Your home defines you, which makes having the perfect garden that more important. But if you don’t have the biggest budget or a long list of useful skills, it may seem impossible to renovate your property. However, we’ve picked out three popular pre-summer DIY projects using polycarbonate that are sure to amaze your guests. But first…


1. Greenhouse Polycarbonate Sheets

There are many types of sunlight reflected by the material of your greenhouse. However, the problem isn’t the time of year or the harshness of the UV rays, but the material you use. When you opt for a greenhouse with polycarbonate sheets instead of glass, your indoor garden will thrive for much longer and produce goods faster.

The Benefits of Greenhouse Polycarbonate Sheets:

  • Cost-Effective: Polycarbonate is cheaper than glass and is less fragile against harsh weather and vandalism. This makes for a valuable investment.
  • Durability: Enduring extreme temperatures and accidents, polycarbonate outlasts glass, with quick and easy panel replacement if needed.
  • Easy Installation: Polycarbonate makes for an easy, quick installation, perfect for DIY projects, as it’s lightweight and less likely to smash.
  • Flexibility: Our greenhouse polycarbonate sheets can be moulded into various shapes and sizes, allowing for a customised structure without the delays associated with glass.
  • Low-Maintenance: Requiring minimal upkeep compared to glass, polycarbonate does not require regular cleaning or replacement. You only need to remove debris.
  • Shatter-Resistant: Withstanding intense pressure and impact, polycarbonate panels are practically indestructible compared to glass.
  • Thermal Performance: Polycarbonate greenhouses retain heat better than glass, promoting the growth of plants throughout all sessions with additional heating. They can also block harmful UV rays, ensuring a safer environment.

2. Polycarbonate Sheet Roofing

No matter where you live, extreme weather is bound to find your property, be it strong rain showers, pelting hail, icy snow or detrimental natural disasters. However, our polycarbonate sheet roofing is resilient and won’t discolour despite weather and temperature fluctuations.

The Benefits of Polycarbonate Sheet Roofing:

  • Impact-Resistant: Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, withstanding heavy objects and extreme weather conditions without cracking or fading.
  • Energy-Efficient: Our polycarbonate sheet roofing allows plenty of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting and providing excellent thermal insulation. Overall, this lowers your heating and cooling costs.
  • UV Protection: Polycarbonate blocks detrimental UV rays and hot temperatures, so your panels won’t discolour or suddenly burst into flames during the summer.
  • Easy to Install: Lightweight and easy to install, polycarbonate is essential for DIYers. It also requires minimal maintenance, reducing repair and cleaning costs.
  • Versatility: Customised to fit different shapes and sizes, polycarbonate is an extremely malleable material. We also supply it in various colours to match building design preferences, be it a pastel awning, a transparent greenhouse or a bold roof.

3. Polycarbonate Awnings

We’ll end our summer DIY projects list with polycarbonate awnings. Used for a variety of properties, such as a local store or garden, they add a touch of elegance other materials don’t offer. Unlike glass and polyester, polycarbonate doesn’t streak when wet or let rainwater drip through, keeping your awning beautiful and your head dry.

The Benefits Polycarbonate Awnings:

Aesthetically-Pleasing: Polycarbonate complements any architectural style, from traditional to contemporary. It’s also ideal for preserving a building's historic appearance while providing protection from rain and snow. 

  • Strength: Capable of withstanding high-grade weather, polycarbonate offers high-impact strength. In addition, it has a lifespan of at least 10 to 20 years.
  • Sunlight-Resistant: Polycarbonate blocks up to 99% of harmful rays, safeguarding against sun damage while allowing natural light to filter through. It also resists warping and fading.
  • Lightweight: Our polycarbonate awning sheets are easy to transport and install due to being lightweight, without compromising on thickness or quality.
  • Customisation: Polycarbonate is available in a wide range of colours, shapes, sizes and thicknesses for design-matching. Additionally, it’s more affordable than glass.

Renovate Your Outdoor Features with Sheet Plastics

There are multiple ways to enhance your garden or exterior without spending a fortune. While greenhouse, roofing and awnings are popular summer DIY projects, there are plenty of other options. For example, redoing your cladding or updating your old shed.

Visit our polycarbonate page to order your plastic sheets or purchase a sample before you buy. Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products.