Alton Amateur 8ft Greenhouse - Cedar, Toughened Glass
Width 8'0". Lengths from 5'6" to 20'7" or longer. These attractive cedar greenhouses feature a classic Dutch light design with sloping sides for added strength. Toughened safety glass and concrete base kerbs are included as standard. Cedar slatted staging and high level shelving are available for potting and storage. Heaters, shading and many other accessories are also available to aid propagation and growing. Detailed instructions are supplied for easy DIY self assembly. We offer fitting as a low cost option in many areas. A half boarded door is now supplied as standard.
Prices fixed until Wednesday 28th February.
Special Offer . . . a Choice of 4 Free Gifts . . . Offer Ends Wednesday 28th February!
Choose a free Wooden Staging Table or a free Wooden Slatted Waterbutt or a free Electric Heater or a free Gas Heater.
For full details CLICK HERE
- Western Red Cedar frame (a managed and replanted natural resource)
- All timber used in the construction of this greenhouse originates from sustainable forests
- 10 year frame guarantee
- All timber treated by total immersion in a high quality preservative
- Concrete base kerbs (makes greenhouse installation easy)
- Strong but discreet brown powder coated steel bracing throughout
- Eaves and ridge braces feature hooks for hanging baskets
- Toughened safety glass
- Puttyless glazing with timber beading
- Full height glass where practical with no unsightly glass overlaps
- PVC gutter and downpipe to each side
- 1 free roof vent and 2 low level vents included with 8'0"x5'6" and 8'0"x8'0" greenhouses
- 2 free roof vents and 4 low level vents included with 8'0"x10'6" and 8'0"x13'0" greenhouses
- 2 free roof vents and 6 low level vents included with 8'0"x15'7" greenhouses
- 3 free roof vents and 6 low level vents included with 8'0"x18'0" greenhouses
- 4 free roof vents and 8 low level vents included with 8'0"x20'7" greenhouses
- Half boarded sliding door with lock
- No step doorway for easy access
- Eaves height 5'5" (1650mm) including base kerbs
- Ridge height 7'0" (2130mm) including base kerbs
- Door height 5'11" (1800mm)
- Door width 2'6" (760mm)
- It may not be possible to deliver this building if access is restricted - some of the sections are too large to pass through a normal single door
THIS ALTON GREENHOUSE: The traditional style of Alton cedar greenhouses will grace any garden old or new. Features include toughened safety glass throughout with large pane glazing and cedar glazing beads. These high quality Alton greenhouses also include concrete base kerbs and a kerbless doorway to provide easy access. Gutters and downpipes are included. The panels are prefabricated which makes Alton greenhouses easier to install than an aluminium greenhouse. Options include attractive built in cedar slatted staging and high level shelving.
WESTERN RED CEDAR: Western Red Cedar is a naturally resilient timber which lasts longer than pine and other softwoods, even if never treated from new. It has been widely used in construction for over a century. During this time cedar has deservedly earned an unrivalled reputation for its attractive appearance and extraordinary durability. It is the ideal choice for people who are too busy to maintain their garden building. This oily timber has a strong but pleasant aroma which repells insects. Cedar contains hardly any knots. If untreated it will fade to a silvery grey colour. Western Red Cedar is a sustainable resource from the well managed forests of North America.
CONCRETE BASE KERBS: The concrete base kerbs make installation easier. They are designed to form a portable and prefabricated foundation beam. The frames are fixed into the base kerbs which helps to strengthen the frame and increases wind resistance. In addition, the concrete base kerbs ensure that the greenhouse frames are not in contact with the ground which provides improved durability. It is best to prepare a perimeter footing of concrete or paving slabs for the base kerbs to stand on. However, with care the base kerbs can be placed on any surface incuding soil or gravel provided that the ground is flat and level.
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.
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 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. The sizes listed are the external wall sizes. These sizes do not include the roof overhang. Many other suppliers quote the overall roof size which is much larger.
- Lengths over 20'7" (prices on request)
- Extensions available (prices on request)
- Staging, length to suit the greenhouse
- High level shelving, length to suit the greenhouse
- Removable clip on cedar cladding panels
- Summer shade netting - the only way to protect your plants in a summer heatwave!
- Additional roof vents
- Automatic roof vent openers
- Louvred vents
- Louvre automatic openers
- Internal partition with single door
- Additional door
- Guttering adaptor kit
- Potting trays
- Seed trays
- Cedar cold frames
- Attractive wooden slatted water butts
- Electric and gas heaters
- Thermometers and soil gauges
- Automatic watering systems
CEDAR BASE PANELS: Cedar cladding panels offer maximum heat retention in the winter. Cedar panels are also ideal for growing shade-loving plants such as ferns. The cedar base panels simply clip over the outside of the glass. The height of the cedar panelling is aligned with the height of the staging. Cedar base panels are available per side and per end to suit your needs.
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. Vents are an integral part of the greenhouse so it is easier to fit extra vents at the outset. 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.
