Glasshouses and dome
buildings to inspire, attract
and engage visitors
We are Europe’s leading manufacturer of
glass and aluminium domes – but that’s
not all that makes us unique. For over
twenty years, our family business has led
the way in geodesic dome design: pushing
the boundaries, continually innovating,
and delivering a level of service that draws
customers from across the globe.
You will find our award-winning dome
designs are surprisingly flexible, and we
will work in partnership with you to meet
your individual design specifications and
budget. Architects, designers and project
managers alike appreciate our specialist
advice and support – and rest assured,
every dome is strong, safe, eco-friendly
and low maintenance. You also get our
comprehensive aftercare guarantee for
added peace of mind.
So take a closer look and be inspired by
what you could achieve with a Solardome
glasshouse, skylight or dome building.
project to life
We create multipurpose commercial glasshouses and
dome buildings that delight, inspire and give your
project an edge with groundbreaking geodesic design.
“We were attracted by the beauty
of the Solardome® glasshouse and
the impact it would have against the
dramatic landscape of the Fjords”
Arthur Adamsson, Owner, The Golden House museum-gallery
in the UK.
There are so many reasons to choose a Solardome geodesic dome.
A unique, striking and
practical outdoor space
If you are looking for an innovative space that can be
adapted to meet your individual project requirements,
then a Solardome® geodesic dome is an ideal choice.
Practical and cost effective, a geodesic dome creates
a striking and unique building design statement.
Wide range of uses
Whether you are looking to create a unique building
design for a hotel garden feature or leisure complex,
need a versatile structure for a community project,
want to develop an outdoor tranquil space for care
home residents, or an innovative focal point for a visitor
attraction, our geodesic domes provide the perfect
Across the UK and overseas, you’ll find our domes in
community gardens, hotels, hospitals and more.
The ideal partner
Our design and manufacturing expertise, coupled
with specialist advice and an impressive track record,
makes us the ideal partner for your dome project.
We have a solid background of working with
commercial customers, so whether you are a
business, specifier, landscape designer, contractor or
architect you can be assured of our attention to detail
and excellent customer service.
“The shape is inspiring, our visitors love it… it’s a major
attraction and adds value to our garden centre.”
Peter Lynch, Owner, Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Wales
Instant ‘wow’ factor
Engineered with the finest British-made materials,
each one creates a striking focal point that gets people
inspired and adds value.
Bring the outside inside
Each one benefits from natural light and 360 degree
views, giving visitors the impression of being outside
with the benefits of being inside.
Maximise your investment
Combine the best growing environment with the
flexibility of an outdoor room – and even hire it out as an
eye-catching venue for outside groups or functions.
The circular layout is excellent for meetings – whether
for employees or community groups – and means
everyone is included.
Protect visitors from the weather
Make the most of outdoor areas without the wind chill,
safe in the knowledge that the dome withstands high
winds and snow.
Free up facilities
Take the pressure off other facilities by using the dome
for practical activities, exhibition displays, as a relaxing
seating area and more.
Get the most from the space
With no obstructive internal supports, its height and
shape gives maximum space to entertain visitors or
grow tropical plants.
Transform underused areas
Because our lightweight domes need minimal
foundations, they can easily transform rooftops,
courtyards, and other underused areas.
means a more
gain all year round,
making it more
efficient to heat.
Lightweight and aerodynamic
ideal for sitting on rooftops and exposed sites.
Base vents draw in cold
air, top window vents
efficiently extract hot air
The benefits of a geodesic dome
Low lifetime cost
with no chance of
lasts for decades,
standing up to wind,
rain and snow.
There are five domes in our Glasshouse range,
suitable for a variety of facilities and uses.
The natural strength and aerodynamics of the
geodesic design, ensure they last and remain robust
even in extreme weather conditions.
Built with mill finished aluminium and single glazed
4mm toughened glass, they come with base level
ventilation, mechanical window winder units and a
secure conservatory-style door. Silicone sealant and UV
stable plastic glazing strips provide a weather-tight seal.
All domes come with a white (external) and silver
(internal) finish as standard and can be power coated
in green, grey or brown if desired. The glass panels
can be swapped for other 4mm panels to suit your
If you need a temperature controlled space to use
your dome all year round, then our SOLARDOME® PRO
system might be more suitable - see page 14
SOLARDOME® Pod SOLARDOME® Retreat SOLARDOME® Sanctuary SOLARDOME® Paradise
A range of single-glazed domes to transform your facility.
The Pod is the ideal community greenhouse, perfect for
growing fruit, vegetables and other plants.
“The dome was an excellent choice
and serves our purposes well...”
Francine Hayfron, Youth Arts, Horticulture and Inclusion Coordinator, Start In Salford
Max. diameter 3.62m / 11’10”
Dome height 2.22m / 7’4”
Volume 15m3 / 530ft3
Internal area of base 8.83m2 / 95ft2
Door height 1.83m / 6’
Open door width 0.84m / 2’9”
Roof vents (as standard) 1
Side vents (as standard) 0
Base vents 9
Capacity 7 people
The Haven works as a greenhouse, outdoor seating area,
exhibition space, or as a haven for patient rehabilitation.
“Our dome needed to hold up well in the Welsh
weather and be able to accommodate large numbers
of visitors throughout the year. It’s also visually striking,
attracting people to our educational visitor centre.”
Freya Stanley-Price, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales
Max. diameter 4.61m / 15’1’’
Dome height 3.05m / 10’1’’
Volume 34m3 / 1200ft3
Internal area of base 14.93m2 / 161ft2
Door height 1.81m / 5’11’’
Open door width 0.74m / 2’5”
Roof vents (as standard) 3
Side vents (as standard) 2
Base vents 14
Capacity 15 people
The Retreat is an ideal outdoor leisure facility for community
projects, B&Bs, hostels and entertainment venues.
Max. diameter 6.27m / 20’7’’
Dome height 3.47m / 11’05’’
Volume 69m3 / 2436ft3
Internal area of base 28.56m2 / 307ft2
Door height 1.83m / 6’
Open door width 0.81m / 2’8’’
Roof vents (as standard) 5
Side vents (as standard) 4
Base vents 18
Capacity 30 people
“We couldn’t live without it… the additional living
space it creates is perfect for use by our guests.”
Brian Hill, Skyewalker Hostel, Isle of Skye
The Sanctuary can accommodate large groups for café seating,
exhibitions, spa facilities or for community growing projects.
“We chose the Solardome glasshouse because of its
ability to be a unique focal point and for its strength
and longevity in the most extreme weather.”
Robert Stubbington, Landscape Architect
Max. diameter 8.12m / 26’ 8’’
Dome height 3.90m / 12’10’’
Volume 125m3 / 4414ft3
Internal area of base 48.77m2 / 525ft2
Door height 1.84m / 6’
Open door width 0.8m / 2’7’’
Roof vents (as standard) 5
Side vents (as standard) 6
Base vents 24
Capacity 35 - 45 people
The Paradise works well as a large community centre, function room,
visitor attraction or tropical biome project.
“From early spring right through to Christmas our
dome is utilised in many different ways...”
Cheryl Lynch, Owner, Hilton Court Gardens, Wales
Max. diameter 10.14m / 33’3’’
Dome height 5.20m / 17’1”
Volume 272m3 / 9605ft3
Internal area of base 77.04m2 / 829ft2
Door height 1.88m / 6’2’’
Open door width 0.89m / 2’11’’
Roof vents (as standard) 5
Side vents (as standard) 10
Base vents 29
Capacity 40 - 45 people