Super Therm Polythene (200 Micron)

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Our most popular polythene cover incorporates an additive that increases its Thermic efficiency, yet still retains 90% light transmission. In simple terms the polythene helps trap and preserve higher temperatures inside the structures for much longer - in heated structures, a 15-20% fuel savings can be achieved. A beneficial side effect of this added additive is that light entering the polytunnel is diffused - scattering light evenly throughout the structure. This UV stabilised film is 200 microns (800 Gauge) and is supplied with a seven year guarantee.

FOR USE WITH All crops where heat is important such as bedding/annual plants, propagation houses & over wintered vegetable production.

7m wide – 1.29kg per linear m - 50m roll would weigh 64.5kg
9m wide – 1.66kg per linear m - 50m roll would weigh 83kg
11m wide – 2.03kg per linear m - 50m roll would weigh 101.5kg
15m wide – 2.77kg per linear m - 50m roll would weigh 138.5kg

Please note - to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee, a series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed on the polythene. The printing will appear approximately 1m from the side which will normally be buried into the ground or trimmed off. 

Don't know how big a sheet you need? Click here to use our Polythene Calculator.

For discounted products please see our Clearance section, many sizes available.

Super Therm Properties

Supplier

Our polythene is exclusively sourced from Sotrafa in Spain, the world's biggest producer of horticultural film with an enviable reputation for quality thanks to exhaustive testing in the demanding weather conditions of Almeria.

First Tunnels are the sole distributor of Sotrafa products in the UK, and we are proud to work with the global leader to deliver the best possible products for our customers. UK suppliers make cheaper alternatives, but the quality simply doesn't compare.

Warranty

Although guaranteed for 7 years against its biggest threat of sunlight degradation, when fitted correctly, it is not uncommon to hear our polythene covers have lasted in excess of 10 years.

View the terms of the Guarantee here.

Polythene Guarantee
UV Filters

Sunlight is the biggest enemy of polythene. While it's essential for the wellbeing of whatever you're growing, it also 'kills' polythene in much the same way you can find old discarded crisp packets lose their colour and become very brittle. First Tunnels polythene covers are developed and tested in the extreme conditions to give optimum performance and are UV stabilised to prevent the polythene from breaking down prematurely.

What is a KLy?

A Kilo-Langley is the measure of Solar energy radiated in 1 year. It varies from a minimum of 60 KLy in the Polar regions to 120 KLy in warm regions, and to a maximum of 200 KLy in the African desert. Southern Spain receives about 140 KLy whereas the UK receives about half of that, just 78KLy.

Solar Radiation
Thickness

Our Super Therm polythene is 800 gauge/200 micron and made up of 3 layers for outstanding strength and performance.

We use a 3 layer polythene made of exceptional quality material, which has a hugely beneficial thermal effect.

The common misconception about polythene is the more layers, the better the product. Unfortunately this isn't true. More layers simply hide poor quality films, which are sandwiched inside a very average inner and outer skin. The result of these multi-layer (often called 5 or 6 layer) films is a noticeably poorer all-round performance - the thermal effect is significantly decreased.

Thickness
Optical Properties
Total Transmission of Visible Light

Total Transmission of Visible Light
The amount of available light entering the polytunnel through the film. Measured as a percentage of total light.
Super Therm = 90%

Diffusion

Diffusion
The scattering of direct light entering the polytunnel ensuring no shadows, so all plants receive equal light. Measured as a percentage of total light.
Super Therm = 30%

Thermal Effect

Thermal Effect
A pocket of additives within the layers of the film that ensure and maintain a stable and optimum temperature within the polytunnel, especially during the night when it is colder.
Super Therm = 85%

Mechanical Properties
Strength at Break

Strength at Break
The load on a tested sample when it breaks. This is expressed in Pascals or MPa.
Super Therm = MD24/TD23

Elongation at Break

Elongation at Break
The strain on a tested sample when it stretches. This is also expressed in Pascals or MPa.
Super Therm = MD920/TD920

Creep

Creep
As the weather changes becoming hotter or colder, so the Polythene expands and contracts. Creep is the terms used to express this.
Super Therm = 5

Dart Test

Dart Test
A test to measure the impact strength on a test piece of plastic, using a weighted falling 'dart'.
Super Therm = 5

Please note - to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee, a series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed on the polythene. The printing will appear approximately 1m from the side which will normally be buried into the ground or trimmed off. Please retain a small piece containing the letters and numbers to validate the warranty. View the terms of the Guarantee here.

