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Elite Windsor 4 x 16 ft 'Low Ridge' Lean To Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-WIN-16
The Windsor 4ft x 16ft Lean To is very adaptable due to its low ridge height and has a strong aluminium frame that is maintenance free, you now have to equip it to your own specifications.
A bespoke greenhouse is the dream of many gardeners and Elite allow you to fulfil that ambition, choosing from their extensive list of optional accessories.
Fitted as standard is a single sliding door. It's no problem to fit it at either gable end, or in fact to install a further door. Both can be adjusted to have a low threshold, making access even easier.
The frame itself won't warp or rust, you can leave it as silver milled aluminium or choose a powder coating that can come in a number of colours.
There is also a choice of glazing. Horticultural can be upgraded to polycarbonate or toughened that should be fitted if the lean to can be entered directly from your house.
If you want to secure the glazing with more than standard clips, then choose bar capping. This also creates a water resistant seal between the glazing and the frame.
The greenhouse cannot be placed directly on to soil or grass, so the next decision is to either build a base from bricks or slabs or install an alloy one that fits perfectly and can be the same colour as the frame.
For healthy, thriving plants the greenhouse needs adequate air circulation. Elite fit an air vent as standard but you can choose to also have a five blade louvre. Fit automatic openers and you can leave the greenhouse, knowing that the interior temperature and humidity will be well controlled.
Water conservation is increasingly seen as an important. A rainwater collection kit would therefore seem to be an excellent idea. Fitted to the gutter, the rainwater can be stored in a butt ready to be re-cycled.
Shelving and staging is clearly important, enabling you to sow seed, propagate and pot them on. Look at the list of Elite accessories and you find a wide choice of different widths and lengths.
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
- Includes 10 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
- External Height To Ridge: 201cm (6ft 7ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 159cm (5ft 2½ins)
- External Width: 505cm (16ft 7ins)
- 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 > 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:
- Greenhouse with Silver Aluminium Frame with Horticultural Glass: 4 - 6 Weeks
- Greenhouse with Aluminium Frame with Toughened Glass: 8 - 10 Weeks
- Greenhouse with Powder Coated Frame (any glass): 16 - 18 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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