The classic Royal Victorian Greenhouse from Janssens, one of the premier builders of luxury greenhouses in Europe, is a beautiful addition to any garden. Its spacious 13X20 interior gives you space for anything you decide to grow, and many customers use it as an outdoor sunroom or even for a hot tub or covered pool.
The Royal Victorian includes six roof vents, four of which have automatic openers, and one louver window to help keep the interior well ventilated and at a comfortable temperature. The two sliding doors provide easy access and the structure is designed for quick assembly.
The crystal clear 4mm tempered glass panels provide great insulative value, impeccable aesthetics, and a higher degree of safety. Despite its large size, the greenhouse can be assembled in as little as a weekend depending on how much help you have. The process can be sped up if the site of assembly is prepared ahead of time by leveling it and installing whatever type of flooring is preferred.
The Royal Victorian is the type of premium greenhouse which adds to the value of your home. It can serve multiple purposes and its superior build quality ensures that it will stay looking new long after it is assembled. With its durability, attractive design, and spacious interior, the Janssens Royal Victorian Greenhouse is sure to become a showpiece for your family for many years to come.
- Model: VI 46
- UPC code: 017783955465
- Nominal size: 13' width x 20' length
- Dimensions: 12' 7" width x 19' 11" length x 9' 2" peak height
- Sidewall height: 6' 7"
- Color: dark green (RAL 6009); wide variety of custom colors are available via special order
- Floor space: 250 sq. ft.
- Roof vents: 6 (four with automatic openers, two with spindle roof openers)
- Includes 1 louver window with automatic opener and clear Lexan cover for use in the winter: 28.5" width x 39" height
- 4mm tempered safety glass that is completely clear and thicker than typical greenhouses
- Vertical glass comes in single pieces for a more seamless look
- Glass is held in place tightly with rubber seals to prevent heat loss, giving much better insulation than other glass greenhouses
- Heavy duty aluminum frame is thicker and stronger than any other in this class
- Paint is applied to frame electrostatically for a thicker application and better coverage
- Designed to withstand inclement weather
- Two aluminum-clad, sliding doors are 28" wide x 72" tall each, can be put on any side of the greenhouse, and can be put next to each other for a wide opening
- Tall sidewall height gives plenty of working room inside the greenhouse without having to stoop and more room for shelving
- Integrated 6" foundation frame with 4" threshold
- Gutter and downpipes included on both sides to divert rainwater away from the foundation
- Includes condensation gutters on the interior
- Includes misting system with hose attachment that hangs from roof beam to help keep interior cool and plants properly hydrated
- Stainless steel fasteners withstand the elements
- Includes decorative roof finials which do not have to be installed
- T.U.V. & GS tested and approved, which is similar to UL testing & listing
- Beautiful design to fit any garden
- Note: Some images may show the greenhouse with the optional accessory kit or items such as tables and chairs which are not included
- Note: Please be sure to check your local building code for any required permits
- Note: This Janssens greenhouse is special ordered from Exaco and individually inspected and packed with up to a 4 to 6 week lead time; please let us know if you have any questions at all
- Ships in two 40" x 48" x 90" cartons on two large pallets via motor freight along with one 14" x 14" x 245" long box
- Imported from Belgium by Exaco Trading Co. and shipped from their Austin, TX warehouse
- Includes comprehensive assembly manual along with a DVD showing each stage of assembly
- Friendly toll-free technical support available from Exaco for installation help
- Shipping weight: 2000 lbs.
- Exaco and Janssens and Greenhouse Nation stand by their greenhouses and work to make you completely satisfied
- 15 year limited warranty on frame and glass is guaranteed to arrive intact
Accessory Kit - The accessory kit includes a 19' 7" long x 4 inch wide narrow top shelf, a 19' 7" long x 20 inch wide x 4 inch deep regular shelf and seed tray, and two sets of 10' interior shade curtains with pull rods to help protect against the sun on especially hot days. Shelving and Shade Curtains are also available separately.
Color - This Janssens greenhouse comes from the factory with a dark green finish (RAL 6009). Black, Aluminum (no paint), Dark Gray (RAL 7016), Pure White (RAL 9010), Brown Red (RAL 3011), Steel Blue (RAL 5011), White Aluminum/Light Gray (RAL 9006), or any other custom color are also available from the factory as a special order. These special order color choices can extend the lead time up to 12-14 weeks.
Drop Down Door - The door drop kit includes brackets, cross bars, and reinforcement bars above the door of the Royal Victorian so that it drops down by up to 36 inches, though 20 inches or 24 inches is most common. This allows for the greenhouse to be built upon a stem wall (knee wall) foundation. A stem wall provides a solid base to build upon, raises the peak height by whatever amount you choose, and is universally thought to add to the already beautiful aesthetics of the greenhouse.
Upgrading the sliding door to a hinged door is not absolutely necessary when door drop option is selected, but it is recommended. The kit provides all the hardware needed for a custom-sized door drop except the glass. The customer will supply the extra glass needed and this can be obtained with Exaco's assistance from most local glass shops for around $100.00. One kit is needed per set of single or double doors. When selecting this option, please notify us about the size of the door drop in the Notes section of the checkout or via email.
