The greatest solution for farmers on a tight budget is wooden greenhouses. Wood and poles that are readily accessible locally are used to build inexpensive wooden greenhouses. They are less expensive than metal greenhouses. Wooden greenhouses are manufactured from strong, high-quality, and ethically sourced wood.
Wooden greenhouses are built of round poles or lumber and have an A-frame shape with a top vent. They are fastened together with nails and have wall passes to withstand winds up to 120 km/h. After that, UV-treated polythene is used to cover the frame and is secured with nails. In Kenya, a wooden greenhouse minimizes the farmer’s investment cost when compared to a galvanized building. Aqua Hub Kenya gives farmers the option of using accessible materials and installing greenhouses in Kenya.
Benefits of wooden greenhouse
- It is simple to install in any form.
- Easy to maintain since wood/timber is readily accessible in the event of a breakdown.
- Fastening hooks across any angle of the construction is secure.
- Wood, being a natural heat retainer, aids in the retention of heat in the greenhouse, which is great for fostering rapid plant development within the greenhouse.
- It is less costly than a metallic greenhouse.
Treatment and Durability of wooden greenhouses
In order to stop termites and water damage from decaying wood, wooden greenhouse poles and posts are often coated with termiticide and wrapped with polythene. A well-built, wooden greenhouse with the ideal orientation can last for three to four years with only minor roof and wall repairs.
What is the price of a wooden greenhouse in Kenya?
The price of greenhouses varies in Kenya depending on their size. The cost of a greenhouse in Kenya will also vary based on its size and polythene cover. Galvanized greenhouses cost more money than wooden greenhouses do. There are several sizes and types of wooden greenhouses available, as indicated below;
|Greenhouse Size||Estimated Crop Population||Cost of Construction|
|( 8 x 15 ) Meters||450- 500||165,000|
|( 8 x 24 ) Meters||700-800||180,000|
|( 8 x 30) Meters||1000-1200||240,000|
|(8 x 45) Meters||1500- 2000||390,000|
The above prices come with the following features;
- Wooden Structure
- Water Tank (*Excluding the water tank tower)
- Polythene Sheeting
- Insect Netting
- Drip Irrigation Kit
- Main Pipe & Fittings
- Tank Connection
- Filtration Unit
We also have other extra services that we do at a fee. Extra services on request by clients:
- Crop support
- Entry pouch
- Soil testing
Aqua Hub Limited provides everything you require for greenhouse construction. We also have the best technicians for greenhouse construction in Kenya. We have branches located in Nairobi and Eldoret. For more information reach out through NAIROBI: 0790719020 or ELDORET: 0759372241