BUILT IN WOODEN STAGING: Our built in wooden slatted staging provides a useful work surface and additional growing space in your greenhouse. The staging is made to the same lengths as the internal walls to ensure a neat fit when a full length staging is specified. For this reason the actual length of the staging may be slightly less than the nominal lengths listed. If the staging is fitted to one side only this leaves the other side free for growing taller plants such as tomatoes. The staging can also be fitted to both sides to maximize the growing area for shorter plants.
BUILT IN SLATTED SHELVING: The built in slatted shelving matches the staging although it is not as wide. It is fixed to the greenhouse frames and provides extra growing space or useful extra storage. The shelving is adjustable to any height but it is often fitted at a higher level than the staging. Often the shelving is fitted above the staging where it provides handy storage at your fingertips directly above the main growing area. The shelving can also be fitted at waist height for use as narrow staging on one or both sides. The shelving is made to the same lengths as the internal walls to ensure a neat fit when a full length shelving is specified. For this reason the actual length of the shelving may be slightly less than the nominal lengths listed.
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.
ROLLER BLINDS: Shading is normally required on one side of the greenhouse only, the sunny side. Attractive and versatile, these fully retractable and tensioned roof roller blinds will protect your plants. Internal blinds also provide significant insulation and reduce winter heating costs. Each blind provides shade for one glazing section. Roller blinds are normally fitted to one side of the roof. This protects against the strongest sunlight from directly overhead. If extra shading is required the blinds can be fitted just as easily in the walls of the greenhouse. The length of a blind can be reduced easily if required to allow for protruding vents handles. All fittings are supplied. DIY installation requires only a spanner.
EXTERNAL SHADE NETTING: Shade netting is normally required on one side of the greenhouse only, the sunny side. Green external shading is supplied to the same length as the greenhouse with a standard 8ft drop. Easily fitted or removed within a few minutes, the shading can be stored away when not in use. The netting is flexible enough so that roof vents can operate easily beneath it. The specialist UV stabilised netting provides 70% shading. Only external shading keeps all of the heat out and stops delicate plants and seedlings from scorching. Each shading kit is supplied complete with fittings.
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.
RECYCLED PLASTIC BASE KITS: Designed to spread weight and capable of supporting 300 tonnes per square metre, these durable and eco friendly plastic pavers are made from 100% recycled polypropylene. Lightweight and easy to install, extensive preparation is not normally required. A fully paved base has no soil inside the greenhouse. A perimeter base features a single row of pavers laid around the perimeter of the greenhouse with soil inside. The kit includes weed control membrane which is laid below the pavers. First the ground is levelled and then the membrane is laid directly on the soil. The pavers are laid on the membrane. Each paver features multiple locking clips which connect within seconds for greater rigidity. The pavers should be backfilled with pea shingle which is not supplied. Approximately 20kg of shingle is required per paver. Where space permits the base is normally laid full size but if required in a tight location the pavers can be easily cut to size without loss of structural integrity. Each paver is 500mm x 500mm and 40mm thick. These heavy duty pavers are only available when you purchase a Summer greenhouse. Fast delivery within 3-5 days ensures that you can start work quickly.
- Delivery is normally between 5 and 7 weeks after order.
- Our greenhouse prices include all delivery charges - unlike others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process.
SPECIALIST DELIVERY SERVICE: These greenhouses are normally delivered by specialist trained staff in dedicated vehicles. The benefits of a specialist delivery service include less damage, larger panels, heavier construction and helpful drivers who will carry your greenhouse to your chosen storage place.
- All prices include VAT.
- Pay only 30% deposit when you order this greenhouse by phone or online.
ORDER BY PHONE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. To order phone us on 01603 721590 seven days a week. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 30% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
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. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 30% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
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.
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SPECIAL OFFER . . . FREE GIFT . . . OFFER ENDS WEDNESDAY 28th FEBRUARY!
- We are giving away a choice of a FREE wooden staging or a FREE wooden slatted waterbutt or a FREE electric heater or a FREE gas heater.
OFFER A - FREE WOODEN STAGING: The length of wooden staging varies with the greenhouse size e.g. free 6' long heavy duty wooden 2 tier staging worth £129 with every greenhouse 6' to 9' long e.g. free 8' long heavy duty wooden 2 tier staging worth £149 with every greenhouse over 9' long.
OFFER B - FREE WOODEN SLATTED WATERBUTT: The waterbutt capacity varies with the greenhouse size e.g. free 200 litre waterbutt worth £99 is supplied with every 6x8 greenhouse e.g. free 420 litre waterbutt worth £115 is supplied with every 10x13 greenhouse.
OFFER C - FREE ELECTRIC HEATER: The heater capacity varies with the greenhouse size e.g. free Heater 41 worth £129 with every 6x8 greenhouse e.g. free Heater 51 worth £229 with every 10x13 greenhouse.
OFFER D - FREE GAS HEATER: The heater capacity varies with the greenhouse size e.g. free Heater 15 worth £119 with every 6x8 greenhouse e.g. free Heater 12 worth £249 with every 10x13 greenhouse.