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Our clear acrylic sheets are a great pick for your DIY project or commercial installations, 10x stronger than glass, yet up to half of the weight! They are also UV and weather resistant which makes them the ideal material to use both indoors and outdoors.

Buy your cut-to-size acrylic sheets from us and you’ll benefit from great customer service, fast delivery and precision cutting techniques ensuring excellent levels of accuracy. Looking for coloured, mirrored, or other types of acrylic sheets? Simply select your options below:

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Perspex Sheet Details

With a range of colours, thicknesses, finishes and sizes available, we can accommodate most situations with our high-quality acrylic. If you're looking for a more environmentally-friendly option, our Perspex sheets are also 100% recyclable (however not biodegradable). We hold one of the largest stocks of clear acrylic plastic sheets in the UK and we can deliver whatever you need fast. We are also able to print on acrylic and provide full-sized sheets for commercial situations.

When we cut our plastics we can do so to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Employing the latest CNC cutting technology means our cuts are accurate and repeatable. We will then send your order via courier, carefully packed and wrapped, ready for you to install.

If you are unsure about the thickness of the acrylic sheet you would like, you can order a sample of our clear acrylic in any thickness from 2mm - 30mm. You can also order a sample of any of the coloured acrylic we supply to help make your decision easier.

Advantages of Clear Acrylic Sheets

✔   Lighter, safer and cheaper than glass
✔   Easy to clean and maintain
✔   Diffuses UV light 
✔   100% Recyclable

✔ 10-Year Guarantee with Perspex®
✔   High gloss contemporary finish
✔   Comes with a protective film on both sides - just peel off when you're ready
✔   UK Class 4 fire rating

 

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Applications

  • Secondary Glazing
  • Shed Windows
  • Side Sheet for Pergola
  • Skylights
  • Splashbacks
  • Street Furniture
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Vacuum Chamber
  • Vehicle Fit Outs
  • Window Replacements
  • Wipe Boards

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100% Recyclable

Perspex® Acrylic is 100% recyclable. Waste products can readily be recovered from the original raw material (the monomer) and re-used in a new sheet.

Perspex® has been manufactured in the UK for over 85 years and still takes place on the same site in Lancashire as it did in the 1930s. This short supply distance to our UK customers helps reduce ‘product miles’ from the manufacturing plant to the end user.

Numerous different investments have already been made by Perspex® to lessen the impact on the environment. Annual waste consumption has been reduced by 24 million litres, and almost 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide have been saved every year as part of a hot water recycling project. At Cut My, we work to be more sustainable by using all of our offcuts to heat our manufacturing facility. We are also currently working towards reducing our packaging.

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Key Features of Clear Perspex Acrylic Sheets

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Excellent Clarity

Clear acrylic give exceptional optical clarity, even in thicker blocks. They transmit 92% of all visible light, making the light transmission higher than most types of glass. Our cut-to-size plastic sheets are an advantageous option for use in windows or as a skylight.

Malleable

Malleable

Clear acrylic sheeting is easy to fabricate and can be cut, drilled, and shaped to any requirements by us so it’s a flexible material to work with. The cut surfaces can be polished and sanded easily for a more professional finish to your sheeting.

Durable

Durable

Clear perspex sheets are incredibly durable, so are often used as a secondary glazing alternative to glass, as it is resistant to impact and also shatterproof, becoming a safer option. Further, plastic sheets are particularly useful for sheds and around the home with children and pets. Perspex is internationally recognised as a safety glazing material meeting the requirements of ANSI Z.97 and BS 6262.

Weather resistant

Weather Resistant

Acrylic sheeting has excellent resistance to outdoor weathering. It is also UV resistant, so it can endure prolonged exposure to sunlight. In addition, acrylic sheets are also resistant to most chemicals. Perspex sheets have a low moisture absorption rate, so they are useful for various environments and are perfect for outdoor applications. Perspex acrylic is manufactured with UV-stable molecules and retains its stability and transparency over time.

