Polycarbonate

from £3.00

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Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate

Step 1 - Choose Colour & Size



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Maximum: 3050mm
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Maximum: 2050mm

Step 2 - Optional Extras

Read more about Rubber Stops

Rubber Stops

Use our CLEAR Round Self Adhesive Rubber Stops on your Furniture Protector for a more secure finish or if you are concerned about possible slippage. Our packs contain 20 Rubber Stops.

The Rubber Stops are approximately 11mm x 2mm in size and made of clear polyurethane coated with a powerful pressure sensitive adhesive to the back.
 
In practice we have found that using a pad approximately every 300mm to 500mm is extremely effective in stopping the furniture protector from moving about when in use.

 

 

Read more about Number of Holes

Number of Holes

If you have ordered standard holes we will drill 5mm holes centred 25mm from the edges in each corner or evenly spaced (depending on how many you order) unless you tell us otherwise.
For panels 150mm wide or less the holes will be centred 15mm from the edge of the material unless you tell us otherwise. To avoid compromising the material, holes cannot be centred any closer to the edge than 15mm

If you would like to tell us exactly where you would like your holes drilling and the hole diameter you can do so as you checkout. Please provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

Read more about Hole Types

Holes Type

We will drill 5mm holes 25mm from the edges in each corner or evenly spaced (depending on how many you order) unless you tell us otherwise.

If you would like to tell us exactly where you would like your holes drilling and the hole diameter you can do so as you checkout. Please provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

Alternatively, if you have a drawing you can upload it and attach it with your order.

That’s it. If we have any question’s we’ll be in touch. Thanks.

Read more about Hole Position Design

Hole Position Design

If you'd like to send us a drawing to show any requirements please upload it here. It will come to us along with your order details once you have paid.

File must be 5MB or less and be a PDF or image with any of the following extensions:

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  • .pdf
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Read more about Screws

Screws

Our screws are 3.5mm x 30mm wall screws

Read more about Screw Covers

Screw Covers

Our screw covers are chrome effect

Read more about Rounded Corners

Rounded Corners

We will round corners with a 25mm radius unless you tell us otherwise.

If you would like to specify the radius you can do so as you checkout. Please provide your instructions to us in our 'Special Comments’ box which you will see before you pay for your order. 

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Choose our 'Save Your Quote' option if you’d like to email your selected items to someone else to purchase on your behalf or if you would just like to save them for later.

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Clear Cut To Size Polycarbonate

You can order one of the toughest plastics available here at The Plastic People; clear polycarbonate.

As well as having a much-deserved reputation for its strength and impact resistance, polycarbonate benefits from all the transparency of glass. It is half the weight and around 250 x stronger.

Our polycarbonate sheets also come with a 10 year guarantee against yellowing, ageing and hailstones.

Polycarbonate as a material is suitable for both DIY and professional applications too, with the sheeting providing a successful solution for:

•    Replacing any glass that has been broken in the home or work
•    Replacing broken greenhouse and cold frame glass
•    Making vulnerable windows or doors secure
•    Secondary glazing

We cut our clear polycarbonate panels to the exact size you need. Simply enter your measurements above.

How To Order Your Cut To Size or Shape Polycarbonate

  • We cut our polycarbonate sheets to the exact size you need. Simply enter your measurements in our Quote Calculator above. 

  • We also cut our polycarbonate sheets to shape. Access this service via the Cut To Shape tab which you'll find at the top of our Quote Calculator. 

  • If you'd like to send us a drawing of your requirements you can also upload it using our Quote Calculator.  It will arrive with our team once you have placed your order through our checkout.

  • Something else to tell us? If you have any other special comments, you can let us know in the Comments box as you checkout.

That's it. If we have any questions about the polycarbonate sheets you have ordered, we'll be in touch. 

 Alternatively,  email us a drawing of your requirements for a quote. We're happy to help.

Buy your polycarbonate sheets to the exact size you need now. If you'd like to speak with our friendly team before completing a purchase, they can be reached on 0113 249 2222.

