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Since 1921, Alton Greenhouses have been at the forefront of the cedar greenhouse market. The iconic Amateur design with its sloping sides has lead the greenhouse market from the 1950's and was seen as the cutting edge of greenhouse design. With vast pools of knowledge, experience and years of customer feedback Alton’s design team have created a cedar greenhouse fit for the 21st century - this is the Alton Evolution Range.
The Alton Evolution is crafted within the UK, where each piece of cedar is machined in-house using Alton’s fully equipped workshop using CNC technology to create highly accurate results. This technology has enabled Alton to produce a flat - packed greenhouse that’s cost effective and easy to install. With a 5'7" eaves height, the Evolution is a spacious greenhouse and every care has been taken to ensure that the Canadian western red cedar is smooth and rounded at its edges - creating a luxurious high quality finish showing Alton's true craftsmanship. From the metal base plinth specially designed to keep the wood away from the floor which lets the glass overlap the wooden frame so no water sits on the cedar wood, the new glazing system, low threshold access, even through to the gutter design - the Alton Evolution really is revolutionary in the world of greenhouses.
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is famed for its extraordinary durability and resistance to decay. It has a pleasing aromatic odour and is treated with a natural preservative oil which protects against the elements.
Cedar Bar Capping
As standard your greenhouse comes with cedar bar capping which holds in the glass firmer and stronger than other greenhouses.
Toughened Safety Glass
3mm toughened safety glass is supplied as standard for strength and safety.
Guttering and Downpipes Included
Attractive aluminium guttering and downpipes allow you to collect water while protecting the cedar framework.
The metal base keeps the wood away from the floor and enables the glass to overlap the wooden frame so no water sits on the cedar.
Louvre Side Vents
Included is a slatted ‘Louvre’ side vent which allows extra air flow into your greenhouse and really makes your plants flourish.
Automatic Opening Roof Vents
Included as standard, these open roof vents automatically as the greenhouse warms up – keeping your plants from overheating.
High Eaves (5ft 7in)
Extra high eaves gives you plenty of headroom and room for a high level shelf.
10 years Framework Guarantee
Your Alton greenhouse comes with a free 10-year frame guarantee.
Moss green Aluminium Bar Capping
Upgrade to Aluminium bar capping for a virtually maintenance free cedar greenhouse – and the stylish moss colour blends perfectly.
Staging and Shelving
Add 25” staging and 12” shelving for a practical and stylish upgrade. Available in a moss green Aluminium finish.
Hanging Basket Brackets
Use these brackets to hang baskets, without the need for an obtrusive rail.
Add blinds to your greenhouse to create shade for your plants.
Automatic Louvre Openers
Automatic openers can be fitted to the louvre vents, just set and forget!
Extra Roof Vents
An additional roof vent increases the flow of air through your Alton greenhouse, ideal for orchid houses or other specialist environments.
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Alton Evolution 6ft 5in x 8ft 6in
This 6'6 ( 1.68m ) wide model is destined to be the most popular building in the range. It's a popular size for all types of greenhouse as it's an ideal width.
The eaves are at 5'7 so there's plenty of height. There's a choice of lengths from 4'5 ( 1.35m ) up to 12'9( 3.87m ).
Toughened safety glass and screw-in cedar bar capping are standard which ensures the glass stays where it's put ! The gutter, door support and base are long life aluminium construction which are then powder coated in an attractive moss green finish.
The framework carries a ten year timber guarantee.
This is a great photo to describe some of the features and options with all Evolution models.
Firstly, you'll see that rather than the standard cedar external bar capping, this building has moss green aluminium bar capping which is maintenance free and good looking.
The louvre window you can see is a standard feature which is a great way of getting fresh air into the greenhouse at low level.
Optional staging and shelving are also shown ( these are described in more detail elsewhere on the page )
Not so easy to see is the protective aluminium ridge capping which is supplied when the aluminium bar capping option is chosen.
Every Evolution is supplied with a number of automatically opening roof vents; the length of the greenhouse dictates how many you get as standard but you can add extras if you want at the time of order.
One further feature I should point out is the glass at the eaves ... it extends beyond the bottom edge of the timber to discharge rainwater directly into the gutter ( most cedar greenhouses allow the water to drain over the timber )
The Alton Evolution Guttering is an attractive moss green finish aluminium extrusion and is supplied with a downpipe for each side of the greenhouse.
The external capping over the glazing is showing the optional green aluminium bar capping which is totally maintenance free ( except for a bit of a wash down every now and again ).
In particular please note how the toughened safety glass extends beyond the cedar eaves bar, discharging water directly into the gutters rather than allowing it to run across the cedar itself.
The Evolution has been developed in the UK in our fully equipped workshop with the latest technology. We have to confess though that one or two of the machines have been reliably making other Alton Greenhouses for over 40 years !
The jointing system is incredibly strong and makes the Evolution rock solid once assembled... so it will cope with almost anything the British weather cares to throw at it !
Constructed in long -life cedar sections these greenhouses do not compromise by using thinner glazing bars; they are machined from 44mm x 44mm cedar (and 44mm x 69mm sections in places )
A single door is standard with the Evolution Five and Six. The Eight, Ten and Twelve have double doors. All sizes have the low threshold shown in the picture.
This makes it easy to wheel a barrow in and out or provide access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
The single door access width is 560mm ( 22" )
The wider Evolution models have eaves and ridge braces in the following quantities :
Evolution Eight : 4 eaves braces and 2 ridge braces on the 10 & 12 ft long. 8ft extension also has the same: 4 & 2
Evolution Ten and Twelve : Eaves and ridge braces on every bar (and thicker roof bars). From this you will realise that the photo is one of these ! Please note the quality of the jointing from the picture.
Also in the picture are two roof blinds. You can see the black cartridges that the blinds unwind from so they are neat and easy to retract when not required.
The picture also illustrates that each roof vent is supplied with an automatic opener. Without these you can get to your greenhouse even early in the morning and find your plants keeling over from the heat. The autovent is a wax filled cylinder which forces a piston to lift the vent as the cylinder heats. They are adjustable and therefore a very effective way of maintaining an appropriate temperature inside your greenhouse.
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Your Alton Greenhouse will be delivered by one of Alton's experienced delivery drivers, ensuring that your building reaches you in perfect condition. Alton greenhouses are normally sold in a 'self-assembly' kit-form, with which you will be provided all of the necessary fittings and full, easy-to-follow instructions. As with all of our greenhouses, we always recommend that you provide a good, level base prior to delivery.
Our delivery times can vary from season to season, but typically you should expect to receive your building around 4-6 weeks from point of order. All of our buildings are made to order, so during the busy spring to summer seasons this may increase to 6-10 weeks, dependant on the building that you purchase. Please feel free to contact us on 0800 999 0123 to check our current delivery times.