Whatever the application, we have a range of plywood types to choose from which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a great level of accuracy and repeatability. All you need to do is send us your drawings in either CAD format or a sketch and we can cut it. As well as cutting shapes and curves into plywood sheets, our CNC router can also be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting, for most other sheet materials in addition to plywood. We also provide laser cutting and CNC engraving services for added decorative options.
If you’re looking for a material for printing, you may want to consider birch plywood. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we have the capability to print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a reliable finish and quicker results than can be achieved with painting. 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 requirements. We offer optional next day delivery if you’re working to a deadline and if you have a larger order, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. If you have a bigger project and require ongoing supply, contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
18mm plywood sheets strikes the perfect balance between affordability and great quality, making it a brilliant material for a host of different applications. The method for constructing plywood sheets involves layering sheets of wood at contrasting 90-degree angles and securing with glue and compression for a strong and hard-wearing material. The result is a product that can withstand weight well and resists shrinkage, warping and twisting. We offer custom cutting services that enable you to purchase plywood sheets in any size or shape to suit your needs.
Types of 18mm Plywood and Their Gradings
There are several different varieties of plywood, depending on the application you’re using it for, but the four most common types of plywood are softwood, hardwood, birch and marine ply. Wood comes in a variety of grades; we offer the grades listed below. See our plywood grading guide for more information on the types available.
- Softwood plywood is the most commonly manufactured plywood and is available in various thicknesses. It’s typically used in construction projects as it’s affordable and versatile. There are several grades of this wood to choose between, from C+/C grade which has knots on both sides of the wood, with those on the facing C+ side filled and touch sanded.
- Hardwood plywood is made from stronger timbers and is commonly used for applications that 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.
- Birch plywood that we offer comes in BB/BB grade, this is a good quality Utility Plywood as it has a solid face but may include patches and other knots/imperfections, and is described as the all-round workhorse for the trade; good for general use, furniture, painting, laminating, and veneering.
- Marine plywood is for use in environments where the wood is exposed to moisture for extended periods. The type of wood we offer has a high-quality BB/BB face grade and is well-suited to demanding environments such as gardens, bathrooms and parks as well as for roof supports and advertising panels.
Advantages of 18mm Plywood Sheets
Plywood has a great selection of brilliant properties that make it a useful material, from its strength and lightweight qualities to its ability to spread the weight of items out efficiently for less stress and tension on the wood. Plywood is resistant to shrinkage, warping and twisting, so any application it is used for is built to stand the test of time. It’s also resistant to changes in moisture levels and temperature, without showing signs of delamination or a loss in structural integrity. 18mm sheets are naturally sturdier and more stable than thinner sheets of plywood, so they’re perfect for projects where this quality is required.
Applications of 18mm Plywood Sheets
18mm plywood sheets can be used in a variety of ways, from general joinery to furniture making. The affordability of plywood makes it ideally suited to temporary construction and concrete frameworks. It’s also a great material for shelving, wardrobes, cabinets and doors. 18mm sheets are well-suited to applications that make use of their stability and rigidity, as it won’t warp or bend when exposed to harsh conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Tighter tolerances can be agreed upon under arrangement.
Can you cut any shape?
We can cut any shape into acrylic or wood.
Do you offer bulk order discounts?
For large orders (multiple boards of material), please head to our trade page for more information on how to enquire about pricing and purchasing.
Delivery and Shipping
Why is my order late?
While we endeavour to ensure your item arrives with the specified time frame, unforeseen delays may occur affecting shipping or manufacturing. In this instance, we will strive to communicate any delays to you, such as through the use of a banner at the top of the page which would provide further details.
Can my delivery and billing address be different?
You can have different addresses for billing and delivery. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
Can I collect my order?
You are more than welcome to come and pick your order up from us at no cost to you. You can select this option at the checkout. Our address is Unit 60, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR and collection times are from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday
How will I know if my order has been dispatched?
You will receive a confirmation email when you place your order. We will email you again with your invoice when your item has been dispatched from our warehouse. Where possible, this email will include the courier’s tracking details.
Will I have to be in all day?
Depending on how your order is being delivered, we may be able to give you a window for delivery via the courier tracking number. If you are unable to be at home for the delivery, our couriers will try to leave your order somewhere safe, or with a neighbour. If you are not going to be in, a clear note on the front door really helps the couriers.
In what condition should my order be delivered?
While all orders are made to a high quality and leave our shipment facility in a protected film, if your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Do you deliver outside of Great Britain?
Currently, we do not provide any deliveries outside of Great Britain.
What is your normal delivery timescale?
Our normal delivery timescale is 3-7 working days. Though, we also provide faster delivery options if required.
Can I pay for faster shipping?
You are able to pay for a faster shipping option. Our timescale can range from 7 working days to Next Day Delivery depending on your requirements. You can select your option at checkout, which will add the calculated costs accordingly. For more details please see our Delivery Policy.
Is there a small order fee?
To allow us to continue to provide a fast and efficient service, we have a minimum order value that varies depending on the size of the order and the courier required to deliver it to you.
Contact and Communications
I have messaged you on social media/commented on your post, but you haven't replied. What should I do?
If you are trying to contact our customer services team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help on the weekend, can I still reach you?
Unfortunately, we are not open on the weekend. We may be present on social media over the weekend, however, this is not definite. To make sure we support you as quickly as possible please do email us at email@example.com as we will be able to address it when we return on the next business day.
I’ve tried ringing, why isn’t anyone answering my call?
The customer service team answer phone calls throughout the day from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and you may experience a wait while we deal with other queries. Please have patience with us, or try later in the day. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve emailed you, and no one has replied yet?
We apologise for the wait, however, we respond to emails throughout the day, and may not have gotten to your query yet. As such we ask that you have patience with us as we aim to respond to you as soon as we are available to do so.
Returns and Cancellations
How do I cancel my order?
Unfortunately, due to the goods we provide being customised and made to order, we are unable to cancel or refund any order once it has been processed. For this reason, we ask that you check all orders are correct before placing them.
I've installed it, but am unhappy, can I get a refund?
Once our products are installed, we are unable to accept a return.
My item arrived faultily, how do I get a refund?
While all orders are made to high quality, if your order does arrive faultily, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
Amendments needed after placing your order may have additional charges, so call our customer service team on 01903 389024 for help and assistance.