Venlo Glasshouse Structures

The Venlo structure is our most popular type of glasshouse. This structure has a standard roof width of 3.2m, but we can also supply a 4.0m roof width where maximum light levels are required. Depending on the individual requirements, the glasshouse can then be made up from 1, 2, 3 or 4 roof sections at a time, supported using lattice girders. For this reason, the Venlo glasshouse is an extremely versatile structure, which can usually be tailored to meet any requirements.

Additional services such as thermal & shade screens, benching/container systems and heating are easily integrated into this type of structure.

An increasingly popular trend is to incorporate the nursery offices within the glasshouse structure. By using coloured insulated panels, with double glazed panels, we can create a striking office frontage, and provide a comfortable working environment.

A relatively new concept to make the Venlo greenhouse so that the lattices run beneath the gutter, instead of perpendicular to the gutters as normal.

This is popular with tomato growers, allowing then to orientate the roof East/West which is best for winter light, and then crop North/South, which is best for a uniform fruit size.


University of West of England - view gallery

Area: 204.8m2
Year Completed: 2017
Use: Research Facility
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium Gutter, 3.2m bay on 6.4m Lattice, 2.5m/3m sections, Post height 4.0m, Insect Mesh, Plant room is built with Hortiwhite glass.
Screens: Bonar PH66 Flame Protect Energy/Shade cloth, pull wire system
Heating: Hot water, Finned tube Heating System, Heat Exchanger connected to district heating.
Electrics: Heating, Ventilation, Screens, Vents, Fans, LED Lights & Sockets
Computer: Tomtech Environmental control computer
Lights: Phytolux LED Grow Lights
Irrigation: Bench top drip system with capillary matting, Irrigation tank

Double H Nurseries Expansion (Q Block) - view gallery

Area: 3,532.5m2
Year Completed: 2017
Use: Nursery
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium Gutter, 4.0m bay on 8m/12m Lattice, 4.5m,4m, 3.69m & 1m sections, Post height 4.8/5.3m, Mixture of sandwich Panel roof & toughened glass roof, composite cladding on one of the gable ends of the glasshouse, 1 x Aluminium insulated swing doors, 1 x single leaf aluminium top hung door & 1 x speed roller door.
Heating: Hot water heating System, 51mm High level loops supported on the lattice with customized brackets & installed to run at two different heights.

University of Reading Upgrade - view gallery

Area: 64m2
Use: Research & Study
Year Completed: 2016
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, 3.2m bay on 5/6.4m lattice, 5m section, post height 3.8m
Screens: Vertical Twin Roll Screens
Heating: Hot water heating System, 51mm High level loops supported on the lattice with customized brackets & installed to run at two different heights.
Trolleys: Designed, assembled & installed 4 automated Trollies in the existing garages.
Lights: LED Lights
Electrics: Heating, Screens, Ventilation, Fans, Trolleys, LED Lights, External Weather station.

Cambridge Algae Innovation Centre - view gallery

Area: 153.6m2
Use: Research & Study
Year Completed: 2015
Structures: Venlo, 3.2m bay on 6.4m lattice, 4m sections, 4.8m post, aluminium gutters, 2 x aluminium doors, one with top & one with bottom rollers, toughened safety glass
Screens: Thermal Screens, pull wire system, aluminium ultra-lock 44 profile with ultra-delay slip block, insect netting
Electrics & Control: vent motor, screen motor, lights, emergency exit, door signage, fans, MCC Panel and HMS control system

Brooksby Melton College - view gallery

Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, aluminium gutter, 3.2m bay on 6.4m lattice, 4m section
Area: 713.20m2
Use: Research Facility
Year Completed: 2015
Heating: Hot water piped heating, 2 x LPG boilers, rated at 110Kw each Installed & connected to the heating system
Screen: Thermal Screen, Rack & Pinion system, Aluminium ultra-lock 44 leading edge profile, XLS 16 REVOLUX cloth, Vertical Integrated roll gable screen between the purlins – ILS Hortiroll Revolux w/w cloth
Irrigation: Hand watering system, External irrigation tank, capacity of 54,000 L
Benches: 2 no. of static benches dim. 1.2m W X 12m L, electric heat mat c/w thermostat.
Electrics: Wiring up to the heating, benches, screens, fans, vents, irrigation, lights & environmental control.

Scaynes Hill Nursery, New Glasshouse Installation - view gallery

Area: 921.6m2
Use: Bedding & Pot Plant production
Year Completed: 2014
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium Gutter, 3.2m bay on 9.6m lattice, 4.0m post height, 4m sections
Screens: Thermal Screen, Pull Wire & aluminium ultra-lock 44 profile with ultra-delay slip block

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