Size and Detailing: All Vitavia Saturn greenhouses are eight feet wide, and they offer models between six feet and 14 feet long (8 x 6, 8 x 8, 8 x 10, 8 x 12 and 8 x 14). The curved eaves create a spacious feel for the interior, and provide enough room for double sliding doors along the eight foot width; that means you can bring carts or wheelbarrows into the greenhouse with ease. The extra space also allows for additional roof vents in most cases – the smallest model has just one vent, but the 8 x 8 and 8 x 10 have two vents and the two largest models have four vents, two on each side of the roof. There are also built-in gutters, unusual for curved eave greenhouses.
Frames and Base: Two rust-proof materials are available for the Saturn, green powder coated or silver anodized aluminum. The standard base for this greenhouse is the regular aluminum piping; the optional galvanized steel base will not only give the structure more strength and stability, but allow the glasshouse to be anchored to the ground by use of the included corner posts. Extra roof and corner bracing comes standard with all sizes.
Glazing: With any of the Vitavia Saturn models, you can choose between 3mm horticultural glazed windows or 3mm toughened glazing. For most uses, the horticultural glazing is more than sufficient, but the toughened glazing provides better resistance to strong winds as well as greater safety due to the tougher glass. The eaves are constructed from strong acrylic which is UV-protected; it joins perfectly to the glass roof and sides of the greenhouse, both from structural and appearance standpoints.
Options: The Saturn is available with Vitavia’s usual large selection of options, including:
Galvanized Steel Base: This previously-mentioned add-on provides added greenhouse stability, and also increases the structure’s overall height.
Ventilation: You can add extra roof vents or louvre windows to your glasshouse to improve ventilation in areas which get a lot of sun; there are also options which will automatically close and open the vents and windows depending on how much heat has collected inside.
Staging Choices: If you’d prefer not to use your own rickety tables and benches, Vitavia has a number of one- or two-tier staging structures on which you can place plants and flowers, plus all sorts of shelves which match the look and colour of the greenhouse.
Most home greenhouses, even if they are functional and strong, still look like home greenhouses. The Vitavia Saturn adds an elegant look to your lawn, garden or large allotment, while providing extra space for your indoor crops.