Norm wants to caution anyone modifying their tunnel (or any structure) as this compromises the entire concept of the structure as well as voids the warranty and can start a whole host of other issues. Please call and speak directly with Norm, as well as read ALL the material on our website and installation manual before embarking on what can be economical and easy to use season extenders, or, very costly mistakes. Thank you for your interest
Ever since the onset of COVID-19 virus with all of its challenges, we at Multi Shelter Solutions have been fortunate to have a huge increase in interest in our products. We are grateful that people see such value in our greenhouses as they search for added food security amidst uncertainty.
This increase in interest during this time of uncertainty and extra protocols for safety have not happened without its own challenges. We are grateful for the patience which customers have shown and also their willingness to plan ahead.
Generally speaking we are getting people the information and numbers which they need within a week. Some of the more complex quotes or ones with a few extra situations do take a few extra days.
In the office, Maggie has been quickly acknowledging requests and identifying any missing information so that when Kelly or Norm does the quote, they have what is required.
We appreciate you giving us as much information as possible to reduce any back and forth and help your quote process go quicker. As a reminder we do not give quotes or delivery updates on our social media.
Please be aware that with the uncertainty and volatility of steel and aluminum costs, we are only guaranteeing our prices for 30 days. We understand people appreciate having those numbers available for their planning purposes on our website but the best way to ensure accuracy right now is to phone or email for a quote. As a heads up, we will be updating pricing on our website in the near future, to respond to the situation we are facing from our suppliers.
With our current workload, deliveries are being quoted at 10 weeks. Some of the larger or more complex buildings are being quoted as longer. We work at grouping things together in certain areas and some customers are surprised with quicker deliveries. This is something that should not be counted on.
Our office staff continues to reach out to customers just before delivery to ensure they are aware of delivery protocols. Acknowledgement of these protocols is mandatory for the safety of the driver but also in more and more situations, part of the necessary paperwork we must file in advance as we travel out of province.
We appreciate everyone helping to get these things organized quickly and efficiently. We are grateful that we are classified as essential service and are meticulous with ensuring paperwork is complete so that we can maintain that status.
We will continue to use our website and social media as best as we can, as a tool for keeping our customers informed and up to date on what is going on in our rapidly changing world.
We look forward to working with you on your greenhouse and shelter projects and wish you health and safety in the coming month and beyond.
Thank you for your interest and patience,
Norm & the Multi Shelters Team
Tuesday January 26th 10am-2pm EST
Norm and Andie will be hosting a Q&A for greenhouse week where you can drop in and have your questions answered (or send them in advance to email@example.com)
Norm will also be offering a few 10-15 min tutorials with Q&A to follow each.
Norm’s Tentative Workshop Schedule
All times EST
1015-1030 Creating a More Efficient Structure
11-1115 Hanley & Modified Hanley
1145-12 Season Extension: Moving A Structure
1230-1245 There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Anchors!
115-130 Season Extension: Ventilation
anyone who shows up live will be entered in a draw to win a paperback copy of the book as well as other swag!
You can also get your free copy of the ebook from Jan 25-29th https://tinyurl.com/y2tecydt
There will be a few free giveaways for people who drop by as well. We look forward to having you join us!
Just a reminder, this event is capped at 50 attendees throughout the day, so arrive early to avoid disappointment, and keep checking back throughout the event as people leave, more will be admitted. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to sharing the time with you!
Meeting ID: 825 0213 0173
Check out our Hanley Assembly overview
We offer these structures with 17′ wide hoops at 6′ increments, standard.
Ultimate in Low Cost, Portable Season Extending Greenhouses
A note of caution…
At 6’ rib spacing, these structures are not intended to, or capable of handling very much snow load. This tunnel can handle greater loads by simply reducing the rib spacing and/or increasing the length of the anchor pegs.
Pricing can be done as a complete package or as “required components”
(prices as dependent on quantity purchased)
5/8” rebar (48” recommended)
Base plate with clasp
Rope (1000’ spools)
25’ or 28’ wide 7mil clear plastic
Sample prices, including plastic
17’ x 100’ at 4’ = $2725… sections are $98.35
17’ x 100’ at 5’ = $2325… sections are $102.70
17’ x 102’ at 6’ = $2095… sections are $107Our prices exclude installation, end anchors, freight & taxes unless otherwise specified. Please inquire with any concerns.
HST & Freight are extra, prices current as of June 2018 – please call for current quote
17’ wide with 92” centre height
1”x2”x24’ galvanized 1 piece ribs
Ribs typically spaced at 6’ apart
5/8” rebar (2 per rib) 48” long suggested
1/4” polyester rope
Base plates with clasps
It is important to get the correct amount of inward lean on the anchor rods. If they are too vertical, it will be a challenge to get the rib on and if they are leaning too much they will loose some of their holding power.
Proper tension on the rope is critical to the success this type of “greenhouse” since it is the rope which is holding the plastic in place. The plastic is secured lengthwise between 2 stakes which should be a minimum of 12’ away from the last rib. By pulling and securing the cover lengthwise first, you will minimize the cover dipping between the ribs.
We now have a modified Hanley which is narrower and taller, with a two part hoop. Pricing is available upon request. Due to the substantially different wind dynamic, the modified Hanley is not suggested as your first Hanley experience.
Norm shared a bit about Hanleys and the first greenhouses after a recent Coffee Time with Norm. Check out the video here: