Aluminium Greenhouse 005 - Green
This unbeatable value greenhouse is approximately 6'x4', 6'x6' or 6'x8' with incredible prices for green finish with glass. There is a choice of horticultural glass or toughened glass at equally superb prices. The strong and durable frames are green finish aluminium with a single sliding door to provide access. The door is in the 6'4" wide wall. Detailed fitting instructions are supplied for easy DIY self assembly. We offer fitting as a low cost option in many areas. The first two pictures show the 6x8 greenhouse with horticultural glass. The second two pictures show the 6x4 greenhouse with toughened glass and optional louvre vent. The fifth picture shows the 6x6 greenhouse with toughened glass and optional louvre vent, downpipes and automatic roof vent opener. All pictures show the greenhouses with the optional base plinth, which makes installation easier. The final picture shows a close up view of the base anchor kit.
Prices fixed until Wednesday 28th June.
- Green powder coated aluminium greenhouse frame
- Horticultural glass included
- Integral gutter
- The eaves beam features a continuous built in glass retaining lip
- Single sliding door
- 1 free roof vent (6'4"x6'4" and 6'4"x8'5" greenhouses only)
- Rubber glazing gaskets included
- Eaves height 4'4" (1315mm) including base plinth
- Ridge height 6'9" (2060mm) including base plinth
- Door width 2' (615mm)
- Greenhouse width 1930mm (6'4")
- Greenhouse length 1310mm (4'4"), 1930mm (6'4") or 2570mm (8'5")
- External base plinth width 1920mm
- External base plinth length 1298mm, 1920mm or 2542mm
- Detailed instructions - you can download your copy from this page
POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM: The powder coated finish is more attractive than the stark silver finish aluminium greenhouses. The tough finish also has excellent weathering properties and retains its gloss and colour superbly. A good example of powder coating is the finish on your washing machine. Powder coated aluminium greenhouses have a similar finish.
HORTICULTURAL GLASS: Horticultural glass is the traditional glass for greenhouse glazing and it remains a cost effective option. Although brittle, glass is also rigid and it strengthens the aluminium frame. Glass is also heavy which helps to resist wind. Unless it is broken glass will not deteriorate unlike plastic alternatives which are easily scratched. Although polycarbonate is stable, styrene and perspex quickly lose their transparency. Horticultural glass is normally supplied in small panes up to 24" x 24". Because of this size limitation the glass panes are overlapped. Horticultural glass also features more minor blemishes and imperfections than other more expensive glass but the affordable price makes it a sensible option for any greenhouse.
BASE REQUIREMENTS: As with many metal greenhouses, this aluminium greenhouse is designed to overhang a base plinth which is above the ground and made to the correct external base size. A suitable metal base is available as a low cost option. An alternative base can be made using timber, metal, bricks or concrete. It should be made to the same size as the base plinth. The greenhouse cills are designed to overhang the base. In addition, the front cill is a guide for the sliding door. If this greenhouse is placed directly on an oversized patio the door will not open.
GREENHOUSE LOCATION: Ideally your greenhouse should have a clear space at least 18" wide on all sides, if possible. This ensures easy access for both installation and future maintenance. In reality this is often not practical and at many sites it is not needed. A reduced clearance is often possible on one or two sides. You should cut back or remove any nearby shrubs and trees. Remember to allow for future growth. Ideally the ridge of a greenhouse should run from east to west. The best position for a freestanding greenhouse is a sunny spot outside the shadow of nearby buildings and trees. A sheltered position is best otherwise additional screening may be advisable. Plants need plenty of water so your greenhouse should be close to a water supply and the site should be well drained.
SIZES - LENGTH AND WIDTH: The external wall sizes are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the width and the second dimension is the length. The width refers to the angled gable walls at the front and rear including the door wall. The length refers to the side walls.
