Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:10
I am looking to get my first greenhouse ever for my garden and was wondering if the more experienced members can guide me in the right direction please. I dont want to buy someething that would rot or collapse after a year or two and at the same time dont want to "go mad" and buy stuff that I dont need.
My initial thoughts are: apex roof, 10foot wide. Where we live the trees and buildings are scarce so not much protection from wind.
Budget is no more than £2000 for the total.
I am aiming for a length of around 16-20 feet however getting a green house at that length is very expensive so I will go for two smaller greenhouses (i.e. instead of one 10' x 20' I will get two 10' x 10').
Going for aluminium frame. I assume this is the best option?
Powder coated or bare aluminium? I have noticed that the powder coated option on a 10'x10' adds a good £500 to the price. Is it worth it?
Out of the three options toughened glass seems to be the best one. Is this correct?
Should I get side Louvres? Should I get auto openers for side and roof vents?
Anything else I need to bear in mind?
And finally any recommendations in terms of where to buy from? Trustworthy companies with good products and customer service.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.