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Elite Classique 12 x 18 ft Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-CLAS-18
The demand for greenhouses continues long into 2021 but brings a sharp rise to the cost of materials required leading to an imminent substantial price increase. Order now to beat this increase
At 12ft wide and 18ft long, this is a very substantial greenhouse that will match the ambitions of serious gardeners.
The aluminium frame has high ridge and eaves, it's maintenance free, robust and rigid. A fabulous starting point on your journey to a bespoke structure that will satisfy all your aspirations.
It's your choice whether to keep to silver milled aluminium or have another powder coated finish in one of several colours. Then decide whether you prefer toughened, polycarbonate or horticultural glazing.
Good air circulation is essential and that's looked after by four roof vents and two louvres. More can be installed and they can be upgraded to have automatic openers.
The list of accessories and modifications is impressive and comprehensive. Many different types of staging and shelving, some heavy duty; a rainwater collection kit to attach to the frame's integral gutters; bar capping; a partition or a fly screen; crestings and a finial to name but a small selection of what is available.
A preformed base would be a sound investment and, although the generously sized lockable double doors allow easy entry, you can choose to have a low threshold which is much more wheelchair and wheelbarrow friendly.
You really are spoiled for choice, building a structure that will give many years service and will fit you like a glove.
Elite Classique Features:
- Finger tip sliding double doors
- Strong integral gutters
- 4 roof vents (4 sq ft each)
- 2 side louvres
- All clips are stainless steel, not galvanised, to prevent rust
- Maintenance free, rigid aluminium frame, will not rust, warp or rot
- Strong eaves, heavy duty bracing as standard
- 2.5m (8ft 2ins) rear end alloy shelf
- Comprehensive instruction manual
- External Height To Ridge: 263cm (8ft 7½ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 135cm (4ft 5ins)
- External Width: 380cm (12ft 5½ins)
- External Depth: 567cm (18ft 7ins)
- Door Opening Height: 175cm (5ft 9ins)
- Door Opening Width: 120cm (3ft 11ins)
* excluding base
Please note that the photographs illustrate a 12ft 5ins x 16ft 5ins Classique greenhouse and show both standard features that are listed above and optional accessories that can be purchased separately.
Select Your Options
Option 1 > Choose Your Frame Colour
Please select from the following ten frame colours. Milled Silver aluminium is pre-selected by default and is the standard option. However, powder coated frame options are also available at an additional cost.
Option 2 > Choose Your Greenhouse Glass
We offer three different types of glazing: 3mm Horticultural Glass which is pre-selected by default, but you can upgrade to single sheet Toughened Glass or 6mm Polycarbonate Glazing here.
As Horticultural Glass is included in your frame price it is a NO COST option. The additional cost of Toughened Glass or Polycarbonate Glazing is indicated below.
Please Note: Greenhouse glass images below are for guidance only.
Option 3 > Do I Need a Base?
Yes, quite simply you do. Greenhouse frames need to lip over a base (or upstand) which also allows the door to lip under the frame. The base also gives you the required height needed inside your greenhouse. Without a base your greenhouse would be 5ins too low.
Preformed Alloy Bases are available in either milled silver aluminium or powder coated to match your chosen frame colour. All Elite Supreme Bases come complete with a drop door option which gives a low threshold. Alternatively, you can build a brick base but you will need to be accurate with your measurements.
Option 4 > Bar Capping?
Bar capping is a continuous strip glazing system used instead of glazing clips, this gives a far neater streamlined appearance and helps to stop rainwater seeping through the glass seams. It's made from PVC and is UV treated for long term weatherproofing.
Please Note: Bar capping is NOT suitable for use with horticultural glass. It is only suitable for use with single sheet toughened and polycarbonate glazing.
Option 5 > Cresting and Finials?
Crestings and Finials are available in either a standard silver milled aluminium or any of powder coated colours depending on your chosen greenhouse frame above.
