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Solid Polycarbonate is a flat, UV protected sheet that is one of the strongest building products available anywhere. Solid polycarbonate has the same level of transparency as glass but unlike glass it is virtually unbreakable, making it the ideal product for use in areas where vandalism may be an issue. With an extraordinary level of impact resistance it can be bent, formed and fabricated and it has excellent acoustic insulation properties. The UV protection is on both of the sheet. This versatile sheet can also be machined as required. Whilst we offer a large range as standard we can also cut to size - if you require cut to size sheets please contact us for further details. If you have never used solid plycarbonate sheet before, please take a quick look at our short video.
In most ways Solid Polycarbonate is very similar to Acrylic Sheet which is also strong, clear and lightweight but polycarbonate has one outstanding feature - it is virtually unbreakable. It will resist even the most prolonged attempts at vandalism with ease, hence its popularity with Local Authorities and Public Transport companies. It is also very easy to work with, it can be bent, cut and machined as required.
These sheets are most often used for glazing for shelters and canopies in public areas, and for stairwell and balcony glazing. Security Glazing and low level glazing in public areas also commonly use solid polycarbonate. In industrial applications, machine guards protective barriers use this material because of its extraordinary impact resistance.
We can cut solid polycarbonate to size if required, please contact us with your exact dimensions for further details.
Polycarbonate sheets are lightweight yet strong, allowing for easy installation and a long service life.
Impact resistance is very high, this material is highly unlikely to be damages by falling debris. The thicker the sheet the stronger it is due to the additional structural walls within each sheet. Polycarbonate also offers superior insulation qualities, keeping heat inside the building and saving precious energy.
Sheets are co-extruded to include a UV Protection layer - polycarbonate is a very safe and environmentally friendly material. Optical Clarity is also high (it varies between colour finishes with clear being the highest and Solarguard the lowest).
Most of our sheet thicknesses are available in five different colour options - Clear, Bronze, Opal, Bronze Opal and Solarguard, which has excellent heat retention properties. The table below shows the availability of each colour by sheet thickness. For more information, please visit our Guides and Tips section where you can watch a video demonstrating the various colour options available.
Because of its light weight, polycarbonate is an easy material to work with - it can easily be cut and drilled. Sheets can be installed using either our Rafter Supported system, where glazing bars are fixed to traditional timber bearers, or using the self-support system where no supporting timbers are required.
If you would like your sheets cut to an exact size, simply select the next largest sheet and add the exact sizes when you input your notes in the delivery section when placing your order. Alternatively you can telephone us or email us with your exact sizes.
Code: SP2-610610C Size: 610mm x 610mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-610610CPK10 Size: 610mm x 610mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-6101220C Size: 610mm x 1220mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-12201220C Size: 1220mm x 1220mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-12202440C Size: 1220mm x 2440mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-12502050C Size: 1250 x 2050mm x 2mm
Code: SP2-20503050C Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 2mm
Code: SP4-610610C Size: 610mm x 610mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-610610CPK10 Size: 610mm x 610mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-6101220C Size: 610mm x 1220mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-12201220C Size: 1220mm x 1220mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-12202440C Size: 1220mm x 2440mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-20503050C Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 4mm
Code: SP6-610610C Size: 610mm x 610mm x 6mm
Code: SP6-610610CPK10 Size: 610mm x 610mm x 6mm
Code: SP6-6101220C Size: 610mm x 1220mm x 6mm
Code: SP6-12201220C Size: 1220mm x 1220mm x 6mm
Code: SP6-12202440C Size: 1220mm x 2440mm x 6mm
Code: SP6-20503050C Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 6mm
Code: SP10-20503050C Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 10mm
Code: SP4-15252050EMB Size: 1525 x 2050mm x 4mm
Code: SP4-20503050EMB Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 4mm
Code: SP6-20503050EMB Size: 2050mm x 3050mm x 6mm
Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions for Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets around choice, installation & maintenance.
Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions for Solid Polycarbonate Sheets around choice, installation & maintenance.
Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions for Polycarbonate Glazing bars around choice, installation & maintenance.
Take a look at our brief overview into the main Polycarbonate Glazing Bar Systems and their respective features & benefits.
Watch our video where we explain the main differences between the various types of Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets and Glazing Bars.