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The person asked for advice when the quote came in over the money they had in the budget.
- What not to do
- Taking out double plastic, modifying roll up sides and keeping ends simple
- Working with us for flexibility on shipping
We received a call for a greenhouse quote with double plastic and roll up sides and were asked to make sure freight costs were included.
The total quote was just over $8000 and we received a note back saying that the budget they had was $6500 and asked if we had any advice on bringing the costs of the quote down.
One area that we consider a last resort is to reduce the size of the structure. When you reduce the building size by 25% you may reduce the cost by 10% and you will reduce potential return by 25%.
If you are not growing in the winter the extra cost of the double plastic with inflator which reduces heat loss can be taken out. It can be added again later when growing cycles change.
Going with steel and wirelock for the top of the roll-up sides is the cheaper way of doing it long-term but for immediate savings, go with wood.
Fancy ends do not contribute anything to the return of the greenhouse so keep it simple and use those savings for extra square footage of production space.
When you have flexibility on the timing of your project we are able to group more orders together to have each customer save on delivery expenses.
If this sounds like the kind of advice you would like to have when you are looking for when it is time to make a structure purchase, please keep MSS in mind. Our goal is to help you get it right and we look forward to working with you on your project.
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