Instructions

We strongly advise referring to the original Polytunnel Suppliers' construction guide when installing your polythene. The methods described herein may differ from those of the original manufacturer.

Angelo Micciche
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Good strong polythene. Well packaged.

Tim
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Bad weather has prevented me from completing otherwise it would maybe higher

Zoe J
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Good strong plastic

MT
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Perfect will use again.

Colin
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Can't really give an honest answer to this question. Weather has not been good enough to stretch and put in place on tunnel Will give update when completed.

Bev from Newton Devon
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Excellent value and quality. Instructions fantastic,still all standing after Storm Freya

Mathieu Cambron
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Very Happy

Michelle Alexander
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Very good product.

neil sylvester
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Good strong plastic, i'm using this for a 1m high windbreak.

Chris F
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This is a good quality cover which I used on an old frame that I inherited on my allotment plot. It was easy to put on to the six metre tunnel with four of us choosing a calm day. We used the trenching in method and have achieved a tight fit over the frame. I am very pleased with the result and hopeful that it will last for the seven years.

Damien
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Quality of product appears to be first class.

Ms.HANNAH MORRIS
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Good product. Shame first tunnels don't do the correct size for the 10ftx15ft polytunnel they sell as this 9x9m poly sheet was huge! Far too big.

Rita Newbury
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Excellent

Robin Goodfellow
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Good product. Pleat folding to centre line is brilliant. Luckily we worked it out before unfolding it all but it would be wise to advise first timers such as us of this aid to handling a large sheet of plastic. Overall, advice on assembly was rather limited (but there are useful videos on the web).

Wilf Rainford
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Still waiting for the weather to improve before fitting the Super Therm Polythene!

Russell Richardson
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Top quality products great service

Mr NEIL PERRINS
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EXCELLENT PRODUCT AT A GREAT PRICE AND WITH GREAT SERVICE

Dr Mike Stevenson
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The last cover lasted well over 10 years

Christopher Rees
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Good delivery well packaged

peter woods
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the perfect polytunnel cover from a trusted supplier, great website, good instructions.

Paul Morris
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Excellent product, well pleased

diana byrne
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fantastic ! keeps my veggies warm in the winter and very durable

Marianne
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Good quick service very good product

Doug Haworth
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Replacement due to allotment move.

Peter Jeffery
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Perfect. Very happy well packaged fast delivery

Chris Winter
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Great product, good seller

Kenneth Robinson
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Disappointed. The plastic has already started to split along the fold lines. Only been up six months

Phil Compton
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Does exactly what it should and thanks to the top tips from there engineers

ROGER LAKE KAGAN
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POLY v good. Tape not sure at what cost curved tape would work better, but its not a complaint.

lesley pounder
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great product and service ,quick delivery no problems , would highly recommend

Nikki Barrett
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We use this plastic to cover our outdoor grapevine in North Yorkshire for the winter and other sensitive plants, it works a treat, and delivery was super speedy!

Robert
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Excellent value quick delivery would recommend this company

Finance Department
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measurement guide really useful

David Berrisford
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replaced glass roof of greenhouse . perfect in size needed and quality. good value.

Dominik Smolka
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OkAll good quality, speedy delivery, nice customer service, no problems

Paul Cahill
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Heavy duty, arrived in pristine condition, well cut and neatly folded unlike some other examples in the past from other supplier's.

Stephen Mills
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Good quality polythene and well packaged.

MICHELE Brewer
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Excellent product, perfect for greenhouse or chicken coop in this instance.

Rob
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Product advertised is what you get. Strong material at a decent price. Impressed with delivery, product and service. Will use First tunnels again.

Cleveland Land Services
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It was what it said on the label

Colin Dyas
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Solid product. Does the job ......................

Jane McIntosh
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Excellent service, quick delivery, good communication and quality product.

Mrs Amy Stone
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Great quality product would recommend

Alison Keith
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Easy to fit once you have done all the preparation. Does take quite a bit of time

Mr Dugald McDougall
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WILL HAVE NOT PUT THE COVER ON YET

CSawle
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The polytunnel cover was packaged well and seems good quality. The online calculator was accurate so it went on well. So far, so good. Time will tell whether it stands the test of time...

