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We offer different types of plywood for various applications which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router for accuracy and repeatability. Whatever design you want, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your CAD drawing or a sketch, and we can make it a reality for you. In addition to cutting any shape or curve into plywood sheets, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting. There is also the option of laser cutting and CNC engraving, as well as miter cutting services for added customisation.
If you’re looking for a great surface material for printing, birch plywood sheets offer professional and consistent results. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent finish with a quick turnaround time. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we can purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so call our team today to discuss your requirements. And 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. Got a bigger project taking place? Contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
12mm birch plywood is a durable material that is characterised by its excellent strength and rigidity. It performs well in applications where high strength is required, such as furniture and outdoor structures. Birch plywood has a smooth surface that’s ideal for staining and lacquering, but it’s equally as beautiful without to show off the clean, blemish-free wood. Birch plywood is made from birch veneers which are glued in layers to create a consistent and incredibly tough material that is also light and easy to machine. As it’s an aesthetically-pleasing material, it’s also well-suited to applications such as tables, cabinetry or signs. 18mm birch plywood is also a popular option, offering more rigidity than the 12mm.
12mm Birch Plywood Grades
Birch plywood is available in a variety of grades and we offer the grades listed below. For more information about the types available, please see our plywood grading guide.
The 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. Please note that bb/bb grade can have plugs on either side of the sheet, if you are clear finishing and require a plug free finish then please ask us about higher grades.
Advantages of 12 mm Birch Plywood
Birch plywood is typically chosen over other materials for its robust strength and stability, making it a great foundation for a host of structural applications. From frameworks for concrete to roofing and flooring, 12mm birch plywood is incredibly tough and won’t be subjected to warping and bending unlike thinner plywood sheeting. Birch plywood is free from knots and jagged edges, providing a much smoother finish that is safer and more aesthetically-appealing.
The process of making plywood creates a tough material that is reliable in construction industries as well as for applications around the home. Another benefit of using birch plywood is that it is more affordable than other types of wood, particularly those which provide the same level of finish. Because it’s more cost-effective, it can be used to great effect with more expensive hardwoods to cut costs and still benefit from a high-quality product.
Applications of 12mm Birch Plywood
12mm birch plywood is a high-strength material that provides fantastic load-bearing properties and stability. It’s well-suited to applications that require structure such as shuttering, sheathing, packaging, roofing, walling and flooring. It’s a great material for construction projects as it’s lightweight and easy to machine but is also robust and reliable. This size of plywood can be used both for interior uses and in exterior applications, once treated with an appropriate sealant to protect the wood from moisture. Birch plywood can be engraved and laser-cut to different shapes and sizes, allowing for a great deal of creative freedom for applications such as signs or decorative furniture. We offer other types of plywood such as marine plywood, hardwood plywood and softwood plywood.
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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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.