5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish
5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish
5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish

5x8 Elite Streamline Aluminium Finish

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Delivery Times
Horticultural Glass 4-6 Weeks

Toughened Glass 8-10 Weeks
Polycarbonate 8-10 Weeks

The Elite 5x8 Streamline is one of Elite's most popular models, when making the most of a limited area this 5ft3" wide greenhouse can easily accommodate staging, shelving and other accessories. With the low threshold access and double sliding doors this is a tough and practical small greenhouse.

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5ft wide greenhouses are not popular amongst most manufacturers because of the use of 2ft wide panes of glass, this fantastic 5x8 Elite Streamline greenhouse has been made so you can make the most of available space!

Roof Windows:  1 Standard
Aluminium Frame:  Maintenance Free
Integral Base:  Strong Aluminium
Double Sliding Doors:  2ft Wide Entrance
Low Threshold Door:  Non Trip Easy Access
Lockable Door:  Handle and Keys
High Tensile Nuts and Bolts:  Extra Strong
Thicker Bars:  Strong Framework
Stainlesss Steel Clips:  Won't Rust or Warp
Neoprene Cushion Beading:  Quality Glazing Beading
10 Year Guarantee:  Framework

Some of the Standard Features

 Low Door Threshold  Double Doors  Proper Built in Gutter  High Tensile Nuts & Bolts
 Thicker Framework  Built In Base  Roof Windows  Door Handle

A: 1590mm (5ft 3")

B: 2589mm (8ft 5")

C: 2122mm (7ft 0") 

D: 1425mm (4ft 7")

E: 1750mm (5ft 8")

F: 600mm (2ft 0") 

 mm exact : inches approx

  • 60 years of successful British manufacture
  • 10 Year Frame Guarantee
  • Great Customer Service
  • Top Quality Parts
  • Thicker Bars than most competition

Elite have enjoyed 60 successful years of British manufacturing, all greenhouses are made in their Bolton factory and delivered to you on their own transport. Offering a huge range of models and options you can be sure to find an Elite greenhouse that will suit your requirements. Elite are passionate and enthusiastic about their greenhouses and are the choice of many amateur and serious gardeners, combined with excellent service and a 10 year frame guarantee you are sure to be pleased with your purchase!

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Using thicker bars and higher quality parts than most manufacturers Elite offer a premium greenhouse at an affordable price. At South West Greenhouses we are very choosy about the manufacturers we sell and Elite have more than met our high standards!

     Nobody delivers faster than South West Greenhouses!

    Our goal is that all orders are processed the same day as we take your completed order (or Elite's next working day)
    We don't "sit" on them as some suppliers do, this means that you get your greenhouse in the quickest delivery time possible.

    Free delivery to mainland UK (apart from North Scotland & Northern Ireland), there is an additional charge for parts of North Scotland (everywhere South of Stirling is free), contact us with your postcode and desired greenhouse and we will quickly get you the best quote we can.

    Vehicles are 15 tone gross weight, 8ft 2" wide x 11ft 2" tall x 30ft long rigid curtain sided, please inform us of any access issues.
    Goods can be left without a signature.

    No deliveries to Galloway area East of Dumfries

    Expected delivery time for Elite greenhouses

    Aluminium Buildings : Horticultural Glass 4-6 Weeks - Toughened Glass/Polycarbonate 8-10 Weeks

    All Painted Buildings : 16-18 Weeks




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    Horticultural Glass

    Standard greenhouse glass supplied in 3mm thick overlapping sheets.

    Toughened Glass

    Elite only use Grade A toughened glass to standard EN12150, this is long pane sheets for a neater finish and eliminates any overlapping which can have an algae and moss build up. Much stronger than horticultural glass these panes will granulate if broken removing the danger of serious injury.


