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30’ Gothic Hoophouses

Nifty Hoops’ flagship structure, these 30’ wide gothic structures can be built from 48’ to 192’ in length. They provide the strength to withstand northern winters and the standard features to make growing in them a pleasure.

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  • 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 overhead irrigation and 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 - The 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 and entry and two large equipment access panels that give you cost effective and easily-winterized doorways.

  • Automated louver ventilation - 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.

  • Many other features, including double layer poly with low-voltage/low-energy-use inflation blower and roll-up sides with baffled ends.

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Standard Features

  • Allied Gator-shield galvanized steel tubing

  • 1.660” diameter - 13 gauge ground posts

  • 1.660” diameter - 14 gauge bows

  • 1.315” diameter - 16 gauge purlins and wind braces

  • Cross brace package - triple gusseted (1.1315” diameter - 16 gauge, every interior bow)

  • Wind bracing in every corner (12 diagonal braces in total)

  • Poly-lock package

    • Double aluminum quick-lock (@hip) with cam inserts

    • End bow and end-wall aluminum wire-lock channel and wiggle-wire

  • Durable woven poly roll-up ventilation curtains (both sides)

  • Roll-up sides include 5:1 geared 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’

  • Double layer inflated poly cover - Ginegar 5-layer 6-mil 4-year clear over SunClim film (IR and diffusion properties)

  • End walls:

    • double purpose end wall configuration that maximizes utility by placing year-round “people access” at the main entry end and two 8’x’8’ 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 two velcro door openings (8’x8’)

    • Hinged door - one 1 3/8” x 3’ x 6’8” foam core foam core solid entry door with latch set

    • End wall ventilation: two 48” aluminum end wall louvers (with our unique low-voltage/low-energy-use system - 12V DC linear actuator motors and low-voltage thermostat controls, wire 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)

Upgrades available

  • Automated side ventilation: Upgrade roll-up side curtains to automated/motorized (both sides, includes thermostatic control) - $950
    Note: This is a very simple and affordable control system with mechanical temperature control. Far more sophisticated low voltage control systems including programmable and/or remote access features are available (costing up to thousands of dollars) and can be added to our side curtain motors at any time.

  • Roll-up end walls: Increase end-wall access with wide roll-up panels - 8’ high x 22’ wide open end-wall access. Includes removable end-wall framing posts when accessing full unobstructed width, and out 5:1 geared roll-up crank for easy open and close operation. Fully installed.
    Upgrade one end - $650
    Upgrade both ends for easy pass-through - $1100

  • Solar power upgrade: Complete 200W / 12V solar package: Upgrade the standard build to include (2) 100W 12V solar panels with (2) deep cycle batteries and charge controller/battery management. The 200W charging capacity of this system keeps you powered through long winter nights. The system powers, and includes, low voltage louver motors and low energy use inflation blower system. Fully installed. Can also power the automated side ventilation upgrade listed above - $1600
    While this solar package is generally more than capable of powering our low voltage/low energy hoophouse components, there is no guarantee that it will meet your total energy needs throughout the year. Local weather and site conditions, shading from buildings or trees, and your actual energy use will determine if additional panels and/or batteries are required.

  • Overhead irrigation system: (price includes installation on build day)
    48’ - $400
    72’ - $450
    96’ - $500
    120’ - $550
    144’ - $600
    168’ - $650
    192’ - $700

  • Drip Irrigation: Includes drip tape, header, pressure reduction & filter, basic fittings – $225 (installed by grower after build)

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

Starter Build Pricing

2019 Pricing, including all materials unloaded at your farm and six hours from one of our lead builders to complete layout, set groundposts using our unique and precise tooling and systems, and set-up of all major building tasks. Support with detailed videos of each installation process.

Prices by structure length:

48’ - $9,300
72’ - $11,400
96’ - $13,500
120’ - $15,600
144’ - $17,700
168’ - $19,800
192’ - $21,900

Full-Install Pricing

2019 Pricing, including all materials and professional installation. Prices by structure length:

48’ - $11,500
72’ - $14,200
96’ - $16,900
120’ - $19,600
144’ - $22,300
168’ - $25,000
192’ - $27,700

Travel

From our shop in Ann Arbor, MI:
Full-Install: Add $5.00 per mile
Starter Build: Add $4.00 per mile