Decorative Laminates & Wood Based Panels

We have seen a massive change in the variety of decorative material options available to you since we began manufacturing in 1976. These choices span the wide range of intended uses. Each material option available is intended for differing perfomrance levels, from dry and light use to wet and heavy use. We can source wood based panels from all of the major laminate and wood based panel manufacturers. Our long standing relationships with our suppliers gives us unprecedented buying power which we pass onto our customers.

Brands That We Work With

With our extensive supply chain; built up over the 40 years we have been in business, we are able to work with all the leading as well as some of the less known decorative surface manufacturers. Below are some of the manufacturers of decorative laminates that we are able to work with, so if you are unsure of what style you are looking for try clicking the links below to see each suppliers extensive range of decors. Once you know the one you are after then you give us a call tell our sales people what you are after and we will get the ball rolling on proving you your panels for your latest interior fit out project.


Our Capabilities

Over the course of Starbank’s history we have ensured we are always catering for our customer’s needs. Although starting from humble beginnings our continued investment in staff and technology has now enabled us to offer our customers one of the most comprehensive and extensive range of services available in the UK from a decorative panel fabrication point of view. Our list of services include:

Panel Sizing






The Right Product For The Right Environment

The interior fit out market is full of product materials that have been specified for certain environments which we feel aren’t fit for purpose. If we think that performance would be an issue with the material specified for your job will will always work with you and advise you of what we think would be a more value for money alternative. Remember: even though it may be cheaper at the start; if it isn’t the right material for the job then it will always cost you more in the long run.

To make sure you have as much insight into what is on offer, we have put together a mini guide to wood based panels and laminates.

(Even though the utmost care has been made to ensure all the details below are correct, we still recommend consulting the manufacturers guidelines alongside ours.)

Material Options

melamine faced chipboard
melamine faced mdf
mf mdf Panel


MFC pre bonded wood based panels are constructed using decorative paper on both sides of a chipboard core that are impregnated with melamine resin. MFC panels only need to be cut and edged to finish them.


MF-MDF pre bonded wood based panels are constructed using decorative paper on both sides of an MDF core that are impregnated with melamine resin. MF-MDF panels only need to be cut and edged to finish them.

High Pressure Laminate
High Pressure Laminate
compact density fibreboard
compact density fibreboard


High Pressure Laminate is constructed with layers of Kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin. On top of which is the decorative paper impregnated with melamine resin and finished with a protective overlay. HPL is a durable surface material that can be bonded to most cores.


CDF is a high density black coloured fibreboard core fused between impregnated melamine decorative layers. CDF is a robust cost effective self supporting material.

solid grade laminate
solid grade laminate


SGL is comprised of multiple layers of Kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin. Both sides are finished with decorative melamine impregnated paper. SGL is our toughest moisture resistant panel material.