Our Tarpaflex Tarpaulins Blog

Our Tarpaflex Tarpaulins Blog

Slippery fun with a tarpaulin by Simon Page, Tarpaflex - 20th June 2017

What better way to enjoy the summer heat than use a tarp as a slip and slide and create your own water park! Well with an abundance of tarps to choose from this is what we did at the weekend to keep both kids and adults entertained.
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7 Indispensable Little-Known Uses for Tarpaulin This Summer - 26th May 2017

Do you and your family enjoy the prospect of adventurous days out over the summer holiday period? Or are you a young adult looking to embark on a festival weekend away with your mates? With sunshine and the great outdoors, there are no limits to the fun that can be had with the help of the humble tarpaulin - seriously! Read More............................

Three Key Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Tarpaulin - 19th May 2017

Tarpaulin is an incredibly useful resource when it comes to providing a protective covering for your belongings or equipment. However, we understand that sometimes tarpaulins can be tricky to get to grips with! Here at Tarpaflex, we aim to help our customers get the very best out of their tarpaulin. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make sure that your tarpaulin is performing as effectively as it can be.
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Pallet Covers, A New Addition to the Tarpaflex Range - 28th April 2017

Reusable pallet covers are an exciting addition to the Tarpaflex product range and are due in soon, in late June 2017.
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100% Natural Hessian Rolls Now Back in Stock at Tarpaflex - 31st March 2017

A popular use for hessian is in the horticultural world. A year-round aid for gardeners, hessian offers excellent insulation for plants and shrubs during the winter, protecting them from frost. In the spring, hessian holds moisture and encourages seeds to start growing, while also protecting against the occasional cold snap. During the summer months, hessian provides an excellent barrier against harmful UV and can be wetted to help keep parched plants hydrated.
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New Tarpaflex Mini Tonne Bags - 1st March 2017

Its that time of year when we don our gardening gloves and head out to weed, feed, mow and sow. To aid our customers in this, we have introduced a handy new gardening accompaniment in the shape of a Mini One Tonne Bag.
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Trusty Tarpaulins! - 20th September 2016

Tarpaulins can be the unsung hero of protective covering. You don't remember they're there because you're so used to them doing a reliable job and only appreciate their worth once they've done the job. They are versatile enough to be used for many different purposes and the following situations are just a few ways in which they can be used and may inspire you with some ideas that you haven't perhaps previously thought of...
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Heavyweight White 200gsm Tarpaulin Used To Create Boat Shelter - 19th August 2016

The heavyweight Super White range is often used as a boat cover. At 200gsm, the user can be confident in the durability of these sheets, but they are still easy to handle and secure, with eyelets every 50cm in rope reinforced hems. Read More............................

A Different Use for Canvas Dust Sheets - 4th August 2016

We were recently made aware of just how versatile the Cotton Canvas dust sheet is. One customer, Michael Nicholas, purchased some of our Cotton Canvas dust sheets in order to create a gazebo canopy in his garden. Read More............................

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! - 1st March 2016

As we turn our backs on a rather miserable Winter, we enter a new season with a spring in our step and an optimistic mind. March brings plenty of opportunity to assess home projects and with a long weekend over the Easter bank holiday, this may be the time to get outdoors and think horticulture.
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Tarpaflex Offers UV Warranty on HD Poly Tarps - 23rd February 2016

The Great British weather can be unpredictable at times. With the past year's El Nino conditions providing a wetter than average Winter here in the UK and the forecast of a possible La Nina to follow later in 2016, we want you to feel assured that our products can withstand the rigours of everyday use whatever the weather may bring. For that reason we are excited to announce that some of our heavier grade tarpaulins will now be supplied with a limited UV warranty.
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Come and Visit Tarpaflex at the Totally DIY Show - 12th February 2016

We're excited to announce that on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February, Tarpaflex will be exhibiting at the Totally DIY Show in Coventry! Read More............................