Dr D.E.WHITTAM
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Goods delivered as agreed.Polythene tunnel Quality of goods excellant

Keith Carlson
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Delivery prompt. Yet to use .

thomas caldwell
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good sheeting and service

Patrick
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Totally as expected...price totally comparable with all competitors, easy to order, easy to deal with a human too, delivered quickly and as expected, and product itself is fab.

Ian whitelaw
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My last cover served me well for about ten years,so all being well it possibly could be the same The cover might outlast me.

Clive Gott
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Easy to fit well packaged no problems

Marion Potts
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Well packaged and delivered promptly, too early to say but seems to be a quality product.

Edward beattie
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Well worth it ,if i ever need another ,i know where i am going

Richard Cain
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Wasn’t too happy with the way the plastic was prepared this time. Years ago it was folded and put into a box, now it’s put onto a roll. Number of crease marks which in time will crack and will need repaired with tape, shame due to the money paid. In addition, it no longer comes with the chemical applied which reduces condensation. On the original tunnel plastic before one moved it the plastic was great from here, now one’s getting condensation every morning.

Viv Williams
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I ordered this product to fit my own built small poly tunnel after finding them on the internet. Fast and excellent service. Have fitted the product and as my first tear on an allotment- time will tell. I anticipate reviewing whether to create or buy a new larger unit next year and will come back to these suppliers. Very happy so far.

Roger Bancroft
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good service & good product

geoff burns
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very quick service. cover arrived within 3 days. good instructions and fitted with no problem .the free seeds sent with the cover was a nice thought. can recommend first tunnels.

Mr Keith Shepherd
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Went over the tunnel easily and wow does it ever warm up inside.

mike aston
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It is standing up against 50 mph winds 2 days after assembly much better than the product it has replaced

Michel Kallipetis
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good quality and very effective

Vanessa Swetman
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We are very satisfied with this product

Clint
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A good quality covering which was a little wider than advertised & generously cut beyond order length.

Alan Norrie
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Great looking new cover for my polytunnel. Also bought my previous one from First Tunnels and that lasted 14 years.

Dean
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wow, quite a challenge getting it over the hoops, but once in place I could stretch it down tightly. the temperature change inside was almost immediate great.

John Harrison
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I'm actually using this to cover the top of a hen run to protect from rain and because of avian flu restrictions. It's ideal as it doesn't make it dark in the run which restricts winter egg production.

Garet
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High quality and delivered to ireland in 3 working days. Awesome!

Andy S Hayes
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Good quality strong material. Ideal fit with plenty of spare making it easy to adjust and fit.

Commercial And Domestic Garden Services
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very happy with service and goods

Alex Hardie Hallfield Joinery
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good quality loo forward to getting it on for the new growing season

Jane
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Generous material which made fitting easy.

PETER MARTIN
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Covers the tunnel as expected.

Jake's mother
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Pleased with the quality.

Mrs. katherine watson
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staff member I spoke to was extremely helpful

Gary Bigg
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This product is just what I needed Dose the job well

Pip White
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Excellent service would recommend.

Julie Ford
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Substantial product. It lasted a good 8 years on my first tunnel & I only replaced it because I moved, otherwise it would still be going strong . Very reliable cover.

David Gibson
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Quick service , good value but not fitted yet.

Roy
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Good quality product, excellent thickness.

Customer Hywel Jones
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Item arrived in good condition ,good value ,will use again .

Fachtna O'Connor
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Excellent would recommend

Steve Read
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Always used this type of plastic before on my tunnels. First tunnel lasted about ten years and second tunnel still on its first sheet after about twelve years.

Thomas Plimmer
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Excellent product, excellent service

paul hopson
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As always, excellent response and delivery time

Mr Calum Murdison
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I bought a replacement cover due to several moves and the old one was a bit tired having been dug up and stored a few times not to mention a couple of small holes from erratic cane staking!! Replacement was ordered and great service was provided. Arrived prompt. 5 stars.

Richard Altoft
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Both as a new cover on my new tunnel and as a replacement cover to the long lived cover on my original tunnel this film is right for the job. Needs an occasional clean but otherwise pretty much trouble free.

