FAQ’s

Do they stand up to strong winds?

If installed correctly they will withstand very strong winds, we recommend that buildings are concreted in at least a 250mm x 600mm deep hole.

Do you need planning?

For a smaller polytunnel in certain circumstances no planning permission is not required, larger commercial polytunnels may require prior approval or full planning permission, we advise that you speak to your council and check before building.

Do you supply gutters?

We supply a folded steel gutter on our livestock tunnels and they can be modified to fit onto existing tunnels. The gutters are tapered and so fit one end inside the other allowing water to flow over the top, they are sealed using a non setting type of sealant to allow flexibility held in place using stitching screws.

How long does the cover last?

The cover is guaranteed for 5 years against UV degradation. It is expected that the polythene will last 7 years although many people have had polythene which lasts 20 years.

How much does it cost to replace it?

An average cover works out at around 10 – 15% of the cost of the building, and will take around a day to replace depending on the size of the building.

What happens if I break the polythene?

We supply polytunnel repair tape for just such eventuality, this is UV stable and extremely adhesive, it will last for years.

What is anti hot spot tape?

Anti hot spot tape is supplied as standard, it is a foam type of tape used to insulate the sheet from the metal framework. it stops hotspots occuring on the framework and extends the life of the polythene.