New Greenhouse No glass!

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carlrmj

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New Greenhouse No glass!
« on: May 11, 2012, 17:40 »


Hi, a friend of mine has just bought a 8x6 Aluminium greenhouse frame only.

There is no glass with it (I'm not convinced it's a bargain)

Any idea how much it would cost to cover it with

1)Horticultural glass

2)Acrylic 

3)polycarbonate

There's also the cost of clips etc

Thanks Carl

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Re: New Greenhouse No glass!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 18:29 »
I don't think it will be a bargain if glass-glazed, mainly because for fairly obvious reasons horticultural glass is not the sort of thing it's easy to buy at a big discount by mail-order. My 8X6 has somewhere around 65 2'X2' panes of glass, some of which were cut to shape first, and the current price per standard sheet seems to be around £4-£5 if you're lucky.

Your friend is much more likely to find a better deal on Acrylic or polycarbonate sheeting, although he/she will need to read up about securely fixing this type of material judging by some recent posts on these forums.
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Re: New Greenhouse No glass!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 19:02 »


My friend has just ordered polycarbonate sheeting for her 8x6 greenhouse from b&q for

89.99.

I was expecting it to be a lot more



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