GreenhouseFAQ

 

 

1. WHAT TYPE OF GROUND SURFACE DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO ERECT A GREENHOUSE?

A flat level surface is ideal for a greenhouse construction. The base can be soil, grass, paving, concrete or a combination of these materials. It may be necessary to cut the concrete or lift the pavers to allow for the greenhouse footings.  If the ground is not level then you will be required to adjust your base framework to be level, so that the glasshouse may sit on a level surface.

 

 

2. HOW STRONG IS MY GREENHOUSE AGAINST WIND ... AND WHERE SHOULD I LOCATE IT?

You should locate your greenhouse in a semi sheltered location, without direct exposure to extreme wind or wind gusts.  If this is unavoidable - then a shelter belt fence should be considered to help protect the building and its openings (doors, roof vents, windows and cladding) from extreme conditions. A sunny location will benefit most plants. It is simple to provide shade to the plants if required.

 

3. DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FROM THE COUNCIL?

Not usually – however sometimes for the larger models and in some areas it pays to check with your local council for building permit requirements. Redpath can assist in this area if required.

 

4. HOW MUCH VENTILATION SHOULD I HAVE IN MY GREENHOUSE?

Additional vents or louvre windows vents can be fitted as extra ventilation and automatic vents should also be considered especially if the glasshouse or greenhouse is likely to be left unattended.

 

5. DO I NEED TO HEAT MY GLASSHOUSE / GREENHOUSE?

Luckily in Australia we have a very temperate climate, however some crops will respond well to some additional heat.

 

6. CAN I EXTEND MY GLASSHOUSE / GREENHOUSE IN THE FUTURE?

Yes, Redpath Greenhouses are based on a modular design and can usually be extended if you end up requiring more space!

 

7. CAN I BUY DIRECT?

Yes you can deal direct with Redpath Ideal Greenhouses  Victoria by calling us directly on 1800 024 680 from any  landline. You can also purchase locally through one of our many agents nationwide.

 

8. HOW IS MY GREENHOUSE PACKAGED?

The frame and base come palletised and wrapped in polythene. Any additional accessories (including extra vents) will be packed separately from the main box.

 

9. DO YOU DELIVER?

Yes! We can deliver nationwide - call for a price 1800 024 680

 

10. ARE REDPATH GREENHOUSES EASY TO CONSTRUCT?

It does depend on the individual. Approximately 90% of customers construct the greenhouse themselves. 

 

11. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AN AVERAGE PERSON TO CONSTRUCT A REDPATH GREENHOUSE?

 For example : A Redpath Ideal Domestic Tunnel House 4m in length x2.74m width usually takes one day to assemble the frame and another half day to fit the Duratough cladding. Other sizes will take longer. Please consult with Redpath Ideal for approximate build times.

 

12. WHAT MATERIALS / TOOLS DO I NEED TO BUY IN ADVANCE?

You will need some basic tools

(a) A level

(b) Screw driver

(c) A step ladder

(d) Tek Drill or drill with Tek Head attachment

(e)  Quick set concrete may be requires for footings or if the greenhouse is supplied with bolt down footings the appropriate masonry drill for the Dyna bolts

13. IS THERE ANY TECHNICAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE IF I GET STUCK?

You can always ring the Redpath free-phone number 1800 024 680 if you need any guidance.

 

14. HOW HARD IS IT TO DISSASEMBLE AND RELOCATE MY GLASSHOUSE OR GREENHOUSE?

Typically you would allow one working day to disassemble any of the Redpath Greenhouses.  When re-assembly on the new site comes around, and then is a good time to repair any worn parts or possibly extend the size of the greenhouse.

 

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