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    Bill_J_Smith is offline Germinator
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    Default Greenhouse foundations

    Hi

    When we moved to our new house, I inherited a greenhouse; this greenhouse is seated on wood which is, in turn, screwed onto a concrete wall which runs around the greenhouse. The wood is starting to rot so my question to the forum is: do I remove the wood and bolt the greenhouse directly to the underlying wall or do I replace the wood.

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    I am no expert, but the greenhouse I got with my current house, and the one which came with my allotment, are both screwed directly to their brick /concrete bases.

    However, I suspect either would work, and potentially some advantages to wood if your concrete base is a bit uneven, you want a bit extra head height or something to pin fleece to in winter for putting double layer inslation on your winter salads??

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    Into the concrete will be fine unless it's very uneven and hence previous owner's use of wood too..
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    By Greenhouse - Is it a Glass House?

    You may be able to replace the wood without taking down and moving house. Going to be a much easier & faster job.

    If it is a dwarf wall you may run into problems with the door.


    otherwise, on base will be fine.

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    Bit more flexibility using wood as its obviously easier to get screws in and out of it - bolting to a concrete base will work fine, but if you want to move stuff in a few years time its likely the bolts will have rusted solid by then so would need an angle grinder to cut them out - so it depends on whether you want to make future choice easier.

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