Greenhouse “Summer Resident”: features of constructing and assembling a greenhouse with your own hands with a reinforced frame (with a sliding or removable roof)

Specifics of the greenhouse “Dachnitsa”

“Dachnitsa” has three varieties, which are united by a common design solution. Each type is characterized by an arched shape, cellular polycarbonate as a cladding and a collapsible frame made of galvanized profile.

Such structures are also equipped with two doors and two windows for ventilation.


Even though the foundation is not a mandatory element for this model, it will never be superfluous. The greenhouse must be installed strictly on steel corners. In this case, problems with the soil will definitely not bother you.

If the quality of the soil on the site is trustworthy, it is recommended to treat the T-shaped ends of the greenhouse with an anti-corrosion compound.

Not all crops grown in a greenhouse have enough sunlight. To compensate for this deficiency, the building can be equipped with special fluorescent lamps. Their light is suitable for almost all types of plants. You can also use LED or infrared lamps, depending on the light required for the seedlings.

The most comfortable climatic conditions can be achieved through proper ventilation. Model 2 DUM is specially designed to maintain normal levels of humidity and oxygen, protecting seedlings from cold or increased heat. The main thing is to install the windows correctly to prevent drafts. And you shouldn’t open the door wide for ventilation.

Advantages of the greenhouse "Dachnitsa"

All such agricultural buildings have a number of advantages. They:

  1. Easy to install. All elements require cutting, welding and processing. The buyer only has to deliver them to his site, connect them using the “pipe to pipe” technique, bolt them and sheathe them. Anyone can handle this kind of work – no special skills or special knowledge are needed.
  2. Durable. Each part is galvanized, all seams are subject to additional processing and painting. Therefore, the service life is determined exclusively by the polycarbonate coating.
  3. Reliable. They are not afraid of sharp gusts of wind and an abundance of snow.
  4. They are characterized by relatively low weight. Replacing heavy glass sheets with cellular polycarbonate helps reduce the weight of the entire structure, which simplifies its transportation, installation and disassembly.
  5. Can be installed without a foundation. Such buildings can be attached directly to the ground or to a beam knocked into a box.
  6. They have excellent strength. The sheathing material perfectly withstands large hail, fallen branches and even thrown stones.
  7. Financially accessible. The low price is due to factory production and a well-developed technological process.


The following types of purchased greenhouses are distinguished by shape:

  • arched This is the most common option;
  • teardrop-shaped. The arches here are pointed: they have a sharp top, like a church dome. Not all manufacturers have such greenhouses. Compared to arched ones, less snow accumulates on them, so they can be recommended for residents of areas with snowy winters;
  • "house". Traditional form with straight walls and a gable roof. Such greenhouses are produced extremely rarely today. They are more expensive than “curvilinear” ones, but have a larger internal volume with the same dimensions.

Experience has shown that arched and teardrop-shaped greenhouses are quite convenient.

Types of greenhouses "Dachnitsa"

Today, several companies produce “Dachnitsa” greenhouses. The most famous are Metakom and the Plant of Ready Greenhouses.


Frame material – zinc-coated profile pipe 20*20 mm. Available in several versions, differing in length.

  • Equipped with ergonomic windows and doors.
  • The kit includes screws and fittings.
  • The step between the arches is 1 m.
  • Installation is carried out using the “pipe to pipe” method.

Pros: ability to withstand significant snow and wind loads.


During the development, the experience of using the previous model was taken into account.

  • Some modification work has been carried out to enhance the strength and stability of the frame.
  • Material – galvanized profile.
  • The step between the arches has been reduced to 0.65 m.

Pros: ease of installation, low cost, increased resistance to heavy snow and strong winds.


It has excellent strength properties. The arches between the ends look like double arches made of zinc-treated steel pipe. For reinforcement, a special type of connectors for metal profiles is used.

Some tips on how to improve your industrial model yourself

Some care tips

Many people believe that this design can do without a foundation.

  • Experienced summer residents already know that in order to extend the operational period, it is best to install a foundation (see Foundation for a polycarbonate greenhouse - do-it-yourself installation), so they know that there is such a thing as seasonal shrinkage.
  • Before burying the structure in the ground, special anti-corrosion paint is applied to the bottom.
  • The housing is installed around the entire perimeter on the corner. This way you can avoid troubles with height fluctuations.

How can you further strengthen the greenhouse frame:

  • Supports are installed for the winter period.
  • Each arch is additionally secured with special reinforcements. The more amplifiers, the more reliable the design for the winter period.
  • For support, 40x40 cm bars are used.
  • Strong heating of the greenhouse can lead to the destruction of polycarbonate sheets and the formation of cracks.
  • To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to strengthen (implant) polycarbonate in places where the roof comes into contact with the side walls.
  • You will need an additional strip of polycarbonate (10 cm).

Caring for a greenhouse is not difficult, we recommend that you clearly see this and watch a video on caring for a greenhouse in winter.

