We offer different types of MDF sheets for various applications which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of accuracy and the option of precise duplication. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your drawings, in either CAD format or a sketch, and we can create it for you. In addition to cutting any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on MDF sheets, as well as virtually any other sheet material. Additionally, there is the option to add laser cutting and CNC engraving services, and mitred edges.
Using the latest in UV printing technology, we can print full sheets of MDF in one go for a consistent finish and a quick turnaround time. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. And if you have a bigger ongoing project taking place, you can contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
18mm MDF is a sturdy and resilient material that is well-suited to internal applications such as cupboards, shelving, general joinery and much more. Also known as medium density fibreboard, this material has an even-textured surface and provides a consistent finish when sanded as it is free from natural defects. 18mm MDF provides fantastic machining qualities and is thick enough to provide stability to any application. We provide custom cutting services for 18mm MDF sheets so you can purchase any size or shape you require for your project.
Types of 18mm MDF and Uses
There are several different varieties of MDF, depending on the application you’re using it for. Wood comes in a variety of grades we offer the grades listed below. See our wood grading guide for more information on the types available.
- Moisture resistant MDF can be used in areas of homes or businesses where moisture or humidity is an issue, such as bathrooms, kitchens or storage areas.
- Premier MDF sheeting is a high-quality material that makes use of superior wood refining technology and high-grade resins for greater consistency both in terms of thickness and quality. This form of MDF is best-suited to furniture, toys or cabinetry, delivering a reliable and uniform result.
- Fire rated MDF is commonly used in schools, hospitals, offices or cinemas and can provide up to 60 minutes of fire protection when used in applications such as doors, kick plates or partitions.
Advantages of 18mm MDF
MDF provides a host of benefits, primarily based around its brilliant strength to weight ratio which makes it easy to work with while also delivering stability and security. It’s a great base for a wide range of applications and is a cost-effective material, so it’s perfect for larger projects that require a lot of material. MDF is an easy wood to machine and can be cut with power tools and hand tools alike, as well as working well with glues, adhesives and screws without splintering for flexibility and convenience. One of the reasons 18mm MDF is used for so many diverse projects is that the method in which it is produced results in a smooth and consistent finish that won’t warp or crack, so it’s a stable material. It’s a common go-to material for prototyping as it’s affordable and can be machined quickly. If you need a material that's a bit stronger than MDF for structural, we recommend using plywood sheets.
In addition to its structural benefits, MDF is also an environmentally-friendly product that is produced from offcuts, sawdust and wood chippings. Different manufacturers include varying degrees of this reusable material but all MDF is considered to be a green and eco-friendly product that makes use of otherwise discarded materials, similar to OSB board. MDF boards have less expansion and contraction than natural woods too, so the dimensions for any given application remain stable. We also offer 15mm MDF and 22mm MDF.
Applications of 18mm MDF
MDF of this thickness can provide incredible strength and stability to a host of applications, from doors and shelves to wardrobes and bookcases. It can also be used for furniture and cabinetry, shop fittings, storage containers and for general internal joinery. MDF can only be used internally, but moisture-resistant-grade MDF can be used for environments where high levels of damp and humidity are an issue, such as kitchens or utility rooms. MDF has a smooth surface that can be cut down to size and sanded easily for versatility, as well as providing a clean surface for painting and staining.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Tighter tolerances can be agreed upon under arrangement.
Can you cut any shape?
We can cut any shape into acrylic or wood.
Do you offer bulk order discounts?
For large orders (multiple boards of material), please head to our trade page for more information on how to enquire about pricing and purchasing.
Delivery and Shipping
Why is my order late?
While we endeavour to ensure your item arrives with the specified time frame, unforeseen delays may occur affecting shipping or manufacturing. In this instance, we will strive to communicate any delays to you, such as through the use of a banner at the top of the page which would provide further details.
Can my delivery and billing address be different?
You can have different addresses for billing and delivery. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
Can I collect my order?
You are more than welcome to come and pick your order up from us at no cost to you. You can select this option at the checkout. Our address is Unit 60, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR and collection times are from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday
How will I know if my order has been dispatched?
You will receive a confirmation email when you place your order. We will email you again with your invoice when your item has been dispatched from our warehouse. Where possible, this email will include the courier’s tracking details.
Will I have to be in all day?
Depending on how your order is being delivered, we may be able to give you a window for delivery via the courier tracking number. If you are unable to be at home for the delivery, our couriers will try to leave your order somewhere safe, or with a neighbour. If you are not going to be in, a clear note on the front door really helps the couriers.
In what condition should my order be delivered?
While all orders are made to a high quality and leave our shipment facility in a protected film, if your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Do you deliver outside of Great Britain?
Currently, we do not provide any deliveries outside of Great Britain.
What is your normal delivery timescale?
Our normal delivery timescale is 3-7 working days. Though, we also provide faster delivery options if required.
Can I pay for faster shipping?
You are able to pay for a faster shipping option. Our timescale can range from 7 working days to Next Day Delivery depending on your requirements. You can select your option at checkout, which will add the calculated costs accordingly. For more details please see our Delivery Policy.
Is there a small order fee?
To allow us to continue to provide a fast and efficient service, we have a minimum order value that varies depending on the size of the order and the courier required to deliver it to you.
Contact and Communications
I have messaged you on social media/commented on your post, but you haven't replied. What should I do?
If you are trying to contact our customer services team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help on the weekend, can I still reach you?
Unfortunately, we are not open on the weekend. We may be present on social media over the weekend, however, this is not definite. To make sure we support you as quickly as possible please do email us at email@example.com as we will be able to address it when we return on the next business day.
I’ve tried ringing, why isn’t anyone answering my call?
The customer service team answer phone calls throughout the day from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and you may experience a wait while we deal with other queries. Please have patience with us, or try later in the day. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve emailed you, and no one has replied yet?
We apologise for the wait, however, we respond to emails throughout the day, and may not have gotten to your query yet. As such we ask that you have patience with us as we aim to respond to you as soon as we are available to do so.
Returns and Cancellations
How do I cancel my order?
Unfortunately, due to the goods we provide being customised and made to order, we are unable to cancel or refund any order once it has been processed. For this reason, we ask that you check all orders are correct before placing them.
I've installed it, but am unhappy, can I get a refund?
Once our products are installed, we are unable to accept a return.
My item arrived faultily, how do I get a refund?
While all orders are made to high quality, if your order does arrive faultily, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
Amendments needed after placing your order may have additional charges, so call our customer service team on 01903 389024 for help and assistance.