In the hopes of becoming more sustainable, DIYers and architects alike are on the hunt for an environmentally friendly material to replace our current methods. But the only trouble with that is finding one as durable as what we’re used to.

However, multiwall polycarbonate sheets are an up-and-coming solution many seem to miss. In this article, we’ll tell you why you should choose this material, including its advantages and most common uses.

What Are Some Multiwall Polycarbonate Advantages?

You may be wondering what makes this material so eco-friendly and how it provides so many benefits simultaneously. Well, our thorough guide will tell you all you need to know about multiwall polycarbonate advantages:

1. Complete Design Versatility

Multiwall polycarbonate sheets have a variety of uses, from roofing to store signs. Their flexibility makes them extremely easy to cut and mould, at room temperature, to any size or shape.

2. High Thermal Insulation

Its excellent thermal performance ensures insulation and energy efficiency, even when it’s freezing outside. Each sheet layer has an air pocket between which creates a barrier against heat transfer. Put simply, you’ll have the perfect temperature throughout every season, reducing the need for artificial heat sources.

3. Lightweight

If you require a lightweight alternative to glass, polycarbonate is the way to go. There’s no worrying about breaking it if you accidentally drop it, or just dropping it in general. Because of this advantage, the shipping costs are typically cheaper than glass and it’s much easier to install too.

4. Long-Lasting Durability

Polycarbonate is 250 times more durable than glass, making it practically indestructible. And if we know anything about the UK, it’s that our structures are often subject to vandalism. Be it bad weather or a slip-up with a mallet, your sheets will be resistant to damage.

5. Optimised Natural Light

Although glass structures let in tons of natural light, they often don’t regulate your indoor temperature. However, multiwall polycarbonate sheets offer the perfect amount of light transmission. Some sheets even have an ultraviolet coating that prevents the material from turning yellow because of direct sunlight.

6. Recyclable

Reduce your carbon footprint and go green with this recyclable material. Our favourite polycarbonate advantage is knowing our sheets are typically made from recycled resources. And if you need to replace your sheets or no longer need them, some manufacturers offer to take your waste material and reuse it for other customers.


What Are Some Popular Multiwall Polycarbonate Uses?

Similar to many thermoplastics, there are multiple polycarbonate uses you may not have considered. We believe it is superior to most materials and you can find out why below:

1. Cladding and Glazing

Take advantage of the world’s most popular cladding material; polycarbonate. This thermoplastic has been on the market since the 1950s as a cladding and glazing alternative. Due to its many features and design options, it can be made to look like any material, including brick, glass, metal, stone and wood.

2. Dividers or Sneeze Guards

Say ‘goodbye’ to germs with our polycarbonate sheets. Because of their low porosity, harmful bacteria won’t have the opportunity to pass through the sheet and make you ill. Alternatively, they offer superb soundproofing when used as partitions in offices, retail stores and more commercial settings.

3. Greenhouses and Conservatories

A polycarbonate greenhouse or conservatory is typically much easier to install than a glass one. Not only is it much lighter than glass, it has 30 times more impact resistance than other materials. Not to mention, its thermal performance means your plants grow quicker and you can maintain them for longer.

4. Home Decor

Anyone looking for a quick and easy DIY project or wanting to use their leftover polycarbonate should take a look at their home decor. See anything you can improve? If not, take inspiration from our list:

5. Roofing and Skylights

Polycarbonate is a reliable material for roofing and skylights because it can withstand harsh weather conditions and discolouration. Our multiwall polycarbonate sheets last at least 25 years before they need to be replaced or repaired.

6. Signage and Displays

Polycarbonate is typically available in an array of colours, from standard black and white shades to being completely transparent, or high-opacity blue to any pastel. Our sheets also don’t require regular cleaning, making them efficient for safety signs, museum exhibits and more.

Invest in Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets with Sheet Plastics

Be it multiwall or standard, there are infinite polycarbonate uses and advantages. For your next construction project, we highly recommend investing in our sheets, whether you’re replacing your roof or building a greenhouse.

Our sheets start at just 6p depending on your requirements. Our standard size starts from 50 mm x 50 mm in width with thicknesses from 2 mm to 12 mm.

Learn more about polycarbonate in our guide or visit our dedicated page to place an order. Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.