfiguring the plywood.

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