With a lots of different pallet options, we have put together a short guide to the various pallets so you can identify the type you will need.

Timber Pallets

Timber pallets are an exceptional choice because they are sturdy and can be tailored to your needs. They are also the green choice as timber is highly recyclable and manufacturing process produces less CO2 emissions; many unwanted pallets can be given a new lease of life after some minor refurbishment.

We’ve listed the most common types of reconditioned timber pallets below.

Plastic Pallets

Plastic pallets may not be as friendly to the environment, but they still prove a reliable, strong and lightweight alternative to timber products. They are also easier to clean, maintain, can withstand major temperature changes and do not need to be heat treated when used within international shipping.

ISPM15 – International Exportation

If you choose timber pallets for use within international exports, you will need them to be heat treated to comply with regulation ISPM15. We are audited every 6 months to ensure our on-site heat treatment plant and ISPM15 documentation and procedures comply the ISPM15 regulations.

We also offer heat treatment on timber products not manufactured by ourselves for your convenience.

UK Transportation

If you are shipping within the UK only, you are not required to heat treat your pallets.

If you are still unsure of which pallet will suit your needs and the obligatory standards required, please call us to discuss your specific pallet needs in more detail, you can contact us here.

UK Standard Specifications - 1200 x 1000 mm

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 1 4 Way Entry Grade 1 Heavy Duty Short-boarded Top Deck 15-25Kg 1000Kg

Especially graded for the food industry, where cleanliness matters. Used mostly only once, and perfect for use with automated pallet loading systems. A high performance specification for heavy goods, suitable for long-term warehouse storage, hand truck and fork truck handling.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 2 4 Way Entry Grade 2 Heavy Duty Short-boarded Top Deck 15-25kg 1000kg

If cleanliness is not an issue but high performance matters, our second grade heavy goods storage and distribution solution is the answer. Suitable for long-term warehouse storage, hand truck and fork truck handling, and reliably used in automated pallet loading production lines.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 3 4 Way Entry Grade 3 Heavy Duty Long-boarded Top Deck 15-25kg 1000kg

Mixed cleanliness, suitable for long-term storage of heavy weight goods and most automated pallet loading systems. A cost effective and reliable product forwarding resolution for heavy goods in hand truck and fork truck handling environments.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 5 4 Way Entry Grade 5 Heavy Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 15-25kg 1000kg

Mixed cleanliness and top deck boarding, suitable for long-term storage of heavy weight goods and most automated palletised production lines. A cost effective and reliable product forwarding resolution for heavy goods in fork truck handling environments with easy 2 way hand truck entry.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 6 4 Way Entry Grade 6 Medium Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 12-20kg 850kg

Mixed cleanliness and top deck boarding, ideal for medium weight goods, stored for shorter stock holding periods. Perfect for smaller working environments where manual lifting is required in addition to automatic palletising, hand truck, and fork truck handling.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 7 4 Way Entry Grade 7 Medium Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 12-20kg 850kg

Mixed cleanliness and top deck boarding, suitable for most automatic palletisers and mid-term warehousing solutions for medium weight goods The easiest form of entry for hand trucks with its 3 legged base construction, and reduced end-entry breakages in fork truck handling situations.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 8 4 Way Entry Grade 8 Medium Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 12-20kg 850kg

Mixed cleanliness, top deck, and base construction, this versatile pallet provides ideal manual shrink wrapping properties, with improved load capacity with its recessed blocks. Less suited to warehousing and hand truck operations, a very price efficient fork truck forwarding solution.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 9 4 Way Entry Grade 9 Light Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 10-18kg 700kg

Mixed cleanliness and top deck boarding, suitable for short-term storage of light weight goods and most automated palletised production lines. A cost effective and reliable product forwarding resolution for lightweight goods in fork truck handling environments with easy 2 way hand truck entry.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 10 4 Way Entry Grade 10 Light Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 10-18kg 500kg

Mixed cleanliness and top deck boarding, suitable for short-term storage of light weight goods and most automated palletised production lines. A cost effective and reliable product forwarding resolution for lightweight goods in fork truck handling environments with very easy 4 way hand truck entry.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 11 2 Way Entry Grade 11 Heavy Duty Short-boarded Top Deck 15-25kg 1000kg

Entry through the 1000 mm dimension, two way entry pallets provide good levels of performance with less timber content than their four way entry equivalent, making them a very cost effective solution where four way entry is not necessary.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
UK 12 2 Way Entry Grade 12 Heavy Duty Long-boarded Top Deck 15-25kg 1000kg

Entry through the 1200 mm dimension, two way entry pallets provide good levels of performance with less timber content than their four way entry equivalent, making them a very cost effective solution where four way entry is not necessary.

EUR STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS - 1200 X 800 MM

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
EUR 1 4 Way Entry Grade 1 Heavy Duty Long-boarded Top Deck 22kg 1200kg

Especially graded for the food industry, where cleanliness matters, companies exporting to Europe will usually need to use ‘Euro’ pallets. As a standardised size across the entire EU, Specially designed for use in rail freight, suitable for long-term warehouse storage, hand truck and fork truck handling, and automatic palletisers.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
EUR 2 4 Way Entry Grade 2 Heavy Duty Long-boarded Top Deck 22kg 1200kg

If cleanliness is not an issue but exporting to the EU, our second grade heavy goods storage and distribution solution is the answer. Suitable for long-term warehouse storage, hand truck and fork truck handling, and reliably used in automated pallet loading production lines.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
EUR 3 4 Way Entry Grade 3 Medium Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 16-18kg 750kg

As a standardised size across the entire EU, companies exporting to Europe will usually need to use ‘Euro’ pallets. Specially designed for use in rail freight, suitable for mid-term warehouse storage, hand truck and fork truck handling, and some automatic palletisers.

Pallet Weight Maximum Carrying Capacity
EUR 4 4 Way Entry Grade 4 Light Duty Short/Long-boarded Top Deck 10-15kg 500kg

Suitable for lighter goods this mixed grade EURO sized pallet provides an economical solution for goods to be exported. As a standardised size across the entire EU, companies exporting to Europe will usually need to use ‘Euro’ pallets.