Advice for buying a greenhouse

If you’re looking for advice then look no further. Below you’ll find our handy guide to planning for your glasshouse, choosing the right specification and how to go about buying a new greenhouse. We’re here to help.

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Preparing for your new greenhouse

Greenhouse orientation

Obviously the sunniest position is desirable. The direction North, South, East or West is debatable and we think the direction that suits you and your garden best is fine. After all it’s glazed all round. Light shade is not too disadvantageous and in some circumstances, depending on what you choose to grow, is preferable.

For further information take a look at this helpful greenhouse orientation infographic.

Preparing the garden for your new greenhouse

A good solid foundation should be laid in advance of your greenhouse delivery and we provide a base plan to assist you or your builder with the preparation of this. We've got a page all about greenhouse base preparation.

Planning permission - do you need it?

In most instances planning permission is not required for a greenhouse but should you wish to check the planning portal.

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View our variety of different greenhouse pictures taken throughout the year.

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Choosing the right greenhouse

Explore the range

Suit yourself from an infinite choice of sizes and styles. Our greenhouses are all manufactured here in Cheshire from the finest and longest lasting materials presenting a sophisticated engineered finish.

Greenhouse staging and shelving

Almost without exception every greenhouse has to have staging (benching to some) and shelving. You will need a strong surface for your plants, a place to store trays and a useful surface to pot up. Cultivar’s devishly clever staging provides the best.

We have a page all about staging and shelving.

Greenhouse sizes

We know about greenhouses and we know the sizes that are top of your list. For the smaller garden the smallest width available is 6ft 8 inches (2026mm). The length is modular starting with two panels which is just 5ft 4 inches (1622mm) long. The most popular length for this width is 3 panels which is a little shy of 8 foot (2362mm).

Find out more about sizes.


The ultimate door

The Ultimate Door

We have designed the ultimate greenhouse door. It’s made from sturdy aluminium framing inset into a dimensionally stable Accoya frame to ensure a long lasting and perfect fit. The shiplap board is designed to withstand hard wear and the occasional knock whilst adding both beauty and strength. The upper glazed section is toughened safety glass. It’s a combination of traditional wood working skills matched with a modern aluminium door system.


Toughened Safety Glass

When it comes to encouraging plant growth and healthy propagation the clarity and durability of the glass is second to none. Gone are the days of delicate 2mm thick horticultural glass which shatters into shards at the slightest knock or wind. Now we use 4mm tempered safety glass.


Superior Ventilation

The very best growers know that adequate ventilation is the key to disease prevention and good results in the greenhouse. To this end we have studied the most effective positions and sizes of our vents to ensure optimum results. Starting from the bottom we have full length, hinged, aluminium vents at plinth level which will allow the cooler air to circulate upwards, around the structure before exiting as warm or hot air at the ridge.

Read more about ventilation.


Long Lasting Timber

Accoya is the wood for the future. EUTR compliant from well managed sustainable sources such as FSC certified forests. The treatment process is non toxic and adds nothing to the wood that does not naturally occur. The result of this treatment is enhanced durability and stability offering the perfect solution for the beautiful and strong framework and attractive timber boarding on our greenhouses. Read more about Accoya.


High Specification Aluminium

This has long been used in greenhouse construction usually with light weight sections that make for a rickety structure, often with clips or screws holding the glass in place.

With our long experience in the industry we have now banished the historical concepts and designed aluminum frames with tight mitred corners, strong glazing bars, secure beads and effective neoprene gaskets to hold the glass securely in place.

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Placing your order

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Greenhouse delivery

All prices quoted for our greenhouses are for delivery to Mainland UK. Should you be outside this area we will be happy to work out a price for you. Our normal lead time from order to delivery is 20 working days but we can often improve on this, please ask.

There’s some more information on deliveries here.

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Ordering your greenhouse

We offer helpful advice from knowledgeable staff, a full installation service and a comprehensive guarantee. We appreciate whilst you are carefully considering your options that you may wish to explore our site.

Since your greenhouse will be made to order your needs can be accommodated. So, for example, if you would like the door to be hinged on the other side or the additional of a partition perhaps, this is no problem, again just ask. Once you have made your decision we ask for a 30% deposit with the remaining balance due on dispatch.

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Just four simple steps will take you through the process of designing the perfect greenhouse for your garden. Click to get a quote today, and we’ll send you an instant quote for your specification to your inbox.

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