Sustainability and Strength: Exploring the Properties and Benefits of Ecoply


Throughout the last few decades, people have become more and more conscious of the environment around them and their own effect on it. The fact that our civilisation is founded on ways that harm Mother Earth is well known to all.

So, what are eco-conscious people doing about it? Well, they are trying to come up with and/or follow newer ways that are less dependent on and harmful to nature. These innovative ideas and products come as substitutes for older methods that harm the environment.

In today’s modern age, it’s really easy to think of being eco-friendly, a line of thought many people have adopted for themselves but hardly ever put into action. The reason for this is simple—most of the time, eco-friendly ways are less convenient. Sometimes, they cost more, and other times, they are less practical than their traditional, not-so-eco-friendly counterparts.

Today, we’ll take a look at one of the few eco-friendly products that actually promises value in the form of convenience and practicality and, at the same time, contributes to our journey toward a more eco-friendly future—Ecoply.

What is Ecoply?

Ecoply is New Zealand’s (as well as Australia’s) leading brand of structural plywood that is produced using a sustainable method. It is made from renewable radiata pine grown in plantations in New Zealand.

Compared to other types of plywood, the manufacturing process of Ecoply involves low formaldehyde emissions, which makes it a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional plywood. Its sustainability makes it popular among builders, architects, and house owners who are environmentally conscious and responsible.

Uses of Ecoply

Ecoply is known for its strength, durability, and sustainability. And the brand makes them in a variety of specifications and types that are suited for a variety of applications. Let’s look at some of the more common uses of Ecoply.

Furniture Making

The smooth surface and uniform texture of Ecoply make it an ideal material for making furniture. Be it a custom, aesthetically pleasing piece or a regular kitchen cabinet for maximum functionality, Ecoply goes well with most modern-day furniture designs.

Speaking of which, there are many other ways to keep your kitchen eco-friendly, like installing an eco-friendly kitchen faucet. You can learn more about that in our article about eco-friendly kitchen faucets, where we talk about the top brands that supply them in New Zealand.

Structural Sheathing

Ecoply is commonly used as a structural sheathing material in wall and roof construction. It provides solid support and stability to the building frame and, at the same time, acts as a barrier against moisture and weathering.


There’s a separate product line called ‘Ecoply Flooring’, which is a strong structural plywood panel purpose-designed for flooring. It comes with special features such as grooved edges, an easy installation process, and a solid second veneer that makes it tough against heavy loads and impacts.


Here comes another product line—Ecoply Barrier. These plys are strong, durable, and have some moisture-resistant and sound-dampening properties, making Ecoply Barrier just the thing for partitioning bigger rooms into multiple smaller ones.

Interior Lining

The Grooved Lining panels are used for appearance; to decorate the interior of homes or offices with the natural beauty and warmth of wood without hurting forests.

Features of Ecoply

  • Eco-friendly
  • Water-resistant: Suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Fire-retardant: Unlike natural wood and plywood panels, Ecoply is hard to burn, even if torched for a long time in high heat.
  • Soundproof: For a quieter and more comfortable environment.
  • Lightweight: Good for making furniture and other DIY projects that are portable.
  • Affordable: Costs roughly the same as other types of wood and plywood.
  • Durable: Suitable for construction.

The Takeaway

Ecoply is surely a game-changer in the construction industry, providing an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to typical building materials that hurt Mother Earth. Its sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing process makes it an eco-conscious option for people looking to reduce their environmental impact.

By choosing Ecoply, we can move towards a brighter, more sustainable future for New Zealand’s construction industry. With a growing global focus on sustainability, it is imperative that we continue to embrace innovative solutions like Ecoply and build a better future for generations to come.