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Using Plastic Sheeting to Create Signage

Signage is something that we usually take for granted. If we are looking for a building, a street or the location of something in a store, there is nearly always a sign to point us in the right direction. However, signage can be expensive to produce and can eat heavily into the budget of a […]

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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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How to Remove Scratches from your Plastic

As hard as we try to avoid it, scratching plastic items is sometimes inevitable. Just as with glass and other DIY products, life takes over and we can become careless about how we treat things. That is until we notice a big scratch on the surface and we kick ourselves for becoming complacent. So is […]

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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 Acrylic Mirror Sheet For Horse Stable Mirrors

Unless familiar with caring for horses; if asked to list all of the things you’d expect to find in a horses’ stable, very few people would come back with a mirror. A saddle, a trough and plenty of horse-poo perhaps, but a mirror? – That being said, when you understand the psychological benefits for horses […]

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Using White Dibond for A Basketball Backboard

If you’ve never heard of dibond before, you won’t be alone. Yet you’ve probably seen it. Used it. Even touched it. Dibond is a special material made of aluminium composite; it consists of two sheets of the aluminium with a sheet of plastic in between. Coated with a special lacquer, this material can be printed […]

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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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How To Make Mirrored Wardrobe Doors

Do you want to give your wardrobe doors a revamp? It is an easy and simple home improvement that will turn your plain wardrobe in to mirrored wardrobe doors. Not only is it handy for you to check your outfit before leaving the house but having mirrors in a room really opens it out and […]

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Laser Cutting In To Acrylic Perspex

Laser cutting in to a variety of materials is becoming increasingly popular, most often used within industrial manufacturing companies the laser cutter is starting to make its way over to small design businesses, artists and schools as well as being a sought after piece of equipment within universities for art and design students. Using a […]

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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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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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The Benefits Of PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-Modified (also known as PETG, PETE or PET to its friends) hits something of a middle ground between acrylic and polycarbonate and therefore it is probably best to look at it in relation to the two, as well as independently. Needless to say if PETG is capable of going up against these two […]

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Winter Preparation: Perspex Shed Windows

A house is often relatively safe from leaks or external damage, as when an issue occurs it will be flagged up and addressed almost as soon as they happen by those who live there. This however is not the case with garden fixtures, especially not the shed; which is often left cluttered, unorganised and, for […]

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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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Draught-Proof Your Home With Acrylic

A house, like the human body, is a sum of its parts; something happening in one room can often have an effect on another. This is obvious in certain instances, for example a loud TV in the lounge might impair the silence of the bedroom above and a hot hob or few in the kitchen […]

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Backlighting With Frosted Acrylic Panels

At Cut Plastic Sheeting we are fortunate in that a lot of our customers tell us, or sometimes brag, about the projects that they have been able to carry out and complete using our materials. Needless to say, we love all of our material, and therefore all of these projects, equally; and we know that […]

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Why Acrylic Is Perfect For Exhibition Display Boards

Anyone who has ever been to an exhibition will be able to attest to the extreme hustle and bustle that fills the hall right from start to finish. There are hundreds, sometimes thousands of people weaving in, out and around of each other, trying to see everything that the event has to offer during its […]

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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 Glue Acrylic Edges With Acrylic Cement

Gluing acrylic sheets on to other acrylic surfaces, or surfaces made from other material for that matter, is not as simple or as straight forward as it sounds. This is not to say that it is difficult or arduous in anyway, but you will need to meet several specific conditions before you can go ahead […]

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How To Build A Cold Frame

During the winter months it is essential to protect seedlings, new plants or those susceptible to frost, from the cold. While it is perfectly acceptable to take them indoors, this is often impractical. There is another popular solution that is cost-effective, doesn’t take up too much space, and is extremely efficient at keeping plants warm […]

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Using Acrylic with Other Materials

Acrylic is a versatile sheet plastic material which can be used in all kinds of domestic and commercial projects. But how well does it work with other materials such as glass, wood, metal and other plastics? In this guide we are going to tackle this big question and go through some tips of how to […]

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Expert Guide: How to Cut Acrylic Perspex

One of the key benefits of acrylic Perspex in many practical and aesthetic applications – beyond its strength, impact resistance and incredible clarity – is how easy it is to work with. Acrylic sheets may be cut with standard workshop equipment including hand saws and power saws, and Perspex dowel or blocks may be machined […]

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Polycarbonate vs. PETG

Our most popular products are often our cut to size clear plastic sheets, so today I thought I’d blog about our two high performance clear plastics and their unique advantages in certain applications. Both of these materials are championed for their toughness and great optical clarity. These key features make them ideal replacements for standard […]

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