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Elite Thyme 8 Greenhouse 8 x 16 ft
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Strength, traditional values and modern features combine to fabulous effect in the Elite Thyme 8 8ft x 16ft Greenhouse.
Looking fantastic freestanding or with a dwarf wall, you will be literally spoilt for choice as this remarkable greenhouse has an impressive list of options and accessories.
Based on a rot and rust free aluminium frame that includes an integral base, extensive cantilever bracing provides rigidity and stability. The standard finish is milled silver but a coloured powder coating can add protection and individuality.
Needless to say, the interior is a marvellous growing space that can sustain a huge number of flowers, vegetables and fruit. Sunlight and warmth is provided by toughened or polycarbonate glazing depending on your preference, the latter has less light transmission but better dispersion and insulating qualities.
To access the interior you enter the greenhouse through large sliding double doors. These can be fitted at the opposite end as well and have a low threshold and support plate so as to not hinder wheelchairs and wheel barrows.
Such a large greenhouse requires exceptional ventilation to control humidity and temperature particularly during the summer. That's why there are four roof vents and two louvres with the opportunity to fit more if required. Automatic openers are also available to save time each day or come into action when you are away from home.
Practical accessories include a kit to collect rainwater from the integral gutters, bar capping, additional shelving and staging for sowing and potting on, heaters that will be essential when overwintering plants and water butts. To provide a finishing touch there are also decorative finials and crestings for the roof.
Elite Thyme Features:
- Lockable Double Dropped Doors
- Low Threshold (suitable for wheelchairs and wheelbarrows)
- Strong Integral Gutters and Robust Eaves
- Corner Bars For Extra Stability
- Cantilever Supports On Every Other Bar
- Rigid Aluminium Frame - Will Not Rust or Warp
- Stainless Steel Clips to Prevent Rust
- Supplied As Standard With Full Length Frame/Glass
- Includes Integral Base
- Includes Four Roof Vents
- Includes Two 5 Blade Louvres
- Includes Cresting And Finials
- Includes Diamond Shelf at Rear
- 10 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
- External Height To Ridge: 254cm (8ft 4ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 166cm (5ft 5½ins)
- External Width: 255cm (8ft 4½ins)
- External Depth: 506cm (16ft 7ins)
- Door Opening Height: 191cm (6ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Width: 89cm (2ft 11ins)
*dimensions for standard glass to ground option, dwarf wall dimensions will differ.
Please Note: Photographs may show both standard and optional extra features 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 two different types of glazing: single sheet Toughened Glass or 6mm Polycarbonate Glazing.
Please Note: Greenhouse glass images below are for guidance only.
Option 3 > 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.
Option 4 > 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.
Option 5 > Cambered Door Sill and Support Plate
Option 6 > 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 7 > Discuss with an Elite Technician
Option 8 > Dwarf Wall Modification
If you intend on situating your greenhouse onto a Dwarf wall, then please select this option and we will arrange this for you depending on your planned wall specification.
The charge for a customised dwarf wall modification is an ADDITIONAL 40%. We will confirm this price by e-mail to you and we will contact you to determine the exact height you require.
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?
We offer 8ft long aluminium (in silver or a powder coated finish) staging which allows 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.
Alternatively, go with the more traditional wooden staging which is available in 4ft lengths, meaning that you will need 2 sets to fit one side of your greenhouse or 4 sets to fit both sides.
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?
Important Covid-19 Update - Monday 5th October 2020 to Present
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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