Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid

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Goosegirl

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Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« on: April 13, 2010, 16:42 »
Where's the best place to get some twin-wall polycarbonate or other suitable plastic sheeting to glaze my coldframe lid? I don't need a big sheet, just about two of approx 4ft square each.
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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 17:00 »
Keep ypur eyes open for a house having new windows put in - you can often scrounge old sealed unit double glazed windows from the contractors (complete with frame and handle too - just try not to lose the key if lockable. Duh).  Only downside is that size of my coldframes are dicatated by the size of the windows and frames available at the time!
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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 17:02 »
B&Q have it, wouldn't cost much for that size. :)

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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 21:06 »
B&Q have it, wouldn't cost much for that size. :)

Just had a look on the B&Q site

a piece 240cm x 70cm is 20.48 and a piece 400cm x 70cm is 51.98 that doesn't make sense to me, or am I being daft?

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=polycarbonate&action=compare&fh_secondid=9272887&fh_secondid=9272903

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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 22:15 »
have a look on ebay there's some on there as well.
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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 12:59 »
B&Q have it, wouldn't cost much for that size. :)

Just had a look on the B&Q site

a piece 240cm x 70cm is 20.48 and a piece 400cm x 70cm is 51.98 that doesn't make sense to me, or am I being daft?

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=polycarbonate&action=compare&fh_secondid=9272887&fh_secondid=9272903


Sorry. When we were looking at it it wasn't anywhere like that amount or we wouldn't have bought it. We used some for the garage window to stop the local brain-dead low-lifes from throwing stones and breaking it. We also had to get a polycarbonate greenhouse for the same reason.

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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 13:09 »
Check with the builders merchants near you too.  Their prices are usually reasonable.
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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 20:18 »
B&Q have it, wouldn't cost much for that size. :)

Just had a look on the B&Q site

a piece 240cm x 70cm is 20.48 and a piece 400cm x 70cm is 51.98 that doesn't make sense to me, or am I being daft?

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?isSearch=true&fh_search=polycarbonate&action=compare&fh_secondid=9272887&fh_secondid=9272903


I think it might be cos the big pieces are more costly to transport?


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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 05:30 »
Are they the same thickness? There are different grades in our local Warehouse.

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Re: Twin-wall glazing for my coldframe lid
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 21:48 »
Hi there

B&Q or ebay are your best bet.  I think you are safer going for B&Q as you confirm the measurements you want and ebay has the challenge of the polycarbonate not getting damaged during shipping


Joanna



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