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Hoop tunnel polythene help

Postby justjools » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:05 pm

Hi, I am making a simple 2m x 2m, 0.75 metre high hoop tunnel and I have been looking for some inexpensive polythene for the job. I have looked at some many different types and have had different advice from a couple of suppliers that I am now confused.

These are some the products I was looking at:

Elixir supply some inexpensive polythene and I thought this would be good but after ringing the supplier they told me this is quite opaque and no good for letting in sunlight and I should look for greenhouse cloche film instead. Also with free delivery.
£18.99 for 10 metres
https://elixirgardensupplies.co.uk/prod ... uge-125mu/

I asked this seller on ebay about PAR transparency rating and polythene type for this product and he told me it is ordinary greenhouse replacement film so guess this isn't good either.
10m x4m Greenhouse Film Polythene Replacement Cover
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224595780258 ... SwvAdhMfUV

This cloche film is cheap but it is only 1.85 metres wide so doesn't meet my design needs and think this it is too thin if it's the same material as the cheap plastic cloches I already have.
https://expresspolythene.co.uk/product/ ... +150+gauge

This cloche film at Premiere polytunnels seems perfect for the job but the delivery charge is £10 which increases the price significantly.
480 gauge 120 micron. £2.25 / metre
https://www.premierpolytunnels.co.uk/sh ... oche-film/

I can't find the right product for the right price. I would like a polythene product like the Premier one for £2 per metre with free delivery. I also just want to order between to 6 to 10 metres and looking for an inexpensive option to try it out. I guess it doesn't matter so much about longevity and if it only last a couple of seasons would be fine.

Has anyone had any experience here and could offer suggestions on products I could try. Thanks.
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Re: Hoop tunnel polythene help

Postby Stephen » Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:56 pm

Welcome to the forum.

I'm sorry I can't help on the polythene, my tunnels are all covered in enviromesh clamped on with market traders' clips.
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Re: Hoop tunnel polythene help

Postby Geoff » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 pm

This is long lasting stuff https://www.qvsshop.co.uk/clear-polythe ... 1968-p.asp free delivery I think.
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