If a 16ft polytunnel is just the right size, not too big and not too small, then you have come to the right place. Simply select the 16ft option and you will be able to choose to purchase a polytunnel kit containing everything you need to make a tunnel of just that size. You can click 'What's in the kit' to find out more about exactly what is included with your 16ft polytunnel and should you require anything else, we have just what you need in our wide range of add-ons and accessories.
Crop bars, base rails, sliding doors and staging can all make it easier to get a bumper yield from your 16ft polytunnel, whether it is for a large domestic set up or commercial use. Don't forget, adding on those extras could not only make your life a lot easier, it can also save you money with our great bonus savings scheme. You can tot up savings of up to 20%! A fairly large polytunnel such as this one is the perfect step up into commercial production and is the smallest commercial size polytunnel we provide. It could be the perfect, cost-effective way to boost your smallholding or other small business venture.
Although the smallest in our range of Commercial structures, the 16ft (4.88m) wide Polytunnel is ideal for many of the demands placed on it by professional growers. The shape lends itself to exceptionally good clearance for working, with ample height for cultivating tall plants and for hanging baskets. It's super strong thanks to 50.8mm diameter Z35 high tensile pre-galvanised steel tubing. Every component of this Polytunnel has been developed specifically for this structure, no adapting, no fuss.
|Hoop Spacing||6ft (1.83m)|
|Overall Height||8ft 4in (2.54m)|
|Straight Side||3ft 3in (0.99m)|
|Head Room (15cm from side)||5ft (1.52m)|
|Hoop Diameter||2in (50.8mm)|
|Steel Specification||Z35 Galv High Tensile|
|Door Opening Width||7ft 6in (2.29m)|
|Door Opening Height||7ft (2.13m)|
|Distance over Hoop||26ft 7in (8.15m)|
|Door Frame||4in x 2in (100mm x 47mm)|
|Inner Door||3in x 2in (75mm x 47mm)|
We have two construction guides for our 16ft Wide Polytunnel Model.
16TR for polytunnels who require the cover to be buried in a trench. 16BR for polytunnels that have Base Rails eliminating the requirement for digging a trench
If you are experiencing problems with your polytunnel construction, our construction team are available to answer your questions and help in whatever way they can. Simply call 01282 601253 on week days between 9am-5pm...PLUS weekend cover on 07801 601253, between 9am-5pm or contact us. Alternatively, you can visit our construction resources website at polytunnels.co.uk.
We haven’t stopped there, we know many people build their polytunnels at the weekend or over a bank holiday when our office is closed, so we have also produced a series of Polytunnel Construction Videos. This collection of videos can be viewed anytime, on your home computer, and even your phone for when you are in the thick of things constructing your polytunnel.
The product is sturdily constructed and fits ur requirements
The support hoops are 51.5mm diameter, galvanised inside and out. The crop bars and various strengthening components are similar quality. Door framing, hinges and staples etc all top quality. Nothing was skimped on, no corners cut. Quality covering as well, of course.
We supply Timber Hinged Doors at each end, Anti Hot Spot Tape, and of course the Framework to support our 200 micron Smart Clear Polythene cover.
A trench will need to be dug around the perimeter of the Polytunnel to secure the structure in place. Don't under estimate how long & tiring, digging this trench can be - Eliminate the requirement of this trench by ordering Base Rails. This alternative 'Ground Fixing' method and other useful additions such as Sliding Doors, Ventilation, etc, can be added, please see our Optional Extras.
We’re a close-knit bunch of skilled professionals who take an enormous pride in the quality and versatility of our products, But we’re enthusiasts too - we use our own products, and that means we’ve introduced lots of improvements and innovations over the years…based on first-hand everyday practical experience. We work hand-in hand with top growing experts. We even have our own allotment for some seriously hands-on gardening, often accompanied by communal summer and winter barbecues because all work and no play would be very dull!
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Our six man construction team has a wealth of polytunnel construction knowledge and are more than happy to share tips and advice with any of our customers. Many of the team have been quite literally 'hands on' developing the First Tunnels vast array of construction videos and in depth instruction guides. Our construction team are available to answer your questions and help in whatever way they can. Simply call 01282 601253 on week days between 9am-5pm...PLUS weekend cover on 07801 601253, between 9am-5pm.
We are proud of our products and the time that we have put in to making sure that all our products are first class. We understand that purchasing a polytunnel is a considerable investment, and whilst we have lots of help and advice on this site, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and blog pages many people like to compare and contrast before they commit their hard earned cash to buying. To this end we have compiled a list of the most common questions and provide 10 top reasons why First Tunnels Polytunnels is the top choice.
Part of the fun of owning a polytunnel is picking the brains of people who really know how to make the most of the real growing potential. So we're making it easy for you...with some of the best brains in the business! This site now includes features, produced exclusively for First Tunnels by Andy McKee and Mark Gatter - best-selling authors of 'How to grow food in your Polytunnel' and 'The Polytunnel Handbook'. We also have videos from BBC’s Gardeners’ Question Time presenter, Paul Peacock. We also have a host of growing guides from Sam Youd, presenter & judge for the Royal Horticultural Society & Tatton Park Head Gardener.
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