Handiply® Utilityclad - Texture

Handiply® Utilityclad Texture is commonly referred to as down grade plywood cladding, downgrade or seconds cladding. It is a band-sawn plywood panel sourced from downgraded Shadowclad® exterior cladding.

Utilityclad Texture product has a band-sawn face profile.

Utilityclad Texture is not suitable as an exterior cladding where a high level of visual finish and/or compliance with NZ Building Code clause E2 is required.

Recommended cladding applications include, but are not limited to: sheds and barns, farm buildings and general utility buildings.

For applications such as residential and commercial cladding, which require a high level of visual finish and/or compliance with NZ Building Code clause E2, you must use Shadowclad first-grade exterior cladding. The use of Utilityclad plywood cladding in these applications is not permitted.

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Features & Benefits

  • Manufactured from sustainably-grown NZ plantation pine
  • Textured profile features a band-sawn face
  • Sheet thicknesses: 12mm (nominal)
  • Sheet dimensions: 2440/2745 x 1216mm. All sheets feature a shiplap joint on long sheet sides (actual effective sheet width is 1200mm)
  • Available H3.2 CCA treated or LOSP treated (subject to availability)
  • Low formaldehyde emission (E0)
  • FSC® certified (SCS-COC-001316) upon request


Handiply Utilityclad is produced under a strict quality control programme and is an ‘A Bond’ construction.

Downgrade plywood claddings, such as Utilityclad manufactured by CHH Ply, will meet the structural and durability requirements of the NZ Building Code (Clause B2). However CHH Ply will not warrant downgrade plywood cladding used in applications required to meet Clause E2 of the NZ Building Code or any issues relating to surface appearance or finish of the product.


Handiply UtilitycladTexture NZ

Information Bulletin

Treated Timber and Plywood Hazard Class Quick Guide

Treated timber and plywood hazard class Quick Guide.

Technical Note

Moulds on Timber

Technical Note relating to moulds on timber.

Trouble with Substitutes

Think hard and check before substituting one building product for another. Get it wrong and you could be creating quality issues and have trouble getting a Code Compliance Certificate.

Handiply Utilityclad Cladding Technical Note

Handiply Utilityclad Cladding Technical Note.


Handiply SDS Untreated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Handiply SDS H3.1 LOSP Azole Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.

Handiply SDS H3.2 CCA Treated Plywood

Chemwatch Safety Data Sheet.