Robert Hall highlights the pros and cons to Juliana's new urban greenhouse range, reviewing the City, Balcony and Vertical greenhouse models after his first look at these fabulous new additions.
Elite Greenhouses have always been at the forefront of new design combined with an unrivalled user-friendly experience and the Edge has got it all.
To be honest similar designs have been appearing in Europe over the past year but Elite has remodeled this fledgling trend into a more fully developed concept.
The Edge is a sloping pent roof style greenhouse but Elite has added a lot more additional height at the front to create a far larger growing environment which is a satisfying space to occupy as you walk in through the double sliding doors which are supplied as standard.
An integral perimeter base is another standard feature that adds to the feeling of being in your space. The floor can be covered with an optional matting or you can supply your own floor covering if you wish. It’s a great concept as the greenhouse base, or up-stand, as I like to call it, can then be combined with a floor creating a much cleaner look and giving the feel more of a retreat than just a utilitarian greenhouse.
In fact, it could be used as a personal retreat and would look great decked out with some chairs and a table and a pot of coffee, of course. So often it is cool outside but behind glass, the temperature will quickly rise meaning that the Edge will create a very comfortable space to be on those cold but sunny days.
As the framework is based on the Elite Titan range you can rest assured that it is both thick and robust enough for anything the British weather can throw at it. In fact, Elite offers a 10-year frame guarantee for even more peace of mind. The Elite Edge is also available in a wide range of Elite colours so will blend harmoniously with whatever style of house and garden you have.
Toughened safety glass, two roof vents and a 5 blade louvre window are also standard features of this very well thought out building.
It is available in 4ft, 6ft and 8ft (nominal) widths and a range of lengths so it will be at home in the smallest backyard or in the largest stately garden.
Invite some friends over and you can combine that coffee or tea with some homegrown cucumber sandwiches whilst you relax and chat enjoying the cosy environment that is the new Elite Edge greenhouse.
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