WE ARE PROUD TO DISPLAY THIS BUILDING: You can see this building on display at our show centre in Norwich. With thousands of buildings on our website and only a few dozen on display, we only display our very best value buildings. We chose to display this building because it is one of our favourite buildings. We know it will bear close scrutiny. If you are able to visit us you will see the quality for yourself. Our Show Centre is open 7 days a week with expert advisors always available.
- Green powder coated galvanized steel base plinth
- Toughened safety glass with full height sheets where practical (with no glass overlaps)
- Freestanding shelf units
- Louvred vents
- Automatic roof vent opener
- Automatic louvre opener
- Downpipe kits
- Base anchor kits
- Water butts
- Bubble insulation
- Automatic watering system
- Electric heaters
- Thermometers and soil gauges
GREENHOUSE ACCESSORIES - ALWAYS IN STOCK: As a specialist greenhouse supplier, established since 1981, we pride ourselves on supplying more options and accessories than other suppliers. All of our greenhouse accessories are always in stock all the time. Many accesories are only available when you buy the greenhouse and not available separately. However, we always make an exception for one of our customers - if you purchased your greenhouse from us we will always supply any accessory you need at any time, even many years afterwards.
TOUGHENED GLASS: Toughened glass is the best glazing material for use in greenhouses. It is around 6 times stronger than normal glass so it is less likely to break and when it does break toughened glass breaks into harmless small pieces. This makes toughened glass the best option for all the family including children, pets and the elderly. Toughened glass also strengthens the frame and it is heavy which helps to resist wind. Full height toughened glass is supplied in larger sizes than horticultural glass with no overlapping glass.
BASE PLINTH: The base plinth makes installation much easier. It is designed to be a portable and prefabricated foundation beam. The plinth features a flat underside to spread the weight of the greenhouse over a larger area. The base plinth can be placed on any flat and level surface including soil, gravel, decking, concrete or paving slabs. It is best to prepare a perimeter footing of concrete or paving slabs for the base plinth to stand on. However, with care the base plinth can be placed on any surface including soil or gravel provided that the ground is flat and level.
BASE PLINTH - SAVE POUNDS: The base plinth is much cheaper if you buy it with the greenhouse compared with the price you pay to buy it later. This is because of transport costs. It is much cheaper for us to deliver everything you need in one delivery. Around 19 out of 20 people buy the base plinth so it is worth thinking about this before you order. If you need advice you can phone us 7 days a week on 01603 721590.
BASE ANCHOR FIXING KITS - FOR SOIL OR CONCRETE: This kit makes it easy to fix your greenhouse down securely into concrete, paving slabs, decking or even soil. The brackets are profiled to grip the inside of the greenhouse base plinth with fixing holes on the inside. The brackets are fixed from inside the greenhouse with coach screws fixed down into the concrete, paving slabs or decking. If you want to site your greenhouse on soil you will need a concrete trench around the perimeter or smaller pockets of concrete into which the brackets can be fixed. You can fix the base plinth down with screws and wall plugs but it is much easier with our profiled brackets. Fixing the greenhouse down is recommended at all sites. The kit includes:
- Profiled anchor brackets - shaped to grip the inside of the greenhouse base plinth, with predrilled fixing holes
- Masonry drill bit - used to drill the correct size hole in concrete or paving slabs
- Zinc plated coachscrews - supplied complete with washers and plugs to ensure a neat easy fit
VENTILATION: Improved ventilation increases the air circulation through the greenhouse for better growing results. Automatic openers react to heat which ensures that in hot weather the vents open in your absence and then close again when its cooler. Louvred ventilators provide a healthy air flow through the greenhouse to ensure improved growing conditions and better crops. Some plants such as alpines require more ventilation than others. If you are not yet sure which plants you are likely to grow improved ventilation will give you more versatility.
HEATERS: We offer a huge range of heaters so whatever your specific requirements we have a heater to do the job. Our electric heaters require a standard domestic 13 amp electricity supply. Our propane gas heaters require permanent trickle ventilation when in use. As an approximate guide, a 3kw heater will heat a greenhouse up to 8'x12' or provide frost protection only up to 10'x15' in normal site conditions. A 1.5kw heater will normally heat a greenhouse up to 6'x8' or provide frost protection only up to 6'x12'. Internal partitions are often used in large greenhouses to create a smaller warm room which is cheaper and easier to heat.
