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8mm Polycarbonate Sheet – Light, bright, versatile
Polycarbonate is a versatile product. It can be easily glued or bonded to other materials. It's remarkably strong, almost 300 times stronger than regular glass, is more or less unbreakable, has a good fire rating and you can cut it to shape yourself to make all sorts of shatterproof items. It's also completely different from acrylic sheeting. If you're not sure which you need, you can either chat with one of our experts or click here to find out the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate.
Because polycarbonate is one of the strongest plastics around, it's ideal for all sorts of glazing projects, from Wendy houses to greenhouses, porch windows and conservatory roofs. It's as much as five times lighter than glass, but lets up to 90% of the light through. It is heat resistant, snow, rain and sunlight resistant, and lasts for years without fading or discolouring. It's cost effective, strong, durable and looks just like glass.
– One of the planet's toughest plastics
– 5 times lighter than glass and lets 90% of the available light shine through
– Incredibly strong and rigid
– Thermoforms multiple times without losing its quality or strength
– Better at resisting impacts than acrylic sheet
– Brake-forms to a tenth of an inch thick
– Bullet resistant when very thick
– Easy to work with whether you want to drill, cut, form or bend it
– UV resistant– Abrasion resistant
– Meets both UK and EU fire standards
Polycarbonate is available in a choice of thicknesses, as twin or multiwall sheeting, and can be purchased with a special bronze finish for privacy and a pearl version to provide lots of light plus even higher levels of privacy.
– Security glazing in banks, on buses, in GP surgeries and hospitals, factories, houses, sheds, greenhouses and car-ports
– Machine guards on lathes, presses, guillotines and other dangerous equipment
– Windows for drag racing, rally and racing cars
– Riot shields, spectacles and safety glasses
– Transparent manifolds, signage and name plates
– Roofing and roof trims
– Point-of-purchase displays
– As a replacement for glass when glass isn't safe, light or strong enough
Technical specification for this product to be added shortly.
Delivery Options and Details
– FREE economy delivery on all orders over £200
– Speedy delivery or collect it yourself
– Orders bigger than 2001mm x 1000mm are usually COLLECTION ONLY. Alternatively we can get our specialist courier to deliver your order on a cost-per-order basis
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 delivery details 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.