Lightweight

Lightweight

Perspex weighs half as much as an equivalent glass pane, making installation, transportation, and handling an easier, and more attractive option.

Maintainable

Maintainable

The high gloss surface of Perspex makes it easy to clean, keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. All you need is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth needed to ensure a hygienic finish. You can also polish an acrylic sheet to buff out any scratches.

Built to last

Built to Last

Perspex® is designed for long-lasting applications as it ensures a long lifespan for the resources used. Perspex offers a 10-year weathering guarantee on the outdoor performance of a standard acrylic sheet. They specify that no significant change in visual appearance or physical performance will take place for ten years - even outdoors!

Food Safe

Food Safe

Perspex® acrylic sheets comply with current EU and American (FDA) food contact regulations. Please note that food contact compliance testing should be carried out on finished articles and not flat sheet samples. For further information please contact the Perspex sales office.

Acrylic Sheet Specifications

Extruded Acrylic

Material Extruded Acrylic
Finish Clear, Coloured, Florescent, Frosted, Glass Look, Impact Modified, Mirrored, Opal and Tinted
Available Thicknesses 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm
Maximum Sheet Size 3050mm x 2030mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Light Transmission >92%
Flammability UK Class 4 Fire Rating
Water Absorption 0.2%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 5%
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm
Service Temperature -40 to 80̊C

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Cast Acrylic Specifications

Material Perspex Cast Acrylic
Finish Coloured
Available Thicknesses 3mm, 5mm, 10mm
Maximum Sheet Size 3050mm x 2030mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Light Transmission Dependant on colour
Flammability UK Class 3 Fire Rating
Water Absorption 0.2%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 5%
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm
Service Temperature -40 to 80̊C

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Frequently Asked Questions for Acrylic Sheets

What’s the difference between Perspex®, PLEXIGLASS® and acrylic?

Perspex® and PLEXIGLASS® are both brands of acrylic plastic. All of the acrylic sheets we supply are Perspex® acrylic.

What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?

Clear acrylic sheets are cheaper and more scratch resistant than polycarbonate, however, Polycarbonate is 30x stronger than acrylic so it is a more impact-resistant alternative.

Can I get samples of your acrylic sheets?

You can request samples of any of our products: When on the store page for the material you are interested in, first select the thickness you want, then scroll down and find the "Request Sample" button. This will add one sample unit to the shopping cart. Make sure to check your shopping cart before checking out.

Acrylic samples come as 10cm squares and are intended to let you see the colour or finish in real life. For coloured acrylic, sometimes we won't have sample stock of the exact thickness you ask for, but you'll still get the right colours. and tinted samples will always be the correct thickness as the thickness can be important for the properties of the product.

Clear acrylic sheeting samples are available in thicknesses ranging from 2mm to 30mm.

How much light passes through solid-coloured acrylic sheets?

Most of our selection of coloured acrylics are considered ‘Opaque’ and cannot be seen through. However, bright lights placed behind thinner sheets may still be visible as a faint glow. Our ‘frosted’ material colour options are semi-transparent, so shapes and colours will be vaguely perceptible (think: privacy glass). We strongly recommend requesting samples if lighting or opacity is a critical factor in your project.

Do I need polished edges?

If your item is going to be on display and is not going to be set into a frame, we recommend opting for polished edges when possible. This will leave the edges as smooth and transparent as the surface. Without this, your item may have slightly visible tool marks along the cut surfaces. This is particularly important for items that will be handled, as the edges would otherwise be rough. The effect of a polished edge will be more visible on thicker sheets of acrylic.

Is clear acrylic sheeting suitable for secondary glazing?

We would recommend acrylic for secondary glazing, and for larger windows, you would benefit from a thicker sheet to provide rigidity. If need stronger clear plastic sheeting, we also supply cut-to-size polycarbonate for secondary glazing.

Is Perspex® food safe?

Perspex acrylic sheets comply with current EU and American (FDA) food contact regulations.

Why is my acrylic the wrong colour?

