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Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:18

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 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 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?

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:11

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 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!! find cheap bricks!!

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:24

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 hold wall together..


Once done...i will take photos..before it collaspes.

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 09:52

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.

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 09:21

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? 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?

Greenhouse base bolted to a wall??

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 19:37

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. if anyone else has done it - with the base.

THANKS for any advice given.

Kiwi tea?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 12:29

Ok so..technically TEA isnt fruit or veg but heck it's a plant right? In a nutshell, can you grow a tea plant in a greenhouse? Just interesting to pick your own and drink it.

Also, Kiwi plant, was tempted to buy one for £8..and keep it in a greenhouse. Worth the hassle? Same with a more expensive lemon tree..always a nice lookng thing..thinking keeping on on the patio porch...double doors to keep the draft away..but not facing the sun much.

Thoughts welcome.

Herb border

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:27

THANKS for the replies, you chaps/ess know your onions well herbs don't you. I think I should of created this thread in the problem pages - appolgies.

Well...yes, a nice Baytree..amongst other plants..towards the backend of a 'curved' raised bed is what I am after. Asking the impossible question really as end of the day..i dont know myself how to construct a raised bed...a few pieces of old wood basically should do it.

Thanks for tip regarding loose/gritty soil etc...we have terrible clay..real sodden clay...however, i intend to churn it up a little, and basically build the raised bed a few feet above it..throwing in plenty of nice rich compost, manure and indeed sand/pepples.

To ask someone to come up with a 'design' for a area...6ft x 6f..almost triangled in shape..with a backdrop of sleepers and wanting half of it to be ..well..those baytree/tallish shrubs( the neighbours..outta sight outta mind kinda thing )...well..i know im asking too much. But if you chaps do know of a few decent sites for ideas for wooden structures please let me know. Obviously looking myself as well.

THANKS again for the replies. Appreicated.

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:22

Ok won't carry this thread on any further think it's run it's course. Thanks for all the replies, the fact you mentioned, the BASE makes the greenhouse structure more solid..if very important to me. Likewise, the mention by Moonlit that they are going to lose the base altogether.

These are the two important parts for me...losing the base..will i weaken the structure!!

I will indeed give it a go..BUT the thought of losing that Base!! I dont know. What i do know is, i love the look of a greenhouse on a few bricks, and do believe it will help - a little - re warmth etc..and height. I recall my grandads always being  a pain it was just too low once the grapevine overtook etc etc

THANKS again, appreciate time taken to reply.

Herb border

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:39

I have a smallish area ( more a triangle ) which i have decided to create a herb garden in. I have been looking at designs, and reading up on all things herbs...ideally evergreen varierty...aka...something to look at as well as too eat.

Any thoughts / or websites i can go too - which may illustrate how best to construct a..5ft x 5f ( triangle ) area of my garden. Happy to build it high - a couple of fee high anyway. Just ..any designs..and and type of plants.

Ideally i wanted  proper trees/shurbs at the back and the herbs more nearer the front. Any decent types of herbs, which will always grow?

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