What Type of Greenhouse Staging?
The traditional solution
for greenhouse staging is a free-standing bench of slatted wood.
Sizes vary to a great degree, but a good compromise for a small to medium sized greenhouse
is a bench about 30inch (75cm) high by about 2ft 3in wide. This size of
staging will be a
good working height and will also allow easy access inside the greenhouse. The
slats should be 4in (10cm) wide with 1in (2.5cm) between slats. An
additional lower shelf is a good idea for storing pots, tools and
The wood should be good quality especially to resist water damage - different
types of cedar are often used to provide a long low-maintenance life.
These types of greenhouse staging are attractive to look at and will provide years of
Their disadvantages are that wooden greenhouse staging
is heavy to move,
require occasional maintenance and are not completely water-proof. This
last fact may be important if you intend to place capillary matting on
them - aluminium is far more suitable for this purpose.
greenhouse staging, shelves and benches are more popular than wood nowadays for
many reasons. They are long lasting, require no maintenance and are light
and portable. They only lack good looks, but even that is a subjective
Aluminium staging come in many forms. The picture on the
left shows conventional staging made from aluminium. It is sturdy and
water-proof and the shelves can either be flat or incorporate ready made
trays for growing seedlings. The flat shelves have the advantage that
capillary matting can be placed on them without any damage.
If you wish to buy greenhouse staging online, we can
recommend Harrod Horticultural. They manufacture their own greenhouse
staging to very high standards. Click
here for more detailed information.
garden greenhouse manufacturers produce staging and shelf equipment
specially made for particular greenhouses. Often these can be attached to
the greenhouse itself with no need for leg supports. This frees up the
are under the shelves for other uses.
An example of a common attachment method is shown on the right (click to
enlarge) which is common to many greenhouses. The height of the aluminium
shelf can be quickly and easily adjusted. These free-standing aluminium
greenhouse staging and benches come in a variety of colours and finishes.
Three more types of aluminium staging, and bench solutions are pictured
below to give you ideas about which is best for your needs. Click on any
picture to enlarge and see it more clearly.