It’s always difficult to keep within a budget when you have so many things to repair, replace or build from scratch. However, plastic is incredibly affordable compared to glass, metal and other materials.

If you’re still looking for some DIY projects or spring home improvements, this list is all you need.

1. PVC Wall Cladding

PVC wall cladding is one of the most popular materials used on interior walls, typically available in a variety of colours, designs, finishes and thicknesses. This provides amazing flexibility for your home’s aesthetics, whether you want to blend into your surroundings or create a standout feature.

While most cladding is installed horizontally, there’s no rule or disadvantage against a vertical or even diagonal installation. There are actually many benefits to PVC wall cladding, such as:

  • Clean and smart appearance
  • Easy maintenance
  • High durability against abrasion
  • Increased insulation
  • Less risk of mould growth
  • Reduced condensation
  • Water and fireproof (dependent on the material)

The natural essence of plastic or wood-themed cladding with a matte finish is commonly seen in houses across the U.S. This has made a huge impact on how people renovate their homes in the UK.

2. Polycarbonate Sheet Roofing

Our favourite spring home improvement would have to be polycarbonate sheet roofing. This type of plastic is used for an array of applications, from greenhouses to awnings to conservatories.

As the season progresses, so will the temperature, which means you and your garden need to be as prepared for the harsh UV rays as possible. Polycarbonate sheet roofing has a wide range of advantages unmatched by many other materials, including:

  • Fast installation
  • Energy-efficient
  • High impact resistance
  • Incredible durability
  • Low-maintenance
  • Natural light options
  • Protection against harsh weather conditions

Polycarbonate sheets are found in a multitude of thicknesses and colours that protect you against the heat. You can choose a transparent sheet to benefit from as much natural light as possible, or an opaque sheet that keeps the shade. Either way, it offers a space perfect for hosting guests or enjoying a quiet evening reading.

3. Acrylic Windows

Our last spring home improvement is acrylic windows. Whether you install them as secondary glazing to protect your glass or use it as a glass replacement, using plastic as a window is another popular option. They are also beneficial for a variety of applications, be it a garden shed or a kitchen window that gets a little too much natural light.

Still not convinced? Acrylic windows are extremely easy to install—it’s a DIY job that can be completed in just a few minutes. With that being said, here’s some major benefits:

  • Colour doesn’t fade over time
  • Easy to maintain
  • Lightweight
  • Much stronger and durable than glass
  • Multiple colours and textures available
  • Quick to manufacture
  • Transparent (just like glass)
  • Unmatched impact resistance
  • Weather resistance

Acrylic windows have a great feature that mimics standard windows. Overall, they offer many more benefits than one would expect. In fact, they are much more cost-effective than your everyday window. So, when you don’t need to use glass, why not use our industrial plastic sheets instead?

A Variety of Durable Plastic Sheets at Sheet Plastics

With these three ideas, our list of spring home improvements using plastic sheets is complete. To summarise, PVC wall cladding, polycarbonate sheet roofing and acrylic windows all offer outstanding benefits unmatched by other materials. Not only are they the more affordable option, but an amazing feature that will get your guests talking.

To learn more about our products and their applications, visit our dedicated page. Alternatively, contact us with details about your project and we will advise on the best material, budget and time to install.