CMW are sole agents for VDH (Van Der Heide Foliekassen BV) in the UK and Ireland. VDH have been in business for more than 25 years, and a philosophy based on quality has helped the company become a leader in the design and construction of plastic greenhouses. (CMW also design, supply and erect glasshouses - including full turnkey projects.) For information about glasshouses go here.
VDH greenhouses offer growers not only structures built to engineering standards equal to the best glasshouses using the Casta utility to BS EN13031/EN1991, but also the spectral performance of modern plastics and the prospect of significant energy saving.
Suitable for a wide range of crops
VDH have satisfied customers in many countries and in every sector of horticulture: salads, soft fruit, herbs, cut flowers, pot and bedding plants, hardy nursery stock, plant propagation and in the garden centre and retail trade.
All VDH greenhouses can be supplied with double-layered film. This has several advantages, the biggest being substantial energy savings. Compared to a greenhouse with single panes of glass, a VDH structure using double-layered plastic film with air between the layers uses up to 40% less energy.
Professional standards every step of the way
CMW and VDH together guarantee first class support, planning, supervision and implementation of your project, before, during and after construction. Whether you are looking for a standard greenhouse or a customized structure, we will supply and assemble the project on time and to professional standards.
Venlo, Widespan, Cabrio or custom built
A wide range of structures and ventilation systems are available, either in standard venlo bay widths up to 14.4m, widespans of up to 15.0m, and cabrio houses with ventilators opening from the ridge. Or for those special situations, VDH can deliver your greenhouse customised to suit your particular requirement.
High quality, long lasting covers
Great strides have been made in the development of modern plastic films. VDH use thermal anti-condensation films from 0.18 mm to 0.22 mm thickness.The light transmission of our films is extremely high - between 88% and 92% depending on the type and whether it is single or double skinned. The most suitable film for your project is discussed thoroughly beforehand taking into account the crop and other important requirements, so that the right choice can be made to ensure perfect crop performance. Special films such as F-Clean® and energy saving double layer films can be supplied on request.
Modern films have properties that can influence plant growth and development, contribute to energy saving and even play a part in pest control. Go here for more.
Modern plastic films - an addition to the grower's armoury
Growers are becoming increasingly aware that plastics, far from being a poor relation to glass, actually bring real benefits to crop production by enabling the light spectrum to be manipulated so that only those wavelengths which ensure the best growth and development reach the crop.
A leading grower's view:
- My VDH structure is 'top end' but cheaper than equivalent glass.
- I've no restriction about what crop to grow in the future.
- The 4 metre sections facilitate an economic thermal screen installation - vital for a heated crop.
- I asked VDH to meet a very tight design and build schedule - they didn't let me down!