Tarpaflex Flame Retardant Tarpaulins Now Available in Finished Sizes - 3rd December 2015

We're excited to announce that our latest import of 200gsm Flame Retardant tarpaulins have been produced to finished size! While there can be a slight manufacturing tolerance on these sheets, this is expected to be no more than 3-5cm. Our customers can therefore enjoy the benefits of a finished size cover, at prefabricated prices!
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Keep Cool this Summer with a Homemade Tarpaulin Swimming Pool - 10th July 2015

Homemade swimming pools, using hay bales and a tarpaulin, are the latest craze for revellers looking to keep cool this Summer. With the recent good weather, we've taken lots of calls from customers looking to create their own garden pool. Here's how! Read More............................

Tarpaflex Tarpaulins used in Woodland Wedding
- 7th July 2015

Tarpaulins are a really versatile product, and can be put to a huge variety of applications. One customer recently used our White Standard tarps at his wedding. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Donate Goods to the Hospice of St Francis, for their upcoming Mud Pack Challenge - 9th October 2014

We were recently contacted by the Hospice of St Francis, a charity that 'provides professional support and care for people with life shortening illness'. Read More............................

One Tonne Bags, a new Addition to the Tarpaflex Range - 7th July 2014

One Tonne Bags are fast becoming one of our most popular ancillary items. Introduced as a complementary product to our core range of tarpaulins, rope and dust sheets, the launch of the Dumpy Bag is representative of our continued desire to meet the varying needs of our customer base. Read More............................

How To : Using Tarpaulins to Cover Hay - 9th April 2014

Tarpaulins offer an effective and economical solution for covering hay. However sheets need to be used properly, with the following points being observed as suggestions to ensure that your hay remains protected and does not spoil. Read More............................

Tarpaflex get ready for Spring, with new Shade Sail Nets - 26th March 2014

As that time of year approaches when the clocks are set to spring forward, we at Tarpaflex are ready for those lighter evenings. We can't wait for the Bank Holidays that the Spring has in store for us, and it's not just because we get time off work! With the introduction of the new Shade Sail Net range, we are ready to transform our gardens and liven up our patios with these bright splashes of colour. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Add a New Size of PVC Tarpaulin to the Super Heavyweight Range - 10th January 2014

By adding a new size to the Olive Green PVC range, Tarpaflex are looking to cater to those customers requiring a smaller, heavyweight tarpaulin. The new 1.3m x 1.9m sheet is the ideal size for a heavy duty groundsheet, or small trailer cover. You could also use it to cover an outdoor log store, where the olive green colour lends itself well to sympathetic, unobtrusive protection against weather. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Ratchet Up Their Product Range, With New Accessories for 2014 - 9th January 2014

In supplying tarpaulin accessories we aim to offer our customers as comprehensive a complementary product range as possible for use with their tarpaulins. It is with this in mind that we have added a new line of Ratchet Straps and Cam Buckles to our range. Read More............................

An Interesting Use for Canvas Tarpaulins - 19th December 2013

We never fail to be amazed by some of the weird and wonderful uses our tarpaulins are put to. As we don't always learn the reasons for which a customer purchases, it is interesting to receive feedback on how a tarpaulin performs in different applications. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Are Proud To Be A Club Sponsor of Okehampton Hockey Club - 5th December 2013

At Tarpaflex we are firm believers in keeping it local, and we are pleased to have been able to support this club in contributing towards the cost of a goalie kit for the junior ladies team. These important protective outfits cost well over £600! Tarpaflex have also opted into a 2 year sponsorship to the men's hockey club. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Donates Debris Netting to the RSPB Great Bustard Project - 7th November 2013

Another worthy use for debris netting is illustrated by the RSPB's Great Bustard LIFE Project. This commendable cause seeks to reintroduce the threatened Otis Tarda species into Southern England, and is based on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. The LIFE Project's recognised 'soft-release' method houses the young birds in pens for a short time, in order to acclimatise them to the release site, and debris netting has been found to be the ideal material to net the roof of the pens! Read More............................

