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28/07/2013 at 19:51


I am thinking of getting a greenhouse and have been looking around via google searches trying to find a resonably priced greenhouse.

Does anyone have any recommendations of companies to use?

I am looking for a small one which makes it harder, ideally, 4 X 6 (the door on the 6" side) and i was intending to get a glass one rather than poly.


28/07/2013 at 21:28

Elite greenhouses sell a 6 x 4 with extra headheight but I don't know if they would put the door in the long side. You could always ask. However, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES put the thing up yourself. Get them to do it. I was a quivering wreck after spending 6 days trying to work out the assembly of mine, same size. 

28/07/2013 at 22:16

Hi Singy, my 6x8' came from Elite Greenhouses and is fine, also put it up by ourselves, 2 day, 2 person job - no probs at all 

28/07/2013 at 22:21

Hello PaulaH! Did your Elite instructions leaflet bear even the slightest resemblance to what you had in the boxes/in your hand/scattered on the ground in front of you?

Ours didn't. We have replumbed, rewired and rebuilt things but that little greenhouse had us stumped.

29/07/2013 at 00:58

Try the greenhouse people i get emails they have a good sale on.

29/07/2013 at 07:48

Hi Waterbutts, don't even remember looking at an instruction leaflet to be honest.  We must have looked at a diagram though, we laid out all the pieces and took it slowly.  OH is very handy though and can fix anything!

29/07/2013 at 22:32

Singy. Finding a GH with the door on the long side could be difficult, most, in fact, all that I've seen have it on the shorter side. Why does the door need to be there?   


29/07/2013 at 22:59

Finding one with the door on the 6ft side would be difficult i agree Zommer, and the inside space, become's very precious, you have just lost half of it. If you was thinking of adding staging in time aswell may be awkward.

29/07/2013 at 23:04

Very true Smokin Donkey (what a name by the way)  I wish i checked ebay before i got mine. Some great second hand deals out there. Also ever since i got a greenhouse, It seems that i'm always hearing of one's going free.

30/07/2013 at 14:36

Things to think about...

Is it very windy where you are? If so get a toughened safety glass one, and avoid polypropelene as it's too light and the pannels will blow out.

Do you want metal or wooden frame?

Personally i got a wooden framed Swallow greenhouse early in the year from the greenhouse people (then swallow took over for delivery). I was very pleased with the service swallow privided. 

30/07/2013 at 14:54

I bought mine secondhand for £50 from Freeads. It cost more though to replace the glass panes! Make sure you have a really level base befor you put any greenhouse up.

good luck

30/07/2013 at 17:10

I've seen the lean-to greenhouses with doors on the long side - since they can't go anywhere else! Don't know if they would be any use to you Singy? Obviously they're a bit smaller because of the shape but perhaps you could get a bigger size to give you the space you want.

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