10mm Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets
Axiome Clear 10mm twinwall Polycarbonate glazing sheets provide a lightweight and robust solution that can be used in many roofing and glazing applications. Axiome 10mm twinwall polycarbonate roofing sheets are manufactured to provide excellent waterproofing, whilst allowing daylight to pass through.
This Axiome 10mm Clear Polycarbonate option is used for a huge variety of applications. From Canopies and Covered Walkways to Carports and Conservatories, this roofing sheet is truly versatile. Other applications include Equestrian areas, Children's Play areas, Cold Frames and horticultural uses, Shelters, Greenhouses, Cold Frames, BBQ Shelters, and Bike Shelters, just to mention a few.
These 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheets are strong, transparent and waterproof. They make a great solution that is quick and easy to install for both Trade and DIY applications.
NOTE: This information above and below relates to 10mm twinwall polycarbonate roofing sheets, not 10mm solid polycarbonate roofing sheets. If you are looking for a solid glass-like clear plastic sheet, then you can read up about solid polycarbonate roofing sheets which are heavier and more robust.
Why Are 10mm Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets so Popular?
What makes 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheets so popular is that they provide enough span to be used in a roofing situation, but are relatively inexpensive.
The box section structure means that they are quite rigid, whilst at the same time, the amount of material required in the manufacture of the sheets is kept to a minimum.
As an alternative, the 16mm polycarbonate roofing sheets option provides even greater strength and is also an inexpensive solution, but provides even greater strength and rigidity.
If you are not needing so much rigidity then you could consider using the 6mm polycarbonate roofing sheets option. However, this 6mm option is generally used for vertical applications such as shed windows, or small frames like cold frames. So, if you have something like a Pergola Roof you want to cover then it’s best to stick with this 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheet option.
How Far Can I Span With 10mm Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets?
This depends on several factors, such as the pitch, the geographical location and the level of exposure to weather etc. The other thing to understand is that you have to consider both width and length spanning together. If you have support in both directions then you can increase the spacing between your rafters as the sheets are also secured laterally.
For example, it would normally be unwise to glaze a 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheet with a span between rafters of 1000mm. However, if you use cross bracing (Sometimes called noggins or dwangs) where the sheet is also supported laterally as well as longitudinally. This means the 10mm clear twinwall polycarbonate roof sheets, are supported on 4 sides with say a 1000mm span maximum in both directions, which may provide enough strength in some applications.
Generally speaking, we would recommend around 690mm is a common width distance between rafters for 10mm Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets, where there are no additional cross supports. If you would like to have your rafters spaced further apart, then you should consider thicker polycarbonate sheets such as 16mm polycarbonate sheets or 25mm clear polycarbonate sheets which have even greater rigidity.
Where possible, it is a good idea to use cross bracing in any case as it creates additional strength for one-off high-pressure situations such as a storm with a high windspeed, or heavy snowfall.
Are 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheets Lightweight?
The typical weight of 10mm polycarbonate roofing sheets is between 1.5kg/m2 and 1.7kg/m2. This is very lightweight compared to glass of the same thickness which is around twenty times that weight. For comparison, 10mm glass would weigh around 25 kg/m2 and Axgard 10mm solid polycarbonate roofing sheet would weigh around 12kg/m2.
Below are the most commonly requested technical data details for 10mm Polycarbonate.
1.5kg/m2 – 1.7kg/m2
Thermal (U Value)
Min. Cold Bending Radius
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Axiome polycarbonate roofing sheets are one of the most versatile roofing solutions available on the market today with a wide range of three different tints for different applications - Clear Polycarbonate Sheets, Opal Polycarbonate Sheets or Bronze Polycarbonate Sheets.
Available in thicknesses from 4 to 35mm, including our most popular Axiome 16mm Clear Polycarbonate Sheets, these polycarbonate sheets are used on a wide range of applications including pergolas, canopies, lean tos, conservatories and many more!
If you are looking for polycarbonate roofing installation instructions these should answer all your questions! It is also worth reading the glazing bar installation instructions for the bar system you are using as well.
We also manufacture a wide range of Glazing Bars to suit installing our Axiome Roofing Sheets on a wide mix of projects. The Axiome Glazing Bar ranges including our Alukap-XR Aluminium Rafter Supported Glazing Bars, Alukap-SS Aluminium Self Supported Glazing Bars and Snapa PVC Budget Rafter Supported Glazing bars.
Bought the sheet to replace 5 conservatory roof panels which had holes in the exterior layer after 23 years in the sun. Sheets arrived promptly and well packaged. Replaced the broken panels myself as quotes to have it done by tradesmen were ridiculous. Not a difficult job but access is awkward.
Fast delivery and a great service
Great product and very timely delivery.