Lean To Greenhouse Type And Roof Size
Before we really get into this we must tell you that the B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse is actually a replacement for the B&Q Premier 10X6 Horticultural Glass Lean-To Greenhouse which B&Q used to sell. That greenhouse has been replaced by this one. They are very similar, almost identical except for the type of glass that is used. Now we have that out of the way let’s take a closer look at the lean to greenhouse we are here to talk about today.
First thing you will notice about this greenhouse is just how smart it looks. B&Q have a few different greenhouse that have a kind of curved look to them. We really like this and feel that it does give the structure a very modern and stylish kind of look. The curve along the front is sure to catch a lot of people’s attention. We are impressed with the size of this lean to greenhouse. The length is 10 feet 3 inches so when you walk inside this greenhouse you have a lot of space staring back at you. The depth is 6 feet 2 inches which that as well is also very impressive. You will have a lot of room to walk around in here and plenty of space to put staging or shelves. The highest point of the greenhouse is just over 8 feet so if you want to grow some tall plants or just have some high shelving then you can do that.
The roof is just awesome and we really like the way that it curves right at the front. It is really hard to see, but if you look really closely you will see that there is some guttering along the front of the roof which was a nice surprise. The roof is made with the same toughened glass and framing as the rest of the structure. We really cannot stress enough how cool this roof looks.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
You do not have any cladding to worry about here as this is made from glass and aluminium. While we do like a greenhouse that has cladding, we must admit there is just something very smart looking about one that is made in this kind of style.
For the frame they have used a very strong, but actually pretty lightweight aluminium frame. This frame makes this lean to greenhouse very strong and it is one of the best features of the B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse. Even a couple of decades after you have installed this, you will not have any problems with that frame getting weak.
This greenhouse is designed to be placed right on the floor. You can see in the picture that they have it standing on grass, but concrete and decking will be perfect as well. Of course if you really wanted you could always build a floor yourself, but we feel as long as the floor you are putting this on is solid it is not really necessary.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A huge plus of there being no cladding or actually no wood at all, is the fact you do not have to treat this greenhouse. Of course you will want to look after that glass and this is done by giving it a clean once a while, but this can be as easy as giving it a blast with the garden hose. This is a very low maintenance greenhouse which is something we are sure many of you are going to really appreciate.
They do not actually state what warranty the B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse comes with, but in our experience most lean to greenhouses that are made with an aluminium frame and glass panels tend to have a one year warranty. Still, be sure to inquire about what the warranty is before you purchase.
Doors And Windows
They have put a very decent sized single door on here. We really like the design of this door as it is different from what many other greenhouses do. This is a sliding door which makes getting in and out very easy, even if your hands are full. Rather than just being a large piece of glass in a frame, they have put a very smart looking horizontal strip with a little circle that you can put your finger into open. We really like this as it makes sliding that door open very easy, but it also is a very attractive feature as well.
All of the glass is toughened safety glass that is 3 mm thick, so while you will not want to see your kids using this as their football goals, it could take the odd smack with a ball. If in the worst case scenario one of the panels did smash, you do not have large chunks of dangerous glass to worry about. This kind of glass is designed to shatter into little pieces. If you take a look at the top of this lean to greenhouse, you will notice that there are two opening vents which is great for when things get just a little bit too hot inside here.
Security And Privacy
Most lean to greenhouses do not offer a lot of security and the B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse is the same. The sliding door will close tightly, but there is no lock on it. Also the aluminium frame does make it a bit trickier to add a lock to the door. Now we are not putting the greenhouse down for this, but you may not want to put more expensive things like tools in here.
Like with most other greenhouses, you do not get much privacy here. Do not worry about it though. Just make sure you are fully dressed when you are looking after your plants and food and you will be fine.
Customisation Options And Extras
As you can tell we really love the way this greenhouse looks and we actually would not recommend that you mess with the design anyway. Which is actually pretty good as B&Q are not offering any customisation options with this at all.
No extras are offered with the B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse and we are fine with that. This greenhouse actually comes with opening vents and a guttering system anyway, so we are not sure what they could even offer as an extra.
We are very impressed with what B&Q have done with this greenhouse. The glass they have used, the framing and just the general style of this make it one very high quality lean to greenhouse.
Longevity Of Materials 9/10
We can see this being something you enjoy for a very long time. They have used very good materials here and they will not need much looking after at all. You very well may find that this is the only greenhouse you will ever need in your lifetime!
10 X 6 may not sound huge, but for a lean to greenhouse this is a very good size. It gives you a lot or room so lots of staging and shelving can be used. Also it has a lot of headroom as well which means you can grow high plants and have plenty of headroom for when you are walking around.
Ease Of Installation 8.5/10
You will need another person to help you out when it comes to installation. This is not a hard job, but the height of it may make it a little tricky so be sure to put aside a good few hours to get this done.
There may be cheaper greenhouses out there, but we feel the size, glass, frame and the looks of this make it worth the price they are asking.
Final Thoughts: The B&Q 10X6 Toughened Safety Glass Lean-To Greenhouse is one truly gorgeous looking greenhouse. They have made the front of the structure have a curved design instead of just a straight drop and we really like this. Using toughened safety glass was a fantastic decision and this along with the robust aluminium framing makes for one very strong structure that is going to last for a very long time. We know that some of you may think the price is a little bit high, but to be fair we think this is a great price considering the materials and the size of it. If love to care for plants and grow your own food then this would be a great place to do it.
Prices around: £776
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