This Grasmere Octagonal Greenhouse creates a modern and contemporary space in the garden to grow plants. The eight sides of this timber greenhouse means huge quantities of light can enter the interior, essential for the encouraging plant growth.
The walls are crafted using quality 12mm shiplap cladding; this creates a robust structure that retains heat without letting water in, helping to create the optimum environment for growing produce. Each side of the building contains a large window made from styrene glazing, this material is safer than traditional glass and also helps protect the plants inside from harmful UV rays.
Supported by 2” x 1” interior framing, this Grasmere Octagonal Greenhouse is very robust and has been designed to comfortably withstand the harshest of weather. The large single door opens wide, perfect for letting a breeze in to regulate the temperature; a lock and key is included to keep the door closed. A large standing shelf is supplied as extra storage for plants and various pots. A 10 year anti-rot guarantee is supplied for peace of mind.
BEFORE YOU START PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Check the pack and make sure you have all the parts listed. – When you are ready to start, make sure you have the right tools at hand (not supplied) including a Phillips screwdriver, Stanley knife, wood saw, step ladder and drill with 2mm bit. – Ensure there is plenty of space and a clean dry area for assembly.
As with all natural materials, timber can be affected during various weather conditions. For the duration of heavy or extended periods of rain, swelling of the wood panels may occur. Warping of the wood may also occur during excessive dry spells due to an interior moisture loss. Unfortunately, these processes cannot be avoided but can be helped. It is suggested that the outdoor building is sprayed with water during extended periods of warm sunshine and sheltered as much as possible during rain or snow. Our buildings are delivered pre-treated with a water based timber treatment however this only helps to protect during transit of your garden item. To validate your guarantee and for better protection against weathering it is ESSENTIAL that you treat the Grasmere Octagonal Greenhouse with a wood preserver within 3 months of assembly. This will need to be re-applied annually to ensure longevity of your building. Care must be taken when constructing the Grasmere Octagonal Greenhouse that it is not touching the ground and is on a suitable base.
BUILDING A BASE
When thinking about where the Grasmere Octagonal Greenhouse and base is going to be constructed: Ensure that there will be access to all sides for maintenance work and annual treatment.
TYPES OF BASE
Concrete 75mm laid on top of 75mm hard-core.
Slabs laid on 50mm of sharp sand.
Ensure the base is level and is built on firm ground, to prevent distortion. Refer to diagrams for the base dimensions, The base should be slightly smaller than the external measurement of the building, i.e. The cladding should overlap the base, creating a run o for water. It is also recommended that the door be at least 25mm above the surrounding ground level to avoid flooding