Gardens are more than what’s being grown in the soil. They can in fact be a buzzing hub of life and personality reflective of your tastes and interests. Adding a creative talking point through the use of lawn edging can also prevent lawns from encroaching into soil beds, and can aid lawn mowing, trimming and weeding.
While often overlooked, lawn edging can be a crucial element in adding a decorative flair while keeping any garden beds and lawns neat and tidy. Our plastic lawn edging is suitable for any number of applications great for more than decoration. Ultimately, plastic garden lawn edging is a flexible and reliable product that will enhance the look of any garden.
As a versatile material, you can be ensured that any plastic lawn edging will not affect the soil pH or chemistry, and unlike wood, won’t need constant maintenance through treatment such as staining, varnishing or using creosote that can harm any habitation.
Further to this, Clear Perspex® Acrylic sheeting also provides up to 92% light transmission, higher than most types of glass, so also becomes a preferable option to glass for use in windows or roofing.
Clear polycarbonate sheeting on the other hand is an ultra-tough, versatile material with a wide range of possible uses, from secondary glazing to riot shields, to external panels.
This superior strong material can be purchased in varying thicknesses to provide further levels of detailing to your lawn edging. Two hundred times stronger than glass, our polycarbonate alternative is available as a durable, safer option.
When it comes to installation, both our clear Perspex acrylic and polycarbonate sheeting are lightweight in comparison to traditional wooden lawn edging, meaning that they are easier to handle, lift and install.
Lastly, high-impact polystyrene (HIPs) is the cheaper option and much like polycarbonate is designed for functions that require enhanced impact resistance ideal for use as a lawn edging alternative.
However, when compared to the other two sheetings, HIP sheets do have a noticeable optical difference often showing vertical lines distorting light slightly which is worth considering if you are aiming for total clear optics. For this reason, our polycarbonate or clear acrylic sheets are perfect for transparent lawn edging options, though HIPs is a great alternative if optics are not of concern.
All three of our options as an alternative to lawn edging panels are lightweight and easier to install than traditional natural wooden lawn edging.
We are able to provide HIPS, clear acrylic, or polycarbonate exactly to your specifications and measurements, as well as add options for customization should you require.
Clear Perspex® acrylic and polycarbonate give excellent optical clarity, ranging up to 92% light transmission, higher than most types of glass, making our clear plastic sheets an advantageous option for use in windows or as a skylight.
Clear Perspex® acrylic sheets are incredibly durable, so are often used as a secondary glazing alternative to glass, as it is resistant to impact and is shatterproof, making it a safer option. Further, clear plastic sheets are particularly useful for sheds and around the home with children and pets.
Comparably, our polycarbonate is 300 hundred times stronger than glass and 30 times stronger than our Perspex® acrylic sheets, as well as being shatter-resistant. You can expect at least 20 years of continued use from these long-lasting panels without showing signs of deterioration.
Clear acrylic sheeting is UV and weather-resistant, as well as being resistant to prolonged exposure to sunlight. In addition, clear acrylic sheets are also resistant to most chemicals and have a low moisture absorption rate, so clear plastic sheets are useful for a host of different environments and are perfect for outdoor applications.
With a higher impact tolerance to acrylic sheeting, clear polycarbonate sheets make a stronger, long-lasting alternative to both acrylic and glass. At its thickest point polycarbonate is also resistant to bullets, and its brake form is a tenth of an inch thick.
Clear cast Perspex® acrylic sheeting is easy to fabricate and can be cut, drilled and shaped to any requirements, so it’s a flexible material to work with. The cut surfaces can be polished and sanded easily for a more professional finish to your sheeting.
All of our lawn edging options are equally easy to clean, with just warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth needed to ensure a hygienic finish.
Acrylic Lawn Edging Specifications
|Finish||Clear, Coloured, Fluorescent, Frosted, Glass Look, Impact Modified, Mirrored, Opal, Tinted, Translucent|
|Maximum Sheet Size||3050mm x 2030mm|
|Available Thicknesses||2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm|
|Light Transmission||> 92%|
|Fire Rating||UK Class 3 fire rating|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10 % plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Polycarbonate Lawn Edging Specifications
|Available Thicknesses||2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||3050mm x 2030mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||UK Class 1 Fire Rating|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is plastic lawn edging any good?
While often overlooked, lawn edging can be a crucial element in adding a decorative flair at keeping any garden beds and lawns neat and tidy. Our plastic lawn edging is suitable for any number of applications great for more than decoration. Ultimately, plastic garden lawn edging is a flexible and reliable product that will enhance the look of any garden.
What is the best lawn edging?
Up to 10 times stronger than glass, our clear Perspex® acrylic sheets don’t show any sign of ageing when placed in the garden, meaning you can expect at least 20 years of use from your clear acrylic sheet without showing signs of deterioration.
What is the cheapest garden edging?
High impact polystyrene is the cheapest plastic garden edging we offer and is fantastic for an inexpensive option in decorating your lawn whilst providing protection against mowers, and allowing your lawn to have added depth and shape.
Does plastic edging look cheap?
Plastic edging when done properly can look spectacular and can really add an additional layer of personality to your garden. Often though plastic edging is bought out of necessity rather than using it to add creativity.
What is the easiest lawn edging to install?
Plastic lawn edging is the most popular option in regard to ease of installation. With its ability to fit perfectly snug into any nook and cranny, plastic edging is best suited for adapting with its long lifespan withstanding any and all weather conditions.