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27/11/2013 at 23:16

Hi am new to the forum and like to say hi to all members  and looking for some tips buying 10x8 greenhouse for next season, i already have 8x6 but its just not big enough, i can see you all rolling your eyes at me now i know i should of bought a bigger greenhouse originally but i honestly didnt think i needed/wanted a bigger greenhouse until i fill my 8x6 in no time. I was originally after a 2nd hand 10 x 8 greenhouse  but they rarely advertised near me. now i leaning towards a new greenhouse but cant make my mind up on anything . I like a green coated one but the price it quite a bit more and double doors would be ideal , high eaves - toughed glass maybe, is it worth paying all the extra costs for my dream/affordable greenhouse. my budget was £200 at first but it just keeps raising. i been looking at Halls - elite - simplicity etc. Robinsons - Hercules greenhouse etc are a bit to expensive. I seen a few greenhouses on offers do you think they come down anymore in Dec - Jan?
Can you recommended a good company/website with affordable prices - greenhouse brand.
Help much appreciated

28/11/2013 at 10:25

Instead of going for a GH with high eaves, if the ground allows then dig down to give you the extra height. Should also help keep the GH regulate temperatures.

28/11/2013 at 11:38

I bought a Halls silver line lean-to, good greenhouse; awful instructions, they were like 6th generation photocopies; my builder and I went potty trying to understand them. Still waiting for door handle neary two years later!

28/11/2013 at 12:21

That's an interesting option Blairs i am not sure its possible for my greenhouse location. 

Hi artjak my 8x6 is a halls but bought 2nd hand so it came part built so it was relative easy to put back together,  but i have read else where halls and elite have poor instructions. 

01/12/2013 at 14:14

Hi i have decided on a Elite Belmont 10 x 8 greenhouse but unsure how much ventilation is needed. the greenhouse already has 2 roof vents and i will add automatic vent openers. The sides of the greenhouse are more a less sheltered from the wind/breeze so i don't know how much airflow a louver vent will provided. 

01/12/2013 at 16:13

Are you going to be there all the time to open the door each morning? I think I would still recommend louvres on the side opposite the door to get a good air flow on very hot days. (hard to imagine that at the moment!)

01/12/2013 at 17:11

ye i am normally around and about to open the door in the morning. Probably would be best to have a louver opposite the door it just the extra cost keep mounting up.  

01/12/2013 at 18:56

the cost do mount up perki. I know I spent 1.5 times the cost of the greenhouse on staging alone.

Have you looked on the greenhousepeople website?

01/12/2013 at 22:10

Hi zombie gardener yes i have looked on the greenhouse people website. I order a brochure off them which came with a tea which was a nice of them. They did have a Simplicity stableford greenhouse on offer what was tempting.

At the moment i am looking on elbec garden building website they have upto 25% off elite greenhouses

I am quite surprised how stressful it is looking for a greenhouse. My budget is ever extending itself. For example i like full sheet toughed glass but i don't really need it but it be wise to have it just in case, its the same with other stuff i just dont know what to do 

01/12/2013 at 23:20

last year I was lucky enough to get a nearly new custom built GH off someone who was moving house. The entire thing moved without a hitch except for the two triangular panes at either side of the eaves. Because they were relatively small panes and it was summer I left the panes empty, called it ventilation and told myself I had months to get replacement panes cut.  Of course, by winter I still hadn't done anything about replacing the glass and in a panic, knowing it was going to frost hard before I could get the glass cut, I went to a DIY store and bought a square plastic louvre wall vent, cut it into two triangles and, voila, ended up with some dirt cheap louvre venting. Which just goes to prove that procastinating can be a good thing...and even an expensive GH can be improved with a bit of cheap diy.  The louvre is a godsend really, even with four side vents the GH wouldn't get an airflow without the two 'accidental' end vents.

02/12/2013 at 18:24

ZombieG, I made my own staging in an afternoon, and even my builder was impressed! I think the treated timber from Wickes cost about £43. I really enjoyed doing it. (8' long with a shelf underneath; followed a chap on u-tube, but made it more sophisticated than he did) Hurrah for lady pensioners!

03/12/2013 at 03:35

artjak you are lucky to have been blessed with diy skills.That sounds perfect for the job, well done you.   I would no doubt end up in a&e with a lot of pain missing a finger.

Perki I have not heard of that website I will check them out. Is the budget now completely blown to bits? The January sales might have better deals.  

03/12/2013 at 06:51

Zombie WHAT time zone do you live in

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03/12/2013 at 20:51

Hello i also made some of my staging, You can make it how you want then 

Yes Zombie gardener the budget has been smashed i gone past £1000 

I spoke to elite about powder coating how long it will last they said exceeding 25 years with the greenhouse very close to the house and everyone can see it, i probably go for a green powder coated greenhouse. 

11/01/2014 at 17:39

Well final i got my greenhouse erected , it arrived just before Christmas but due to the weather not had chance to do anything with it. I am thrilled to bits with it , its like my second home at the moment. It was a complete nightmare to build though, the instructions was appalling, but elite was very helpful when i rang them up. I just need to build some staging now and get some seeds sown. 

If anyone curious i saved over £200 buying in December instead of January 

11/01/2014 at 23:33

Good for you Perki, I really struggled with my GH during the build, had to take it down first and then rebuild it in a new home as it was second hand...but onward and upward...happy growing... 

Yesterday at 12:23

I bought a Simplicity Stableford 12x 8 with high eaves from the Greenhouse People.  I'm really pleased with it - 6'8" ridge, toughened glass, two louvers and 4 auto vents.  I spent the extra and got bar capping instead of using glazing clips cos my location is quite exposed.  Very sturdy when completed and TGP are a delight to deal with.

Yesterday at 21:13

Sounds great your Greenhouse GardenerWA have you recently bought it?


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