Wood Core & MDF

Triboard Delivering Strength and Versatility

Triboard’s™ innovative combination of smooth surface with inner strength makes it the ideal solution for a wide range of internal building applications.

Triboard is a 3-layered panel with a wood strand core sandwiched between an MDF outer “skin”. The result is a clean-lined panel that has high resilience and impact resistance and greater stiffness than other similar products. The dimensionally stable core provides superb load bearing and screw holding, and the MDF surfaces give a smooth finish for painting or overlaying.

This innovative combination of a smooth surface with inner strength makes it ideal for a wide range of internal structural and non-structural applications – panel housing, structural walls, floors, fire rated doors, solid core doors, inter-tenancy walls, bracing panels, bench tops, and shelving.

If you are thinking of renovating or lining your shed or bach, 10mm or 15mm Triboard are great alternatives to plasterboard for your walls and non-diaphragm ceilings. It is extremely hard wearing for those busy high impact areas like garages, hallways, and main entrances. Triboard will take all the knocks you can throw at it.

With Triboard there’s no need to find framing to hang the family photos on the wall or, with 15mm, those shelves in the workshop. With Triboard you can screw in anywhere so it’s ideal for feature walls where a lot of hanging is required.

Triboard is available in a variety of panel sizes, thicknesses, and densities.

An extremely versatile panel material, Triboard™ can be used for:

• Domestic, industrial and commercial walls and ceilings (non-diaphragm)

• Floors including access floors, mezzanine, warehouse/factory, and theatre or cinema floors

• Solid-core doors

• Partition systems

• Domestic, industrial and commercial shelving

• Wall linings incl. Bracing panels (For Bracing Values, please see website)

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Article: The house that stood
The house that stood

Triboard wall system withstands Cyclone Winston - and is ready for more

2nd May 2016

When severe Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in February 2016, it was the strongest cyclone to ever hit Fiji, with winds of up to 230 km/h. The devastation which followed has rallied support to Fiji’s aid from all corners of the Pacific and the World. Weathering the cyclone from within a friend's home, Fiji property owner Dave Beaumont was “astounded” to see the house had survived the battering.

On returning to the property a few days after the cyclone, there amongst the wreckage stood the home, built with the wallboard construction system Triboard. Aside from a small amount of damage to the spouting, Beaumont recounts, “the house itself was totally intact... structurally, not even any cracks on paintwork on walls.” This apparently came at great surprise to the locals, who “cannot believe that a house like that – on poles – is still there after two cyclones.”

It was then that Mr Beaumont decided to investigate New Zealand manufacturer Juken's Triboard product for his own next build. Building on the islands in Fiji, where conventional construction is the norm, poses particular challenges including combating the damp, the humidity and insects. Following a trip to Juken's forest, Dave also learned that a specially treated product existed to withstand island conditions.

Having now built the house in this material, Beaumont has “complete confidence” his new property will defy the Pacific's cyclonic environment. “You literally would have to tear the entire house off its foundations it's so strong”. He was also complimentary of the Triboard wall system in terms of build speed, ease, accuracy and stability, and noted the thinner walls when compared with conventional methods accounted for “something like 6% extra floor space”. The system comes from sustainable, renewable forests and Juken is measured through internationally recognised environmental standards including FSO and ISO.

Now advocating for this product to be used by aid agencies supporting cyclonic regions in the Pacific, Dave Beaumont describes Triboard as a “wonderful solution” for this extreme environment. “It would be so easy for aid agencies to pre-package small bures and buildings, and they would be there and strong for the safety of the people living in those outlying villages.”


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Welcome to Juken New Zealand Ltd (“JNL”). We are a New Zealand (“NZ”) based and registered company with a growing global outreach. We have been heavily involved with the NZ forestry and wood-processing industries for the past 25 years – manufacturing advanced and innovative wood products from selectively planted, managed and harvested Radiata Pine for local and export markets. In that time we have become important economic and cultural contributors to the local communities within which we operate.
We have sustainably managed and certified plantation forests in the Northland, East Coast and Wairarapa regions of NZ’s North Island. In those same locations, we have four modern, efficient and environmentally clean wood processing mills. We employ nearly 700 people and obtain goods and services from several hundred suppliers.

Research and development are important to us, and we also benefit from the technology and resources of our Japan-based parent company WoodOne Ltd- a major international housing materials and componentry company – which has invested over $NZ700 million into our Company and NZ.

All of which means that in an age where wood is becoming increasingly recognised and re-established as a product of choice for many structural and non-structural applications we can offer you high quality, fit-for-purpose products to meet your needs.


We make a wide range of engineered wood Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Panels and Solid Wood Products – for structural and non-structural purposes, for external or internal uses, and for appearance or non-appearance finishes.

All of it from trees that we plant, care for and harvest on a sustainable basis to ensure that you receive the very best products for your requirements. If we do not have the right trees we obtain them from other carefully selected sustainable sources. So we are closely involved and “hands-on” all the way through from the tree seed to the finished product. And in a way that is sensitive to the social needs and ecosystems within which we live, work and play.

Our forests are certified and managed according to internationally-recognised environmental standards – FSC®and ISO. They are immaculate. They provide the very best of raw materials to our wood processing mills which are also certified and managed according to international standards – including FSC®, ISO and EWPAA. Through innovative processes and skilled staff, our mills transform our harvested trees into high-quality products – products that are reliable and durable, that perform, and that can
be trusted.

Our range of products is wide and varied, but we are not limited to “off-the-shelf” solutions. If you cannot find what you are looking for in our current range then ask us about custom-made options to suit your exact needs. Such requests fit comfortably with our philosophy, and because we own the process from start to finish we will always try to meet your needs.

It is yet another reason why discerning customers who seek and demand the natural benefits of wood choose Juken New Zealand Ltd for top quality engineered and solid wood products.