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  • 1. What can SHERA ply be used for?

    SHERA ply is perfect for use in interior design, renovation and construction, such as a ceiling, wall units and furniture. It works well in the presence of termites and helps prevent problems caused by moisture in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, for example bathroom counter and kitchen cabinets, or can even be used for outdoor furniture.

  • 2. What are the key features of SHERA ply?

    SHERA ply has out famous durability even in extreme weather conditions, it is water resistant, moisture resistant, termite resistant, mold resistant and fire resistant, and it does not require much maintenance. SHERA ply is non toxic and is not harmful to resident health.

  • 3. How does SHERA ply compare to other flat-board materials for ceilings and partitions?

    Gypsum board is a widely used material for ceilings and partition walls. Gypsum often has issues and disintegrates when exposed to water or moisture. In addition it can be damaged by termites and other insects. Therefore gypsum is not suitable for use in wet areas like bathrooms or kitchens, outdoor areas or in areas with a high humidity.

  • 4. How does SHERA ply compare to other materials for furniture and ceilings?

    Built-in furniture, ceilings and wall decorations are often made of plywood, MDF, or particle board. These applications can suffer from termites and from issues related to mold and water resistance and also they contain carcinogens, such as formaldehyde. In addition this material is not suitable for wet areas, or areas that require a clean and safe environment such as children’s bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and other hygienic environments such as hospitals.

  • 5. How does SHERA ply compare to other materials for door skin?

    Doors that are exposed to water or moisture, heat and cold, over prolonged periods of time, for example in outside areas need, to be made of materials that are resistant to these harsh conditions. Kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors or external doors often twist or rot due to contraction of the wood after exposure to moisture. The water resistant, moisture resistant properties of SHERA ply means that doors made from SHERA ply do not warp or rot and it is a superb solution for door skins in such areas.

  • 6. Can SHERA ply be used for outdoor furniture?

    Yes. Normal wood often swells, twist or rots when exposed to the elements. With SHERA ply there is no swelling or rotting even when exposed to water or heat, humidity and weather changes.

  • 7. Can I use SHERA ply for furniture in use in wet areas such as toilets, kitchens and bathrooms?

    Because of its water-resistant, moisture resistant properties SHERA ply is the perfect material for application in wet areas such as toilets, kitchens and bathrooms. It will not twist/swell when exposed to moisture whilst allowing contractors/carpenters to use normal adhesive methods and veneering/laminating materials.

  • 8. Can I reduce problems with insect or termites if I use SHERA ply?

    Yes, SHERA ply is life-time guaranteed against termite and boring insects. By using SHERA ply you are eliminating a basic food / nesting source for these kinds of insects, such as woodworm, ants, termite and other borer insects. However, it is also recommended that you choose termite-resistant framing materials, for example galvanized steel or aluminium or teakwood finger joint frame for your furniture, walls and ceilings.

  • 9. You want to do a ceiling and partition wall and are thinking about SHERA ply, what should you do?

    Contact SHERA distributers and your selected contractor to specify SHERA ply for your ceiling and walls. SHERA ply can be applied on timber frames or galvanized steel or general framing materials used for gypsum and plywood ceilings. SHERA ply are easily applied with a common installation practice, for more details of how to install SHERA ply see here: http://youtu.be/oOYqlvjvhDY

  • 10. If I want to replace existing furniture such as doors or plywood, can I use SHERA ply?

    If you already have furniture or doors that need replacing, or are doing new construction, SHERA ply offers superb qualities and is a viable alternative to traditional plywood. Contact your SHERA distributers, or your contractor or carpenter or interior designer to specify SHERA ply to replace sheets of plywood, which is typically used to make built-in furniture. The carpenter/contractor can use the same tools and techniques used with plywood when using SHERA ply. An interior designer can design and specify the use of plywood and veneer, and SHERA ply can be used as a replacement. A video showing detailed installation techniques can be seen here: http://youtu.be/oOYqlvjvhDY

  • 11. How can I decorate the surface of SHERA ply?

    SHERA ply can be painted with water-based wood stain or sprayed with PU Coating. It can be finished with wallpaper, high pressure laminate sheet (HPL) or a thin slice of wood (wood veneer such as oak, teak, etc.) It can be upholstered with materials such as fabric, leather and mounted with glass or other decorative materials.

  • 12. Is SHERA ply suitable for furniture?

    SHERA ply can be used as a replacement of traditional plywood in furniture and decors. It can be bent to shape and painted or laminated. You can upholster SHERA ply with fabric, leather, mount it with glass, for use on furniture and other decorative elements. Your built-in contractors will be able to assembly and install SHERA ply with their general carpentry tools.

  • 13. Do carpenters or technicians need special skills to use SHERA ply?