    Elite supply a quality 6mm UVI treated twin wall polycarbonate for the ultimate in safety. Supplied in full length sheets this is virtually unbreakable. As with all polycarbonate greenhouses we do not recommend this option in exposed areas.
    Please note Polycarbonate is opaque (slightly milky) and not clear like glass.
    Extra Roof Window
    Additional roof vents can be purchased for added ventilation, the drop down box will show the maximum available to fit your greenhouse. All extra roof vents are supplied with the correct glazing and are the same aluminium finish as your chosen frame.
    Auto Vent
    These are probably the most common accessory sold with greenhouses along with staging. Automatically opens the roof window according to temperature up to 18" to allow maximum ventilation, these are easily fitted with the supplied clamps and no drilling is required. Choose one for each window you wish to automatically open.
    5 Slat Staging
    Elite's super strong diamond aluminium staging which has been designed with the exact greenhouse in mind. This is a fixed staging which utilises cantilever bracing attached directly to the framework for extra stability and strength, the staging can be fixed at the height which is best for you and runs the full length of either the side or back of your greenhouse.The slatted design is ideal for fluid drainage and allows extra ventilation to any produce placed on the work surface.Aluminium to match your frame.
    19" wide.
    2 Slat Shelving
    Narrower than the staging but otherwise the same this shelving can be positioned at any height and adds extra working area in your greenhouse.Staging and shelves are supplied in easy to assemble kit form and will not rust, rot or deteriorate in humid greenhouse conditions. Aluminium to match the greenhouse frame.
    7 1/2" wide.
    Bar Capping
    Bar Capping adds a decorative finish for your greenhouse and also a much stronger hold for the glazing. The capping is used as well as the wire clips and is simply screwed over the bars and clips using the colour coded screws provided. Not only does this add extra protection for your greenhouse and is ideal for those in more exposed areas, but the rubber fin also makes a better water seal between the frame and the glass. Black is the recommended option for Aluminium frames.

    Not recommended with overlapping horticultural glass.
    Louvres provide low level ventilation and are an excellent accessory. Humid and stagnant air can cause condensation which develops mould and disease, by adding louvres to the rear or side of your building fresh air is drawn in and encourages circulation. These 5 blade aluminium louvres are supplied with toughened glass.
    These automatic louvre openers will open and close your louvre for you depending on the air temperature. You will need one Autolouvre for each louvre you wish to open automatically.
    Please note that some drilling is required to fit this accesory.
    Rainwater Kits
    You will be amazed at the amount of water that you can collect off a greenhouse roof, it would be a shame to waste it! These are designed to be used with Elite's unique half round gutter only and are available in 2 forms.


    Each kit comprises of parts to fit one side of your greenhouse. One stopper is supplied to fit one end of your greenhouses built in gutter, for the other end connectors and pipe are supplied to make a rainwater downpipe which can then be fitted into a water barrel or simply to direct the water where you wish.

    To One Gutter

    This clever system connects both gutters to one side, similar in style to the standard system and supplied with an extra stopper and connectors for both gutters and a tranverse pipe which is placed along the rear of the greenhouse, this allows the water to be carried to a single point.
    Water Barrels
    Elite offer 2 sizes of water barrel to complement the rainwater kits, made from ridged moulded plastic choose from the standard 210 litre (46 gallons) or if space is limited choose the slimline 100 litre version.
    When fitted to the low cost stand or raised on bricks these allow access to the incorporated tap at the bottom of the barrel.
    Extra Doors in Rear
    Choose the option to have an extra set of double doors in the rear of your building allowing you access from both ends. Matching aluminium this handy option allows you to walk straight through your greenhouse!.
    Soft Soil Support
    If putting your greenhouse on a soil or otherwise soft surface this extra will help to support the door opening. Persistently stepping on the door sill can cause damage if not on a hard standing as the metal will naturally follow the contour of the ground, use this to help prevent this happening. Aluminium finish.
    Cresting and Finials
    Create an individual and decorative finish to your greenhouse by adding these cresting and finials. Made from cast aluminium these are extremely strong and as well as looking great they also are a deterrent against birds and cats.
    Aluminium finish to match your greenhouse.
    Fly Screen Netting
    The Elite Fly Screen Netting enables you to have your greenhouse doors open for ventilation, whilst helping to keep out unwanted pests. This high quality fabric is PVC coated which is weather proof and tear proof, also has a high resistance to mildew even when rolled wet. Installation is simple and when not required it neatly rolls up above the door in seconds.
    Sizes available to fit all Elite doors we have priced this up to fit the Streamline greenhouse door(s).
    Construction Kit
    This handy kit contains the most common tools you will require for assembly.
    The pack includes
    • Gloves
    • Pozi Screwdriver
    • Glass Sucker
    • M10 Nut Spinner
    • Long Nosed Pliers

    Nobody delivers faster than South West Greenhouses!

