Stunning plywoods and fire-rated MDF sheets in black or natural are available from Prime Panels.

On the surface, fire-rated MDF may not sound thrilling but our Prime MDF FR ticks the boxes for both safety and sophistication when used as a negative detail on veneer panels.  Exhibit A - the recently completed Justice Precinct in Christchurch uses our natural colour MDF FR extensively on ceiling and wall panelling throughout the buildings with extensive patterned holes revealing the core. 

The Prime Black MDF FR is even more striking when used this way.   Our Black MDF FR is available as a 2440 x 1220 sheet in both 12mm and 19mm thickness.

Both are sustainably-sourced and meet a Group S1 fire rating on their own or when overlaid with veneer or melamine.  We also offer three stunning ply options - Birch, Feather and Gaboon.  Note that plywood is a natural product that can be affected by humidity which can cause bowing or twisting.  Please refer to our Handling and Storage Guide for advice on how to reduce this risk.


Prime Ply Birch is attractive and strong plywood in highly fashionable Russian Birch.  Express the stunning multi-ply edge and lacquer or overlay with a simple laminate or veneer, and you will have one of the hottest and timeless interior design trends.

Prime Ply Gaboon is a tough, durable and super E0 certified plywood. With marine bonding and a covered exterior grade, it is perfect for high moisture areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Made from 100% Okoume lumber, Gaboon Ply is consistent in colour, is tough and durable, making it ideal for furniture and joinery items.

Prime Ply Feather is an economical and extremely light weight yet strong plywood approximately half that of MDF. Select this substrate for any project where you need to ‘trim some fat’ such as mobile units, operable walls, caravans, ceiling linings, or when costs are an issue.

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