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Polycarbonate clear plastic sheet is an extremely versatile and strong material with a high resistance to impact. It's usually chosen over other forms of plastic sheeting because of its strength and resistance to impact. 

Although easy to fabricate, unlike cast and extruded acrylic sheet material, the edges of polycarbonate cannot be polished.

Key features:

  • Impact resistance
  • High strength
  • Excellent optical clarity
  • Hard wearing
  • Weather resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Resistant to high temperatures (UK class 1 fire rating)
  • Noise reduction/sound insulation
  • Easy to cut and machine
  • Recyclable

Typical applications:

  • Glazing
  • Sky lights
  • Construction
  • Automotive and aircraft components
  • Security components
  • Signage
  • Vending machines
  • Street furniture
  • Machine guards
  • Lighting
  • Roof domes

Detailed description:

Impact resistance

Polycarbonate sheet has over 200 times the strength of glass while being half the weight. It's virtually unbreakable. The strength and impact resistance of the material makes it suitable for applications where safety and security is required.

Fire resistance

With an excellent UK class 1 fire rating, polycarbonate is often used in public buildings.

Weather resistant

With excellent resistance to the elements, polycarbonate sheet performs well outside. No significant changes in appearance are expected over 10 years.

Recyclable

Polycarbonate sheet is fully recyclable. The material is sorted, shredded and washed before being turned into a granulate ready for manufacturing.  

Maximum sheet size3050mm x 2050mm
Available thicknesses1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
Light transmission89%
Fire resistanceUK class 1 fire rating
Material protectionSupplied with protective plastic film on both sides

We currently deliver to the UK and throughout Europe. Delivery charges are calculated based on the longest side of the material ordered. Only one delivery charge is applicable per order regardless of how many items are ordered.

Longest side Orders under £200 (inc VAT) Orders over £200 (inc VAT) Express Delivery
Less than 590mm £4.95 FREE £8.95
590mm to 1449mm £5.95 FREE £9.95
1450mm to 2599mm £7.95 FREE £13.95
2600mm or greater £14.95 FREE £24.95


Europe (7-10 working days)
£19.95

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch the vast majority of orders within 24 hours of receiving the order, however our guidelines for delivery times are listed below:

  • Standard delivery (7-10 days)
  • Express delivery (1-3 days) Please note - Express Delivery is currently unavailable.

Express Delivery
If you require faster delivery you may wish to consider choosing our Express Delivery option at the checkout. Express Delivery orders will be prioritised and will be delivered using a recognised nationwide courier.

Next Day Delivery
Next Day delivery is not available via our website due to the quantity of orders we receive on a daily basis. However, if you need to place an order and require Next Day delivery please contact us – we will make every effort to meet your requirements and deadlines.

Collection/pickup
Collection is available from our location in Colchester, Essex (see full address). When placing an order on our website there is an option on the final stage of the checkout for Collection/pickup. Once your order is ready for collection you will be notified via email.

Due to the nature of the ”made to measure” products we supply, we provide delivery prices at a standard rate and reserve the right to cancel an order should it become economically unviable to fulfil the order. In these rare circumstances the customer will be contacted first to discuss alternative options.

When delivering to some delivery locations we can incur increased shipping costs, if this is likely to happen the customer will be contacted to discuss any possible extra delivery charges required.

Examples of delivery locations which may require additional delivery charges are,

  • Channel Islands
  • Scottish Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Remote areas
  • Northern Ireland

If you require delivery to one of these areas please get in touch to discuss your order.

You may also wish to read more detailed information regarding our terms and conditions in relation to delivery.

Will I be notified when my order is out for delivery?

Yes. Simply Plastics will send you an email when your order has been dispatched. If your shipment is trackable the email will contain tracking details and a link to the delivery couriers website, where you can track the progress of the shipment.

I need my order urgently, can I pay for faster shipping?

Yes. We offer an express delivery service which aims to deliver all orders in 1-3 working days. Orders are delivered by a recognised courier company and may require a signature on delivery.

Please note - Express Delivery is currently unavailable.

Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?

Yes, of course. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. When your order is ready for collection you will receive an email to notify you, which includes our opening times and address.

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Can Simply Plastics help me with a fabrication project?

Yes we can. Customised, cut-to-size materials can be ordered directly throught the website, but if you require furtehr fabrication we can help you with this too.

Our fabrication services include,

  • CNC routing
  • Bending
  • Shaping
  • Bonding/glueing
  • Diamond polishing
  • Flame polishing
  • Intricate laser cutting

Examples of fabricated products include,

  • Acrylic display cases
  • Point of sale 
  • Retail display
  • Lighting applications
  • Brochure holders
  • 2D/3D Acrylic lettering
  • Furniture
  • Office Interiors

For enquiries regarding any project from prototypes to large production runs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Peter Lythgoe 07/04/2017 08:25:20

I used this sheet to replace a broken window in a mini-digger

Linda 31/03/2017 21:14:50

Greenhouse glass , excellent product would highly recommend ( needed thicker glass for greenhouse) Quick delivery and reasonable price and packaged well would use again

Glenn 28/03/2017 19:51:35

I used this polycarbonate sheet to make a rear windscreen for my porsche 911 replica kit car, cut great with tin snips, very flexible to bend to shape but solid when bent and fitted. Bit of a nightmare job but saved me a fortune and does the job great. Only downside is it does scratch easily but can be lacquered to cover over.

