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Elite Windsor 4 x 8 ft 'Low Ridge' Lean To Greenhouse
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Product Code: ELI-WIN-8
With a low ridge, the Windsor 4ft wide x 8ft Lean To from Elite can be positioned in many different locations around the garden. Adjacent to the house, against a shed or fence, you have to agree that it's a really adaptable greenhouse that will fit into most situations.
As with Elite's traditional greenhouses, the frame is built with rigid aluminium. It's maintenance free and will not warp or rust. You also have the choice of five powder coated finishes or silver milled aluminium.
Glazing is also a matter of personal preference. Horticultural is standard, but you can have toughened if the lean to is positioned against a household door or polycarbonate.
Positioned at either gable end, the sliding door means access is easy. Opened during hot weather, it combines with the roof vent to crate a helpful flow of air to keep the interior fresh and the plants healthy.
Bar capping that provides a finishing touch to the glazing and also secures it more firmly creating a water tight seal.
One of the great aspects of any Elite greenhouse is that you are allowed to choose from an impressive list of optional accessories, creating a greenhouse that perfectly fits your needs.
For example, if you want to re-cycle rainwater there's a kit that can be fitted to the integral gutter. This collects a precious commodity that your plants will much prefer to tap water.
Elite let you personalise the lean to with an imposing list of accessories. Shelving and staging are a must have if you propagate your own plants while the best selling Elite automatic roof vent opener will open and close the vent even when you are away from home. Air circulation can also be increased by the addition of a louvre.
Also why not forget about constructing your own base from bricks when you can have an alloy one that is colour co-ordinated with the frame.
This is a great opportunity to design your own bespoke lean to greenhouse, but a package version is available with many of the more popular accessories fitted as standard. Please note that the photographs 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: 258cm (8ft 5½ins)
- 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?
Accessories: Hybrid Panels
Important Covid-19 Update - Thursday 10th September 2020
Delivery timeframes have been extended to up to 14 - 18 weeks for aluminium frames and 16 - 20 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.
What is the roof height of an Elite Windsor 4ft x 8ft lean-to greenhouse with a metal base?We Replied:
Dear Zhijun Zhong Thank you for your question. The tallest point on the greenhouse frame is 201cm, plus the additional 12cm from the metal base frame and then an additional 3cm is required for the greenhouse's roof vent (which extrudes out of the roof slightly) - 216cm in total. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren.Monday 24th, February, 2020
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