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Can polycarbonate be used for glazing ?
Polycarbonate panes offer excellent clarity with the highest impact strength of any transparent glazing product.  Compared to acrylic panes of the same thickness and size it is around 30 times stronger; compared to equivalent glass panes it is over 250 times stronger.  This makes polycarbonate an excellent choice for glazing where security is key.
 
Does polycarbonate have a fire rating ?
Polycarbonate is Class 1 fire rated. This means it will extinguish itself.
 
How durable is polycarbonate ?

As polycarbonate is so strong, you can be confident you'll not need to replace the panels anytime soon. The material is also ideal for making cold frames and cloches, as well as replacing glass to make vulnerable doors and windows more secure.

How should polycarbonate be cleaned ?
We recommend using only warm soapy water with a soft, non-abrasive cotton cloth. Alteranatively you can use the polycarbonate cleaning products which are available here.  Do not use any chemicals as this will damage the polycarbonate
 
How thick is polycarbonate ?
We offer polycarbonate on our site in thicknesses ranging from 2mm to 12mm.
Please call us on 0113 249 2222 if you require thicker gauges.
What effect does UV have on polycarbonate ?
Solar radiation has a particularly harmful effect upon materials that are not protected.  Our multiwall polycarbonate comes with a UV protected surface, ensuring long-term optical quality even under UV exposure.
What is the largest size polycarbonate sheet ?
We offer sheets to a maximum size of 3m x 2m.
 
What is the operating temperature of polycarbonate ?
100 degrees centigrade long term; 130 degrees centigrade short term. Long term typically means between 5,000 and 20,000 hours operating at this temperature without losing more than 50% of its performance. Short term typically means upto 2 hours at any one time.
 
What’s the difference between polycarbonate and acrylic ?
They main difference is strength.  Polycarbonate is much stronger (about 30 times stronger) than acrylic. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable whereas acrylic can shatter. There are other differences which you can read on our data sheets here for polycarbonate and here for acrylic.
 
Why is polycarbonate good for greenhouse glazing ?

Our polycarbonate is 200x stronger than glass yet half its weight. This makes the material a superb, easy-to-use choice for replacing broken or existing greenhouse glass panels. We think it beats glass panels hands down - but don't take our word for it.

Our business is about getting the right plastic to you in top condition, when you want it. Last month, we achieved that with 99.8% of our deliveries. The other 0.2% we re-issued, no quibbles.
 

 

Delivery

We offer a range of delivery options to suit our customer's needs.

Standard Delivery - £15.00
Orders are delivered using our standard delivery service unless you choose otherwise. Standard delivery is charged at £15.00 for most UK postcode areas, however postcodes with prefix letters PA and PH are charged at £30 and postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PO, TR and ZE are charged at £40.
The cost of delivery will be displayed as you go through checkout.  

Next Day Delivery - £21.00
We can deliver orders for clear acrylic & polycarbonate (up to 12mm thick), silver acrylic mirror and flexi-edge using our next day delivery service. Orders for next day delivery must be received before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm selecting next day delivery will be delivered the following working day after. Please note that we define ‘working days’ as Monday to Friday excluding weekends and public holidays.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send orders for next day delivery to postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PA, PH, PO, TR and ZE. This is because these postcodes require a longer lead time by our couriers.
Where we can provide next day delivery of your order, we will offer this as an option for you to select at checkout. 

Named Day Delivery - £21.00
We can also deliver on your chosen day to make it easier for you to be home when your order arrives. As you checkout, choose the date you'd like us to deliver on and we'll work to that.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send orders for named day delivery to postcodes with prefix letters BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PA, PH, PO, TR and ZE. This is because these postcodes require a longer lead time by our couriers.
Where we can provide Named Day Delivery of your order we will offer this as an option for you to select at checkout.
  
Safe Delivery
If we think that your order cannot be delivered safely using our standard service, we will contact you to let you know and discuss the delivery options with you. This normally is only the case for orders so large they need to be delivered on a pallet.  

