Wood Based

In Wood-based panel products wood is predominant in the form of fibres, chips, strips, strands and veneers. Plywood, Particleboard - chipboard, Oriented strand board (OSB), Fibreboards - hardboard, mediumboard (MDF). Wood-based panels are versatile products with a wide variety of end uses. They have good strength/weight ratio and a good strength/cost ratio. They are made from a renewable raw material, are recyclable. The can be produced in range of sizes and thicknesses and in a range of types and special products. The wood based panels are easy to work on, fix and finish.  Particleboards and fibreboards were originally developed to provide utility panel materials with uniform properties. They utilise chipped or defibrated forest round wood and thinnings, sawmill products and recycled wood. 


OSB was developed in the mid 1970s to utilise smaller logs that are not suitable for plywood production. Made of strands normally about 75mm long with the strands in the surface layer oriented roughly in line with the length of the panel. This gives the panel higher mechanical properties in that direction. OSB is usually composed of three layers with the strands of the outer two layers orientated in a particular direction, more often than not in the long direction of the panel.

BS EN 300 differs OSB panels into four technical classes;
  • OSB/1 General purpose boards, and boards for interior fitments (including furniture) for use in dry conditions,
  • OSB/2 Load-bearing boards for use in dry conditions,
  • OSB/3 Load-bearing boards for use in humid conditions, 
  • OSB/4 Heavy-duty load-bearing boards for use in humid conditions.

Plywood was developed to provide panels with dimensional stability and good strength properties both along and across the panel. Straight, well-grown timber is required for plywood manufacture. Plywood is a versatile product made from both hardwood and softwood that can maintain a high performance under a wide variety of environmental conditions. They can have an attractive surface appearance. Veneer plywood is made from veneers that are peeled from a log. These are bonded together with an adhesive that is appropriate to the end use, with the grain of adjacent veneers at right angles to each other. The adhesive is cured by pressing the panel using heated platens.

The durability of plywood depends on the bond quality, the durability of the timber species used in the veneer and the veneer quality. The preservative treatments and finishing coatings can also enhance the durability. Plywood can be manufactured to have specific properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Plywood is one of the few panel types that has an EN product standard covering its use in exterior conditions.

Chipboard is a panel material manufactured under pressure and heat from particles of wood (wood flakes, chips, shavings, sawdust and similar) and/or other lignocellulosic material in particle form (flax shives, hemp shives, bagasse fragments, straw and similar), with the addition of a polymeric adhesive as defined in the British Standard BS EN 309.

Wood chips are prepared in a mechanical chipper generally from coniferous softwoods, principally spruce, although pine and fir and hardwoods, such as birch, are sometimes used. Recycled source can also be used. These chips are bound together with synthetic resin systems such as urea-formaldehyde or melamine urea-formaldehyde, phenol-formaldehyde and polymeric methylene di-isocyanate. The chips are formed into a mat and are then pressed between heated platens to compress and cure. The finished panels are then sanded and cut to size.

They are not normally suitable for exterior applications. There are moisture resistant panels classified for use in humid conditions. While such panels may be resistant to periods of short-term wetting or high humidity, this does not mean that the panel is waterproof and direct wetting should be avoided. While chipboard is not normally attacked by wood boring insects, it can be subject to fungal decay under prolonged wetting.

Fibreboard is produced by either wet process or dry process.

Wet process - The fibreboards are made by reducing steamed wood into fibres and adding water to form a slurry. This is then formed into a mat on a moving wire mesh. Much of the water is removed by pressing and the final heated pressing bonds the fibres using the adhesive properties of the natural lignin adhesive present in the wood. The final density of the panel depends on the degree of pressing, resulting in softboard, mediumboard or hardboard. In some products additives are used to improve properties.

Dry process - the wet fibres are dried and an adhesive is added, and then it is formed into a mat and pressed. The resulting product is generally termed medium density fibreboard (MDF). 

