Greenhouse with own hands

How to build a greenhouse with your own hands

Before you start making a greenhouse with your own hands, think about the form of future construction and decide what materials it should be. There are standard versions of greenhouses:

  • single-pitched
  • two-edged
  • arched

Each of the options has pros and cons, which should be disassembled in more detail.

Greenhouse with own hands

A single-deck construction is an excellent option for a small country house or an infield, since such greenhouses are usually built adjacent to the wall of the house. Consequently, they occupy a little space, and besides this, they are additionally heated by heating the building to which they adjoin the wall. True minus is still there - with gable roofs in winter you have to manually remove the accumulated snow. If you miss the moment and leave a drift on such a roof, it can simply fail.

A dvuschatny variant is suitable for any site. This is the most popular type of greenhouses, because in this case the greenhouse is

quite high and spacious.

Arched greenhouses are also quite common. Thanks to the roof in the form of an arc, snow freely slides from them, so you do not have to worry about building in the winter. Also, the shape of the roof contributes to the diffusion of sunlight, which only benefits the harvest. However, remember that whatever shape the greenhouse was, it is desirable to have it on the south side of the site in a well-lit place.

How to build a greenhouse with your own hands

Materials for the construction of greenhouses with their own hands, too, must be selected in advance. Usually, polycarbonate, glass or film is used for greenhouses of any shape. Having defined the form and materials for the greenhouse, proceed to create a drawing of the future structure.

Drawings of greenhouses with their own hands

Any construction requires careful calculations and a thoughtful project, so if your goal is a high-quality greenhouse with your own hands, consider and prepare a drawing of the future building.

Choosing the shape of the greenhouse, you can choose one of the finished drawings, or create your own project, which is quite easy. The main element of any hotbed is the frame, it will have to be calculated.

After the drawings are ready, the materials are purchased, the site for future construction is cleared and leveled, you can start construction.

Building a greenhouse with our own hands

The basic element for any greenhouse is the frame, which must stand on a solid foundation. If you need a durable and reliable construction, the foundation is necessary, if you need a simple portable greenhouse, you can do without it. The standard ribbon foundation is a rather laborious and long-term work, so you can use the basement variant of a larch wood treated with impregnation, to which we will attach the frame of construction. The beam joins at the corners with building corners or staples, after which the foundation of the future building is covered with earth.

Building a greenhouse with our own hands

The frame of the greenhouse with their own hands

The frame of the greenhouse, depending on its shape, can be made of wood, aluminum, steel or plastic pipes. For one-or two-slope greenhouses, you can use a wooden beam.

  1. Before the construction of the frame, the acquired timber should be treated with linseed oil.
  2. Next on the foundation is installed the lower strapping, to which vertical posts are fastened in increments of 60-70 cm.
  3. After this, make the top harness, where the roof will be fixed afterwards. For the upper strapping a lighter bar is used, than for the lower one.
  4. For additional rigidity of the construction, the upper strapping is overlapped by cross bars, the so-called puffs.
  5. For the puffs rafters are put up, joined together by a ridge board( for a gable roof).
  6. The frame for the entrance door is installed in the front part of the greenhouse.

Greenhouse frame by own hands

When the frame is ready, it is possible to proceed to the skin of the greenhouse with pre-prepared material. As the simplest and most economical options, polycarbonate or film is recommended.