The benefits of ply lining your van

Buying a new van for your business can be expensive, so it’s natural that you’ll want to protect your investment. Ply lining the inside of your van is the best way of maintaining the look and condition of the vehicle. In this guide, we look at the benefits of ply lining your van.

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What is ply lining?

Ply lining uses sheets of plywood to line the inside of a van. Plywood is a sheet material made from several layers of wood veneer that are glued together. Cheap and durable, plywood is perfect for cutting into sections to fit inside a van.

What are the benefits?

There is a lot to consider when buying a van. You’ll need to decide if you need a large engine, a long, medium or short wheelbase, and how heavy your loads will be. With all that to mull over, you may be forgiven for forgetting one of the most important aspects of owning a new van – how to maintain the condition and value of the vehicle and the goods inside.

Fixing plywood to the inside of your van is essential, if you plan on carrying heavy goods and tools in the back. Ply lining will protect your goods from scratches and rust from the internal body of the van. The wood sheets will also protect your van from heavy items that move about in the back, ensuring the inside of your van stays in one piece.

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Plylining your van will also give your vehicle a professional look and will also hold the resale value of the vehicle when you come to sell or exchange it.

Ply lining can be added to all sizes of van, from small panel vans to long wheelbase vans. For ideas on which ply lining is best for you, visit sites like

How much will my van need?

The type of ply lining and how much you’ll need will depend on the type of cargo you’ll be transporting. For heavy duty work, you will require a fully ply lined van. If your cargo is lighter and less likely to cause damage, then you may be able to ply line just the cargo floor, sides and doors. Ply lining will affect the payload of your van, so take this into consideration before you get the work done.