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4mm Polycarbonate Sheet – Tough, clear and stiff
Polycarbonate is a transparent, strong, stiff thermoplastic material that features really good impact resistance. It isn't quite the same as acrylic sheeting. If you're not certain which you need, give us a call or check out the differences between the two here.
Polycarbonate sheeting is tough and clear, which means it has a broad range of very different applications. It is an excellent alternative to glass. It's easy to machine and offers great dimensional stability. It can be thermoformed after drying and you can paint it with ease. You can glue pieces of it together with a good solvent glue. The hard transparent coat that protects it delivers enhanced weatherability, good chemical resistance, and excellent resistance to abrasion, which is why it's often used in vulnerable high traffic areas like bus shelters, police stations, doctors surgeries and detention centres.
– One of the strongest plastics in existence
– As much as 5 times lighter than glass and 290 times stronger
– Great optical clarity lets 90% of the light through
– Incredibly tough, very stiff– Easy to fabricate
– Thermoforms well when dry
– For high impact applications, it's better than acrylic sheeting
– Brake formable up to 0.100 inch thick
– Bonds perfectly with a good solvent glue
– Bullet resistant at certain thicknesses
– Can be drilled with ease
– UV, fire and abrasion resistant - complies with British and European fire regulations
– Comes in a multitude of thicknesses
– Twin and multiwall versions available
– Use bronze polycarbonate for less transparency when you want privacy
Use opal (opaque) sheeting to diffuse light completely, letting in light while preventing people from seeing in.
– Safety glasses
– Semiconductor parts
– Name plates and signage
– Greenhouses, carports and conservatories
– Roofing and trims
– Bus shelters and security windows
– Machine guards
– Point-of-purchase displays
– As a replacement for glass in buildings, for example skylights
Technical Specification coming soon.
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? You can find them here.
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 7-15 working days
(Speedy delivery method pricing adjusts with free delivery)
Arrives in 7-15 working days
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.
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.