 

Delivery Times

Orders that aren't being sent on our Next Day or Named Day service will be dispatched as quickly as possible.
Cut-to-size orders are usually delivered within 3 working days. Orders with optional extras or cut-to-shape pieces are usually delivered within 5 working days. These times are based on receiving orders by 1pm.
Once you have added items to the shopping basket, your estimated delivery date will be displayed so that you can see it before choosing to order with us.
Please note that the date supplied at checkout is an estimated date. Please allow time to receive and check your order before you need to use the material or before contractors are due to begin work.
 

Collection

You are welcome to collect your order at our Trade Counter in the Cross Green area of Leeds. This service is free of charge.
If you wish to collect your order instead of having it delivered, please select this option from the dropdown menu when going through the checkout process.
Our Trade Counter is open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am until 3pm on Fridays. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.
 

Special Instructions

About Delivery
If you would like to provide any specific delivery instructions, please let us know in the ‘Order Delivery Notes’ box as you go through the checkout. Notes left in this box will be sent directly to the carrier company to assist with the delivery of your order.  You can either choose from our special delivery messages or leave your own. Please note our carriers are unable to call you prior to your delivery and are unable to accept new delivery information once your order has left us.  

About Your Order
If you would like to provide any notes to accompany your order, such as the size of drilled holes or the radius of rounded corners, please leave them in the ‘Order Notes’ box as you checkout. Please use this box to leave us any information regarding the production of your order. Please do not leave delivery instructions here as these notes do not get passed through to the carriers

When you place an order with us you can expect:

  • an email from us confirming your purchase

  • an email from us when your order is on its way

  • an email from our courier to let you know delivery details, including the option to re-arrange

  • your order to arrive safely in excellent condition.


That's because we invest in a careful packaging and delivery service:

  • we carefully cover your plastic to safeguard it during transit

  • we add extra protection around all corners, which are more vulnerable

  • we finish our protective packaging with a sturdy outer

  • we send your plastic to you using reputable tracked services

  • our plastic is also protected by film on both sides so when you receive it simply peel this off to reveal your plastic.

 

Receiving Your Delivery

Someone needs to sign for your order as it is delivered. If you are out when our courier delivers they will leave a card for you to contact them with details on how to pick up your order or rearrange delivery for a more convenient time.

If you know you're not going to be in, you can always provide an alternative delivery address as you place your order with us. For example, a neighbours, relatives or work address.

Please note that we cannot cover the cost of any onward delivery or shipping costs once your item has been delivered by our carriers.


Damages
We take great care packing our orders to make sure that your delivery reaches you in perfect condition.

In the unlikely event that your order arrives with any signs of damage, please sign for it as DAMAGED upon delivery. 

Please email us a photograph of the damage along with your order number within 14 days of receipt and we will get a replacement sent out to you. Please keep your packaging and do not use the damaged goods, so they can be collected and returned to us if necessary.


No Quibble Returns
We aim to please. If we supply imperfect goods or get your order wrong please email and tell us within 14 days and we will replace your order without fuss. Please keep the protective film on the plastic and don't try to use it.

If you want to return plastic to us you the cost of doing so is your responsibility.  We recommend that you use a delivery service which insures the value of the order as the plastic remains your responsibility until it reaches us at:

The Plastic People Returns
221 Pontefract Lane
Cross Green
Leeds
LS9 0DX

Cancellations
You have the right to cancel your order for any item purchased from The Plastic People for a full refund except bespoke, cut to size or cut to shape orders made to your specific specifications. If you wish to cancel your order please email us, quoting your order number, within 14 days of the day after you receive the goods.

If your order has already been processed when you email us, you will need to return the goods to us in their original condition using the Returns Procedure here.

 

We have lots of helpful hints and tips for working with polycarbonate. Here is a selection of our most popular guides:

Guide: how strong is polycarbonate

How to use polycarbonate for pergolas

Benefits of Polycarbonate

What are the differences between acrylic and polycarbonate.


 

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