Earlier in the year we installed one of our fine Accoya framed glasshouses in a beautiful English Midlands garden. Close to the house, conveniently next to the patio approached by a stylish pergola, illuminated for the darker days.
The greenhouse sits well alongside an established orchard. At ten foot seven inches wide by fifteen foot 4 inches long it offers space and facility for the keen gardener. Inside gravel beds allow drainage on either side of well laid paving to ensure easy management. In only a short space of time production is in full swing, seedlings, propagated plants and a massive crop of tomatoes will be on offer. All carefully staked and retained with stainless steel wires which have been located in our glazed frames which have a cleverly designed ‘screw port’ where stainless steel fixings can be secured.
The greenhouse has automated low level ventilation and frameless automated ridge vents along the entire length and the useful addition of the frameless manual eaves vents at the plain end. To maximise the growing potential the sunny side of the greenhouse has full height glazing, just right for plants that grow from ground level. Whilst the other side has Accoya Boarding not only to shade tender plants but also to conceal the paraphernalia of greenhouse cultivation. We call this model a hybrid, a combination of wood and glass, just another example of the flexibility of our design.
It always helpful to see a greenhouse like this in use to pick up some greenhouse ideas. The clients have thoughtfully equipped the greenhouse providing trunking beneath the foundation to permit power and water to be installed. Their contractors have provided watering and irrigation facilities, electrics allow heating and lighting to be installed whilst the |cultivar shading provides softer light during hot summer days to protect tender plants. There is a place to relax, enjoy a cup of tea, admire the fruits of your labour and share moments of togetherness, growing together with a