Constructing a Cold Frame? Keep your eyes peeled for someone local who’s having double glazing installed. If you can get hold of some of the old window panes which are about to be discarded and sent to landfill, you will save yourself a fair amount of money!
These “lights” or window panes will end up on your new frame sloping from back to front so that the rain can run down. You’ll also need some wood. Chances are some old pallet wood or scrap will do the trick, as long as they’re around six inches wide.
The same can happen if you’re thinking of constructing a one-of-a-kind Greenhouse. You might not be able to make a very large greenhouse from discarded double glazing agent’s windows, but it will look amazing! The roof will need to be made from polycarbonate sheeting. Hopefully you will persuade your local double glazing firm to part with a 460 square feet of old window you’ll end up with a good sized greenhouse!
If the frames are aluminium, it might be better to frame them, so that the aluminium itself if concealed. It’s better that the greenhouse looks all wood. You might consider caulking to reduce air infiltration – especially during the colder months. It’s also good to have some roof vents at the side, in summer.
Overall, obtaining unwanted windows from double glazing firms and making yourself something unique is a great summer project! That first tomato of the season will taste especially good in your brilliant, (old) new Greenhouse!