Examples of Stem Wall with Door Drop:
Extra Door - An extra single or double sliding door can be added to back of the greenhouse to provide access from both ends and cross ventilation for your greenhouse. In addition an extra single or double hinged doors can be added to the greenhouse. In fact these extra doors can go on any side of the greenhouse.
Hinged Door - The sliding doors on this greenhouse can be replaced with hinged doors. Hinged doors close tightly inside the outer frame whereas sliding doors glide in front of the door opening with the gaps mostly covered by what are referred to as brushes. Hinged doors are a popular upgrade for Royal Victorian greenhouses as they close with a much tighter fit and come with a levered handle lock and key. A second hinged door (Extra Door) can be added to have double hinged doors for the front of the greenhouse.
Louver Window - Extra louver windows are available for this Victorian greenhouse to provide additional ventilation. Automatic Louver Window Openers that function just like the automatic roof vent openers are also available, as are Louver Window Lexan Covers, clear covers for the louver window to keep the greenhouse sealed during the winter.
Panels - The VI 46 Royal Victorian is now available with 10mm twin-wall polycarbonate panels instead of the standard 4mm tempered safety glass. This polycarbonate is not completely translucent like tempered glass, but it has almost twice the insulative value and is stronger, making it more resistant to dings and inclement weather such as hail storms.
Both types of panels have their own advantages and both look great and provide a great environment for your plants, giving you two excellent choices. The 10mm polycarbonate, whether it is used for the entire greenhouse or just the roof, does require a special order and can extend the lead time up to 12-14 weeks. Please check with us for before ordering for a more exact shipping schedule.
Powered Ventilation System - A powered ventilation system is available from Exaco to give your greenhouse maximum ventilation on warm days. This system uses a 16 inch exhaust fan, a 20 inch motorized intake shutter, and a single speed thermostat [model VC115-C], all from J&D Manufacturing. The exhaust fan and motorized intake shutter are installed in opposite ends of the greenhouse to provide air flow from one end to the other.
All of the equipment runs on a 110/115V connection. The powered ventilation system can be purchased with just the exhaust fan and thermostat, where one or more of the roof windows can be used for fresh air intake. If the complete system with all components including the motorized intake shutter is purchased, a plug splitter will need to be purchased separately so that both the exhaust fan and shutter can be used with the same thermostat.
The exhaust fan requires a 16.25 inch x 16.25 inch opening and is usually positioned high on the back wall. It comes pre-wired with a 9 feet long plug-in power cord. The intake shutter requires a 20.25 inch x 20.25 inch opening and is usually positioned in the lowest panel in the front wall. It also comes pre-wired and with a 9 feet plug-in power cord. Both powered ventilation options for Janssens greenhouses also include a clear, high-strength Lexan sheet to replace one of the glass panels during installation. Friendly installation help is available from Exaco for any questions you may have.
Reinforcement Protection Kit - The removable reinforcement protection kit includes twenty 25 inch tubes that can be installed in all corners of the greenhouse, particularly in the winter. This is used most often in areas with very high winds or heavy snow loads (40-50 lbs. per sq. ft.), though the shade curtains will not work when this kit is installed.
Roof Vents - This Janssens Victorian greenhouse includes enough roof vents for a structure of this size under the vast majority of conditions. But additional roof vents are available if needed.
Victorian Slat Shelving - The most affordable shelving for Victorian greenhouses comes in 2-slat or 5-flat sizes and in green or black. The 2-slat shelving is 9" wide x 59" long and the 5-slat shelving is 21" wide x 59" long.
Wheelbarrow Access Plate - A heavy-duty aluminum access plate is available to serve as a ramp for wheelbarrows over the threshold of your greenhouse. The plate is 21" long on each side x 19.5" wide x 1.75" high in the middle where it is hinged.
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For over 70 years, Janssens NV has been engineering, manufacturing, and distributing premium greenhouses throughout the world. The company began as a maker of wooden arches for greenhouses, sports venues, and factories and was founded by Constant Janssens. He was soon joined by his son Rene, and later Rene's son, Peter, who joined the Engineering and Technical Services department.
The 300 square meter factory Constant began with was later expanded to 1250 square meters in 1962, only to be doubled just a few years after that. By 1996, the company's development and design department had become fully computerized to ensure that all structures were engineered in the most efficient manner possible.
In 2009, even more automated production equipment was introduced and now 70% of their structures are exported from Belgium to the rest of Europe and the United States.
Today the Janssens state of the art factory is approximately 6500 square meters large and employs all the latest quality control techniques and aluminum processing equipment to ensure the very highest build quality.
Exaco Trading Co. began in 1987 as importer and distributor of a home paint mixing accessory called the Exomixer. Since then the family owned company has expanded its line considerably to include many different home and garden products, including some of the very best greenhouses from Europe. The company is led by CEO Kimberly Tyson Cook, formerly an award winning business reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, and Andrew Cook, the VP of Sales and Marketing.
Andrew travels to Europe to check on the manufacturers in person several times a year and has become a leading national authority on all things greenhouse related. He has appeared in many gardening articles and television programs nationally. In fact Andrew is available for phone support for customers during the installation of any of the premier greenhouses that Exaco distributes from its large Austin, TX warehouse.