Transporting a greenhouse

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Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288305 sleepyowl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:44 pm

I have the offer of my dad's greenhouse but my other half doesn't want to transport it as he is scared he may break it, is there a professional lot who can do such a thing? We have tried googling it but to no avail.
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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288315 Flo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:54 am

Take out the glass or whatever is the glazing in the greenhouse and then move. Should be OK that way.

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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288319 bonniethomas06
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:48 am

I have moved three greenhouses in my time, each successfully but I did lose about 1/3 of the glass each time, and replaced it with that rigid plastic sheeting. In my experience laying glass flat in the back of a Ford Ka is a really bad idea... but other than that I found that it didn't warp too badly and each time went back up again. Invest in some greenhouse screws on eBay (including the ones you can fit after the greenhouse is put together) and glass clips.

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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288340 Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:08 pm

I heard a rumour today that there may be a greenhouse free to anyone who can take it away near Highworth in Wiltshire. Not sure how big, possibly about 6ft by 9ft or maybe a bit bigger. Reasonable condition, could certainly be tidied up. PM me for more details.
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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288345 bonniethomas06
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:23 am

I would love it Zoe but after last weekend's construction efforts I fear putting another one up might finish my poor husband off! (or our young marriage!)
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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288346 Green Aura
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:10 pm

We dismantled, shifted and rebuilt a greenhouse. We only lost a couple of panes and, if memory serves, replacement greenhouse glass didn't break the bank.
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Re: Transporting a greenhouse

Post: #288351 Odsox
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:24 pm

Transporting the glass is relatively easy as long as you don't take too many at once.
Put a thick blanket across the back seats of your car and stand the sheets upright leaning slightly against the seat back, then secure with the seat belts.
You can carry at least 2 lots of 10 sheets that way, even on potholey roads.
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