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Wooden Pallet Guide

25 Apr 2022

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Use our wooden pallet guide to find out which wooden pallets would work best for your business. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which pallet is the right one for you. You don’t want to waste time and money on pallets which are going to end up in need of collection later down the line.

After reading this guide, you will know to have a broader understanding of which pallets are the right choice for you. You’ll also find out alternative uses for them. 


  1. What types of woods are wooden pallets made of?

  2. How are wooden pallets made? 

  3. What are wooden pallets made for? 

  4. Different Types Of Wooden Pallets

  5. Pallet Sizes 

  6. Standard Sizes 

  7. Reuse and Recycle 

  8. Wooden Pallet Prices 

What types of woods are wooden pallets made of? 

You will have to choose what type of wood you want your pallet to be made from. It sounds like an easy decision to make, but that can be hard with literally hundreds of types of wood available. For example, hardwood such as mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut are commonly used in furniture. Compared to softwood which is usually found in more applications due to its adaptability. 

The types of wood companies most commonly used will depend on the location of the world they reside in and which types of wood are more readily available in their area. You may be surprised the terms hardwood or softwood refer to the physical structure alone and not the woods’ robustness or durability. In fact, in most cases, pallets will have a mixture of hardwood and softwood.

How are wooden pallets made? 

Once the type of material has been chosen, the pallets are trimmed to the relevant specifications required. This will ensure your pallets are made to measureAfter they’ve been sized correctly, notches are cut to make it easier for forklifts to transport the pallets. Making them a perfect tool when transporting or storing goods.    

Depending on what you require the pallets for, deciding to use a bespoke service can make a real difference. Wooden pallets are easy to assemble and manufacture. They have many uses which make them a very popular choice. 

hmv wooden pallets

What are wooden pallets made for? 

Traditionally wooden pallets were made for transportation and storage of goods. As they are easy to stack and simple to maintain, wooden pallets offer a great storage solution. Making them a perfect tool due to their natural durability and strength. People have started using wooden pallets in a more alternative setting in more recent times. For example, you can use the pallets to create a unique wooden path leading across your garden to your home. There are many ways you can adapt wooden pallets to meet your needs. 

And due to how sturdy and versatile the wood is, people have found it easy to customise the pallets how they like. Wooden pallets can work as a great DIY project. If you are looking to craft your next project, investing in our used wooden pallets may be worth it. HMV has also started to use our new pallets as a unique way of displaying their items. No matter how you plan to use them, all of our wooden pallets will adapt to meet your needs. 

Different Types Of Wooden Pallets

At Associated Pallets, we have various pallets manufactured to ensure you have pallets that match the job you need them for. 

Our new wooden pallets are manufactured to ISO standards to guarantee that they will meet all the required specifications. Our new pallets are easily customisable. You will be able to choose a bespoke size with us. These pallets have also been sustainably sourced and are offered at competitive rates, so you don’t miss out. 

The used wooden pallets we offer all our customers are a fantastic way to be sustainable and cost-efficient. Our used pallets are refurbished to a high standard and are offered at around 60% the cost of new pallets. There’s a wide range to choose from. Many people use these pallets for alternative furniture and DIY projects. 

At Associated Pallets, we can heat-treat wooden pallets to ensure that they meet the ISPM 15 international standards required if you are transporting goods between the UK and the EU. By heat-treating the pallets, they will offer enhanced sterilisation, durability and weather resistance.

Presswood pallets, which are also referred to as moulded wooden pallets are made from wood byproducts. They are a sustainable solution that offers a unique design to hold substantial load capacities. Additionally, presswood pallets are stackable and nestable, making them a great product should you want to reduce your storage space. 

Wooden Pallet Sizes 

As you will have already noticed, there are a lot of steps which go into picking the right pallet for you, ensuring you get the right size. You will want a pallet that is easy to manoeuvre, stack and fit into racks by forklifts and pallet jacks. 

For these reasons, we offer a range of sizing options which you can choose from. It’s important to keep in mind that you will want pallets that are easily stackable and nestable. You will want to ensure your sizes are accurate and to know the difference between the sizing options

UK standard wooden pallet

UK Standard Sizes 

The UK includes its own set of standard sizing. These sizes will vary depending on the pallet’s height, width, and length. They will also be affected by how much the pallet itself weighs and how much can be loaded.

You will need to be aware that some, but not all, of the UK standard sizes, will be acceptable in a number of European countries. For example, the standard UK pallet is generally accepted as 1000mm x 1200mm.

A pallet weighing 14kg would be able to take approximately 500kg of load, depending on what it is made of.

Euro Standard 

The Euro standard sizing is the most widely used pallet in both Europe and the UK. These pallets’ size is commonly 1200mm x 800mm with a height of 150mm, although other sizes are available.The European Pallet Association (EPAL) regulates Euro pallet production very closely, so the pallets are also produced to standard specifications for different applications and industries.

Below is a quick breakdown of the common Euro pallet standards:

  • EUR, EUR 1 – 800 mm × 1,200 mm × 145 mm
  • EUR 2 – 1,200 mm × 1,000 mm × 144 mm
  • EUR 3 – 1,000 mm × 1,200 mm × 144 mm
  • EUR 6 – 800 mm × 600 mm × 144 mm

ISO Standard 

The International Standards Organisation created its own set of standards originally to create a rationalised system. This has resulted in the standards sitting alongside the Euro Pallet dimensions. However, it is important to note ISO has defined six pallet measurements for sending goods between continents.

These measurements are as follows:

  • 800 × 1200 mm for use in Europe
  • 1000 × 1200 mm for use in Europe, Asia
  • 1067 × 1067 mm for use in North America, Europe, Asia
  • 1100 × 1100 mm for use in Asia
  • 1165 × 1165 mm for use in Australia
  • 1219 × 1016 mm for use in North America

What size you require will depend on what you want to transport and where it will travel. You’ll also need to keep in mind the forklift your warehouse will be using. As you’ll want to ensure they can transport the pallets efficiently. 

CP wooden pallet


CP pallets aren’t a particularly popular size, despite being commonly used in the construction, chemical and turfing industry. The strength of the two boards which also contain a gap size, make them ideal pallets for bricks, blocks and oil drums.

Typical CP pallet dimensions include:

  • 1140 x 1140 x 138
  • 1150 x 1150 x 150

Bespoke Sizing 

If you can’t find the exact size pallet you require, get in touch with us. Our team will be happy to assist you and offer any advice on making sure your pallets will meet all requirements, including international rules and regulations. Call our friendly team on 0331 757 766. 

wooden pallets collection recycle

Reuse and Recycle 

In addition to the many benefits, wooden pallets offer a great bonus in how easy they are to recycle. We offer a pallet collection service that collects unused pallets all across the country. Once collected, our team will refurbish them to sell the used pallets at 60% of the price of new wooden pallets. If the pallets we receive can’t be refurbished, we’ll make sure it is made into woodchip. 

You can also use wooden pallets as alternative garden seating. Wooden pallets are a highly versatile product which makes them fantastic when combined with a creative mind. For example, our wooden pallets have also been used to create photoframes and a matchbox guitar. No matter your use for them, wooden pallets are a long-lasting, versatile product. 

Wooden Pallet Prices 

Has our wooden pallet guide been able to help you decide which wooden pallets you’ll need? Then contact our team today on 03301 757 766 or use our online quoting engine. We look forward to hearing from you. 


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