Allplastics Engineering supplied 4.5mm thick polycarbonate panels for a roof replacement project in Barton in the Australian Capital Territory.

The client chose matt polycarbonate, which was cut to 4.1-metre lengths from spools. Installed by Glaziers Pty Ltd, the final result is stunning, and the material has definitely maximised the durability and aesthetics of the structure.

Allplastics’ polycarbonate UV grade sheets offer excellent light transmittance, outstanding weatherability and long life expectancy. Widely used in roofing, balustrades and glazing applications, the material can stand up to hailstorms or vandalism. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable against all kinds of objects, with 250 times higher impact strength than normal glass. A highly flexible material, polycarbonate can also be cut up to 20 metres long and curved without cracking.

For the Barton project, a continuous spool of polycarbonate was utilised to eliminate joints. These spools are available for projects up to 50m long and 2540mm wide, making them ideal for long lightboxes and warehouse roofs where standard sheets may need joints.

In addition to flat polycarbonate sheets, materials for roofing and awnings come in a multitude of options that can be adapted to any architectural design. Allplastics can offer a selection of materials accommodating varying tastes and budgets. These include Multiwall polycarbonate lightweight panels; PEP Core translucent composite panels; STAGE 40 translucent, trafficable, scratch-resistant, anti-slip surface; and Opal polycarbonate.

Choosing the right materials and joining bars for the roof determines the quality of the entire building. Let Allplastics help your buildings get ready to withstand the scorching sun, pouring rain or heavy hail.