Bench legs concreted in situ. 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.25m concrete.
Bench legs supplied with foot plates. These will need to be bolted onto concrete
The simplest and cheapest is to concrete the legs into the ground. This also gives additional security where loadings may be high or where long benches are required.
Bench top options:
The bench tops are aluminium extrusions with smooth rounded edges for comfort and safety. They provide a framework for any of the following bases:
Plain polystyrene a strong, durable and low cost bench base.
Fully galvanized weld mesh (10 gauge) where good air circulation at the base of the crop is needed. Standard is 3” x 1”.
Thermabed for accurate temperature control.
Radiant Root for optimum microclimate.
Section of typical bench top:
- Perforated polythene (black or white)
- Capillary matting
- Polythene underlay (black)
- Polystyrene slab
Benching is also available without top inserts.
Legs allow effective height adjustment- especially useful where there is a slight slope or irregularity on the site.
Benches are easily moved on the galvanized rollers.
Loading: For safety, we suggest benches are loaded in the sequence shown below
With our benching systems you canincrease your cropping area by up to 50%for the same fixed costs. This is because in a conventional glasshouse with say 4 benches, around 30% of the space is used for pathways.
The diagram shows how, using our mobile benching, far less space is wasted on pathways, allowing a further 2 benches to be added. Maximising space in this way makes good financial sense.
The benches are rolled from side to side on a system of fixed legs.
30% of space used for paths. 4 benches fitted in area.
House with mobile benches:
6 benches fitted in same area as above. Increase in cropping area: approximately 50%.
(Right) Drill and fix as shown using rivets