greenhouse extension?

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  1. wilroda

    wilroda Gardener

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    Thanks for the advice with regards to moving my greenhouse. With that in mind I intend to swop it for my OH shed which is 12x8.
    The greenhouse is 8x6 and I am wondering if it would be possible to extend it using parts from another one. ( its the usual type of greenhouse)
    Has anyone done this? any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    Hi wilroda [​IMG] It certainly is possible,and not difficult either.
    The best I've seen were two 8x6 G-houses fitted end to end with a door at each gable. They had been riveted together and hacksawed to remove unwanted frame work and base. I was employed to apply silicone along the joins for weather seal.
    My own first greenhouse was actually mismeasure metal windows welded together....It now serves as a shed and quite famous :D
     
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    wilroda, the only problem area is actually marrying up the two frames. Assuming they are different makes I would use 2 x 1 timber to make the joint, which should make it a lot easier than trying to join aluminium to aluminium.
     
  4. wilroda

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    Thanks for the encouragement to go ahead - and the plan to use timber at the join is brilliant! ...now i must look out for an old "halls " greenhouse.....
     
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    wilroda, as long as it`s the same width and same height at the ridge, give or take an inch or two, I wouldn`t worry about the make. By using a timber joint you`ve got a little bit of leeway.
     
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    Hi wilroda. I once joined two `Halls`, an 8ft and a 6ft end to end. Actually, apart from having to hack off a bit of the frame, it was very easy. Cheers, freddy.
     
  7. wilroda

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    Well i did it!
    If i knew how to put a pic on here i would show you all.
    OH wasnt too impressed with the idea of moving his shed to make way for my GH so we left it where it was.( rather shady at times)
    However, we raised the present gh onto cement blocks to give more height which has made a huge difference and will allow me to grow taller Toms!
    We then managed to get hold of an old GH and it "married up" extremely well.( this one is on blocks too) ..even though it wasnt the same make.
    So now i have a 6 by 12 greenhouse rather than a 6 by 8 and it makes a huge difference.
     
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    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    I admire all of you that can do these things [​IMG] [​IMG] . When it comes to building anything, I am useless [​IMG] [​IMG] :D
     
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    Well done Wilroda, good for you. What`s your next engineering feat going to be? [​IMG] :D
     
  10. wilroda

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    Next engineering feat? ...i think i will have a rest for a while and enjoy my extension!!
     
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