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Nifty Hoops designs, manufactures and installs hoophouses for local growers throughout the Midwest.

30′ Gothic Hoophouse Structures

Nifty Hoops produces a 30′ wide gothic structure that can be built from 48′ to 192′ in length.

Features:

  • Strong: Triple gusseted cross-braces span every interior bow and stretch 22‘ across the 30‘ structure. While creating a strong house for our northern climates, these braces also integrate with our plant trellising system, creating a quick and easy way to train tomatoes, cucumbers and other vining crops.
  • Rugged: our Gatorshield galvanized tubing and strong woven poly end-wall and rollup panels are built to last
  • Grower-friendly: Our 6′ side-wall height provides complete perimeter walk area and easy access to the complete growing footprint.
  • Accessible: our end-wall design incorporates a hinged door for daily entry and (2) large equipment access panels that give you cost effective, and easily-winterized doorways.
  • New for 2017:  We have incorporated our low voltage/low energy use louver motors as standard equipment on our hoophouse installations.  Say goodbye to industry standard louver motors that use power to stay open, hour after hour, day after day.  We are the first to market with a low voltage louver system that uses only pennies per year, standard on every hoophouse in 2017.

Hoophouse Installation Pricing:

2017 pricing, including all materials and professional installation. By structure length:

48′ 72′ 96′ 120′

144′

168′ 192′

$9,900

$12,100

$14,300

$16,500

 $18,700

$20,900

$23,100

Travel:

Add $4/mile from Ann Arbor, MI

 

Upgrades Available:

Optional overhead irrigation system installed price:

48′ 72′ 96′ 120′

144′

168′ 192′

$350

$400

$450

$500

$550

$600

$650

Drip Irrigation: Includes drip tape, header, pressure reduction & filter, basic fittings – $195

Trellising Supplies: Roller-plast spools for tomatoes and other crops, support wire, tomato clips – $1/linear bed foot.

Roll- up end walls: Upgrade end-wall access to manual roll panels – 8′ high x 22′ wide open end-wall access! (price includes both ends) – $890

Low energy/solar upgrades:

Low energy inflation: Upgrade to low energy use inflation blower installation (backdraft damper and timer) – $150

Complete 100W – 12V solar system:  Upgrade the standard build to include (1) 100W 12V solar panel with inverter, battery, and battery management (system is capable of powering, and includes, low voltage louver motors and low energy use inflation blower system): $1300

Automated side ventilation upgrades:

Upgrade roll-up side curtains to automated/motorized (both sides, includes 24V transformer): $750

Complete 24V solar system upgrade to standard build.  Includes (2) 100W 12V solar panels (wired in series for 24V) with inverter, battery, and battery management (system is capable of powering, and includes motorized/automated roll-up sides from above, low voltage louver motors and low energy use inflation blower system): $2200

Note: There is no guarantee that the solar systems above will be adequate to power your components throughout the year.  Local weather conditions, shading, and your actual energy use will determine if additional panels and/or batteries are required.

This 30×48 structure was built in 2013 for Kate Bartley of Silo Hydro Farm

This 30×48 structure was built in 2013 for Kate Bartley of Silo Hydro Farm

Standard Features

Nifty Hoops provide many features important to growing in a northern climate that are not found in other structures. We can include these efficiently for you in our standard build.

Allied Gator-shield galvanized steel tubing
1.660” diameter – 13 gauge ground posts
1.660” diameter – 14 gauge bows
1.315” diameter – 17 gauge – purlins and wind braces
Cross brace package – triple gusseted (1.315” dia. – 17 gauge, every interior bow)
Wind bracing in every corner (12 diagonal braces in total)
Poly-lock package:
Double aluminum quick-lock (@ hip) w/ cam inserts
End bow and end-wall aluminum wire-lock channel and wiggle-wire
Durable woven poly roll-up ventilation curtains (both sides)
5:1 gearing roll-up operators, (4) baffled end panels (provide poly overlap at roll-up panel
ends), Roll-bar cradles and Wind ropes individually tied every 12’
Poly cover(s) – Ginegar 5-layer 6-mil 4-year. Clear over SunClim film (IR and diffusion properties)
End walls: (a double purpose end wall configuration maximizes utility by placing year-round
“people access” at the main entry end, and (2) 8’x8’ equipment access doors at both ends)
1.5” square steel assemblies, laid out to accommodate ventilation and door openings
11-mil woven end-wall covers with (2) Velcro door openings (8’x8’)
Hinged door: (1) 1 3/8”x3’-0”x6’-8” foam core solid entry door with latch set
End wall ventilation
(2) 48” aluminum end-wall louvers (with our unique low-voltage/low energy use system – 12V DC linear actuator motors and low voltage thermostat controls.  Wired complete through our conduit system and ready for your electrical connection.)
End-to-end conduit system – 1” pvc and fittings – for louvers and misc. electrical functions
Baseboards – 2x10 SPF (untreated – meets organic certification criteria)

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