Available in 2 sizes, each 1.93m (6’4”) wide the Orion has attractive curved eaves for optimum growing height.
The two models have a smooth action sliding door, 1 roof vent and the Vitavia integral standard gutters. As well as precisely cut glass, the Orion is supplied with u/v protected acrylic panels for the curved eave sections.
The complete Vitavia range is available in both Powder Coated Green or *Anodised Aluminium (*Anodisation is a process the aluminum goes through to keep it looking pristine throughout its life).
|Models||Nominal size||Length||Width||Eaves height||Ridge height||Vents||Growing area|
|3800||6′ x 6′||1.95m (6′ 5″)||1.93m (6’4″)||1.24m (4’1″)||2.3m (7’6″)||1||3.8m2 (41ft2)|
|5000||6′ x 8′||2.57m (8′ 5″)||1.93m (6′ 4″)||1.24m (4’1″)||2.3m (7’6″)||1||5.0m2 (54ft2)|
Please be aware that there is currently a 8-12 week lead time on all glasshouses due to high demand. This will be the same for any Vitavia greenhouse supplier in Ireland.
Does the Orion greenhouse need a base?
Yes, we recommend using a base for all greenhouses because the sliding door runner needs to be slightly raised off the ground. We supply a base kit for the Orion range which you will see in the 'related products' link at the bottom of the page. A DIY base can also be constructed using pressure treated timber battens, railway sleepers or masonry. The only Vitavia Greenhouses that do not require a base are the 'Apollo' and the 'Phoenix' models.
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 (the Apollo and Phoenix ranges do not need a base). Assembly prices may vary depending on the site but typical rates are as follows: 6ft x 6ft = €200.00, 6ft x 8ft = €220.00. Please conatct firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Horticultural or toughened glass?
The difference between horticultural or toughened glass is weight and how the materail 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 opionon, horticultural glass is perfectly fine for a reasonably shetlered 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 and, when broken, 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.