All of our acrylic products will be shipped with a thin protective film covering both faces. This could be a variety of colours: blue, green and white are common, and may not have any branding or logos printed on it to make it obvious that it’s there. The cutting process can sometimes melt the film at the edges, causing it to stick very tightly to the surface of your acrylic, making it tricky to peel off. Work at the edges or corners carefully with a craft knife to make it release, then peel it off carefully.

If you are doing any installation or modification, you might want to leave the film in place while handling your new acrylic panels, to minimise scrapes and prevent fingerprints.

Is Perspex® heat resistant?

Perspex® sheets will melt at high temperatures or from exposure to direct flames. The melting point for Perspex is 80̊C so they cannot withstand extreme temperatures.

Can I put acrylic behind a hob?

Electric, ceramic and induction hobs are safe to have acrylic panels behind them but there must be at least a 50mm gap between the panel and the hob. The safest option is to use a glass splashback for gas hobs. Please see our splashbacks page for more information on cooker types and acrylic.

Is Cut My able to fabricate my product?

We can cut to various sizes and shapes out of flat sheets in a range of thicknesses.

Can Perspex® be painted or printed on?

Yes, Perspex can be painted or printed on as it has a smooth flat surface. However, choosing the right type of paint or ink is important to ensure adhesion and durability. It's also important to follow proper preparation and application techniques to avoid smudging or other issues.

How can I clean Perspex®?

Keeping your Perspex® clean and hygienic is easy to maintain, as all that is required is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth. Please avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials, as these can scratch the surface of the material.

How resistant to scratching are your acrylic sheets?

Acrylic is not as scratch resistant as a similar panel of glass, but light surface marks can be more easily buffed out from acrylic. We offer a higher scratch protection finish on our 6mm acrylic if you need extra safeguarding.

How can I remove scratches from acrylic sheets?

You can easily remove scratches from mirrors with a microfibre cloth and a high-quality polish. Following the instructions on the polish, the scratches will be removed using small circular motions.

How can I cut acrylic sheets?

While it is possible to cut acrylic sheets yourself, we do suggest that you request it cut to size before ordering as we can expertly and safely meet your requirements. We use a variety of tools here at Cut My, including saws, routers and lasers and our staff have plenty of safety equipment and knowledge of the correct techniques for cutting acrylic sheets. If you must cut acrylic sheets yourself, you will need a skill saw with an acrylic blade or a router to prevent chipping.

How do I attach Perspex® sheets to other materials?

Perspex® can be attached to other materials using a variety of methods, including screws and adhesives. The specific method used would depend on the intended application and the materials being joined.

Is Perspex® recyclable?

Perspex® is recyclable, however, as it’s not bio-degradable the process is not as easy as putting it in your recycle bin or taking it to a bottle bank. But you can re-use Perspex® by cutting larger sheets into small pieces and forming them into other products.

Does acrylic block UV or infrared?

Acrylic sheets are resistant to UV, however, they don’t block it.

Delivery depends on the size of your order

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P Irvine, 29th May
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Small scratch on one panel. cut perfectly for size, one star off for no phone line to find out where the panel was. I would use them again.
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ROBERT, 29th May
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Product itself when it finally arrived was good. Ordering, follow ups, and dealing with delayed deliveries, and damaged goods was anightmare - Can recommend the product, but not the company
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Peter Ratcliffe, 29th May
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Perfect for replacing my garden shed windows after the kids broke them playing football !!!
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Clint, 29th May
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Great company. Very pleased.
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PJ, 29th May
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Product according to expectations. Drilled easily where appropriate. Secured to balcony railings using cord ties.
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Andrew Wood, 29th May
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Great product and service. Really happy and will use again.
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Christine Claridge, 29th May
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Great value and good delivery time.
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Barrie Coney, 29th May
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Fitted a treat
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stephen lewis, 29th May
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Product's OK - It's the company that's awful no communication, no responses, do yourself a favour and source this from numerous other websites
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IAN FLEMING, 29th May
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It does the job I intended it for very well....very pleased
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