Destined to have an Alitex?

Bespoke lean-to greenhouse

Our customer in West Devon tells us the story behind her new greenhouse erected in Summer 2016.

"We never intended to have such a wonderful greenhouse, it really started out as fate.

We had bought an old house for knocking down and rebuilding. Unfortunately, we didn't know about the resident bat - and Natural England required us to build a bat house to accommodate it. We therefore had to go through the planning process to erect a building 5x4x3 metres to make the dear little thing comfortable! After all the delay and cost involved in planning, Natural England decided on a different solution and this left us with planning already in place for a structure... ah, a greenhouse I thought.

Although we didn't get a chance to visit any existing Alitex greenhouses, we could see the build quality from the brochure and talking to staff, we could hear the passion involved in the build. After the development of our own home, we appreciated the numerous technicalities involved with building new structures and were very attuned to the details and were impressed by all we saw and heard.

We were not disappointed. The greenhouse has enhanced the whole development. As a standalone building it has integrity. Quality shines out.

We chose a dark grey (RAL7022) to match the rest of the powder coatings on the house. It is a subtle shade and fits in well with the stone and the landscape. The colour also allows the greenhouse to fit in within the curtilage of a very contemporary build.

Inside lean-to greenhouse
From the very first day the greenhouse has been a favourite place of mine. I love to put the radio on and just potter. I always find things to do because the environment is conducive to taking your time. My first purchases were fruit trees that couldn't be grown outside here in windy Devon. I added grapes, peaches, apricots and nectarines. All have produced large quantities of fruit, even in their first year.

Planning to spend such a large amount on a greenhouse at first seemed crazy but it truly has added to the value of the build and life in general. We have developed a garden and life around it. This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity that we are so glad that we took. It will remain one of the best purchases we have ever made and I look forward to using it for many years to come."

If you have a bespoke project and are thinking about an Alitex greenhouse, call us on 01730 826900 and one of our Sales Designers will be happy to help you.

Tags: greenhouse, Bespoke, lean-to greenhouse, fruit trees