HEATING REQUIREMENTS: Heating requirements vary for several reasons. Location is one factor with more heating required in Scotland than in southern England and less heating required in a sheltered position. The design is also a factor. For example, dwarf walls improve the insulation and lean to greenhouses absorb warmth from the existing wall. Another factor is the materials used. Polycarbonate greenhouses retain heat better than glass and wooden greenhouses retain heat better than metal greenhouses. We recommend you to buy a bigger heater than you need - you can always turn it down.
BUBBLE INSULATION: Bubble insulation helps to protect plants and reduces winter heating costs. The insulation is attached to the inside of the frame using retaining brackets. The brackets are easily fixed to the greenhouse frame and they hold the insulation securely in place. This product is quick and easy to fit the first time and even quicker subsequently. The pack includes insulation, retaining brackets and instructions.
POLYPROPYLENE FLOOR TILES: A durable polypropylene floor or footpath is an affordable alternative to slabs or concrete. Easy to install within a few minutes, these interlocking polypropylene pavers simply click together with no fixings needed. Unlike slabs or concrete these pavers are lightweight, easy to install and fully relocatable. Designed to spread weight, the finished floor is capable of supporting 36 tonnes per square metre. Each tile is 330mm x 166mm. First the ground is levelled and then the pavers are laid directly on the soil. The pavers can also be laid on grass, sand or gravel. The finished floor or footpath is self draining and suitable for wheelbarrows and wheelchairs. It fits comfortably inside the greenhouse with a few inches to spare. The tiles are easily prised apart by folding so the floor is even quicker to remove if required.
- FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY or delay the delivery until you are ready then YOU TELL US WHICH DAY TO DELIVER
- We normally have this greenhouse and all accessories in stock so we can normally despatch your order immediately.
- Please provide at least one DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER where the driver can contact you on the day of delivery if needed.
- This greenhouse is easy to deliver if access is restricted - all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
- Somebody needs to be at home to receive the goods. We do not need any help unloading, just a signature. If required we can deliver by appointment - please contact us for options.
- This greenhouse includes packs of glass which are delivered in a heavy wooden crate. The driver can unload it quickly and easily without assistance. Often the driver can wheel the crate onto a level drive with a hard surface such as tarmac or block paving otherwise the delivery is kerbside. It is not normally possible to deliver the pack into the back garden.
- Any glass which is broken on delivery will be replaced free of charge if we receive notification by email before midnight on the day of delivery.
TELL US WHICH DAY: You need to tell us which day to deliver so we need to hear from you. If you want fast delivery you should contact us soon after you order by phone or email or you can request delivery later.
NEXT DAY DELIVERY: Next day delivery is included throughout mainland England, Wales, southern Scotland and central Scotland. We deliver on the next working day if requested before 10.00am. For example, to request delivery on Monday just contact us before 10.00am on Friday.
DELAYED DELIVERY: You can request a delivery day weeks in advance or you can wait to choose a delivery day later. We can deliver on any weekday of your choice, just contact us before 12.00 noon on the working days before.
SCOTLAND: Next day delivery is available to all mainland addresses in DG, EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, PA1-19 and TD postcodes. Delivery is normally within 5 working days to any other mainland Scottish postcodes with a telephone call to confirm the day in advance.
OFFSHORE ISLANDS: Delivery is normally within 5 working days to the Isle of Wight, the Scottish Islands, the Isle of Man, the Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands with a telephone call to confirm the day in advance. For prices please phone 01603 721590 during normal office hours.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Delivery is normally within 5 working days throughout Northern Ireland with a telephone call to confirm the day in advance. To see the correct prices click here to enter the first half of your BT postcode.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Delivery is normally within 5 working days throughout the Republic of Ireland with a telephone call to confirm the day in advance. To see the correct prices click here to enter the fictitious postcode EIRE. After that you can see all of the products available at the correct prices including delivery throughout the Republic of Ireland. To place an order just phone us 7 days a week on 01603 721590.
