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Ebtech Glasshouse Systems were requested to replace all the old screening in the widespan glasshouses at the Horticultural Nursery of Conwy Borough Council in Colwyn Bay, Wales.

Everything, except the main drive tube and motors, was replaced, albeit some small sections of drive tube had to be changed, as they had bent over the years!

The new cloth that was installed was Phormitex 55, providing approximately 55% shade & 51% energy saving, operated on a wire driven system.

With the drive tube remaining in place, we installed new, two-piece ultra groove cable drums, designed especially for drive wire systems. The cable runs in the helical grooves and makes no contact with the drive tube and remains in its original position, reducing the wear on the drive cable.

The end wire support tube was replaced for the more conventional box section.

With all materials replaced for more modern versions, the screens in 7 different zones were completed before the required deadline.

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems are providers of new or used glasshouses, benching & irrigation systems, heating & screening and complete turnkey projects from conception to completion. Contact us to discuss your ideas and plans or visit


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