Unique to First Tunnels... We offer the option of the hoops of your Polytunnel to be supplied in a two or four piece design - Read the 'Pros and Cons' of each type, below...

4 Piece Hoop

2 Piece Hoop

Delivery

Delivery

Smaller sections make delivery easier and cheaper
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Delivery

Delivery

Large sections require bigger, more expensive transportation
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When ordering your polytunnel, time and consideration should be given to thinking about precisely where the delivery will be made. A 12ft x 25ft polytunnel would typically consist of about 10 items and weigh 160kg in total. The largest items of your delivery will be the hoops.

A delivery to your home might sound convenient, but please consider how you will transport the parts to site. Our 4 piece hoops will fit into the avarage family saloon, the 2 piece hoops will require a van. Obviously, the bigger the polytunnel, the larger the hoop sections.

Strength

Strength

The modern and customer focused approach with added hoop joint strengtheners. Just as strong if not stronger than the traditional 2 piece hoop
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Strength

Strength

The 2 piece hoop, doesn't require hoop joint strengtheners and is the favoured design for many suppliers as it is lower cost to produce and it's quicker and easier to manufacture
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A 2 piece or a 4 piece hoop?

Without getting too techy...A two piece hoop has one joint in the centre. Granted the number of joints in a 4 piece hoop is three but by spanning the two outer joints with heavy duty, steel joint straighteners this undoubtedly makes a 4 piece hoop as strong, if not stronger as the conventional two piece design. These Hoop strengthening joints are included as part of every complete Polytunnel kit, they are not required to be ordered extra like some competitors who also provide four piece hoops.

See these strength joints in action. View our 4 piece hoop withstanding an Atlantic storm with 60mph+ winds.

Time

Time

When constructing, joining four pieces takes a tiny bit longer
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Time

Time

When constructing, joining two pieces is slightly quicker
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It's true... constructing a 4 piece hoop does take longer, perhaps 1-2 minutes per hoop for the average person. And like anything the more you do the quicker you become. So choosing 2 piece hoops might shave about 10 minutes off the complete build time of a typical 12ft x 26ft polytunnel. But please remember, a polytunnel build is not a quick Sunday afternoon project and 10 minutes is less time than you'll spend making a brew.

Design

Design

A quality solution engineered, tested and produced with the customer in mind
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Design

Design

A solution for an easier manufacturing process
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Why do we do a four piece hoop? - It's not cheaper, neither is it more profitable for us.

So Why...Authentic reviews from actual customers are an important resource for improving and addressing the needs and wants of our customers...We listened, you suggested a 4 piece hoop (for many reasons), we made it happen, and now you simply decide which you prefer..two piece, or four (pea soup smile).

It's not AS easy to supply a four piece hoop - we have to roll the four profiles, swage each end (to slot back together) and then supply additional fixings and storm strengthening joint, not to mention the Q clips (all included at no extra charge). A two piece hoop is easier from a manufacturing point of view, but we aren't here for ourselves we are here for you.

We must be doing something right...check out our customer reviews.

Commercial Polytunnel

IT'S YOUR CHOICE...
We're happy to supply either!

* Please note - the standard configuration on 16ft & 18ft polytunnels is a 3 piece hoop. We do not offer the 2 piece option on a commercial sized polytunnel, due to the size of the structure, the 2 piece hoop configuration makes transportation difficult.

We can supply the 2 piece option as a collection only. You can contact us by email or telephone our office on 01282 601253.

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