In the realm of gardening, few tools offer as much potential as a greenhouse. These structures provide a controlled environment where plants can thrive year-round, offering countless benefits to garden enthusiasts.

From extending the growing season to protecting delicate plants from harsh weather conditions, a greenhouse opens up a world of possibilities for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike. However, before diving into greenhouse gardening, there are several key factors to consider to ensure success.

Location, Location, Location

First and foremost, the primary advantage of a greenhouse lies in its ability to extend the growing season. By harnessing the power of sunlight and trapping heat, a greenhouse creates a microclimate that enables plants to flourish even in colder months.

That’s why it’s crucial to select the right location for your greenhouse. Ideally, it should receive ample sunlight throughout the day while being sheltered from strong winds and other elements. This means that gardeners can start planting earlier in the spring and continue harvesting well into the fall, maximising their yields, and enjoying fresh produce for an extended period.

brown wood greenhouse in garden

Protection from Harsh Weather

In climates with unpredictable weather patterns like the UK, protection from adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind and frost is essential for plant growth. In addition, a greenhouse also shields plants from over-exposure to sun rays, ensuring gardeners can grow a wider variety of plants that may not thrive in their local climate otherwise. 

Our ONDUCLAIR PC polycarbonate sheets, which can be used for the roof and walls of a greenhouse, are engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, ensuring resilience in diverse geographic zones, ranging from +130°C down to -30°C.

inside a wooden greenhouse with plants growing

Pest and Disease Control

Enclosed greenhouse environments effectively prevent pests and diseases, reducing reliance on chemical pesticides and fungicides. By creating a sealed environment, greenhouse owners can effectively keep out unwanted pests while also minimising the risk of fungal infections and other plant diseases. This not only promotes healthier plant growth but also contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to gardening.

Optimised Growing Conditions

Greenhouses allow gardeners to fine-tune environmental factors such as light, temperature, humidity, and air circulation for specific plant species. This customisation promotes accelerated growth and improved yields.

Unlike outdoor gardens, where these conditions are subject to unpredictable natural elements, greenhouse owners can adjust settings to create an optimal growing environment for their plants. This level of control is particularly beneficial for cultivating temperature-sensitive or delicate plants, ensuring they receive the precise conditions needed for healthy growth.

Our ONDUCLAIR PC polycarbonate sheets are designed to enhance plant health, providing natural light illumination to both roof and sidewall claddings. This feature is particularly beneficial for greenhouses where humidity levels must be carefully regulated.

Inside of a greenhouse built with ONDUCLAIR products


Year-round Growing

Owning a greenhouse opens up endless possibilities for year-round gardening. Unlike traditional outdoor gardens limited by seasonal changes, a greenhouse provides a controlled environment, allowing cultivation regardless of weather conditions.

This perpetual growing season empowers enthusiasts to experiment with diverse crops throughout the year, ensuring a constant stream of fresh produce. From vibrant summer vegetables to hearty winter greens, the greenhouse fosters a dynamic cycle of planting and harvesting, enriching the gardening journey with ongoing discovery and satisfaction. Embracing a greenhouse not only extends the joy of gardening but also guarantees a consistent supply of homegrown goodness.

white greenhouse buiolt from Onduclair

Our ONDUCLAIR PC roof sheets are available to purchase via Wickes. We have polycarbonate sheets to match our bitumen sheet ranges to create seamless skylights in your roof, as well as greenhouse structures.

We have ONDUCLAIR PC polycarbonate profiles to match the DURO SX 35 and EASYFIX roof sheets, see here, as well as polycarbonate sheets for CLASSIC and EASYLINE, see here.

Don’t forget a range of lightweight and easy-to-install roofing solutions can be purchased via B&Q and Wickes.

You can also check out our full list of stockists here.