Suggestions for fixing your Tarpaulin

  1. 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.                                              tarp-eyes

  2. 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.


  3. 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.PoleHem001

Flame Retardant Tarpaulins.

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)

Take a look at our range………….



Weed Control Fabric 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.

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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

Sliding Track for Warehouse Curtains 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.


Fast turn around

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


Polyester Reinforced Clear PVC Sheeting

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Following a quite serious fire at Chester Zoo, a client contacted us at 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.