Cut To Size Plastic Sheet
The choice of glazing sheet for secondary glazing is between glass or plastic sheet, both of which will let the same levels of light through and provide effective and relatively inexpensive insulation. Whether you have a preference for plastic or glass, please note that some Easyfix secondary glazing systems are designed to only use plastic, while some work well with either plastic or glass. There are many other criteria, however, such as cost, weight, strength, safety and maintenance.
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To help you decide, we have covered the main comparisons between glass and plastic sheet in the video above. If you choose plastic, there are different types, such as Polycarbonate, Acrylic and Polystyrene, which have different qualities. We recommend Polycarbonate as the best choice, and offer a cut-to-size service on each secondary glazing systems page, as well as via the link to the Polycarbonate sheet page. Also on that page is an action video that clearly demonstrates the relative strengths of different plastic sheet types.
If you want to use Polycarbonate sheet in small pieces for modelling, photo framing or similar applications, our Offcut packs might be suitable for you.
Glass or Plastic Glazing?
Weight can be a factor in your choice. To help you calculate the approximate weight for windows of any size, use our weight calculation tool. Simply select the material of your choice and enter the dimensions for the calculated weight.