Polythene Cloche Tunnel - Frost Protection for Plants

A polythene cloche (or polythene grow tunnel) is a mini polytunnel used to retain heat and protect your plants from frost and rain.

At Premier Polytunnels, we create quality polythene grow tunnels to help crops overcome harsh winters. With over 35 years’ experience shielding vulnerable plants from frost, our polytunnel cloches provide functional and sturdy protection you can depend on.

Whether you’re working on a home project or growing vast amounts of produce commercially, we have cloche tunnels to suit. Available in sizes of between 6ft and 12ft in length, our polythene cloche tunnels are a superb solution for plants that thrive in tropical climates – whether that’s in raised beds or on a commercial plot.

Browse our affordable and versatile online range below, or get in touch for advice from our experts.

How to protect your plants from being killed by frost

It’s every gardening enthusiast’s worst nightmare; spending hours tending to your fruit, plants and more, only to discover they’ve been ruined by a late frost. That’s where our high-quality mini polytunnels come in.

A polythene cloche is ideal for 'double glazing' your polytunnel. Using a polythene cloche inside your polytunnel during the colder months gives your plants extra protection from the cold British winters, keeping the frost off your crops and saving you money on heating costs.

As polythene cloches are designed to protect plants from cold and frost, it’s only fitting that they’re made from the most durable materials.

Our polytunnel cloche hoops are made using 28mm diameter high tensile galvanised steel, which will last for years. All the timber base rails used on our polythene grow tunnels are pressure treated with a wood preserver to protect against rot. When it comes to the cloche tunnel cover, it’s fixed securely using timber battens and nails.

The polythene cover used for our cloches is a clear, 480 gauge/120 micron polythene film – four times thicker and stronger than a cloche or dust film – with a 2-year warranty against UV degradation.

What size mini polytunnels are available?

Our polythene cloches are 4ft wide and 3ft 7in high, making them ideal for using on raised beds. They are supplied with 2 extension legs to allow for quick access and ventilation.

Not sure which size is best? Request a call back from our helpful team.

Get in touch with Premier Polytunnels

Our collection of superior-quality mini polytunnels are built to last – there's no reason yours couldn't last for decades. By choosing Premier Polytunnels for your polythene cloche requirements, you’re giving your fruit, vegetables and exotic plants the best chance of success.

Browse our range today or get in touch with any questions about our polytunnel cloches. If you’re not sure which polythene cloche size is right for you, request a call back or email us at info@premierpolytunnels.co.uk and our helpful customer service team will be happy to assist.

What’s more, we also offer a no-quibble, 28-day money-back guarantee for total peace of mind when shopping with us. There’s never been a better time to shop with Premier Polytunnels.