Considerations for a lean to greenhouse
Typically, a lean to greenhouse benefits from being positioned against a warm south facing wall to provide the necessary growing requirements for your plants.
Whether you have an older existing wall or are contemplating building a new wall to attach your greenhouse to, you may wish to consider some of the following:
Condition of the Wall
To allow the greenhouse to sit against the wall, it should be of a suitable height and sound condition to incorporate the aluminium structure. The site will also need to include a double skin dwarf wall for the aluminium structure sit on. Due to engineered precision, there is very little tolerance for our structures therefore, the base itself requires equally engineered foundations. Read more on our building works page.
Planning permission may be required for your new greenhouse depending on a few factors:
- Whether the building or wall is listed
- How far you are from the neighbouring boundary
- If you are situated in an area of natural beauty or conservation
Three-quarter Span Greenhouse
Full span Greenhouse
If the existing wall for your lean to greenhouse is not tall enough to accommodate a monopitch greenhouse, you might want to consider a full span structure. With a wall of at least 1.8m, a full span greenhouse can create beautiful symmetry with each roof slope projecting at 45 degrees. This greenhouse utilises the available space and looks similar to a freestanding greenhouse affixed to the wall.