Much of the Hartley Botanic range is designed to stand on a stone or brick base, and of course we provide you with full plans to build this base yourself or with the help of a builder.
A brick foundation Greenhouse is a practical and aesthetically pleasing choice. Bricks ensure your plants are kept warm during winter, and you can also match them to your home for a seamless look.
Once your base is constructed, you are ready to have your Greenhouse frame delivered and its glazing installed – so why is a brick foundation for a Greenhouse such a good option?
Brick foundation Greenhouse benefits
A solid and level base makes good sense for any Greenhouse, and Hartley Botanic brick-base Greenhouses will typically outlast the less robust structures you often see in gardens.
The brick foundation for a Greenhouse does not necessarily need to extend far above ground level. However, some brick base Greenhouse plans include several layers of brickwork, to create a kind of modesty screen around the bottom of your Glasshouse, and this semi-walled effect can be seen in many of our most popular Greenhouses.
With a low-level brick wall, your brick foundation Greenhouse gains an extra aesthetic effect, and you can keep tools and other supplies, as well as any ground-level plants, hidden from view.
For new-build properties, in particular, you can choose bricks for a Greenhouse base that match your primary home – helping your Greenhouse to look like a permanent part of your property.
Building a brick Greenhouse base
There are just a few extra things to remember when building a brick Greenhouse base in your garden.
Firstly, consider how big your Greenhouse is going to be. A single-skin brick base is adequate for smaller structures, whereas more significant buildings may need a double-thickness wall for stability. Hartley provides brick base Greenhouse plans to help guide you through this decision.
You may also want to consider building from the front of your brick foundation Greenhouse to the brickwork’s height. This added space creates an excellent opportunity to install extra cold frames and storage space.