Sheet Cutting Calculator Information

Cutting

We cut Ply,MDf,chipbard,OSB,Contiboard and Pine furniture board which we stock. We can cut the same day and while you wait in store. Please bare in mind our saw cut is about 3mm in thickness.

Typical sheet sizes

Sheets of 'far eastern ply', marine ply, OSB, MDF, Chipboard and Shuttering ply are supplied to us in 2440mm x 1220mm. We then sell them in full, half and quarter sheets. The Full sheet size is as it comes to us which is 2440x1220mm. The half sheet size is 2440x605mm or 1220x1215mm. The quarter sheet size is 1220x605mm or 2440x300mm. Please bare these sizes in mind when planning a cutting list to use the sheet sizes in the most efficient way.

Graining direction

Some sheet materials have a grain to them such as veneered MDF and ply. The grain always runs the long way of the sheet ie, along the 2440mm side. Use the grain direction option in the calculator page to specify a direction or whether doesn't matter either way.

Furniture Board

Pine furniture board comes in a range of different sizes as specified in this link. Please work within these sizes.

MFC(Melamine face chipboard) or conti-board

Conti-board comes in a range of different sizes as specified in this link. Please work within these sizes. Cut edges are very easily damaged. Please handle with care.

Keep your delivery cost down.

Pallet couriers(1day or 5 days): In regards to pallet couriers. They use pallets of 1200x1200mm square. If we need to go longer than 1200mm we have to use another pallet which increases the price. A length of 2440mm would require 3 pallets but if you used 2400mm instead that would only require two pallets. Same difference for 1220mm to 1200mm. eg, a sheet of 2440x1220 would actually require 6 pallets but 2400x1200mm would only require 2 pallets.

Man in a van(5 days) Courier: A man in a van courier doesn't use pallets so 2440mm and 1220mm makes no difference to the price. This courier comes straight from us to your door in the same day.

Freight Courier: Our freight courier doesn't use pallets so 2440mm and 1220mm makes no difference to the price. The problem with this freight courier is that the are very rough and ready. Only use this service if you don't mind your goods getting knocked around.

Freight Courier(1 day): Our freight courier doesn't use pallets so 2440mm and 1220mm makes no difference to the price. They deliver the next working day after we dispatch the goods. They deliver anytime from 7am till 6pm. Specific times cannot be stated. The problem with this freight courier is that the are very rough and ready. Only use this service if you don't mind your goods getting knocked around.

Man in a van(7 days) Courier: This courier doesn't use pallets so 2440mm and 1220mm makes no difference to the price.