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We offer a range of types of plywood for various projects and environments, which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of precision and repeatability. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – just send us your CAD drawing or a sketch of what you require and we can create it. As well as cutting hardwood plywood sheets to any shape or curve, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting which you can inform us of when you place your order so your sheets arrive ready to install. We also provide laser cutting, CNC engraving services and miter cutting services for a wider range of options for any application.
Our state-of-the-art UV printers allow us to print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a consistent and professional finish at a much faster rate than painting - birch plywood is particularly well-suited to this as it has a great surface texture that allows for a smooth finish . We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we can purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your individual requirements. And 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 a bigger project taking place, contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
18mm hardwood ply is a cost-effective material that is also versatile enough to be used to great effect in various applications. It delivers a smooth surface for painting, lacquering and staining, plus it has a brilliant strength to weight ratio that makes it easy to work with and durable. Hardwood plywood is made from thin layers of timber which are laid at right angles and bonded with resin adhesive to create a tough, hard-wearing material that can be used for interior and exterior projects. At 18mm, this thickness of hardwood plywood offers incredible stability, so it’s ideal for applications that rely on materials that will deliver durable and reliable strength long-term. We provide a bespoke cutting service to ensure that the wood you receive is cut to the exact size and shape you require for added convenience.
18mm Hardwood Plywood Grades
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.
Advantages of 18mm Hardwood Plywood
As one of the most commonly used wooden materials, it’s unsurprising that one of the main benefits of using 18mm hardwood plywood is its versatility. It can be used for such a wide variety of projects, from construction applications to decorative features and panelling in homes or commercial premises. It can even be used for vehicle linings for trucks or trailers. Hardwood ply is a strong material that is resistant to bending, warping and twisting, and it can also be used with screws or nails without the risk of the wood splintering. This wood is more affordable than other types of hardwood, but it delivers all the aesthetic and strength properties, for the best of both worlds.
18mm hardwood plywood is a stable wood with a low expansion ration and minimal bending, so it’s ideally suited for applications where strength is required. Despite this strength, it’s also an easy wood to work with. It can be cut with ease using a handsaw or electric saw, and it can be painted or stained without issues due to the smooth surface, so it’s perfect for DIY projects.
Applications of 18mm Hardwood Plywood
18mm hardwood plywood is an adaptable resource for DIY or construction projects, but it is most commonly used for general joinery applications. It is a great material for site hoardings, soffits and fascias, walkways and sheds, as it’s sturdy and thick enough to resist bending when exposed to high winds. It can also be used for projects such as benches or containers, as well as cold storage containers for gardens. Hardwood ply is a great material to use for flooring or roofing and it can also be used for construction frameworks for a sturdy foundation to any project. 18mm hardwood plywood sheeting can be used both internally and externally, but it does require treating with an appropriate preserver before being used outdoors so as to protect the wood from rotting and delamination. We also offer marine plywood, birch 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.