Are you considering investing in a greenhouse but wondering about the cost?
The price of a greenhouse in Australia ranges from $1500 to $50,000+ depending on various factors such as size, materials, and construction type.
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In this article, we will explore different greenhouse options and their associated costs to help you make an informed decision.
The average cost of building a greenhouse in Australia
The cost of a greenhouse in Australia can range from a few hundred dollars for a small, basic structure to thousands or even millions of dollars for large commercial setups. Factors influencing the cost include size, materials, design, and additional features such as heating, ventilation, and automation systems.
A small hobby greenhouse kit can start from around $500, while larger and more sophisticated structures can exceed $100,000.
1,000 sq mt greenhouse cost
A 1,000-square-metre greenhouse is considered a significant commercial operation. On average, you can expect a starting price of around $100 to $250 per square metre, resulting in an estimated cost range of $100,000 to $250,000. However, it’s important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary significantly based on specific requirements and customisation.
Commercial greenhouse cost
Commercial greenhouses are designed to support large-scale plant production. As discussed before, the cost is impacted by a wide range of factors.
Generally, speaking a decent commercial greenhouse cost ranges from $50,000 to $500,000+.
Greenhouse construction cost
Most of the standard greenhouses are DIY but in most cases, you would need professional help to set up to get the best outcome.
The construction cost of a greenhouse is determined by factors like the complexity of the design, chosen materials, labour expenses, and site preparation requirements.
For a general estimate, budget approximately 25-50% of the total greenhouse cost for construction expenses.
It’s important to work with experienced contractors or greenhouse specialists who can provide accurate cost assessments based on your specific needs.
Polytunnel greenhouse cost
The plastic tunnel greenhouse, polytunnel is the cheapest in the range and provides affordable options to get started. The greenhouse plastic used in Polytunnel is durable and it does last many years before requiring a replacement.
A large commercial setup is also possible using a polytunnel.
At Sage Horticultural, polytunnel price ranges from $1,700 and $15,000+ for a standard setup.
Polycarbonate greenhouse cost Australia
Polycarbonate greenhouse is another affordable & durable greenhouse option.
The price of polycarbonate greenhouse ranges from $3,000 to $20,000+.
Glass greenhouse cost
The glass greenhouse is the most expensive in the range but offers the best greenhouse possible, it looks amazing and offers great value in the long term.
Glass greenhouses are the traditional choice, offering beauty, longevity, and optimal light transmission. The cost of a glass greenhouse tends to be higher due to the expense of the glass panels and the need for a more robust framework to support them.
The cost of a glass greenhouse ranges from $4,000 to $30,000+.