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We offer a range of different plywoods for any project which we can cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of accuracy and duplication. Whatever shape or design you have in mind, we can cut it – just send us your drawings, in either CAD or a sketch format, and we can bring it to life. As well as cutting any shape or curve required, our CNC router can also be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on plywood sheets and virtually any other sheet material. We also provide laser cutting and CNC engraving services for added versatility.
Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent and professional finish at a much faster rate 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 individual requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly too. For larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK and if you have a bigger project taking place, you can contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
Types of 3mm Plywood Sheet and Grading
There are several different varieties of plywood, depending on the application you’re using it for, but the four most common types of plywood are softwood, hardwood, birch and marine ply. Wood comes in a variety of grades - we offer the grades listed below. See our wood grading guide for more information on the types available.
- Softwood plywood is the most commonly manufactured plywood and is available in various thicknesses. It’s typically used in construction projects as it’s affordable and versatile. There are several grades of this wood to choose between, from C+/C grade which has knots on both sides of the wood, with those on the facing C+ side filled and touch sanded.
- Hardwood plywood is made from stronger timbers and is commonly used for applications which require longevity. Chinese hardwood plywood is a high BB/CC grade wood which means it has few knots and slight discolouration to the surface of the wood, with a CC grade reverse.
- Birch plywood that we offer comes in high B/BB grade which provides a clear and smooth surface and is best-suited to applications where the appearance of the wood is important or for printing onto.
- Marine plywood is for use in environments where the wood is exposed to moisture for extended periods. The type of wood we offer has a high-quality BB/BB face grade and is well-suited to demanding environments such as gardens, bathrooms and parks as well as for roof supports and advertising panels.
3mm plywood sheet is a commonly used material that can be used for DIY projects as well as within the construction industry, whether it’s for foundational structures or applications where the wood will be visible. Plywood is a cost-effective material with a multitude of uses, but it’s also reliable and strong due to the method in which it is produced. The layers of wood are glued together and compressed in contrasting 90-degree layers to create an incredibly strong sheet material that can be used for everything from roofing and walls to partitions and containers. We provide custom-cutting services so we can deliver your plywood sheets, cut to the perfect size and shape for your project, to your door.
Advantages of 3mm Plywood Sheets
The benefit of using a 3mm ply sheet material is that it provides great value for money while also delivering a high-quality product. The boards provide a smooth and consistent finish that is resistant to shrinkage, warping and twisting, as well as low expansion. This makes them well-balanced to be used both internally and externally, as well as for vertical and horizontal installations. There are many core properties to plywood that make it a unique product in comparison to other wooden sheet materials, such as its strength, stress-resistance and its ability to remain strong while also being flexible. For example, its a lot more fleible then MDF sheets. Plywood sheeting is also an insulating material that can be used for adding thermal benefits to walls to reduce heating bills.
Applications of 3mm Plywood Sheets
3mm plywood sheets can be used for a multitude of purposes, from bath panelling and sheds to storage containers and floors. Plywood sheets are a common material for the construction of houses, as they can be used in various ways in and around properties. From wall insulation and structure to roofing, 3mm plywood has the added benefit of being thin enough that it can be bent into shape too, for added versatility in how it is used. Like our OSB board, plywood can also be used externally, providing the sheets are treated with an appropriate wood preserver, so it can be used for garages, cold storage containers and summer houses.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-1mm.
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.