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10 Easy Ways to Update your Home with Acrylic Sheeting

Spring is typically the most popular time of year for us to perform DIY and decorating duties around the home. Perhaps because we spend more time indoors during the winter months, hibernating from the cold and rain, we start to look at our decor a little more critically and start wondering what improvements we can […]

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The Benefits of Using Plastic Sheeting in DIY

Using plastic sheeting in DIY projects is becoming an increasingly popular idea. It is now common in both residential and commercial settings, for large and small jobs that might normally have been completed using glass. We take a look at the benefits of using plastic sheeting as a base material and ask whether it is […]

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Using Anti-Reflective Acrylic For Picture Framing

Picture framing, whether for a hobby or as a profession, has a lot of benefits. It’s relaxing, it’s creative, it makes people happy to have their treasured images framed beautifully, and it focuses the mind and keeps it active. It’s not something that everyone has the skill or the patience to do, but if you […]

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A Guide To Plastic – Perspex Cut To Size

Renowned worldwide as a superior alternative to glass, Perspex is a clear plastic material with a wide range of properties and potential applications. Though many people know the name ‘Perspex’, it is actually not the name of the material at all, but rather a manufacturing brand. What we know as Perspex is actually ‘Polymethyl methacrylate’, […]

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How To Build A Drinks Bar With Acrylic

Over ten times stronger than glass and available in a range of different colours and finishes, acrylic plastic is the ideal material for fabricating bar tops and bar shelves. Acrylic is an easy material to work with and can can be cut to size using common household tools, not to mention it can be installed […]

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DIY Guide – How To Fit An Acrylic Kitchen Splashback

Two of the most frequently asked questions we get at Cut Plastic Sheeting are “how easy is it to fit an acrylic kitchen splashback?” and “how do I install an acrylic splashback in my kitchen?”. The answer is simple: fitting one of our cut-to-size plastic kitchen splashbacks is an incredibly straight forward process, especially if you […]

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The 5 Most Common Plastics & Their Everyday Uses

Despite being all but unheard of until the 1920’s, plastic materials have effectively permeated every aspect of modern day life, from the microchips in your computer to the bags you carry your shopping in. The reason why it seems like plastic can be used just about everywhere is that it is not actually just one […]

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Using Acrylic To Build Aquariums & Fish Tanks 

The ideal material for Aquariums and fish tanks, acrylic is sturdy, durable, waterproof, and has the same crystal clear transparency as glass so that you can watch your fish as they go about their day. Even more importantly, sheets of acrylic can be bonded together through various methods, and once they have been, the area […]

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Winter Preparation: Polycarbonate Greenhouse Panels

If you have a greenhouse, or are thinking about getting one, it is safe to assume that you are more than just a dabbler when it comes to cultivating your own plants or vegetables. Sadly the British climate is not always ideal when it comes growing all-year round, which is why having a quality greenhouse […]

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How To Make An Acrylic Table Protector

Whether it is in the dining room, kitchen, lounge or bedroom, wooden furniture has the uncanny knack of being able to bring out the best in a space by complimenting the room’s other features. Sadly, wooden furniture is notoriously easy to scratch and stain, leading to them quickly accumulating damage and loosing their aesthetic charm. This is […]

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How To Install Acrylic Sheets: The Installation Process

Continuing on from our previous article ‘Preparing for installation‘ we shall now be detailing to you the best method of installing acrylic sheets onto a substrate surface. To quickly recap, ensure that both your acrylic and substrate are properly readied, and that all the machining has been fully carried out; if you have not done […]

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New Product: Perspex Spectrum LED Light Diffusing Acrylic

LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lighting solutions have been growing in popularity for many years now and are continuing to show signs of increasing popularity. This is no doubt due to the aesthetic, cost and environmental benefits intrinsic to LEDs that so many other light sources sadly lack. The growing popularity of LED lighting presents an […]

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Acrylic Vs. Polycarbonate

Often seen as direct competitors, acrylic and polycarbonate do have a lot in common at face value and do occasionally bump into each other whilst performing the same tasks. But how can you pick between the two when at a glance you may not be able to differentiate between the two?  The answer is straight […]

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FAQ: Does Acrylic Plastic Look Like Glass?

Many people use clear plastic sheet as an alternative to glass for many different reasons. It might be to take advantage of the low weight of plastic compared to glass, or for safety reasons but even where practicality is the chief concern there may still be a need for the aesthetic of glass to be […]

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FAQ: How Weather Resistant is Clear Acrylic?

Some of the most common queries about our clear acrylic sheeting are about the weather resistance of the material. Acrylic is used for many outdoor projects – including as replacement panels for shed windows and greenhouses – and it is therefore very important to know how long the material is expected to last in high […]

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Modernise Office Space with Clear Acrylic

Whether you work from a home office or run a busy space full of employees, keeping it well organised and tidy is essential for productivity and creating a healthy working environment. Here at Cut Plastic Sheeting we have a number of products made from high strength clear acrylic sheet which are perfect for dividing and […]

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