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We have a variety of plywood types to choose from which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router, providing a high level of precision and exact duplication. Whatever shape you have in mind, if you can draw it, we can cut it. Just send us your drawings in either CAD format or a sketch and we can produce it. In addition to cutting any shape or curve, our CNC router can also be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on plywood sheets, along with virtually any other sheet material. We also provide laser cutting and CNC engraving services, as well as the ability to cut miters, so you can be as creative as you want to be.
For a great surface material for printing, you may want to consider birch plywood as it has a smooth texture. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent 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 project. We offer optional next day delivery if you’re working to a tight deadline and for larger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. Have a bigger project taking place? Contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
Strong yet flexible, 6mm plywood sheets are commonly used in the construction industry for their affordability and strength. There are various types of plywood to choose from, depending on the purpose of the material, as well as different grades. Plywood sheets are cost-effective and versatile, providing incredible durability owing to the method of production. The sheets are produced by layering sheets of wood together at 90-degree angles with glue, which are then compressed to produce a tough and hard-wearing wood. We provide 6mm plywood sheets that can be cut down to any size or shape to suit your needs, as well as fast delivery so you can make use of your products as soon as possible.
Types of 6mm 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.
Advantages of 6mm Plywood Sheets
6mm plywood sheets provide more stability than 3mm plywood sheets, while still delivering flexibility and versatility. Plywood has a low expansion rate and is resistant to warping, twisting and shrinking, so it can be used for both vertical and horizontal installations. Plywood is also resistant to stress and capable of staying stable when heavy items are placed on it, due to the layered construction. 6mm plywood sheets are thin enough that they can be used for wall insulations, as plywood is an insulating material that helps to lower heating costs, as well as for soundproofing in rooms to minimise noise pollution. Another benefit of plywood is that it can be used for bot interior and exterior applications, providing it has been treated appropriately with a wood preserver.
Applications of 6mm Plywood Sheets
6mm plywood can be used for a number of applications including general joinery. The thickness of this sheeting makes it well-suited to signage, as plywood can be used both internally and externally, as well as for packing cases and displays. It is also a great option for shelving, concrete framework and temporary structures. 6mm plywood is suitable for fascias and soffits, as well as van and trailer linings, sheds, garages and vehicle building.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.