Alton Octagonal Greenhouse 8x8 - Cedar, Part Boarded
Size 8'6"x8'6". These octagonal cedar greenhouses include many traditional features such as built in low level panelling, a hinged door and a roof lantern. Toughened safety glass and concrete base kerbs are included as standard. Staging around the greenhouse, shelving to two sides, two side windows and two automatically opening roof vents are also included free. 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. The first picture shows the greenhouse with the staging and shelving included free. Brown guttering and downpipe are now supplied as standard.
Prices fixed until Wednesday 28th February.
Special Offer . . . a Choice of 3 Free Gifts . . . Offer Ends Wednesday 28th February!
Choose a free Wooden Slatted Waterbutt or a free Electric Heater or a free Gas Heater.
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- Cedar staging to both sides and the rear included as standard
- Cedar high level shelves to both sides included as standard
- 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)
- Toughened safety glass
- Puttyless glazing with timber beading
- Partially clad sides offer maximum heat retention in the winter and are ideal for growing shade-loving plants such as ferns
- Full height glass above the cladding with no unsightly glass overlaps
- PVC gutter and downpipe
- 2 free side windows included
- Roof lantern with 2 roof vents and automatic openers
- Half boarded single hinged door
- Eaves height 6'2" (1880mm) including base kerbs
- Ridge height 9'4" (2860mm) including base kerbs
- Door height 5'11" (1830mm)
- Door width 2'2" (670mm)
- This building is easy to deliver if access is restricted - all sections will 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.
CEDAR PANELLING: The integral cedar panelling is tongued and grooved cedar matchboarding. Cedar panelling offers better heat retention in the winter than fully glazed greenhouses. It is also ideal for growing shade-loving plants such as ferns. The cedar cladding boards are fully built into the greenhouse frame as an integral part which cannot be detached.
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.
OCTAGONAL BUILDING SIZES: For ease of reference these octagonal greenhouses are measured as a rectangle. The first dimension listed is the overall width from side to side and the second dimension is the depth from front to back. The external wall sizes are listed alongside the price. These sizes do not include the roof overhang. Many other suppliers quote the overall roof size which is much larger.
- Double hinged doors in lieu of single hinged door
- Summer shade netting - the only way to protect your plants in a summer heatwave!
- Timber staging to the side of the door at the front of the greenhouse
- Timber high level shelf to the rear of the greenhouse
- Automatic openers for side windows
- Louvred vents
- Automatic louvre openers
- Fully glazed panels in place of the half boarded panels supplied as standard
- Potting trays
- Seed trays
- Cedar cold frames
- Attractive wooden slatted water butts
- Electric and gas heaters
- Thermometers and soil gauges
- Automatic watering systems
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.
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.
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.
EXTERNAL SHADE NETTING: Green external shade netting is supplied to the same size as the greenhouse roof. Easily fitted or removed within a few minutes, it can be stored away when not in use. The shade netting does not interfere with the operation of roof vents. 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.
- 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 slatted waterbutt or a FREE electric heater or a FREE gas heater.
OFFER A - FREE WOODEN SLATTED WATERBUTT: We are giving away a free 200 litre waterbutt worth £99 with every greenhouse!
OFFER B - FREE ELECTRIC HEATER: We are giving away a free Heater 41 worth £119 with every greenhouse!
OFFER C - FREE GAS HEATER: The heater capacity varies with the greenhouse size e.g. free Heater 15 worth £99 with every 8x6 greenhouse e.g. free Heater 11 worth £199 with every 11x8 greenhouse.