Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

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Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:23 pm

I would like to have a go at building the greenhouse featured in the March 2020 edition, please could you give me a pointer as to which retailers stock the materials required. I have the poly sheeting, it's the wood I need to buy. TIA
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:13 am

Where roughly do you live Chris, could save on delivery charges.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:20 am

SM4 - South London
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby vivienz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:04 pm

It's a bit tricky right now as most of the builders merchants are closed apart from large deliveries with trade accounts.
When I looked a couple of days ago, Wickes we're doing some smaller quantity deliveries but their timber was comparatively expensive.
Keep an eye open for when the merchants 're-open or local recycling centres.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Thank you I will
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Westi » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:05 pm

Do you have an InXcess around your way? The shops are closed but they delivered a small amount of timber to a plot holder yesterday for him to finish his raised beds. It just looked like decking boards to me and just lifted off by the driver so not much at all! 2nd option is good old Amazon where you are likely to be able to order in the lengths you need?
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Stephen » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:23 pm

Wickes are offering click & collect, if they have stock.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:02 pm

No ineXcess around our way and after hours researching on the web comparing prices, convenience, locality and availability I've gone for Click & Collect. Wickes for the timber (Slighty different sizes given in the magazine but adaptable) Screwfix for the small Pipe Brackets and clear tape, Toolstation for the Screws and broom handle. All these retailers are within a quarter of a mile of each other and about 2 miles from our home.
OnDemandSupplies online for the 35mm pipe brackets. The poly cover I have already, I rescued dozens of metres of the stuff from a skip at work. Hopefully should be able to crack on with the project on Tuesday. Thanks for your input everyone
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Stephen » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:37 pm

Well done.

If things work out well, one trip means you can collect everything.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:31 pm

Project successfully finished earlier in the week, thanks for peoples input. If I how I'd post some piccys.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Stephen » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:15 pm

Great progress. Well done.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Compo » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:28 pm

Pictures are easy if you are posting them from the device they are stored.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Chr1sParf1tt » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:59 pm

Compo wrote:Pictures are easy if you are posting them from the device they are stored.


The photos are stored on the device I'm using to post here.
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:10 pm

So
Full Editor & Preview
Attachments
Add Files
Place inline

Then click Preview
if the orientation comes out wrong
delete the file and the line that "Place inline" created
rotate the photo file on your device and repeat the attach, preview etc until it comes out correct then Submit
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Re: Build your own Greenhouse - March 2020 issue

Postby Westi » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Cheers Geoff! I just submit & forgot the preview option! No wonder so many of you are wearing neck support! I did try to compensate by rotating the pic before posting but still got it wrong!
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