Aluminium and Wooden Greenhouses

The greenhouses is a vital part of the back garden in UK, and if you have a garden, chances are you have a aluminium or greenhouse as well. With the damp and chilly weather so prevalent, the British gardener inevitably gravitates indoors — or at least into a protected area such as a greenhouse. We will review the two most common types of greenhouses and the advantages of each in this article.


The Wooden Greenhouse

The wooden greenhouse is the more traditional choice for the British gardener. It’s typically crafted from Canadian Western Red Cedar. This type of wood is known for elements’ resistance, as it’s hardwood that can handle the damp British winters. Besides, wooden greenhouses are more pleasing to the eye since they merge well visually with the existing garden and landscape. Wooden greenhouses are more expensive than aluminium ones due to the increasing cost of timber. However, it have the advantages of being better at keeping a proper temperature within the structure and allowing for expansions. It can easily have shelving and hooks affixed to the walls for easy storage and organisation. Wooden greenhouses are a good choice for the traditionalist who is willing to spend more money on greenhouse.

The Aluminium Greenhouse


The aluminium greenhouse is the more modern-looking choice, and this type of greenhouse has been available only for a comparatively short period. It is quite low maintenance and require only regular cleaning. Aluminium greenhouses are normally quite simple to assemble, however once the greenhouse has been assembled, your options for alterations (such as shelving additions) are few. It is generally much less expensive than wooden greenhouses due to the lower cost of the aluminium material itself and the flat packaging. Aluminium is quite often the ideal choice for the British gardener who desires easy maintenance and low cost in a greenhouse.

Another upside of aluminium greenhouses is that they are often manufactured from recycled materials. This makes them environmentally friendly, even beyond the fact of their function. Aluminium greenhouses come in a variety of sizes and styles, and aluminium’s sturdiness allows for smaller, less obtrusive frames. Aluminium greenhouses can blend in with virtually any back garden. For the British gardening enthusiast who is not also a carpenter, an aluminium greenhouse kit is a very practical option.

By  Martin D C 

ALCOM is the largest manufacturer of rolled aluminium products in Malaysia. ALCOM is also a leading supplier in the Asia Pacific region, supplying specific and wide range of aluminium products.

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