If you are looking for information on how to build a greenhouse cheap without making a hole in your pocket then this article is going to provide you that information. Many people end up spending a lot of money because they do not have the proper information to build a greenhouse cheap.
Secondly many people go for ready made greenhouse kit which makes the project expensive.
You don’t need any technical knowledge to build a greenhouse inexpensively. If you have the basic skills to use simple tools like a hand drill, saw, hammer etc then you should be able to take up this project without any fear.
However this project will require some time and effort from you, so be ready for that.
The first important thing to keep in mind is good location for your greenhouse. You should have a level floor and the location should ideally receive 6-7 hours of sunlight. This is important for growing plants in your homemade greenhouse. Additionally, availability of electricity and water at the location is also important for the success of your project.
The style of greenhouse you’ll build will depend on the area that is available in your backyard. Some of the common styles are Victorian or Traditional, Hoop house or Arch style and the Lean-to style. The Lean to wall style makes use of a wall in your building / house.
The size of your greenhouse will depend on the area you have and the budget you have. If you don’t have sufficient funds then you can opt for a small unit which will require much less building material.
The list of material required for building your greenhouse will depend on the style you choose and the size of unit you want to build. In fact there are several books and guides that provide more detailed information on the styles and how to choose a style based on your requirements.
For the base of your greenhouse you can go for recycled lumber. This is the cheapest option if you can shop around and find a salvage yard selling second hand lumber. If you have some money to spend then you can go for a concrete base.
The next important part of your greenhouse is the frame. PVC pipes can be used for the frame. PVC is the cheapest option. Alternately you can go for thin wood also. Sometimes you can find second hand PVC pipes in a salvage yard.
For covering the greenhouse you can go for house plastic or polyethylene or even clear corrugated plastic sheet. This type of covering is inexpensive and durable. Glass covering is expensive and there is a chance of breakage also.
If you really want to build a greenhouse cheap then I recommend that you spend some time at a salvage yard to get other things like greenhouse doors, windows, angle bracing, aluminum end frames etc. You will be able to get second hand material at a much lower cost compared to brand new material.
For building the frame and covering you may need help from a friend or else you may have to hire someone for a short period of time.
The covering of your greenhouse needs to be watertight and perfect. This is important to protect the plants from adverse weather conditions. It may be worthwhile to spend some time and build a perfect covering for your greenhouse.
Keeping these important points should help you to build a greenhouse cheap. Additionally I would recommend that you go for a book that gives you various greenhouse plans along with list of building material. This will save you time and money. Take a look at DIY greenhouse plans site by clicking – BuildingaGreenhousePlans