Fix Your Tarp Securely this Springtime with Fresh Stocks of Bungees and Shock Cords - 15th February 2013

With elasticated fixings being the product of choice for securing your tarpaulin, Tarpaflex have today taken in a 20-ft container load of ball bungees and shock cord ties. What's more, the notable range of Tarpaflex accessories on offer has been extended even further, with the introduction of 50m reels of shock cord. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Ltd Launches a New Product for the New Year -
1st December 2011

It is commonly advised that upon securing your tarpaulin to your structure or framework, the use of a ball bungee or shock cord is implemented to provide extra durability in times of freak weather; but what if your requirements call for greater lengths of cord than the pre-fabricated bungee can offer? You need look no further. Your feedback has influenced Tarpaflex to import a brand new product range for the New Year. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Ltd Expands Their Warehousing Space By A Further 1800sq ft - 29th July 2011

Riding out the recession has taken vast amounts of hard work by all members of the Tarpaflex Workforce. Their forward thinking and 'can do' attitude has made certain their customer base continues to grow from strength to strength and the quality of their products remains second to none. A double threat from both aspects, this modern company has proudly announced the expansion of their warehousing space to incorporate a new 1,800 sq ft warehouse. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Tarpaulins, Great for Protecting Exposed Objects - 5th January 2011

Whether you are looking for heavy duty tarpaulins, flame retardant tarpaulins or tarpaulin accessories, Tarpaflex UK is dedicated to providing high quality tarps for the protection of exposed objects or areas, in both commercial and residential use. Read More............................

Stats Show More People Are Camping Than Ever Before
- 14th December 2010

With the country gripped amidst the worst recession since the 1930's and airfares constantly on the rise, it's not surprising that people are choosing to holiday at home. The package holiday is fast becoming a thing of the past, as worried consumers save their cash, and opt to go on camping holidays instead. Read More............................

Tarpaulins, the Ideal Protection for Your Boat
- 24th November 2010

Although they are generally considered to be sturdy vessels, most boats are exposed to a variety of harsh weather conditions on a regular basis, that can take their toll over time. Boats require a large amount of care and specialist maintenance to remain usable, a task which becomes harder when the boat is left at the mercy of Mother Nature for prolonged periods. Read More............................

Tarpaulins, the Ideal Protection for Home Renovations
- 17th November 2010

Home repairs and renovations can be costly and time consuming operations. This can be made even worse if existing furniture and belongings become damaged or splashed by work or paint. Tarpaulins can provide great cover and protection during such works and renovations, and are an extremely flexible and low cost safeguard against decorating accidents. Read More............................

Olympic Standard Tarpaulins from Tarpaflex
- 22nd October 2010

Tarpaflex, the tarpaulins specialist are going for gold this winter with a large shipment of economy blue tarpaulins for the new London Olympic stadium. Read More............................

Slip Sliding All Summer Long on a Tarpaflex Tarpaulin - 4th September 2010

With an Indian summer in full swing, making the most of the nice weather and heading for the great outdoors is a low-cost, feel-good activity that can be enjoyed by all the family. For a wonderfully exciting afternoon that won't break the bank, why not head to a local hill or even your own garden and set up a slip slide activity Read More............................

Save Water and Energy this Summer with Tarpaflex - 29th July 2010

The summer holidays are upon us, thousands of back gardens across Britain will be playing host to a range of swimming pools to keep the kids entertained; however everyone knows it can be a pain to keep re-filling large swimming pools, as well as blowing up inflatable pools (especially if there isn’t an electric pump to hand!). Read More............................

Tarpaflex UK discusses; Which Tarp? -
23rd July 2010

The never-ending uses of tarps can be somewhat daunting to those who have specific needs but aren’t too sure of which tarpaulin to purchase. Luckily the Tarpaflex UK selection comes with recommendations on how to maximise your tarpaulin’s use. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Poly Rope; the Ultimate Tarpaulin Accessory
- 15th July 2010

Whatever you may be purchasing your tarpaulin for this summer, keeping tarpaulins in place is the key to optimum protection, that’s why one of the UK’s leading tarpaulin distributer Tarpaflex UK recommends using tough, durable poly rope to secure any heavy-duty tarpaulins or camouflage tarpaulins. Read More............................

