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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Homemade greenhouse Reply with quote

Folks as promised here are some pics of my newly constructed greenhouse.My pride and joy.Its incomplete but im nearly there.Its pretty big at 8m by 6 metres.I will spend the next while building beds inside etc and im all set for sowing.What do you think?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty amazing...it's huge! What are you planning to grow in it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRETTY FLASH, WELL DONE Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great work jimmy i should have done the same , built mine too small .Looks fantastic,
How about a breakdown of materials and cost ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, you will have hours of fun in there. I call mine "my sanctuary". Great job!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement guys. We have started with the tomatoes as in the pic but next year we hope to grow all sorts.I havent really a plan yet.My other half is better at that. Suffice to say that we wil try all sorts now that we have the room.Anyone know what is the best mix of soil to put indoors should i put some compost in also ,maybe manure or can i go with soil straight from the field. Costings? it worked out pretty expensive.
FILLING AND CONCRETE 1000 EUROS
ROOFING TIMBER ABOUT 500 EURO
CLEAREX AND OTHER ROOFING MATERIALS 1200 EURO
Thats about it as i had the windows.I supose it was expensive enough but its a big one and you wouldnt buy one for it plus i enjoy the diy aspect of it.Actually when i started i thought it might work out about 2k but ive no doubt its money well spent
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Yes! I want one ........
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thats amazing. I love the size.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is fantastic not sure about the mower in it, you could get a tractor in their Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: found materials for greenhouse Reply with quote

Glass or poly? Clear or translucent. Here's a photo of a glass house made with found materials. If there's a house being torn down close by and they are getting rid of the glass, here's what you can do. In this picture, they have left the frame unpainted for a shabby chic look or weathered for age. Really, I never have luck with glass as it lets in the cold to 40F and when the sun hits the plants bolt and burn and wilt. Looks good for a picture though.[img]glasshouse.jpg[/img][/code]


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 8x6m greenhouse looks very good indeed. One this large can also supply a significant amount of heat to the house with appropriate ventilation and control, even during the coldest days/nights of winter. Some Zero Energy Design (ZED) houses incorporate a south facing greenhouse room to provide 90+% of the house heating requirements, passing air between the roof and house ceiling, down a rear cavity or room, and back underneath the house. The greenhouse can also have a sun warmed swimming pool with a sliding cover. Heat for nighttime can be stored in the swimming pool &/or greenhouse floor. Automatic insulating shades can greatly reduce heat loss at night.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks a very fine glasshouse, great size. As the walls are a little too high above ground level and plants like a lot of light, raised beds might be a good way of improving this situation, well done.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Well Done. Reply with quote

Wow it looks really good and the cost is very reasonable; you must be very proud of it ; I wish i knew how to build , am thinking of trying something on a smaller scale. My first bit of research will be about how deep to dig the foundations; complete beginner here.So lovely to see the pictures of each stage , I would be inclined to sit in it for meals in the summer surrounded by lots of colourful flowers and lavender plants as with our weather the idea of a summer house has much appeal. Well done on this project enjoy.
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