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Acrylic Sheets Details
With a range of colours, thicknesses, finishes and sizes available, we can accommodate any situation with our high-quality acrylic material. We are also able to print on acrylic and provide sheets for commercial situations. Above all, we can deliver whatever you need fast.
When you're ordering Perspex® acrylic material, all you need to do is let us know the size, colour, thickness and finish you need. If you need to, you can include any drill holes you would like to include in your acrylic, for things like power sockets or plumbing, and we will cut your sheet for you. We will then send your order via courier, carefully packed and wrapped, ready for you to install.
For example, our acrylic plastic sheets make for an ideal replacement shed windows, splashback, shower door, light diffuser or secondary glazing. It's also the perfect material for use as a tougher alternative to similar glass products such as tabletop protectors, and dance studio mirrors when using mirrored acrylic sheets.
We hold one of the largest stocks of acrylic plastic sheets in the UK to provide you with fast delivery and a vast range of colours to choose from.
Employing the latest CNC cutting technology means our cuts are accurate and repeatable.
Cut My Plastic has built a great reputation working with individual consumers requiring a small shed window or splashback up to global companies needing thousands of components manufactured quickly.
Our website is easy to use and allows you to add drill holes, cutouts, rounded corners and polishing quickly but if you have more complicated requirements please get in touch today.
When we cut our plastics we can do so to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Once the acrylic plastic sheets have been cut we can also bevel the edges, polish them to a glass-like finish and round off corners. We also have a range of 100% recycled acrylic, and our 5mm acrylic comes with an optional scratch resistant surface, great for areas that will require more frequent cleaning.
Simply place your order, advising us of all your bespoke requirements. We'll take care of the rest. Want to cut your acrylic sheet for a DIY project? Check out five ways you can cut acrylic yourself.
Applications of Acrylic Sheets
Lightweight High Impact Mirrored Acrylic
Our range of acrylic material includes mirror effect acrylic sheets which are perfect for use in gyms, fitness centres and dance studios. They can also be used in the garden as a design feature, enhancing both the light and sense of space. We can supply and fabricate acrylic sheets which are lighter than glass, have better impact resistance and are safer to use around customers.
Tabletops And Table Top Protectors
Using a Perspex® cut to size acrylic sheet as a replacement for a glass tabletop is ideal where safety is a concern. Clear acrylic sheets, cut to size make the best tabletop protector.
Now an heirloom piece of furniture with engraving or marquetry can have a new lease of life under the protection of a bespoke cut and polished clear plastic shield. Alongside our clear acrylic sheeting, we also have Glass Look Perspex® sheets which have the authentic green tint when looking at the edge of the sheet, keeping the look of real glass but preserving all the benefits of plastic. As a result, our Glass Look acrylic sheet makes for an excellent alternative to the glass whilst keeping the same aesthetic light transmission.
We are experienced suppliers of both cast acrylic sheets and extruded acrylic. Extruded acrylics are perfect for signs and displays for home and retail. This is because extruded Perspex® cut to size acrylics are unaffected by UV light, as well as being weatherproof.
Commercial spaces can benefit from acrylic in numerous ways, from shelving, retail fixtures, wall coverings, branding, and totem signs for offices, hotels or museums. The versatility of acrylic, along with its excellent aesthetic qualities makes it an ideal material to work with.
As a result of this, our cut acrylic sheets make for perfect illuminated signage and outdoor displays. They are also ideal for use in a home setting becoming great options for cabinets and shelves. On the other hand, as cast acrylic sheets have a low softening temperature they can be easily moulded making them great for fabrication and manipulation. A keen DIYer would also be able to use basic tools, or easily manipulate their sheet to create new designs from their Perspex® cut to size acrylic sheeting. Perfect for a huge variety of projects.
Light Fittings and Discreet Privacy Glazing
Our acrylic sheets can be used for light fittings, diffusers and privacy glazing. For this, we have Opal, Frosted and Translucent acrylic sheets. These are a form of extruded acrylic and are ideal for use in displays or signs. These diffusers are also great for controlling light, preventing wandering eyes of passers-by.
Acrylic is commonly used for signage as it can be used effectively for outdoor use as well as indoor applications and is durable enough to withstand the elements. This includes point of sale displays and exhibition stands and overhead signs. Because of its optical clarity and shatterproof properties, acrylic sheet (branded as Plexiglas sheet or Perspex® sheet) can make a great option for windows, secondary glazing and skylights. Alternatively, check out our coloured acrylic sheet options.
Shed and Playhouse Windows
Cut acrylic sheet has many fun applications too. A playhouse fitted with Clear acrylic as an alternative to glass becomes a warm, bug-free environment for children to play in without the associated dangers of window glass. Putting plastic sheet glazing into a Wendy house means that it can also be used to store toys and play equipment over winter, instead of taking up space in a shed or garage preventing the cold and dampness from causing damage.
