The ideal position is traditionally said to be with the greenhouse in a West to East line so that the sun travels along the southerly aspect for the day.

There a three main types of greenhouse: Traditional, lean to and octagonal. the traditional free standing greenhouse is the most popular.

Greenhouse growers always wish they had a bigger greenhouse! Your size requirements depend on what you wish to do in your greenhouse.

Whichever foundation you choose for the greenhouse it must be level and horizontal. Some greenhouses can be erected direct onto earth.

There are three options for glazing in most greenhouses -

  • Horticultural Glass, Toughened Glass or Polycarbonate. A few greenhouses also use Perspex.