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How much is this green house worth?

Hi, we recently bought a house with a 10ft x 19ft Cedar greenhouse, we have two young boys so it's not really safe/appropriate to keep. I initially put it on Facebook marketplace for £50 and was flooded with interest. My Dad saw it and said that they are around £4K new and he bought a 2nd hand one 30 years ago that was 1/4 the size of this for £200. Please see the attached pictures. It's mounted on bricks, the glass/perspex panes are held in with putty, appears to be 4 sections for the roof, 4 sections for the sides and each end is a section, held together with bolts and screws.


  • FireFire Posts: 18,993
    Why is it not safe? It looks amazing.
  • JLodgeJLodge Posts: 26
    Fire said:
    Why is it not safe? It looks amazing.
    Inevitably kids will break the glass. Yes a lot of people have commented on how good it looks. Would it increase the value if I took it down myself so that it was ready for the buyer to take away? I have space to store it.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,462
    Fire said:
    Why is it not safe? It looks amazing.
    Inevitably kids will break the glass. Yes a lot of people have commented on how good it looks. Would it increase the value if I took it down myself so that it was ready for the buyer to take away? I have space to store it.
    Maybe remove the glass and add timber boarding to the outside to make it into an outdoor playroom? With all this rain I'd love a shed that big for the kids to potch about in.

    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,856
    Hard to find one like it on the net but I found one about that size which was over £14,000, a small one for about £2,500. I don't think you are asking enough for it, no wonder you had so much interest. Of course yours is second hand and the buyer would have to remove it so you would have to reduce the price a lot. I think even £500 would be a good deal for someone. 

    However, I don't see why you have to remove it because of your sons. I had 2 greenhouses when my children were small and they didn't break them. You just need to explain to them. Maybe you find it ugly and too close to the house, but a greenhouse is a wonderful thing to have if you are a gardener. How big is your garden? Are you likely to grow vegetables for the family? It would be great for growing tomatoes and peppers and starting off your seeds like runner beans. Think of all the flowers you could grow, saving lots of money on buying plants.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,481
    I would start by saying buyer to dismantle,  but l would also check how you are covered by insurance if an accident happened while they dismantled it. 

    You may prefer to dismantle it yourself, but as @pansyface says make sure each piece is clearly and securely labelled and take loads of photographs in case any questions arise later.
    As someone who has bought a dismantled greenhouse in the past, believe me your buyer will need it.
    By its sheer size it's less saleable than a smaller 8×6 , but as you had interest on Facebook there's clearly a market.
    Have any of the Facebook responses shown that they are more than happy to dismantle it? 

    You may feel it's worth more than £50, but bear in mind that it's going to give you more room, you won't have to worry about the kids and the glass, and it won't be your responsibility any more.
    Better to get £50 and have it gone than ask for more and get no response. You could ask for more with "or very near offer" and see how that goes.
    Good luck 🙂.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    It does take up a lot of space in the garden by the looks of it. If you aren't interested in gardening or should I say, using the greenhouse then it needs to go. Personally, I love gardening but I wouldn't want to look out from the house to a greenhouse that size. 

    It will take a lot of time, effort and a lorry to move it so, in my opinion, it should be priced accordingly. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • FireFire Posts: 18,993
    I agree about just teaching the kids not to damage it. Good life lessons.
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,840
    The staging's probably worth £50 on its own, the building is only worth what someone is willing to pay, it's very big while most people only have room for something smaller also it will depend if it has rot, all wood will rot to some extent especially where it is in contact with the base and finally how easily it comes to pieces and whether it will go back together just the same. If you can find the right person it could be worth £200 as there's a fair bit of timber and glass/plastic there.
  • JLodgeJLodge Posts: 26
    Thank you all for the responses, lots of food for thought and good ideas, rather than lots of quotes, I'll reply in general terms.

    It does take up a lot of the back garden, when/if we have any money ever again we're thinking about a rear extension and the green house would be in the way. 

    Yes thinking about it, when my Dad had his one all those years ago, me and my brother and sister didn't break any glass, in retrospect the sentence above is the main driver for taking it out.

    My wife and I are not massively into gardening, both of us would like to grow our own vegetables at some point, so would probably get something smaller when the time comes.
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