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Avetek Balsa

With over 50 years experience in the balsa wood industry, Avetek Balsa is source internationally from certified sustainable sources, mainly from Papa New Guinea, delivering our customers the best quality balsa wood with outstanding service, at the right price.

Balsa is made available through Avetek Limited in 915 mm and 1220mm lengths with widths of 75 mm and 100 mm.

The thickness’s range from 0.8mm through to 12.5 mm in sheet form as well as a range of stick and block sizes.

There is also the opportunity for finger jointed larger sizes (2250 mm long) but these must be purchased in bulk on a consignment basis.



We stock a range of plywood for the modelling industry and generally have stocks of the following:
Birch         5 layer 0.4mm through to 3.0 mm and 3 layer 3.0mm
Hoop        1.5, 3.0, and 6.5 mm
Poplar      3.0, 4.0 and 6.5 mm (light ply)
Bass         0.6, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0 mm
Gaboon    4.0, 6.0 and 9.0 mm

These types and sizes are generally held in stock along with other types and sizes as they become available.


Hardwood and Dowel

We cut own stock of hardwood sticks from ash, beech and Siberian larch and import beech Dowel products – enquire for complete stock list.

Strip 915mm (36″)
Available from 1.6mm to 12.5mm thick

Strip 1220mm (48″)
Available from 1.6mm to 12.5mm thick

Hardwood Dowel
Available from 3mm to 10mm diameter

Custom size spars
We can cut custom Size spars and sticks from a wide range of timber to length up to 2.5m and 25mm thickness. Please enquire what you need for your project, we can provide quotes or the materials.


Engine Bearers

We import and stock a range of engine bearers – enquire for complete stock list.

6.5 x 6.5 x 300         6.5 x 9.5 x 300

9.5 x 9.5 x 300         9.5 x 12.5 x 300

12.5 x 12.5 x 300    12.5 x 19 x 300

16 x 16 x 300