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The notion that a polytunnel is a poor man’s livestock house is certainly no longer the case.  Advancements in structural design, developments in covering materials, and improved engineering techniques make them a truly credible, inexpensive alternative to...

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At Northern Polytunnels we are seeing a growing trend (excuse the pun),  restaurants who want to grow their own ingredients.  Victor and Carina Contini have two award-winning restaurants located in the heart of Edinburgh and a cafe in The Scottish National Gallery. Their ethos is to provide simple, seasonal, healthy, ‘happy’ food to their customers. Victor and Carina's dream was to grow their own produce to serve their customers and family seasonal, plot to plate freshness. In 2012 the offer to...

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Leaf mold and other crop diseases thrive in wet, humid air. To combat this problem you will need to control the polytunnel environment. The best solution is fresh air flowing through your polytunnel. It is extremely important to preserve a constant climate that will give less opportunity for diseases to develop. There are various means of keeping your polytunnel ventilated below we look at some of the options…

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Clear or diffused, clear or diffused…confused?

We have introduced a new polytunnel cover to our range of polythene - Super Lux 50:50. It has been developed specifically for the UK climate by world leading crop biologists from UK universities.

The benefits of diffused light can vary from crop to crop, month to month and region to region. Very highly diffusing polytunnel covers perform well under clear skies in the summer months but in cloudy conditions and during the ‘shoulders’ of the growing season when sunlight is already diffused can lead to too much light being scattered out of the greenhouse.

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Without a doubt the ultimate summer sport is cricket and with the cricket season fast approaching, there’s no time like the present to get some practice…

We’ve have used our expert knowledge of steel film-clad structures and designed what we think is the best portable cricket net cage that creates the perfect batting practice area.

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We care about you and your business

Your business is important to us, we want to provide you with the highest quality products to enable you to run your business smoothly and hassle free.

We know our stuff

Our team have over 80 years combined experience in...

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Over the winter months, polytunnels will have been subjected to a great deal of damp weather. This will undoubtedly have left deposits of algae and other dirt on the tunnel, all of which needs to be cleaned away to ensure the interior receives as much sunlight as possible.

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The commercial world has long been aware of the many benefits of cultivating crops under polytunnels, and now hobby gardeners are catching on in their droves!

When producing fruit and vegetables on a commercial scale, it’s imperative to create production conditions that maximise yield and extend growing seasons in a cost-effective manner.

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Our GROWCELL project in conjunction with Lancaster University.

The aim of this project is to develop a controlled environment growing chamber with LED Lighting, Which would produce crops with lower energy consumptions and less water in any external environment.

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Our aim is to design a structure that will solve the issues that polythene clad structures have and bring the structure up to modern EN glasshouse standards.

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The Easy Build polytunnel is by far the quickest, easiest and most durable polytunnel available. No specialist tools or skills are required to construct it, and our innovative screw-in anchors take just minutes to screw into the ground

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Introducing raised beds to your vegetable or flower patch has many benefits...

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Though winter may mean things slow down in your garden or allotment, there are definitely things you can be getting on with to keep you busy over winter and give you some great crops come the end of the colder winter.

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Largely used by commercial growers and other businesses within the agriculture and horticulture industries, commercial polytunnels are a cost effective solution to growing crops and housing livestock.

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Built to measure, we produce polytunnels that are specifically designed and manufactured to meet your individual growing requirements, therefore when selecting your horticulture polytunnel it is vital you know what you’ll be growing.

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If you’re looking to invest in a high-quality hobby polytunnel for your garden then there are a number of things you should first do in preparation…

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If you’re looking to invest money in a high quality commercial polytunnel then it’s more than likely you’ll need to apply for planning permission.

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With winter just around the corner farmers up and down the country will soon begin their preparations for the busy lambing season ahead! Managing your animals’ welfare is vital throughout the year but more so during the up and coming months as temperatures plummet dramatically during the harshening British winter.

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Autumn has arrived which means one thing…leaves. They gather in beautiful rich autumn colours around the garden and seem almost a daily task to clear away. But don’t waste by throwing in your garden bin turn them into nutrient rich compost  known as leafmould.

How to make your leafmould

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With the Wimbledon mania over and the countless school sports days on the horizon, I find myself devouring strawberries by the dozens. A pot of strawberries and cream in the sun is the iconic summer snack, and even more appealing when they are homegrown in your own garden.

Late summer is the best time to start off a new strawberry bed- so now’s the time to start preparing!

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