Paul and Claire asked me to build an "Yvonne" greenhouse in a beautiful, hedged garden on their property.
The "Yvonne" is 3.7m long by 3.5m wide - click here for more details on the prices page.
Click on the picture below to watch a short You Tube video of this build.
Thanks to Peter for this wonderful picture of his tomatoes growing now! I built his greenhouse a year ago. Unbelievably he is still getting toms at the end of December. "Can’t believe the greenhouse is still producing these at the end of December!"
Paula and David asked me to lay a floor of setts within their greenhouse - doesn't it look great with all Paula's tools and equipment all lined up and ready. Loving the picture on the wall too - that's a first.
I stripped off the old sheeting, reinforced the roof structure with more 4x2 timbers and added insulation and a roof window. I then laid 18mm OSB flat roof boarding before covering with EPDM and lead flashing the upstands and abutments in Code 4 lead. If you've never heard of EPDM (here's a link) it's basically a highly durable rubber flat roof covering (doesn't degrade with uv, doesn't expand in hot weather, no maintenance - life expectancy 40 years).
I've put together a video quickly zipping through all the greenhouses I have built so far - from foundations right through to the finials - 101 of them. Please click the link below to take a look.
I had a great 3-day visit to Wimbledon erecting and glazing this large accoya structure. Apart from the shelving, everything is made from accoya - which is guaranteed to last for 50 years without maintenance and covers against rot or any type of insect attack. It's also uv stable and won't warp or expand through the seasons - so the doors and windows will fit tight as the first day they were installed.
I use a metal acro prop to maintain a straight ridge line before adding lots of horizontal supports to the large (4x2") rafters.
This week I built the base for a large greenhouse at the top end of a long, sloping garden in Wimbledon. It's hard to tell how much material you are going to need when faced with a slope - you just have to keep going until you run out, then get some more! From six courses at one end the land slopes away so much I laid 11 courses at the other to maintain the level.
In turn, that meant reinforcing the back wall with lots of concrete, a pillar and a few more hidden courses of solid concrete blocks to hold back the force of that extra soil bearing on this inside of this back wall. I've probably over-compensated as usual but this greenhouse will be made from accoya, which carries a 50-year guarantee, so everything needs to be thought in the long-term.
I'll be back here in a couple of weeks to add the accoya top on this base.
Looking really good so far, and I'm delighted.
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