Installing the Polytunnels

Summer 2018

Before we went for it and installed the tunnels we did a lot of research and tried to avoid the common fails, but we still had some epic ones including ripping a hole in the plastic!

Luckily for us we already had the steel hoops in the ground as it was used many years ago with the green mesh netting, so it was a case of putting on the plastic and building doors.

Any excuse for a digger!

The Trench Method

The mini digger unearthed a trench all the way around so we could pull the plastic down into the trench and back fill it to keep the whole thing nicely torte.

We first re-enforced the existing door frames with new wood and concreted them neatly in place. An ultimate seal is the goal but also considering ventilation and easy access for wheelbarrows!

24th September 2018

The benches were made from old pontoon decking from the Marina! Designed to hold 4 big trays comfortably, we jet washed and got them in straight away!

Before and After

We purchased our Plastics from FirstTunnels and found them to be of absolute top quality! They provided us with a great service and lots of very useful guidance. We will definitely be using FirstTunnels again in the future.

To continue the story
Visit our blog: First Winter in the Polytunnel

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