What is a custom Greenhouse?
A custom made Greenhouse caters to your unique needs whatever they may be, from fitting a specific size of space in your garden to providing you with the exact kind of growing space and storage area you need inside the Greenhouse.
We are always delighted to return to a property and see the custom Greenhouse standing proud in its original position, often after a period of several decades.
Over the years, we have produced all sorts of custom-sized Greenhouses, and you can see a selection of these on the Hartley Botanic website.
Our custom Greenhouse range
Our custom-built Greenhouse range spans many different sizes and structures.
Whether you’re looking for a large custom Greenhouse to maximise your available space, or a custom Greenhouse finished in a specific colour to match any other buildings, we can help. Our custom Victorian Greenhouses add a touch of elegance to any garden, while a small custom Greenhouse from Hartley is perfect for those with limited outdoor space.
Custom lean-to Greenhouses are popular where there is a wall to build up against, and ours ensure the structure makes the best use of the brickwork and is attractive to the eye.
Hartley can also incorporate cold frames into the structure, further increasing the amount of growing space available. We’ll also make sure your custom glass Greenhouse faces in the correct direction to capitalise on available sunlight, shielding delicate plants against the elements.
Custom Greenhouse features
A custom-built Greenhouse offers a high level of flexibility to make the most out of your growing space.
This uniqueness continues inside the structure too. You have the option of including a brick-built storage area, to keep tools and other valuables secure, or as a space to keep plants shaded for a period of time.
Your custom made Greenhouse also doesn’t have to be at a single temperature throughout. We have a long history of creating partitioned growing areas, effectively creating separate rooms within the structure which can be set to a different temperature by independently controlling its ventilation.
Hartley has even created split-level custom size Greenhouses, straddling changes in elevation on sloping or terraced land, with a single linked structure that can be accessed using internal doors. These naturally suit a partitioned structure as well, allowing each level inside the Greenhouse to be used independently.
Custom Greenhouse foundation
As with all of our custom made Greenhouses, you will need a firm foundation on which the frame can be constructed.
Customers use their own building contractor for this, however we can advise on the best way to go about laying your base, provide the exact measurements, and advise if we are able to supply a made-to-measure custom glass Greenhouse to fit onto an existing base.
With a custom Greenhouse, there is an almost endless combination of options open to you. It is no surprise, therefore, that many of these Hartley Botanic installations continue to serve their purpose perfectly for 50 years or more.