Acrylic Block - Clear as Glass (Perspex)

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Acrylic Block - Clear as Glass (Perspex)
Acrylic Block - Clear as Glass (Perspex)
Acrylic Block - Clear as Glass (Perspex)
Acrylic Block - Clear as Glass (Perspex)

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Step 2 - Optional Extras

Read more about Rubber Stops

Rubber Stops

Use our CLEAR Round Self Adhesive Rubber Stops on your Furniture Protector for a more secure finish or if you are concerned about possible slippage. Our packs contain 20 Rubber Stops.

The Rubber Stops are approximately 11mm x 2mm in size and made of clear polyurethane coated with a powerful pressure sensitive adhesive to the back.
 
In practice we have found that using a pad approximately every 300mm to 500mm is extremely effective in stopping the furniture protector from moving about when in use.

 

 

Read more about Polished Edges

Polished Edges

Our Polished Edge Service provides a high gloss shine to the edges of your plastic.  We polish  edges either with a flame or diamond polishing.  Simply tick the box to select this service.

Read more about Number of Holes

Number of Holes

Please enter how many holes you would like drilling.

If you have ordered standard holes we will drill 5mm holes centred 25mm from the edges in each corner or evenly spaced (depending on how many you order) unless you tell us otherwise.

A drilled hole can be a maximum diameter of 20mm, anything above this size would need to be ordered as a cut-out.

For panels 150mm wide or less the holes will be centred 15mm from the edge of the material unless you tell us otherwise. To avoid compromising the material, holes cannot be centred any closer to the edge than 15mm

If you would like to tell us exactly where you would like your holes drilling and the hole diameter you can do so as you checkout. Please provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

Read more about Hole Types

Holes Type

Please enter the number of holes you would like us to drill. 

A drilled hole can be a maximum diameter of 20mm, anything above this size would need to be ordered as a cut-out.

If you would like to tell us exactly where you would like your holes drilling and the hole diameter you can provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see just before you pay for your order. 

Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

Otherwise, if you order 4 holes we will drill 5mm holes 25mm from the edges in each corner.  Or, evenly spaced depending on how holes many you order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

Read more about Hole Position Design

Hole Position Design

If you'd like to send us a drawing to show any requirements please upload it here. It will come to us along with your order details once you have paid.

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Screws

Our screws are 3.5mm x 30mm wall screws

Read more about Screw Covers

Screw Covers

Our screw covers are chrome effect

Read more about Rounded Corners

Rounded Corners

We will round corners with a 25mm radius unless you tell us otherwise.

If you would like to specify the radius you can do so as you checkout. Please provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

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Acrylic Block

The clear acrylic blocks available here at The Plastic People offer near perfect optical clarity and make for great alternatives to glass.

The brand name of our cast acrylic blocks is Perspex – one of a selection of premium acrylic brands you’ll find across our product range.

Available in 15mm, 20mm and 25mm thickness, our Perspex blocks can also be cut to the exact size you need – making them ideal for a range of home and garden projects.

Just enter the measurements you need above to get started today.

Standout characteristics of our cut to size acrylic block

Wherever you put it, it will always have a strong level of light transmission.

But, besides optical clarity, our crystal clear acrylic blocks have a number of standout characteristics.

An acrylic block purchased from The Plastic People benefits from a high gloss surface, which – although extremely hard-wearing in nature – you’ll find that it’s still easy to form or bend this type of plastic.

It’s also weather-resistant. This makes it great for a variety of outdoor purposes. The material is strong enough to take on whatever the elements throw at it and still maintain its clarity and high-gloss finish.

Although a clear Perspex block might sound heavy – they’re actually extremely lightweight and easy to carry around, which again – makes them a great alternative to glass (especially when it comes to glazing).

Having the option to purchase clear acrylic blocks across a range of thicknesses, as well as having the freedom to cut to size to create your own bespoke order, is something our customers value highly.

Acrylic block applications


Clear acrylic blocks have a range of purposes across the home and garden – as well as retail displays and merchandising.

Clear acrylic blocks are also prevalent in signage and shelving.

You might even explore slightly less dense Perspex blocks for secondary glazing panels – although if you’d rather a thinner alternative then you can also purchase thin acrylic sheets cut to size here.


How to look after your clear acrylic block 


Use warm water with a small amount of mild detergent and a soft cotton cloth to clean an acrylic block.

Alternatively, you can use the acrylic cleaner VuPlex which polishes acrylic blocks to a high shine in seconds. Keep your acrylic Perspex block looking like brand new by adding VuPlex acrylic cleaner to your order.