    SHERA ply can be cut using normal carpenter's tools and technique. Neatness and elegance of the finishing of the furniture is based on the skills of the carpenter though, so ultimately there is no substitution for a skilled craftsman!

  • 14. Is SHERA ply expensive?

    SHERA ply is comparable to AAA-furniture-grade plywood in the market but is more expensive than construction-grade plywood.

  • 15. Is it more expensive to build ceiling and partition walls using SHERA ply compared with other materials?

    Considering price per square metre, SHERA ply would be approximately 10-20% more than the cost of gypsum, however the product lasts much longer, requires less maintenance and does not need to be replaced and maintenance as frequently.

  • 16. Is it more expensive to build ceiling and partition walls using SHERA ply compared with other materials?

    In this application SHERA ply is similarly priced but will generally last for much longer. It is possible to use SHERA ply as an alternative to plywood when making furniture as it can also be worked in the same way. SHERA ply does not require any special carpentry skills compared with normal plywood. However, it is advisable to learn how to use SHERA ply from our various installation videos.

  • 17. Formaldehyde is a dangerous substance, it is contained in many interior construction materials - how about SHERA ply?

    Formaldehydes are substances used in manufacture of interior construction materials and they are known to cause irritation if inhaled, allergies and other ailments. They are classified as carcinogens according to the classifications used by WHO (World Health Organization). They are most frequently found in particle board, carpet glue, veneer and laminate sheets. There is no formaldehyde in SHERA ply whatsoever.

  • 1. Where can I use SHERA ply?

    SHERA ply is a fiber-composite panel and alternative to traditional plywood for use in all interior applications, including ceilings, wall panels, and built-in furniture, it is especially suited for wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms or outdoor furniture, which are all susceptible to the threat of humidity and termites. With its unique and green properties, SHERA ply benefits your customers across all building types such as residential, hospitality and retail. Its durability reduces the maintenance concern in public spaces with heavy traffic such as schools and universities or government buildings.

  • 2. What are SHERA ply’s excellent properties?

    SHERA ply has our famous durability even in extreme weather conditions. It is water resistant, moisture resistant, termite resistant, mold resistant and fire resistant, and requires minimal maintenance. SHERA ply is non toxic and does not contain any toxins that are harmful to your health.

  • 3. How is SHERA ply different or better than typical fibre cement board?

    SHERA ply is an innovative fibre composite panel which has been especially developed to meet the demands of interior designers and to support the interior carpenters/contractor’s workability. Its distinctive features which exceed the limitation of other fibre cement board are; 1) Highly workable with general carpentry’s tools and equipment: Typical fibre cement board was initially designed for architectural and outdoor functions. It was exceptionally strong yet had poor workability. It required heavy duty cutting blades such as diamond cutter blades, which were used in stone and tile cutting, or PCD diamond fiber-cement cutter in order to cut, plane, and edge profile the boards. As a consequence, they were not very popular among interior contractors and carpenters since they cannot deliver the quality required to meet interior joinery standards. On the other hand, SHERA ply is newly designed to be cut, fixed, profiled, drilled, lined, coated, and installed with general woodworking tools. Carpenters and interior contractors can work with SHERA ply without changing their tools and practice. 2) Even calibration and fine-smooth surface SHERA ply’s surface has been calibrated and fine sanded to meet the same surface quality of particle board and MDF. Therefore, the precise working standards can be achieved effortlessly. Furthermore, SHERA ply’s fine smooth surface performs as a perfect finish when using HPL, veneer, and spray paint, an attribute that normal fibre-cement boards cannot replicate.

  • 4. How is SHERA ply, as ceiling boards and wall panels, better than other materials?

    Traditionally, carpenters used gypsum board in ceilings and wall partitions. However, it is prone to termite infestation and, in situations with high humidity, supports the growth of mold and consequently falls apart. So, gypsum board would not be able to last long in bathrooms, kitchens, and in outdoor areas.

  • 5. How is SHERA ply used in decorative panels and built-in furniture and how is it better than other materials?

    Built-in furniture, ceilings and wall decorations are often made of MDF or particle board. These applications can suffer from termites and from issues related to mold and water resistance and also they contain carcinogens, such as formaldehyde. In addition this material is not suitable for wet areas, or areas that require a clean and safe environment such as child’s bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and more hygienic environments such as hospitals.

  • 6. How does SHERA ply compare to other materials for doors?

    Doors that are exposed to water or moisture, heat and cold, over prolonged time, for example in outside areas, need to be made of materials that are resistant to these harsh conditions. Kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors or external doors often twist or rot due to contraction of the wood after exposure to moisture. The water resistant, moisture resistant properties of SHERA ply mean that it is a perfect plywood replacement and doors made from SHERA ply do not warp or rot and it is a superb solution for doors / skins of doors in these areas.

