Cheap stagings look good value until you start using them. We bought one from our local DIY Superstore and put it to the test against a Rhino Tuff Staging.
Initial reactions were that it was quite light and flimsy, indeed it started to bend when a 75L bag of compost was placed on it. With just 200 Litres of peat on it the whole staging collapsed.
As you can see, Rhino Tuff Staging withstood 6 times that weight!
Combination staging is the most popular option. Combining stainless steel trays on the
top tier with wooden slats on the second tier.
They come in either single or double tier in mill finish or green powdercoat finish
The strong stainless steel gravel trays are very versatile - fill them with pea shingle for good drainage and to create a micro climate around your seedlings and plants. They can also be turned over for a flat work surface.
The top of the trays are folded over to increase strength and to avoid sharp edges. The open corners allow for drainage.
They come in either single or double tier in mill finish or green powdercoat finish.
Wooden slats are double vacuum treated with protium preservative to prevent rot and ensure a long life. The slats allow free drainage for trays and pots as well as making ideal second tiers for storage.
Many popular stagings use sheet aluminium, in the form of trays as an integral part of the structure, instead of having a separate framework (see below).
18" is ideal for small greenhouses and essential for models such as the 5ft wide,
where the bays either side of the door are only 18" wide.
24" is the most popular size, suiting almost any greenhouse. The popular Reservoir
and Potting Pal are designed for this depth.
30" is designed for 8ft wide and larger greenhouses, offering 25% more workspace than the 24".
2, 4, 6 or 8ft long, it's entirely up to you!
Your choice entirely. The second tier can be fitted at one of two different heights, so you can either leave room
to store items underneath the second tier or move it lower and maximise the space on the shelf itself.
If you have a green-framed greenhouse then you may want to have the staging frame powdercoated
green too. Note that the wooden slats and stainless steel trays are not painted green
(but you'll be covering these with plants anyway).
Wooden slats are double vacuum treated with preservative and will not rot. The slats allow
free drainage for trays and pots as well as making ideal second tiers for storage.
Stainless steel trays are very strong indeed (like other manufacturers, we used to supply aluminium
trays but these are so much better). The edges are folded back on themselves for safety. They can fit as either
a flat surface, or better still upturned and filled with pea shingle. Not only is this an ideal drainage medium
for pots but it creates a moist microclimate around your plants - they'll love it!
This staging costs
1. Further stagings can be configured and added.
2. To remove or change a staging in "Your selection" please follow these steps:
a. Click "Add to basket"
b. go to the top of the page and choose "View
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