    All Elite greenhouses are made to order and delivered on their own transport, we ensure that all orders are processed to Elite on the same day we receive them (or Elite's next working day), this means you get your greenhouse in the quickest possible time!
    Vehicles are 15 tone gross weight, 8ft 2" wide x 11ft 2" tall x 30ft long rigid curtain sided, please inform us of any access issues.
    Goods can be left without a signature.
    Aluminium buildings are delivered in 2-4 weeks.

    Free delivery to mainland UK apart from North Scotland and offshore islands which will need a quote.



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    Customer Reviews
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    5 x8 toughened glass
    Tuesday, 26 December 2017  |  Nigel

    Excellent phone service from both SW Greenhouses and Elite, delivery on time. Erection not for the faint hearted as much of the instrictions were vague, maybe more illustrations could help. The quality of the mouldings and accuracy of the fittings are superb resulting in a quality greenhouse. Fitting large panel toughened glass difficult until I slackened off most nuts. I Would recommend this greenhouse. Nigel. Cirencester

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Thanks for my greenhouse
    Monday, 12 September 2016  |  Wendy

    I thought Adrian did an excellent job in the terrible weather he had to cope with. I am very pleased with my greenhouse and look forward to filling it with lots of lovely plants!

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Excellent service
    Monday, 1 August 2016  |  Jim

    simple service no problem and excellent greenhouse

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Thursday, 18 February 2016  |  Jane

    Great service, great product. Adrian put this up in a day, in near freezing rain. Worth the extra for the fitting fee.Communication with the company was easy and clear, advice was great. The greenhouse itself is very strong, and looks great. Adrian gave good maintenance advice. Just can't wait to get growing now!

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Fantastic Service but a word of caution about Elite
    Tuesday, 6 October 2015  |  Ian

    I love this greenhouse, SW delivered it on time, the instructions were faultless and the follow up service from SW has excellent. I built it myself over several weekends and enjoyed the process.
    One small black spot. I found 3 Paines of broken glass as I glazed the structure. No big deal, not sure if it was me or the delivery, I wrote to SW to ask how to get a replacement and they replied swiftly asking me to contact Elite for this. I did so and encountered Mrs Hammond who couldn't have been more different from my experience to date. Aggressive and unhelpful. Apparently because it took me several weeks to complete the greenhouse any glass breakage had to be my fault. No offer to replace it, just a stonewall.
    To be honest I don't care about the cost, all I wanted was some help to finish off my project and sadly she turned a flawless customer experience into a bitter memory.
    Shame, sadly we always remember the weakest link in any chain, let's hope Mrs Hammond was having a bad day!!

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    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.


    Thank you for your review Ian.
    Sorry to hear about your negative experience with a member of Elite's staff this is out of character and disappointing, as a way of making your experience more positive we would be happy to replace your broken panes.

    Looks Great!!!
    Monday, 5 October 2015  |  Peter

    Opted for your erection service, good choice as your really nice, helpful and friendly chap was here for over 9 hours so beware if you are not into DIY. Really delighted with the product, has rained today and there is a bit of water coming in through the section joins along apex of roof but otherwise can't fault your excellent service.

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Everyone Says It's Posh!
    Tuesday, 8 September 2015  |  John

    This greenhouse took me about 2 days to build on my own, including installing staging and shelving and adding bar capping and plumbing from gutters to a water butt. Things might have been a bit faster if the instruction manual had been better written but I'm very pleased with the final result - it's sturdy and looks smart. Neighbours all use the term "Posh"!

    I can't fault the service from South West Greenhouses. They go a bit further than being helpful. I'd use the term "caring". Definitely knowledgeable, friendly and with a real "can do" attitude.

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Good Quality
    Thursday, 2 April 2015  |  June

    We opted for the toughened glass and have now got a good quality, sturdy greenhouse that looks good too. Took 2 people about 2 days to construct. The instructions weren't very easy to understand, it would have helped if each part had it's own unique number on the diagrams.

    SW Greenhouses were friendly and helpful when I rang them for advice,

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    9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Nice quality
    Saturday, 7 March 2015  |  David

    Excellent service from SWG. Greenhouse had good quality extrusions, relatively simple to put together. Only minor criticism was the lack of adjustment for the door - but this was overcome by drilling the threshold plate and screwing it down to a row of set bricks in order to pull the plate down a millimetre or two.

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    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Elite greenhouse
    Sunday, 14 December 2014  |  Lynda

    The product is very high quality and I am sure I shall have many years of pleasure from it.

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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.