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Rebuilt my Greenhouse..... Finally.

Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by Webmaster, Mar 29, 2024.

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    So, I was hoping to do this last year, but what with a lack of time and lots going on, it never happened.
    This year, I've left it late again(in the way that I need it to start my chilli plants off) .

    But it is now at a point that I can use the space at least, the last thing really needed is to float in a concrete base inside, but for now, I just need to use it.
    I needed it slightly larger, as we seem to be getting more and more plants that need to go away for winter.

    When I originally built it, it was made of timber and offcuts etc, plus a double glazed recycled window.

    My plan this time was to use reclaimed materials again, one for cost, and two.... its recycling things for another purpose. My dad had some floor to ceiling sealed units and frames he's had sitting around for about 15 years, so asked if I could use them, and I also purchased a cheap upvc back door as well. The only new things used this time were treated timber and new polycarbonate twin wall roof sheeting. I have also reused my benches that I made all that time ago, which even then, were reclaimed pallet timber for the slats and 3x3 old frames for the 2 main supporting timbers, I had one which had more depth than the other, I have now cut one down, and have a bench across the entire back edges of the Greenhouse now. 20240313_132817.jpg 20240318_180336.jpg 20240320_161648.jpg 20240320_182222.jpg 20240322_164655.jpg

    It is so much better sealed than my last greenhouse and seems to get much warmer... quicker.
     

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      That's posh, its even got trickle vents.:biggrin:

      Looks good.:blue thumb:
       
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        Indeed, better windows than my house :biggrin:

        Biggest feature was how cheap (FREE) they were
         
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          That's brilliant ! Your plants will be very grateful next winter I think :smile:
          And good to have lots of the materials free ...
           
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            Looks great :dbgrtmb: would of cost a small fortune to buy now, the fascia boards really finish it off
             
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              The fascia and upvc trims are basically free as well, leftovers from work, the most expensive part was the roof, but it needed to be strong, as cats walk and lay across it
               
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              • pete

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                Free stuff is always good. :biggrin:
                 
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                  You've made a grand job of that. :thumbsup:
                   
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                    That's very impressive @Webmaster . Great job. :blue thumb:

                    I hope you don't mind me asking - but is that a metal watering can you have hanging up, and do you find it good?
                     
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                    That looks mint! Assuming you’ve used pressure treated timber for the frame, it should last indefinitely … :blue thumb:
                     
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                    The watering can is an ornament.... kind of, the other half has got a string of lights out of the spout, and they come on at dusk, so it looks like water sprinkling.

                    Yup, pressure treated timber has been used this time, when I originally built it, I used reclaimed softwood, and that lasted around 15 years, so hoping this will last well.
                     
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                    Ah - thanks for your reply @Webmaster . All my cans are falling apart and I thought about getting a metal one instead. I keep hearing varying reports about how good/bad they are, so I thought I'd ask. :smile:
                     
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                      Brilliant! :biggrin:

                      Your new greenhouse looks good enough to live in! :dbgrtmb:
                       
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                        It looks very cosy and much smarter than the old one.

                        @fairygirl wouldn't a metal watering can be rather heavy? I have a metal bucket for the wood burner ashes and it's surprisingly heavy.
                         
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                        It really wouldn't bother me @Busy-Lizzie - I'm used to carrying heavy stuff ;)
                         
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