Every serious company will offer assembling of the greenhouse if you buy one, but that will cost you a bit more. If you decide to let them assemble it then check out Plastic Sheds – apart from a good variety of greenhouses they offer assembly of the same for a small price. If you decide to assemble it by yourself then there are some things you should know (and you should have necessary tools).
You must know how to assemble frames of the greenhouse. Different materials require a different kind of work so read carefully.
If you opt for aluminum you will get a light-weight frame that is strong and it will not rust. They come with extruded channels for placement of covering panels.
Galvanized steel frames are very strong, long lasting frame material and they are very cheap. Due to the strength of the steel, you will have several pieces to assemble but steel frames are quite heavy and it will not be easy to assemble them on your own.
If you want small greenhouse you can go with plastic resin as a material for frames. They don’t conduct heat as other materials and they are also very cheap. It might be a little bit tricky to assemble plastic resin frames so be careful.
If you want to build a greenhouse without buying it you should go with wooden frames because they are the easiest material to shape. But wood will rot so you should keep it away from soil or any other moisture.
First step in greenhouse assembly is a preparation of the location. Location should be as flat as possible and the greenhouse should not be close to any buildings that will cast shadows over the greenhouse. It’s smart to plan a location for one or more plastic sheds near a greenhouse. They can be used to store seeds you haven’t planted as well as all tools you will need in a greenhouse.
Some greenhouses are easy to assemble (when I say easy I mean 4 to 5 hours of work for an individual who possesses some handyman skills) and some are not (some greenhouses have complicated structure and it might take several days to assemble them). They all come with assembly requirements, which will aid you in the process.
Don’t buy a greenhouse because it is easier to assemble, buy a greenhouse that will serve your purpose. And always buy a bit bigger greenhouse than you have planned. Many people buy greenhouses without consideration for a surface that is necessary for work, so you should buy bigger greenhouse to avoid such problems.
If you can’t fully avoid shadows then you can spread some while gravel around the greenhouse; white gravel will reflect the light and eliminate the effects of the shadows to an extent. If you followed this guide then you have obtained basic knowledge in greenhouse assembly and you can go on and assemble your greenhouse.
Once you place down your greenhouse take a closer look at all vertical surfaces. If the greenhouse came with smaller panes instead of one large pane you should watch for protruding horizontal lips and edges; those lips and edges will collect dirt that would reduce the amount of light your plants get.