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We offer a variety of plywood sheets for your project which we can cut to any size or shape on our CNC router for a high level of precision and exact repeatability. Whatever shape or design you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your CAD drawing or a sketch, and we can create it for you. In addition to cutting any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on plywood sheets as well as virtually any other sheet material. There is also the option of laser cutting and CNC engraving services, as well as miter cutting.
If you’re looking for a great surface material for printing, birch plywood sheets offer a fantastic result. 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’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with 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.
3mm birch plywood is a versatile material that can be used for a wide variety of applications in the home and commercial settings. One of the main perks of using birch plywood is the beautiful quality of the wood – it has a pale and smooth finish that doesn’t splinter or crack, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. Despite being a lighter and thinner variety of plywood, birch plywood actually delivers a surprising amount of strength and durability as well. So much so, it is commonly used for flooring and furniture. Birch is a highly renewable source of wood and great for minimising the environmental impact of using wooden materials – it’s a fast-growing species that doesn’t cause destruction in the forests where it is felled, allowing for a minimal impact compared to other woods. Our biggest sellers are 12mm birch plywood and 18mm birch plywood, cut to size or shape.
3mm Birch Plywood Grade
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.
Benefits of 3mm Birch Plywood
Birch plywood is a great material to work with as it holds screws really well, compared to softer plywood materials, so whatever it’s being used for will hold securely. This means that joinery such as dovetail joints are not only possible, they also look great and are cleaner thanks to the uniform layers of the plywood. Anything built using birch plywood will last a long time, as this is a secure and stable material that provides excellent levels of strength. Birch has an elegant pale tone to it, so it can be left exposed and natural or it takes stain really well if you want to darken and colour the wood with an oil-based pigment stain. Plywood is also an affordable material that makes the final product more cost-effective.
Applications of 3mm Birch Plywood
The appearance of birch plywood is one of the reasons why it’s so popular for decorative projects or furniture, such as tables or chairs. It makes for beautifully-finished cabinets and storage areas as well. 3mm birch plywood can also be laser cut and engraved with ease, allowing for various designs and finishes to the final product. The thinner sheets of birch plywood are easy to work with and can be cut, routed and assembled easily as they’re light and easy to manoeuvre. Plywood is typically used as construction framework and for flooring in transport vehicles, such as trains, vans and buses. This thickness of material is also a great option for signage as it’s light and easy to cut into a variety of shapes and sizes to suit individual needs.
We provide birch plywood in a wide variety of thicknesses that can be cut to any shape or size to suit your needs. Whatever project you have in mind, get in touch with us to discuss your bespoke requirements and see how we can help.
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.