Added protection of blocking 99.9% of harmful UV rays
From a growing perspective, polycarbonate provides a much more stable growing environment. All polycarbonate panels used in Sproutwell™ greenhouses are made from two skins of polycarbonate – creating a double-glazing effect and outstanding thermal performance (10mm far greater than 4mm or 6mm Panels).
Due to the number of enquiries we’ve received over the years we have now made it possible for our customers to purchase packs of six in 4mm and 6mm polycarbonate panels and packs of five in 10mm.
Although there are many who require the panels for DIY projects unfortunately majority of enquires we receive are in relation to replacing or re-sheeting an existing Greenhouse.
Over the years, large importing companies have sold many hobby Greenhouses that hadn’t been designed specifically for the Australian climate and majority of the polycarbonate provided were made from 80% recycled materials and only 20% new materials.
Due to Australia’s harsh weather conditions the sun has broken down these panels causing them to yellow and crack. It is therefore very important when investing in a Greenhouse to make sure you’re only purchasing polycarbonate that is made from 100% raw materials.
The best way to tell if the panels have elements of recycled materials is to look for small pitted bubbles or it may have a clouded appearance. Our polycarbonate panels are clear, ridged and are made from 100% raw materials from Bayer or GE Lexan which come with a 10yr limited manufacturer’s warranty.
They are crisp and clear (not milky or full of bubbles) this is due to using 100% raw materials with a higher than standard micron layer of UV protectant (very important).
You can therefore expect your panels to last (in appearance and functionality) for many more years than cheaper Greenhouses sold on the market.
Poor Quality Polycarbonate will need replacing after
12-18mths (buying cheap will cost you later).
- Solar grade co-extruded extra thick micron UV layer
- Twin-wall polycarbonate diffuses light and provides built in shade
- Protection against yellowing & surface wear
- Easy to maintain, handle & light weight – 1/6 the weight of glass & 1/3 the weight of acrylic
- Impact strength up to 200 times stronger than glass
- Provides excellent heat retention in the colder months
- Can be cut to any size
- Twin Wall 100% Raw Bayer or GE Lexan Polycarbonate Panels available in 4mm, 6mm & 10mm