GREENHOUSES - POLYCARBONATE

 

Masterchef-greenhouse

 

Our Palram Greenhouses were recently used on Masterchef Australia. Contestants had 7 hours to work in teams to build an edible art installation in the "specially constructed greenhouses".

There is a video of the Masterchef Greenhouse episode available on the channel 10 website, here:

https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/masterchef/season-9/episode-19

 

Masterchef-greenhouse

 

Greenhouses are something everyone who is interested in gardening would like to have. Being able to propagate plants in controlled conditions, to grow your own vegetables and flowers without having to contend with birds, animals and pests - is something that all greenthumbs would like. Many people are interested in how to build a greenhouse - and the kitform plastic greenhouses such as the SILVER LINE units are an easy, neat and economical solution.  

 

 

SILVERLINE polycarbonate plastic greenhouses by Palram range in size from the SINGLE COLD FRAME right through a range of mini greenhouses to the AMERICANA 12 x 12 GREENHOUSE, and cater for every situation, including small courtyards, patios and balcony gardens.  The robust aluminium extrusion greenhouse frame and the virtually unbreakable polycarbonate plastic glazing are designed for long, trouble-free lifespan. High quality, ease of assembly and very competitive pricing are the benefits that make them one of the most popular ranges of polycarbonate greenhouses on the Australian market. 

 

See why polycarbonate is widely used instead of glass in greenhouses these days.  

 

Like to know more about plastic greenhouse/hot house products and their use? Go to Landera Blog and search 'greenhouse' for more information and related articles. Or you can find a great range of books relating to the setting up and operation of your greenhouse by searching 'greenhouse gardening' at online stores such as Book Depository.

 

Greenhouses are becoming more widely used, not only because many people prefer to grow their own vegetables and flowers, but also they are finding gardening a great way to unwind.  Large garden spaces are often not available and greenhouses are proving an excellent way of increasing crop yields in small areas.  

 

The SILVER LINE polycarbonate plastic greenhouse units from PALRAM are widely distributed globally and enjoy an excellent reputation of value for money. The robust aluminium extrusion frame system and the virtually unbreakable polycarbonate plastic glazing make a great product!

 

Interesting Facts about Greenhouses

Greenhouses have been in use for at least 2000 years. The earliest examples of course were not anything like the polycarbonate plastic greenhouses available today, but the basic concept was the same. They need to provide an environment which protects plants from the extremes of cold and heat, winds and the damage caused by various pests. Greenhouses are also used to extend a plant's growing season and even to enable a gardener to grow non-native plants which would not survive in the open.

 

One of the first known examples of a greenhouse was the specularium constructed for the Roman emperor Tiberius who was advised by his physicians to eat a cucumber every day. This greenhouse apparently featured stone walls and a translucent roof which was made from small pieces of mica to let in the sunlight. Heating was provided by fires burning against the outside of the stone walls.



The modern greenhouse concept was developed in the 1500s by botanists and collectors interested in propagating exotic species of plants discovered by explorers. An early greenhouse with glass roof and walls was built in Holland by the French botanist Jules Charles who wanted to grow tropical plants. (The Netherlands has certainly maintained and expanded this tradition - huge areas of land are covered by greenhouses and hothouse vegetables and flowers are grown in enormous quantities; if you look at The Hague, Netherlands on googlemaps.com you will see that almost half the city is made up of commercial greenhouses. Visitors to The Hague notice the glow in the night sky of lights which are left on to assist plant growth).



During the 1600s glasshouses became fashionable with the aristocracy in Europe, and increasingly elaborate and expensive examples where built in various places. The orangerie at the Palace of Versailles constructed during the reign of Louis XIII was over 150 metres long, 12 metres wide and nearly 14 metres high. Of course, the immense cost of such a project was of no consequence to the king, but as glass was very expensive in those times greenhouses were strictly a luxury item for the very wealthy.



By the mid 1800s glass was being produced in large quantities and the cost was greatly reduced. Glasshouses became more common and some amazing examples were built. One which still stands is the Palm House in the Kew Gardens. This took 4 years to build and was completed in 1848. It featured an iron framework with open spaces free from pillars and utilised design concepts based on shipbuilding, which was also undergoing the radical change from wooden construction to iron.



Since then design and construction has evolved, and these days greenhouses are readily available in a wide range of types, sizes and price ranges. The frame construction, traditionally using timber, has moved through steel to extruded aluminium sections. Nowadays, glass is often replaced with plastics such as polycarbonate which has excellent light transmission qualities and is virtually unbreakable.

