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As Fred says there is a 'stop' or lip at the lower edge of the roof frame, which keeps the glass in place.

I've not been able to get a better shot of the frame yet, but it is approximately 2.5-3cm, behind the glass, and is roughly "T" shaped in section, with a small rounded section at the base of the T, ie the edge that is facing you in the photo. (Does that even make sense?) The body of the T is about 1mm thick.

Taking all of the ideas into consideration so far, I was thinking of drilling holes into the 5 vertical frame sections and attaching a piece of wood to each, to which I can then attach the gutter mount. I might even throw a bit of silicone sealant in there for good measure.

Now, has anybody got a couple of days that I can borrow...?

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Although well meaning, there are some Heath Robinson like suggestions being made here. Andy, I was a joiner for many years, if I lived anywhere near you I would willingly come down and sort it out. I was taught there is only one way to do a job,that means not only should the task be done in such a way it works properly it should look decent aswell .

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Pete, i still am a joiner.I was also taught to do my job the right way.

But as i'm sure you'll agree,everyone approaches a job in a different way and we can all still learn something.

Not everyone has the money these days to spend and when you get given or recycle something if you like,in this case a greenhouse.

You have to make the best of what you have if things are tight.Silicone will do the job in no time if done properly.It will also remove the danger of someone who isn't very good with their hands or tools near glass which can be very dangerous if you slip and go through it with a drill.

Its all very well someone knocking perfectly good suggestions but the "its this way or no way"

isn't helpful in any way.

pete this isn't aimed at you,they'll know who they are.

ada

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Theres many ways to do this, most have been mentioned. Some are easy and cheap, some take a bit more skill and some power tools. There is no right way, as right could mean different things ie look good or be extremely sturdy. Any way that works and is acceptable to the owner is just fine. However, the professional way is to drill into the metal frame and fix brackets with self tapping screws. This method wont be as strong as a sturdy wooden frame at the side it will certainly look better. Unless you put 3 more frames around the greenhouse and one on top then you will have a very attractive traditional wooden greenhouse :).

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you could also make some brackets like this

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These can be hooked over the top of the vertical pane of glass or if the style of greenhouse allows,the top aluminium section where the glass sits.

ada

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Looks out of square to me, are the internal measurements from diagonal corner to corner equal, and also, why not contact a greenhouse company that sell wooden greenhouses, send your photos and ask their advice also, they may have encountered the problem with various customers who may be buying stuff.

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You can buy from builders merchants gutter holding brackets that are designed to hold the guttering so many inches from the brickwork where the tiles overhang due to fancy brickwork up to roof/tile level that overhangs, though they may need improvising too..just another suggestion.

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Well, it's been a jolly long time in the doing but I've finally done it. I managed to screw the gutter brackets to a length of wood, then found some clips that I could screw to the back of the length of wood, which hooked onto the uprights of the greenhouse (no pictures available at the moment). Works like a dream. All I need now is a bit of rain. ☔️

I'm so chuffed about it I think I can to the same to the other side as well and still not lose too much sunlight in the process

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