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When building a Greenhouse in the UK, generally it should receive around six hours of sunlight a day. Sunny spots in gardens or patios are therefore the best location. This is especially important during winter when the UK has fewer daylight hours.
However, depending on what you plan to grow in your Greenhouse, a partial shade spot may also be suitable. Shade-loving plants or areas with higher altitudes will cope without as much sunlight.
A well-lit location will ensure that your plants benefit from optimum growing conditions, as the UK Greenhouse will be adequately heated.
Greenhouses and Glasshouses can come in a range of architectural styles.
While a Greenhouse cannot have entirely brick walls, dwarf walls can be advantageous. These small walls are not only eye-catching in their design, but they also provide greater insulation for your plants.Lean-to Greenhouses also utilise an external wall – usually brick – for one of their sides.
We deliver and install Glasshouses and Greenhouses all over the world. In fact, we have delivered and installed in over 20 Countries in the past two years.
We generally only accept large-scale wholesale orders, and the specific delivery time of orders needs to be determined according to the actual schedule.
A lean-to Greenhouse should be placed along a south-facing wall, whether that is along the wall of a garden or a property’s external wall.
This is so the Greenhouse can receive the maximum amount of sunlight to ensure your plants grow and are kept protected from the elements.
Ventilation is crucial to controlling the temperature and managing humidity levels inside your small Greenhouse. By having a good amount of Greenhouse ventilation, you provide your plants with the nourishment they require to survive.
The easiest way to ventilate small or mini Greenhouses is by having roof or side vents that provide regular cooling air changes throughout. This is known as natural ventilation.
Mechanical ventilation involves using fans or other devices to ensure the air is kept circulating throughout your Greenhouse.
Multiple variables impact the cost of greenhouse maintenance, such as water, heating, and lights.
The costs to maintain a greenhouse will vary depending on the climate where your greenhouse is located, the size of it, and the materials, for example, aluminium will only require cleaning.
A greenhouse should be insulated when the night-time temperatures are expected to drop below 5 degrees Celsius.
As the temperature differs from one area to another, keep an eye on the daily weather forecasts.
Mini-Greenhouses are great protectors against frost during winter. Many growers use Greenhouses to protect their plants from the elements over the colder months, including frost and other harsh conditions.
Temperatures are typically around five degrees higher inside a mini-Greenhouse, keeping your plants from freezing.
You may want to consider further artificial ways of heating your mini-Greenhouse, particularly during an extreme winter or if you have plants that prefer a warmer climate.
For large Greenhouses, brick bases are often preferred, as the brick provides a neater edge for the Greenhouse to lip over and a strong base on which it can be secured.
You should consult a good local builder when planning your large Greenhouse base. We will provide brick base plans to work to.
The best position for a greenhouse is in as much sunlight as possible during all seasons of the year. One of our most important greenhouse position tips is to avoid locating your greenhouse in the shadow of tall trees, boundary fences or walls as these will obstruct light.
For lean-to greenhouses placed against a wall, a south-facing position is ideal. For stand-alone structures, the ridge along the top of the greenhouse should ideally run from East to West, this will allow the sun to run along its longest side during the day. Other elemental considerations include a location to avoid prevailing winds to reduce unnecessary cooling and choosing a site which is not shaded, but equally not too exposed to the cold. If possible, choose an area which is easily accessible from the property allowing you to ‘pop-in’ to the greenhouse regularly.
There are numerous vegetables, herbs, flowers, tropical, exotics and cacti that flourish in a greenhouse environment. All of these plants can do well year-round in a DouxBeBe greenhouse.
The greenhouse is portable; it is easy to put onto a trailer for transport or move from one area of your yard to another for the best light. It is not suggested that the greenhouse be disassembled - the panels are attached to the frame with screws and once the screws are removed, realigning the panels to the pipe would be very difficult. There is also gluing involved in construction that cannot be disassembled.
You will need: a screwdriver, variable speed drill, sharp knife or utility knife, tape measure, step ladder, clear GE Silicone-2 caulk, caulking gun, clear PVC glue, and a level.
The optimum time to build a new greenhouse would be either at the beginning or end of the growing season. Orders placed late in the year or early in the year between November and March will enable you to get your new greenhouse up and running for the start of the growing season. However there is really no reason why you shouldn’t put a new greenhouse in at any time which suits you and your circumstances.
Yes, this keeps the rain off without leaking.
DouxBeBe Greenhouses out-perform all other hobby greenhouses in wind. The combination of a strong frame and flexible paneling works very well in adverse conditions. As long as the greenhouse is firmly anchored (which we can help with) you should not have problems with wind. Because the greenhouse covering attaches over the top of the frame, there are no gaps for wind to twist or push the material through the frame. Many of our customers live on the coast and frequently experience winds of 70 mph or greater. We have had many customers report to us over the years that their greenhouse survived a hurricane with no damage from the impacting tree branches.
The greenhouses do well in snow. The greenhouse paneling is slippery so snow frequently just slides off the structure, and low temperatures will not harm the greenhouse plastic. If there is a snow build-up, the greenhouse can support several hundred pounds of pressure. DouxBeBe greenhouses are undamaged after being covered in several feet of snow and exposed to subzero temperatures for most of the winter.