Hardboard is used in flooring, roofing overlays, internal wall linings, roof sarking and wall sheathing. MDF is commonly used for architectural mouldings, staircases and window boards.



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11mm Kronospan OSB3 - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2440mm x 1220mm

11mm Kronospan OSB3 - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2440mm x 1220mm

11mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3361

11mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Kronospan OSB3 is a high performance board that provides dimensional stability and load bearing capabilities especially suited for use in humid conditions. It is manufactured using exterior grade formaldehyde-free resins and is a versatile, environmentally sustainable panel. O..

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11mm Smartply OSB FR Build - Flame Retardant Oriented Strand Board - 2397mm x 1197mm

11mm Smartply OSB FR Build - Flame Retardant Oriented Strand Board - 2397mm x 1197mm

11mm - 2397mm x 1197mm - 2.87m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3357

11mm x 2397mm x 1197mm Smartply OSB FR Build is a highly engineered, flame retardant load-bearing panel for use in timber frame buildings above 600 m2 total floor area. Zeroignition Solution, a water based, eco-friendly, flame retardant is added during panel processing ensuring fire performance whil..

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11mm Smartply OSB3 - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2397mm x 1197mm

11mm Smartply OSB3 - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2397mm x 1197mm

11mm - 2397mm x 1197mm - 2.87m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3329

11mm x 2397mm x 1197mm Smartply OSB3 is a highly engineered, moisture resistant load-bearing panel for use in humid conditions. It is manufactured to EN 300 performance standard and can be used for many structural -- roofing, flooring, wall sheathing -- and non-structural applications in both intern..

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12mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood Euroclass B - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood Euroclass B - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3473

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood is an Euroclass B, enhanced reaction to fire performance board for interior use. It has been pressure impregnated with a special flame retardant solution Arch Dricon and kiln dried. The chemical used in the impregnation proce..

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12mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood Euroclass C - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood Euroclass C - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3469

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Firesure Premium Arch Dricon Plywood is an Euroclass C, enhanced reaction to fire performance board for interior use. It has been pressure impregnated with a special flame retardant solution Arch Dricon and kiln dried. The chemical used in the impregnation proce..

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12mm Kronospan P2 Chipboard - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm Kronospan P2 Chipboard - 2440mm x 1220mm

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3399

12mm Kronospan P2 Chipboard is a rigid engineered panel manufactured primarily from wood originating from forests certified with FSC or PEFC system controlling principles of ecological sustainable forest management. It has smooth sanded face on both sides and is ideal where a superior finish is requ..

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12mm Spano P2 Chipboard - 2500mm x 1250mm

12mm Spano P2 Chipboard - 2500mm x 1250mm

12mm x 2500mm x 1250mm - 3.13m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3437

12mm Spano P2 Chipboard is a 2500mm x 1250mm rigid engineered panel that has smooth sanded face on both sides and is ideal where a superior finish is required. Suitable for multiple internal applications in both the furniture and kitchen industry, and also for internal non load bearing cladding of w..

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12mm Wisa Spruce Plywood Special CE2+ - 2440mm x 1220mm - FSC Certified

12mm Wisa Spruce Plywood Special CE2+ - 2440mm x 1220mm - FSC Certified

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3495

12mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Wisa Spruce Plywood Special CE2+ is a smooth, strong, structural multipurpose plywood panel with a superior surface quality, made from spruce veneers from wood harvested from FSC certified forests in Finland. The panel is lightweight, strong and rigid and is used in load ..

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12mm Wisa Spruce TG4 Plywood Special CE2+ - 2400mm x 600mm - FSC Certified

12mm Wisa Spruce TG4 Plywood Special CE2+ - 2400mm x 600mm - FSC Certified

12mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3505

12mm x 2400mm x 600mm Wisa Spruce TG4 Plywood Special CE2+ is a smooth, strong, structural multipurpose plywood panel with a superior surface quality, made from spruce veneers from wood harvested from FSC certified forests in Finland. The panel is lightweight, strong and rigid and is used in lo..

