Plankwall Grooved Wall Panels are MDF panels with tongue and groove edges suitable for use on interior walls and ceilings. 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
2400, 2740, 3600mm lengths
V10: V groove at 10cm centres
W8 W groove at 8cm
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 of additional tradespeople
Available in Raw, Primed, and White, Almost Finished (WAF) — WAF requires only minimal further finishing
Sustainably produced, Super E0 MDF produced by Nelson Pine
Suitable as an interior lining for walls and ceilings
Grooved profile ideal for rustic or traditional interiors, or for replicating the look of wainscoting
Tongue and groove provides bracing and overcomes issues with twisted studs — ideal for relining during renovations
Excellent impact qualities — ideal choice for use in educational facilities and residential use
Limitations on Use
Not recommended for damp areas such as bathrooms or laundries
Not suitable for exterior walls or soffits
For further information refer to Nelson Pine Golden Edge MDF
As a general fixing recommendation use:
40mm galvanised clouts at 150mm centres, top and bottom where skirtings and architraves are to be fitted, plus, around doors and windows
Galvanised brads at 200mm centres on joins and on the centre line 800mm and 1600mm up
Screw bracing in wardrobes or at rear of lounge where lighting is less effective and where furniture may be placed to reduce visibility of fixings should this occur
Glue all studs and dwangs with a quality panel adhesive
Use a quality paintable gap filler on joins and internal corners. Also in the grooves where they meet the skirting and architrave before painting. This will ensure with any slight panel movement the paint remains unbroken.
Priming can be applied to 'raw' panels before skirtings and architraves are fitted. Using a coarse paint roller will also seal the grooves without need for brush. This gives a slight undulated finish.
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
P21:2010 bracing racking test result evaluation
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.