Tarpaflex Working with BTNEP to Help Clean Up the Gulf Spill - 8th July 2010

Furthering their work on the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Tarpaflex UK’s sister distributer and leading US tarpaulin distributer Tarpaflex US are working together with environmental specialists Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) to help clean up the Gulf.
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Cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico with Tarpaflex UK - 24th June 2010

As the tragic oil spill continues to endanger the environment surrounding the Gulf of Mexico, every nation is pulling together to save as much wildlife and plant life as possible.
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Keep the Flames at Bay with Tarpaflex UK - 9th June 2010

Tarpaulins come waterproof as standard; cover and protection are the number one reasons for investing in either a heavy-duty tarpaulin or a simple economy tarpaulin, and now Tarpaflex UK bring customers the superb, strong and protective flame retardant tarpaulin.. Read More............................

Get Ready for Festival Season with Tarpaflex UK - 3rd June 2010

The great British music festival; live music, good times...and usually a lot of rain. Thousands of festival goers flock to waterlogged fields every year to camp out and attempt to stay dry. Read More............................

Canvas Tarpaulins for Happy Campers!!! - 21st May 2010

Summer is camping season, and along with the disposable BBQs, wellies and the all important torch; the ultimate accessory for any tent is the tarpaulin. Canvas tarpaulins supplied by Devon's leading tarpaulin manufacturer Tarpaflex UK are made from heavy weight canvas, ideal for a super waterproof groundsheet or as a simple outdoor fly tent. Read More............................


Spring Comes Fully Covered with Tarpaflex UK! - 12th May 2010

Whatever your use for a classic, top-quality tarpaulin this spring; there is no better place that offers fantastic value for money on some of the UKs most popular tarps than Tarpaflex UK. The current spring sale includes a fantastic range of heavy-duty tarpaulins, canvas tarpaulins and even the highly useful large polyethylene bag!Read More............................

Green Tarpaulins for Green Fingers from Tarpaflex UK - 23rd April 2010

The sunshine is finally creeping into the UK horizon, and gardeners everywhere are bringing out the pitchforks, plant pots and seeds ready to make the most of the springtime weather. Gardeners know that the British elements can be temperamental and a wise gardener is always prepared. Tarpaflex UK can help prepare your garden with the green heavy duty tarpaulins; offering perfect coverage and camouflage for blooming plants and vegetables. Read More............................

A Better Shopping Experience from Tarpaflex UK - 16th April 2010

Leading UK distributers of high quality heavy duty tarpaulinsTarpaflex UK have recently added a new member to their expert team at the Devon based head office. Tarpaflex have employed the new in house graphic designer Toby to give the Tarpaflex UK website a spring clean. Read More............................

Camouflage Tarpaulins from Tarpaflex UK: for Safety and Stealth! - 24th March 2010

Now that spring and summer are slowly creeping around the corner; outdoor activities are on the rise. Leading retailer of quality tarpaulins; Tarpaflex UK has a fantastic range of camouflage tarpaulins for all your favourite activates that require stealth and protection. Read More............................

Tarpaflex UK Release Stylish Brochure - 17th March 2010

Tarpaulins are becoming more popular to the average consumer due to the somewhat temperamental British elements. After eighteen years in the business providing quality tarpaulins for the nation through their website; Tarpaflex UK have released a stylish eighteen page brochure to promote their extensive catalogue. Read More............................

Tarpaflex UK Have got the Recession Covered! - 11th March 2010

The UK's leading distributer of tarpaulins; Tarpaflex UK is moving up in the world! After a fantastic year, the company has requested planning permission from their local council to build an incredible two thousand square foot storage building.Read More............................