Vistalux Key Properties:

Vistalux is an ideal PVC sheet for roofing and cladding, qualities include:

    • Fine optical clarity: visually attractive sheet, which will enhance the appearance of your property.
    • Provides 3 times more natural light into a building than the same area of vertical glazing: creating a bright pleasant environment in the area beneath.
    • Excellent fire performance: PVC is a self-extinguishing material which will melt away from the flames stopping as soon as the source is removed.
    • Strong yet light in weight
    • Simple to handle and install
    • Good workability: cutting and drilling the material are straightforward procedures requiring only the most basic of tools.

Material Uses:

  • Porches
  • Car Ports
  • Canopies
  • Rooflights
  • Cloches and Coldframes
  • Planthouses
  • Side Cladding
  • Covered Walkways
  • Garden Sheds
  • Lean to Extensions


Vistalux is available in three sheet thicknesses ranging from 0.8mm to 1.3mm, with a wide range of profiles, 5 in total.

10 Year Warranty

This product is covered by a 10 year warranty. A replacement is provided free of charge if the product has failed due to a manufacturing defect, in normal climatic conditions within a 10 year period from the date of purchase. Vistalux MUST be fixed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for the warranty to remain valid : re-erections or consequential damage costs are not included.

Product Range

Vistalux is available in three sheet thicknesses ranging from 0.8mm to 1.3mm, with a wide range of profiles, 5 in total.

Cover Width Standard Vistalux
0.8mm (0.032″) thick
Heavy Duty Vistalux
1.1mm (0.044″) thick
BS Super Vistalux*
1.3mm (0.051″) thick
3″ Asbestos 651mm (255/8) Clear Clear Clear
6″ Asbestos 1016mm (40″) —- —- Clear
8/3″ C.Iron 608mm (24″) —- Clear —-
Box 1050mm (411/3) —- Clear / Translucent —-
Miniature 603mm (233/4) Clear / Translucent —- —-

* BS Super Vistalux is manufactured to the specification contained in BS4203 (1980) – although a more expensive option this product is better equipped to withstand weather conditions, is stronger and altogether a much safer alternative. It carries the BS approved standard.

Technical Information

Standard Vistalux Heavy Duty Vistalux BS Super Vistalux
Light Transmission % DIN 5036 66% 66% 66%
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion m/m°K 6.8 x 10-5 6.8 x 10-5 6.8 x 10-5
Thermal Properties U Value W/m2°K 5.73 5.67 5.63
Impact Resistance Drop Ball Test to BS4203 Part 1, 1980
Service Temperature Range -20°C – +60°C
Fire Performance Class 1
(BS476 Part 7)
Class 1
(BS476 Part 7)
Class 0
(Building Regulations 1992 Approved Document B)

Sheet Requirements

To calculate the number of sheets required to complete your roof, measure the width of the roof and divide this figure by the cover width.

i.e. using 6″ Asbestos profile sheet the roof is 3000mm wide, divide by the cover width which is 1016mm = 2.95 sheets. Round this figure up to the nearest full sheet – 3 sheets will be required.

Fixings Requirements

Divide the roof width by the fixing centres. Divide the roof length by the support centres and add 1. Multiply these two values together.
= approximate number of fixings required.