Is it time to scale up to commercial production? Are you expanding your efforts to grow your own? Increasing the size of your smallholding or small farm venture? An 18ft wide polytunnel could be just what you require to take your sowing and growing to the next level. The 18ft wide polytunnel is a good size for a commercial polytunnel, though it could also be a large domestic one. Whatever use you have in mind for your 18ft wide polytunnels, we are here to make sure you get exactly the right polytunnel for you. To learn more about what is included in your purchase of an 18ft wide polytunnel, check out 'What's In The Kit'.
Next, all you have to do is select the length of your tunnel and make choices about what exactly you require. Before making your purchase, you should also check out all the extras that could be purchased at the same time and could make your life a lot easier. Base rails, crop bars, sliding doors and staging, for example, can all help in a number of ways. Even better, when you add extras or accessories our bonus save deal means that you will make better and better savings on your polytunnel purchase!
This is the most popular of our Commercial Polytunnels. It's also one of the strongest Polytunnels around, thanks to 50.8mm diameter Z35 high tensile pre-galvanised steel tubing with 6ft (1.83m) hoop spacing. It also has great design features, like the straight 3ft 3in (0.99m) sides that give really good clearance for a highly versatile growing area, and a good return on the economical floorspace.
|Hoop Spacing||6ft (1.83m)|
|Overall Height||8ft 6in (2.59m)|
|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||28ft 7in (8.76m)|
|Door Frame||4in x 2in (100mm x 47mm)|
|Inner Door||3in x 2in (75mm x 47mm)|
We have two construction guides for our 18ft Wide Polytunnel Model.
18TR for polytunnels who require the cover to be buried in a trench. 18BR 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.
Excellent , already using it , it is very robust construction.
Amazing quality, super strong, who needs to worry about wind and rain when you have a Polytunnel.
Well made and good instructions Arrived on time
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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