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Elite Windsor 4 x 12 ft 'Low Ridge' Lean To Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-WIN-12
With any Elite greenhouse you have the opportunity to build your own bespoke structure, beginning with a rigid aluminium frame that you can equip it with a host of accessories of your choice.
As the ridge is deliberately low, the Windsor 4ft x 12ft Lean To greenhouse can easily be positioned against a shed, fence, wall or next to your house. It is very adaptable, well designed and expertly constructed.
Using an aluminium frame means that it's maintenance free and won't rust or warp. You can start personalising it by choosing a colour powder coating or you might keep to silver milled aluminium.
The glazing is also completely up to you. Horticultural might come as standard but toughened may be a superior alternative and is required if the lean to is positioned covering a doorway on your house. There is also polycarbonate. To keep the glazing secure and also to create a water resistant seal, bar capping is recommended.
Decide which gable end you want the single sliding door so that access is easy. With the door open during the summer months a good air flow will develop between it and the standard roof vent.
This can be further improved if you have an optional louvre vent. What's more, you can fit the louvre and roof vent with automatic openers so that temperature and humidity can be regulated accurately and there's no problem if you happen to be away for a few days.
Another popular accessory is a rainwater collection kit that can be connected to the integral gutter. Water can then be collected in a butt and used during dry periods. Plants much prefer rainwater to tap water so it's a very useful option in more than one way.
Most gardeners enjoy propagating their own plants and sowing seed. It's a very satisfying activity and saves money. So it's not surprising that shelving and staging are best selling options and available in many sizes and types.
A base is essential, with Elite you have a choice. Build one from slabs or bricks or purchase a ready made alloy base that perfectly fits your greenhouse and can be colour co-ordinated with the frame.
Please note that the photographs illustrate various sized Windsor greenhouses and show both standard features that are listed below and optional accessories that can be purchased separately.
Elite Windsor Lean To Features:
- Finger tip control of sliding door
- Strong integral gutter giving a lot of strength at the eave
- 1 roof vent (4 sq ft)
- Low ridge
- All clips are stainless steel, not galvanised, to prevent rust
- Maintenance free, rigid aluminium frame, which will not rust, warp or rot
- Choice of three types of glazing
- Comprehensive instruction manual
- Door can be situated on either gable end to suit
- External Height To Ridge: 201cm (6ft 7ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 159cm (5ft 2½ins)
- External Width: 381cm (12ft 6ins)
- External Depth: 130cm (4ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Height: 160cm (5ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Width: 60cm (1ft 11½ins)
- 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 > Additional Rear Single Door?
The Windsor comes with one sliding door as standard. This can be fitted into either gable end.
If you want to fit a second sliding door to the other gable end then please select from the following rear single door options, you can also choose to have Bar Capping.
Option 6 > 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 7 > 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 > Heating?
Accessories > Water Systems?
Important Covid-19 Update - Monday 25th May 2020
Delivery timeframes have been extended to up to 8 weeks for aluminium frams and 12 weeks for powder coated frames due to delays and carrier restrictions during Covid-19.
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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