Shed Type And Roof Size
This is the perfect greenhouse for those of you with limited space or those who enjoy looking after plants and growing their own food, but do not want a greenhouse taking over the whole garden. This is made to go up against the side of your house or even a shed this minimises the amount of space it needs and also helps keep the costs down. The 4′ x 6′ Evesham Lean-To Greenhouse with FREE Base is a decent size with the width being, 6 feet and the depth 4 feet so there is a very nice amount of space in here. We love how there is plenty of headroom as well with the high point of the roof being 7 feet 1 inch high and even the lowest part at the eaves is over 4 feet.
The roof is an apex roof or perhaps we should call it half an apex roof? Anyway the roof is very well made and those polycarbonate panels really do look fantastic. The angle the roof is at will ensure rain always runs down it and to stop it just pooling around the bottom of the outside of the greenhouse there is a guttering system. One thing that you could do to benefit this is put a bucket where the rain comes off the guttering and use this water for your plants and food.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We touched on how the roof is made with polycarbonate panels and we are sure you are not surprised to hear, so are the walls. These are 4 mm thick and really just perfect for a greenhouse. They are very strong and robust, but they have been made so that they can protect what you are trying to grow inside from UV light, but they also insulate the inside very well so that even in the cold winter months things can still grow inside here. Really they could not have chosen better panels for the walls of this greenhouse.
The framing is something that really did impress us, especially considering the price. As you can see the frame has a lovely green look to it. Well this is because the strong, anodised aluminium frame has been powder coated. This gives it a very attractive look, but it will also keep the frame rust free.
A free aluminium floor is provided with this greenhouse which makes the already low price even more appealing. This flooring will save you having to sort one out yourself and it also means that you could actually install this greenhouse next to a shed that is on grass.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Thankfully as there is no wood with this, you do not have to spend an hour treating the greenhouse. However a good cleaning every once and while is something we would recommend just to make sure the panels are not covered in mud and stopping the sun getting inside. Cleaning is not going to be hard, just a quick blast with the hose and you will be done.
We feel that the five year guarantee is fair and honestly we really cannot think of any issues that you will have with this greenhouse. However having a lengthy guarantee like this is never a bad thing.
Doors And Windows
As you can see from the pictures the, 4′ x 6′ Evesham Lean-To Greenhouse with FREE Base has a large door. This door is, 5 feet 2 inches high and it is wide enough so that you will be able to get things into the greenhouse easily. This door is high quality and is actually comprised of the same polycarbonate panels and anodised aluminium frame that the rest of greenhouse is. This is not a regular door it is actually a sliding door which should make getting inside easier. We are sure that after a few times in here, you will master being able to open that sliding door with your foot while your hands are full with plants and gardening equipment.
There is a vent that opens up on the roof which really did take us by surprise. The reason this took us by surprise is because of the low price. This vent is very easy to open and on those hot summer days, well we know these are rare these days, but on the rare occasions we do get some hot weather, you will be very happy that this vent can be opened.
Security And Privacy
The door does not have a lock, but the door and the vent both close quite securely so you will not be worried about the door sliding open on its own or anything like that. So while there is no way to lock this up, we are still pleased with the general security it offers.
As the whole greenhouse is made with those fantastic polycarbonate panels, you will not be getting much privacy this is the case with all greenhouses though so we will not mark it down for this. However as part of this is made up with a wall from your house or a shed, then we guess it does actually offer more privacy than a greenhouse that has four walls.
Customisation Options And Extras
We were not surprised to learn that there were no customisation options available with this greenhouse. Do not worry though as the design is fine the way it is and you will be able to customise the inside just the way you want.
As you get the floor free with this it takes away what would have been the main extra you would have needed to consider. There is though, one extra that they are offering for this and that is a 1.9 kw gas heater. This small heater will help keep your plants and food warm during those brutal winter months.
Sure you have to use a house or shed as one of the walls, but really everything else about this greenhouse is very high quality.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
You are going to be able to make use of this for many years and as long as you give those panels a clean every now and again, it will also keep its great looks.
This is one of the smaller greenhouses we have seen, but really that is the point of it. This is the greenhouse for people who do not have the space for a larger one.
Ease of Installation 9/10
This will snap and click together in no time at all. Just make sure you have a friend to help you and you will get this installed very quickly and with very little hassle.
Considering you are getting a floor and a guttering system with this, you really are getting fantastic value for your money with this greenhouse.
Final Thoughts: Now if you told us that we would be checking out a greenhouse where your house or shed has to make up part of the wall, we would have been sure it would have been very poor quality. But that is not the case at all, as the 4' x 6' Evesham Lean-To Greenhouse with FREE Base is very high quality, made with amazing polycarbonate panels which have been made to get the best out of the sun and a very strong frame which is solid and will stay free from rust. This is a greenhouse which is going to last you for a very long time. We love how they are giving you a free floor with this which is going to save you money in the long run and make installing it even easier. This is a great deal and if a more compact sized greenhouse that is not going to break the bank is what you are after then we highly recommend this.
Prices around: £229.95
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