16ft (4.9m) x 30ft (9.1m) - Classic Polytunnel
16ft (4.9m) x 30ft (9.1m) - Classic Polytunnel
Every thing supplied ready for you to construct your Polytunnel on a soil base.
- Foundation Tubes
- Ridge Tubes
- Diagonal Brace Bars
- Door Frame Header support Bar
- Door Frame Side support timber
- Timber Door Frames and Double Hinged Doors
- Polytunnel Cover
- All the fittings, nails & screws in a box
- Construction Instructions (Importantly on Paper)
Why Choose Ferryman Polytunnels?
Well over 35 years experience of manufacturing Polytunnels for gardeners, commercial growers, schools & colleges and county councils across the British Isles.
Our customers have always valued the sound advice we offer, each polytunnel is made to order so you can personalise it to suit your needs. We don't do free give away gimmicky gifts that will end up in a landfill. Instead we invest in supplying our tried and tested products.
16ft (4.9m) x 30ft (9.1m) - Classic Polytunnel
|Tube Diameter||1¼ - 32mm|
|Tunnel Length||30ft - 910cm|
|Tunnel Width||16ft - 490cm|
|Tunnel Height||8ft 6in - 259cm|
|Hoop Spacing||5ft - 150cm|
|Door Width||8ft - 240cm|
|Door Height||7ft - 210cm|
Tunnels come with Timber Door Frames, and two hinged doors as standard. Door widths are listed below or as shown for sliding Doors, when you select the Tunnel required.
All timber is treated against insect attack and rot.
It is important to have timber frames strong enough to attach the Polythene tightly without excess bowing of the timber.
We use 3" x 2" timber for Door Frames on all Polytunnels up to and including 18' wide.
On our 21' and 24' wide Polytunnels we supply 3" x 3" timber for the Door Frames. Bigger Tunnel bigger timber!
Single Hinged, and Small Sliding Doors are 2" x 2" timber.
Double Hinged and Double Sliding Doors are 3" x 2".
Timber Base Rails 3" x 2"
To add more rigidity, we supply a drop bar for the centre of 8' wide door frames.
We use quality steel tube manufactured in the United Kingdom, which is galvanized both externally and internally to give it a prolonged life of up to 30 years or more depending on conditions.
The sizes for each tunnel are shown in the specification section for each Tunnel. Our Classic range is suitable for most areas but we offer a range of Polytunnels we call Tufftunnels which have a bigger tube size than the Classic range making them better suited for the more exposed areas such as the Highlands and islands of Scotland and other Coastal areas.
Benefits from an 8 year UVI package with a 5 year UVI breakdown guarantee and contains a special anti drip additive (AF) to reduce condensation in the tunnel. It incorporates the latest (MLLDPE) SuperStrength polymer technology to give a film which is stronger and more gale resistant than some films which are up to 50% thicker and with a light transmission of 88%. Its special temperature control properties (TCF) will keep the tunnel cooler in the summer than other thermic or clear films, and because of its exclusive. SuperThermic additive it will be warmer in the winter, extending the growing season into the Autumn and bringing it forward in the Spring. Used by many of the countries organic and exhibition growers it won the Four Oaks Trade Show best new product award 1996 for its ability to reduce Aphids and Whitefly as well as fungal diseases such as downy mildew and botrytis.
Benefits from an 8 year UVI package with a 5 year UVI breakdown guarantee and contains a special anti drip additive (AF) to reduce condensation in the tunnel. It incorporates the latest (MLLDPE) SuperStrength polymer technology to give a film which is more gale resistant than some films which are up to 50% thicker and with a light transmission of 89 %. It extends the season in the Autumn and brings it forward in Spring and even though it is not a SuperThermic cover it will give some Frost protection as well. It will also be cooler inside your tunnel in hot weather than clear films. Its ability to allow the same amount of UV into the tunnel as your plants get outside gives speedier rooting, and stronger bushier plants. Research has shown that edible crops grown under full UV conditions contain more antioxidants than crops grown under normal polythene or glass.
