I had a beautiful week of weather here in Warrington - with only one wet day. I've been lucky with my work schedule lately by managing to be in the workshop during the weeks of heavy rain and then outside for the weeks when the weather is good. Pure luck.
This an Yvonne greenhouse built entirely from accoya. I built one exactly the same for the sister of this week's customer, around a year ago. This time I've painted in Green Smoke colour from the Farrow & Ball colour range.
It measures 3.7m long by 3.5m long. You can find more details, plans, prices and a video tour by clicking on these works which link to the prices page of this website.
It's so nice to see one of my greenhouses a few months on absolutely filled with plants and seedlings. I completed this one in Southampton at the beginning of this year.
This week I am building the base for a "Tim" greenhouse - which is 4m long by 3.5m wide with a porch. My customers have already had a wall built by another builder which I need to build up against and tie into. I used brick starter screwed into the wall to make sure the two structures are fully bonded and aimed to get my courses of brickwork to match the existing - copying the mortar pointing and depth as much as possible.
I am delighted at the end result of the base building work. Whilst I am away finishing the greenhouse my customers want to get on with lots of groundworks around the greenhouse base - laying pathways and raised beds. There are going to be some great "before and after" photos of this beautiful spot.
I had a great week in Warrington, building the base for an "Yvonne" greenhouse built entirely from accoya. The biggest job was digging into the slope to remove many tonnes of soil to get to the level point for the greenhouse base. I love the way the greenhouse nestles into the bank at the end. There is a lot of concrete poured into the foundations and the brickwork sits on top of engineering bricks in the ground. Engineering bricks don't absorb water as other bricks do and are especially tough - built for the job of being in the ground, locking the walls to the foundation and protecting the bricks above from potential rising water in wet conditions or frost.
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