attaching corrogated plastic to a greenhouse


Postby sandy slade » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:52 pm

Has anyone got any advise for me on how to attach corrogated plastic on to a metal greenhouse frame please. I brought a 7ft x 5ft greenhouse in May this year and the price they charged was cheap for the size but I soon found out that it was the thinist plastic cover ever made and that is where the money had been saved. I did complain but to no avail. The first winds tore it and since then I have been trying to repair it. I have come to the conclusion that the frame is sound so I would like to use it and attach proper corrogated plastic to it. So far I have not found any information on any site as to the best way to do it . Would it be stronger if I used one big piece of corrogated plastic or 3 seperate pieces for each side and the roof.?. Any hints or tips greatly appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:02 pm

sandy slade,
Your best option would be to fit twin walled roofing sheets and fix these to the metal frame using either hook bolts or stainless self tapping screws.
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Postby sandy slade » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:43 pm

Thank you for the advice Will it be stronger in one piece or as seperate panels?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:08 pm

sandy slade,
My preference would be for one piece but this may lead to a lot of waste. If there are intermediate roof bars you could use a narrower sheet and use a joiner section.
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Postby sandy slade » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Thank you Stoneyboy.
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