Estimating the Cost of Building a Polyhouse: A Detailed Breakdown

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

Welcome to the world of micro polyhouse gardening, a revolutionary approach to urban farming that brings the benefits of traditional polyhouse farming to smaller spaces. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the wonders of polyhouse gardening, including the use of Sadabahar Vertical Gardens and recommendations for suitable urban plants. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, this introduction will equip you with the knowledge you need to embark on your polyhouse gardening journey and create a flourishing urban farm.

Embracing Micro Polyhouse Gardening:

Micro polyhouse gardening is the adaptation of polyhouse techniques to smaller spaces, making it ideal for urban environments with limited room. With the use of Sadabahar Vertical Gardens, which allow plants to be grown vertically, you can maximize the use of available space and grow a variety of crops in an organized and space-saving manner.

The price of erecting a polyhouse varies depending on the type of polyhouse Without cooling pads and exhaust addict systems, a low-tech polyhouse will bring between Rs. 400 and Rs. 500 per forecourt meter. Medium-priced, medium-tech polyhouse with cooling pads and exhaust addict systems costs between Rs. 900 and Rs. 1200 per forecourt meter( without robotization). High-tech polyhouses bring between Rs. 2500 and Rs. 4000 per forecourt meter with a completely automatic control system.  

floricultura-Polyhouse-Urban-PlantsIn India, the cost of building a polyhouse can vary based on factors such as location, size, materials used, and specific requirements. Here is a detailed breakdown of the components and costs involved in constructing a polyhouse in India:

Site Preparation:

  • Clearing and leveling the land
  • Soil testing and preparation
  • Drainage system installation

Cost: This can vary depending on the site conditions, but it typically ranges from ₹30,000 to ₹1,50,000.

  • Structural Framework:
  • Galvanized steel or aluminum framework
  • Support columns and beams

Cost: The cost of the structural framework can range from ₹80 to ₹150 per square foot of the polyhouse area.

Covering Material:

  • Polyethylene film (most common and cost-effective)
  • Polycarbonate panels (more durable and expensive)
  • Glass panels (high-end option with greater longevity)

Cost: The cost of the covering material can range from ₹20 to ₹70 per square foot, depending on the type and quality chosen.

Ventilation and Cooling:

  • Exhaust fans
  • Cooling pads or evaporative cooling system
  • Louvers or automatic vents

Cost: Ventilation and cooling systems can cost between ₹50,000 and ₹3,00,000, depending on the size and complexity of the setup.

  • Heating Systems (optional):
  • Natural gas or propane heaters
  • Electric heaters
  • Geothermal heating systems

Cost: Heating systems can range from ₹20,000 to ₹2,00,000, depending on the heating method and the size of the polyhouse.

Irrigation System:

  • Drip irrigation or overhead sprinklers
  • Water storage tanks
  • Piping and fittings

Cost: The cost of an irrigation system can range from ₹30,000 to ₹1,50,000, depending on the complexity and size of the polyhouse.

Electrical System:

  • Wiring and electrical panels
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Temperature and humidity control

Cost: Electrical systems can range from ₹20,000 to ₹1,00,000, depending on the size and requirements of the polyhouse.

Environmental Controls:

  • Automated climate control systems
  • CO2 supplementation systems
  • Shade screens or curtains

Cost: The cost of environmental controls can vary significantly based on the complexity of the setup and the desired features. It can range from ₹1,00,000 to ₹5,00,000 more.

Miscellaneous Expenses:

  • Permit fees and construction licenses
  • Labor costs
  • Landscaping and access paths

polyhouse-cost-Urban-PlantsCost: Miscellaneous expenses can add up to approximately 10% to 20% of the total construction cost.

Please note that these cost estimates are rough ranges and can vary based on factors such as location, market conditions, and specific project requirements

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