Robin Crispin
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Waiting for the weather to be good to me so I can get this in place. Certainly seems to be great quality.

Mr A J Goodwater
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great product its extremely strong

Colin Smith
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Quality product. Bought this product previously three years ago and it is still in good condition. Excellent value for money.

Paul matthews
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Just what was needed and did the job well

Judy Benoit Milner
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Strong, clear-wonderful highly recommended

ann speller
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Very helpful and friendly. Fast and efficient service. Many thanks

Michele Key
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fast delivery ordered to replace door poythene that my new pup decided to chew an escape through albet short lived escape.

Gordon Milburn
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As I mentioned in the review, we haven't been able to fit the covering yet because of the winds, but it looks just what we wanted.

DERREN TOMKINSON
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really happy with cover will get more covers in the future.

Angus Brazenall
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Just fitted it today and looking good.

Colin
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Prompt delivery and high quality.

P. Stokes
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Product was as requested, apart from labour was easy to fit.

Elizabeth Sinclair
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An easy to follow web site, quick delivery and excellent communications. Cover was exactly what we wanted and the instructions that came with it easy to follow. Many thanks

Alan Webb
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Fitted cover yesterday, excellent grade, ideal.

What is the Minimum Order Value? 
We sell replacement polythene by the metre, 25m or 50m rolls in various widths with no waste and no cutting charge. Order values less than £50.00 will incur a £4.95 delivery charge. Please see the delivery tab for offshore delivery charges.

Does the Polythene come with a warranty?
Our Polythene is supplied with a guaranteed for 7 years against its biggest threat of sunlight degradation. When fitted correctly, it is not uncommon to hear our polythene covers have lasted in excess of 10 years.
Sunlight is the biggest enemy of polythene. While it's essential for the wellbeing of whatever you're growing, it also 'kills' polythene in much the same way you can find old discarded crisp packets lose their colour and become very brittle. First Tunnels polythene covers are developed and tested in the extreme conditions to give optimum performance and are UV stabilised to prevent the polythene from breaking down prematurely.
Please note - A series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed one metre from the edge, which should be either dug into a trench or trimmed off after installation. This printing is essential to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee.

Is there an inside or outside to my Polythene cover?
Each face of the Polythene sheet is identical, there is not a right or wrong side when choosing which face goes on the inside or outside of the Polytunnel structure. If condensation is a problem we have Sunclear available which is a non-toxic coating that reduces this effect.

Where is the Polythene Sourced from?
Our polythene is exclusively sourced from Sotrafa in Spain, the world's biggest producer of horticultural film with an enviable reputation for quality thanks to exhaustive testing in the demanding weather conditions of Almeria.
First Tunnels are the sole distributor of Sotrafa products in the UK, and we are proud to work with the global leader to deliver the best possible products for our customers. UK suppliers make cheaper alternatives, but the quality simply doesn't compare.

What is the Thickness of the Polythene?
Our polythene is 800 gauge/200 micron and made up of 3 layers for outstanding strength and performance. We use a 3 layer polythene made of exceptional quality material, which has a hugely beneficial thermal effect.
The common misconception about polythene is the more layers, the better the product. Unfortunately this isn't true. More layers simply hide poor quality films, which are sandwiched inside a very average inner and outer skin. The result of these multi-layer (often called 5 or 6 layer) films is a noticeably poorer all-round performance - the thermal effect is significantly decreased.

Do you provide further data regarding the Polythene specification?
Data for Optical and Mechanical properties can be viewed .

All polytunnel accessories will be despatched within 3-5 working days. Should you have any query regarding delivery, please contact us on 01282 601253.

Customers in the Blue and Red areas with an order value less then £50.00, shipping costs will be £4.95. For orders above £50.00, delivery is FREE. For customers in the Orange areas, shipping costs will be £30 irrespective of order value.

For those very small orders, such as tape, books or irrigation spares, we may be able to offer a smaller charge to cover postage and packing, please call the office for a quote.

* Please note, customers in the Green area including France should call us on 01282 601253 for delivery costs.

If you have any concerns regarding delivery please telephone our office on 01282 601253.

Note: If you purchase a Commercial and Domestic Polytunnel, then Shipping Charges for the Polytunnel are applicable.

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