One of the key decisions to make with your new greenhouse is what are you going to glaze it with.
It has to be said that the choice of material is sometimes limited by your choice of greenhouse model, which is why it is important to discuss your requirements with specialist such as ourselves, as we can advise on the best options.
This would be our first choice for a great low cost glazing material
It has great light transmission, heats up in the sun and holds the heat into the evening.
If you are planning on heating your greenhouse, or just keeping it frost free this is the option to go for.
Available in 3mm thick overlapping glass sheets.
Toughened safety glass
Horticultural glass is great, but it is not a wise option of younger children share your garden.
In the event of a breakage, safety glass breaks into granulates removing any danger of injury.
Elite greenhouses only use Grade A toughened glass to Standard EN12150 which is primarily in full length sheets providing a neater finish, especially with bar capping, and removes any overlapping glass where algae and moss can often be a problem, letting more light while keeping younger gardeners safe.
The polycarbonate that Elite Greenhouses use is UVI treated, twin wall with silvered edges.
Like the toughened safety glass, it comes in full sheets and is a great option where children and pets are concerned.
Elite greenhouses offer 6mm thick polycarbonate on every model of greenhouse with the exception of the iGro which has 4mm sheets.
The double wall in the polycarbonate helps keep the greenhouse warm, (the same principle as double glazing) however the polycarbonate does not have the light transmission properties of glass.
We hope this helps, and are always happy to chat through options and share our experience.