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18mm Egger P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm Egger P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3413

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm Egger P5 Chipboard is a moisture resistant tongue and groove on all four sides chipboard for flooring and for use in humid conditions. The board is manufactured in accordance with EN 312.CHARACTERISTICSEasy to fix and lay, Cost effective, Environmentally friendly and recyc..

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18mm Egger Peel Clean Xtra P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm Egger Peel Clean Xtra P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3433

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm Egger Peel Clean Xtra P5 Chipboard is a moisture resistant tongue and groove on all four sides chipboard for flooring and for use in humid conditions. It has an easy-to-peel, anti-slip woven surface film to prevent moisture ingress during the build process, when removed, i..

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18mm Egger Protect P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm Egger Protect P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - Tongue and Groove Board

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3417

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm Egger P5 Chipboard is a moisture resistant tongue and groove on all four sides chipboard for flooring and for use in humid conditions. The board is manufactured in accordance with EN 312. This chipboard has a durable, anti-slip, weather resistant surface layer applied..

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18mm Kronospan P5 Moisture Resistant Flooring Grade Chipboard TG4 - 2400mm x 600mm

18mm Kronospan P5 Moisture Resistant Flooring Grade Chipboard TG4 - 2400mm x 600mm

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3407

18mm Kronospan P5 Moisture Resistant Flooring Grade Chipboard TG4 is a rigid engineered tongue and groove panel manufactured primarily from wood originating from forests certified with FSC or PEFC system controlling principles of ecological sustainable forest management. It is load-bearing..

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18mm Latvian Birch White Melamine Double Sided Grade A Plywood CE2+ - 2440mm x 1220mm - PEFC Certified

18mm Latvian Birch White Melamine Double Sided Grade A Plywood CE2+ - 2440mm x 1220mm - PEFC Certified

18mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3493

18mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Latvian Birch Plywood CE2+, PEFC Certified, White Melamine Double Sided Grade A panel for structural applications.  A strong general purpose board for internal applications, a structural component in humid conditions. Has superior strength and stability, and also superior..

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18mm Smartply OSB3 Siteprotect - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2440mm x 1220mm

18mm Smartply OSB3 Siteprotect - Moisture Resistant Oriented Strand Board - 2440mm x 1220mm

18mm - 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3353

18mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Smartply Siteprotect is a highly engineered and improved moisture resistant OSB3 pre-primed panel for hoarding applications. It is coated with a smooth, heavy duty, cross-linked polymer primer. Smartply OSB3 Siteprotect is manufactured using only FSC certified timber, the..

A1-3353
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18mm Smartply OSB3 TG4 - Moisture Resistant Tongue and Groove Oriented Strand Board - 2400mm x 600mm

18mm Smartply OSB3 TG4 - Moisture Resistant Tongue and Groove Oriented Strand Board - 2400mm x 600mm

18mm - 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £12.57 (£15.08 inc VAT)

£8.73/m2 (£10.48/m2 inc VAT)

A1-3347

18mm x 2400mm x 600mm Smartply OSB TG4 is a premium flooring panel with tongue & groove edges machined to the finest tolerance for a perfect fit and faces calibrated to a standard finished thickness. It is manufactured to EN 300 performance standard and is classified as a load-bearing panel..

Guide Price: £12.57 (£15.08 inc VAT)

£8.73/m2 (£10.48/m2 inc VAT)

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18mm Spano P3 Hydrolis Moisture Resistant Grade Chipboard - 1830mm x 1525mm

18mm Spano P3 Hydrolis Moisture Resistant Grade Chipboard - 1830mm x 1525mm

18mm x 1830mm x 1525mm - 2.79m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3445

18mm Spano P3 Hydrolis Chipboard is a 1830mm x 1525mm rigid engineered panel that has smooth sanded face on both sides and is ideal where a superior finish is required. Suitable for multiple internal applications in both the furniture and kitchen industry, and also for internal non load bearing clad..

