Design and Selection

Published on November 5th, 2012 | by Shelley Awad


What’s a Door Drop?

When deciding on your greenhouse purchase, thought should be given to the base that will hold the greenhouse frame.  Some people like to create additional height by attaching the greenhouse frame to a raised foundation wall (also known as a kneewall).  The raised foundation wall can be made from wood, concrete, or decorative bricks, rock or stone.

If you are planning on attaching your greenhouse to a raised foundation wall, find out if you have the option to ask for a “door drop”.  If a door drop option is available to you, this means that the door will be dropped down to ground level.  The door drop will be dropped down the same height as your raised foundation wall.

If a door drop is not an option, then you will have to step over your raised wall, or build steps leading up to the greenhouse door, and back down into the greenhouse.  This can take up quite a bit of space.

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Greenhouse Consultant, Shelley Awad, provides everything you need to know about greenhouses. Whether you are buying a greenhouse or you already own one, you’ll learn tips and tricks on greenhouses and how to grow year-round. Questions always welcome.

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