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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.
- 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
- Includes a 10 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
|Door Opening Height:||175cm (5ft 9in)|
|Double Door Opening Width:||120cm (3ft 11in)|
|External Depth:||130cm (4ft 3in)|
|External Height To Eaves:||180cm (5ft 11in)|
|External Height To Ridge:||224cm (7ft 4in)|
|External Width:||381cm (12ft 6in)|
|Nominal Size:||4ft x 12ft|
|Optional Base Height:||12.8cm ( 5.0in)|
|Single Door Opening Width:||60cm (2ft)|
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 between 3mm - 4mm thick 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 - in most cases you simply 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. Alternatively, you can build a brick base but you will need to be accurate with your measurements.
Preformed alloy base frame plinths are available in either milled silver aluminium or powder coated to match your chosen frame colour. With the use of a base plinths, optional modification is possible to create a drop door / low threshold area at the door entry, this extends the door lower down to the ground and removes the bulk of the base plinth at this area, so that there is no large step-over. This modification will require a custom quote, so please contact us in advance, or put your order through as a quotation within the checkout stage and we will get back to you with a no-obligation quote.
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.
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
Elite's super strength slatted Aluminium or Power-Coated staging can be fitted to any Elite greenhouse through the use of cantilever bracing, which is attached directly onto the greenhouse framework with no visible legs, also keeping clear valuable workspace underneath.
You can have staging down one or both sides of your greenhouse, either to fully fit the sides or just to partially cover.
Please Note: In order to fix staging against a wall, as opposed to the greenhouse framework, you will be required to source your own fixings.
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.
Shelving can be installed on both sides of your greenhouse.
Each shelf can be adjusted to any height you require and fit your greenhouse framework with the included diagonal braces.
Please Note: In order to fix shelving against a wall, as opposed to the greenhouse framework, you will be required to source your own fixings.
Accessories > Hybrid Panels
Accessories > Heating?
Accessories > Water Systems?
Would You Like Your Building Installed?
Delivery within Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
Our standard, inclusive delivery is to the majority of mainland areas: mainland England, Wales and Southern Scotland*
*Scotland areas are detailed by our delivery carrier as:
Inclusive along the A74(M) and M74 corridor, or the A76 corridor to Kilmarnock and Ayr, (but NOT west of Dumfries), and then onwards up to the Glasgow and Edinburgh area. Continuing up the east coast via Dundee to Aberdeen and then north-west to Inverness, (but NOT northeast of Aberdeen to Fraserburgh and surrounding area). For full details, see our Elite Greenhouse delivery terms.
Extra charges will apply to Scotland areas outside of the inclusive delivery area(s) noted above, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and any other Offshore Islands. In all instances please contact us today for a personalised quote.
Delivery will typically be made within the below timeframes, depending on the model:
- Any Greenhouse with Standard Silver Frame: 4 - 5 Weeks
- Compact, Streamline, Craftsman, High Eave & Belmont Greenhouses with Powder Coated Frame: 8 - 10 Weeks
- Titan, Lean To, Dwarf Walls, Edge, Zenith, Supreme & Classique Greenhouses with Powder Coated Frame: 10 - 14 Weeks
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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