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Aluminium Lean To Greenhouse 338 - Toughened Glass, Silver or Green Finish

Aluminium Lean To Greenhouse 338 - Toughened Glass, Silver or Green Finish
Pictures 1 and 2 show the green finish greenhouse with optional downpipe. Pictures 3 and 4 show the silver finish greenhouse with optional downpipe.


This 6'x8' lean to greenhouse features toughened safety glass as standard and aluminium frames in a choice of anodised silver finish or powder coated green finish. On green finish greenhouses the standard glazing clips are replaced with full length PVC bar capping strips. The sliding door is in the 6'2" wide wall and can be fitted in either end. The prices include a free base plinth which makes installation easier. One free roof vent and a side vent in the rear wall provide ventilation. Features include a generous 5'8" eaves height and yet a low ridge height to suit most bungalows. The rear height is 7'5" with the base plinth and just 7'1" without it. This is lower than most other lean to greenhouses so it can be fitted at more sites. Detailed fitting instructions are supplied for DIY self assembly. We offer fitting as a low cost option in many areas. This lean to greenhouse and all accessories are always in stock, so whatever you order we can deliver within a matter of days.

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  • Toughened glass as standard
  • Strong aluminium greenhouse frame
  • Galvanized steel base plinth (makes installation easier)
  • Horizontal braces in the side walls provide greater structural rigidity
  • Full height glass where practical with large panes and fewer joins
  • Single sliding door
  • 1 free roof vent included
  • 1 free side vent included in the rear wall opposite the door
  • Integral gutter
  • Ridge height approximately 7'5" (2255mm) including the base plinth
  • Ridge height approximately 7'1" (2155mm) excluding the base plinth
  • Eaves height approximately 5'8" (1725mm) including the base plinth
  • Door height approximately 6'0" (1820mm) including the base plinth
  • Door width approximately 1'11" (585mm)
  • Greenhouse width 1885mm (6'2")
  • Greenhouse length 2525mm (8'3")

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.

TIPS IF HEIGHT IS RESTRICTED: At sites where the wall height is restricted it may be possible to excavate the base area in order to reduce the ground level. This is not always practical at every site as it depends on the surfaces. It may also be possible to partially bury the base plinth or cills in the ground. This is best done after the greenhouse has been delivered, so you can use the actual greenhouse components for reference. You can use the cill components to ensure that the door opening is unobstructed, also to ensure that you excavate in exactly the right area. It is normally possible to gain a couple of extra inches (50mm) in this way which effectively reduces the overall ridge height.

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. The best position for a lean to greenhouse is against a south facing wall and 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.

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 sloping walls to each side. The length refers to the front wall. 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.

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