Bubble insulation works effectively in your greenhouse as by fitting insulation to the inside of the greenhouse you are trapping a layer of air between the glazing and inside of the greenhouse. In this way you are creating a 'barrier' or 'pocket' of warmer air so your greenhouse is affected less by the changes in the temperature outside. By lining your greenhouse with bubble insulation you will not only be helping your plants to maintain healthy throughout the winter months, your greenhouse will have fewer draughts so less heat will be wasted - making it more cost effective when using a heater within your greenhouse. Our bubble insulation is UV stabilised for longer life - this means it isn't damaged by sunlight, so can you used for several seasons.
To make it easy for you to buy the correct amount of bubble insulation to line your greenhouse we sell the insulation in precut lengths - simply purchase the length based on the size of greenhouse. Or, if your greenhouse isn't a standard size, then we also sell the bubble insulation per metre so you can buy as little or as much as you require. You will need to fix the bubble insulation to the inside of your greenhouse. For wooden greenhouses we suggest Woodpins are used to anchor the insulation in place. If you have an aluminium greenhouse, then it should be possible for you to use retaining clips - such as the Alliplugs - which fit easily into the bolt channels within the greenhouse frame. When lining your greenhouse with bubble insulation you will need to cut and fasten the insulation around windows, vents and louvers so that they can still be opened - use our All Weather Tape to hold the insulation in place.
To make insulating your greenhouse really effective we recommend carrying out the following simple maintenance tasks before fitting the bubble insulation:
Check for any pieces of broken glass - ideally replace broken panes or seal the cracks using our All Weather Tape.
Check and renew any seals/ draught excluder on greenhouse doors.
In addition follow these simple tips to make insulating your greenhouse cost effective:
Use Garden Fleece as an additional insulating material within your greenhouse. Use it to cover plants when it's really cold - or simply to provide extra protection over night.
Aim to achieve a sensible temperature within your greenhouse - is you are using a heater set it to the lowest practical temperature based on the types of plants you're growing. In this way heat isn't being wasted in overheating your greenhouse.
In large greenhouses consider splitting the greenhouse into smaller sections - put all your plants together in the one area and screen this off from the rest of the greenhouse using bubble insulation to divide the areas.