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


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:


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:


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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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

Flame Retardant Door SleevesThe doors and doorways on construction sites may be considered to be one of the most at risk areas of damage on a construction site after the floors. Doorways and doors are potentially at risk from site traffic passing in and out of them all day for the duration of a project and it is for this reason that Protec have developed and can supply a combination of protection products to firstly raise awareness and secondly cushion any impact that may be encountered.
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Bubble WrapProtect building foundations from frost, snow and ice.

Previous Protec blogs have already covered winter weather and snow but only in general detail, in light of increasing snow risk and plunging temperatures it may be of value to consider some specific protection solutions against snow.

“Know your enemy” is perhaps a little strong when assessing the impact of snow on your construction site but is none the less a valid point. Snow, unlike rain, sleet or hail is an insidious type of weather that can sneak in over night and completely disrupt works on site through its depth and frequency, extra work is required to dig the site clear and man hours are consequently lost. Snow, aided by the wind, is also a nuisance in the way that it can be blown in through openings, melts through the subsequent thaw and then you potentially have the risk of water damage to finished floors.
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Polythene slide

Have you ever slipped down a long water-covered polythene sheet (also called a “slippery slide!”)? Our Polythene 1000 Gauge works great as a slide!

You would be amazed at how many people call us looking to buy polythene to make an outdoor slide! Let the good times commence!

The channel 5 programme ‘The Gadget Show’ even contacted us in 2010 for a similar application.

Protec CSIWe recently had some interest in our polythene range of products for the use of forensic investigations.

We supply our screening materials extensively for the medical sector but this is the first time we have been approached for the use of our materials in the forensic field.

Wherever investigative work needs to be done, there will always be potential dangers – wet floors, areas where dust may travel and in fact sensitive areas only accessible for dedicated staff, for instance. It’s up to you to ensure these areas are clearly highlighted. And there’s no faster, easier way to do that than with the ZipWall Caution Tape Reel™.

The ZipWall poles and fixing clips provide convenient, easily positioned location points for the caution tape, removing any need for fastening to other structures. As an additional service, we can also supply custom-printed caution tape bearing your corporate brand or a specific safety message.

It would be a crime not to safeguard areas with sensitive access – so why not speak to our highly experienced technical team on 0800 834 704 to find out how Zipwall Caution Tape Reel can help on your project.

Cage Warriors Ltd have purchased temporary protection material for use in staging their upcoming event. The CWFC 42 is a LIVE televised event from the Neptune Stadium Cork City on May 28th which will be watched by a 1,500 strong audience and broadcast worldwide via the Sky Network.

A heavy duty 1,000 gauge Black polythene was supplied to block out day light from the sky lights in the venue thus enhancing the atmosphere and preventing daylight from entering the arena area.