Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?

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mumofstig

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Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« on: July 11, 2019, 16:47 »
My old Norfolk polycarbonate greenhouse looks a very sorry state - really the 'glazing' is no longer clear. I have bought a glass replacement, so thought I could turn the old g/house into a much needed shed.
Any ideas on how to cover it with felt, or  something like that, so you couldn't see what was being stored inside? From Googling it seems that you cannot just use normal felt adhesive with polycarbonate - nothing is ever easy is it?  ::)
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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 21:13 »
I don't know a lot about the stuff but is polycarbonate strong enough to carry another layer as heavy as felt. Is the structure strong enough to be boarded first?? If really no reserve of strength then perhaps a window tint film or coloured plastic or a shading film used on greenhouses in summer might give enough opaqueness (is that a real word????) to prevent people looking in.

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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 22:01 »
Maybe just cover the inside with cardboard?
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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 23:24 »
be interested to see how your going to do this as I thinking about doing something similar, I was going to mirror or tint the roof and board the side. that way still get light in.
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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 09:46 »
Thanks for the ideas, I'll let you know what happens  ;)

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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 10:13 »
Ooh just thought you can get a plastic black corrugated roofing/wall covering stuff, our daughter covered her outside Chicken run with it when they had to be covered re bird flu thingy, lasted well. Will ask hubby what it is

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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 10:21 »
Heres the link to it, its very light & can bend in it length so could be cut to cover the apex, youd just need to work out how to fasten it down well, mind you could put battens on it & screw through the polycarbonate to a block of something maybe.

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Proplex-Black-Surface-Protection-Sheet---2mm-x-1-2m-x-2-4m/p/118670

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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 16:55 »
Interesting  ;)

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Re: Turn Old Polycarb Greenhouse Into a Shed?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 11:28 »
Hello if it's the Norfolk polycarbonate greenhouse I think it is replace the poly carbonate sheets with 3/8 ply it strengthens the frame and roof then paid t it green  I did one 20 years ago lost it last year when a tree came down  jezza



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