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Hello all,

As the Subject says I'm think of renewing our greenhouse, which is long
past its best. It's bare aluminium, 8'x6', and was being thrown out by
our neighbour when we got it 15-20 years ago.

What is a good make? The choice is enormous! I don't want to spend a
fortune on any kind of "Gucci" job, but I'd like a high quality one. I
would assemble it myself.

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.

TIA for your opinions
John

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On 10/10/19 18:30, Another John wrote:
Hello all,

As the Subject says I'm think of renewing our greenhouse, which is long
past its best. It's bare aluminium, 8'x6', and was being thrown out by
our neighbour when we got it 15-20 years ago.

What is a good make? The choice is enormous! I don't want to spend a
fortune on any kind of "Gucci" job, but I'd like a high quality one. I
would assemble it myself.

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.

TIA for your opinions
John


I got a Halls 8 x 14 Magnum 7 years ago from South West Greenhouses. I
had excellent service from them. They erected it too. Mine was in plain
aluminium, but you can get it in green.
https://www.swgreenhouses.co.uk/hallsmagnumgreenhouse.html

The greenhouse has been fine, standing up to strong winds without
problem. The only thing I would add is that toughened glass is essential
IMHO. Other extras are up to you.

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On 10/10/2019 18:50, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 10/10/19 18:30, Another John wrote:
Hello all,

As the Subject says I'm think of renewing our greenhouse, which is long
past its best.¬* It's bare aluminium, 8'x6', and was being thrown out by
our neighbour when we got it 15-20 years ago.

What is a good make?¬* The choice is enormous!¬* I don't want to spend a
fortune on any kind of "Gucci" job, but I'd like a high quality one. I
would assemble it myself.

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking?¬* I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.

TIA for your opinions
John


I got a Halls 8 x 14 Magnum 7 years ago from South West Greenhouses. I
had excellent service from them. They erected it too. Mine was in plain
aluminium, but you can get it in green.
https://www.swgreenhouses.co.uk/hallsmagnumgreenhouse.html

The greenhouse has been fine, standing up to strong winds without
problem. The only thing I would add is that toughened glass is essential
IMHO. Other extras are up to you.

These are the people I have used, a great selection.
I got 2 of the basic 8 x 12 houses which I linked to make a 8 x 24 I
added extra braces and set them on single concrete block base with a 4x1
timber nailed on top of them to screw the house down to. so I have a
house with a door at each end, a fair number of vents which I fitted
with automatic vents to.
"You pays your money and you takes your choice"
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On 10/10/2019 19:53, David Hill wrote:
On 10/10/2019 18:50, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 10/10/19 18:30, Another John wrote:
Hello all,

As the Subject says I'm think of renewing our greenhouse, which is long
past its best.¬* It's bare aluminium, 8'x6', and was being thrown out by
our neighbour when we got it 15-20 years ago.

What is a good make?¬* The choice is enormous!¬* I don't want to spend a
fortune on any kind of "Gucci" job, but I'd like a high quality one. I
would assemble it myself.

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking?¬* I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.

TIA for your opinions
John


I got a Halls 8 x 14 Magnum 7 years ago from South West Greenhouses. I
had excellent service from them. They erected it too. Mine was in
plain aluminium, but you can get it in green.
https://www.swgreenhouses.co.uk/hallsmagnumgreenhouse.html

The greenhouse has been fine, standing up to strong winds without
problem. The only thing I would add is that toughened glass is
essential IMHO. Other extras are up to you.

These are the people I have used, a great selection.
I got 2 of the basic 8 x 12 houses which I linked to make a 8 x 24¬* I
added extra braces and set them on single concrete block base with a 4x1
timber nailed on top of them to screw the house down to. so I have a
house with a door at each end, a fair number of vents which I fitted
with automatic vents to.
"You pays your money and you¬* takes your choice"

Forgot the link
https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/
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On 10/10/2019 18:30, Another John wrote:
Hello all,

As the Subject says I'm think of renewing our greenhouse, which is long
past its best. It's bare aluminium, 8'x6', and was being thrown out by
our neighbour when we got it 15-20 years ago.

What is a good make? The choice is enormous! I don't want to spend a
fortune on any kind of "Gucci" job, but I'd like a high quality one. I
would assemble it myself.

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.


I'd be suspicious of a B&Q one. How much it costs depends on things like
how rigid it is (thickness of the aluminium frame), glass type and
mounting and the design of the doors and opening windows. Worth having a
look round garden centres with examples erected or online specialists.

If you buy a cheap one then replace the diagonal cross braces with a
thicker grade of aluminium L section or add extra ones. That is how mine
failed by the corner facing into the wind crippling and glass doesn't
bend (admittedly in hurricane force 100mph gusting winds).

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I got 2 of the basic 8 x 12 houses which I linked to make a 8 x 24 ...


Cor! Monty standard :-D

Thanks for all replies so far, folks.

J.
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On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:35:55 +0100, Another John wrote:

In article ,
David Hill wrote:
....
I got 2 of the basic 8 x 12 houses which I linked to make a 8 x 24 ...


Cor! Monty standard :-D

Thanks for all replies so far, folks.

J.


I had an Eden greenhose for many years. It served me well.
It blew over in a violent storm (my fault for putting it where I did).
They were able to supply the correct broken glass panels and metal bits and
nuts and bolts. Glad I insured it as an add-on to the house insurance.
Eventually sold it locally when I moved. It came to bits easily.
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On 10/10/2019 18:30, Another John wrote:

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.


Isn't bare aluminium the best choice? An oxide layer forms on the
surface protecting the rest of the metal.

You may have to watch that any powder coated item isn't steel.

In my experience powder coating is often like a plastic layer that
sometimes doesn't fully bond to the item it covers. After a few years
hairline cracks appear and water gets in under the coating. At best it
causes the coating to flake off and at worst it traps water so if it's
covering steel it rusts beneath the coating.



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Jim S. said:

I had an Eden greenhose for many years. It served me well...


And Alan said:

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.


Isn't bare aluminium the best choice? An oxide layer forms on the
surface protecting the rest of the metal.



Thanks for those response chaps - useful. And yes Alan -- that thought
had crossed my own mind, about the pretty powder coating: you have
reinforced it nicely.


But: no rush! (You'll like this) This was to be a 70th birthday
present for my wife. When I broached the subject yesterday she told me,
a little frostily, that it's *next* December, not this, that she reaches
that splendid age! 8-O

John
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On 12 Oct 2019 11:28, Another John wrote:
I
Jim S. said:

I had an Eden greenhose for many years. It served me well...


And Alan said:

It sounds mundane, perhaps, but would B&Q be a good place to start
looking? I'm after a 10'x6, and perhaps one of those nice-looking
(powder coated??) green ones would be nice.


Isn't bare aluminium the best choice? An oxide layer forms on the
surface protecting the rest of the metal.



Thanks for those response chaps - useful. And yes Alan -- that thought
had crossed my own mind, about the pretty powder coating: you have
reinforced it nicely.


But: no rush! (You'll like this) This was to be a 70th birthday
present for my wife. When I broached the subject yesterday she told me,
a little frostily, that it's *next* December, not this, that she reaches
that splendid age! 8-O


So you now need a Doghouse.
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Bob Hobden wrote:

On 12 Oct 2019 11:28, Another John wrote:
But: no rush! (You'll like this) This was to be a 70th birthday
present for my wife. When I broached the subject yesterday she told me,
a little frostily, that it's *next* December, not this, that she reaches
that splendid age! 8-O


So you now need a Doghouse.


HAHAHAHAHA! Good one Bob :-D


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