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KEF
25/04/2014 at 11:50

I am looking at GH's and up to now the best value for money due to a lot of things being included as standard appears to be a Rhino. I need one that is sturdy as the site is exposed. I have read reviews and the only negatives I've found have been the assembly instructions.

Any opinions valued. Thanks

25/04/2014 at 12:28

I had a Rhino at my previous house, they are very strong , certainly the best I have seen, I put mine up on my own , only help I had was with the ridge.

The instructions were OK but not fantastic but I believe they offer phone or online support if you have any problems.

Pricey but I believe you get what you pay for.

KEF
25/04/2014 at 12:43

Thank you Mark

25/04/2014 at 13:46

Yes, mine is very good indeed. Well up to OH clambering about on the roof to attach the shade netting.

OH laid a 6" wide concrete foundation on the site and bolted it to that. It can be a bit windy here. 

http://www.greenhousesdirect.co.uk/

I got it from here to our spec, number of louvres, top vents etc and no step in the doorway including the partition doorway so a barrow can be taken right in.

Satisfied customer here, no relation and not employed 

KEF
25/04/2014 at 15:02

Thanks Fidget, I've been looking at that website. Did you have any prob's with bead system of fitting glass?

25/04/2014 at 15:43

Is that me

It went well, but one or two pieces have had to be pushed back in since. It's possible we didn't locate them properly in the first place. It's very much better than the bits of bent wire that held things together in the last GH. They are made to fit the glass provided. We broke a pane with a stone from the lawnmower and replaced it with something plastic which wobbles about but has stayed put through all the gales  in spite of that

25/04/2014 at 16:18

They are just brilliant. OH put it together slow;y but surely. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Even tell you when you deserve a cup of tea. They are made near us in Norfolk so it was easy to go and collect the extra roof blinds we didn,t think we would need first off. We got shelving, 2 automatic vents, staging and 2 louvers all in the price. We had the no step entrance and pull down roof blinds as extras. The blinds work well as they are on the outside and keep the greenhouse shady and the glass does not get hot. The full panels are heavy and I worked as Navvy to help but they look so much better and are easier to clean than lots of panels with clips. We also bought a little Bistro set and sit in for coffee on cooler gardening days.
 The only problem I have is that now I can while away many an hour pottering, but isn't that what they are for, apart from the toms, cues, beans, chillies etc etc.

Happy Rhino Greenhousing.

KEF
25/04/2014 at 16:40

Nut I am so sorry, got Fidget on the brain as I had been checking Brugmansia she gave me.  Ta for info about bead system

Thank you greenfingers for your re-assurance and info'.  I love having a drink in the GH during cold winter days, if there is room for me  

25/04/2014 at 17:06

I've been to the factory as well. We bought the unpainted version but painted it British Racing Green with motorcycle paint. Of course we'd been supplied with seals to match the aluminium, we went to fetch the green ones.

I don't mind being called fidget, it's not an insult

Ours is 20' by 8' and somewhat under-used in summer but plenty of room for a garden bench and over-wintering plants in the cold season. Lovely for coffee time on sunny winter days. 

 

KEF
25/04/2014 at 19:05

Thanks again Nut, I did want a 8x10 but where it is going would intrude too much into garden and on the eye. (I have an old  8x10  which is out of view). This one is to replace a smaller wooden "pleasing" on the eye one. Don't know the term but wider at the bottom, leans in and is tall.

I will have to get 6x8 in green, which gives me extra footage & in time replace other older one with something bigger.

I'm sad at the demise of my "nice one" it has served me well and has lasted 20yrs without pressure treating..and has been re-located and lived behind a shed for 18months, without any breakage 

I will resist from posting a picture of a GH on death row

02/03/2015 at 17:08

Having recently moved to Stotfold, I have part glazed a garden shed at the request of The Head Gardener, but she has now decided a greenhouse was always the preferred option anyway. research has led me to this topic, and there seem to be more varieties of greenhouse than you can point a stick at, are there any to avoid? Are there any recommended? Are Rhinos as good as suggested? Will Man U ever recover their attacking instincts? Any advice welcome!

