Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex)

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Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex) image
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex)
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex)
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex)
Clear as Glass Acrylic (Perspex)
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Step 2 - Optional Extras

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

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

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

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

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 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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Read more about Screws

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 Sheets Cut To Size

Our clear acrylic sheets here at The Plastic People offer near perfect optical clarity and make for great alternatives to glass.  That's because acrylic is around 17 x stronger than glass yet much lighter to handle.  Choose us and we will also be able to cut the acrylic sheeting to the sizes you need - just enter your measurements using the options above to get started.  Clear cut to size acrylic is a worthy alternative to cut to size glass.

Standout characteristics of our cut-to-size acrylic sheets

Our crystal-clear acrylic sheets also benefit from a high gloss surface, which is exceptionally hard-wearing as well as easy to form or bend. 

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.

How To Order Your Cut To Size or Shape Acrylic

  • We cut our acrylic sheets to the exact size you need.  Simply enter your measurements in our Quote Calculator above. 
  • We also cut our acrylic sheets to shape. Access this service via the Cut To Shape tab which you'll find at the top of our Quote Calculator. 
  • If you'd like to send us a drawing of your requirements you can also upload it using our Quote Calculator.  It will arrive with our team once you have placed your order through our checkout.
  • 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 sheets 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.

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.

Complimentary upgrade when buying 2mm acrylic sheets

Please note that we are currently providing complimentary upgrades on 2mm acrylic sheets to PET sheets on some orders.  We do this because we'd rather supply you with a stronger option: PET.  PET looks like acrylic, is UV stabilised with excellent clarity like acrylic but provides more impact strength.   Rest assured that PET sheets are clear like acrylic as well as considerably stronger and more durable than acrylic sheets. If this does not suit your needs and you require acrylic sheets instead, simply write a note in the Special Comments box and we will not upgrade your order.

Related Accessories

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 wall: at least 60mm for ceramic hobs and atleast 200mm for gas hobs.
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.
 
Can I place an order by phone?
We keep our prices as low as possible by providing a web service.  If you need some advice about choosing plastic our sales team will be able to help you on 0113 249 2222 or via email service@theplasticpeople.co.uk However, to benefit from the low prices on our site you will need to place your order online.  
Can I place an order in person?
Yes, callers are welcome at any of our trade counters in Leeds and Newcastle. 
Do your prices include VAT?
Yes. Just contact us if you have a VAT exemption certificate, or are ordering from outside the UK.
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 pay for my order?
If you are buying online, payments can be made securely by credit or debit card and PayPal.
How do I know which plastic I need?
Our team of specialists will be glad to help you work out which is the best plastic for your project / requirements. There is no charge for this service:  you can reach them on 0113 249 2222 or via  service@theplasticpeople.co.uk. With over 40 years in the plastics industry and knowledge of all materials, manufacturers and brands, you can be confident in our impartial advice. However, to take advantage of the low prices on our site, you will need to place your order online.
Can you cut / shape my plastic?

Yes, we can cut plastic to your specific measurements. Just key in your measurements into our Cut to Size calculator for an immediate quote/to place your order.  If you need holes drilling or your plastic bending or shaping in any way we can also do that for you – just let us know what you need.  You can tell us as you go through our online checkout process.

If you need a particular shape cutting, we can help. Send us your drawing/requirements to artwork@theplasticpeople.co.uk.

How long does delivery take?
We send out orders once payment has been received. For Cut To Size orders this is next day; for Orders with optional extras this is around 3 business days. 
How much will my delivery be?
Our standard delivery service operates through mainland UK and is free for orders over £35. If your order cannot be delivered using our standard service we will advise you.  If you live outside of mainland UK your delivery charge will be shown before you checkout: it will be either £20 or £25 depending on the size of your order.
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.
How will my order be delivered?
We normally use UKMail, TNT or our own carriers.  Your order will be carefully packed to protect it in transit. Depending on your order, this may be bubble wrap, cardboard sheet /tube or wooden pallet. If you have any preferences for packing/delivery, please let us know when you order. 
I need a specific size of plastic – can you help?
Yes, we can cut plastic to your specific measurements. Just key in your measurements into our Cut to Size calculator for an immediate quote/to place your order.
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.
 

Free Standard Delivery On Orders Over £35

All orders are delivered using our standard delivery service which operates through mainland UK.

This is currently free on orders over £35.   Orders under £35 are charged £6.50 (if small sized) or £13.50 delivery (if larger sized) although more remote areas are charged £15 and £25  (depending on postcode). The cost of delivery will be displayed before checkout.  


Next Day Delivery

We can deliver orders for clear acrylic & polycarbonate (upto 6mm thick), white, black and opal acrylic as well as acrylic mirror and flexi-edge using our Next day service.  Where we can provide Next Day Delivery of your order we will offer this as an option for you to select at checkout.  

Next Day delivery costs £10 or £18 depending on the size of your order although more remote areas are charged £20 and £25 (depending on postcode). The cost of delivery will be displayed before checkout.

Orders for Next Day must be received before 1pm. Orders after 1pm choosing our Next Day delivery will be delivered the following working day after. 


Safe Delivery

If we think that your order cannot be delivered safely using our standard service we will advise 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 coming on our Next Day service will be sent out as quickly as possible.

Cut To Size orders are usually delivered within 3 days. Orders with optional extras or shapes are usually delivered within 5 days.  

This is based on receiving orders by 1pm. We will always display your estimated delivery date in your shopping basket so that you can see it before choosing to order with us.  

In the event of any difficulties we will email to advise you.

 

Collection

You are most welcome to collect your order at our Trade Counter in Leeds.  This is a free service. Our Trade Counter is open 8am - 4pm (3pm on Fridays).  
 

Special Instructions

If you would like to provide any special delivery instructions please just let us know you place your order. Choose from our special delivery messages or leave us your own. Thanks. Please note we cannot update our drivers with new delivery information once your order is on its way
 

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 at 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 relatives or a work address.

Damages

If your order arrives with any signs of damage please sign for it as DAMAGED.  Please email us a photograph of the damage along with your order number within 3 days for a refund or replacement. Please keep your packaging so the goods can be collected and returned to us.


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 or refund 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 shape orders made to your specific specifications. If you wish to cancel your order please email us, quoting your order number, within 14 working 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 maintenance and some great helpful ideas too.

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