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SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting is designed to offer you year-round protection from the harsh New Zealand environment.This incredibly strong and flexible polycarbonate is extruded from the most advanced polymers currently used in plastics technology.The result is a high quality, lightweight sheet suitable for roof and wall cladding that is
virtually unbreakable.
Flexibility
Because SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting is virtually unbreakable it offers great design flexibility when curving both along and across the corrugations. SUNTUF can be curved longitudinally where the radius of the curvatures of 4000mm or greater. Polycarbonate's unbreakable qualities make the sheet resistant to impact from hail or even hammer blows, yet the sheets can easily be cut using a wide range of cutting tools.
Longevity
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting is guaranteed to not lose more than 8% of the sheet's light transmission in its first 10 years and no more than 1% for every year thereafter. Suntuf is also guaranteed not to break from hail (measuring up to 25mm in diameter) for 5 years. It is the protective layer co-extruded into the sheet that allows Suntuf to maintain its high light transmission and stops it from yellowing for at least 10 years. In south Florida, USA, Suntuf Polycarbonate Sheeting has been tested for over 20 years and the results have shown less than a 5% light transmission loss.
Versatility
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting's light weight allows it to be installed at almost any height, on almost any type of structure.
Suntuf is designed for covering verandahs, pergolas, conservatories,
gazebos, carports, spa pools, greenhouses and for use on fences,
windbreaks or as skylights in garages, garden sheds and farm
buildings. Available in clear, solar grey and SUNTUF offers a way to achieve the best combination of heat and light transmission. Solar Grey offers maximum heat reduction for cooler areas. Solar grey sheets will offer more subdued, shaded light for hot spots.

Protectivity
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting offers a maximum protection (as tested by Australian Skin Cancer Research Foundation) of 99.9% against harmful UV rays, helping to protect you and your family all year round. This maximum UV protection also makes SUNTUF suitable for greenhouse applications. At the same time Suntuf allows up to 90% of available light through the sheet and its resistance to weathering make it suitable for New Zealand's varied climatic conditions (from -30c to +120c).
Sheet profiles
CORRUGATED
Width
Coverage
Profile Height
Sheet Length
Colours
Thickness
Weight
860mm
760mm
17mm
1800, 2400, 3000,
3600, 4800, 6000mm
Clear, Solar Grey
0.8mm
1.2kg per square metre
OMEGA
Width
Coverage
Profile Height
Sheet Length
Colours
Thickness
Weight
860mm
760mm
17mm
1800, 2400, 3000,
3600mm
Clear, Solar Control
0.8mm
1.2kg per square metre
Omega Profile is a modern new shape designed to give optimum light transmission without casting shadows. It can be fixed through the crest or valley. The major advantage over other corrugated profile
sheets is that the overlap (wastage) is only 50mm compared with 100mm, which not only makes the sheet more economical, but also reduces the build-up or dirt between the side lap. The OMEGA PROFILE will side-lap both corrugated and great profiles. Sheets come in four lengths; 1.8m, 2.4m 3.0m, 3.6m. Sheet width is 810mm. Cover width is 760mm.
Solar Control

SUNTUF Solar Control is a unique new product of the SUNTUF family of Polycarbonate sheeting. It is designed to allow light transmission while reflecting heat at the same time. It therefore allows cool light conditions under the roof.

How does it work?
Millions of small flat metallic "mirror like" particles are dispersed in the sheet. The light rays can pass between the particles while the heat is reflected away. The reflected light is diffused because the particles are dispersed in different planes thus reducing the incidence of "glare". This manufacturing process is a very complex and advanced science. Its master has been a result of state of the art technology known only to the manufacturers of Suntuf.

