For a start, there’s a 25 year framework guarantee which gives an indication of the build quality; 3mm thick toughened safety glass keeps plants inside toasty and with no base to the frame, it's open season when it comes to location!
- Cold Frame measures 1.21m L x 1.21m W x 82cm H
- Aluminium framework
- 3mm toughened safety glass
- Sliding side and roof panel
- Numerous ventilation options
- Easy access to plants
- 25 year framework guarantee
- Position directly on soil if desired
- Place on shingle, gravel or patio
- Can be fixed into position on top of one of our 1.2m square Allotment or Standard Raised Beds
- Raised bed mounting bracket kit available
- Glass easily removed for cleaning or extra ventilation
- Supplied flat-packed
- Easy to assemble - only a flat bladed screwdriver required
- Comes complete with full assembly instructions
As the cold frames are bulky items, there could possibly be an extra delivery charge to addresses not on the UK mainland and in the north of Scotland. Please contact our Customer Services Department or telephone us on 0333 400 6400 (local rate) for a quote if in doubt.
This cold frame is an excellent purchase, great design, practical and looks great too but it is not perfect. To use it properly you will need to purchase additional handles for the roof panels to enable you to slide them when the glass is wet (possible but difficult without). For the price of the cold frame, surely they should be included. Having said that, the 4 small handles supplied to be used on the side panels failed to work within a few uses, I can no longer use the handles to open the side panels because the handles just come away from the glass in my hand. I have yet to buy roof handles as I suspect, despite being full length, they will be pretty useless as well. Other than issues with handles though, it is a great product and if you are looking for a cold frame then look no further.
Top Cold Frame Tips from our horticulturist
"A cold frame is a real asset to any garden. Not only can you use it to harden off or acclimatise greenhouse-raised plants prior to planting out; it also forms an excellent 'hot house' early on in the summer for peppers, tomatoes and squashes.
You can also position the cold frame directly on the soil to act as a cloche for direct sown seeds - and of course to warm the soil prior to planting; placing on the patio will allow you to start herbs off early by the back door and when situated on gravel or shingle, it will also trap the stored heat.
And who wouldn't take the opportunity to fix the cold frame to a raised bed? Early sowings will be protected and with a bit of imagination, you can grow almost all year round!"
What The Press Say
Kitchen GardenMarch 2014
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Access has been producing cold frames for over 50 years, combining innovative design with quality construction. The unique sliding top and side panels allow infinitely variable ventilations. Its sturdy framewok is made from architectural aluminium and comes with a 25 year guarantee. It is glazed with 3mm toughened safety glass which offers excellent light transmission and will not bow in high winds.