Hercules - Superior Strength, Good Standard Features & Great Value!
Old Cottage Green Finish - With many greenhouses, you have to add an extra for powder coated finish. However, this finish is INCLUDED on these models, as standard.
The Hercules Trafalgar range has all the features that help create the perfect greenhouse environment, and its structure has been specially designed to withstand adverse weather conditions, especially the wind.
All Hercules models include lots of roof vents (all automatic) and a suitable number of louvre side vents. Additional ones can be added, if you require them.
Hercules has more metal in the frame and has extra cantilever braces in the roof for strength. If you live in a windy area, Hercules is the greenhouse for you.
Good quality downpipes are included as standard, and come with a 45 degree bend for you to easily run the downpipe into a water butt. A good range of extra bends and T pieces are also available.
There is an 18" high pane of toughened glass all around the bottom of the greenhouse - Should you accidentally ever flick a stone up from your lawnmower and break a pane, it is small, easy and cheap to replace.
All glass is held in with full length PVC 'bar capping' - This eliminates the traditional greenhouse clips and is far neater and stronger in the wind.
Hanging basket rails are also included. These full length rails are made from sturdy T-section and you can hang your baskets straight from them, making them easier to plant up and grow on.
Many greenhouses on the market have a step at the door which can be inconvenient. Hercules greenhouses have a level threshold, which is ideal for wheelchair or wheelbarrow access - and no step for you.
The single sliding door is lockable, keeping it firmly closed when it's windy. It can also be locked with a key, for additional security.
A = Base width: 1,955mm (6ft4).
B = Length: 2,614mm (8ft6).
C = Eaves height: 1,670mm (5ft5).
D = Ridge height: 2,373mm (7ft9).
E = Door width: 600mm (1ft11).
F = Door height: 1,900mm (6ft2).
Q. If this is to go on a paving slab base, how is it fixed as it does not have a base?
A. The Hercules Trafalgar is supplied with 'L' shaped brackets that attach to the sill and enable the greenhouse to be fixed down with brown rawlplugs and 2" screws.
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27 reviews of
by Jason Gilliver
A couple of months ago I bought a Hercules Trafalgar Green 6ft4 x 8ft6 greenhouse, Atlas Green shelving both 1ft wide x 6ft long and 2ft wide x 6ft long, Simplicity Caverswall three Tier 1ft wide x 4ft long and a Bio Green Phoenix greenhouse heater.
This is my second greenhouse purchase from The Greenhouse People. My first was a 8x6 AGL. I have recently moved and left the other greenhouse behind. My major gripe with the AGL was one of the reasons I chose the Trafalgar. I am 6ft 1? and found both the auto vents and the roof of the AGL kept bumping my head. The eaves in the Trafalgar are higher and I no longer have to worry about blinding myself with the auto vents or banging my head on the glass anywhere in the greenhouse.
As this is my second greenhouse I have dealt with the Greenhouse People at gardening shows, over the phone, Internet and at their show site near Derby. Every instance of contact with them has been first class and I couldn't rate them higher. The delivery driver was particularly good. He unloaded all of my order, moved it around the back of the house and stacked it very neatly on my patio ready for me to get started. He was very pleasant ( and it was very early in the morning as well ). He then went through some hints and tips about erecting the greenhouse. Firstly build it one day and glaze it the next and secondly spray WD40 down the channels the glazing rubber will run in.
I erected the greenhouse by myself. I really like these kind of jobs and as with all things of this nature I did scratch my head a couple of times wondering how things went together but I took my time and made sure every detail was correct ( I am a perfectionist ). Once I got all of the sides and roof made I used quick cramps to hold the sides together whilst I bolted it all together. My fiance helped with the glazing on the second day, I think mainly to her seeing me having way too much fun and wanted in on the action. The glazing took just over an hour.
Once bolted to the floor I was very impressed with how solid the whole thing was. This was made only better by adding the hanging basket rails. I still need to add the downpipes and a water-butt.
The whole thing is very neat and strong, it complements the garden rather than detract from it. The staging is also worth a mention. Without any legs, it means sweeping up etc is made much easier. Also with the 1ft wide staging, I have put this higher up. My intention is to not only use it to put things on, but because its so strong, I will use it for tying supports to for tomatoes and cucumbers etc.
The heater is great, not sure what the costs are to run it as I have not had a bill yet. I had a calor gas heater before and whilst it got hotter it was such a hassle to get the replacement gas bottles every couple of weeks for it. Temperature wise, I have had it on number 9 (goes up to 10) of the hottest setting and that has kept it between 14.2 and 24 whilst its been between -5 and +10 outside. I have marked the heater 4 out of 5, which is a little harsh as its great, neat and clean, plus easy to use. I just wish it would hold the night time temp above 15c without being on full power.
Overall very happy with all of my purchases and would highly recommend them and The Greenhouse People.
by Lesley Silke
Looked at the greenhouses on the internet but decided to go and look at them in person. Was very pleased with the advice given at the centre, ended up buying a more expensive greenhouse. Have been able to put a deposit down and will have the greenhouse delivered later in the year. Excellent service all round.
by Roy Walker
Very happy with the product, and with the tele support we received when struggling to erect it.
Some of the instructions could have been a little clearer, but this is a minor detail
by H Heathcote
We found the greenhouse to be very sturdy and strong. It was rather tricky to build but it was our first time! We are really pleased with the end result though.It looks attractive in the garden and offers well designed use of space.Thank you.
by Richard Harden
Top quality product that fits well together and seems extremely solid once erected. Took longer than anticipated to assemble but am delighted with the final result. Has not leaked in all the recent rain and snow and is rattle free in strong winds. Highly recommended
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As this comes with glass we deliver on our own vehicles, we call you 7 days before we next have one of our vehicles is in your area. Outside of the UK may take longer. Delivery to Northern Ireland may take longer.
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