|English greenhouses trace their history back to 17th century England when wealthy, aspiring botanists competed to construct the most elaborate structures possible. These early English greenhouses often required exuberant effort to close at night and winterize. This “golden era” of greenhouses saw Victorian architectural influences become a staple of greenhouse design.|
Modern english greenhouses by Solar Innovations, Inc. are extremely use friendly, require little maintenance, and can be fully automated with an environmental control system.
As stewards of greenhouse history, and through the utilization of an in-house team of greenhouse designers and engineers, Solar Innovations, Inc. manufactures english greenhouses that adhere to the classic elegance set forth by their predecessors. These historically accurate greenhouses provide decorative appeal and become the focal point of any landscape.
Traditional english greenhouses were constructed of wood frames and single pane glass. Because of the climate and seasonal fluctuations in the United States, Solar Innovations, Inc. uses aluminum framing and insulated tempered or laminated glass in its english greenhouses. Aluminum is a durable material that will not rust, rot, or require constant finish maintenance.
Aluminum cast window grids, ridge cresting, finials, and molding can be added to projects to assure the same historic aesthetic is achieved without sacrificing durability. Even traditional english elements, such as rafters and Palladian arches, can be added to establish a classic english greenhouse.
English Greenhouse Decorative Accessories
English Greenhouse Architectural Accessories
|English Greenhouse entrances often feature a projected gable that includes a dormer and terrace door. Cold frames can be located on one or both sides of the English greenhouse entrance to provide a traditional appearance.|
|The majority of English greenhouses rest on a base wall or “knee wall” as they are known. The wall is typically 36″ tall (or “knee height”) and supports the aluminum framed structure. Base walls typically consist of stone or brick.|
English Greenhouse Color Selections
Traditional english greenhouse colors are generally muted and resemble earth tones, such as a wheat, leaves, or sage. Solar Innovations, Inc.’s standard powder coat line has white, bronze, and tan offerings suitable for english greenhouses. A custom powder coat series is also available that feature numerous colors appropriate for classic english greenhouses including: Creme, Taupe, Slate Gray, Silver Grey, Aged Copper, Military Blue, Juniper, Pearl Copper, Redwood, Medium Bronze, Sea Shell White, Sierra Tan, and Koko Brown.
Pictured above is a sampling of English greenhouse colors.
Please contact your Solar Innovations, Inc. representative for a full list of available color options and samples.