Project: Replace blacked-out internal quarter-lights.
Colour is a spice-of-life & the aim of this project was to replace old glass quarter lights (that were originally designed to allow natural light-spill via these windows into an adjacent hallway with no natural light source of its own), with a range of frosted coloured acrylic panes.
We chose the classic RYGB sequence across the 4 quarter-lights, situated in a consecutive row (unfortunately I cannot attach the photos here).
I originally chose 5mm thickness from the frosted colour selection for strength & acoustic insulation but Simply Plastics later informed me they no longer had all my order in stock in 5mm thickness,specificaly the frosted ‘green’, & my order was amended to 3mm thickness so I could get all 4 colours including the ‘green’ in sequence.
Thickness may be an issue for acoustic insulation (strength & safety not so critical as the panels are located higher up), however I could find no information to what extent an extra 2mm thickness might insulate against noise. Other information I could find is that acrylic is generally non-toxic unless heated beyond 200 degrees c. At these temperatures acrylic can give off toxic fumes i.e. while cutting the material or in fires. Simply Plastics cutting service is therefore safe & helpful. The cutters at SP are very accurate in their measurements, the size we specified was the exact size we received for every piece. I think the panes were probably laser cut.
This project involved removing the 4 old glass quarter-lights, which had been covered in wallpaper glued to the original window & painted in with multiple layers of poorly prepared gloss paint over the past 70 years. Then to replace each pane with a frosted colour acrylic panel so filtered light could spill into the hallway (painted brilliant white) adding character hues of varied intensities according to the natural light quality through the day & with artificial electric light during dark evenings. Instead of using putty or an appropriate silicone to seal, I used a bead of self-adhering white draught excluder around the edges to seal & prevent any ‘rattle’ within the fitting, less-mess & easily removable seems, to have done the trick but not sure if you can paint over the material.
We are still acclimating to the change in light quality, but I think it has worked & am very pleased with the affect.
Simply Plastics were helpful throughout in my experience, although the 5mm to 3mm stock issue slowed my orders arrival. Nonetheless SP made contact, consulted & problem resolved with me. The cut-to-size service is very accurate, the product well wrapped for safe delivery, & in summary I can highly recommend Simply Plastics service, thank you.
Excellent product and service
Great product, cut perfectly to size It arrived quickly and was extremely well packaged. All good.
Replacement for stained glass loft hatch. Very happy thank you
Brian Peter Jones
Used for screening a spa area. Works great and was easy to fit to wooden battens. Drilling holes for screws was simple.
Great product. Far more cost effective than glass and very good quality and fits the bill perfectly. Would most definitely use again.
Used the acrylic for a office/garden room. Very good service and will definitely recommend and use them again..
Excellent Service, Website is foolproof for ordering materials.
We Ordered a replacement for a wall mural and it looks great. Great Value for money with quick delivery!
Would 100% use again! Thank You
For multipaned internal wooden door. Attempt to follow spectrum colours. Green weakest approximation.
The sapphire blue acrylic sheet was used to create a window in the shower on our campsite. It looks amazing when the sun shines through it. Very pleased indeed. Good service and good quality product. Thank you.
I used this in a light box and it worked perfectly. It was slightly textured on both sides to give the frosting affect. I have ordered from Simply Plastics a handful of times and the products are always cut the correct size and extremely well packaged which helps avoid scratches.
This product is excellent. It was cut exactly to my measurements and delivered very quickly. I have incorporated it in to a bespoke piece of furniture I have made. It's a TV cabinet and the plan is to light up the perspex panels with lighting behind them. I will send you pictures of the finished piece when completed. Many thanks for your excellent service.
Really pleased with my Perspex sheet. I wanted something light weight to cover over an eye sore box on a wall in the house but it needed to be removable. The fact I could chose a colour, the sheet cut to size, get countersunk holes drilled and get it delivered was great. I don’t have the kit to cut and drill properly at home. Great service and will use again.
I used this product as splash back for my bathroom sink and on suite, it is ideal as it is cut to the exact size you need, is much more modern looking and easy to fit.
Would highly recommend this product.
Exactly as ordered.
The coloured frosted acrylic looks amazing as windows in my kids’ garden den. Beautiful colours and 3mm was more than adequate and stiff enough for this use. Great quality - really happy with my choice. Delivery took over a month though - but there’s a pandemic and it was Christmas. Wish I could add a photo...
Mrs. Janet Caldbeck
We used the acrylic sheet as a splash back behind the
new vanity sink in our small toilet. It looks great.
We ordered the frosted blue acrylic to use as a splash back in our new kitchen - it looks really nice, good quality product and good value for money.
Great product, great service and delivered on time!
Excellent product, cut exactly to my dimensions. Great customer service.highly recommended.
To top our metal garden table, to give a level surface for plates and glasses. It looks fabulous
Good quality product. Used as back design for wipe board
(Shopping list, memo, etc) Cost effective and durable.
Peter of Flamstead
I required coloured plastic to use as a shade for a concealed beaded white light of approximately 5 metres long. I requested advice from SP on the most suitable plastic to use, after receiving this I ordered to very specific dimensions. Received promptly and exactly what I wanted. Well done SP will use you again and recommend them to anyone.
This is a gorgeous product. I sent for some samples but haven't yet decided.
Product as described, good quality.
mary de klerk
Translucency was needed for faces on toys. The soft colour range is good. More colours please.
Needed something to reduce visibility at a window. Pink worked perfectly
used in kitchen in stead if wall tiles . 1 great to work with 2 sizes bang on 3 coloures a little bit see through had to paint the walls the same coloures [should have got samples . ON the whole job went well and looks good wifes happy
The acrylic arrived really well packaged, as always, so in pristine condition to use. We cut wave shapes with a lasercutter and layered them to make beautiful trophy bases which refract the light perfectly. Always great service from simply plastics, and a quality product.
I wanted some frosted panels to create a colourblock effect on a sash window. The 3mm pieces were perfect for the job. With the right measurements, they fit like a glove. It allows light to stream through the window, yet provides privacy to the room. Ordering online was easy and delivery was fast. Thank you!