A Freestanding Greenhouse in Boxford, MA

by | Mar 10, 2022 | Construction

Each year, as the warmer months approach, it’s common for Sunspace to receive inquiries from prospective clients interested in greenhouses. Today’s build journal explores our role in the construction of one such greenhouse: a conventionally-built, freestanding structure created for clients in Boxford, Massachusetts. The designer and general contractor for this project was Howell Custom Building Group out of Lawrence, and the southern glass roof was engineered, shop-built, and installed by Sunspace Design. Here’s a close look at the process:

An exterior elevation of the new greenhouse provided by Howell Custom Building Group.

Exterior and interior renderings provided by Howell Custom Building Group.

A view of the temporary roof frame for the glass roof located on the southern side.

A Sunspace Design crewmember readies the solid mahogany roof frame for crane-lifting.

Our installers secure the shop-built mahogany roof system within the roof opening.

The framing components are installed, and the roof is ready to accept insulated glass.

The freestanding greenhouse is taking shape!

Time-lapse footage of the greenhouse glass roof installation process.

Insulated, high-performance roof glass is installed.

The interior view depicts the southern roof outfitted with glass.
The northern roof is now ready for insulation.

Copper capping and flashing is now installed. Weather-tight!

Do you have a green thumb? Would you like to extend your growing season? Consider enlisting the help of Sunspace Design to introduce a custom horticultural greenhouse to your home. You can reach us by submitting your information through our website’s contact form, via email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or by calling us on the phone at 1-800-530-2505. It’s time to let the light in!

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