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In the desperate hope I'll get an answer..ideally from someone with a greenhouse.
Can I simply put/bolt a greenhouse + the base onto a small brick wall.
I've seen greenhouses, mine is yet to arrive, i know that..perhaps...the base may look..odd? fitted onto a brickwall..and perhaps best not use the base???? you tell me? But purely from the pov that the base may make it more secure...
What'd you all think? Those in the know... Would it be ok to literally bolt the base onto a brick wall ( say 5 bricks high..double row ) and am i asking for trouble?
Aware of the problem with the sliding door...but worst case scenerio is I alter the slider..somehow.
Advice..photos? if anyone else has done it - with the base.
THANKS for any advice given.
We need to know the design of the greenhouse and a photo of the wall. Posibly send the forum a pic from the greenhouse brochure?
Yes you can ! They're was a few gardener's at our allotments who had done the exact thing. However, when we had the strong storms, the greenhouses blow off.
I set mine into concrete with long nuts/bolts and big washers, when the mix was still wet. That is not going anywhere, I can tell ya.
Thank you for the repies. As for design of the greenhouse...its nothing special ( although had to pay extra for safety glass - kids! )...a standard 6ft x 10ft aluminum greenhouse with one slides door.
My main Question is, the BASE....shall i use the base..and secure it onto the brickwork. Or throw the base away kinda thing.
Aware of the sliding door problem...a fiddly thing to sort out nothing more hopefully.
Yes - wanted more height..and also this extra warmth thang..bricks maintaining a little warmth..and to be honest...the look of it. Always liked a greenhouse on bricks..although using a base..may take look away.
Any photos you have yourselves ? been checking on internet and surprisingly found little esp on youtube...thought there would be more How To guids on there. But nothing really.
I have a concreate base right now. All i was going to do was, get a load of bricks, only about 5 high, two rows ( will look at that sugestion of what to put between the walls )...and SIMPLY SECURE the BASE..and/or THE ALUMINUM FRAMWORK onto it with..RAW BOLTS - perhaps?
Just..im no builder..but happy to take time and a spirit level and give it a go..but i need to know if im making mistake doing it?
BIRDY13 - reading again your reply ( and appreciate yours is not on a wall ) but any photos of how you secured yours? just hard to understand via reading it/imagining it. Keen to secure this properly.
I do think you would be wise to use the base, as it does give the greenhouse more rigidity. And it has the fixing holes ready drilled for fixing to the ground/concrete/wall...
I don't think it would detract from the final appearance of the construction - indeed, I think that NOT using it would give you the added problem of how to attach the superstructure.
I've been poking round t'internet as well, and found nothing!
But there's this link (on this site) on general greenhouse construction.
THANKS for the advice, glad to read theres already holes in the base for concrete/brick.
YES..extra expence, and work..but i think worth it in the end..long term don't you.
Will look at that link ( when not in work! on lunchhour ) thanks.
Thanks Figrat for taking the trouble to poke around on site on my behalf.
Whilst im at it - the brick layer was thinking about...simply..two brick layer..side by side...simple as that..and ideally secure the base/structure in the middle of the the brick. Again, im no bricklayer but hopefully its straightforward enough...i wonder if i need to put those 'ties'..between the wall....to hold wall together..
Once done...i will take photos..before it collaspes.
Hi I am plannig on doing the very same thing so I will be keen to see how your project goes.
I have a 6x8 aluminium green house that I would like more head height in as I hang my tumbling toms and orchids that summer outside. Also like my climbers and vines to have more room.
I will be digging down about a foot and a half plus a but more for the wall footings. I am recycling old bricks from a garden wall so it depends how far they stretch as to how many courses high I go. The base inside will be considerably lower than ground level outside so it will be a step up and then a couple down. I will bolt it directly onto the wall.
All my dug out topsoil which was imported by a previous owner who raised the whole garden is going into a huge raised bed which I have just ordered the sleepers for. That will be where my veg is going right next to the green house.
Im going to be very busy as I do all the DIY !
Thanks for keeping this topic alive..i am surprised that ive yet to see others greenhouse on bricks photos - am i the only one who wants to do this!!
Well, Ansellia - i dont want the step up and step down scenerio..quite how Im going to extend the door etc..i havent a clue...no doubt will part with a few extra pounds in order to get it right - usually the way!
Although a new member, once my greenhouse is up n running i no doubt will become a regular on here - asking the questions..for a start..what best to keep your greenhouse warm - cheapest option of course!
Once my greenhouse arrives, I will make a start and take photos of course. In my head I have it al planned in practice..not a clue. However, this weekend is a busy one - i have 27 shurbs to plant somewhere in my garden ( i got them for £2.50 a pop!! including an Acer ( looks dead admittely ). Always a good feeling getting plants at a fraction of the price. And even Homebase ( not the cheapest!! ) was handing out sand/pepples bags for only £1 a go!! bargin!! Now...to find cheap bricks!!
I have tried to familarise myself with these roof ties...I was thinking How am I going to drill into a newly built short wall without dislodging the bricks esp the corners! and also, the bricks im looking at..cheap ones naturally!..have 3 holes in them..standard type..SO - any thoughts?
Or, are these roof ties the answer..and i connect base of greenhouse to them perhaps? At a loss.
But I am determined to press again, once greenhouse arrives and I can measure up perferctly ( im no builder mind you!! ) but yes..I will take photos - as all a learning expericance isnt it.
But, others thoughts more than welcome on this.
I was tempted to build the outer wall in brick and inner wall in breezeblock..saving cost..painting the innerside...but then..as i type..No - I love the look of a brick wall inside a greenhouse! As you can see im at a crossroad..and the thought on the door extension etc ..who knows!! but im determined NOT to have a step in/out!!
Anyway, yes, any thoughts on best way to secure this Base of greenhouse to the wall? Or do i simply secure using these roof ties then?
Dragging this out ..hopefully will get a further responce from some kind soul..
Bricks too expensive..so breezeblock is the way to go. SO - standing on edge - longways ( Instead of sitting flat )..i think just the one height would be enough..but a double thick wall.
SO - ...would that suffice? How'd I drill into the edge of the breezeblock - without it smashing - and attaching the Base of greenhouse?
A double thick wall of breezeblocks - 1 high - anything worthwhile putting inbetween the breezeblocks? These roof ties..still getting my head around??
Thanks once more for the reply.
I have been phoning around re bricks for sale..not much joy im afraid. Due to cost and transport..breezeblocks will have too be - appreciate what you mentioned - i am no builder but realise breezeblocks crumble.
I was thinking..always a worry when i do that!..two breezeblocks high ( flat ways lying ) and then 1 layer of bricks above. Now..this wont be pretty!..but perhaps more secure.
I dont know..perhaps just breezeblocks and drill in the middle. Afterall only today i walked past a newly erected greenhouse and noticed that not only did it look like it lent to the left..but the chap had mounted it on a slight sloping garden with some short sleepers literally thrown on the ground! - even i know sleepers swell ( i have some )...so..for me..i have a cement base already, part hidden by a garage wall...to cement a couple of breezeblocks and then secure...at the very least its better than the one i saw today!
Greenhouse arrives Wednesday!! woohooo!!