Lean-to glasshouse inquiry

John Wade asked 5 years ago

I am planning on purchasing a lean-to glasshouse. It is a very exposed site beside a lake, subjected to strong winds. What type of glass would you recommend? Is there a strength difference between safety & horticultural glass?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
In a very exposed spot, the structure needs to be very strong and, ideally, o galvanised steel. 

Horticultural glass is lightly lighter than ordinary glass, as it is cheaper.

Safety glass is toughened.

Polycarbonate is strong plastic and does not shatter. 

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