Moving exsting Greenhouse

Hi All

Well yet again i have been here far too long today reading and chortling to myself and I was hoping you could give me some advice.

We inherited a greenhouse when we bought our house, this year has been a non starter with the garden due to work commitments but i have a new job now (image) and will have more time to put my greenhouse to use.

Anyway, at the minute the greenhouse is is right up againt next doors very low boundry fence and the children play cricket a lot and have previously vandlised trellis etc I have put up in our garden so I have some concerns for the safety.

I have posted a pic to show you all the current position I hope you can see and was wondering if it is possible to move the greenhouse and if so how to start?

We need some privacy in the garden as it is south facing (sun lover image) and gets sun for the majority of the day but overlooked at the back by a new housing estate, my plan is to put the greenhouse in the middle of the bottom lawn as the lawn is in poor condition and Mr Mole is a frequent visitor but I have no idea where or how to start.

Any advice or thoughts would be a big help image








  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,020

    Don't see why not. Make a good level base, couple of courses of bricks on concrete foundation if you'd like it taller. Take the glass out, marking which pane came from where, should be able to move the structure without dismantling. Check for level and square, tighten up the bolts, put the glass back. Easy. ( Well, easy from where I'm sitting)

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    On that type of greenhouse, the individual panes are probably supported and separated by tiny metal clips. It might be worth buying a new set rather than trying to reuse the old ones. They may be bent. You ought to be able to get them from DIY stores, or here:

    You can also buy new sets of the pane clips, if you need to replace any of them.

    Most of the panes of glass along the sides and roof will probably be exactly the same size. You can just check that. The only odd ones will be around the door, and the apex at the other end.

  • I have just moved my greenhouse with out a problem just make sure the base is square as georg said wise to buy new new clips and spring make sure you push rubber seals on the frame back in good luck with it

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Thanks for the advice.  Georg I've checked the panes and they are all the same size except as you said the front panes.  Lucky because my OH works in glass and has promised some new, toughened panes as I am clumsy and he can also provide the new clips.

    Nutcutlet I like the idea of it being a bit taller, at the minute it is ground level with soil to either side but the soil is poor and the bottom panes keep growing moss and mould. 

    I'm hoping santa brings me some staging for in there and it gives me another great reason to dig up the grass image.

    Thanks again, have a nice if soggy wet day.

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