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Your Guide to MDF Cut To Size

MDF Direct has quickly become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of MDF cut to size and full MDF sheets. Our MDF Boards can come in all different varieties and in a range of thicknesses. We aim to make it as easy as possible to order MDF cut to size and delivered throughout England and Wales. We are easily able to provide MDF cut to size, to suit a variety of projects.


You can do the cutting yourself, but our precision cutting service is cost-effective, will save you time, free you from exposure to dust and give you a high level of size accuracy to the mm. We are able to provide our MDF cut to size saving time and fuss. You only pay for the size MDF you need, and new products are being added constantly.

We have developed a streamlined system to ensure that each order is processed efficiently and with minimal effort for our customers whether undertaking DIY tasks or commercial purposes. Here is how we do it…

What is Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)?

Medium density fibre board is a durable material, lightweight engineered wood made from wood fibres and pulp combined with wax and resin. Because manufacturers make it from byproducts of other wood manufacturing processes, it tends to be significantly cheaper than intact planks. There are a range of lengths and thicknesses of standard MDF sheets, and there are several other types (see below), all of which are available in full sheets or cut to size.

How is MDF made?

Historically, wood mills discarded vast quantities of wood chips from conventional plank processing. Because of this, William Mason, a friend of Thomas Edison, made it his mission to prevent them from going to waste. In the 1920s, he set out to create a new type of material fibreboard that people would later call MDF.

Standard MDF sheets manufacturing begins with collecting wood chips and sawdust. Next, they combine the wood powder with a resin that binds the particles together. The production of engineered wood based sheet is exceptionally modest.

After compression, the wood chips arrange themselves into uniform sheets, yielding a strong, thin piece of wood that’s easy to cut to size, shape, and cut precise to the mm.

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What is MDF used for?

MDF board is one of the most versatile construction materials on the market, used in all categories of construction and for DIY enthusiasts too. It is used to make all sorts of furniture for the home in all kinds of thickness, it’s lightweight and can be painted too. The following are typical interior applications using MDF boards…

  • Wardrobes
  • Doors
  • Media Units
  • Bunk Beds
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Shelving Units

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What types of MDF boards and MDF sheets are there?

MDF Direct has a huge and growing range of sheets, and our customer service team will gladly consider stocking any engineered wood-based sheet you might be looking for. Although our primary service is MDF cut to size, we also stock and sell full MDF sheets and other wood sheets.

Medite Premier MDF

This is a do-it-all MDF made using advanced wood chip processing technology and special resins. Thanks to of its face properties, it is an excellent material for thin laminates and cutting mm perfect. For most indoor projects standard grade MDF sheets cut to size are the ideal choice.

Medite moisture-resistant MDF

Moisture Resistant MDF (MR MDF) is a type of standard MDF sheet designed for internal humid interiors, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Most products contain additional paraffin wax to improve their moisture resistance properties.  MR MDF board is also suitable for a range of wall panelling.Moisture resistant MDF (MR MDF) was developed to be used in areas of the home or businesses were there is moisture or humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, wet rooms.

Ready-to-paint MDF

Ready to Paint MDF boards has an incredibly smooth surface that you can paint easily.This MDF sheet comes with a primer coating and can be finished with either oil- or water-based paint products. A light sanding will help produce a smooth surface. Please note the edges are not primed, just the surface. The edges should be painted separately.

Flame retardant MDF (FR MDF)

Flame retardant MDF (FR MDF) is a medium-density fibreboard developed specifically to enhance building fire protection, differing from standard MDF sheets. FR MDF is commonly used in public buildings. Same as other MDF products, FR MDF can be painted however, the coating may affect its fire rating performance. This MDF board is often used in exhibitions, wall lining, display panels, ceilings and partitions.Our flame retardant mdf  are specifically designed to slow the spread of fire for up to 30 minutes, giving it the Euroclass C Fire Rating. Please note the edges are not primed for Flame Retardant MDF (FR MDF), just the surface. The edges should be painted separately. 


Neatmatch moisture-resistant  is a MDF sheet (medium-density fibreboard) designed for high humidity environments.

