- EYELETS. Most common of course is to use the eyelets that are supplied already in the hem of the Tarp. The downside of this is that the area of sheet is so large compared with the small area holding it that these then pull out of the sheet. This is more common in the cheaper lighter materials but can also happen in large more expensive sheets. At allplas, when we make a tarp we put twice as many eyelets in ours than any other supplier. We space ours at a maximum of 1/2 metre and use solid brass so they don’t rust or corrode.
- BATTENING. Better than eyelets, especially when using your tarp to waterproof a roof, Battening around all the edges will give you a much better result. The reason this works so well is that you effectively stop any air getting under the sheet, this in turn stops the flapping that rips around the eyelets. Battening acts by clamping the sheet down the entire length of the batten not just where the nail or screw is positioned.
- A very popular alternative method allplas also offer is a polehem, We turn the sheet over at the edge effectively leaving a sleeve for a pole to be inserted. Before you insert the tube, select where you want to attach your anchor (Rope,Bungee,Ratchet Strap etc.) and simply cut a “U” shape out of the hem to allow that fixing to pass round the inserted pole. This is then capable of huge loads and tension as the effect from the anchor is applied along the entire length of the pole.
Allplas now offer an extensive range of Flame Retardant Tarpaulins, again made from our exceptional 610gsm polyester coated pvc.
Durable long life material that even if you cut a slit in it, further tearing is almost impossible.
Extensive range of sizes and colours and of course we offer made to measure as well. Our service is exceptional as we usually deliver next day. (even on a special)
Allplas now offer a good range of colours from stock, in Flame Retardent PVC. 610 gsm.
Red, Green, Black, Blue and Grey and Clear Reinforced.
Any size can be made for you right up to 30 mtrs x 40 mtrs.
allpas.co.uk are very well known for their excellent quality products. Their Weed Control Fabric is no exception. We have sold the same product since 2007 and have had reports of it being in great condition after periods of over 6 years.
Still at the same price as 11 years ago, this represents the best value for money of any product out there. 100 grams per square metre represents a heavy duty product that can be used even under the construction or driveways where traffic can be extreme.
Delivery on this product is next working day for most of the UK and £62.40 will buy you a 50mtr x 2mtr roll or a 100mtr x 1mtr roll. Inclusive of VAT and Delivery.
Lots of other sizes avalable up to 5mtrs wide. See website here or call 01462 682663
allplas.co.uk have now introduced galvanised steel track and fittings, this is as a result of the many requests we have had for a sensible system to hang curtains from.
The day the system was delivered, a customer was told what we could supply and added track and fittings to his order. The result is excellent, the track is galvanised and can eithe be fixed by screwing straight through the pre drilled track into the ceiling above, or with the wall brackets available on the site. The sliders are all twin wheeled with ball bearings for smooth effortless movement and the result is really good.
So this morning we received a call from a potential customer stating that he had a major roof prom after the onslaught of Storm Freya.
He asked if we could produce a sheet in 610 gsm polyester reinforced PVC 16 mtrs x 11 mtrs.
When for I asked, Today if possible he said.
That call was received at 10:30am and the customer picked the sheet up at 13:20.
But hey, that’s the type of firm we are. See our reviews at allplas.co.uk
Following a quite serious fire at Chester Zoo, a client contacted us at allplas.co.uk as they had a large exposed area where the roof was missing and the Crocodile enclosure was exposed to very low temperatures and the rain. The client fitted cables across to walls and we supplied 2 large clear reinforced PVC sheets and several rolls of large bubble greenhouse insulation. The first sheet went over the cables, then the bubble was rolled out over that with the second sheet creating a sandwich to keep the bubble in place. The temperature went from 2 degrees to 27.5 degrees withing a few hours. The great news was that the ideal temperature for the Crocs is 28 degrees.
A happy Croc at Chester Zoo.
The growing concern over the haphazard and inconsiderate use of herbicides has caused professionals and domestic gardeners to find alternative ways for weed control. One such way is the use of a weed control fabric. Being of a woven finish, these fabrics allow water and gas exchange, while at the same time significantly reducing light penetration. This effectively reduces weed seed germination.
In choosing a fabric for weed control, you should go for the widest fabric available in the shop. The wider the fabric, the less overlaps there will be. In addition, if you want your sheet to last for years, get the one that is UV stabilised. That way, the fabric’s longevity is increased because it is protected from direct sunlight.
Before installing the weed control fabric, shear off the grass in the area and then use a rake to flatten the bumps and dips on the ground. Aside from flattening the ground, also remove any sharp and pointed objects to avoid puncturing and damaging the fabric.
A weed control, fixing peg (also known as ground staple), is also needed for the installation to serve as an anchor for the fabric. For very soft to medium grounds a plastic peg should be used, while the metal pegs are used for hard or stony surfaces.
The ground staples available at allplas.co.uk are made of galvanised steel to ensure the stability of the item.
How to Plant Trees and other Ornaments
Once the weed control fabric has been laid and anchored in position, simply cut a small ‘x’ on the fabric at a the point where you want to plant the trees. Start by cutting small portions to prevent the fabric from damage. However, you can still cut it according to the size of the tree or plant that you wish to place in the garden. After cutting the fabric, peel back the fabric, plant the seedling, push the fabric back and its done.
The Final Touch
Once you are done with planting, you may cover the weed control sheet with mulch or stones. In the instance that you are using a non-woven fabric, stones, bark and mulch are necessary to provide added protection from the sunlight. However, if you are using a woven, heavy-duty fabric there is no need to take these measures unless you prefer to do so for creative purposes. The heavy-duty, weed control fabric is also available in different sizes from allplas.co.uk
For further advice on weed control fabrics, please speak to an allplas.co.uk representative by calling +44 1462682663. Alternatively, you may leave a message by completing the Contact Form. allplas.co.uk is also a manufacturer of top quality PVC tarpaulins, netting products and a lot more.