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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.
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131
    Fifty quid. Buyer to dismantle and remove  within a stated period.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,050
    Why is it not safe? It looks amazing.
  • JLodgeJLodge Posts: 6
    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.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,131
    Only if you labelled every part and gave them an instruction leaflet showing where each labelled part went.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403
    Replace the glass with acrylic or whatever and use it as a games room for the youngsters … table tennis, snooker whatever … or just a place to chill away from the adults … as they get older it might be the adults using it as a snug and the youngsters in the house …. then eventually they’ll move out and you can replace the acrylic with toughened glass and it can return to being a greenhouse, cos by then we’ll have given you the gardening bug. 🌱 🌱 🌱 

    Greenhouses are worth a fair bit when they’re erected but second hand ones can be a PITA to take down and re-erect properly … we frequently get pleas for help on here. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,524
    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.

    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,458
    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
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    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 SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    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. 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,050
    I agree about just teaching the kids not to damage it. Good life lessons.
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