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Plankwall Grooved Ceiling Panel

Plankwall Grooved Ceiling Panels are MDF panels with tongue and groove edges suitable for use on interior ceilings and walls. Made from sustainably grown, Nelson pine with an E0 rating. Panels are available with either a V or W groove on one side, to provide an attractive linear look. The reverse face can be used if a smooth profile is desired. 

The tongue and groove join provides effective bracing, as well as reducing the need for sub-trades such as stoppers. Panels are fixed using pins and GLU.

  • 9mm, 12mm MDF — produced by Nelson Pine
  • 1200mm wide
  • 2400, 2740, 3600mm lengths
  • Grooved profile:
    • V10: V groove at 10cm centres
    • W8 W groove at 8cm
Key Features
  • Attractive grooved profile for walls and ceiling, or use reverse side for smooth profile
  • Tongue and grooved edges provides bracing and overcomes issues of twisted studs
  • Fix by pin and adhesive — no screws
  • No stopping required — saves time and cost
  • Available in Raw, Primed, and White, Almost Finished (WAF) — WAF requires only minimal further finishing
  • Sustainably produced, Super E0 MDF produced by Nelson Pine
  • Impact resistant
  • Thermally beneficial
Scope of Use
  • Suitable as an interior lining for ceilings and walls
  • Grooved profile ideal for rustic or traditional interiors
  • Tongue and groove provides bracing and overcomes issues with twisted studs — ideal for relining during renovations
Limitations on Use
  • Not recommended for damp areas such as bathrooms or laundries
  • Not suitable for exterior walls or soffits
In-Service History

Plankwall has been used extensively throughout New Zealand since 2000 in residential buildings, as well as in retail and commercial applications. 

Other Performance Attributes
  • Sustainably produced MDF panels are used. Produced by Nelson Pine, these are Super E0 rated

Bracing Testing

P21:2010 bracing racking test result evaluation

Wall Construction:

  • 9mm grooved Plankwall board on one side with concrete floor
  • 50 x 3.0 diameter galvanised clouts at 150mm centres, 300mm centres to middle stud
  • 25 x 0.9mm + 30 x 2.5 clouts as 12kN straps + P21 restraints
  • 90 x 45 SG8 H1.2 framing 600mm c/c

Calculated to BRANZ P21: 2010, AS/NZS1170.2005, NZS3604:2010


  • Earthquake 134 (U) BU/m
  • Wind 124 (S) BU/m


Plankwall V-Groove panels, as supplied by Nelson Pine as GoldenEdge MDF panels, carry a 12 month warranty against faulty materials or workmanship by the manufacturer to the extent of replacement of the product but not including any indirect or consequential loss subject to the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

Bracing Test Results
Bracing System: Nelson Pine Golden Edge MDF Panelbrace
Additional Information: Nelson Pine Golden Edge MDF

Plankwall use sustainably grown Nelson Pine MDF and Ply panels to create grooved interior wall and ceiling panels.

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