Excellent value. Easy to assemble. Arrived as expected.Good quality sturdy product. Much better than an aluminium one I have had in the past.Would recommend it to others.
High quality, fair price. A great combination
I booght this primarily because it was exactly the size I wanted. A considerable bonus was the quality of the product and the fact that it came almost fully assembled.
Delivery was speedy and, out when it arrived, the boxes were carefully stacked in a safe place. Be warned, they are very heavy which is, again, a testament to the quality.
Great value, solid construction
I ordered this cold frame on Tuesday and it was delivered Friday ! Well packed.
Easy to assemble following the detailed instructions. Spot on. Would really recommend.
Good quality well made easy to put together
Pleasantly surprised by the good quality of the cold frame. It was quite easy to assemble and looks nice. I'm sure it will give great service.
Sturdy but a bit wonky in places
This is a heavy, solid coldframe which arrives in six basic sections: back, front, 2 sides and 2 lids. The body of the frame slots together at the corners, and this is where we found two sections didn't quite fit together. I ended up chiselling out a slot to make it deeper, allowing the corresponding section to fit snugly. It's minor but if you have no woodworking skills or tools, it would be awkward.
The acrylic lid panels are coated in plastic protective film. I had to slice around the frame to remove this film, as the acrylic sheets had been fitted into the frame after the film had been applied. The lids are quite heavy and as they're only propped up at the sides, they sag where they meet in the middle. We have solved this with an extra baton of wood which supports the middle corners. It's a pity that the lids have only two positions: wide open or completely closed - there is no incremental opening mechanism. I may adopt Monty Don's method of using rope attached to the wall behind the coldframe to lift the lid via a hook screwed into the top of each lid, which would allow partial ventilation.
However, niggles apart, it's a fabulous coldframe, looks great in the garden and houses a lot of plants. Looks as though it will last for years. Unless you're Geoff Capes, it takes two people to lift it as it's genuinely heavy. Not sure even Geoff Capes could manage it now, he's getting on a bit.
A good sized cold frame to replace two 'home made' cold frames I'd had for years. On arrival one side had a bit of damage I thought about complaining but due to the fact it was a Christmas present decided to repair it myself (Gorilla glue very handy).