What are these fittings for polytunnel called and where do I find them?

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  1. MisterBoy

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    Watching this handy video:


    THere are a few fittings he uses which I cannot find anywhere. All I get are regular U-bolts:

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    I cannot find that rounded "arched pressing" to grip the tube onto the U-bolt, or a corner bracket of that style. He mentions "U clamps" I can't find either.

    Even this simple u-bracket thing that wraps around a pole I can't find:
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    One aspect of the modern world is I don't have a hardware shop I can go in and describe what I need, so frustrating not to be able to name the thing I want especially when they're pretty common :) Neither screwfix nor Google is turning up what I'm after.

    Anyone able to help?
     
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    Exhaust clamp, scaffold clamps if it's 48/50mm tube, kee klamp.
    Some parts will be custom made.
    For the U shaped strap in the last pic, just bend a bit of steel, or galvanised banding.

    Contact polytunell suppliers, they will have some of these items, depends what diameter your tubing is.
     
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    There are shops that sell some of this stuff, industrial suppliers and bolt/fixing suppliers on industrial estates, but you're not likely to get them in the big chain retail shops
     
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    Maybe that's it. I was sure I've seen them before - maybe I'll ask my local steelwork place who do tube-clamp stuff.
     
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