Rhino Premium 8x16 Greenhouse
- Estimated delivery 2-8 weeks
Large Rhino greenhouses are very popular with enthusiasts who demand a greenhouse to match their growing aspirations, and the Rhino Premium 8x16 greenhouse does just that, with the ability to provide two different growing environments with the addition of a partition. And size doesn’t come at a cost; large Rhinos are just as strong, attractive and affordable as the smaller models.Read less
Meet the Makers
Purchasing a greenhouse is a big decision but we believe you’ll love having a Rhino in your garden - it’s the perfect environment for your plants and looks beautiful. It’s also very strong and safe for you and your family.
We care about quality. Which is why we design and manufacture the Rhino in our own UK factory with high quality materials we source ourselves. Discover more about what makes the Rhino so unique below.
Included as standard with the Rhino Premium 8x16 greenhouse:
- 4 Double Roof Vents
- 4 Side Louvre Vents
- 8 Automatic Roof Vent Openers
- Storm Locks
Optimal ventilation isn't easy to achieve. A mix of roof and side louvres are required to allow air to circulate around the greenhouse. In through the louvre vents and out through the roof vents.
To help, Rhino Premium greenhouses are fitted with as much roof ventilation as possible, using a combination of single, double and triple roof vents to make sure the maximum area is achieved. This means our Rhinos are the most ventilated greenhouses in their class on the market. And better still, all the roof vents are controlled by solar-powered automatic vent openers.
The high quality Rhino five-blade louvre vents allow you to take complete control of your ventilation, allowing cool air to enter from the side, circulate up through the greenhouse forcing air to escape through the roof vents.
Adequate ventilation is absolutely crucial to successful growing under glass. There is not another greenhouse on the market that has more ventilation than a Rhino.
We've produced a handy guide explaining why ventilation is so important and how to optimise your greenhouse temperature.
Keep yourself and your family safe with Rhino's combination glazing system: Toughened Safety Glass and Rubber Glazing Beads. Perfect for exposed locations and families with young children and pets.
Safety is at the heart of every Rhino greenhouse. We don't offer horticultural glass or polycarbonate glazing as options with a Rhino because we believe safety comes first. Every Rhino is fitted with our Rhino Tuff 4mm toughened safety glass, 33% thicker than most greenhouse glass. Using thicker, toughened safety glass means breakages are less likely while also ensuring that, if broken, the glass will shatter into lots of tiny pieces rather than big shards that are far more likely to cause injury. Even the edges of the glass are rounded so that you don’t cut yourself during installation. And with Grade A glass, you can achieve ultimate clarity for maximum light.
A big part of preventing breakages is how the glass is fitted which is why we've designed our unique Rhino glazing system. This system locks each pane of glass in place along its entire length, using long rubber beads so it cannot be blown or sucked out of the frame and pushing on the glass only locks the beads more tightly into the frame. Making it ideally engineered for high winds and other extreme weather conditions. With Rhino's glazing method, each pane becomes integral to the strength of the whole frame. The Premium range also features box-section glazing bead for even greater stability, as a step up from the Classic range.
When compared with the glazing that comes as standard on most greenhouses, the Rhino ranges come up trumps every time. No dangerous horticultural glass or flimsy W-clips here; and with the smooth finish achieved by our glazing beads, there's no need for bar capping either.
Read more about greenhouse glazing options and the difference between standard glazing and the Rhino Tuff glazing system.
We wouldn’t sit on the roof if a Rhino wasn’t so strong! Indeed, it’s why we named them Rhino. The Premium range builds on the already great strength of the Rhino Classic with box section glazing bars and 3mm thick 'T' section bracing throughout.
Each Rhino frame has around 60% more aluminium than similarly priced models. But it’s not just the weight, it’s the clever design of the Rhino that provides it’s inherent strength.
We’ve tested the snow loading capacity of a Rhino by putting half a tonne of sand bags on the roof, so she’s ready for whatever the Great British weather may throw at her.
Rhinos currently inhabit much of the UK, including windy corners from Cornwall to Scotland, and further afield in the Falklands. Customers have told us that they’ve withstood winds of 137mph – could there be a better test?
Every Rhino greenhouse includes a strong aluminium base in the price, which not only provides an incredibly strong foundation but also allows The Rhino to be erected simply onto firm, level soil – so there’s no need for an expensive concrete base.
Once The Rhino is erected, strong stainless steel ground anchors are concreted into position.
You can also erect a Rhino greenhouse onto a hardstanding of concrete or paving slabs, in which case the stainless steel anchors are fixed using the expansion bolts provided.
All Rhino greenhouses now include a low threshold door and ramp within the price. There’s no longer a trip hazard at the doorway, making it easy for wheelbarrows or wheelchairs to enter the greenhouse.
Every Rhino greenhouse comes with two hanging basket rails.
The roof is so strong that it can easily handle this extra load. It's a really useful feature, freeing up lots of space on your staging for other jobs.
Every Rhino greenhouse also comes with large integral gutters as well as downpipes and bends so you can collect and use the natural rainwater that your plants love.
If you want both gutters to feed into a single water butt we also sell optional two-in-one kit available at an extra cost which joins the two pipes at the rear of the greenhouse.
Nothing says more about the quality of a Rhino greenhouse than our 25 Year Guarantee.
A generation of gardeners can rest assured that the frame and even the powder coated colour finish are covered, in the unlikely event that the greenhouse fails.
Unlike most other greenhouse brands, our Rhinos can be erected on soil. This is only due to the strength created by its sturdy base and framework. A soil base should be level and fully compacted, freshly dug soil will shift too much and isn't suitable for use as a stable foundation.
Alternatively, as long as they're smooth and level, hardstanding bases are also suitable. Paving slabs, concrete bases and brick or block perimeter plinths can be used.
More information regarding base preparation and base plans for Rhino greenhouses is also available.
This Rhino Premium greenhouse stands at 8ft 4ins wide and 16ft 4ins long with a ridge height of 8ft 4ins.
Every Rhino greenhouse is delivered with a comprehensive set of instructions. With help at key moments, a competent DIY enthusiast can erect this size of greenhouse over a weekend.
However, this time and effort can be eliminated by using a professional installer who will quickly and efficiently erect, glaze and anchor down the greenhouse on your pre-prepared site – either soil or hardstanding. See our Guidance Notes on Site and Base Preparation and Installation.
Installer charges for this size (depending on location and exact specification) are from £404.
Add this to your order and we will contact you to confirm a quote.
Once you've placed an order, we will send you relevant details for independent installers local to you, should you wish you to pursue this.
More information about installation options can be found on our installation page.
Free Delivery to UK Mainland
Lead times for Rhino Greenhouses are currently
Rhino Classic & Rhino Premium: 2-8 weeks
Rhino Ultimate: 10-14 weeks
Free delivery is available to all green map areas (see above) and includes any accessories ordered with the greenhouse. The delivery team will contact you around 3 weeks prior to delivery to confirm the delivery date. Our deliveries will usually arrive on a standard lorry, unless alternative arrangements need to be made.
Once an order is confirmed, you will also receive a 'Help the Driver' form to provide additional guidance to our delivery team. This form will address queries concerning health and safety, remote locations and those who require delivery on a smaller vehicle (see image below).
If you do not live in the green map area or wish to delay your delivery, please contact our Sales team to discuss.
Every Rhino greenhouse is made in our very own factory in Norfolk, where we manufacture over half a million different parts a year, each one produced to our exacting standards and meeting our strict quality control systems.
Our dedicated staff really care about the Rhinos they produce, and many of them have been making Rhinos since we began – it’s this pride that helps make our Rhino greenhouses strong, high quality and great value.