Lifetime Limited Warranty
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting offers a full replacement guarantee for the first 10 years, then a limited lifetime guarantee not to lose more than 8% of the sheet's light transmission. SUNTUF is also guaranteed not to break from hail (measuring up to
25mm in diameter) for 5 years (see guarantee for special conditions). For further details and/or a copy of the guarantee please contact PSP (details on back of brochure) or your local SUNTUF stockist.
Accessories
Flashings (1120mm x 210mm)
Flashings are designed to enhance the appearance of installation and are suitable for any pitched roof. Flashings are available for either an apron and/or ridge in the corrugated profile.
The Ridge Flashing is used to join SUNTUF on double pitched roofs whilst the Apron Flashing allows you to join SUNTUF to the wall of an existing structure.

Omega Infill & corrugated infills
Foam Eave Fillers (915mm)
SUNTUF Eave Fillers are used to seal the roof sheeting with the purlin providing protection from weather birds, dust, etc. The foam Eave Fillers are available in both corrugated and Omega profiles.

Suntuf Fixing Screws
A pre-assembled self drive fixing has been developed for ease of installation. The hex head can be used to give a positive driving action.Alternatively, if a hex driver is unavailable, the screw also features a posidrive.
Easy Installation

SUNTUF should be installed with its sticker 'This Side Up' facing the sunlight. This is the side that has been treated with a protective coating against UV rays and therefore protects the sheet's durability. The sticker should be removed immediately after installation. When cutting SUNTUF you can use a wide range of cutting tools. However, for simplicity we suggest garden scissors, a fine tooth saw or a fine tooth circular saw.

Purlins and stud spacing
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting should normally be fixed to purlins or studs erected at a maximum of 900mm centres. In areas exposed to high wind, spacings should be reduced to 750mm centres.

Roof Pitch
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting will provide correct run off of rainwater when the roof pitch is 10o or greater. If a flatter pitch is required then additional weatherproofing should be attained through the use of extra flashing or sealing with a neutral cured silicone.

Fastenings and fixings
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting is easy to fix with SUNTUF Fixing Screws. It is suggested that a 8mm hole be drilled through the sheet. This will allow easier fixing with a self drive screw and provide the
correct tolerance for expansion and contraction. Suntuf should be fixed firmly but in such a manner that contraction and expansion can occur.
SUNTUF is firmly fixed when fastened at every fourth corrugation (third corrugation in high wind areas) and every second corrugation at gutters, ridging and overlaps. When using SUNTUF in a roofing situation, fastening is best through the crest of the wave and for fences or walls, fastenings should be through the valleys. When joining SUNTUF side by side an overlap of 1.5 corrugations is appropriate, when length to length minimum overlaps should be 150mm. SUNTUF Fixing Screws have been specifically designed to be compatible with polycarbonate and are the only recommended fixing for use with SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheetings. Overtightening of screws should be avoided to prevent stress and damage.
Fixing: Fix sheets with UV protection facing the sun - as indicated on sheet stickers. Only SUNTUF screws and fasteners should be used to maintain
warranty requirements. Silicones and other chemicals not compatible with polycarbonate must be avoided.
Fire Rating
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting has a low flammability rating and does not release strong toxic gases when burning. SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting has been BRANZ tested with a procedure conforming to AS1530, 3-1982 (Australian Standard Methods for Fire Tests on Building Materials and Structures, Part 3 - Tests for Early Fire Hazards Properties of Materials), Please contact PSP for a copy of the BRANZ
Test Report - Early Fire Hazard Properties of Suntuf Polycarbonate Sheeting.

Handling and storage
SUNTUF sheets should be handled with care to avoid any unnecessary scratches prior to installation. SUNTUF should be stored on a flat surface away from direct sunlight. When stacked together this will
prevent possible magnification of the sun's rays through the top sheets which may cause distortion of the lower sheets.
SUNTUF will continue to look new when it is washed down regularly with a soft sponge and warm soapy water. (When moving about on top of SUNTUF always walk on crawling boards placed above the purlins).
SUNTUF Polycarbonate Sheeting is unaffected by a wide range of chemical substances however, it is important to avoid chemicals, paint, adhesives or other synthetic materials that are not compatible
with polycarbonate.

 

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