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Elite Kensington 4 x 12 ft Lean To Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-KEN4-12
Manufactured to a very high standard and well appointed, the Kensington 4ft wide x 12ft lean to offers enormous potential for keen gardeners who want to create their own bespoke greenhouse.
The frame is maintenance, rust and warp free, it's constructed from rigid aluminium and has high tensile fixings for strength and durability. This is a great starting point and you can choose a silver milled aluminium finish or a powder coated colour.
Access is very important so Elite let you locate the door at either or both ends. With this size of greenhouse you can also install a door at the front of the greenhouse or why not make that double doors.
There's a roof vent and louvre that introduce a flow of cool air during the summer, so important to combat high temperatures and too much humidity. Again, it's your choice whether to fit any more or to operate them with automatic openers that are very useful if you have to spend any time away from home.
Glazing is another important consideration. If the lean to is positioned against a household entrance then you must choose toughened glass, otherwise the alternatives are horticultural or polycarbon. Another option is bar capping, an attractive and effective way of further securing the glazing and creating a water resistant seal.
With plenty of space to sow and grow your own plants, shelving and staging is essential. There's already an extruded shelf and the choice of further sizes and types, widths and lengths is comprehensive - you will soon have a very useful amount of working and storage space.
Among the more popular accessories is a rainwater collection kit. Fitted to the gutter, the kit will enable you to collect and recycle a resource that's so much better than tap water to keep your plants happy.
A base is essential. You could build one from bricks or slabs but it probably makes sense to purchase an alloy one that is specifically designed for an Elite greenhouse.
Please note that the photographs illustrate various Kensington greenhouses and show both standard features that are listed below and optional accessories that can be purchased separately.
Elite Kensington Lean To Features:
- Finger tip control of sliding door
- Strong integral gutter giving strength at the eave
- One roof vent (4 sq ft)
- All clips are stainless steel, not galvanised, to prevent rust
- Maintenance free, rigid aluminium frame, which will not rust, warp or rot
- One five bladed side louvre
- Internal Shelf
- Choice of three types of glazing
- Comprehensive instruction manual
- Doors can be situated on either gable or front
- External Height To Ridge: 224cm (7ft 3ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 180cm (6ft)
- External Width: 381cm (12ft 6ins)
- External Depth: 130cm (4ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Height: 175cm (5ft 7ins)
- Single Door Opening Width: 60cm (2ft)
- Double Door Opening Width: 120cm (4ft)
- Base Height: 12cm (5ins)
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. It's made from PVC and is UVI treated.
For a more detailed explanation of what bar capping is, see our handy Bar Capping Guide here.
Please Note: Bar Capping is NOT suitable for use with horticultural glass. But is recommended for use with single sheet toughened and polycarbonate glazing.
Option 5 > Where would you like your door positioning?
A Single Door comes as standard and there is the option to upgrage to Double Doors however Double Doors cannot be fitted in the gable ends of a Kensington 4 or 6.
Please select from the options below where you would like your door positioning?
Option 6 > Internal Partition with Single Door?
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 single door. 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 check 1 of the first 3 boxes below. You then add to your initial choice by checking any other appropriate boxes. You may have to check up to 4 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 > Delivery Options
Standard Delivery within Mainland England, Wales and Mainland Scotland is Inclusive
See our Elite Greenhouse Delivery Guide (inc areas in Scotland classed as 'mainland' by our delivery company)
Option 8 > Discuss with an Elite Technician
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 > Staging?
These staging accessories allow extra workspace along the sides of your greenhouse.
Purchase one set of staging to fit across one side, or two sets to have staging across both sides of your greenhouse.
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 have one set along one side of your greenhouse, or alternatively purchase two sets to fit both sides of your greenhouse.
Accessories > Heating?
Accessories > Water Systems?
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 28 working days (Coloured Frames 6 - 8 weeks) 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.
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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