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3mm Polycarbonate Sheet – A brilliant alternative to glass
Polycarbonate sheets are really tough and very strong. As a material it's often used as a glass alternative, being just as durable but safer and lighter. In fact it weighs in at five times less than glass. It's also thermoplastic, which means you can heat and re-form it as often as you like and it doesn't degenerate or lose its properties. Did you know it isn't quite the same as acrylic plastic sheeting? If not, and you're not certain which to use, give us a call or establish for yourself the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate here.
Polycarbonate is wonderfully easy to work with, form when heated, cut and machine. It lets in loads of light so makes an excellent glass replacement, especially in places where glass would be too dangerous. You can paint it any colour you like and glue bits of it firmly with everyday solvent-based glue. Stick two or more layers together and the intrinsic strength has to be seen to be believed. It looks good whatever the weather, and has a multitude of different uses and functions.
– An incredibly strong plastic, one of the world's toughest
– As much as 5 times lighter weight than glass
– Clear as crystal, lets 90% of the available light shine through so great for windows
– Incredibly tough and rigid, just under 300 times stronger than glass
– Thermoforms beautifully time and time again without losing quality or strength
– Performs better than acrylic sheeting when high impacts are likely
– Brake-forms to a tenth of an inch thick
– Bullet resistant at its thickest
– Easy to drill, cut, form, bend and fit
– UV and abrasion resistant
– Complies with UK and EU fire standards
– Comes in several thicknesses as well as twin and multiwall
Want privacy? Buy special bronze polycarbonate sheet for private applications, and pearl polycarbonate sheet to diffuse the light and deliver even higher levels of discretion.
– Transparent manifolds, signage, name plates, windows
– Safety spectacles for industry, schools and colleges
– Semiconductor parts
– Greenhouses, cloches, carports, conservatories, porches, skylights and playhouse windows
– Roofing and roof trims
– Machine safety guards and security windows in doctors surgeries, on buses and in banks
– Point-of-purchase displays in shops
– As a replacement for glass when glass isn't safe enough
Delivery Options and Details
– FREE economy delivery on all orders over £200
– Speedy delivery or collect it yourself
We'll email you to confirm your order, including a number for tracking its progress. And we'll send another email once your order has been despatched, including a courier tracking number. You can have it delivered to a different address from your billing address if you like, no problem.
We'll deliver as fast as possible, and your order should arrive in perfect condition. We add a layer of protective film to both surfaces to protect it as well as using good quality packaging, especially at the corners.
You'll need to sign for your delivery. If you're not in, the courier will leave a card telling you how to rearrange the delivery or arrange collection.
Want full delivery details including prices? Here they are.
Delivery charges are based on the size of the largest panel you order and how quickly you'd like to receive it. All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition. For small orders below 297mm we use Royal Mail and larger orders are sent with reliable couriers such as DHL and TNT. For the longest side up to 1200mm delivery, this maximum is also met when both dimensions are over 750mm.
Orders over £150
Arrives in 3-7 working days*
(Faster delivery method pricing adjusts with free delivery)
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Your delivery address doesn’t need to be the same as your billing address. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
You are also more than welcome to come and pick your acrylic up from us. Our address is Unit 51-52, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR.
We will email you confirmation of your order, including your order details, your order number and the price that you have paid.
When your delivery is ready for dispatch, we will email you. This email will include the courier’s tracking number where possible. If you have ordered a smaller piece of acrylic, you will receive a notification from the courier detailing roughly when your order will be delivered on a specific day. If you have ordered a larger piece of acrylic, you may not receive any notifications from the courier, and unfortunately our courier also can’t specify a delivery time. If you are out, the courier will leave a card to allow you to arrange a new delivery time to suit you.
Due to factors beyond our control, we can’t guarantee that orders will be delivered when specified during our communications with you.
Your order should arrive packaged and in perfect condition, just as it left us. It will come with a layer of protective film over each surface (mirrored acrylic only has protective film on one side). If your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please refer to our Orders Damaged in Transit information.
We reserve the right to charge extra delivery costs if the dimensions/format of your order require us to use a specialist delivery company.
We can arrange for delivery on Saturdays/before midday, please contact us for more details. There will be a supplement for these services.
There is a supplement on deliveries to the Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Eire, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This supplement will be calculated when you add your delivery details to your order.
For more information on our delivery terms and conditions, please read our terms and conditions page.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-3mm.
What is your delivery timescale?
3-7 working days.
Is mirrored acrylic like normal mirror?
Mirrored acrylic is a flexible material, and needs to be attached to a perfectly flat surface. We recommend attaching it to MDF or something similar, making sure the adhesive is spread in a thin even layer across the acrylic. we also recommend using the 5mm thick acrylic as it is more rigid.
Can you cut any shape?
Yes, in acrylic. We will shortly be able to also cut any shape in polycarbonate as well.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
1 per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle if your sheet is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
Yes, you can. Just take it slow and easy.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 5cm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
No, we don't. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Take a look at our handy guide here.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
There will be a £6 processing fee for any amendments needed after placing your order.