Gary Thirlwell 27/03/2017 19:05:50

4mm polycarbonate sheet, arrived cut to size, used it for a shed window. It came well packaged and scratch free.

Phil 19/03/2017 18:43:19

Replacement for storm broken greenhouse glazing. Perfect for the job and safer too.

Liz 03/03/2017 23:23:21

excellent quality, cut to size and drilled perfectly

Rotherham Girl 01/03/2017 09:17:56

Used to replace panels in greenhouse roof. Already have one panel installed and very happy with light transfer and strength, also much easier and safer than replacing glass panels.

John Whalley 21/02/2017 08:12:50

Small 4mm sheets to make wind deflectors for a Westfield car. Order fulfilled swiftly and accurately. Perfect for the job.

Robert Watts 15/02/2017 19:16:15

Got for green house fit a treat and looking great

Vicki 07/02/2017 19:06:53

Great product, excellent customer service.

Brian flanagan 31/01/2017 21:21:00

For greenhouse

Paul 09/01/2017 16:25:12

10mm sheet arrived well packed, and was very accurately but to size. It was for a TV cabinet in a care home, to protect the television from damage. The previous cabinet had used only 6mm thick sheet, which did in fact break after a couple of years. I'm sure the extra thickness will be more than enough this time!

Peter 02/01/2017 20:04:46

I wanted to protect the windward side of an outside shelf unit that I had built. The shet arrived as promised and fits a treat. Time will tell about its robustness and uv capabilities!

Michael Kibbin 26/12/2016 19:35:05

Just what I needed at the right price and delivered very quickly.

Vic Rus 16/12/2016 22:13:48

I used the polycarbonate sheet to repair / replace glass on my wife's cold frame. Now I've got another good-boy badge, whoopee! I selected the material and gave the size, placed my order via Paypal and within a couple of working days it was here, using these most reliable trades via the internet makes such sense. There's is a specialist service and I did shop around and Simply Plastics provided a competitive price and very good service.

Dave Goulder 16/12/2016 21:09:40

Extended shelter walls to ground level. Can't fault the quality - excellent. I would recommend it to others without question.

Michael Harwood 15/12/2016 20:28:12

Purchased small sheet of 5mm poly to fit a security light, in the absence of suitable glass. Helpful advice and quick delivery of quality product. Fingers crossed it's resistant to heat from a halogen bulb.

John Clarke 14/12/2016 23:46:13

3mm Clear polycarbonate used to make checking templates for Nomex honeycomb for aerospace composites. Quality, price and service excellent.

Adrian Porter 13/12/2016 19:21:24

very good all round

Mary Jones 08/12/2016 07:02:48

To replace the glass on my greenhouse, excellent quality, very pleased with the fit and service I received.

Griffin 01/12/2016 18:49:39

Aircraft windscreen. Good optically pure and, unlike Perspex, flexible. Prompt service and reasonable p&p charge.

Kate T 01/12/2016 18:11:41

Used this to insulate a roof light.Works really well,clear as glass but lightweight and will be easy to remove and store in the summer Excellent service

della george 27/11/2016 06:42:10

Used to make detachable screens to cover mesh on an animal run. Happy with quality of product and may buy more.

Wendy 26/11/2016 23:27:00

Exactly what I wanted. Cut to just the right size. I'm using it in my die cutting machine as the plastic one that comes with the product warps and replacements cost 5 times as much a a sheet of polycarbonate.

Wendy 22/11/2016 22:04:27

Exactly what I wanted. Cut to just the right size. I'm using it in my die cutting machine as the plastic one that comes with the product warps and replacements cost 5 times as much a a sheet of polycarbonate.

Cliff 18/11/2016 23:16:47

Used to replace my broken shed windows. Look good and easy to fit. Yet to discover if they can withstand being hit by a football!

pete 14/11/2016 11:00:52

good price and fast shipment

Seorais Graham 25/10/2016 21:03:36

I used the product to test a theory regarding why my integrated dishwasher was malfunctioning. The product proved the theory corectly!

James Young 18/10/2016 00:26:46

Headlamp firings hot formed over alloy mould.

V.Cosier 22/09/2016 20:59:01

window Worked perfectly

Derek 21/09/2016 20:09:15

Used to replace glass windows in shed. Materials turned up within the specified time and to spec. Overall a good efficient and cost effective service

Mark mitchell 05/09/2016 20:08:52

This product was used as extra security for my window and to stop it been smashed by someone, its very strong, ideal for the job, gives me peace of mind knowing im protected, price was fantastic along with the speed of delivery

Dr. Shapland 31/08/2016 20:20:50

Used for concealed internal secondary security glazing. It arrived within 2 days and was well packaged even though it was large (72" x 42"). Quality product, was cut to exact size no flaws or scratches and drilled easily.