5 DAY DELIVERY: In some areas next day delivery is not possible. 5 day delivery is the only option in Northern Scotland, the Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands with a telephone call to confirm the day in advance. In these areas the optional next day, Saturday and AM delivery options are not available.
NO HIDDEN DELIVERY CHARGES: The price you see is the price you pay. Our greenhouse prices include all delivery charges - unlike many others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process. However the prices may vary in different areas. You need to enter the first half of your postcode to see the correct prices in your local area. If you have not already done so click here to enter the FIRST HALF of your POSTCODE.
COLLECTION - SAVE £35: This popular greenhouse is always in stock at our Norwich warehouse to ensure that we can offer next day delivery. Collections are welcome but by appointment only. Collections are only available on Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm. You need to book a time slot otherwise your greenhouse may not be accessible. We normally need advance notice a day beforehand. The greenhouse frames and bases are long thin boxes up to 8' or 2.5m long. The sheets of horticultural glass are up to approximately 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm). The sheets of toughened glass are up to approximately 24"x48" (600mm x 1200mm). The 6x8 greenhouse with base and glass weighs around 170 kilogrammes. With notice we can load the pack onto a flat bed lorry or a large van with a fork lift. Alternatively, you can load the individual components into an estate or saloon car by hand. We offer a reduction of £35 including VAT for collection.
- All greenhouse prices include VAT.
ORDER BY PHONE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. To order phone us on 01603 721590 seven days a week.
ORDER ONLINE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. We also accept password protected online payments using Verified by VISA or Mastercard SecureCode.
METHODS OF PAYMENT: We accept most major credit cards and debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, VISA Delta, VISA Debit, MasterCard Debit, Electron, Solo, Switch, Maestro and UK Maestro. We also accept secure online payments using Verified by VISA or MasterCard SecureCode. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards at present.
SCHOOLS, COUNCILS AND BUSINESSES: We supply many schools, local councils and businesses both large and small. The prices and terms are the same so you can order online if you wish. If you want to pay by BACS transfer or company cheque you will need to order by phone.
- Low cost installation is available in most areas
- Low fixed rates
- Payment on completion
THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS: Since we were established in 1981 we have fitted buildings for thousands of customers at unbeatable prices. Our specialist fitters have agreed to fit buildings in your area at low fixed rates in return for regular work. Payment is due on completion. To order online just add your chosen fitting option to your shopping basket before you proceed to the checkout. To order by phone just phone us 7 days a week on 01603 721590.
LOW PRICES FOR BASELAYING AND INSTALLATION: Our unique low cost installation service is available in most areas. To see the prices in your local area just enter the first half of your postcode at the top of every page or CLICK HERE. If available our installation service is offered alongside the building prices. To see the prices just click on the blue "i" symbol next to each fitter.
NO FITTERS IN YOUR AREA? If you cannot see any fitters in your area please phone us for a quotation. If you experience any other problems, for example entering your postcode or finding the fitting prices just contact us. You can phone us on 01603 721590. Lines are open 7 days a week and our expert advisers are always happy to help.
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SPECIAL OFFER . . . FREE BASE ANCHOR KIT . . . ONLY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE!
- We are giving away a free base anchor kit worth £9 with every base plinth!
- All offers end on Wednesday 28th June so ORDER NOW to avoid disappointment!
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When I spoke to you today to order an automatic vent opener for the greenhouse that you supplied, you asked me concerning the fitter of the greenhouse. I was extremely pleased with (INSTALLER 196). He arrived on time. He knew exactly what he was doing. There was never any untidiness and generally he was a pleasure to have on site. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone requiring the installation of a greenhouse. Currently, he works only at the weekend for this type of installation working the rest of the week all over the country on specialist garage roof repairs.
