Sheep Shelters

There are many different types of sheep shelters that can be used to provide protection for sheep, their feed, bedding and equipment including traditional stone barns, metal buildings and wooden structures. But a considerably lower-cost alternative is the modest Polytunnel. What you might call a Poly tunnel Sheep Shelter (we know them as Polytunnels adapted for sheep), but whichever way 'ewe' say it, this will quickly prove to be an invaluable part of your day-to-day animal husbandry.

During the colder, wetter months it's easier and more enjoyable to care for sheep and lambs that are housed. The protection a Sheep Shelter provides can improve the whole flock's welfare, reduce stress and increase the survival rates of lambs.

Whilst a Sheep Shelter really comes into its own during the cold, wet weather of late winter and early spring it can also be useful dry storage throughout the rest of the year. Something which can make a significant difference to your profitability.

Designed for ease of stock management and maintaining the ongoing good health of your livestock. You can choose the size of Polytunnel that best suits your flock's requirements, then we'll custom build your Sheep Shelter.

Things to consider are...bespoke wider doors, heavy duty opening ventilation, you name it, we can incorporate it.

There's a choice of polythene covers designed to reduce the light transmission and ultimately control the heat. And a side ventilation system with reinforced net panels suitable for animal husbandry will help minimise the levels of stress.

Simply tell us your precise requirements, and we'll take it from there. Estimates of cost are absolutely FREE...with no obligation. Contact us.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Getting Growing

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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