Len Billington 31/08/2016 17:13:43

I used this product on a metal side gate to my garden to stop animals getting through the spindles in the gate.It was great when I clould get it cut to size,it is not the easiest product to cut straight if you have not got the right tools.

Clive 22/08/2016 19:53:59

The product was used to replace broken windows of poor quality material on a child's playhouse. This product is stronger than the original all and does a fantastic job

Duncan Miller 13/08/2016 12:23:22

Ideal product for a tropical terrarium lid. Ordered late Thursday, collected Friday. Great company to deal with.

Malcolm Greensill 11/08/2016 23:32:09

I used this product for a newly built wood greenhouse. The service was brill delivery was excellent a great produ t all round definitely recommend thuis company im well happy

Ken Richman 25/07/2016 19:54:16

Bought for shed window replacement. Seems tougher than original acrylic sheet . Will have to see if it survives multiple football strikes.

Dave palmer 18/07/2016 20:12:06

Made a couple of winglets/ deflectors for my BMW 1150GSA, copied the basic design that you can but for £50, this way it only cost £6 and I have enough for another set. Can be bent cold but I heated it to make it easier, very pleased with the result

Barry 13/07/2016 00:43:16

Glazing purposes, great product, fast service, just what I ordered!!

Filip Grzejszczyk 06/07/2016 19:39:34

Good product, exactly what I ordered. The only 1mm thickness perspex I could find.

Mike Young 28/06/2016 11:54:19

Bought the product to pin art paper to, whilst projecting an image through it enabling me to have a solid surface to draw on. Works perfectly, and material was good quality, and much cheaper than other sites I looked at. Thanks also for the very quick service.

Duncan Miller 31/05/2016 20:49:28

This is used as a replacement top to a tropical terrarium which helps with humidity, this is the second time I've purchased this product and am extremely pleased with the results.

Stewart Thompson 14/05/2016 18:24:44

I used this for a summer house window Great item cut to perfect size Packaged well and delivered on time Well done all !!!!

Richard 11/05/2016 19:35:44

Used the product to repair the roof of a small garden cloche. It worked brilliantly.

Phil 11/05/2016 19:19:52

Glazing greenhouse curved eaves. V good and reasonably priced.

Chris 06/04/2016 19:14:15

Used the polycarbonate sheet for cold frame top. Very pleased with the product, would definitely purchase from Simply Plastics again.

anon 31/03/2016 08:01:58

great service

John Yates 31/03/2016 07:29:06

The 1mm polycarbonate sheet was selected as a durable backing for a prototype automatic lap timing transponder loop for under carpet placement, this has proven to be successful after its first use at my local model car racing club. The material was delivered very well packaged and was received in excellent condition.

PRK 14/03/2016 19:11:13

Small sheet cut to size to form a gasket when installing outside light. Just the job!

Janet Purdie 04/03/2016 16:23:34

I used the polycarbonate sheets as replacement covers for cold frames. They were exactly the right size and fit perfectly. They were delivered in strong packaging and good condition. Very pleased with the quick service and value for money.

p. milner 10/02/2016 16:20:15

product was used to double glaze an outhouse window . perfect for the job.good product.

John57 09/02/2016 18:16:45

We had just moved in to a new property. Purchased a new greenhouse with horticultural glass, within the week, high winds had blown out 4 panels. I recalled that the person who installed the greenhouse mentioned we may have been better to order the extra toughened glass or the polycarbonate panes. So I went online, having used this company previously, and ordered 4 panes of polycarbonate. Simple process, you measure the size required, then input it on the order form. The panes arrived promptly, installed them in minutes. However, another bout of high winds ( N. Scotland ) took out 2 of my replacement panes, but the good news was they did not break like the glass panels. I have since put more glass clips in, and the greenhouse has remained in tact through higher winds than had damaged it before. In summary, easy to order, and better than the original glass.

Tracey Gandar 08/02/2016 22:04:01

Used this product after a panel of glass in our greenhouse broke. It was easy to fit, strong and has withstood the incredibly rough weather this winter. Have recommended to several friends and recommended using simply plastics. We were kept informed of date of delivery etc., and all information given was accurate. Will definitely be replacing the rest of the glass as and when we need to.

Bob Crank 08/02/2016 21:47:51

I used this product for the roof and side widows for a greehouse. I was really impressed with the quality and price which was very good. Excellent value for money. This company will be my first port of call should I need any more.

Mr Shields 17/06/2015 08:37:44

Ordered several panels of polybarbonate to replace damaged windows in our summer house. Very easy order process, prompt delivery and suitable packaging. Will recommend to friends.