Corrugated plastic – also known as fluted polypropylene or Correx – is most commonly used as a mounting board or as a lightweight and weather resistant material for use in signage. It combines the durability of polypropylene with a structurally sound and lightweight fluted structure, resulting in a versatile and rigid material that can be used in any number of applications.
- Easily wiped clean
- Easy to drill and cut
- Water and wind-proof
Fluted polypropylene is popular among pet owners and breeders who wish to create custom hutches and cages for rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Sheets of Correx are perfect for use in animal hutches thanks to their high strength, hardwearing surface and the fact that they can be wiped clean. Custom hutches made from corrugated plastic are terrifically hygienic and prove very easy to maintain for pet owners.
Making a hutch from corrugated plastic is a simple home DIY project. Wire mesh sides can be securely attached to the plastic sheets, which can easily be scored and bent at a right angle to give the hutch solid sides. This will not only increase the security of your homemade cage, it will also help reduce the amount of straw or wood chippings escaping and creating a mess.
Our Correx for hutches is 4mm thick and rigid, making it strong enough to create hutch floors and internal ramps. Because it is plastic, Correx needs no further treatment to make it weatherproof, so it is perfect for use in outdoor hutches too! It is completely waterproof and highly UV resistant, ensuring your DIY hutch lasts as long as you need it to.
For more information on our range of corrugated plastic for hutches, please visit our main website.
If you have built your pets a hutch from fluted polypropylene, let us know about it! Many of our customers send us photographs of their cut plastic projects, and we’d love to see the creative accommodation for rabbits that have been made from Correx!