Lean To Greenhouse Type And Roof Size
The B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse is one of the most interesting looking greenhouses we have seen in quite some time. While not what you would call a traditional lean to greenhouse, this greenhouse is still offering you the same benefits that you would get with a greenhouse of that style. The greenhouse is 6 feet 3 inches wide and a little over 2 feet deep. This means that you will not actually be walking inside here like you would a traditional greenhouse, but everything is in reach from the doors. The greenhouse is made to go up against a wall and while it may sound like it is small, but as you can see from the picture, you can fit a number of plants inside of here and it would also work well for those of you who like to grow your own food. At its peak, the greenhouse is over 6 feet high and it comes with a number of shelves so you can stack things quite high in here.
The roof is really cool. It is the roof that makes this such an eye catching greenhouse. Most other structures that fit the lean to greenhouse mould will have a regular apex style roof, but this one does things a little bit different. If you had to class it as a specific style then you would say this is an apex roof, but rather than just being straight it has a very slight ark which gives an almost bottle type shape. We really love the way this looks and lots and lots of sun is going to get in through the roof which will keep your plants and food very happy.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The walls of the B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse are mainly made with glass so here is no cladding at all here. Most greenhouses that are made with glass and aluminium do not tend to have any kind of cladding so we will not put the greenhouse down for that.
The framing they have used for this is great. A thick aluminium framing is what they have used and this frame makes it a very strong structure. There are actually only a few pieces to the frame which first of all makes it a bit easier to install, but this is also a reason as to why the frame is so solid. This aluminium frame may be strong, but it is not thick and bulky so it does not take up a whole lot of space.
As is the case with most lean to greenhouses there is no floor included here. The idea is that you place this on a concrete floor or actually even a decking area may be ok. The bottom of the structure does actually have an extra bit of framing to give the greenhouse a bit more stability. This was a very nice touch and something we were happy to see.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
As there is no wood on the B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse, you do not have to worry about treating the greenhouse or worrying about rot starting to appear. Of course to make sure a lot of sun gets inside, you will have to give the glass a clean every now and again, but this really will not take you much time at all. If you really want to do it fast, just turn the garden hose on it.
We could not find any information about the warranty at all! This is something that seems to be happening more and more and it is something we really do not like. We will say in most cases you tend to get a 5-10 year warranty with a greenhouse like this, but be sure to ask before you order what kind of warranty you get with this greenhouse.
Doors And Windows
The front of the B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse has a large single door. This door takes up a large portion of the front of the greenhouse and it is a sliding door. Here at WhatShed we always like a sliding door as it makes us feel like we are on Star Trek each time we open one. Of course that is not the only benefit of a door like this, it is also very easy to open. You could even slide it open with your foot when your hands are full with plants and you realise you left the door closed. The door is actually very well made with some thick framing and it will keep the rain out when closed.
The windows are what replace cladding like you would get on a shed. The glass used for this greenhouse is 3 mm thick toughened glass. We love this kind of glass. First of all it keeps the heat in very well, but if the worst did happen and it was to smash, this is designed to shatter into little pieces instead of big dangerous shards. One thing we must mention and something that is very smart in the design is how from the bottom to the top is just three pieces of glass. That is right, there is one large piece of glass for each side and then one for the front.
Security And Privacy
The door even though it can be opened and closed very easily, does actually still close quite securely. There is no included lock and to be honest with you, without getting the drill out and drilling through the aluminium frame, which we would never advise you do, we do not see any way you can add a lock.
As most of the B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse is made with three large pieces of glass, you are really not getting much privacy here, but as this is a lean to greenhouse, we suspect that privacy is not something you are going to be all that bothered about.
Customisation Options And Extras
As is the case with most aluminium greenhouses, customisation is not something that is available with this. Do not worry though as this looks fantastic just the way it is.
Surprisingly, there are no extras offered with this greenhouse at all. We are not saying this is a bad thing, as it just means you have more money to spend on pots, plants and seeds.
You may want to add a floor, but if you have a good concrete surface then honestly we would not bother.
This is very well made. We know that it may look basic from the pictures, but this is actually one very well made lean to greenhouse.
Longevity Of Materials 9/10
The 3 mm thick toughened glass and that strong aluminium frame make this a greenhouse which is going to last many years. It does not even require a whole lot of maintenance from you either which is a very nice bonus.
This is not one of the larger greenhouses and you are not going to be able to walk around, but if you want something where you can just easily reach in then this is going to offer you all the space you need.
Ease Of Installation 8.5/10
It may be a little bit fiddly in places, but it should take you and a person you talk into helping no more than a few hours.
This is a fantastic deal and the low price would make it a great second greenhouse or even as a starter one for someone just looking to get started.
Final Thoughts: The B&Q 6X2 Toughened Safety Glass Wall Garden Greenhouse is one very smart looking greenhouse that just has a lot of personality. With its very sleek and curvy roof this and its general lean to greenhouse design. This is a very unique looking structure. It is offering you a very decent amount of room to keep some plants or even grow some food. The large sliding doors make this a very particle structure and the multiple shelves give you a lot of room to play with. The price is very, very fair and considering the materials which are used in its construction we actually think anyone who purchases this is getting a great deal.
Prices around: £326
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