BackYard Greenhouse Kits
Looking for an efficient, year round growing solution for your home?
Ceres BackYard home kits are designed for your home greenhouse. Our steel greenhouse kits allow growers to be more self-reliant and sustainable by providing a space to grow food all year long.
The Greenhouse Kit Design
Our standard sizes for the BackYard kit are 18’x24’ and 18’x30’ (we also offer sizes in incremental lengths of 6ft).
Engineered for local conditions by our structural engineers and built to last with galvanized steel framing. All structural materials are prefabricated and shipped directly to the job site for easy installation.
While typically used for “backyard” growing at residential properties, our BackYard kits can be used for a variety of uses and purposes.
BackYard Kit Applications:
Looking for a smaller greenhouse?
Our sister company SunGlo specializes in year-round residential greenhouses in width of 8ft and 10ft, and lengths ranging from 10ft-15ft.
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We offer both do-it-yourself residential greenhouse plans and our steel framed BackYard Kit. For those interested in adding a larger growing structure to their residences we have many options.
Interested in commercial greenhouse growing? Our options include singular HighYield Kits, Attached HeadHouse Greenhouses, and Commercial Modular Options.
We collaborate with the Aquaponics Source to engineer greenhouse kits to include aquaponics systems for all of your growing needs.
Whether you are interested in a “living classroom” or a production greenhouse, we offer educational institutions custom solutions so that students can learn the inner workings of a greenhouse.
We support communities in both rural and urban locations in order to build and operate any variation of a community focused greenhouse.
Looking to build a greenhouse in an urban location? On a rooftop? We have got you covered. We offer greenhouses for any urban application so that urban populations can grow healthy food without having to leave the city.
BackYard Kit Technology
One centralized system for controlling the whole environment. Monitor temperature, relative humidity, and CO2, leaf/ canopy temp, PAR, lighting zones, and outdoor weather.
We offer Ceres designed EcoLoop™ or EcoPack™ HVAC options depending on growing goals, budget, site constraints, and greenhouse type.All Ceres environmental controls are custom integrated to suit your needs.
The GAHT® system is a ground to air heat exchanger, a system often referred to as a ‘Climate Battery’. Ceres leads the industry in climate battery technology, having designed and installed more systems in greenhouses than any other company in the world.
Different crops may demand specific lighting requirements. We offer a variety of lighting solutions designed to suit the needs of each individual operation.
A NetZero greenhouse will have zero net emissions. This goal is achieved through capturing and storing energy. This can be done using a various system options.
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is a durable, high light transmissive glazing option. It offers more than 95% light transmission, including the UV spectrum. More than other greenhouse companies, Ceres is implementing full spectrum glazings for maximum crop growth.
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BackYard Kit FAQs
*Base kit= galvanized steel frame, 2″ insulated metal panels, 16mm, triple layer polycarbonate on the south wall and roof, entryway door and a SunSense™ controller.
Shipping is estimated at 20%-25% of total materials costs (excluding applicable taxes). There are a variety of colors available for the BackYard Kit as well as additional upgrades and climate control options you can choose from. BackYard kits are engineered to individual wind and snow loads.
Please contact us for more information, as prices are subject to change.
This varies by location, and crop choice. If you live somewhere with mild winters, passive solar greenhouses can grow year-round without any back-up heating. Greenhouses in cold areas can sometimes even grow hardy crops year-round without heating. To grow a wider variety of crops, in most cold climates, an energy-efficient greenhouse will require some back-up heating. This is usually turned on during a few very cold nights a year when a GAHT® system, thermal mass, or phase change material is not sufficient to keep temperatures high enough.
Residential growers typically add an electric heater for the coldest times of the year.
Yes, we ship greenhouse materials to your residence.
Yes, depending on the chosen glazing material. For most residential applications where polycarbonate is chosen there is an option between Polygal polycarbonate, which comes with a 10-year warranty and Lexan polycarbonate which comes with a 15-20 year warranty.