ALTON HERITAGE RANGE OF CEDAR GREENHOUSES

Alton Greenhouses are made from the finest Western Red Cedar. Every model in our extensive range is attractively designed, solidly built in their factory in the heart of England and available with a wide range of options and accessories to personalise your greenhouse.

DO I HAVE TO KEEP PAINTING MY CEDAR GREENHOUSE?
Its a common myth that if you choose a Cedar greenhouse then you will spend the rest of your life painting it! In fact the natural oils contained within Cedar are far better than any man-made preservative. Alton do factory dip the greenhouses, so they come with a coat of oilbased preservative, however it is cedar's natural oils which will actually keep it going for so long. Therefore there is actually no technical need to treat your greenhouse again. In time, it will fade to an attractive silvery-grey colour. You could re-treat it every few years if you wanted to top-up the original colour and ensure an even longer life. In fact it is far more important to actually clean it once a year and remove algae than to treat it. Your Alton greenhouse is guaranteed for 10 years even if you never retreat it, and it may well last 20 years without treatment.

STRONG FRAME
Alton greenhouses are made from strong Cedar profiles and fitted with numerous braces for good wind strength.
The roof braces are made from brown powder coated aluminum which is finished with an attractive scrolled end - ideal for hanging baskets.
On longer models with extensions,extra A-frame braces are provided.

FIRM FOUNDATION
The concrete base kerbs are one of the most famous features of an Alton greenhouse. These are factory moulded and provide very sturdy anchorage for your greenhouse. You'll need a firm foundation of either a simple concrete footing or, if you prefer, a fully slabbed base. The kerbs help with wind strength and are supplied in a natural finish - but you can paint them with a masonry style paint if you so wish.

SAFETY GLASS
All Alton greenhouses come with 3mm toughened safety glass as standard. Toughened glass is 5-7 times stronger than horticultural glass and if it does break it disintegrates into small pieces - reducing the chance of injury. Most Alton greenhouses are delivered in a series of factory glazed panels - which means less handling of glass and a speedier assembly. Glass is held in by either special rebates in the cedar frame or with cedar full length beading. Again, this is good for wind strength and gives a finish which is aesthetically pleasing. Almost all the glazing is in large sheets with no overlaps, and neat pvc strips join panes where required on the gable ends.

ALTON UNIQUE 'VENTACCESS' SLIDING SIDE VENTS
Only available on Alton greenhouses, these superb sliding side vents are a real advantage. It’s well known that ventilation is vital in a greenhouse and that most greenhouses do not have enough vents as standard. It's also important that you have a combination of roof vents (to release hot air) and low-level vents (to draw in cool fresh air). Each Amateur and Traditional model has a generous allocation of roughly 1 VentAccess every other panel (so an 8x10 model for example has four VentAccess and two roof vents). The VentAccess can be opened from the outside of the greenhouse which is ideal when your beds are full of tomatoes, or when staging is in the way on the inside.

LOUVRES
Louvres are an option on most models and are normally situated at a mid height. You can also fit auto-louvre openers to these for automatic opening.

ROOF VENTS
Each model comes with a certain number of roof vents and extra roof vents can sometimes be added. We recommend that you also add some auto-vent openers which will automatically open the roof vent as the greenhouse warms up.

HIGH EAVES
The height of the eaves is vital on a greenhouse as this gives you more head-room, more room for tall plants to grow and more room for a high level shelf. All Alton greenhouse have at least 5'5" to the eaves.

EASY SLIDE DOORS
Many Alton greenhouses come with an easy-slide door with no threshold or step at the door. The kerbless doorways provide good access for wheelbarrows and you can even lock the door by fitting a padlock (not supplied).

ALTON 'INSTANT-FIT CLADDING'
On the Amateur and Traditional models, you can add the clip-on cedar panels. Once you have initially fitted all the brackets, these clip on panels can be added quickly and easily to one or more side or end of the greenhouse. They are ideal for creating a more traditional boarded bottom appearance, they create a little extra insulation in winter and they can hide potentially messy storage areas under the staging.

