you are looking for a tunnel house it is important to make sure
it is well constructed and that the plastic film is held securely
if you want it to last. We looked at a lot of tunnel houses before
deciding on these ones and these are the reasons why:
Our Domestic Tunnel Houses are made of a corrosion-resistant
aluminium frame spaced at 1 metre intervals to give extra cover
support. Picture to the right shows a 3m tunnel house with the
optional screen door.
Special thermal insulating tape is applied to
the frame where it meets the cover to prevent the plastic being
cooked at these points. These refinements add a small amount
to the cost, but we think it is worth it, as it results in a
longer cover life and ultimately a big saving to the owner.
Equally important is how it is constructed.
The aluminium hoops fit into predrilled holes in the wooden
base. The base is held to the ground with wooden pegs that are
hammered into solid ground. The pegs are then are nailed to
the base. The cover is held by a rebate and wooden lock strip
nailed to the base. (Please note: While our tunnel houses
are very strong this does not mean you can put your tunnel house
up in an exposed situation and expect it to survive gale force
winds. They are designed as a domestic tunnel house. Common
sense needs to be exercised and adequate shelter provided)
Our tunnel houses are supplied direct to
your door in boxed kitset form. The complete kitset includes
a treated wooden base, wooden pegs, fastenings (nails screws
etc), aluminum frame, one sliding entry door (can be assembled
to open left or right), vents as per the table below, frame
tape and a machine welded Agphane Extreme plastic cover.
All you will need are some simple tools. Hammer, Screwdriver,
Tape Measure, Sharp Knife or Scissors, Heavy Hammer or Mallet,
Petroleum Jelly or Grease for the top door track slides.
The aluminium frame and wooden base is guaranteed to be free
from defects and manufacturing faults for a period of one year.
The Polygro 200 micron cover is guaranteed in N.Z.
for four seasons (48 months) against breakdown by U.V. degradation.
If U.V. breakdown occurs and is confirmed by the manufacture's sample
analysis, a pro rata replacement credit will be allowed. A credit
will be issued, based on original invoiced value, for the unused
period of the Warranty. Warranty is to the original purchaser of
the tunnel house.
The tunnel house is a domestic tunnel house
and is not designed for extreme weather conditions. Permeable
wind breaks are recommended in exposed situations. The guarantee
on the frame and cover does not cover mechanical damage, including
premature damage caused by chemical use, high winds, weather
conditions or extremes of temperature.
Where breakdown has occurred on frames or pipes,
warranty is conditional upon frame tape being used to protect the
film from heat build up on the frame.
With a truck being charged by the kilometre or
at an hourly rate, making a delivery for items to the door can get
expensive. Picking up freight from a depot is the cheapest option
plus you don't have to worry about being at home to meet the truck.
If you do not have the means to pick up we can have your tunnel
delivered right to your door. Please call 0800 14 48 65 or email
us your delivery details for a quote. We can normally deliver within
20km of the depot for the same price.
Tunnel houses consist of two boxes with a total
weight up to 35kg for the largest tunnel house. The longest parcel
is around 4m if your tunnel house is 4m or more in length, the 2nd
box is 2m long.
Follow the link to find a depot near you Google
Toll Freight plus town or city name.
Please make sure you have one of our frames before
ordering a cover, they will not fit other brands. You can easily
tell if it is one of our tunnel houses because as far as we know
we are the only ones who use lagging tape on the frames and our
frame hoop spacing is 1 metre. Also compare the detailed pictures
on this web page. We can not refund your money if you choose the
Freight NI $30.00, SI $35.00, Rural delivery
an additional $6.50
One of our customers. Hot as Chillies
have three of our tunnel houses. If you like Chillies and want to
grow your own from seed, plants, or to purchase some of their award
winning products, then check out their website. www.hotaschillies.co.nz.
Chillies obviously grow well inside one of our tunnel houses.Some
of these Chillies are possibly hotter than our LPG weed burners!
Two 8m and one 6m tunnel house.