Sheet Cutting

Alsford is pleased to be able to offer our customers a sheet cutting service unlike any other merchant in our area.  From our extensive stock ranges we can cut Plywood, MDF and Chipboard to your exacting requirements.

Worried about dust inhalation, do not have the correct power tools, working on a complicated project or simply need a full sheet cut down to fit in your car or van?  The team at your local Alsford store are here to help.




In-Branch Sheet Cutting

We can cut strips and square panels, but we are not able cut angles, circular pieces, or apertures (holes or panels into the middle of a sheet).

The saw blade is 4mm thick so this needs to be considered when calculating how many pieces can be cut from a single sheet.  All sheet dimensions are given in the online product description of the product you are purchasing.

We will only cut sheet materials purchased from our stores and the cutting service, if required, should be purchased at the same time as ordering your panels.

Each cut is charged @ £1.50 + VAT, but if you have a more complex project, a total fixed fee may be calculated, based on set-up and completion times.

Please note that our in-branch sheet cutting is a manual process carried out by a member of our team.  Staff are all fully trained but an accuracy tolerance must be allowed for and customers should still expect to carry out on-site finishing.


It is not always possible to get sheet cutting done while you wait so please always order in advance, for collection on a Saturday morning, to avoid disappointment.


Bulk and Precision Sheet Cutting

At Alsford we are also pleased to offer our customers a precision and a bulk sheet cutting service from our Head Office in Erith, where we have a state-of-the-art computer guided Beam Saw.

The software accurately optimises the most efficient way to achieve the maximum number of pieces from a board, which for larger and more complex projects makes this the most economical solution.

Cuts are made at high speed using a fine tooth saw blade for a precise and accurate finish.  Multiple sheets can be cut at the same time, to make sure every cut is the same size.

If you are building a handmade kitchen or fitted wardrobe, we can cut all of your sections to a degree of accuracy that is not possible by hand in one of our stores.  Simply send us a list of the sizes required and one of our team will do the rest.


This service can be arranged through any of our branches but please allow a lead time of 7-10 working days as the sheets will be cut in Erith and then transferred back to your local branch for delivery or collection. 


Find the Right Sheet Materials

Take a look through our extensive range of sheet materials.  You can add your cutting requirements during the checkout process and a member of your local branch team will call to confirm dimensions prior to cutting.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us or speak to a member of the team at your local Alsford branch.