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We pride ourselves on ethical business practices, technical and logistical support as well as quality timber products.

Welcome to Universal Plywoods & Timbers, your ultimate destination for high-quality timber solutions! We are a leading supplier of top-notch timber products that cater to a wide range of industries and applications. Our commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability has made us the go-to source for customers around the world who demand the best in timber materials.

At Universal Plywoods & Timbers, we take great pride in our extensive range of plywood products, which includes everything from standard hardwood and softwood plywoods to more specialised products such as fire-resistant, marine-grade, and decorative plywoods. Whether you are looking for high-performance materials for construction, furniture, or industrial applications, we have you covered.


News & Projects

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WISA-Trans Mk2 with slate stone pattern: an investment in the future

For three decades, WISA-Trans birch plywood has been a top choice for vehicle flooring and other end uses that require strength and long-lived, wear-resistant coating. Now, the WISA classic has been updated with a new pattern under the name WISA-Trans Mk2. The excellent technical properties remain the same. 


Timber Cladding: Tips and Tricks

Are you keen to give your space a fresh new look that exudes rustic charm and timeless elegance? Look no further than timber cladding, the secret weapon in every South African builder's toolkit. At Universal Plywoods & Timbers, we're here to assist you in mastering the art of cladding and transforming your space into a thing of beauty. So grab your tools and let's get cladding!


Unveiling the Beauty and Benefits of Thermowood Saunas: A South African Perspective

Focusing on the world of relaxation and rejuvenation with a South African twist: At Universal Plywoods & Timbers, we’re proud to partner with Lunawood as they promote the wonders of Thermowood saunas, and trust us, once you experience the magic, you’ll never look back.



Let's talk about your new project. We have warehouses in Ballito, Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. Contact us for more info.



Frequent Questions

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Our experienced team of professionals

Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service, ensuring that you get the right product for your needs, on time and within budget. We work closely with our customers to understand their requirements and provide expert advice and guidance throughout the entire process.

Our experienced staff can provide expert advice and guidance to help you determine the best timber for your specific needs. Factors to consider include the intended use of the timber, the environment in which it will be used, and your budget.

Hardwoods come from deciduous trees that shed their leaves annually, while softwoods come from evergreen trees. Hardwoods are generally denser and stronger than softwoods, but they can be more expensive.

Our timber is typically kiln-dried to a moisture content of between 10% and 15%, which helps to ensure stability and prevent warping.

Yes, we source our timber from sustainably managed forests and suppliers who adhere to responsible environmental practices.

Yes, we offer custom cutting and milling services to ensure that your timber is cut to the exact specifications you need.

We stock a wide range of sizes to suit various applications, from small sections for DIY projects to larger sections for construction.

We offer a wide range of timber types including hardwoods, softwoods, treated pine, and composite materials.
Timber grades are based on the quality and appearance of the wood, and they can vary depending on the species. Generally, timber is graded as A, B, C, or D with A being the highest quality and D being the lowest.


See What Clients Are Saying

William BarnettWilliam Barnett
12:55 12 Apr 22
Lovely odours from nature's wood. Was searching for wood for model airplane, but universal is geared to wholesale supply.
Rob FowlerRob Fowler
18:10 10 Mar 22
An awesome resource for specialist wood products. For me especially LiteWood ply. Such a great place with wonderful staff and super wood products. Belinda and Daniel and the rest of the team are great and make shopping there such a pleasure.
Yaseen CassimYaseen Cassim
16:36 04 Dec 21
Going to be doing some collaborations with these guys, they have a wide variety of plywood suited for any need or project. Thumbs up to Brian who assisted me from the get go.
Marius SenekalMarius Senekal
14:21 10 Nov 20
Very enjoyable experience visiting these guys. Very professional outfit, Welcoming staff, good product range, and the service I got was superb. In todays world where most staff think they are doing you a favour by assisting you, I was gobsmacked with the service I got from Paulina. They will definately see me again..
Jason MarizaJason Mariza
09:37 29 Jul 20
Love this placeIf you need laminated timber products come take a good look at what they can do for youYou will be pleasantly surprised at what they can do
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