Polythene

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Description

Lumisol Diffused

The overall light reaching your crop is reduced by around 2%. This reduction in light creates a slightly cooler environment, up to 4°C lower at midday in mid-summer, which can be a considerable benefit to many crops especially in the sunnier parts of the UK.

Lumisol Clear 

A UV ’open’ polythene film, allowing UV light to reach your plants. This can have many benefits for both edible and ornamental crops, such as enhancing the fragrance, taste, colour, earlier harvesting and longer post-harvest shelf life. 

White UVI Polythene

Produces shade and reduces daytime temperatures, allowing 60-70% light transmission. A thermic film developed to help keep the growing environment warmer by reducing the heat lost through long wavelength infra-red radiation. Higher overnight temperatures encourage plant growth, can reduce plant losses and allow savings to be made on heating.

Green & White Polythene

Especially formulated to meet the needs of the mushroom grower. The green outer layer helps this cover blend in with the environment, whilst the white layer reflects internal lighting to provide a pleasant working environment. A black core layer ensures complete opacity (black-out) and contributes to the durability of the film.

Full Net Covers

Our production method spaces the seams between 2m-3m apart (depending on the size), with the seams running parallel with the hoops (width-ways). Bespoke nets can be supplied which can include hemming and eyelets. Any size can be fabricated.

HOW MUCH POLYTHENE DO YOU NEED?

Are you looking at replacing your polythene? Be it diffused or clear, we’ve got the best polythene around. But do you know how much you need?

Our handy guide below is here to help

Polythene calculator illustration

CALCULATING YOUR SHEET WIDTH

First you need to know the width of your polytunnel.
If you’re not sure of the width or height, you should measure the circumference of the polytunnel (A) and then make the following allowances:

Fixing method

Add per side (approx.

Trenching into the ground

1m (3ft) 

Fixing to a base rail

0.5m (1’6”)

Fixing to a side rai

0.5m (1’6”)

CALCULATING YOUR SHEET WIDTH

Once you’ve measured the length of your tunnel (B) you need to make an allowance for the ends, especially if your cover is fixed to the door frames rather than clipped on to the end hoops.

The width of the structure (C) and the width of the doors are the main considerations. As a general rule when fixing to the door frames you should add 2m (6ft 6in) per end, so for a 6.1m (20ft) tunnel you would order a 10m (33ft) long polythene sheet.

For a 14ft (4.27m) wide polytunnel with single doors at both ends, you would be wise to add another extra metre to be safe.

Use the below table for guidance:

Width of tunnel

Trenched

Base Rail

Side Rail

8ft (2.44m)

9.2m

7.3m

7.3m

10ft (3.05m)

9.2m

7.3m

7.3m

12ft (3.66m)

9.2m

9.2m

7.3m

14ft (4.27m)

9.2m

9.2m

7.3m

16ft (4.9m)

9.2m

9.2m

7.3m