Solid-base Greenhouses

Brick base Greenhouses for sale

Much of the Hartley Botanic solid Greenhouse range is designed to stand on a concrete, stone, or brick base. 

We provide you with full plans to build this base with the help of your mason. Once your base is constructed, you are ready to have your half wall Greenhouse frame delivered, and the glazing installed.

Why choose a solid base Greenhouse?

Why are concrete/stone or half brick greenhouses such a good option?

A sturdy and level base makes good sense for any solid Greenhouse, and Hartley Botanic Greenhouses erected on concrete/stone or brick bases will typically outlast the less robust structures you often see in gardens.

The concrete/stone or brick base does not necessarily need to extend far above ground level. However, some models include several layers of brickwork, to create a modesty screen around the bottom of your Glasshouse. The semi-walled effect can be seen in many of our most popular half brick Greenhouses.

With a low-level concrete/stone or brick wall, your solid Greenhouse gains an extra aesthetic effect. You can also keep tools and other Greenhouse supplies, as well as any ground-level plants, hidden from view. 

The concrete/stone or brick wall also acts as a thermal mass: during the daytime, the concrete/stone or brick wall absorbs heat from the sun while during the night, they act as a heat sink to release passive heat into the solid base Greenhouse.

For new-build properties, you have the opportunity to construct your concrete/stone or brick base using materials that match your main home – helping your Hartley Botanic half-wall Greenhouse look like a truly permanent part of your property.

Solid Greenhouse considerations

There are just a few extra things to bear in mind when planning to build a solid base Greenhouse in your garden.

First of all, how big is your completed solid Greenhouse going to be?

For smaller structures, a single-skin concrete or brick base is adequate, whereas larger half brick Greenhouses may need a double-thickness wall for stability. The plans Hartley provides will indicate the proper minimum thickness of the walling.

You may also want to consider building out from the front of your half wall Greenhouse to the height of the concrete/stone or brickwork, as this creates an excellent opportunity to install extra cold frames and storage space.

Hartley Planthouses

The Hartley Planthouse is a free standing small Greenhouse with a unique manufacturing system. The result is a versatile and aesthetically pleasing half brick Greenhouse. This contemporary small Greenhouse is available in 6ft, 8ft, and 10ft wide with a length to suit.