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I recently bought a new house. It has this nice large flat garden area which is perfect for a large greenhouse.

So I bought a Robinsons Regal greenhouse (12'7" x 20'10"). here are the photos of the construction, starting with the base ...

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... and finishing off the main structure. Still bracing to complete followed by the doors and vents. And then the glazing :shock:

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Wonderfull! Will be dedicated for selected species?

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Very nice,not at all jealous.  Alright then I am:tongue:

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23 hours ago, werds said:

Wonderfull! Will be dedicated for selected species?

I'll continue growing what I am now - just more! That's mainly sarracenia with a few drosera, darlingtonia and vfts.

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10 hours ago, ada said:

Very nice,not at all jealous.  Alright then I am:tongue:

Just about the largest g/h that would fit in the space as recommended by everyone, especially Mike! Took a new house in order to get this, maybe you could convince your missus the same.

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4 hours ago, Alexis said:

Very nice. Have you got water butts sorted?

I have others in the garden connected to the roof gutters, but I will be getting more and hopefully connecting them all together.

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Just now, Argo88 said:

Wonderful!! Well done!! The black cat seems to appreciate a lot the greenhouse!!!:biggrin::biggrin:

A neighbour's cat. She seems to like the warm concrete slabs!

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That looks great! You have a great spot there, Martin!

 

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On 3/24/2020 at 10:23 PM, Mike King said:

That looks great! You have a great spot there, Martin!

 

Cheers Mike. Full sun all day this time of year.

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4 hours ago, Aldebardan said:

WoW!

Thanks :yes: Things progressing a bit slow ATM as winds are a bit strong. Have put the 6 vents together and the louvres (no glass yet). Watch this space.

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Its Looking good. I'm hoping to get another greenhouse or a larger on. But I'm a long way from that atm.

 

 

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A bit more progress. Going a little slow because I'm constructing it on my own given the current situation.

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Some roof glazing completed ...

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... and some side panels with a louvre ...

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More to follow when I recover from a tweaked elbow suffered whilst juggling a glass pane.

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Finally have most of the glazing completed.

I found the top roof panes the most scary to do, especially having to do it all by myself. So, I came up with this method which may be useful for anyone else in the same situation.

Firstly, I bought a cheap suction device for gripping glass, mirrors etc. I then attached it to a rope which was positioned over the greenhouse ridge. Setting the suction device on the glass I then placed it at the gutter level.

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I could then pull the pane up to near the ridge and tie off the rope.

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It is then easier to position the glass pane in the ridge line by manoeuvring it using the handle. I found this very difficult before having to juggle the glass while at the top of a ladder.

Here are some photos of the almost complete current state.

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I only have a few pieces left to do which were either missing or damaged. These arrived today so should finish the glazing tomorrow. Then have to screw the base down (holes already drilled) and fit the automatic openers and louvre glass. Then staging to install, phew!

 

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Wonderful!!! Excellent job!!! I’m so happy for you: I think you are so proud of it!!!:tu::tu:

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Yes, I am proud of the achievement after all this time and effort.But I am really looking forward to getting my plants into it most of all.

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