First Steps When Buying a Greenhouse Simplified

Thinking about upgrading your garden space?

Wanting to expand your living area into the bright outdoors? Would you like to protect your plants throughout the colder weather that will soon be here?

Greenhouse plans are hard to decide on. There is a lot to think about when you are looking to include a greenhouse in your life. Here are some first steps simplified for you.

For a deep dive into all the things you should consider, our "Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Greenhouse Part 1: First Steps to Buy a Greenhouse” is an amazing launching point.

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Here are some of the first things you should think about if you are planning on a greenhouse:


Structure: Freestanding Vs. Building Attached Greenhouse

Are you looking for a freestanding or building attached greenhouse? There are benefits to both options. A freestanding greenhouse gives you freedom and allows you to find the perfect light for what you plan to grow. Building attached greenhouses make access to utilities a breeze, your house benefits from solar gain and it uses less of your valuable yard space.

Design: Choose the Right DIY Greenhouse Kit for Your Lifestyle and Garden

Here at BC Greenhouse Builders we offer 7 different DIY greenhouse kit styles in our Cross Country line. Depending on your needs a particular style might fit your lifestyle and garden better. You can find out more about each style in our e-book “Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Greenhouse | Part 1: First Steps to Buy a Greenhouse”

Glazing: Glass or Polycarbonate? Which One is Right for Your Greenhouse?

Glazing is what makes your greenhouse, well, a greenhouse! This is the sidewall and roof paneling and can come in glass or polycarbonate varieties.

Selecting Your Site: Find the Prime Spot for Your Greenhouse on Every Lot

Where will the greenhouse go? Believe it or not, there is a prime spot for it on every lot.

Ideally, your greenhouse should get at least 6 hours of sunlight in the winter. You also need to think about how accessible your greenhouse is for the build and for your day-to-day use too.

What Else Do You Need to Know to Get Started?

You can find even more resources to get you started with our “Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Greenhouse | Part 1: First Steps to Buy a Greenhouse”.  Get your copy today!

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