Greenhouse Construction and Installation Services
Companies & Individual Contractors in North Vancouver

Greenhouse Construction North Vancouver / British Columbia / Canada

About Greenhouse Construction in North Vancouver

Greenhouses (sometimes called glasshouses) are one of the oldest and most reliable ways to grow and maintain plants during the colder times of the year. They help to trap sunlight and heat energy and keep a moist, humid environment to allow plants to thrive, regardless of how windy, cold, dry, or otherwise unpleasant the weather may be outside. Many commercial operations equip their greenhouses with heaters, coolers and can grow plants inside almost year-round in any climate. Regarding individuals, greenhouses or glasshouses may be desirable in a residential setting, on a relatively small basis, to allow you to grow and maintain vegetables, flowers, and other plants in your yard. These are typically relatively small greenhouses, and often are pre-fabricated affairs, that is relatively easily installed.

On the other hand, someone needs much larger greenhouses or glasshouses. These may come in pre-fabricated sections or be entirely designed from scratch to suit the needs of the individual, farm site or company that wants them installed. Depending upon the climate and intended use, they usually have many exotic features that may not use in simple residential greenhouses or glasshouses, such as advanced built-in hydroponics, sprinklers, electronic climate controls, and similar.

 

In both cases, the companies that build and install greenhouses or glasshouses are known as greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services. These companies may work with pre-fabricated greenhouses or create them from scratch, or both. They often specialize in one category or the other, with commercial operations rarely dealing with small residential “hobby” greenhouses and those companies that install small residential greenhouses being ill-equipped for massive commercial greenhouse installations.

 

In this article, we’ll look a bit closer at greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services, particularly with regards to the differences between the two types of companies. We’ll further explore the reasons to have a greenhouse or glasshouse, both in commercial and residential terms. Next, we’ll highlight the process that is generally followed for building or installing a greenhouse. Finally, we’ll provide some guidelines for consumers, to help them choose the right greenhouse and glasshouse construction services or greenhouse and glasshouse installation services company to meet their greenhouse construction project needs.

 

GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE INSTALLATION SERVICES – DIFFERENCES

First, we need to talk about the differences between greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services. In many cases, there may be no functional difference, with companies calling themselves by one or the other name, or some hybrid of the two. However, in some cases, particularly in farm-heavy areas, these two terms may mean two somewhat different things.

 

When a distinction is present, greenhouse and glasshouse construction services generally design and build custom greenhouse solutions. It can be both a commercial and residential distinction, though tends to refer to commercial greenhouse construction than the residential equivalent more commonly. Likewise, greenhouse and glasshouse installation services tend to be more focused on installing smaller pre-fabricated greenhouses or glasshouses, rather than designing them and building or installing them from scratch. Once again, this distinction can apply to both residential and commercial settings and vary significantly from region to region whether the primary focus is commercial or residential greenhouse installations or both. 

 

As always, to find the right service company to suit your individual needs, you should seek out information on a given greenhouse and glasshouse construction services or greenhouse and glasshouse installation services company, usually on their website or by calling them, before scheduling a consultation. This way, you can ensure that they do the kinds of things you need them to do, with regards to your greenhouse or glasshouse construction or installation. 

 

GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE INSTALLATION SERVICES – REASONS TO HAVE A GREENHOUSE OR GLASSHOUSE

There may be many reasons why a residential or commercial customer might want to have a greenhouse or glasshouse installed on their property. For residential customers, greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services can help you realize the dream of having a year-round (or near-year-round) garden, augment your existing gardening hobby, help preserve your flowers and plants through colder seasons, and let grow your interest in horticulture and agriculture. Not all places in the world have the kind of climate conducive to multiple harvests in a year, or to keep flowers and plants alive through colder winter months. With a greenhouse or glasshouse, that dream can become a reality.

 

Commercial customers, on the other hand, may need a greenhouse or glasshouse, to maximize their potential for business profits. Again, not every region has an unlimited growing season or the weather for multiple harvests. But, with a greenhouse or glasshouse, installed by professionals from greenhouse and glasshouse construction services or greenhouse and glasshouse installation services, farmers or other agriculture businesses can extend their growing season, which translates into productivity, and higher profits for their company. It can also be beneficial to help with pests and other problems that might kill particularly sensitive or expensive plants.

 

GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE INSTALLATION SERVICES – CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION PROCESS

The actual installation process that greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services companies follow will depend somewhat on the exact type and size of the greenhouse or glasshouse. Of course, a small residential pre-fabricated greenhouse installation will be a much different task than a massive, 10,000 square feet commercial greenhouse construction. For this section of our article, we’ve tried to keep the process as generic as possible, to provide the basic information for consumers as to how the construction and installation process typically takes place, regardless of whether it’s a residential or commercial greenhouse setting.

 

  • Any design, measuring, and other consultation processes take place first.
  • Next, the site is prepared for the greenhouse construction, installation process, usually with the earth being leveled flat and the area cleared of any overburden, trees, debris, or related. It may also involve planting support posts, holes, or other structural preparation into the ground.
  • Then, if an entirely pre-fabricated greenhouse or glasshouse must be installed, it’s brought to the site, the pieces connected, and the finishing work completed. If a custom design is being installed, or the company fabricates something that requires actual construction work (instead of just dropping in place), then the greenhouse pieces brought to the site and constructed similarly.
  • In general, the greenhouse construction process involves putting up supports and stringers and then completing the interstitial space. That may be covered with a durable plastic sheeting material (more common for small and residential greenhouses) or be designed to take plexiglass or glass panels in between the supports and stringers (most common in commercial greenhouses).
  • Finally, any fans, heating, temperature controls, humidity controls, water reservoir, etc. elements are installed in the greenhouse structure and tested.
  • The greenhouse and glasshouse construction services or greenhouse and glasshouse installation services then clean up the site and are finished with their work. 

GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND GREENHOUSE AND GLASSHOUSE INSTALLATION SERVICES – CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMPANY

Like any service business, it can be hard for consumers to necessarily know how to find the right greenhouse and glasshouse construction services and greenhouse and glasshouse installation services company to complete their greenhouse construction project. Here, we offer up some advice on the main categories and questions to ask when looking to hire one of these companies. 

 

  • Services – what exactly do they offer? Do they only install pre-fabricated greenhouses or glasshouses, or do they do custom greenhouse designs and construction?
  • Reputation – does the greenhouse construction company have a good reputation? How are the reviews from customers? Do you know someone who has used a greenhouse and glasshouse construction services or greenhouse and glasshouse installation services company before, and if so, who do they recommend? 
  • Experience – how long have they been in greenhouse construction, installation business? How many greenhouse constructions, installation jobs have they completed? 
  • Licenses/Certifications – are they bonded/licensed by the manufacturer, state or city where they work? 
  • Professionalism – do they promptly return customer calls? Are they polite and courteous? Do they answer questions clearly and thoroughly?
  • Time and Cost – how long do they estimate the greenhouse construction or installation job will take them to complete? What is the greenhouse construction, installation cost estimate? How does this compare to other greenhouse construction, installation companies?