Easy to build op­tions

Red­path Green­houses has been qui­etly de­vel­op­ing its easy-build cold frames for the 2017 / 2018 sea­sons.

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Spokesman Glen Wil­liams says “we have seen in­creased de­mand for sim­ple type shel­ters, that are speedy to erect, low cost, and that do not re­quire con­crete to se­cure them to the ground”. The easy build cold frames come in a stan­dard width of five me­tres and may be built to any length. They may also be built on ex­ist­ing un­du­lat­ing ground with lit­tle or no site works re­quired.

Glen says that “most of our clients erect these build­ings them­selves, or lo­cal fenc­ing con­trac­tors have the skills and ba­sic tools re­quired to com­plete the build”. Screw-in ground an­chors are used to hold the build­ings solidly to the ground al­low­ing the struc­tures to be built on a wide va­ri­ety of sites and soil types.

The Red­path crop cover frames are also very easy to re­lo­cate if re­quired, and this of­ten suits sea­sonal pro­duc­tion or pro­duc­ers of or­ganic crops that wish to move their pro­tec­tion build­ings to new soil lo­ca­tions within a few years of pro­duc­tion.

The Cold frame has not only been de­signed for easy con­struc­tion – it is also quite cost ef­fec­tive for many that need only sim­ple crop cover sys­tems. Glen says that a tun­nel around 45-50m long with open ends may cost less than $8000+gst, mean­ing that they meet the bud­gets of many users.

The com­pany uses the Durashel­ter green­house cladding on the de­sign which is the heav­i­est clear ex­truded green­house film sold in New Zealand, at 260 mi­crons thick­ness. Glen says the cov­er­ing of­fers su­per long life and greater dura­bil­ity in windy con­di­tions. The com­pany also of­fers a high wind ver­sion of the de­sign, and the build­ings may be pur­chased through the com­pany’s web­site shop­ping cart www.red­path.co.nz. Buy­ing on-line pro­vides cus­tomers with a fur­ther dis­count.

The build­ing may be or­dered with roll-up side walls, doors in the end, or have open or fully closed end walls. There is also an op­tion for a roll-up to ridge, to al­low full open to air crop­ping.

Con­tact Red­path Green­houses through its web site or on Free Ph 0508 733 728 to dis­cuss fur­ther.

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