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Let the light in, naturally with acrylic skylights

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Natural lighting solutions can turn a house into a home, bringing light where you need it most.


Natural lighting solutions are increasing in popularity. More consumers are being environmentally conscious and prefer to have options that can help save energy and which are more sustainable.


Natural lighting for homes | Acrylic skylights from Abstract Plastics

Clients often ask about installing skylights and the best material for this. We know the unique characteristics of different materials, pros and cons of each type and what application they are best suited for. We also take into consideration our Australian climate and the materials that can withstand the extremes of our temperatures.


Why acrylic?

When it comes to skylights, acrylic is the more economical and practical choice. It is lighter than glass and a great favourite for roof installations. It works really well as a material for skylight domes because of its natural strength, UV stability and it is highly tolerant of years of sunlight (only 3% degradation outdoors over a 10-year period) . In terms of design, we love working with acrylic because of its flexibility of design and sizes.


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Other benefits of acrylic include:

  • More affordable than glass

  • Resists yellowing from the sun

  • Better clarity than glass transmitting 92% of light

  • Easier to machine and form

  • Shiny material that can be polished to a smooth finish

  • Has an impact resistance that is 17x that of glass

  • Easy to clean

  • Available in a range of colours




Custom fabricated acrylic skylights

Take a look at some of our custom fabricated Acrylic Skylights.



Some clients require different sized skylights to fit into varying roof spaces. We are able to make different sized skylights and we also provide a variety of prismatic and diffuser sheets of varying sizes and thickness for hallways, bathrooms and garages.




With over 30 years of experience in plastics engineering, design and manufacturing, Abstract Plastics works across a variety of plastic materials including acrylic, Polycarbonate, CA, Acetal, Nylon, PVC, HD/LDPE etc. We custom build applications related to homes e.g shelves and cabinets, plexiglass doors, windows for caravans and boats, wall and ceiling acoustic panels, pool fences etc.


Check out our range of applications:




Need to custom make and install skylights? Contact us.


Contact Abstract Plastics for acrylic perspex sheets
Abstract Plastics

t/ (02) 6584 8907

a/ Bay 2, 31 Jindalee Rd, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444


 

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