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October 03, 2016 23:01

Greenhouse from old window frames

polyethylene, polycarbonate, and even metal and plastic - of which just do not build a greenhouse!Did you know that an inexpensive, simple in its arrangement, but it is very safe and generally good design can be traced from the old window frames, remaining, for example, after the replacement of wooden windows?

Greenhouse from old window frames

Greenhouse from old window frames

The following detailed instructions will guide you through the construction without any problems.

Greenhouse from old window frames

Greenhouse from old window frames

Doing the groundwork for greenhouse

Article Contents

  • 1 Doing the groundwork for greenhouse
  • 2 Building a greenhouse: step guide
    • 2.1 first stage- prepare the building material
    • 2.2 second stage - laid floor
    • 2.3 The third step - building a wall
    • 2.4 fourth stage - do roof
  • 3 As an option: a greenhouse with polycarbonate roof
    • 3.1 Video - greenhouse from old window frames

Ready of greenhouse frames will weigh a lot, so be sure to make a separate foundation is necessary for it.We wil

l build a full-fledged support of columnar type.

first step. are clearing the construction site.Pick up trash, uproot stumps and shrubs, weeds, etc.

Moat under the foundation and corner pile

Moat under the foundation and corner pile

second step. For convenience, mark up the platform for the future size of the greenhouse.Along the perimeter and in the corners trying to drive into the ground pegs and stretch the rope between them.

third step. in the corners and a three-meter increments on each side of the greenhouse dig pits depth of half a meter.In an amicable way, the depth of each such pit must exceed the level of soil freezing.

fourth step.We fall asleep bottom holes about 10-centimeter layer of gravel and well compacted.

fifth step. Making formwork.It is necessary, if the columns will be filled with concrete.The easiest option - to establish in each hole 10-15 cm diameter hollow tube (suitable pipe made of asbestos), align them on a level, insert fittings, fixed construction (can be lined with brick) and pour concrete.

also supporting columns can be constructed from bricks or stones using bonding elements ordinary cement-sand mortar.

Another embodiment of the foundation.Metal pipes clogged inside the wooden beams , for fastening to the foundation beams

Another version of the foundation.Metal pipes clogged inside the wooden beams, for fastening to the foundation beams

Here is the collected on the base of the lower crown of timber

Here is the collected on the base of the lower crown of timber

sixth step. Top laid on the support beams.In the corners of the boards are fastened with iron plates.Immediately attach the beam to the supports suitable means, such as anchors.

Foundations columnar brick

columnar foundations of brick

Building a greenhouse: step guide

considered constructions can be built in different ways.First, we will describe the procedure for the erection of the structure, the roof of which is made from polyethylene, and at the end give a guide to building a more durable frame.It can be shut polycarbonate or other material.

first stage - preparing a construction material

Cooking windows to work.Remove the handles, hinges and other accessories available.

Remove the handles , latches and prepare the surface of the product

retractable handle, latches and prepare the surface of products

clean off old paint and treat "bare" wood preservative impregnation.At this stage it is recommended to remove the temporary glass to avoid damage during the bonding frame members.

window shutters, which will not be further used in a greenhouse, carefully sealed.It is possible to dismantle all of the frames from the air vents, if you will.

Having multiple opening vents is a big advantage - no need to bother over the arrangement of the ventilation system.

second stage - laid floor

Making beds

Making beds

Making beds

Making beds

Making beds

Making beds

frames are temporarily set aside to the side and do the floor arrangement.The base we have columnar, so with the creation of the floor no difficulty will arise.

Please provide drainage.If the water will stagnate, wooden structural elements will rot.

For everything drainage dig a trench depth of about 150 mm, and filled it with gravel or fine gravel about 5-7 cm. More 3-5 cm height of the trench filled with sand and rammed it thoroughly.

Then pour concrete.

Important!The cast needs to be done so that the finished surface has a small slope in the direction of well-equipped pre-drain.

for interior decoration set on the sides of the greenhouse passes borders made of plastic or wood.This element of the decor will simultaneously perform the task and function, preventing the fall of the land on the track.

can make sex with other materials if desired.Several options.

  1. Track sawdust.It looks nice and, at the same time, effectively absorbs moisture.On this track it will be convenient to walk, but with the movement of various greenhouse equipment there will be difficulties.If you are not ready to frequent cleaning, discard the use of sawdust for registration of tracks, assuch filling is easily spread on the perimeter of the building on the shoe.

    Tracks from sawdust

    Tracks sawdust

  2. roads paved with granite.Excellent choice.For sale is available a huge selection of porcelain stoneware manufactured in a wide variety of colors and textures.But the purchase of this material significantly increase the cost of our budget is being built from the greenhouse frame.

    Tracks - granite

    Tracks - granite

  3. decking boards.A popular version of the floor arrangement.Enough to lay along the greenhouses wooden support beams, soaked in antiseptic pinned perpendicular to the supports pre-treated with antiseptic board, and finally paint the floor or else cover it with varnish.

    Track of the boards

    path of planks

  4. path of bricks or paving slabs.Created on the basis of compacted sand pillow and lay bricks.You can not even use the solution.To fill the gaps between the bricks using the wet sand.The advantages of this track - an attractive appearance and long life.

