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PVC Sheets & UPVC Sheeting

Welcome to The Plastic People, where you can order top-quality grey and white PVC.  

Otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride,  PVC is strong, lightweight, durable and rated as self extinguishing. Self extinguishing materials provide added safety regarding fire protection.  Flame retardant is good but self extinguishing is better!  PVC sheets also have exceptional chemical resistance, high mechanical and tensile strength and a high degree of stability. This combination make PVC sheets easily weldable and one of the worlds most versatile general purpose plastics.

White PVC and grey PVC make them an excellent choice for bathroom cladding, fascia boards, soffit boards and wall coverings for kitchens.  White PVC is a popular choice for a hygienic, clean look.  Both grey and white PVC sheets are also popular choices because they are highly durable, lightweight, environmentally friendly and easy to work with.

We also supply PVC cement, which is an extremely fast setting low-VOC PVC cement for use in wet or dry conditions alike.

Buy your PVC sheets below now and we will deliver your items. If you have special requirements or questions, do give our friendly team a call on 0113 249 2222 or by email. We will be happy to help.

PVC Products

Grey PVC Extruded Sheet
Grey PVC Extruded Sheet
from £33.94 inc VAT
White PVC Extruded Sheet
White PVC Extruded Sheet
from £42.42 inc VAT
2 Panel Coloured Shower Kit
2 Panel Coloured Shower Kit
from £384.00 inc VAT
Two Panel White Shower Kit
Two Panel White Shower Kit
from £334.52 inc VAT
3 Panel Coloured Shower Kit
3 Panel Coloured Shower Kit
from £572.40 inc VAT
3 Panel White Shower Kit
3 Panel White Shower Kit
from £497.75 inc VAT

What is the life expectancy of a PVC sheet?

The life expectancy of PVC sheeting can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the material, environmental conditions, and how it's installed and maintained. Here are some elements that can influence its life expectancy:
  • Quality of Material - Higher-quality PVC sheeting made from virgin resin and produced using advanced manufacturing processes tends to have better durability and longevity.
  • Environmental Conditions - PVC sheeting is resistant to moisture, chemicals, corrosion, and weathering. However, exposure to extreme temperatures, UV radiation and harsh chemicals can affect its lifespan.
  • Installation - Proper installation techniques, including surface preparation, fastening methods, and sealing, can help maximise the lifespan of PVC sheeting.
  • Maintenance - Regular maintenance such as cleaning, inspection, and repair can help prolong the life of PVC sheeting.
  • Usage - The intended use of PVC sheeting can also impact its lifespan. Sheets subjected to heavy loads, frequent handling, or mechanical stress may become worn and damaged quicker than those used more lightly.
PVC sheeting is known for its longevity and can have a service life ranging from 10 to 50 years or more depending on the above factors.

Which is better, PVC or laminate?

Whether you use PVC or laminate for your project will depend on a wide variety of factors; we’ve summarised the main ones below:
  • Cost - PVC is generally more affordable than laminate, especially for basic options.
  • Durability: Both PVC and laminate are durable materials, but PVC tends to be more resistant to moisture, scratches, and chemicals compared to laminate. PVC is also less prone to chipping or delamination over time.
  • Installation: PVC is often easier to install compared to laminate, especially for DIY projects, as it can be cut with simple tools and installed using adhesive or mechanical fasteners.
  • Appearance: Laminate typically offers a wider range of colours, patterns, and textures compared to PVC.
  • Maintenance: PVC is relatively low maintenance and easy to clean with mild soap and water. Laminate may require more careful maintenance to prevent scratching and water damage.
  • Application: PVC is commonly used for applications where moisture resistance and durability are important, such as in bathrooms, kitchens, and commercial settings. Laminate is often used for countertops, cabinetry, flooring, and furniture where aesthetics and design versatility are more important in relative terms.
For most applications we’d generally recommend using PVC, however there may be situations where laminate is more appropriate – when style and décor is concerned, for example.