For over 60 years, amateur and professional growers alike have recognised Robinsons as being at the very forefront of the greenhouse world. Renowned for their strength, precision engineering and practical features, Robinsons greenhouses are still the benchmark against which other greenhouses are measured. If you want the best in your garden, then keep reading!
Established in 1947, Robinsons of Winchester quickly grew to be a famous name in greenhouses – originally with cedar greenhouses and often with commercial greenhouses. Many famous garden centres were made by Robinsons at one time. In the late 80s and 90s Robinsons really established itself as the best quality domestic greenhouse – insisting on using more aluminium in the frames for strength. We first became Robinsons agents in 1989, just after we bought a Robinsons greenhouse and realised that there was no local agent in our area! Since then, we have grown to one of the largest major distributors for Robinsons.In July 2011 The Greenhouse People became the owners of Robinsons Greenhouses. That original greenhouse bought in 1988 is still going strong and so are the Robinsons sales!
All the Robinsons greenhouses are made by us in our Staffordshire factory.
There are a number of relatively easy modifications that can be made to a Robinsons greenhouse which will help you if you are needing a slightly more bespoke greenhouse:
This is where you build a brick wall (ONLY to an official special base plan) to the height of your choice and you put a full height building on top of the wall (i.e. 5'6" eaves height - plus your wall)
This is useful when you need a greenhouse with extra height, or if your land is on quite a slope.
Not to be confused with the dwarf wall modification, which is available for free on most models (Dwarf wall is when the sides of the greenhouse are cut down to about 4ft and the wall is set at 2ft)
With Z-Type modification you can specify the height of the wall - The most common heights are 150mm, 300mm, 450mm and 600mm, as a course of bricks is usually 75mm. We then modify the door end of the greenhouse so that the door drops down to ground level, and adjust the glass above the door.
The cost of this modification is £225 per doorway. Please mark your order Z-type-300 for example for a 300mm wall. Then we will send you an official brick base plan to work to.
This is where you have the rear end of your greenhouse removed so that it can join onto an existing wall. This allows you to create a totally different type of lean-to greenhouse - more like an Edwardian style.
To order an R-type greenhouse - please simply specify 'R- type' Greenhouse on your order form and you can also knock 10% off the price (of the greenhouse only - not accessories).
We will then remove the back and add some extra glazing bars which can be joined against the wall.
These modifications can easily be made in the factory, but there are no special instructions written, so its usually best to engage an experienced Robinsons greenhouse fitter to do these jobs. Please discuss this with your local expert.
Robinsons greenhouses have a reputation as the best Aluminium greenhouse money can buy. The frame work is super strong, using the unique Robinsons box section technology which makes the glazing bars extrememly strong and also far neater than other makes. This generous use of extra aluminium results in a greenhouse with up to 35% more Aluminium than other makes. Other features include:
- A low level door threshold providing easy access for wheelbarrows or wheelchairs.
- Screw in bar capping, with cover caps to hide the screws.
- High eaves, at least 5ft in the greenhouse range.
- Toughened safety glass (4mm), about seven times stronger than normal horticultural glass.
- Gutters and downpipes always included in the price.
- Automatic opening window vents, as standard.
- Super strong box section glazing bars
Installing Alton greenhouses - All Robinsons greenhouses are sold as self assembly. Clear instructions will be provided, if you would like to preview these click here. With your order confirmation (sent in the post a couple of days after you order) will be a list of suitable greenhouse installers who can erect your greenhouse for you. Price vary dependant upon the exact specification and your location. For a 6ft x 8ft greenhouse to be erected, expect to pay around £190 - £250.