Wipe Boards, Splashbacks, Signs and Displays
Our opaque Opal acrylic sheet Cut My Plastic also stocks a range of opaque acrylic sheet in a range of colours, including black or white. These are perfect for use as wipe-boards, splashbacks, signs, displays and cabinets, tabletops and wet room walls coverings.
Features of Acrylic Sheets
There are many benefits of using an acrylic sheet (Perspex®) and it makes a great replacement for glass in various applications. The primary reason why acrylic is used is for its durability and toughness – it has up to ten times the impact resistance of glass and is also shatterproof, making it a safer alternative.
Acrylic sheet and its Plexiglas equivalent are also easy to fabricate and machine, and bonds effectively with adhesives and solvents. It can be cut to any shape, size or thickness, making it a versatile and flexible material that’s ideal for so many uses.
Acrylic has great weathering properties, so it can be used both in and outdoors without any worry about the quality of the material deteriorating or showing signs of damage. This material is also transparent and offers brilliant optical clarity, so it can be used as an alternative to glass for applications such as secondary glazing. However, it’s half the weight of glass so it’s not only safer but also easier to install. Check out this guide for more pros and cons of acrylic sheet
How much is a sheet of Acrylic?
|Thickness (mm)||Max Height (mm)||Max Width (mm)||Cost per m2|
Installing Acrylic Sheeting
When placing your order, you can choose a variety of thicknesses from 2mm through to 30mm, depending on the plastic, application and rigidity you require. You can also request holes and cutouts to be pre-cut for you by our skilled machinists to make installation even easier.
Perspex® cut to size acrylic sheets can be installed either by drilling it to the wall or by using an appropriate adhesive to glue it into place, making installation incredibly easy and quick, even for a DIY amateur.
Acrylic sheets are lightweight unlike glass or other materials, so they can be put into place with ease. This is particularly useful when installing larger sheets, such as wall splashbacks.
What does a sheet of acrylic weight?
PMMA (acrylic sheet) has a mass of 1.2g/cm3 which is about half of the glass. Below is a guide showing the weight for an m2. If you want to know the exact weight of your cut to size sheet it is displayed on the product page just about the green add to cart button and quantity.
|Thickness (mm)||Max Height (mm)||Max Width (mm)||kg per m2|
Need help removing scratches from your acrylic sheet? Check out our handy DIY guide How to Remove Scratches from Acrylic.
Applications & Uses
- Animal Enclosures
- Art Installations
- Boat Windows
- Child Safe Mirrors
- Cold Frame Glazing
- Commercial Spaces
- Door Glazing
- Extra Security
- Garden Mirrors
- Greenhouse Windows
- Gym and Dance Studio Mirrors
- High Footfall Area Displays
- Light Diffuser
- Perspex® Screens
- Playhouse Windows
- Secondary Glazing
- Shed Windows
- Stable Mirrors
- Table Top Protector
- Thermal Insulation
- Window Replacements
Acrylic Sheet Specification
|Finish||Clear, Coloured, Mirrored, Frosted, Opal, Translucent, Fluorescent, Frosted, Tinted, Glass Look, Recycled Clear, Clear Impact Modified|
|Maximum Sheet Size||3050mm x 2030mm|
|Available Thicknesses||2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm|
|Light Transmission||> 92%|
|Fire Rating||UK Class 3 fire rating|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10 % plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions for Acrylic
What’s the difference between Perspex and acrylic?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
How can I clean acrylic?
Keeping your acrylic clean and hygienic is easier to maintain, as all that is required is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth.
How can I remove scratches from acrylic?
How can I cut acrylic sheets?
While it is possible to cut acrylic sheets yourself, we do suggest that you request it cut-to-size before ordering as we can meet your measurements.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 50mm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate is a stronger alternative to acrylic. Take a look at our handy guide here.
Is acrylic food safe?
Dishes and glassware made from Perspex sheets have been designed to hold up against the heat of a commercially manufactured dishwasher. As such they are food safe and are BPA-Free
Is acrylic heat resistant?
Is acrylic suitable for secondary glazing?
Clear acrylic or polycarbonate would be best for secondary glazing. Windows larger than 800mm will benefit from being glazed with a thicker sheet to provide rigidity.
Is acrylic recyclable?
Acrylic is recyclable, however, as it’s not bio-degradable the process is not as easy as putting it in your recycle bin or taking it to a bottle bank. But you can re-use acrylic (e.g. Perspex), by cutting larger sheets into small pieces and forming them into other products.
Is Cut My Plastic able to fabricate my product?
We are able to provide in-house fabrication services. Please see the full list of all our available options and contact us to enquire about your product.
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