Double Sided PCBs

What are double sided PCBs

Double sided PCBs are a popular choice in the industry when it comes to printed circuit boards, as they allow for more complex designs, circuits and thus benefits for products.

Unlike single sided PCBs, double sided PCBs can mount the conductive copper and components on both sides of the board, as opposed to just the one. These double sided boards allow for closer routing traces as they can alternate between the top and bottom layers using vias. This can be very useful in many electronic products as the circuits on one side of the board can be connected to the other with the help of holes drilled onto the board.

How are the boards connected?

Components on the two boards are either connected through surface-mount technology or through-hole technology, depending on the needs of your product. All the usual layers that are used in a single sided PCB, such as the substrate, copper layer, silkscreen and solder mask, are used for a double sided PCB. However, these are applied to both sides of the board instead of just one.

Benefits of double-sided PCBs

Due to how they’re manufactured, double sided PCBs are a great choice thanks to their ease of use and flexibility. They also offer increased circuit density as the second layer means there is more capacity for PCB components than on single sided PCBs.

With this increased space, double sided PCBs use a more complex circuitry, meaning they are great for more advanced electronic systems such as lighting and car dashboards. These benefits can also come with a reduction in production cost because double sided boards are often smaller in size than other PCBs.

Contact ABL Circuits to learn more

With more complex designs, reduced costs and increased circuit density, a double sided PCB could be the perfect way forward for your next product.  Get in touch with our experienced team to discuss your needs, ask any questions or get a quote.

Our reputation as one of the country’s most reliable and trustworthy blank PCB manufacturers has been built up through decades of dedication to our customers and the promise that your circuit boards will be delivered “on time, every time”. Whether you are ordering our bare boards or choosing our total PCB solution, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best lead times in the industry, without compromising our quality and service.

Take a look at our online quotation page and see just how competitive our prices are for your blank PCB service needs.

PCB Manufacturing Services


Request a quote

Great communication before, during and after the design of the boards


Great quality PCB’s designed and delivered to meet our deadlines. Great communication before, during and after the design of the boards. Packaging was strong and durable. Would recommend to anyone.



You will benefit from the fastest leadtimes in the UK. Your ABL Circuits PCB’s will be delivered within 5 working days as standard.



Your order will be dealt with promptly by a friendly and conscientious team, committed to providing a high level of service.



You will also benefit from our exceptional 8 hour same day express service for your urgent prototypes.



The knowledge gained from 30 years of experience eliminates your risk in dealing with ABL Circuits.



Your deadlines are critical to you and us, that’s why we guarantee you will receive your boards on time, every time in perfect condition.


Need help?

Get in touch

News, blogs & articles

Latest blogs from ABL

The Role of Flexible PCBs in the Design of Next-Generation Robotics

The robotics industry is dynamic and progresses quickly. It requires advanced technologies to develop next-generation, innovative systems. Flexible printed circuit ...

Read Post

PCBs in the Internet of Things (IoT): Enabling Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things, otherwise known as IoT, refers to a network of interconnected electronic devices that exchange and communicate data with each other over the ...

Read Post

ABL Circuits: championing "Made in Britain" quality in PCB manufacturing

Buying printed circuit boards (PCBs) designed and produced by overseas manufacturers of course has its advantages – cost being the biggest and most obvious.

Read Post

See what others say


Ian - MES

First time user of ABL and placed an order for a 4 layer board with 2oz copper on all layers. Order received in 5 days and the quality of the board was excellent. Probably the best quality of board that I have received from using countless suppliers. Would definitely recommend ABL for PCB manufacture and will be using them again for my next PCB request.


Very nice company to work with as they are always happy to help solve any of my problems fast and good quality work. They are my number one PCB supplier.


Excellent service, fast and efficient with excellent help during the development of the circuit design. Great pricing structure and very professional.