Recognition for Vitavia’s Social Media
Spreading a little ‘grow your own’ philosophy while simultaneously singing the praises of our fantastic greenhouses has long been one of our social media aims. Using current and popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest we are able to inform existing and potential customers about our company and products while providing useful gardening related information, hints and tips.
The experience of buying a Vitavia greenhouse can involve more than the product itself, should you want it to! We offer a comprehensive customer care service and our daily posts of gardening related tips can be a useful and fun source of information for any budding gardener.
Our efforts have been recognised by marketing experts Marketme.tv who have announced Vitavia as winners of the #Smartsocial award. We like to think this recognition emphasises our key strength which is being a traditional family based company, taking great pride in our products and service while ensuring we are current and dynamic. We offer the ‘best of both worlds’, old and new, and we hope you agree. After all, Vitavia means ‘the way of life’ which we all know is constantly evolving.
Vitavia Greenhouses – Orion
Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology, is one of the most recognisable constellations in the sky at night. One day, in the not too distant future, the Vitavia Orion greenhouse will be one of the most recognisable models in the European greenhouse market!
Six feet wide and available in varying lengths, the curved eaves, integral gutters and overall attractive yet practical Orion greenhouse is proving to be a hit with hobby gardeners far and wide. The curved eaves enable optimum growing height and the 6ft long model has a growing area of 3.8m2 (41ft2) increasing to 5.0m2(54ft2) with the 8ft long Orion greenhouse.
As with all Vitavia greenhouses the Orion frame is constructed from anodised aluminium or aluminium with a powder coated green finish and both options ensure clean handling and a pristine appearance. There is a choice of two glazing options, being short pane horticultural glass or long pane toughened safety glass. A roof vent is also provided as standard.
This small yet perfectly formed hobby greenhouse is a must for any keen gardener looking to make a greenhouse into an attractive garden feature.
Vitavia– Auto-Vent Opener
With the changeable weather that most of Britain has been experiencing of late, it is difficult to maintain the optimum growing climate in a greenhouse. Rather than rushing out to your greenhouse to open the vents each time the sun appears, and then having to remember to close the vents to protect your plants from the chilly Spring evenings, we recommend using Vitavia auto-vent openers.
A clever but very straight forward invention, the auto-vent opener resembles a hydraulic arm, pushing the vent open and pulling it closed, all without human intervention. “How can this be?” we hear you cry! Within the arm of the auto-vent opener is a gel which expands with heat, forcing the arm to extend,which in turn opens the vent. As the temperature cools the gel contracts, the arm subsequently retracts and the vent closes. Simple yet very effective!
To prevent the great British weather giving you the run-around this Spring, an auto-vent opener is what you need.
Vitavia– Listen to the expert!
We’re so proud of our quality hobby greenhouses that we thought we should put one to the ultimate test and submit it for scrutiny by none other than allotment guru John Harrison http://www.allotment.org.uk/garden-diary/1679/constructing-greenhouse/
John has blogged his assembly progress and has been very complimentary about the quality of our product. Despite not being ‘an engineering type’ John tackled his adult Meccano set head on and from the finished pictures it looks like he’s done a very good job.
UK Greenhouse Sales recommended a Vitavia Jupiter greenhouse to John Harrison, over other available greenhouse manufacturers, as they have found the Jupiter greenhouse to be one of the strongest on the market. John Harrison agrees “…most greenhouses flop about until the glass goes in and makes it solid, not this one – it’s like a rock already”.
The moral of this little tale is ‘listen to the expert’ and when looking for great value and a quality aluminium hobby greenhouse look no further than Vitavia!
Vitavia– Glazing Options.
So, you like the curves of the Saturn greenhouse, and quite fancy the attractive powder coated green finish. You have room for the largest model, the 11.5m2 (8ft x 14ft) Saturn 11500, and everybody knows a greenhouse can never be too big! However, have you considered which glazing option you might prefer?
With the Vitavia range of greenhouses you have a choice of three glazing options;
- Standard 3mm Horticultural Glass
- Toughened Safety 3mm Glass
- Polycarbonate – 4mm or 6mm twin wall
1). 3mm Horticultural glass is the standard glazing option for most hobby greenhouses. It is clear glass and is inexpensive. Widely available from most glaziers, in short pane sheets measuring 610mm x 610mm (24" x 24"). Unlike safety glass, when horticultural glass breaks it can result in dangerously sharp shards.
2). Toughened/tempered safety glass is more expensive than standard horticultural glass but having undergone a thermal toughening process (to British standard EN 12150-1) it can withstand greater pressures and if it does break it will shatter safely into hundreds of tiny beads. Being tougher, this glazing option has an added aesthetic advantage in that it can be produced in longer panes which fit the full height of the greenhouse frame, removing the need for connecting hooks or plastic strips which are required with shorter panes.
3). Available as 4mm or 6mm, twin walled polycarbonate is a strong, safe, light weight plastic material which provides good insulation. The disadvantages are it is opaque and slightly more expensive than standard glass. Already popular with the European market, especially Germany, its popularity is increasing in the UK.
Which will it be, the choice is yours!