MDF stands for medium-density fibreboard and is a man-made wood product used in place of solid wood. It came on the market in the 1980s and is made by combining wood particles with a resin or wax binder. It’s often used for cabinets or other interior applications due to its inability to resist moisture.
We stock MDF from the major producers, including Finsa, Medite and Norbord.
General purpose MDF, for standard applications.
Reduced weight (up to 20% lighter) but with the same strength and durability of standard MDF.
Smooth and stable, ultralight MDF allows for greater flexibility where a weight is at a premium. Examples of applications include, shopfitting, exhibition stands, marinecraft, caravans and theatres.
MR is a moisture resistant MDF panel designed for use in humid conditions such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Machined MDF panels
Our range of speciality machined MDF panels for decorative applications, delivers a number of designs and labour-saving benefits.
- Tongue and groove panelling
- Metal effect powder coating
- Acoustic panels
- Wall packs
- Routered panels
An alternative exterior product, in-place of softwood, hardwood, metal and plastic. Exterior MDF can be used in the construction of shop facades, doors, marine craft and signage.
Zero added formaldehyde
Designed for use where the environment may be sensitive, where formaldehyde emissions need to be kept to a minimum, such as hospitals, museums, art galleries and schools.
Ideal for deep-routed profiles such as kitchen and bedroom facias, where a high-performance finish is required.
Flame Retardant – Class B | Class C
FR Euro Class B and C (formerly Class 0 and Class 1) is an MDF panel developed specifically for use in situations where a flame retardant board is required under building regulations; for example wall linings, ceilings and display panels etc
Medite® Tricoya® – the next generation of panel products – with outstanding dimensional stability and durability using a non-toxic environmentally compatible process.
19mm panel with MDF Core – a 19mm panel is composed of a 1.5mm concrete surface layer 2-sides on a Euro Class B MDF Core
1.5mm real concrete layer on a fiber glass matrix backing
Why Use Plywood?
As with any building material, plywood has both advantages and disadvantages that should be understood before use.
The layers that make up plywood are intentionally glued together at alternating right angles. This is what gives it both strength and durability. This cross-graining also reduces the chances of the wood splitting when nailing at the edges, and it makes the wood resistant to warping, cracking, and twisting. The way plywood is made also ensures a consistent strength across the entire length of the wood.
In addition to its strength, plywood is less expensive than similar boards made of full wood species, which makes it an ideal construction planking material.
While plywood’s layered property has many advantages, it actually also makes the wood porous and susceptible to water damage if exposed to leaks over time. Plywood becomes heavy when wet and should be covered if left outside to reduce the risk of absorption.