The third step - building a wall

Construction of greenhouses

Building greenhouses

first erect the frame for mounting frames.We use high quality wooden board about 50 mm thick, approximately corresponding to the thickness of window frames.Because these boards do lower and upper trim.At arrangement of the lower perimeter of the board to start up in 2 rows.This greenhouse is ready to be a bit higher.

Making the base

Making the base

Driving foundation

Driving base

Making the base

Making the base

vertical racks do from a bar.The best option - the elements of cross-section of 150x150 mm.Such boards are guaranteed withstand the weight of the frame and accompanying materials.

vertical strut is attached to the supporting columns suitable manner.Between the pillars laid sill boards.Boards are fastened with studs with screws.For the posts and boards sill attach the long sides of the frame.Use self-tapping screws.

Stands

Racks

In the photo - attached to the bottom of the rack

The photo - attached to the bottom of the rack

On the upper edges of frames and racks laid planks cantrail.Fasten as using self-tapping screws.

Fill the gaps between the frames and frame components with foam.For greater stability nailed to the inside of the frame support bars.

frame scheme

scheme framework

frame

frame

The upper rail

cantrail

Covering

Covering

Tip!To the whole structure was more stable, include in its composition of the vertical supports.It is better to do even in the formation of the carcass.To do this, dig holes, set them props (timber portion that is in the ground, pre-wrap or roofing material is prosmalivaem) and fill it with cement or concrete.The supports are fastened to vertical support posts with nails.

again check the structure for the presence of cracks.When you see them, blew them with foam.You can freely leave only vents for ventilation.

We put back the removed glass.Instead, you can use glass and other material, such as polyethylene or polycarbonate.

Dockable windows elements

dockable windows elements

Construction of greenhouses

Building greenhouses

Important!If you plan to do a roof made of polycarbonate, glass is better to insert after the roofing works.

fourth stage - do roof

Most often gardeners Croutes greenhouse frames of plastic wrap.In this situation, the load on the frame and the base does not exceed the permissible limits, and the greenhouse will last as long as possible.

The frame for mounting a film can be made gable

frame for fixing the film can do gable

Connecting the greenhouse rafters

Connection rafters greenhouse

The frame for mounting a film can be made gable

frame for fixing the film can do gable

Greenhouse of the frame with a roof made ​​of polyethylene

Greenhouse of the frame with a roof made of polyethylene

being built along the upper perimetergreenhouse light crate.It can be made of wooden slats, and even a metal profile wire.

The film is stretched on the rack

film stretched on the rack

installing crate, pulls the film.For its fastening it's best to use special clamps and clips.

General view of the greenhouse

General view of greenhouses

Greenhouse from old window frames

Greenhouse from old window frames

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Another option arrangement roof greenhouses

Roof

roof

Roof

roof

As an option: a greenhouse with polycarbonate roof

If the budget allows you to purchase polycarbonate roofing, can do it.Please note, this design requires a sufficiently strong framework.For its production is best to use profiled pipes, sincewooden beam is unlikely to survive such a load.

The framework for the greenhouses of the window frames and polycarbonate

frame for greenhouses from window frames and polycarbonate

For greater convenience, of the pipes can be made once the supporting pillars and frame greenhouses.To do this, do the following.

  1. Cut the pipe right length and immerse their lower ends in a pre-dug frame.Supports necessarily set in the design of the corners and along the sides with a pitch of about 3 m. Fill the hole with concrete pipes.
  2. pipes welded from similar upper and lower trim.From these same products we are building truss system.The shape of the roof trusses and the corresponding order of attachment, choose at its discretion.Best option - a semi-circular shape.On the roof of a little snow will linger.
  3. Next you will simply install the frame in the frame and attach to the rafters of polycarbonate sheets.
    Driving cellular polycarbonate cover

    scheme covering cellular polycarbonate

    Varieties polycarbonate profiles

    Species profiles polycarbonate

    The scheme of fastening of polycarbonate using thermowashers

    scheme fixing of polycarbonate using thermowashers

door in such a case is also better made of polycarbonate, having made an advance for the installationmetal or wooden frame.

Tip:To the greenhouse was more attractive, you can paint the outer surface in the desired color.Inner painting perform as desired.

Greenhouse of the window frames and polycarbonate

Greenhouse of window frames and polikorbonata

Ready greenhouse equip at its discretion.You can equip it with systems of water supply and sanitation, to hold the light and heating, set all kinds of shelves, racks and other supports for beds, etc.In this moment all the decisions for you, becauseOnly you can know what should be your greenhouse from old window frames.

length of the greenhouse, m area harboring soil (m2) number of sheets of polycarbonate (2100 x 600 mm) pieces
2 5,4 4
4 10,6 3
6 15,9 4
8 21,1 5
An example of the construction of the greenhouse

example of the construction of the greenhouse

An example of the construction of the greenhouseAn example of the construction of the greenhouse

An example of the construction of the greenhouse

construction Example greenhouse

Successful work!

Video - Greenhouse from old window frames