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We offer different varieties of MDF for various applications which we can cut to size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of precision and the option of duplication. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it. Just send us your drawings, in either CAD format or a sketch, and we can create it for you to your exact specifications. Our CNC router can also be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on MDF sheets, as well as virtually any other sheet material. Additionally, there is the option to add laser cutting, CNC engraving services and mitred edges.
Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full wood sheets in one go, providing a consistent finish and a much faster turnaround time than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you fast. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. If you have a bigger ongoing project taking place, you can contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
3mm MDF, also known as medium density fibre board, particle board is incredibly popular for a host of different applications, from cabinets to shelves. It’s a commonly used material for flat-pack furniture such as bookcases, wardrobes and storage containers, as it’s lightweight but strong. It also provides a clean finish with no grains or knots and has a smooth surface that’s ideally suited to paints or veneers. MDF is an affordable material that makes for a great base to a wide range of projects and it’s easy to work with, delivering a great strength to weight ratio at a cost-effective price. We provide a custom cutting service for your 3mm MDF sheeting, so whatever shape or size you require for your project, we can deliver the exact product you need. We offer various sizes of MDF sheets online with our most popular being 12mm MDF sheets and 18mm MDF sheets, cut to size or shape.
Types of MDF
There are several different varieties of MDF, depending on the application you’re using it for.
- Moisture resistant MDF can be used in areas of homes or businesses where moisture or humidity is an issue, such as bathrooms, kitchens or storage areas.
- Premier MDF sheeting is a high-quality material that makes use of superior wood refining technology and high-grade resins for greater consistency both in terms of thickness and quality. This form of MDF is best-suited to furniture, toys or cabinetry, delivering a reliable and uniform result.
- Fire retardant MDF is commonly used in schools, hospitals, offices or cinemas and can provide up to 60 minutes of fire protection when used in applications such as doors, kick plates or partitions.
Advantages of 3mm MDF
MDF has a host of benefits and advantages, from the ease of machining this wood to the fact that it takes well to most paints and adhesives for added convenience. In particular, it works well with varnishes and oil or water-based paints. 3mm MDF is light and easy to manoeuvre, even in larger panels, and the light surface makes it easy to make marks when using it for larger and more complex projects. MDF also works with numerous fixing options, from glues and adhesives to screws and nails, without splitting or cracking. The manner in which MDF is produced means that it provides a smooth finish when sanding for a safe final product that won’t splinter or crack, which is one of the reasons why it’s so popular for use with items such as furniture, cupboards and shelves. It can also be used to great effect for table tops as it is an excellent substrate for veneers. Because of the easy machinability of MDF and the fact that it can be laser cut or machined by hand so quickly, it’s a common go-to for prototyping as it’s affordable while also being easy to work with.
Despite being lightweight, MDF is surprisingly strong thanks to its dense fibre body, so it will hold its form when fixed securely for a stable final product. This material has the added bonus of being an environmentally-friendly product as it’s made from recycled offcuts, sawdust and wood chippings, as well as from trees that are otherwise unsuitable for other uses. For this reason, it’s considered a green product that makes use of materials that would typically go to waste, similar to OSB board. MDF is free from natural defects and provides superior hold for screws and fasteners, so it’s great for applications that need to be fixed into place such as cabinetry. This material should only be used for internal applications and providing it doesn’t come into contact with water or excessive humidity, it will hold its form for a long period in any way that it’s used. There’s less expansion and contraction with MDF than with natural wood, so the dimensions remain stable.
Applications of 3mm MDF Sheets
At 3mm in thickness, this variety of MDF can be used for a host of projects, from architectural mouldings to furniture and shelving. While this product can only be used internally, that doesn’t limit the number of projects it can be utilised with. It is commonly used for panelling and shop fittings, as well as cabinets, wardrobes and bookcases. The 3mm MDF sheeting is also ideally suited to fun projects such as dolls houses and jigsaws, as well as for boxing in pipes and wiring or panelling. The smoothness of MDF means that it can be sanded down easily for safe and jagged-free edges, providing a cleaner and more professional finish and a smooth surface for painting. Do you need something that looks more like real wood? Check out our plywood sheets and oak veneered MDF.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-1mm. Tighter tolerances can be agreed upon under arrangement.
Can I determine the grain direction for wood?
You can. When ordering your wood, select the direction of the grain. A preference of grain direction will incur a cost added to the total, excluding delivery.
Can you cut any shape into plastic or wood?
We can cut any shape into acrylic or wood.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
One per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle of your sheet if is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
You can cut acrylic yourself. Just take it slow and easy.