 

We make it even easier for you - at Landera we offer FREE DELIVERY to your address in Australia on all greenhouse products shown below!



SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 4 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 4 GREENHOUSE

  FREE DELIVERY! POLYCARBONATE GREENHOUSES from SILVER LINE on sale - superbly designed and carefully manufactured polycarbonate greenhouse kit units supplied in cartons for easy transport. SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate.   Polycarbonate has greater insulation properties than glass, making it...

$735.00  $699.00

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SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 6 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 6 GREENHOUSE

  POLYCARBONATE GREENHOUSES from SILVER LINE with FREE DELIVERY - superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in boxed form for easy transport. SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has greater insulation properties than glass, blocking harmful UV rays but...

$790.00

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SILVER LINE 6 x 8 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE 6 x 8 GREENHOUSE

GREENHOUSES from SILVER LINE with FREE DELIVERY - superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in boxed form for easy transport. SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate, and are priced at a level which offers unbeatable value for money!    Polycarbonate has greater insulation...

$899.00  $879.00

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SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 10 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE MAZE 6 x 10 GREENHOUSE

FREE DELIVERY! MAZE GREENHOUSES - superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in CKD form for easy transport. SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has greater insulation properties than glass, blocking harmful UV rays but allowing 90% light transmission, resulting in...

$1,025.00

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SILVERLINE LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE / SUNROOM

SILVERLINE LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE / SUNROOM

The Lean To Grow House provides you with all the key advantages of a hobby greenhouse for compact sized gardens or limited spaces such as balconies or patios, to grow your own organic herbs and vegetables. It features two types of virtually unbreakable Polycarbonate glazing; twin-wall for the roof and crystal-clear for the walls, and corrosion resistant aluminum frame. It also includes an...

$1,169.00  $1,155.00

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SILVER LINE 6 x 14 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE 6 x 14 GREENHOUSE

  SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES - superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in boxed form for easy transport. SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has greater insulation properties than glass, blocking harmful UV rays but allowing 90% light transmission, resulting in...

$1,359.00  $1,365.00

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BELLA 8'x8' GREENHOUSE

BELLA 8'x8' GREENHOUSE

The Bella 8 foot x 8 foot greenhouse is an elegantly designed, good sized greenhouse measuring 236cm (L) x 236cm (W) x 211cm (H) . It features virtually unbreakable Twin-Wall Polycarbonate panels , for an ideal combination of sunlight diffusion, heat insulation , and safety for all your gardening needs. This bell shaped greenhouse was specifically designed to improve wind resistance and allow...

$1,950.00  $1,799.00

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GREENLINE 8' X 8' GREENHOUSE

GREENLINE 8' X 8' GREENHOUSE

These are made from high quality polycarbonate, beware of cheap brands that use an inforior polycarbonate, UV light will break down cheap polycarbonate in a year or less! Each wall panel has been manufactured from virtually unbreakable, crystal clear polycarbonate and UV protected to guard against the harsh Australian sun. The roof panels are even more impressive boasting a twin wall...

$1,699.00  $1,599.00

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SILVER LINE 8 x 12 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE 8 x 12 GREENHOUSE

POLYCARBONATE GREENHOUSES - the SILVER LINE greenhouses from PALRAM are superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in CKD form for easy transport.  SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate. Also known and sold in Australia as the MAZE Greenouse line.   Polycarbonate has...

$1,949.00  $1,749.00

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OASIS HEXAGONAL GREENHOUSE

OASIS HEXAGONAL GREENHOUSE

  With a generous growing area and stylish hexagonal design the Oasis Hex Greenhouse is sure to become a focal point of your outdoor entertaining area. The Hex boasts a heavy duty, anthracite powder coated, rust resistant aluminium frame with two virtually unbreakable types of polycarbonate glazing for the walls and roof. The wall panels have a crystal clear, polycarbonate construction that...

$2,399.00  $2,049.00

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GREENLINE 8' X 16' GREENHOUSE

GREENLINE 8' X 16' GREENHOUSE

  Our Greenline greenhouses have been designed to provide a larger size growing space with incredible strength. These units are also much easier to assemble than competing products, the instructions are straight forward and the method of assembly is not overly complex. Call us to discuss your growing requirements, unlike some other sellers we really know our product including the best way to...

$3,169.00  $2,599.00

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GREENLINE 8' X 20' GREENHOUSE

GREENLINE 8' X 20' GREENHOUSE

This GREENLINE 8′ x 20′ greenhouse is made from high quality polycarbonate, beware of cheap brands that use an inferior polycarbonate, UV light will break down cheap polycarbonate in a year or less! Ours will last indefinitely. This greenhouse includes 4 manual vents for increased air circulation. A highly recommended addition are the automatic vent arms, these have a wax filled...

