Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) Sheets

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Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) Sheets
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) Sheets
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) Sheets
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) Sheets
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Acrylic (also known as Perspex) Sheets


The Clear As Glass Acrylic (also known as Perspex) sheets  available here at The Plastic People offer near perfect optical clarity and make for a great alternative to glass. That's because they are 10 x stronger than glass and significantly lighter.

Our crystal - clear Acrylic perspex sheets also benefit from a high gloss surface, which is exceptionally hard wearing as well as easy to form or bend.  To ensure they reach you in perfect condition, we cover our acrylic perspex sheets with a protective film surface too.

Our Clear As Glass Acrylic (also known as Perspex)  sheets are available in a wide range of sizes - choose from the selection above.

We can also cut acrylic to the exact size you need - simply enter your measurements into our Cut to Size calculator.

Acrylic Brands

We supply from a selection of acrylic brands (Policril, Acryglass XT, Oroglass, Altuglas, Plexiglas and Perspex) which are all of a comparable quality.  We use them all in our business.  If you have a preference for Perspex you can find it here.    

Looking after acrylic

We're often asked how to best clean acrylic sheets.  Please  use a soft cotton cloth to clean acrylic with warm soapy water.  Alterantively, we're very impressed with results from acrylic cleaner Vuplex which polishes acrylic to a high shine in minutes, keeping acrylic looking like brand new.  Add it to your order for our promotional price of £6.98.

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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

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.
 

Our business is about getting the right plastic to you in top condition, when you want it. Last month, we achieved that with 99.8% of our deliveries. The other 0.2% we re-issued, no quibbles.
 

 

Delivery

We offer a range of delivery options to suit our customer's needs.

Standard Delivery - £15.00
Orders are delivered using our standard delivery service unless you choose otherwise. Standard delivery is charged at £15.00 for most UK postcode areas, however postcodes with prefix letters PA and PH are charged at £30 and postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PO, TR and ZE are charged at £40.
The cost of delivery will be displayed as you go through checkout.  

Next Day Delivery - £21.00
We can deliver orders for clear acrylic & polycarbonate (up to 12mm thick), silver acrylic mirror and flexi-edge using our next day delivery service. Orders for next day delivery must be received before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm selecting next day delivery will be delivered the following working day after. Please note that we define ‘working days’ as Monday to Friday excluding weekends and public holidays.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send orders for next day delivery to postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PA, PH, PO, TR and ZE. This is because these postcodes require a longer lead time by our couriers.
Where we can provide next day delivery of your order, we will offer this as an option for you to select at checkout. 

Named Day Delivery - £21.00
We can also deliver on your chosen day to make it easier for you to be home when your order arrives. As you checkout, choose the date you'd like us to deliver on and we'll work to that.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send orders for named day delivery to postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PA, PH, PO, TR and ZE. This is because these postcodes require a longer lead time by our couriers.
Where we can provide Named Day Delivery of your order we will offer this as an option for you to select at checkout.
  
Safe Delivery
If we think that your order cannot be delivered safely using our standard service, we will contact you to let you know and discuss the delivery options with you. This normally is only the case for orders so large they need to be delivered on a pallet.  

 

Delivery Times

Orders that aren't being sent on our Next Day or Named Day service will be dispatched as quickly as possible.
Cut-to-size orders are usually delivered within 3 working days. Orders with optional extras or cut-to-shape pieces are usually delivered within 5 working days. These times are based on receiving orders by 1pm.
Once you have added items to the shopping basket, your estimated delivery date will be displayed so that you can see it before choosing to order with us.
Please note that the date supplied at checkout is an estimated date. Please allow time to receive and check your order before you need to use the material or before contractors are due to begin work.
 

Collection

You are welcome to collect your order at our Trade Counter in the Cross Green area of Leeds. This service is free of charge.
If you wish to collect your order instead of having it delivered, please select this option from the dropdown menu when going through the checkout process.
Our Trade Counter is open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am until 3pm on Fridays. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.
 

Special Instructions

About Delivery
If you would like to provide any specific delivery instructions, please let us know in the ‘Order Delivery Notes’ box as you go through the checkout. Notes left in this box will be sent directly to the carrier company to assist with the delivery of your order.  You can either choose from our special delivery messages or leave your own. Please note our carriers are unable to call you prior to your delivery and are unable to accept new delivery information once your order has left us.  

About Your Order
If you would like to provide any notes to accompany your order, such as the size of drilled holes or the radius of rounded corners, please leave them in the ‘Order Notes’ box as you checkout. Please use this box to leave us any information regarding the production of your order. Please do not leave delivery instructions here as these notes do not get passed through to the carriers

When you place an order with us you can expect:

  • an email from us confirming your purchase

  • an email from us when your order is on its way

  • an email from our courier to let you know delivery details, including the option to re-arrange

  • your order to arrive safely in excellent condition.


That's because we invest in a careful packaging and delivery service:

  • we carefully cover your plastic to safeguard it during transit

  • we add extra protection around all corners, which are more vulnerable

  • we finish our protective packaging with a sturdy outer

  • we send your plastic to you using reputable tracked services

  • our plastic is also protected by film on both sides so when you receive it simply peel this off to reveal your plastic.

 

Receiving Your Delivery

Someone needs to sign for your order as it is delivered. If you are out when our courier delivers they will leave a card for you to contact them with details on how to pick up your order or rearrange delivery for a more convenient time.

If you know you're not going to be in, you can always provide an alternative delivery address as you place your order with us. For example, a neighbours, relatives or work address.

Please note that we cannot cover the cost of any onward delivery or shipping costs once your item has been delivered by our carriers.


Damages
We take great care packing our orders to make sure that your delivery reaches you in perfect condition.

In the unlikely event that your order arrives with any signs of damage, please sign for it as DAMAGED upon delivery. 

Please email us a photograph of the damage along with your order number within 14 days of receipt and we will get a replacement sent out to you. Please keep your packaging and do not use the damaged goods, so they can be collected and returned to us if necessary.


No Quibble Returns
We aim to please. If we supply imperfect goods or get your order wrong please email and tell us within 14 days and we will replace your order without fuss. Please keep the protective film on the plastic and don't try to use it.

If you want to return plastic to us you the cost of doing so is your responsibility.  We recommend that you use a delivery service which insures the value of the order as the plastic remains your responsibility until it reaches us at:

The Plastic People Returns
221 Pontefract Lane
Cross Green
Leeds
LS9 0DX

Cancellations
You have the right to cancel your order for any item purchased from The Plastic People for a full refund except bespoke, cut to size or cut to shape orders made to your specific specifications. If you wish to cancel your order please email us, quoting your order number, within 14 days of the day after you receive the goods.

If your order has already been processed when you email us, you will need to return the goods to us in their original condition using the Returns Procedure here.

 

We have lots of helpful hints and tips for working with acrylic. Here is a selection of our most popular guides:

Read our handy tips on how to best clean acrylic.

Guide: how to polish acrylic

How to remove scratches from acrylic

What are the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate.

How To Cut Acrylic
 

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