Brick-base Greenhouses

Brick-base Greenhouse range

Much of the Hartley Botanic brick-built Greenhouse range is designed to stand on a stone or brick base. We provide you with full plans to build this Greenhouse brick foundation yourself, or with the help of a builder.

Once your base is constructed, you are ready to have your half wall Greenhouse frame delivered and its glazing installed.

Why choose a Greenhouse with a brick base?

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 does not necessarily need to extend far above ground level. However, some half wall Greenhouse models include several layers of brickwork, to create a kind of modesty screen around the bottom of your structure, and this semi-walled effect can be seen in many of our most popular Greenhouses.

With a low-level brick wall, your 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 have the opportunity to construct your brick base Greenhouse using materials that match your main home – helping your Hartley Botanic Greenhouse to look like a truly permanent part of your property.

Brick-base Greenhouse considerations

There are a few extra things to bear in mind when planning to build a brick and glass Greenhouse in your garden.

First of all, how big is your completed brick Greenhouse going to be?

For smaller structures, a single-skin brick foundation is adequate, whereas larger brick-built Greenhouses may need a double-thickness wall for stability. The plans we provide will tell you which is best for you.

You may also want to consider building out from the front of your half wall Greenhouse, to the height of the brickwork. This creates an excellent opportunity to install extra cold frames and storage space.

How to build a brick-base Greenhouse

Once your deposit on your Hartley Botanic Greenhouse is placed, we will provide the drawings for your builder to construct your brick base Greenhouse.

In general, Greenhouses with a brick foundation are preferred by our growers as they offer a more robust base with a neater finish. The Greenhouse is placed over the brick and tightly secured.