Posted: 10/10/2012 at 20:43
I've moved greenhouses three of four times in recent years so what's your problem? The first thing I would do is to make sure your new site is well and ready. Because of the low head room in my present greenhouse, and made shallow foundations and a rectangle of breeze blocks which raised the head room by 12". I then laid concrete on the floor. I presume you have an aluminium greenhouse; you didn't say. To clean the glass sponge over the glass with something like Jeyes Fluid then jet wash off or use a watering can. Much of the glass in my inherited greenhouse was smashed so I marked the survivors using a Chinagraph pencil so they would at least have a chance at going back in the same way. Remove glass and safely stack. Using something like a 10mm open ended spanner undo the connexting nuts and bolts one at a time. Being mad of aluminium, some will snap but never mind, they are cheap enough to buy packs of them. Move the empty greenhouse 'walls' to the new site and set down on a narrow bed of sealant. If laying on concrete or blocks, drill, Rawlplug and screw the walls down. Measure the diagonals to ensure it's square. Insert glass and use new W-clips. That's about it. I used old pieces of glass I found or were given to me but old glass is dreadful to cut accurately and is almost false economy. I made staging from 2"x1" and it's done pretty well over the last fifteen years but does now need a little work. When I fitted my glass I used long 'worms' of special putty-like stuff under the glass plus the clips but I now think this was not necessary.