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Jerrymc
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Need advice re a Polytunnel Reply with quote

I am considering a Polytunnel. I am a complete novice, so I really dont want to spend a lot of money, in case I dont use it enough.
I stumbled across this offer on DoneDeal.ie. Does anyone have any experience of this type of tunnell? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Jerry



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey jerry i got one last week i had ordered the 250 one non galivinised 3mx6m one and paid for it back in feb his supplier let him down and after a few where the hell is it phone calls he sent on a galivinised one that should have been 350 for no extra charge the frame is still very light and there are no legs to go into ground like conventional tunnels there is some anchors provided but there not up o much i had to weld up some re-bar hooks for the kerry man two condoms syndrome having said that the plastic those seem strong enough and for the money i spent i am happy with what i got i would say call for a look but its prob bit far

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Re Advice re Polytunnel Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice Sillydad. Yeah....I think I might proceed with this one. It wont break the Bank if things dont work out.

To the Moderator, I apologise for not adhering to the Forum rules. I guess I was in too much of a hurry to get advice. I will ensure to adhere to rules in future.

Jerry
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry - one bit of advice on tunnels: get bigger! No matter how big you get, once you start rowing you'll be thinking "Darn, I wish I had a bit more room for some extra <insert veg here>"

I've only a little 8 x 15 foot one, but know lots of folks with larger and all have the common desire for more room. My advice is to get as big as you have space for.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Galwaybeginner. I have ordered a 20' by 10' Tunnel....6' high. I hope that will be enough for a while.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely size. I'm jealous!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: polytunnel Reply with quote

Anyone used Polytunnels Ireland in Galway? I'd love to hear youyr experiwence. Am thinking of investing and would like to buy local. Also they will put it up for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of them before, but their prices look very good.
Just check if those are the full price, or if you'll be charged for doors, crop bars, supports and all the other bits and pieces!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Galwaybeginner.

They confirm that this is the full price. I wait in hope. I will post further when it arrives.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: polytunnels Reply with quote

Thank you both for replying. Jerrym I look forward to hearing your experience.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Polytunnels Ireland Reply with quote

Hi michael o'c, so did you go with polytunnels ireland in the end? I am considering making my first polytunnel purchase, looks like a good deal, it's big, strong plastic (720g) and they supply and fit, anyone think of a reason why i shouldn't?
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it Paul. I bought in the UK about 18 months ago, but would have gone with the Irish crew if I'd known about them. May for my second tunnel, once I've talked my wife around on the idea! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: advice re a polytunnel Reply with quote

Hi Paul yes I went with Polytunnels Ireland. I got the one on offer 20x14 and they put it up. Only complaint I have is it is very difficult to get in touch with them. I waited nearly 3 months for my crop bars. But I must say other than that I'm happy with the quality and build. I didn't have to pay for 3 months as they only look for that when all is finished and one is happy. So I'd reccommend them. Don't know where you live but they will probably have a team to put it up if you require. The team in my case came when they said and finished in half a day. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys, thanks, I've just now come across First Tunnel, now i'm in a real dilema, but dont want to get carried away with the wishlist, customisable polytunnels!! oh man!
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