Please be aware that there is currently an 8 week lead time on all glasshouses due to high demand. This will be the same for any Vitavia greenhouse supplier in Ireland.
If you would like to speak to someone about a new greenhouse, please phone 01 5240884.
The Hera Greenhouse is an attractive hexagonal structure that can do double duty, whether you're growing or propagating plants or using it as a garden sunroom. 3mm horticultural glazing or 3mm toughened glass options are available, while you can choose between a powder-coated green or anodised aluminium finish.
With an eaves height of 1.82m (or 6 feet), the Hera is suitable for tall gardeners and tall climbing plants alike, and provides just over 4.5 square metres of gardening or leisure space. The structure features two louvre side vents, while a sliding single door provides smooth and easy access. The roof and corners are bolstered with extra bracing.
The structure features integrated gutters for rainwater collection. You also have the option of adding a steel base for extra height (60mm) and rigidity. This base can be purchased from our greenhouse section and is available in powder-coated green or grey.
Dimensions: 8 ft x 7 ft (W x L)
Eaves Height: 1.82m (6 foot)
Ridge Height: 2.57m (8 foot 5″)
Vents: 2 side vents
Growing Area: 4.5 square metres
Door: Sliding Single Door
We provide an assembly service if required. Our Vitavia greenhouse expert will deliver and assemble your new greenhouse in a suitable location in your garden. Please be aware that we can only assemble a greenhouse where a base kit is also purchased (if required).
Horticultural or toughened glass?
The difference between horticultural or toughened glass is weight, and how the material handles when shattered.
Horticultural glass or greenhouse glass has traditionally been relatively low grade, both in thickness and the overall quality of the panes. This does not make it a bad product, because we don't necessarily need high quality glass for horticultural applications: it still provides protection and lets in plenty of light which, after all, is all we need it for. The downside from a safety point of view is that it is more brittle and shatters into shards when broken. In my opinion, horticultural glass is perfectly fine for a reasonably sheltered glasshouse in a suburban setting, but should not be used in exposed areas or where young children are regularly playing.
Toughened or safety glass is more costly than horticultural grade, but is 10 times stronger. When broken, it shatters into very small pieces in the same manner as a car window. We would recommend that toughened glass is used in any exposed location and where safety is a concern.