Since 1921, Alton has been at the forefront of the cedar greenhouse market.
Quality is at its heart; from the choice of timber, the stainless steel fixings, to the toughened safety glass. All Alton models are manufactured from 100% Canadian Western Red Cedar, having been selected for its natural resistance to warping, twisting and decay. Despite this, all of the greenhouse timbers are treated with a clear, oil-based preservative, which not only gives additional protection, but also brings out the warm and varied hues of the timber itself: from near white, to light straw, pinkish orange and rich reddish-brown. The appearance is further protected by the use of stainless steel screws, which won't rust over time and cause unsightly discolouration.
In 2012 the old Alton Heritage range was replaced by the Evolution range. A flat packed, self assembly cedar greenhouse, with ingeniously designed features to further protect your greenhouse from the elements. The glass overlaps the timber both at the edge of the eaves as well as to the base of the cill, thus providing, in effect, a clear cladding, which whilst keeping water away from the timber, doesn't mask the beauty of the cedar. The full length toughened safety glass sides actually sit in a groove which has been cleverly designed into the powder-coated aluminium base, which in itself keeps the timber base from the ground. Another ingenious feature is the cedar bar capping used to secure the glass. Once screwed into place, it is practically impossible for the glass to blow out. This capping can be optionally upgraded to aluminium, an attractive modification, which also cuts down timber maintenance. Like the base, this aluminium is powder-coated in a soft, light moss green colour, perfectly complementing the rich hues of the cedar.
At the top of the Evolution range are the Alton Victorian models, with their impressive 45 degree pitch roofs, giving a distinctly Victorian-style look and feel. Sharing all of the excellent qualities of the rest of the Evolution range, these models have the benefit of additional strengthening, from the thicker roof timbers, and the attractive Victorian style cast aluminium spandrels, at the ridge and eaves. Supplied flat packed, for self-assembly, they are available as half boarded, glass to ground or dwarf wall models, in widths of 6, 8 and 10 feet, which you can choose to extend to any length. Whilst the cast aluminium spandrels, finials, ridge cover and end cap come as standard in these models, there is again the option of aluminium bar capping, shelving and staging, and cast Victorian style ridge cresting; all powder coated in the same complementary light moss finish. Built to last, these impressive structures will make a long-lasting, stylish and functional centrepiece in your garden.