Greenhouse setup

Hi, I am getting a second hand greenhouse 6 x 10. A few questions:

1) Is the base better on bricks or a wooden base?

2) If grown on soild, do rats or creatures burrow through to go in once veggies are growing?

3) where are the best places to get replacement glass, though I'm not sure whether to replace broken ones with polys

4) can the aluminium be painted? if so what type of paint should I use?

Thank you.


  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Brick base would last longer than a wooden base.

    Just search online for local glass suppliers, take a samples of glass with you so you can get the right sizes. Probably only cost 4 or 5 quid for a typical size piece of horticultural glass. Or gradually replace each panel with toughened glass as and when they break, which costs a bit more.

    Im sure aluminium can be painted but you might need to apply a suitable etching coat to the aluminium before painting?

    Last edited: 26 June 2016 10:36:29

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