Theo’s Timber is the number one supplier of high-quality medium density fibreboard in Manchester. We are a family-owned business, based in Manchester and are experienced timber merchants and wholesalers, with clients throughout the North West. We are established MDF wood suppliers who provide all types and grades from our extensive stock at discount prices. If you have any questions or need more information please do not hesitate to contact us for help with your next project!

Melamine Faced MDF Suppliers

MDF Suppliers
MDF suppliers in Manchester.

What types of MDF do we supply?

Our MDF boards supplied are available in standard, light or ultra-light density, and in a large number of sizes. In addition, we also stock a variety of specialist MDF types:

Moisture Resistant MDF

Low-grade MDF is prone to swelling and breaking when wet. Our moisture resistant MDF can be used for kitchens, bathrooms and even wet rooms.

External MDF

MDF is commonly used for indoor building projects. Our external MDF however, is ideal for outdoor use. For example, fencing, gates and summer houses.

Flame Retardant MDF

This is used where there is a higher than normal risk of fire, in schools, hospitals or hotels, for instance. There are two classes of flame retardant MDF, B and C, class B has been tested and approved to be fire-resistant MDF for 60 minutes, using the same tests class C is fire-resistant for 30 minutes.

Melamine Faced MDF is an excellent choice for furniture, and cabinets due to its stability and strength. Here are some of the significant advantages of MDFs:


MDF can handle anything you do with it. You can nail, cut, and shape it. During production, the fibres are made by grinding wood chips. The fibres distribute themselves to form a homogenous panel. The panel comes in various thicknesses with smooth edges which can be moulded to different shapes. The small size of fibres creates a flat, smooth surface. Therefore, you can overlay MDF with decorative coatings like veneer and melamine. The exterior also produces a clean paint finish making it ideal for cabinets and furniture. MDF doesn’t expand or contract on exposure to heat or humidity.

Economic and Environmental-Friendly 

MDF sheets are made from wood chips which are waste products from wood. Many people perceive it as the perfect way to further recycle and conserve trees. Furniture made of MDF is cheap in comparison to those made from plywood.


We deliver MDF sheets to towns and cities throughout the North West. Unlike many other MDF suppliers, we run our own fleet of vehicles and do not outsource our delivery service. We believe that this provides a better customer experience, by allowing us to keep our prices down. In addition, we can guarantee to deliver on your requested date.

Other services

For the convenience of our customers, we offer a click and collect service for our MDF sheets supplied. Just call us on 0161 834 6789 to check if a product is in stock, click and pay for your purchase online, then collect it from us in Manchester.

Misconceptions About MDF Boards

MDF boardsWhat You Should Know about MDF Boards

Medium density fibreboard is a well-known material for making furniture. Products made from MDF are usually high quality and affordable. However, buyers shun away from MDF products due to unfounded beliefs. The misconceptions arise due to lack of knowledge about MDF products.

Here are some of the common misconceptions about medium density fibreboard:

“MDF Boards Are Substandard Materials Used Instead of Wood”

First of all, MDF is not substandard. It is a wood composite material made from wood fibres held together using adhesives. Modern furniture designers prefer using MDF because of its stability, strength and the various design options available. Just like solid wood, there is both high and low-quality furniture made of MDF. However, quality has nothing to do with MDF used to make it. Many people think that MDF is particle board. However, it is stronger, denser, and of higher quality than particle board. The production of MDF compresses the fibre tightly together living no space. Particleboard has large air spaces which makes it hard to work with.

“MDF Contains Chemicals That Cause Health Hazards” 

Many people have concerns regarding the safety of using MDF in home furnishings. The concern arises from the use of a resin containing formaldehyde during manufacturing. Formaldehyde is a toxin which may be released when cutting MDF. However, upon completion of the production process, the furniture is safe. A piece of furniture cannot release toxic chemicals to the environment.

Order MDF from Theo's Timber Ltd

MDF has many domestic and commercial uses with interior applications including shelving, making cabinets and furniture, thanks to its smooth surface. You can order MDF from Theo’s Timbers Ltd. We supply various types of timber products in Manchester and throughout the North West, UK. Call 0161 834 6789 or email any enquiries to