WHY TWO DIFFERENT SHAPES?
The Amateur models with sloping sides create more light transmission through the sides, particularly in the winter months when the sun is low. Amateurs are also slightly sturdier due to the sloping side design. The straight sided Traditional model allows you more room at the top for shelving as you don't 'lose' any space. The choice is yours!

GUTTERING & DOWNPIPES
Standard now on all models - even octagonals. Alton guttering is slightly smaller than 'house' guttering and is therefore nicely in proportion with the greenhouse. Guttering is vital for keeping rain off the sides and collecting the vital resource in a waterbutt.

PRACTICAL STAGING & SHELVING
Alton staging & shelving is made from a special finger jointed hardwood on redwood bearers. The high level shelves are an ideal feature which add highly practical extra capacity. Staging is available in a choice of widths to suit your greenhouse. The unique powder coated steel brackets give strong support and are brown colour coded to give a more attractive finish.

INTERNAL PARTITIONS
The 8ft and 10ft wide Amateur models can be fitted with internal partitions with hinged doors. This will create a separate environment at the back of the greenhouse - ideal for propagating or overwintering to reduce heating bills.

AMATEUR
Amateur 8' x 10'

8' WIDE - LENGTH OPTION 5'6", 8', 10'6", 13' and 15'7"
10' WIDE - LENGTH OPTION 10'6", 13', 15'7", 18' and 20'7"
(You can extend you Traditional to almost any length by adding
5' (2 panel) extensions. Please ask for a special quotation.
- Traditional sloping design
- Toughened Glass
- Cedar
- Concrete kerbs
- Guttering
- Vent Access
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Very good ventilation as standard
Ease of assembly - delivered in glazed sections
Guttering & downpipes included
Unique 'VentAccess' sliding side vents
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage

OCTAGONAL 6' WIDE

- High Eaves
- Toughened Glass
- Cedar
- Concrete kerbs
- Staging & shelving included
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Toughened safety glass
Good ventilation in packages
Ease of assembly - delivered mostly in glazed sections
Guttering and downpipes included
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage

OCTAGONAL 6' x 8'6"
Octagonal 6' x 8'

- Integral Base
- High Eaves
- Toughened Glass
- Stylish Design
- Concrete kerbs
- Staging included
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Toughened safety glass
Good ventilation in packages
Ease of assembly - delivered mostly in glazed sections
Guttering and downpipes included
Staging & Shelving included in packages
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage

OCTAGONAL 8'6" x 8'6"/8'6" x 11"
Octagonal 8'6" x 11'
- High Eaves
- Toughened Glass
- Cedar
- Concrete kerbs
- Guttering & downpipes
- Staging & Shelving included
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Toughened safety glass
Includes lantern roof with 2 x auto-vents
Ease of assembly - delivered mostly in glazed sections
Guttering and downpipes included
Staging & Shelving included in packages
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage
Glass to ground panel not possible in door
TRADITIONAL LEAN-TO - 5' DEEP
LENGTH OPTION 8', 10'6" and 13'
- High Eaves
- Toughened Glass
- Cedar
- Concrete kerbs
- VentAccess
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Vertical sides create more room for shelving
Very good ventilation with front 'VentAccess'
Single extra wide sliding door
Guttering and downpipes included
Staging & Shelving available
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage - grey concrete base now supplied not brown as shown
 
AMATEUR LEAN-TO - 7' DEEP

LENGTH OPTION 8', 10'6", 13' and 15'7"
- Traditional sloping design
- Toughened Glass
- Cedar
- Concrete kerbs
- VentAccess
SPECIFICATION
Red Cedar Frame - warm and pest resistant
Sloping sides - better light transmission
Sliding 'VentAccess' give super ventilation
Easy to handle most sections delivered unglazed
Guttering and downpipes included
Staging & Shelving available to suit
Concrete base kerbs for strong anchorage

 
If you have any queries or questions please phone us on 01252 718481
or e-mail us at sales@bournebuildings.co.uk