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Frequently asked questions

Pricing and materials

Q: What are your maximum laser cut sheet sizes for Cutout Metals, Timbers and Acrylics?

A: Here is a list of the maximum thicknesses and sheet sizes for each material Cutout offers as decorative laser cut screens and laser cut panels:

Cutout Metals
• Mild steel: smooth edge up to 12mm thick (average 2-5mm)
• Stainless steel: smooth edge up to 8mm thick (average 2-5mm)
• Aluminium: smooth edge up to 6mm thick (average 2- 5mm)
• Corten (rusted steel): Corten steel is available in 1.6mm, 3mm and 6mm thick (6mm only available in orders of over 20 tonne).

The largest sheet size for Cutout Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium is 3m x 1.5m

The largest sheet size for Cutout Corten is 3m x 1.2m

Cutout Timbers and Acrylics
• Acrylics (plastics): smooth edge up to 18mm thick (average 6-15mm)
• MDF (timber): smooth edge up to 20mm thick (average 8-16mm)

The Largest sheet size for Cutout Acrylics are 3000mm x 2000mm

The Largest sheet size for Cutout MDF is 2.4m x 1.5m

The Largest sheet size for Cutout Plywood is 2.4m x 1.2m

Q: Am I able to be provided with basic costs of the decorative screens?

A: A very simple cameo design which covers a small area on a panel/screen will require less laser cutting and design modification than a more complex design or pattern therefore will incur less cost. A more complicated design or pattern which covers more area which would require more intricate laser cutting would involve a higher cost. Many factors influence the cost of our screens, the material you wish to use and how thick you want it and also the finish you require can influence the end price. Our projects are generally custom and are generally taylor made to suit your individual requirements.

Q: I am not sure whether I want steel my panels powder-coated or whether I would like them to be left to rust off naturally. Is there a price difference between these two options?

A: If your chosen material for your panels is steel and you wish them to be rusted they will be cheaper because they will go through less stages of manufacturing. The power-coated finish involves more stages including a rust-proofing zinc plated process, therefore results in a slightly higher cost.
Each option looks fantastic and has its own individual qualities; it just depends on your personal preference and the environment you intend to use your panels in.

Q: If my choice was a rusted screen or panel would my concrete paving be affected by rust colour coming off the panels?

A: Rusted steel placed directly over paving will result in stains. It is advisable in your project planning to consider a garden bed underneath such panels. If red brick is used this discolouration will be much less obvious. Various treatments will minimise this problem.

Q: Will my rusted screen or panel continue to rust and give off discolouration?

A: After a short time the rusted surface will remain largely stable. You may have seen old farm machinery lying around in paddocks, and you will find that neither rubbing nor wetting will remove the surface; you will find that something similar will occur with your screen. Refer to the Materials we use page.

Q: What are the ranges of materials you use?

A: The materials we generally operate with in regard to our screens/panels are:

1. Mild steel; which would be zinc plated and then powder coated to your colour of choice.
2. Stainless steel; available in various finishes.
3. Aluminium; available in various finishes
4. Corten; which is steel designed to have a controlled rusted affect
5. Timber (MDF and Plywood)
6. Plastics (acrylics of various colours)

Q: Generally speaking what is the weight of each laser cut panel? I was just wondering will a thin material be able to handle the weight?

A: It would depend on the size of panel, the thickness of the panel and design you require to determine the exact weight. A thin material such as plaster or blue board will be fine to handle it when used with appropriate fixtures.
Panels can be fastened securely onto any surface or material. Although some materials may be a bit obscure and not as regularly dealt with, we can work with them and overcome any issues. Each panel will be supplied with the required number of attachment points.

Q: Do you offer smaller designs which can be made into tiles and repeated over a wall or ceiling?

A: All of our designs and patterns can be made into small tiles using a small section and repeated over a wall or ceiling. We can use aluminium or wood which are both lightweight therefore will be less expensive and easier to handle when sent anywhere in the world. They are easy to install and step by step instructions will be provided to make sure you have no difficulties when installing.

Our delivery service

Q: I was wondering if you can send your Cutout panels all over Australia and the world for that matter? Who do you use for your delivery service? How long will it take for them to reach me?

A: All Cutout concepts can be delivered world wide.
We mainly use TNT for our delivery service; delivery normally takes a 2-5 days depending on when your order has been placed, which day it has been sent and where you live.
It is best that you arrange for someone to be at home when your project is delivered; TNT will only leave items to an un-occupied address if they have been previously notified by us.

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