02/03/2015 at 17:31

Not until they get a striker or four! Or Aguero. Or Hazard.

02/03/2015 at 17:38

May I just add (to my lovely husband, landscaper 2) that the window was/is lovely and will be recycled into a cold frame! It is just the spot where the old (and falling down mostly) shed is, is perfect for a green house, I think! Any views on siting a greenhouse please? We have a north, east'ish facing garden with sun on the side where I want to site the greenhouse but it is only partial sun, but for a lot of the day as it comes through the east'ish gap between the houses. Does that make sense!?!

Any advice really welcome!

02/03/2015 at 19:29

Landscaper2 - it would depend on your budget if your buying new, i have an Elite belmont greenhouse I like it very much, but there is plenty very good brands. greenhouse people tend to have good offers. 

nope Utd unlikely to gain there attacking instincts, to slow - no pace - falcao rubbish - rvp gone missing - di maria needs to pull his finger out. need better players like Mel said, I don't think they will finish in the top 4 as well.

 

02/03/2015 at 20:10

I have a 6 ft circular Robinson Greenhouse and it is very good - best I've ever had: but having seen the Rhino Greenhouses at Gardeners World Live last Summer I would say they are of equal quality. I had to go for the circular one because of space and it cost £2,700 so was expensive (I don't know if Rhino do a circular one anyway) but I think size for size Rhino is better vfm.

03/03/2015 at 09:19

Thanks to John and Perki, I've been looking at an Elite too, but the more you look, the more choice there seems to be. I bought a shed after some research, and there is some right rubbish on offer, and trawling the net is not without risks.

I'll continue to investigate, regards United, I used to go and watch Denis Law, so all these millionaire superstars don't impress at all, hair-bands, gloves, how did it all come to this?

03/03/2015 at 09:31
just re-read my post above and realise I put 'circular greenhouse' but should have written 'Octagonal' but I'm guessing everyone realised what I meant! JH
08/04/2015 at 20:19

When I was looking for a new greenhouse, I studied long and hard! Rhino are marvelous and the build quality is very good, BUT... they are very expensive.. Personally 2.5 - 3k was just too much for me, especially when you consider the size you could have and the options and still come in well under 2k.. I went for a 10ft wide by 12ft long greenhouse.. the adage is TRUE, get the biggest you can because it WILL be filled! Once you are past 8ft wide, if you choose to have toughened glass, trust me, the thing will NEVER blow away. With the size I had, I've had 40-50mph gusts 2 or 3 weeks back (tree fell on someone in a car in weorley castle bham 2 miles from me!), I had the damn doors open lol!!! The toughened glass is brilliant if you have kids too, but it weighs like 5 times as much as horti glass.. for the money you can save, get bar capping, toughened glass and then go for what size you can have with the same price a rhino will cost.If I had spent near 3k, I'd have had I think 10 foot by 8 foot rhino (a few years back) but for that money could have had my greenhouse as near 18 foot long not 12!!!  Please note, I had never built a greenhouse before or prepped the ground either!!! It's still there and the glass all still fits! People think bigger means weaker, when using toughened glass if anything it means stronger, something for folks to keep in mind!!!

26/04/2015 at 22:11

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/74437.jpg?width=350&height=480&mode=max

 

We invested in a new greenhouse at the end of last summer.  We wanted something that would go with the style of our house (350 year old cottage) and opted for the Elite Thyme Dwarf Wall 8' x 10'.  We had the Dwarf Wall built by a builder then my wonderful husband did the rest himself.  The assembly instructions were awful and led to much blue air in the garden!  It ended up being used as storage for the back end of last year, but we've just put some proper staging in and its now ready for proper use   I'm so thrilled with it and our 6 year old son is looking forward getting involved too.

27/04/2015 at 21:15

Looks great Nooze, I had similar problems constructing my Elite GH 

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