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Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:35

I APPRECIATE that to some this is a dead parrot of a thread - problem answered kinda thing. However, I would enjoy a reply or more from those in the know...aka ..from someone who owns a single sliding door greenhouse.

Mine, not yet still pondering the idea of a small brick wall.

Do you think, i can...perhaps..purchase a sliding rail from B&Q etc...and lay on the outside of my greenhouse wall - thus enabling the sliding door to work ok. I dont want a step at all.


Just not having a greenhouse to hand means I cannot see what im working with so to speak..IS IS JUST A SIMPLE CASE OF WHERE TO PLACE THE SLIDING RAIL if i build a wall and bolt my greenhouse onto it?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:25

So - in a nutshell...When the greenhouse I discard that metal base altogether? and I just use the 'thin' frame and bolt that onto the brick wall i will build.

Then, i will extend the door ( somehow ) and (somehow ) attach the runner to the outside of the ..4 brick high..wall.


Simples yes? No problems you can forsee? Bricks..two width across be enough?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 12:40

Thanks, and too Figrat for pointing that out...had I the greenhouse in front of me I coulkd of seen quite so..simple then.

Knowing my luck, i will wreak this greenhouse  before I get it! But, its now or never i suppose to make it a little higher/potentiall a little warmer.

I suppose its not impossible - somehow - to cut the rail at the bottom..i mean..end of the day not rocket science i create a new sliding door - to slide in front of some bricks is it.

Just asking in case of any other potential problems your aware of thats all. Might give it a go.

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:10

Just a thought...perhaps someone can advise...

SURELY, if I build a small brick greenhouse to the wall...the only problem  is the door. SO - ( and not having seen my greenhouse yet..but it is a simple single door sliding to the side ) - cant i just EXTEND the door by a foot. Extend the aluminum ( somehow? ) and 1 pane of glass?

NO ? not as simple as that?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:46

Thats just what was going through my tiny mind..How do you do the door!!! In my head I have a nice wall 5 bricks high or so..looks nice..keeps frost / a little more warm'd you step in!!!!

Im no builder..but think i could lay a few the only option to have steps up to greenhouse and a drop! into it.

I think i'll pass in which case!! Unless any bright soul knows how to do it another way?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:39

Great, thanks thats what i needed to know. So you chaps are sure then..wont be all 'bendy' etc..i dont need the base, just..somehow? aluminum to a short brick wall then.

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:42

Thanks for the advice. to sleepers then. It is a concrete base..but i like the idea of a bit more height.

So..if i bought some bricks and made a double thick brick wall..say..5 high.

Back to me original question though. I havent seen my greenhouse..only ordered dont know..about base...I mean, is it secure the base to the brick wall i will build..or not use the base at all.

Thanks again

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:28

I have a greenhouse and a metal base. Never had one before. Can you please tell me...this metal base...can I use it to then secure to a few sleepers ( to make my greenhouse 6ft x 10ft higher slightly ).

Or - Do I not use the base for something like this? Whats the best method?



Where do you shop - for greenhouse benches etc

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:12

Im tempted..really I am...but..the way I am with sawing wood etc really will cost me more money in the long run. I mean..for a start..the will having to buy a proper type of wood?...paint it... keen as I am to keep costs down...and i dont like the look of these aluminum type benches i must say...and their price!!..but i fear I will have to plum for one of them.

I note..on several threads ive asked for advice..other websites to go buy things etc..and no-one seems keen to give me their websites..where they buy ..say..decent benches, there a reluctance to voice ..because this being kinda affilliated with the Beeb? surely too goodness not..tis is a forum is it not!! endless voice of opinion and more importantly..advice/tips/whats the best online site etc etc

I am after growing, in my new greenhouse, yet to be erected..6ft x 10ft..a kiwi tree, lemon tree..and other ideas thats perhaps novel and will actually grow?

Any sites for benches please dont be shy.


Where do you shop - for greenhouse benches etc

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 00:07

So i have my i need to populate it so to speak..aka a bench...ive been looking around the place..they are not cheap are they!!

Love the look of a nice wooden one ( yes, realise..maynot be entirely practical what with water around )..but can anyone advise me on where ican purchase - cheap as possible of course! - a decent two tier aluminum / wooden - 8ft - 10ft bench?


Where do you shop basically?


And..Heated matts...again looking around..keen to get a couple of them..if the price is right.


Thoughts as always more than welcome. Thank you.

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