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22mm Egger P2 Chipboard - 2800mm x 2070mm - General Use Board

22mm Egger P2 Chipboard - 2800mm x 2070mm - General Use Board

22mm x 2800mm x 2070mm - 5.80m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3411

22mm x 2800mm x 2070mm Egger P2 Chipboard is a standard core board for dry construction sector, wall lining and for furniture construction. The board has a sturdy three layer composition and is certified in accordance with EN 312 as type P2.CHARACTERISTICSEasy to fix and lay, Cost effective, Environ..

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23mm KarmaFloor Acoustic Overlay Floor Chipboard

23mm KarmaFloor Acoustic Overlay Floor Chipboard

600x2400mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 3 - 5 days

Guide Price: £23.79 (£28.55 inc VAT)

£16.52/m2 (£19.82/m2 inc VAT)

A100-82

KarmaFloor Acoustic Overlay Chipboard is designed to reduce impact sound through floors using a heavy material isolated by a softer resilient layer. The board consists of a 5 mm closed cell, cross linked polyethylene resilient layer, laminated to moisture resistant tongue and groove chipboard.APPLIC..

Guide Price: £23.79 (£28.55 inc VAT)

£16.52/m2 (£19.82/m2 inc VAT)

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28mm JCW Acoustic Deck 28 -  Chipboard based Acoustic Overlay Board

28mm JCW Acoustic Deck 28 - Chipboard based Acoustic Overlay Board

2400x600mm - 1.44m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £27.54 (£33.05 inc VAT)

£19.13/m2 (£22.96/m2 inc VAT)

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A1-1962

28mm JCW Acoustic Deck 28 is a chipboard based acoustic overlay board for shallow platform floor systems, for use with robust standard detail concrete floor constructions and for use with PCT timber floor constructions. It is 18mm t&g chipboard laminated to a 10mm acoustic resilient foam la..

Guide Price: £27.54 (£33.05 inc VAT)

£19.13/m2 (£22.96/m2 inc VAT)

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3.2mm Fibris Hardboard - 2440mm x 1220mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm Fibris Hardboard - 2440mm x 1220mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm x 1220mm x 2440mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3389

3.2mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Fibris Hardboard is a strong general purpose cost effective board made purely from very fine wood fibres used for floor covering and the levelling out of old wooden floor boards and also for various applications, such as signs, displays, panels, backing for wardrobes, ca..

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3.2mm Grigiskes Hardboard - 1220mm x 610mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm Grigiskes Hardboard - 1220mm x 610mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm x 1220mm x 610mm - 0.74m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3393

3.2mm x 1220mm x 610mm Grigiskes Hardboard is a high quality board made from softwood and hardwood fibres. It is resistant to physical impact and designed for indoor use. These boards are used for the inner surfaces of furniture, decoration of residential and public premises, and in other ..

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3.2mm Grigiskes Painted Hardboard - 2440mm x 1220mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm Grigiskes Painted Hardboard - 2440mm x 1220mm - General Purpose Board

3.2mm x 2440mm x 1220mm - 2.98m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3397

3.2mm x 2440mm x 1220mm Grigiskes Painted Hardboard is a high quality board made from softwood and hardwood fibres. It is resistant to physical impact and designed for indoor use. These boards are used for the inner surfaces of furniture, decoration of residential and public premises,..

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30mm Egger Flooring OSB HDX - T&G Oriented Strand Board - 2400mm x 675mm

30mm Egger Flooring OSB HDX - T&G Oriented Strand Board - 2400mm x 675mm

30mm - 2400mm x 675mm - 1.65m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3355

30mm x 2400mm x 675mm Egger Flooring OSB HDX is a heavy duty OSB4 panel suitable for load bearing environments, such as mezzanine flooring, racking, shelving, working platforms and decking and to be used in humid environments. It has a tongue and groove profile on the 2 long edges and 20% lighter th..