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Choosing the location of the greenhouse on the site

The choice of location is very important. It is recommended to place the greenhouse close to utility lines so that it is convenient to organize watering and heating of plants. You also need to take into account the level of illumination.

Wind protection is also welcome. Areas located on slopes or lowlands are not suitable for installation. As for the soil, it should be sandy and moderately moist.

The building can be fixed directly into the ground. It is better to carry out work in April - the ground should thaw completely. Over time, frosts and other unfavorable natural conditions will significantly reduce its service life. You can avoid this by cleaning the greenhouse for the winter.

  • Even the simplest foundation will solve many problems. It’s a good idea to use 100*100 timber or ceramic bricks to make it.
  • The dimensions of the base must be the same as the dimensions of the structure. First, you need to dig a trench around the perimeter of the planned foundation.
  • The bottom should be compacted and a gravel layer should be laid. The timber is connected along previously made grooves and fixed with anchor bolts.
  • The brick version is built using a similar principle. In any case, experts advise remembering the need for waterproofing.

It is also important to check the equality of the diagonals.

The best manufacturers

Are you thinking about which polycarbonate greenhouse to choose? We invite you to study the rating of the best manufacturers in Russia and foreign countries, compiled on the basis of real buyers:

  1. Volya is a Russian company with its headquarters in the city of Dubna. The quality of greenhouses of this trade group is extremely suitable for the natural conditions of the central zone of the Russian Federation.
  2. Trading house "Urozhay" - the enterprise has grown greatly since 2004 and has more than 200 retail premises on the lands of the Russian Federation. Knowledgeable workers will tell you which greenhouse is best to purchase and will make changes to the drawings based on the client’s personal needs.
  3. Plant of ready-made greenhouses "Osnova" - the company owns a large number of branches in Russia, which a resident of any big city can find. ZGT "Osnova" not only creates and designs greenhouses, but also performs assembly and delivery.
  4. Glass House - since 2001, the greenhouses of this company have set the tone for innovative developments in the field of structures for summer cottages. The famous variations from Glass House have no analogues, and the affordable price allows people of any wallet size to buy them.

Installation of the frame and its covering

When assembling the frame, you need to choose the correct pitch of the arcs, and also monitor the reliability of fastening the parts. Special fittings are used as fasteners to enhance the strength of the units.

The algorithm of actions is as follows:

  1. Check that all components are available.
  2. Start assembly with the section with the door. Attach four guide bars to it.
  3. Mount the end with the doorway, adding vertical posts.
  4. Attach middle and lower profile beams horizontally on both sides of the assembled pediment.
  5. Secure side vertical arcs on the right or left between the longitudinal pipes.
  6. Attach the upper horizontal beam to the upper part of the resulting end. Attach arched elements to it along the entire length of the structure.
  7. Do the same with the remaining side.
  8. Assemble and secure the second end.
  9. Tighten the fasteners.
  10. Install the greenhouse into the foundation, securing it with self-tapping screws, or into the ground with special pins.
  11. Check the levelness of the structure. If there is a slope, compensate for it.
  12. Install the accessories and check their functionality.
  13. Cover the frame with polycarbonate sheets. For fastening, use roofing screws and thermal washers.
  14. Trim off any protruding excess coating. Tape the seams with perforated tape.

A properly installed greenhouse structure with proper care will allow you to get good harvests even in areas with unstable climatic conditions. Due to the reinforced structure, it is not afraid of strong winds and an abundance of snow.

"Summer resident" is a good choice for gardeners. Great demand is due to the possibility of self-installation, ease of assembly and disassembly, and relatively low cost. In addition, the structure easily provides the necessary microclimate and ventilation for plants.

Reviews from gardeners

Galina from Siberia tried an enhanced version of the Dachnitsa greenhouse on her personal plot. Size - 4 meters. Coating - with a protective anti-ultraviolet layer. The packaged parts fit into the trailer. The installation was carried out on a combined brick and timber foundation. Installation according to the instructions was carried out by 2 people in 3 hours. In the photo, the summer resident showed that the greenhouse maintained its normal condition and microclimate in the beds throughout the entire gardening season. But the woman did not like the heat-saving quality of the model she chose. Otherwise, the purchase fully justified the considerable investment. Advantages of the greenhouse Summer resident reinforced based on reviews from ordinary customers:

  • capacity;
  • ease of assembly;
  • increased stability;
  • strength of connections;
  • corrosion resistance.

To make the greenhouse last longer, the manufacturer recommends:

  • use the foundation;
  • make a polycarbonate coating 4 mm thick;
  • attach supports under the arches for long lengths.

If installed correctly and well maintained, the Summer Resident greenhouse allows you to harvest crops even in regions with an unstable climate. The reinforced structure resists the wind, withstands a “cap” of snow, and ensures a normal microclimate and ventilation inside.

Photos of all types of greenhouse “Dachnitsa”

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