An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are firmly established in British way of life. It's probably inclement weather that drives british gardener 'inside'. If you are visiting this site then you are probably thinking about obtaining a new greenhouse. It is possible you don't know type of greenhouse you need or even how to decide on type of greenhouse. Greenhouse design was revolutionised with arrival of aluminium frames and scarcity of pine. This article takes a brief look at differences between metal and wooden greenhouses.
Wooden Greenhouses are choice for traditionalist and expert gardener. They are commonly made from Canadian Western Red Cedar, which is renowned for it's exceptional long life outdoors as a result of it's effective rot resistance. Wooden greenhouses are traditional style of greenhouse before aluminium greenhouses and plastic greenhouses became more popular towards end of last century.
A timber greenhouse will obviously blend in naturally with your garden and will become an integral feature rather than something of an eyesore which you wish to hide away. Timber is also choice of expert gardener and it is generally agreed that it is best material for a greenhouse. One of main reasons is that red cedar greenhouses are much better at maintaining a constant temperature than aluminium ones, which obviously leads to a healthier and more natural environment. An experienced gardener will know benefit of having things to hand and a wooden frame will allow gardener to easily fix hooks and shelves exactly where he wants them, so those all important greenhouse accessories are to hand. The wooden frame also makes it easier to fix an extra layer of insulation of plastic bubble sheeting, such severe weather conditions prevail.
The best time to add a protective coat to a timber frame is before winter sets in. Choose a good day in late autumn and give frame any attention it needs. Look for any wear and tear and treat it immediately. Most good timber frames come with a ten year gaurantee, but don't wait for 10 years before checking.