Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:44
I bought a 12ft x 8ft secondhand greenhouse a year ago and like you i wanted the extra height so as not to bang my head on my hanging baskets as i had done in a previous greenhouse id owed. so i added a row of breezeblocks on edge, the greenhouse came with an aluminium base which i drilled holes in every 18inches and used 100mm self tapping screws and rawlplugs as in the photo previously posted.It doesnt move, even in 60mph winds.
I had the same thoughts about the step, especially as id raised it up by 150mm on the block and a further 100mm on the aluminium base but cutting any of the base bars would weaken the structure so much that the when you added the glass the weight would cause the sides either side of the door to splay outwards, this may be lessened by the screws along the base but i wouldnt trust it in a gale.
As per previous comments, its the base that holds the whole structure together, it may only be thin strips but i promise you cutting it will be a disaster waiting to happen and a waste of £500 not to mind how you'd feel if it injured a loved one if they were inside.
I built a step outside mine and laid a slab path down the centre of the GH raised up so as to lessen the step.
Finally... sliding doors need to have both top and bottom runners, if you were to remove the bottom runner your doors would buckle, the glass would get damaged/ broken
If this is really going to bother you that much you'd need to get a tig welder in to rebuild the whole door section and to fit a hinged door.
Ive built 4 greenhouses and dismantled 3 so i have experience with these structures.
its your call but i know what i would do