Benefits of Solar Tunnels

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Benefits of Solar Tunnels over basic polytunnels…….  light years ahead.

Still growing strong from our origins in Europe over 44 years with well tested and new designs which standout from all other types of polytunnel.

 

Advantages Over Polythene

  1. Robust and long lasting:Strong heavy galvanised steel framework. 1.5m modules with extra steel supports along the full length of roof and base.
  2. Tough: Factory-made covers with tear-resistant nylon mesh between two layers of polythene.
  3. Double layer insulation: Extends the growing season by three to four months. The double-layer effect creates a micro-climate. Less extreme conditions than single sheets of glass or polythene.
  4. Flexible: If more growing space is needed… simply add more modules.
  5. Ease of assembly: Can be completed as a weekend project.
  6. Options: E.g. height-adjustable staging fixes to frame. External shade netting easily fitted. Single / double sliding doors etc.
  7. Relocatable: Easy to move to a new site.
  8. Practical: Easy access and ventilation control with wide steel-framed doors each end.
  9. Great Looks: At last a green polytunnel that blends into the countryside or garden.

Advantages Over Glass

  1. Robust and long lasting: Strong heavy galvanised steel framework. 1.5m modules with extra steel supports along the full length of roof and base.
  2. Tough: Factory-made covers with tear-resistant nylon mesh between two layers of polythene.
  3. Spacious: Straight sides and high eaves give extra room and air for plants and growers.
  4. Safety: No more flying glass risk to animals, children and adults.
  5. Ease of assembly: Can be completed as a weekend project.
  6. Relocatable: Easy to move to a new site.
  7. Versatile: Many uses include horticulture, pool enclosures, storage, animal housing, etc.
  8. Practical: Easy access and ventilation control with wide steel-framed doors each end.

Technical Advantages Over Basic Polytunnels

  1. Reinforced mesh covers last much longer than basic polythene.
  2. Unique base rail and tensioning system.
  3. Reinforced nylon mesh laminate covers.
  4. Factory made covers to exactly fit the fram.
  5. Double skin effect gives better insulation.
  6. Attractive covers and profiles.
  7. Integral steel doors at each end.
  8. 32mm Galvanised steel frames spaced at 1.5m Gauges vary.
  9. Steel bracing between each element.
  10. Easier to relocate to a new site.
  11. Modular design……. so easy to expand later.
  12. Modern straight sided designs.
  13. Built in ventilation.