Alitex Greenhouse, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
When keen gardener Mrs C wanted a greenhouse, she had a large custom-made model installed by renowned UK specialists Alitex. But for 10 years or so the plants and the Head Gardener suffered from overheating and burning in spring and summer sunshine, in spite of efforts to rig up some shielding. The main problem was a lack of fixing points for either internal or external greenhouse blinds, without re-building the whole structure first.
Mrs C approached a well-known local blinds company that she knew and trusted, who gave a competitive quotation and offered speedy delivery of a suitable product. We were also approached, but our custom-made solution was at a higher cost, so the other supplier was appointed. Then….nothing happened. After several attempts to chase the order, the supplier re-measured and found that the cost would have to rise. At this point, having lost the important spring shading season, Mrs C lost confidence in them and appointed us in place of the original contractor.
We executed our original design, on time and on budget. “There is no doubt”, says Mrs C, “that the 10 new pleated roof blinds have made an enormous difference to the usefulness and ambiance of my beloved greenhouse and I am delighted with the result. Thank you all so much for your efforts.”