  • 7. Can furniture made of SHERA ply be used outdoors?

    Yes. Normal wood often swells, twist or rots when exposed to weather. With SHERA ply there is no swelling or rotting even when exposed to water or heat, humidity and weather changes.

  • 8. Can I select SHERA ply for furniture such as toilets, kitchens and wet areas?

    Because of its water-resistant, moisture resistant properties SHERA ply is the perfect material for application in wet areas such as toilets, kitchens and bathrooms. It will not twist/swell when exposed to moisture. Nevertheless; for wet area furniture, you should instruct your contractor or specify in your designs to apply SHERA ply with water-resistant adhesive and finishing materials.

  • 9. Can ceilings, walls, doors, and furniture made of SHERA ply reduce termite problems and in what way?

    Yes, SHERA ply is life-time guaranteed against termite and borer insects. By using SHERA ply you are eliminating a basic food / nesting source for these kinds of insects, such as woodworm, ants, termites and borer insects. Choosing termite-resistant framing materials for example galvanized steel or aluminium or teakwood jointing is recommended for your furniture, walls and ceilings.

  • 10. What should I do if I want to use SHERA ply for ceiling boards and wall panels?

    Specify SHERA ply and instruct your contractor to use SHERA ply for the ceiling and walls. SHERA ply can be fastened to timber frames or galvanized steel or general framing materials used for gypsum and plywood ceilings. SHERA ply can be installed easily using common installation practices. For more details on SHERA ply application and installation please visit http://www.sherasolution.com/sheraply/en/index.html#/Product/Application-instructions

  • 11. What should I do if I want to use SHERA ply in furniture or doors?

    You can use SHERA ply without any effect on your original design just by specify SHERA ply instead of traditional plywood on your specification document or construction drawing; or by instructing your contractor. Carpenters and contractors will be able to work with SHERA ply without changing their general tools and techniques. For detailed information on its application and installation, please visit http://www.sherasolution.com/sheraply/en/index.html#/Product/Application-guildeline

  • 12. What finish can I choose for SHERA ply?

    Any interior finishing can be applied to SHERA ply, ranging from water-based wood stain, PU-spray painting, wallpaper, HPL laminate sheet, wood veneer, fabric or leather upholstery and mirror or glass mountings; or indeed any other kind of material. With SHERA ply, you can get better laminate and adhesive qualities; plus, spray painting will never be easier as SHERA ply consumes less putty and base paint than plywood due to its fine smooth surface.

  • 13. Can SHERA ply be used for furniture?

    SHERA ply can replace plywood for all types of furniture and any and all interior projects. It can be bent, painted, laminated, veneered, upholstered, or finished with any finishing material – so in short, every type of furniture design is possible!

  • 14. Can we bend SHERA ply and how?

    SHERA ply is flexible and can be bent using the following methods… (See the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYL_pHDeHuM\)

    1) Dry bending: You can build your frame to the desired radius of curvature and fix SHERA ply directly to it according to this table.

    Panel thickness (mm.)

    Minimum bend radius (mm.)

    Parallel to grain direction

    4 mm. 600 mm.
    6 mm. 800 mm.
    8 mm. 1,200 mm.

    2) Wet bending: A wet 4 mm. piece of SHERA ply can be bent to a minimum bend radius of 300 mm.

  • 15. Do I require a specialist carpenter to build doors or furniture from SHERA ply?

    No, you don’t because SHERA ply can be cut and fixed by general carpentry tools and techniques. In this case, the beauty and intricacy of the finished furniture depends on the personal skills and creativity of the carpenter.

  • 16. Is SHERA ply expensive?

    SHERA ply doesn’t cost you more than top quality plywood or regular furniture, but its price is higher than construction plywood.

  • 17. Will ceilings and walls made of SHERA ply be more costly than other materials?

    The price per square meter is 10-20% higher than ceilings/walls made of normal grade gypsum boards, and close to those made of plywood or waterproof gypsum boards, but SHERA ply has a considerably longer life due to its unique properties, this results in cost savings through the product life cycle.

  • 18. Will doors and furniture made of SHERA ply end up being more costly than other materials?

    They are approximately the same in price because the cost of raw materials, fittings, supplies, and tools do not differ. If the carpenter is uncertain about how to work with this innovative material, please study the product’s application procedures from the informative video provided on the website. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYL_pHDeHuM

  • 19. Why is Formaldehyde dangerous and where can it typically be found in the home?

    Formaldehyde is an irritating substance and a major carcinogen according to the World Health Organization. Heavy inhalation can trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms. Formaldehyde is used as adhesive in particle boards, MDF boards, laminated boards, plywood, and carpeting. SHERA ply does not contain any Formaldehyde and is completely toxin free and safe to use.