$3,289.00  $3,099.00

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SILVER LINE VICTORY GARDEN CHALET

SILVER LINE VICTORY GARDEN CHALET

The VICTORY GARDEN CHALET has 9.3 m² (101 ft²) of floor space and the high vaulted ceilings allow plenty of room for trellising your tall growing plants or climbing vines. Two adjustable roof vents and wide hinged double swinging doors provide ample ventilation to control heat and humidity levels. The doors are equipped with a magnetic catch and low threshold for easy access with...

$3,188.00

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SILVER LINE LEAN-TO-MINI GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE LEAN-TO-MINI GREENHOUSE

Great for small gardens, courtyards and balconies, the SILVER LINE LEAN-TO GREENHOUSE is a superbly designed and carefully manufactured mini greenhouse unit supplied in kit form for easy transport.  SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate - a maintenance-free product which will give you hours of...

$389.00  $352.00

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SILVER LINE SINGLE COLD FRAME

SILVER LINE SINGLE COLD FRAME

The SILVER LINE SINGLE COLD FRAME protects seedlings and small plants from frosts and pests. This mini greenhouse is supplied in easy-to-assemble kit form, with sturdy aluminium frame and highly impact-resistant polycarbonate glazing. SINGLE COLD FRAME features include: Dimensions - 104cm Wide x 53cm Deep x 43cm High Hinged lid for easy access and ventilation Polycarbonate crystal clear lid...

$99.00

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SILVER LINE DOUBLE COLD FRAME

SILVER LINE DOUBLE COLD FRAME

The SILVER LINE DOUBLE COLD FRAME protects seedlings and small plants from frosts and pests. The unit is supplied in easy-to-assemble kit form, with sturdy aluminium frame and highly impact-resistant polycarbonate glazing. Features include: Dimensions - 105cm Wide x 108cm Deep x 53cm High Hinged lids for easy access and ventilation Supplied in easy-to-assemble kit form High impact, durable...

Retail: $174.90 $149.00

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SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE LOUVRE WINDOW

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE LOUVRE WINDOW

  The LOUVRE WINDOW kit is designed to fit in the SILVER LINE greenhouse units, and replaces a lower panel in the side.  The easy to install manually operated louvre panel meets the requirement for extra air circulation in your greenhouse and is especially useful in controlling the internal temperature.     Dimensions: 600mm Wide x 600mm High   PRICE INCLUDES DELIVERY TO...

$127.00

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EXTRA OPENING WINDOW/VENT KIT

EXTRA OPENING WINDOW/VENT KIT

The SILVER LINE VENT KIT can be easliy added to an existing SILVER LINE greenhouse to adjust and increase air flow.  Framed in strong, corrosion-resistant extruded aluminium frame and glazed with UV protected clear polycarbonate panel, the VENT KIT is a useful addition to assist you in the control of your green house environment.

Retail: $97.90 $69.00

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SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE AUTO VENT ARM

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE AUTO VENT ARM

  Greenhouse ventilation - the SILVER LINE Automated Vent Arm makes using a quality green house even easier!  Easy to fit, it operates automatically - opening in warm weather and closing when the temperature cools.  The opening temperature setting can be adjusted to optimise growing conditions inside your green house.  The unit is mechanical, and needs no electricity to...

$109.00

Free delivery within Australia
SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE ANCHOR KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE ANCHOR KIT

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you order this kit with any greenhouse.   The GREEN HOUSE ANCHOR KIT is designed to secure the SILVER LINE green house units to either a hard surface or just straight onto level ground.  The kit contains masonry anchors for installation on concrete as well as 4 x zinc-plated twist-in, ground pegs. 2 strong wire cables and all needed cable hardware is included. These...

$115.00

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SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE SHELF KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE SHELF KIT

The GREEN HOUSE SHELF KIT is designed for fitting inside the SILVER LINE green house range.  It is installed using a clamp-on fitting system, and can hold up to 20kg in weight.  The kit includes 2 shelf parts, brackets and fixing screws, and is easy to re-position. Dimensions:  1250mm long x 300mm wide. PRICE INCLUDES DELIVERY TO YOUR ADDRESS ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA!  
SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE HEAVY DUTY SHELF KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE HEAVY DUTY SHELF KIT

  The HEAVY DUTY SHELF KIT is specifically designed for use with the SILVER LINE range of greenhouses, and can attached to almost all framing profiles, including the corners.  The wall mounted brackets can be re-positioned easily, and can be located next to each other for extended length shelves.  The deep shelf can take up to 40kg load spread evenly and is ideal for planting...
SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE BENCH SYSTEM

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE BENCH SYSTEM

GREENHOUSE BENCH  - the SILVER LINE BENCH is manufactured from durable galvanised steel, and can hold up to 150 kg. The two-tier shelving system is ideal for plant staging, and the lower shelf height is adjustable.  The top shelf can also be turned over for use as a soil tray if required.   A robust and functional addition to your SILVER LINE greenhouse.     The SILVER...