Benefits from an 8 year UVI package with a 5 year UVI breakdown guarantee and contains a special anti drip additive (AF) to reduce condensation in the tunnel. It incorporates the latest (MLLDPE) SuperStrength polymer technology to give a film which is more gale resistant than some films which are up to 50% thicker and a light transmission of 90%. Its ability to allow the same amount of UV into the tunnel as your plants get outside gives speedier rooting, and stronger bushier plants. Research has shown that edible crops grown under full UV conditions contain more antioxidants than crops grown under normal polythene or glass.
We can supply other types of polythene such as, Sunmaster Superthermic which is similar to the sterilite but allows the UV light through, Smart Blue for growth control without the need for chemicals, Smart Green for shade loving plants, Sunmaster Clear when full sunlight is needed. Please contact us for more details.
Why Choose A Ferryman Polytunnel?
Ferryman Polytunnels have been manufacturing Polytunnels for over 30 years, We pride ourselves on good sound advice and a range of quality tunnels.
The versatile range of Ferryman Polytunnels products offers a choice of over 650 kit options to help you - the grower - select the very best Polytunnel for your particular situation. Ferryman Polytunnels are renowned for their solid build, top quality and specialist design. We are able to offer the following as standard.
Wide doorways as standard. Good for access and ventilation. Unique designed sleeve joiners on smaller tunnels, for ease of construction. Only one join in a complete hoop. Makes for a stronger construction. 5' (1.5m) spacing between hoops on all but 21' and 24' wide tunnels, for greater strength, and support for the polythene. Door frames made using 3" x 2" treated timber on all but the 21' and 24' tunnels where we use 3" x 3" timber. Doors on tunnels up to and including 14' tunnels we use 2" x 2" treated timber. 3" x 2" on all other tunnels.
How Long Will A Polytunnel Last?
There is no reason why our galvanised steel polytunnel frames would not last 20 years and more. The polythene cover will need replacing, although the polythene supplied has been developed with resistance against sunlight. The additives in a polytunnel cover prevent UV degradation for up to 5 years and it is not uncommon for a cover to last 8-10 years.
Do I Need Planning Permission For A Tunnel?
Normally you do not need planning permission for a domestic size or garden polytunnel. lf the polytunnel meets with any of the following criteria, you should contact your local planning department to determine if planning permission is required.
In general you do not need planning permission for polytunnels. However you will need to apply for planning permission if the polytunnel is nearer to any road than the nearest part of the house, unless there’s at least 20m between the polytunnel and a road
- lf the polytunnel would have any part forward of the front of the house.
- lf the polytunnel would be more than 3m in height.
- lf the polytunnel is to be sited in a field, then change of use may apply
- lf the site on which you intend to construct the polytunnel has a listed building or is in a Conservation Area, a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, There are further restrictions to planning within these areas.
- lf the polytunnel would be for commercial use
- lf you want to build a large commercial polytunnel or more than one tunnel, or if you have any queries or questions, please contact your local planning department for further advice.
Do You Offer A Construction Service?
Yes, we are able to help in most areas of the country with our recommended installers.
Do Polytunnels Blow Away?
If correctly fitted ours will not blow away. Many people believe that they cannot have a polytunnel as their garden or allotment is a very windy site. We do manufacture a range called the Tufftunnel which benefits from a larger tube size than the Classic range. lf constructed according to the instructions, a polytunnel will give many years of use. When constructing a polytunnel it is important to ensure that the framework is well anchored to the ground and, most importantly, that the polythene cover is tight.
For those sites exposed to extreme weather conditions, we recommend our range of Tuff Tunnels. Concreting in the Foundation Tubes, and the addition of crop bars, will improve the strength.
Can My Polytunnel Be Extended?
Yes. A polytunnel can be moved and extended, although we would suggest this is done when the polythene cover requires replacing.
What Happens If My Polythene Tears?
The polythene used for polytunnel covers is very strong and will not readily tear or split. Accidental holes can happen, these are easily repaired with a UV resistant repair tape.
Do You Sell Spare Parts?
Yes, we stock a range of spares and accessories. Please call us on 01363 84948 for spares and options available.
Why Buy A Ferryman Polytunnel
Our tunnels are manufactured in Britain using Galvanised steel frames & polythene covers that have a 5 year UV guarantee. We are a Devon based family business who pride ourselves on giving good, sound advice to our customers on Polytunnels that last. So whether your use is personal or commercial our tunnels will stand the test of time.