Georgian Panelling – 3 Sizes

Solid sheets of premium grade MDF grooved to recreate traditional Butt & Bead panelling.

Our original panelling design closely mimics the ‘Butt and Bead’ type joints on generously wide boards so often found in period properties. It gives a far superior appearance to the V-jointed (and rather too narrow) tongue and groove style boards commonly sold elsewhere. Ideal for bathrooms, utility areas, halls and wherever a less formal or more ‘rural’ look is required. The Georgian wall panelling can be fixed direct to battens if the walls are very rough and it is also the easiest to run up staircases.

Our sheets come in three convenient sizes so you can choose the height you need – short, tall or full-sized.  You can also choose from two different joint sizes to achieve a slightly different look.  Please see further down this page for more detailed information.

We recommend our rebated (cut out) dado rails to cap the top of Georgian panelling as it conceals the tops of all the grooves.  Please see our mouldings page for full details.

Georgian Panelling, a classic tongue and groove style, is a perfect design for use in bathrooms, but also wherever it is desirable to give the impression of higher ceilings. Unlike softwood matchboarding, there is virtually zero movement caused by central heating and humidity… so you won’t be having to forever re-decorate!  You can choose between the ‘Standard Joint’ which has grooves 15cm apart and the ‘Wide Joint’ which has them at 20cm apart (price and sheet size is the same for both). This close up of our Bead detail in the third image below shows how we faithfully replicate traditional boarding:


Short Standard Joint Georgian DiagramShort Wide Joint Diagrambead-detail


Our Georgian wall panelling looks equally stunning in traditional and contemporary settings. There is also the option to fit panelling to studwork which not only conceals the pipework but also creates a useful shelf detail. This also allows insulation to be used between the studwork if desired.

Panelling Sheet Size Required

Short (W 600 x H 800 x D 9mm), Tall (W 600 x H 1200 x D 9mm), Full Size (W 1220 x H 2440 x D 9mm)

Groove Spacing

Standard (grooves spaced 150mm apart), Wide (grooves spaced 200mm apart)

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