Polythene Sheeting.

Polythene, also known as polyethylene sheeting, is a plastic which can be used for many industrial building or home DIY projects. Whether you need a material for lining a pond, covering building joinery, lining a shed or screening off a specific area to protect others from dust, Protec’s Polythene Sheeting will satisfy the majority requirements of temporary screening and temporary covering applications. With a versatile range of polythene suited to many different projects, it can make it impossible to choose the best protective sheeting for your project.

What is more, before choosing which polythene sheet, you may want to consider whether you need it to be Flame Retardant. Protec supplies one of the largest ranges of LPCB approved materials. Flame Retardant polythene sheeting can be important if there is a potential fire hazard on your project. To help you to identify the approved Flame Retardant products, you will see the LPS 1207, LPS 1215 or Certifire approved logos which means that our Flame Retardant polythene sheeting is approved to industry recognised Loss Prevention Standards. For more information, please see our Flame Retardant information page.

The guide below has been created to help you to choose the best Polythene Sheeting for your project:

Which Polythene Sheet for My Project?

Light Duty Plastic Sheeting

Uses:

Light duty plastic sheets are ideal for draping over objects as a dust cover, for wrapping items or for protecting items in transit. Light duty plastic sheets are a lightweight and flexible material which makes it perfect for draping over objects.

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Medium Duty Plastic Sheeting:

Uses:

Medium duty plastic sheeting can be used for protecting furniture in transit, protecting floors, walls and carpets from spills and sprays. Medium duty plastic sheeting is ideal for home based or industrial applications.  Protec normally recommends using medium duty plastic sheeting for use with the ZipWall.

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Heavy Duty Plastic Sheeting:

Uses:

Heavy duty plastic sheeting delivers outstanding strength. It can be used as a damp proof membrane, for mixing cement, temporary roofing and rain protection. If you are a gardener, Protec’s 1000 Gauage Polythene Sheeting can be used for lining ponds, hanging baskets or covering soil.

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Protecting your peaches from ‘Peach leaf Curl Disease’ with polythene sheeting.

From the Months Dec-End of May Peach trees can suffer with what’s known as ‘Peach Leaf Curl Disease’ which can be very damaging to the Tree. Peach leaf curl is a fungal disease which severely affects the leaves and causes the fruit to drop prematurely. Peach leaf curl disease can discolour peaches, weaken the tree and reduce the ability to grow.

Here is some advice on how to shelter your peach trees with plastic polythene sheeting from the Royal Horticultural Society:

  ‘Where peaches are grown trained against a fence or wall, a rain shelter (see below for photo) of plastic sheeting is very effective at preventing infection. It should cover the top of the tree and the front to within 30cm (1ft) of the ground, but with the ends open to allow access for pollinating insects. It should be erected after leaf fall in November and kept in place until mid-May. Keeping the emerging shoots dry in this way prevents infection and also gives useful frost protection…’

 

Protection with our 500 gauge polythene has proven very effective for this sort of use and if you give our enquiries team a call on 0800 834 704 they will be more than happy to provide you with details on our range of screening materials. Alternatively you can visit our product page for 500 Gauge polythene and order directly from there for delivery on 2 day and next day services, just click here.

Step One – Calculate how much liner/polythene sheeting you need

You need to determine how much polythene sheeting you will require for your pond, including the length, width and depth. Once you have these measurements, add a foot on both in length and width to ensure that it will not be too short, you can then purchase your polythene sheeting Continue reading

 How ‘You Me Bum Bum Train’ utilised Protec’s Plastic Sheeting

“You Me Bum Bum Train, a very unusual name for what is a very unusual theatrical experience. This is its fifth staging and every time the experience is unique and totally immersive. This year the event was based in a discussed Royal Mail sorting office in the heart of London. A massive space that was taken over to allow for 21 unique scenes through which the audience member proceeds (on their own).

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