Before you start to assemble and erect your greenhouse, it is important to read the assembly instructions completely and familiarise yourself with the assembly procedure.
Although it is possible to assemble the greenhouse by yourself, two are better than one, especially when assembling the end and side sections. You should plan on spending one day assembling the frame.
STEP 1: CHECK THE PACKAGE
Start by making sure that you received the right greenhouse.
The frames are packed in cardboard (one or more boxes).
Before you unpack the greenhouse, make sure you received the model you ordered.
STEP 2: GET A GENERAL IDEA OF WHICH FRAMES GO WHERE
Get a general idea of which frames go where, starting with the end sections.
Start by assembling the end sections.
To get a general idea of where the frames go, lay them out before you begin to bolt them together.
After this, bolt them together in the order specified in the instructions.
STEP 3: PUT THE ASSEMBLED END SECTIONS ASIDE
Move the assembled end sections out of the way.
Once the end sections are assembled, put them aside.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE SIDE SECTIONS
Assemble the side sections of the greenhouse.
Assemble the side sections in the same way as the end sections.
If you do not have extra space, assemble the greenhouse directly on the base
STEP 5: ATTACH SIDE AND END SECTIONS
Attach the side and end sections on a level surface. After attaching them, lift the greenhouse onto the base.
If you do not have extra space, assemble the greenhouse directly on the base, but this is not quite as easy.
Loosen the corner bolts on the end sections to make it easier to adjust and slide the frame sections into position.
STEP 6: ATTACH THE ASSEMBLED FRAME TO THE BASE
If you have purchased a steel Juliana base, attach the assembled frame to this using the included J-clips. Slide the curved section of the J-clip underneath the base and attach with the bottommost bolt of the greenhouse.
If you cast the base yourself, or are using a wooden base, attach the greenhouse with one bolt for each section of the bottom frame.
STEP 7: ATTACH THE RIDGE BAR
Attach the ridge bar.
Loosen the bolts at the top of the end section to make it possible to gently push the frames until the ridge bar is in place.
STEP 8: ATTACH THE ROOF BATTENS
Attach the roof battens to the ridge bar and gutter sections.
Remember to use extra bolts wherever opening windows are to be installed.
STEP 9: ASSEMBLING WINDOWS
Now assemble the windows.
The window profiles in Juliana models should be assembled around the glass/polycarbonate. In other models should the profiles be assembled first and the glass/polycarbonate should be glued in place with silicone sealant.
For other models, assemble the frames first and then glue the glass/polycarbonate to the glazing bars with silicone sealant.
STEP 10: SLIDE GLAZING BEADS INTO PLACE
Slide the window’s hinge bead into the ridge bar from the end and slide it over to the section where you want it to be placed.
The bead will slide more easily if you lubricate it with oil.
STEP 11: ASSEMBLE THE GREENHOUSE DOOR
Now assemble the door.
Lay out the frames on the ground to see how the door looks before you assemble it.
For Juliana models, assemble the door around the glazing (glass/polycarbonate); for other models, glue the glazing (glass/polycarbonate) into place with silicone sealant.
STEP 12: DOUBLE-CHECK LEVEL & DIAGONAL MEASUREMENTS
Before attaching the door/doors, it is important to make sure the greenhouse is plumb and level and that it is square by taking the diagonal measurements as well.
STEP 13: ATTACH THE GREENHOUSE DOOR
Attach the greenhouse door/doors.
Now the greenhouse is ready to be glazed with glass or polycarbonate.