Rated 1 out of 5Â by DIYReview2 Poor Quality Shattered
I bought this product to re-roof a large shed at the bottom on my garden.
During the first winter several of the sheets shattered and disintegrated under our moderately bad weather conditions. (Despite being installed correctly using all the recommended, spacers, screws, etc...)
The quality / performance / reliability was terrible these sheet will not stand up to an average British winter.
I would therefore recommend not to buy unless you live in a very sheltered area.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ExpatKS Good quality corrugated sheets
As the first reviewer states, always go for the 1.1mm thickness. The 0.8mm goes brittle after a couple of years & cracks easily. The 1.1mm is easier to handle, bends instead of splits and is still in good order after (in my case) 7 yrs. It also cuts better with a very fine toothed saw or a vibrating disc cutter like (say) code 62616. The roof fittings (78225) have terrible screws. The point is not sharp enough to cut its initial hole in the sheets. I always throw the screws away & buy the Screwfix stainless steel Timbadeck decking screws (17409, 17407 or 10438) depending on the length you want. They cut in easily, are good s/s so last for ever. Its an expensive way of doing it but worth the extra for a long lasting job.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OIrville Good quality & easy to install
I purchased 10 of these sheets to cover a 6M x 2M lean-to at the rear of my house. These sheets are very well made and clear in colour, unlike other makes which can appear very blue.
I suggest buying these 1.1mm thick sheets over the cheaper 0.8mm versions because these are much stronger, making them easier to handle and easier to cut without breaking. The manufacturer (Ariel) suggests using a masonary bit for cutting fixing holes, but I recommend using glass cutting bits such as item number 53634. These make a much faster and cleaner cut, and are less likely to splinter the PVC sheets. To cut the sheets use an angle grinder for best results.
These sheets are very easy to fit using Ariel fixings 78225 and foam spacers 30553. For around Â£180 all in, I have a very nice looking roof that I am sure will last years, and be very easy to replace/fix should any of the panels break (if for example my kids ping footballs at it).
These are also much cheaper, safer, and easier to handle than reinforced glass.