Maintain, update, customise or re-glaze your Alitex.
MAINTAIN YOUR GREENHOUSE
You may find after a season of growing that a few new accessories may help you to achieve your full growing potential. If you feel there is something you may have missed the first time round, please view our accessories page to explore our full range additional greenhouse fittings.
We hope you will find that your greenhouse will require minimal servicing but as with many things, the parts that get the most use may need replacing at some point. We stock a full range of spare parts which we can fit or provide instructions for you to do yourself, the most frequently requested items are bayliss pistons, reservoir pumps and glazing clips. You may find after a year or two that your shades become slack, if this is the case, we are happy to come out and re-tension them for you to make sure they are as efficient as possible.
Please give us a call and we can work out what you need, pop it in the post and talk you through installation, if you would rather we came out to do it for you, that is no problem.
CustomisE your greenhouse
As your gardening experience grows, you may need to retrospectively fit accessories from our range to get the most out of your greenhouse or if you have a specialist growing need. Do not be dis-heartened if you do not find what you need in our accessories section, our team are well equipped to help you bring your ideas to life. You may find that the addition of vine wires, benching for display or an alternative internal layout will give you the boost you need and we can help make this happen. Some recent bespoke projects have been as simple as screens for doorways to keep unhelpful insects and pests out, unique strawberry gantries for a specialist grower and a telescopic mini greenhouse on wheels!
In some cases we have worked to a very specific requirement, please call us if you have a unique idea you would like us to engineer for your greenhouse.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with the design engineers at Alitex to realise my ideas. As an engineer myself I felt we were speaking the same language and I found the Alitex engineers receptive to innovation, going on to improve upon the idea. I have been delighted with what we have achieved."
Mr D Caster
Update your old Alitex
The plastic capping we used many years ago has now been replaced completely with aluminium. We can update your greenhouse by retro fitting aluminium capping, and if your original Alitex greenhouse did not have cresting fitted, we can pay you a visit to take a look at updating it. It is one of the classic Victorian greenhouse features.
We have also evolved to make our doors entirely out of aluminium and have long since dispensed with fibre glass doors, which may be another consideration.
Re-glaze your old Alitex
For greenhouses pre 1996, we changed from putty to foam inseal. Putty eventually dries and cracks which causes leaks whereas foam inseal does not. A re-glaze entails thoroughly cleaning out the old putty, before fitting your existing glass using this improved system.
It is also an opportunity to upgrade to toughened glass if you choose.