Finsa Hydrofugo moisture-resistant MDF

Finsa Hydrofugo moisture-resistant MDF is dense fibreboard manufacturers use for joinery, carpentry and furniture in humid areas.

Medite flexible MDF

Medite flexible MDF board creates smooth curved surfaces for exhibitions or product displays. Manufacturers make a series of minor cuts on the back of these MDF sheets enabling boards to flex and fix into the desired position.

Medite clear MDF

Medite clear is a special MDF board made without any added formaldehyde. Its primary market is consumers looking for environmentally sensitive interior designs.

Tricoya MDF

Tricoya MDF board is one of the world’s leading modified wood timber technology brands for outdoor use. Tricoya uses wood fibres processed using acetylation, which adjusts their cell structure to make panels more dimensionally stable.

MDF Radiator Grilles

MDF radiator grilles are pieces of conventional MDF board with delicate lattice cutout details precise to the mm. Their primary functions are safety and to make radiators more attractive.

High Gloss Acrylic Scratch Resistant MDF

A popular choice for furniture applications, high gloss acrylic scratch-resistant has a glossy appearance, owing to acrylic elements and a smooth surface.

Textured Melamine Faced MDF

Melamine-faced boards are faced with melamine, a nitrogen-based compound with excellent aesthetic properties. This textured standard MDF board features a soft, undulating finish.

Velvet Ultramat MDF

Velvet Ultramat gets its name because of how it resembles velvet. The matte finish makes it resistant to finger marks, making it an excellent choice for doors and panels in the kitchen.

MDF Mouldings

MDF is also used in various interior mouldings:

  • Architrave: is an interior moulding material that frames windows and doorways.
  • Skirting: is a paintable board that protects areas of walls close to the floor.
  • Window board: pieces of wood found adjacent to and directly underneath windows.

Woodgrain Effect Melamine-Faced MDF

Woodgrain effect melamine-faced MDF is a type of melamine-faced MDF designed to look like wood.

Medite Exterior MDF

Typical external applications include garden furniture, outdoor display stands, boat interiors, external door parts and scoreboards.


Valchromat is an MDF-like material. However, it is not the same as MDF. Manufacturers make it by individually impregnating each wood fibre with organic dyes. They then bind them together with a proprietary resin that gives the product its unique mechanical and physical features.

Valchromat is available in multiple colours. People use it for wall cladding, bathrooms, shelving, countertops and kitchen cabinets.


What Type of MDF Should I Use?


We provide free samples of all our products in standard thicknesses. Please complete the Sample Request form at the top left of this page. There is no cost for this service, and delivery of your samples will be a couple of days.

Our MDF Cut to Size Service

We make it easy to order many varieties of flat treated and standard MDF cut to size to the mm. Select the type of material you need, then select the mm size you need – thickness, length and width. Our MDF sheets are affordable and a lot cheaper to use than when working with other types of natural wood. MDF sheets are also made at little cost to the environment Finally, choose the number of pieces. You don’t have to buy the whole sheet, making this cost-effective and keeping the prices down. Add to your basket now!

Can I order MDF that is cut to size?

Please note we only cut rectangular pieces of standard MDF to the length, thickness and width you require. Unfortunately, we do not cut angles, radius corners or cut to shape. Radius corners can be completed as a DIY task or by a trained joiner.

How do you precisely cut MDF?

We use Striebig Panel saws with an accuracy of +/-0.1mm. These are precision-engineered to meet the demanding needs of panel processors like us. Saws make it easy to automate cutting, minimising manual work that can lead to errors. Machines feature a helpful “touch and saw” feature developed by Striebig that allows us to cut wood sheets to unrivalled levels of accuracy.

Delivery Service

We use our own vans in which we have built internal racking to ensure materials are kept flat and safe so that they reach you in excellent condition. Our drivers have a reputation for being helpful and friendly.

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Select the day on which you would like us to deliver when you get to checkout, and we will deliver your materials on that day.

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We pride ourselves on providing a fast MDF cut to size service with great attention to detail, quality material, accuracy of sizes, careful wrapping of your product and safe delivery.

For further information, please feel free to give us a call or use the chat function on this website.