If required please tick the appropriate check box below to match the colour of the finials to your chosen greenhouse colour finish above.
Option 6 > Internal Partition with Double Doors
Would you like an Internal Partition? This option enables you to divide your greenhouse into 2 sections. This is ideal where you wish to create areas or zones for plants with differing needs.
Available in milled silver aluminium or powder coated coloured finish, complete with integral base and double doors. You can also choose to have Bar Capping and all the glazing options are available.
If you choose an Internal Partition you will need to tick 1 of the first 3 boxes below. You then add to your initial choice by ticking any other appropriate boxes. You may have to tick up to 3 check boxes. This is a complex option so please choose carefully!
We will contact to you to determine the final positioning of you partition.
Option 7 > Additional Rear Double Doors?
Having double doors at the rear of your Greenhouse is very convenient because you will be able to gain access from both ends and walk straight through your Greenhouse with ease.
Please select from the following rear double door options, you can also choose to have Bar Capping.
Option 8 > Delivery Options
Standard Delivery within Mainland England, Wales and Mainland Scotland is inclusive. Although, we can still deliver to northern and remote parts of Scotland as well as Northern and the Republic of Ireland at an additional cost, as per these delivery options.
See our Elite Greenhouse Delivery Guide (inc areas in Scotland classed as 'mainland' by our delivery company)
Option 9 > Discuss with an Elite Technician
Accessories > Staging?
We offer 6ft and 8ft length aluminium staging (in silver or a powder coated finish) which allows extra workspace along the sides of your greenhouse. Purchase one set of staging to fit a certain area, or multiple sets (e.g 6ft + 8ft lengths together) which can be used to fill a whole 14ft side or two of your greenhouse.
Alternatively, go with the more traditional wooden staging which is available in 4ft lengths.
Accessories > Shelving?
By adding a shelf or two to your greenhouse, you'll have added workspace areas to store small tools, pots and seedlings. Each set of shelves comes complete with the necessary braces to install them to your Elite greenhouse frame.
You may decide to purchase a set of 8ft + 6ft staging which will then fit one full length (14ft) inside your greenhouse, or alternatively purchase four sets (2x 8ft and 2x 6ft) shelves to fit along both sides of your greenhouse.
Accessories > Ventilation?
Ventilation is essential for any greenhouse no matter the size to ensure that the humidity and temperature inside provides the best growing experience for your new plants.
Accessories > Heating?
Accessories > Water Systems?
Important Covid-19 Update - Monday 5th October 2020
Delivery timeframes have been extended to up to 22 - 24 weeks for aluminium frames and 30 weeks for powder-coated frames due to delays and carrier restrictions during Covid-19.
(this is a further increase from the original increase of 10 - 14 weeks for aluminium frames and 16 - 20 weeks for powder-coated frames which were set in place from Wednesday 15th July)
Fast Free Delivery within Mainland England and Wales Only.
Extra charges will apply to Scottish Highlands and Islands. In some cases we can even deliver outside the mainland e.g. Channel Isles and arrange the VAT element for you. In all instances please contact us today for a personalised quote.
Delivery will typically be made within 30 working days (bespoke coloured frames 30 - 40 days) but may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.
Bespoke Product Procedure
This product range is made to order on an order-by-order basis, therefore is exempt from our usual cancellation and returns policy. Any cancellations after your order has started production may not be able to be cancelled or may be subject to cancellation charges. Although a very rare occurrence, this does not affect any orders that arrive damaged or faulty, whereby our normal terms on receiving a faulty product will apply.
Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 15 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.
Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable. Goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery.
Elite Greenhouse Information
Please Note: Some retailers offer non-genuine copies of Elite greenhouse frames or Elite frames along with non-genuine glazing, bases, powder coating, staging and accessories. When purchasing from GardenSite, you are buying 100% genuine and official Elite products including the frame, glazing and accessories. All painted frames are protectively wrapped; all bases are aluminium; all fittings are stainless steel and only high tensile bolts are used.
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