Frequently asked questions

Acrylic is the plastic sheet where as Perspex and Plexiglas are brand names of acrylic sheet (a bit like calling a vacuum a Hoover)

Acrylic is Light and strong and available in a number of colours. Clear acrylic has very good light transmission, which is equal to glass. Polycarbonate is heavier but virtually unbreakable, but being softer it does scratch easier. Petg has similar properties to polycarbonate but is food safe.

Everyday diy woodworking tools can be used cut and drill acrylic, as long as care is taken this is quite simple

For everyday use there isn’t much difference, this is just how the sheet is made

We wouldn’t recommend this as residual heat could melt the acrylic

Yes, acrylic is completely clear

Acrylic mirror isn’t as rigid as glass mirror so if it isn’t fitted completely flat there will be distortion. For larger panels we would recommend 5mm but this would still need to be fitted flat

Warm soapy water is recommended but in some instances household furniture polish can be used

Yes but this can be laborious, as we use specialist equipment we would recommend we did this for you

In most cases clear silicon can be used to adhere to a flat serface, do not use any glue that generated heat as this will mark and warp the sheet