How to order your acrylic block

  • We cut our acrylic blocks to the exact size you need.  All you need to do is enter your measurements in our Quote Calculator above.
  • We also cut acrylic blocks to shape.
  • If you'd like to send us a drawing of your requirements you can email us, or simply upload it using our Quote Calculator.  It will arrive with our team once you have placed your order through our checkout.
  • To ensure our acrylic sheets reach you in perfect condition, rest assured that we cover them with a protective film surface too ahead of delivery.
  • Something else to tell us?  If you have any other special comments, you can let us know in the Comments box as you checkout.

That's it. If we have any questions about the acrylic sheets you have ordered, we'll be in touch. Alternatively, email us a drawing of your requirements for a quote. We're happy to help.
Buy acrylic blocks online now or if you'd like to speak with our friendly team ahead of a purchase, they can be reached on 0113 249 2222.

 

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Are Acrylic and Perspex the same ?
Perspex is a brand name for acrylic (in the same way that hoover is a brand name for a vaccum cleaner).  There are other brands of acrylic too – such as Plexiglass.
 
Can acrylic be used behind a hob ?

Acrylic can be used for kitchen splashbacks but the following distances should be kept between the outer edge of your hob and the acrylic: at least 60mm for ceramic hobs and at least 200mm for gas hobs. Acrylic is not suitable for use behind an Aga or similar range cooker.
See our splashback pages for further details.

Can acrylic be used in bathrooms ?
Acrylic can be used for bathroom splashbacks, shower splashbacks and bath panels. 

Acrylic can be delivered at a maximum size of 3m x 2m meaning it is possible to cover a large area without the need for any seams (this means no more grouting !). 

Because acrylic is so light, lfting acrylic and fixing it to walls is a fairly straightforward DIY task.  See our acrylic splashbacks for further details.
 
How can I clean acrylic ?
We suggest simply use warm soapy water and a soft cotton cloth.   Any chemical cleaner should be avoided as it is likely to damage the acrylic.  If you would like to use a cleaning product we suggest our specialist acrylic cleaner and polish Vuplex.
 
How can I cut acrylic sheets
You can cut acrylic at home yourself - learn how to do it here.
How can I cut Perspex
Cutting Perspex can be done at home - see our guide on how to do it here.
How should I clean acrylic ?
The team here at The Plastic People are often asked about how to care for acrylic.  Acrylic should not be cleaned with chemical cleaners as this will very likely lead to damage.  Cleaning acrylic should be with warm soapy water and a soft cotton cloth.  We are impressed with a cleaning product called Vuplex which polishes acrylic to a high shine in minutes, keeping acrylic looking like brand new.   It also protects new plastic from scratches and grime and restores plastic which has fine scratches and in ground grime. For this reason we sell Vuplex at a  promotional price of £5.99.
Is acrylic better than glass ?
Acrylic is 17 x stronger than glass and about half the weight of glass.

This means it is physically easier to lift, hang, carry or transport around and safer at the same time too.  Should acrylic be dropped, it is much less likely to break too.  If it does break, it will not shatter in the same way as glass.  It would not break into tiny sharp shards but into a couple of large, easy to pick up pieces.  This makes it ideal for situations where safety is paramount.

Acrylic is also clearer than glass and actually transmits more light than glass.  

 

Is acrylic heat resistant ?

Acrylic is heat resistant up to 70 degrees.

 

Is acrylic suitable for outdoor use ?

Yes, acrylic can be used outside.

Is clear acrylic suitable for secondary glazing ?
Yes, acrylic is a good choice for secondary glazing. 

The benefits of secondary glazing include increased thermal and sound insulation as well as extra security. Acrylic’s light weight and flexibility make it very easy to install yourself at home and the extremely high light translucence means there will be no noticable reduction in light entering the room.

For extra security consider using polycarbonate sheeting which is roughly 30 times stronger than acrylic and is also ideal for secondary glazing.
 
What is the difference between Perspex and acrylic ?
What is known as Perspex is really a brand of acrylic.

Acrylic is common thermoplastic.  It's chemical name is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).  PMMA was invented in 1933.  Acrylic became available for commercial use under various protected trademarks such as Perspex®.  Other trademarks include are Plexiglas®,  Acrylite®,  Altuglas® and Lucite Plazcryl®,.
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Help & Advice
 

Acrylic is a versatile clear plastic that is suitable for lots of different projects. If you are unsure about which clear plastic you need, you may find it useful to read our article what are the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate 

We're always happy to help and hope that as a starting point the links below might be of use:


If you are looking for information on how to clean or care for your acrylic you might find the following articles useful:


Customer Stories

Our customers use clear acrylic in a number of ways - see pictures of their projects:


Do you have a question ? 

We have lots of Questions and Answers on our menu above specifically about Clear Acrylic but feel free to email us too. We are always happy to help.



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