|Authors: ||E. Kaven, W. Matzke|
High costs of material have been a prohibitive factor for a wide acceptance of aluminium greenhouses in this country.
Extensive greenhouse ranges have been erected in the New Reserve-garten of both the Federal Gardens Administration (Bundesgartenverwaltung) in Schönbrunn-Vienna, and of the City of Vienna.
Construction: Standard types have not yet been developed in Austria.
The present greenhouses comprise a great variety in size and construction, including large clear span houses.
Experience: Light weight combined with high stability and a corrosion resistant surface of aluminium alloy present some decisive advantages with regard to construction and management, plant growth and plant hygiene.
Among the few disadvantages condensation presents a certain problem.
Future aspects: The up-to-date experience with aluminium greenhouses in some public plants opens new aspects for a wide acceptance of aluminium alloy construction for commercial growers in Austria.
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