$126.53

Free delivery within Australia
2 TIERED PLANT STAND

2 TIERED PLANT STAND

  Perfect for shelving and displaying your orchids or other plants, the TPS21440 is a 2-tiered stand manufactured in Australia by Gardenmaster from heavy-gauge galvanised materials for long life and easy maintenance.  The unit is supplied as a simple-to-assemble kit, and DELIVERY IS FREE within Australia. * Features include: Dimensions: Shelf Heights - 600mm and 400mm; Depth...

$305.00

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3 TIERED PLANT STAND

3 TIERED PLANT STAND

Perfect for shelving and displaying your orchids or other plants, the TPS31440 is a 3-tiered stand manufactured in Australia by Gardenmaster from heavy-gauge galvanised materials for long life and easy maintenance.  The unit is supplied as a simple-to-assemble kit, and DELIVERY IS FREE within Australia. * Features include: Dimensions: Shelf Heights - 800mm, 600mm and 400mm; Depth 900mm,...

$389.00

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SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE PLANT HANGER KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE PLANT HANGER KIT

PLANT HANGERS - a set of 10 hanger fittings designed to be used with the SILVER LINE greenhouse frame extrusion.
GREENHOUSE TRELLISING KIT

GREENHOUSE TRELLISING KIT

  The GREENHOUSE TRELLISING KIT is ideal for growing tall plants such as tomatoes, or plants with long stems.  The support provided by trellising helps to maximise plant growth and avoids plant crowding, as well as increasing air flow and making it easier to maintain plants and gather fruit and flowers.  The GREENHOUSE TRELLISING KIT is quick and simple to operate and...
SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE SHADING KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE SHADING KIT

  Greenhouse shading kit - the SILVER LINE SHADING KIT is designed to be used with the SILVER LINE greenhouse range to protect plants from over-exposure to direct sunlight, and it also assists in preventing excessive heat build-up. The shade mesh allows a 70% light transmission, and has no framing, as it attaches to the inside of the greenhouse frame with plant hangers which are included....
SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE DRIP IRRIGATION KIT

SILVER LINE GREENHOUSE DRIP IRRIGATION KIT

  The GREEN HOUSE DRIP IRRIGATION KIT offers an efficient method of watering your plants to ensure healthy growth and maximise yields.  The sealed regulating unit reduces and controls the water pressure as well as removing any sediment from the water, and ensures equal dispersal to each of the droppers.   Save water and maximise plant growth!   GREEN HOUSE DRIP IRRIGATION...

$75.00

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SILVER LINE GROW STATION MINI GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE GROW STATION MINI GREENHOUSE

Discontinued item.   SILVER LINE GROW STATION is a mini greenhouse, workbench and storage area all in one compact unit - perfect for gardening in limited spaces such as balconies, patios and decks. The easy to assemble GROW STATION is free-standing, so fixing to floor or wall is not necessary. The two heavy-duty steel shelves are adjustable, and the glazing is polycarbonate - light-weight...

$375.00

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SILVER LINE 6 x 12 GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE 6 x 12 GREENHOUSE

  SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES - superbly designed and carefully manufactured greenhouse kit units supplied in boxed form for easy transport.  SILVER LINE GREENHOUSES are constructed from strong aluminium frames and panels of almost unbreakable clear polycarbonate.  Polycarbonate has greater insulation properties than glass, blocking harmful UV rays but allowing 90% light transmission,...

$1,599.00

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SILVER LINE 12 x 12 AMERICANA GREENHOUSE

SILVER LINE 12 x 12 AMERICANA GREENHOUSE

This large, popular greenhouse currently available as special order only. Please contact us if you wish to purchase.   AMERICANA 12 x 12 GREENHOUSE with polycarbonate glazing and durable aluminium frame is the ideal way for the serious gardener to build your own greenhouse, providing almost 13 square metres of floor area.   The SILVER LINE AMERICANA 12 x 12 is widely used in...

$3,645.00

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