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?
Polycarbonate is a stronger alternative to acrylic. Take a look at our Choosing the Right Plastic guide for more details.
What is the largest sheet size you can cut too?
Each material has a maximum sheet size which can be found under the height and width of the sheet.
Do you offer bulk order discounts?
Yes, we do. When your subtotal (inc VAT) reaches the following values you will receive the appropriate discount automatically at checkout:
- 10% discount over £750
- 15% discount over £1,500
- 20% discount over £2,500
Products excluded from the discount:
- Sneeze Screens
Delivery and Shipping
Why is my order late?
While we endeavour to ensure your item arrives with the specified time frame, unforeseen delays may occur affecting shipping or manufacturing. In this instance, we will strive to communicate any delays to you, such as through the use of a banner at the top of the page which would provide further details.
Can my delivery and billing address be different?
You can have different addresses for billing and delivery. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
Can I collect my order?
You are more than welcome to come and pick your order up from us at no cost to you. You can select this option at the checkout. Our address is Unit 51-52, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR.
How will I know if my order has been dispatched?
You will receive a confirmation email when you place your order. We will email you again with your invoice when your item has been dispatched from our warehouse. Where possible, this email will include the courier’s tracking details.
Will I have to be in all day?
Depending on how your order is being delivered, we may be able to give you a window for delivery via the courier tracking number. If you are unable to be at home for the delivery, our couriers will try to leave your order somewhere safe, or with a neighbour. If you are not going to be in, a clear note on the front door really helps the couriers.
In what condition should my order be delivered?
While all orders are made to a high quality and leave our shipment facility in a protected film, if your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Do you deliver outside of Great Britain?
Currently, we do not provide any deliveries outside of Great Britain.
What is your normal delivery timescale?
Our normal delivery timescale is 3-7 working days. Though, we also provide faster delivery options if required.
Can I pay for faster shipping?
You are able to pay for a faster shipping option. Our timescale can range from 7 working days to Next Day Delivery depending on your requirements. You can select your option at checkout, which will add the calculated costs accordingly. For more details please see our Delivery Policy.
Is there a small order fee?
To allow us to continue to provide a fast and efficient service, any basket value less than £15 will be rounded up to £15, excluding shipping.
Contact and Communications
How are you managing the safety of your staff?
We have implemented a number of health and safety procedures in our warehouse and offices which adhere to the government guidance. These include amongst others, ensuring staff are working at a safe distance and allocated support bubbles for each department, with measures in place to prevent mixing. We have also introduced sneeze screens between desks to allow our staff to safely continue working providing crucial equipment, as well as sanitation stations between all areas.
I have messaged you on social media/commented on your post, but you haven't replied. What should I do?
We're so sorry! We definitely do not want to leave you waiting, however, due to the high volume of notifications we receive, we, unfortunately, cannot see or reply to every comment or DM. If we have missed your message or comment, please email us at email@example.com.
I need help on the weekend, can I still reach you?
Unfortunately, we are not open on the weekend. We may be present on social media over the weekend, however, this is not definite. To make sure we support you as quickly as possible please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be able to address it when we return on the next business day.
I’ve tried ringing, why isn’t anyone answering my call?
The customer service team answer phone calls throughout the day from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and you may experience a wait while we deal with other queries. Please have patience with us, or try later in the day. Alternatively, send us an email at email@example.com
I’ve emailed you, and no one has replied yet?
We apologise for the wait, however, we respond to emails throughout the day, and may have not have got to your query yet. As such we ask that you have patience with us as we aim to respond to you as soon as we are available to do so.
Returns and Cancellations
How do I cancel my order?
Unfortunately, due to the goods we provide are customised and made to order, we are unable to cancel or refund any order once it has been processed. For this reason, we ask that you check all orders are correct before placing them.
I've installed it, but am unhappy, can I get a refund?
Once our products are installed, we are unable to accept a return.
My item arrived faultily, how do I get a refund?
While all orders are made to high quality, if your order does arrive faultily, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
Amendments needed after placing your order may have additional charges, so call our customer service team on 01903 389024 for help and assistance.
Installation and Fitting
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
You are unable to fit acrylic behind a hob if your hob is gas or electric. If you are fitting it to an induction hob, you will need a gap of 5cm between the hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
We do not fit the acrylic sheeting we provide. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
I've installed it, but am unhappy, can I get a refund?
Once our products are installed, we are unable to accept a return, unless they have been installed by us through our Splashback Fitting Service and the reason for the return is due to damage in instalment.
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