In recent years, it has become more and more popular to grow your own fruit, veggies and plants. People are shifting away from the shops and are wanting to grow their organic produce in an extended growing area which is protected from the weather and pests.
A great option for an extended growing area is a greenhouse, greenhouses provide hundreds of benefits but when it comes to buying a greenhouse, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many on the market which are either plastic or glass ranging from low to high, it’s hard to know what will be the most beneficial, cost effective greenhouse to invest in.
Although plastic and glass both have their pro’s and con’s, we are firm believers that plastic greenhouses are more practical than traditional glass greenhouses, let’s take a look at 3 advantages of having a plastic greenhouse…
1 Cheaper than glass greenhouses
One of the many advantages that come with investing in a plastic greenhouse is that they start at the lower end of the pricing scale, smaller plastic greenhouses start from around £150 onwards. It all depends on the shape and size of the greenhouse you want to invest in.
If you have a small garden or limited growing area you could invest in the SpaceSaver Greenhouse which retails at £149.00
For larger growing areas, there are options more options in the Ultimate Greenhouse range which starts from £199.00 for a 4x6ft Greenhouse to £349.00 for a 12x6ft Greenhouse.
That’s a big greenhouse for under £400!
This doesn’t mean that the quality is poorer than a traditional greenhouse, the parts which put together a plastic greenhouse are cheaper to manufacturer than glass, hence the lower price.
High quality greenhouses at low prices.
2 Retains heat longer & better insulation
With a plastic greenhouse, you can reap the benefits of having a warmed, protected growing area. They provide better insulation than regular glass greenhouses due to plastic having better heat retention properties than glass.
Twin wall plastic greenhouses have a double layered configuration, separated by a flute, providing a double-glazing effect. This leaves your greenhouse warmer longer into the night and offers better protection from the frost.
Also, Multiple-walled plastic greenhouses are very popular because they have internal air spaces which provide added strength and excellent insulating values.
3 Last Longer
Unlike glass, plastic greenhouses are able to withstand impacts from heavy weather conditions and objects such as footballs or rocks without leaving any sign of distress or damage.
Plastic is shatter resistant and lasts longer over time, the material is much stronger than glass and a safer option if you are worried about breaking glass. It’s also cheaper to maintain than glass and easier to fix or replace should you need to replace a panel in your greenhouse.
Where to buy
If you are thinking of investing in a greenhouse and you’re unsure where to start, why not take a look at our Ultimate Greenhouse range to see if there is a greenhouse there for you to begin your indoor growing journey with.