The best location to site a Greenhouse depends on several factors that can vary based on your specific climate, the type of Greenhouse and the types of plants you plan to grow. Keep in mind that each location has unique considerations, so it’s essential to assess your property and consider the specific needs of the plants you plan to grow. Here are some general guidelines to consider when choosing the location for your Greenhouse.

For the typical English climate, we recommend lining up the ridge line of the Greenhouse in an east to west orientation to maximise light transmission all year round, even during the winter. This will allow it to heat up as early as possible after cold nights.

Select a location that receives maximum sunlight exposure throughout the day. South-facing positions tend to receive the most sunlight in the northern hemisphere, while north-facing positions are ideal in the southern hemisphere. Avoid areas with excessive shade from trees, buildings or other structures.

Wind Exposure
Place the Greenhouse in a location that offers some protection from abnormally strong winds especially during extreme weather conditions. Consider natural windbreaks like trees, shrubs or buildings to shield the Greenhouse from strong gusts.

Ensure the site has good natural drainage to prevent water accumulation around the Greenhouse. Avoid low-lying areas prone to flooding or areas where water might pool.

Consider easy access to the Greenhouse from your home or garden, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time caring for your plants or tending to seedlings.

Proximity to Objects and Boundaries
We advise that the Greenhouse is not positioned too close to a boundary and that a minimum space of 2ft is maintained for installation purposes and to allow the timber to breathe.

Local Regulations
If you are not sure regarding planning or regulations, be sure to check with your local council for local building codes and regulations that might affect Greenhouse placement, size or setback requirements.

Proximity to Water and Electricity
Choose a location that is close to a water source for easy irrigation and a power supply for heaters, fans and other electrical equipment.

Damage Prevention
You should avoid siting your Greenhouse under any object like trees etc... as falling debris can cause damage if large enough and smaller debris will cause excess algae to build up.

Consider any microclimates on your property that might influence temperature variations or frost pockets. Look for areas that are naturally warmer during colder months or cooler during hot summers.

The base onto which the structure sits and is fixed must be flat and secure. We recommend a raised brick plinth to raise the structure above ground level.
A comprehensive base plan is provided with every structure.