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Elite Windsor 4 x 14 ft 'Low Ridge' Lean To Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-WIN-14
With Elite greenhouses you have the freedom to equip and build your own bespoke lean to, starting with a strong aluminium frame that can be kitted out with an array of optional accessories.
One very useful aspect of the Windsor 4ft x 14ft Lean To frame is the low ridge. This means that the greenhouse can be positioned against a wall, fence, shed or adjoining your house. It is very well designed, adaptable and robustly constructed with a single sliding door that can be fitted at either end. An extra door can also be fitted and access can be made easier by lowering the threshold.
Start the personalisation by selecting a colour for the frame. You can keep it as silver milled aluminium or powder coat it, choosing from several colours. The frame is made from aluminium, so will be maintenance free and will not suffer from warp or rusting.
Glazing is also an important consideration. Fit horticultural or upgrade to polycarbonate or toughened, the latter will need to be installed if you place your lean to next to a door from your house. Bar capping has several benefits. It looks attractive for starters, but functionally the capping secures glazing and also forms a watertight seal.
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.
Air circulation is extremely important in a greenhouse, that's why a roof vent is already in place. To improve the flow of air even more, why not fit an optional five blade louvre. The temperature and humidity during warm months can then be adequately regulated. You should also consider automatic openers for the louvre and roof vent, so that your plants won't get baked if you are away for any reason or on holiday.
Conserving water is important, it's an increasingly precious commodity and plants appreciate it more than tap water. That's the reason why a rainwater collection kit is another great idea. Fit it to the gutter and then re-cycle the water after it has collected in a water butt.
Sowing seed and propagating plants is an activity most gardeners find most satisfying, it also saves you money. Shelving and staging is therefore essential, and there is plenty to choose from the long list of Elite accessories.
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
- 2 roof vents
- 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: 443cm (14ft 6½ins)
- External Depth: 130cm (4ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Height: 160cm (5ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Width: 60cm (1ft 11½ins)
- Base Height: 12cm (5ins)
Note: Stated heights exclude any added height from the optional base plinth.
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.
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 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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