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We offer several 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 smooth surface material for printing, birch plywood sheets offer great 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. 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. If you have an ongoing project taking place, contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
18mm birch plywood is a superior quality plywood with a smooth surface and a precision finish, making it suitable for a host of uses such as display signs, furniture, cladding and fascias. It’s also extremely popular for engineered structures, as it’s less likely to splinter and crack, so it can be used for everything from playground equipment and toys to doors and sheds. Birch plywood is popular for its versatility and potential to be used both in and outdoors. This dense wood has a pale colour that looks great on its own, or it can be stained and lacquered to great effect. A popular cheaper option, offering slightly less rigidity is 12mm birch plywood.
18mm 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 18mm Birch Plywood
Birch plywood sheets are commonly chosen over other varieties of plywood for the aesthetic properties it holds. It has a rich sheen and a pale colour that provides an elegant and stylish finish to any application, whether it’s being used for cabinets, doors or tables. Another benefit of using 18mm birch plywood is that it is incredibly strong and provides great durability. Unlike thinner forms of plywood, this thickness won’t bend or warp, nor is it prone to splintering, so it provides a more reliable finish that is smooth and free from jagged edges. In addition to the look and strength of birch plywood, another benefit of this material is that it is affordable and won’t break the bank. A great option is to combine this wood with more expensive hardwoods for a mix of textures and finishes while still keeping costs to a minimum.
Applications of 18mm Birch Plywood
18mm birch plywood can be used for a wide variety of projects and applications, but typically this thicker plywood is used for roofing, floors, walls, as frameworks for concrete work and or sheds. It can also be used for bath panelling, storage boxes and interior vehicle building to provide strength and structure without warping or bending. Plywood has a great surface for painting and staining, plus it’s easy to work with as it can be cut to size easily with a handsaw or an electric saw. The benefit of using birch plywood is that even at a thicker size such as this, it has a brilliant strength to weight ratio, making it easy to manoeuvre. We also offer other plywood types 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.