Full steam ahead after lockdown!

Now that we have been back in production for a month or so since reopening after 7 weeks of lockdown, we thought it was high time to give you an insight into a typical Dovetail project.  We are very much enjoying being back out on the road designing and building bespoke greenhouses, especially when we are able to help a customer realise a dream by fitting a greenhouse into a location where an off the shelf solution simply will not work.

This project is a typical example. Our customer had already constructed a very attractive double garage, and had built a dwarf wall to his own design, with the intention of erecting a timber framed greenhouse against one of the gable ends of the garage. Work was just about to commence when he saw one of our adverts in a well known gardening magazine, which featured a building we had installed last year which was of an identical design to the one he had in his mind’s eye.

We visited his home to measure up the brickwork ready to design a bespoke greenhouse to the requisite dimensions. There are usually a couple of interesting challenges to overcome on projects such as this; in this case we supplied an accurate dimension drawing to assist our client with installing a hardwood frame against the uneven garage wall, to which we could then affix the frame of the greenhouse. Also, because he had intended to set out his own timber greenhouse based on 500mm bays, we adjusted our own design to suit, matching the position of each of our glazing bars to exactly where he had intended his to be. We also hand-made the heavyweight welded aluminium door to fit the precise measurements of his dwarf wall, setting the lower panelling of the door to match the height of his wall.

Once the greenhouse had been fabricated and powder coated in RAL7016 Anthracite, it was erected and glazed with 4mm single sheet toughened safety glass, leaving our customer to enjoy a new greenhouse custom-designed to match exactly his original vision for the design but without any of the hard work of having to build it himself.