Product Feature: Products for Staging

Here at DHH Panel Products, we stock a wide range of slip-resistant birch plywood that is suitable for staging and events – including products for stage floors, decking, platforms, steps, walkways, tiered-seating, grandstands and marquee flooring.  

When designing stage-decking or arena seating it’s essential to specify the appropriate material; as it will have to support both UDL and concentrated loads. It will also need to provide a level of slip-resistance and be durable enough to withstand exterior conditions.

We stock phenolic film overlaid birch plywood, both of which are perfect for the job; and widely used within the events sector for a range of structural applications. By using a recommended high-quality European Birch plywood – such as Riga Tex or Riga Heska Plus – you can be sure that it has been rigorously tested to ensure consistent quality and performance; and that it meets all EU and International standards.

Both of these products have a durable phenolic-film overlay, and a slip resistant surface; and all edges are sealed with an acrylic resin paint. Other technical properties include:

  • Manufactured in accordance with EN 13986;
  • Birch throughout core for strength and stability (1.45mm cross-banded birch veneers ), with good Impact-resistance;
  • Fully exterior bonded to EN 314-2: Class 3 with thermosetting ECOlogical Resins;
  • Tough, weather-resistant overlay that also has good chemical-resistance;
  • Slip-resistance values of R10 to R13 DIN 51130 (dependant on product);
  • Good strength-to-weight ratio and Screw-holding properties;
  • Good wear-resistance (overlay also bespoke to order for greater wear-resistance);
  • A light weight of 38Kgs (for an 18mm thickness, 1220mm x 2440mm panel), or 32Kgs for a 15mm panel.
  • Fully FSC® and PEFC™ Certified;

Both products are available in a range of colours, including Dark Brown, Silver-Grey, Light Grey and Black. Green and Yellow are additionally available to forward order. The following sizes & thicknesses are available for swift delivery across the UK as part of our ex-stock portfolio:

  • 1220mm x 2440mm: 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 24mm
  • 1525mm x 3050mm: 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 24mm

Want to know more? Give us a call on 01708 864245, email – or head over to our dedicated Specialist Birch Plywood page for our full range of suitable products.

*Steph Plaster is one of our resident Technical Plywood Experts; and has a wealth of experience and knowledge around using Plywood for advanced applications.