Thank you for recommending him as the installer.
Derek, Macclesfield, SK11, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 29th May 2017
This building was fitted by Installer 196
Good afternoon, my order has arrived as planned, no damage and delivered right up to my gate. I'm particularly impressed by the glass protection!
Thank you Shane for a very well executed order completion 😊
Have great Easter!
Colin, Wigan, WN1, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 12th April 2017
Just a quick message to thank you for a great service. Delivery on Wed 5th April was completed as arranged, no problems and done by two very helpful guys. Did not have time to check all the glass but packs seemed intact so will take a chance on that. Everything was excellent, will pass on your details to my friends and colleagues who may need something in future.
Mike, Newton St Faith, Norwich, NR10, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 11th April 2017
The gutter end has arrived - thank you so much.
Dave, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23, 6x6 Greenhouse 005, 17th February 2017
On 12 Feb 2017 at 7:37, Dave wrote:
Having ordered a 6x6 greenhouse from yoursleves late last year, I have eventually got round to constructing it.
I have to say, what an absolutely fabulous product - it was everything I'd expected and more.
Well built, good instructions, and not a single pieceof damage.
Even your chosen delivery courier was first class.
If you ever need a testimpony regarding your company or this product then please do not hesitate to ask.
I do have one favour to ask, however. :-)
During construction I mislaid one of the small black plastic gutter ends, and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sending me a replacement? I'm happy to pay if necessary.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks for emailing the instructions so quickly. We have printed them out now and my husband can make a start.
It really is a pleasure doing business with Summer Garden Buildings as you are so easy to contact and also so helpful.
Janet, Cliffe, Selby, YO8, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 21st January 2017
Just to let you know � everything arrived exactly on time as requested, no damage to anything. Also the fitter came out when required and was brill, worked hard and did an excellent job. Green house look great. All in all you have one very satisfied customer. Thank you all very much.
Jane, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, SY4, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 20th October 2015
This building was fitted by Installer 147
Excellent service. Many thanks for your prompt attention.
Martin, Wilsden, West Yorkshire, BD15, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 4th September 2015
Dear Summer Garden Buildings
Thank you so much for the efficient and helpful service from you fir the ordering and delivering of my new greenhouse. Everything was very smoothly dealt with from my initial query, ordering and delivery.
The greenhouse is now erected in my garden and already full of seedlings and plug plants. I thought you might be interested to know that I made very good use of the sturdy wooden packaging which the glass arrived in. With the addition of a few nails , use of a saw and hammer it has been converted into three useful planting trays for my potted up plug plants. I am sure you could use that on your advertising website. "How to easily upcycle a pallet"
Photo of upcycling attached.
Erica, Balsham, Cambridge, CB21, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 6th May 2015
Thank you for your very prompt and effecient service.
Ian, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 24th February 2015
Just a polite mail to say that your greenhouse has now been installed by the installer to our complete satisfaction. Your professionalism in delivery and safety protocol was exemplary.
We now require to receive the insulation clips that are outstanding as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your splendid service.
John, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 22nd November 2014
This building was fitted by Installer 140
Thank you so much. I am very impressed with the greenhouse, the service and the price of the completed item.
Julie, Aylesford, Kent, ME20, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 22nd October 2014
My 8x6 greenhouse was delivered as arranged last Friday and erection of the base and frame has been trouble-free thanks largely to the excellent instructions provided. However, no instructions for glazing were included. This did not worry me unduly as I downloaded and printed from your website. From the glazing instructions it's apparent that the PVC H-profiles were missing from my kit. Can you please rectify this as soon as possible, and also include a printed copy of the glazing instructions to ensure I have the latest version? Thank you.
John, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3, 6x8 Greenhouse 005, 14th August 2014
EXTRA NOTE:- THE MISSING H PROFILES AND A PRINTED SET OF INSTRUCTIONS WERE POSTED ON 14th AUGUST.
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