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Advice on fixing aluminium glasshouse to ground


 
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MisseyB
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Advice on fixing aluminium glasshouse to ground Reply with quote

I've just inherited a 40 year old glasshouse from a neighbour. The original owner had the frame fixed with sections of steel bolted into a concrete base.

The greenhouse will be going into quite a windy area so i want to fix it as securely as possible, preferably with some galvanised fittings that won't affect the aluminium frame. I haven't decided what base to go with yet. It'll all depend on the best fixing method I find.

I've searched online but drawn a blank. Anyone know of proprietory fixings for fixing glasshouses to bases?

All advice much appreciated.

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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi MisseyB,

I put in concrete foundations for my glass house and it was not the way I planned to do it, I had intended to buy a base but was advised by a friend to put a foundation in and fix it that way. It has been fine ever since. Hope that is of some help.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently inherited an old glashouse too.Removing the glass was the tricky bit as it was held in place using clips and a type of mastic. If you check the aluminium, bars there should be gaps where shading can be hung from it using clips.
I placed heavy aluminium strips into concrete in the ground and connected these to the slots in the frame works no problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for both of your replies. Very helpful.

Can i ask Maeve how you fixed the frame to the concrete?

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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Missey B,

My husband told me that he used special screws/bolts that bolted the frame to the concrete. He also says the added weight of the glass in the frame helps it to stay put. He broke a couple of glass panels when he was putting them in and a local glass supplier was able to get him glass and the clips for the gass to sit in the frame.

Hope that is of some use
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