Ethically sourced plywood
Our Made in Britain range is crafted using only plywood that is guaranteed to have come from sustainable and ethically managed sources, true to our company’s commitment to sustainability. We’re glad to maintain that high standard and pay it forward to our customers. Sustainably sourced wood often comes with a higher price tag, but we certainly wouldn’t work with anything else!
What’s our Grade?
Having whittled down our wood selection to sustainably sourced only – it is time to look to grading. There’s a vast array of types of plywood available, which is graded from A (highest) to D (lowest). We only use B or B/C grade plywood (or above), which is characterised by a smooth surface – with few, if any, minor flaws – and solid foundations. As well as delivering the strength we need, the smart, knot-free surfaces make the undersides of our skates ideal for applying vinyl logos or stencils, too.
To Veneer or Not to Veneer?
The high demand for the personalised skates that our customers so love is also the reason you will find we avoid using veneered wood, the grainy surface of which does not lend itself well to branded stencils and vinyls. Hardwood ply veneers, when brand new, look great – but being so thin, veneers are susceptible to chipping and flaking over time and use. This gives an unprofessional tarnish and it’s just not ‘what we’re about’ at Evo Supplies – we live to ensure our skates and dollies to look fabulous and perform brilliantly for years to come.
How Does it Measure Up?
We typically use plywood of no less than 18mm in thickness – another secret behind the unrivalled strength and stability of all of our Made in Britain skates. When used in conjunction with the right top-quality castors, and with loads distributed correctly and evenly across the dolly, 18mm plywood has enough tensile strength to carry loads of 500-600kg.
Some of our UK-made skates – like the wonderful Mighty Mover – can even support loads up to 1 tonne! That’s thanks to the 36mm thick, sturdy plywood from only the most reliable, ethical sources.
We do have to mention that our team’s collective knowledge, passion and drive plays a large part in the performance and quality of our UK-made products… We know – of course we ‘wood’ say that… but don’t just take our word for it! Check out our Testimonials page and social media channels to find past and recurring customers who have only the kindest words to say about Evo Supplies!
We’re here to help – if you’re looking for skates and dollies for your removals company, branded items, or something more specific, just give us a ring on 01206 386683 to chat through your requirements with our friendly team.