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33mm JCW Acoustic Deck 33 -  Chipboard based Acoustic Overlay Board

33mm JCW Acoustic Deck 33 - Chipboard based Acoustic Overlay Board

2400x600mm - 1.44m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £52.27 (£62.72 inc VAT)

£45.85/m2 (£55.02/m2 inc VAT)

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A1-1964

33mm JCW Acoustic Deck 33 is a Chipboard based acoustic overlay board for use with PCT timber floor constructions or as direct to joist board for timber floors. It is 18mm t&g chipboard laminated to a with a pre-bonded 15mm acoustic resilient foam layer.CHARACTERISTICS A..

Guide Price: £52.27 (£62.72 inc VAT)

£45.85/m2 (£55.02/m2 inc VAT)

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37mm JCW Acoustic Deck 37C - Chipboard based Direct to Joist Board

37mm JCW Acoustic Deck 37C - Chipboard based Direct to Joist Board

2400x600mm - 1.44m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 2 - 3 days

Guide Price: £57.52 (£69.02 inc VAT)

£39.94/m2 (£47.93/m2 inc VAT)

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A1-1967

37mm JCW Acoustic Deck 37C is a 15mm resilient acoustic layer laminated to a 22mm T&G chipboard, designed for fitting direct to joist. Acoustic Deck 37 is specially designed for direct to joist fitment after existing timber floor has been removed. After removing existing timber fl..

Guide Price: £57.52 (£69.02 inc VAT)

£39.94/m2 (£47.93/m2 inc VAT)

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37mm Karma Joistdeck 37 Chipboard

37mm Karma Joistdeck 37 Chipboard

2400x600mm - 1.44m2  show quantity discountsDelivery Time: 1 - 2 days

Guide Price: £41.17 (£49.40 inc VAT)

£28.59/m2 (£34.31/m2 inc VAT)

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A1-1440

Karma Acoustic Joistdeck 37 is a high performance overlay board designed to be installed directly on to joists with a resilient acoustic ceiling system below. It comprises 22mm T&G4 chipboard laminated to a 15mm chipfoam resilient layer. Reduces both airborne and impact sound through timber..

Guide Price: £41.17 (£49.40 inc VAT)

£28.59/m2 (£34.31/m2 inc VAT)

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38mm Cellecta Hexatherm XCHiP Thermal Laminate Chipboard

38mm Cellecta Hexatherm XCHiP Thermal Laminate Chipboard

600x2400mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 2 - 4 days

A1-1616

38mm Cellecta XCHiP is a high performance insulation board with a 18mm chipboard laminate facing. Cellecta XCHiP combines the benefits of HEXATHERM high performance thermal insulation with a P5 moisture resistant, tongue and groove chipboard to produce a high compressive strength, interlocking floor..

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38mm Unilin P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - TG2

38mm Unilin P5 Moisture Resistant Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - TG2

38mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3449

38mm Uniin P5 Chipboard is a 2400mm x 600mm rigid engineered strong moisture resistant P5 chipboard for industrial applications and is mainly used to create extra floors in warehouses. It is a rigid engineered panel that has smooth sanded face on both sides and tongue and groove on the long sides. I..

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38mm Unilin P6 Mezzanine Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - TG2

38mm Unilin P6 Mezzanine Chipboard - 2400mm x 600mm - TG2

38mm x 2400mm x 600mm - 1.44m2  Delivery Time: 1 - 2 days

A1-3451

38mm Uniin P5 Chipboard is a 2400mm x 600mm rigid engineered strong P6 chipboard for industrial applications and is mainly used to create extra floors in warehouses. It is a rigid engineered panel that has smooth sanded face on both sides and tongue and groove on all four sides and can bear extreme ..

A1-3451
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