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Plankwall Plain Faced MDF Wall Panel

Plankwall Plain Faced (PF) Panels are made of MDF with tongue and groove edges suitable for use on interior walls and ceilings. Made from sustainably grown Nelson pine with an E0 rating, these panels are produced at a very low emissions cost. MDF panels excel In lively, boisterous homes, education facilities, and situations where impact against a wall is likely. The panels are more than three times resistant to impact than plaster board.

The tongue and groove join ensures the panel face remains as a flush surface. It provides effective bracing, as well as reducing the need for sub-trades such as Gib stoppers and fixers. Panels are easily fixed using pins and GLU. 

  • 9mm, 12mm MDF — produced by Nelson Pine
  • 1200mm wide
  • 2440, 2745, and 3660mm lengths


The panels can be supplied as naturally raw MDF, with no coating. Or as Almost Finished® which has two coats of a white, factory applied epoxy acrylic UV on the front face (Colour match: Dulux Matt Tui Tuft 915 1266M). And a clear UV coat on the back. Almost Finished, whether it is considered as a finished or primed surface, it will save site labour and reduce project times.

Site applied acrylic paints freely transmit moisture. The epoxy acrylic UV coats on Almost Finished panels, protects from moisture, mould and atmospheric changes. Suitable for some external areas which are weather protected such as carports.

The join can be left as a fine straight line or can be concealed with filler. Plain faced can be supplied as PFV,  with a slight indent on each edge making the join look like a V Groove, making the join more evident.

Key Features
  • 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 (AF) — AF 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 walls and ceilings
  • 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
  • Almost Finished panels may be suitable for some external areas which are weather protected such as carports
  • 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.

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


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.

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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