Redpath cloche systems
Our very popular NZ made cloche frame and wire spring retaining clip system, originally designed and made by ‘Kerilea’ they are now manufactured in-house by Redpath.
Each roll-formed steel cloche frame includes a “wrap-over” spring retaining wire. The cloche frames are supplied in a six nominal sizes, and five different widths.
They can be purchased in Home gardener tunnel packs, Or bare packs lots of 10 frames, or bare pack lots of 25 frames for larger commercial users. A range of coverings is also available including the heavy grade Duracloche clear cloche film with uv stabiliser and 110 micron thickness (see below)
FRAME WIDTHS AND HEIGHTS:
600mm wide x 650mm tall (uses 1.9m wide 110 micron cloche film)
800mm wide x 600mm tall (uses 1.9m wide 110 micron cloche film)
1000mm wide x 550mm tall (uses 1.9m wide 110 micron cloche film)
1000mm wide x 1000mm tall (uses 2.7m wide 110 micron cloche film)
1250mm wide x 900mm tall (uses 2.7m wide 110 micron cloche film)
1500mm wide x 800mm tall (uses 2.7m wide 110 micron cloche film)
The packs include the frames & the bespoke design “wrap-over” wire clip system that holds the covering down onto each frame.
Redpath cloche systems are popular for Strawberry, Kumara, Seasonal flowers, early seedlings and late season protection of a wide variety of vegetables and flower crops.
The cloche’s are simple to install, and you can make the tunnels to any length to suit your needs. The frames should be spaced to suit your local conditions – this might be as close as 1m apart for windy sites and as much as 3m apart for more protected sites.
Simply push each side leg of the individual frames into the ground beside your growing bed, Slide your cover over the frames and bury it at the ends, then fit the wrap-over spring wire clip. (NOTE: Angle the frames at the end of the bed outward slightly to better resist the covering tension)
Remember to purchase more covering length than the length of your tunnel, as you need to secure the covering at each end of the tunnel by burying it or by bundling it together and wrapping it around a timber stake.
If required you can ventilate the cloche tunnel by sliding the side of the film up or down the sidewalls of the low tunnel system, the wire wrap-over clip will temporarily hold the covering in place.
You can cover your cloche system with a variety of materials including Duracloche longer life 110 micron plastic, Frost fabric, Shadecloth or Birdnetting. Some of these covering options are available from Redpath and are listed below. 50 micron short life low strength plastic covering is also occasionally used and may be available from farm merchants.
Note : Older designs (different widths and height cloche frames) are also still available, however these are only available in minimum lot orders of 3 x 25 frame pack orders on an indent basis, – made to order not stocked)
We manufacture to order with up to 12 working days lead time for dispatch.
Call for more information if required Ph Free 0508 733 728