Greenhouse Type And Roof Size
The 4 x 6 Waltons Evesham Wooden Greenhouse is the ideal solution for those of you who love to grow your vegetables, fruit and look after plants, but have a garden that is a little on the small side. We love the look of this and as you can see from the pictures, considering the low price this is one very high quality looking greenhouse. Now the model pictured is the 6 x 6 version, but this one we are talking about is the exact same style. Inside the greenhouse the room you have to play with is 3 feet 11 inches of depth and 6 feet 2 inches of width, we know this does not sound like a lot of room, but you can if you are clever and plan carefully, maximise this space very well. The height inside the greenhouse is rather spectacular as along the ridge the height is 6 feet 10 inches and along the eaves it is 5 feet 3 inches. This height means you can grow some high plants, vines and even make use of high shelving to help make up for the floor space that is available.
Using an apex roof was a smart idea as it gives you that vast headroom we just talked about. Rain will not be able to get in through the roof as it is impossible for it to sit and form little pools of water that may sneak in. The roof is made with shatterproof styrene and a solid wooden frame, it really is very high quality and it ensures that what you are growing inside is going to get a lot of sunlight.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Interestingly rather than have the styrene panels make up the whole of the structure, Waltons do have some cladding on here. They have used some very nice looking, 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding along the bottom of the greenhouse. Now you may think that this is purely just a design choice, but actually this cladding as well as keeping the rain out also keeps the warmth in very well.
The framing inside here really is very impressive, even more so when you consider the reasonable price. The frame is 27 mm x 45 mm and this is far more solid than we thought it would be. This frame will keep the greenhouse secure and solid for many, many years and it does give it a very robust feel.
For the flooring as is the case with most greenhouses it all depends on where you install it. If you have a paved area in your garden then installing this there would be perfect, you could purchase some boarding for flooring if you have to install it on grass, but this is not something that would be all that expensive or that hard to do.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A basecoat treatment is applied to all the wood, but you will still need to get the brush out and give it a coating with wood treatment. Doing this will keep that great looking tongue and groove shiplap cladding rot free and looking smooth. Annual treatment is something we always recommend as this way you know for sure, rot will not be an issue.
The 4 x 6 Waltons Evesham Wooden Greenhouse comes with a 10 year guarantee. This is something Waltons offer with most of their products and it just goes to show how much faith they have in their products. You will have to treat the greenhouse in order for this to be valid, but you will or you should be treating it anyway so this is not something we will put the greenhouse down for.
Doors And Windows
The door is very interesting and actually got us thinking, when was the last time we saw a door like this? This is a very slim door at 1 foot 9 inches wide, so it may be a bit tricky getting some larger things in and out. The height though is spot on at 5 feet 7 inches, and it is exactly what we expected to see. Still while the door is on the slim side, we do love the way it looks just be sure to go in and out at an angle and you will be fine. The door is made with the same wood as the rest of the greenhouse and it has a very large styrene window. The door can be closed with a butterfly catch and the hinges used to keep the door in its place are of a high quality.
Of course most of the greenhouse is made up of windows and these are some very impressive windows. 2.5 mm thick anti shatter styrene is used and will keep the things you are growing inside nice, warm and well protected from ultraviolet light. It will also not smash into a million pieces when one of the kids hits it with a football. The styrene panels on the roof actually have one that can be opened which will let you get some fresh air inside the greenhouse when you need it.
Security And Privacy
The butterfly catch will keep that door closed well, but if you do plan on growing some super secret vegetables in here that are capable of coming to life and striving for world domination then you may want to put a padlock on here. In general though we are very impressed with the security this provides.
We love how there is cladding on this greenhouse as it does allow you to hide things along the bottom a little bit. Of course as most of this is made with styrene the privacy this offers is very minimal, but that is to be expected.
Customisation Options And Extras
Not many greenhouses offer much in the way of customisation and this one is not all that different. Still the fun to be had is with what you can do inside and to tell the truth it looks fantastic the way it is so chances are you would not change anything about it even if you could.
Waltons do have a couple of extras for you to have a think about. They have a small 1.9 kw gas heater which will allow you to help out your plants and food even when the weather is a little cold. At £84.99, we feel that this is actually fairly priced and would help you out immensely during the winter months. For £24.99, you can add an auto vent which you can set to open when the greenhouse reaches a certain temperature. This is very easy to fix and a great way to help you keep in control of the temperature inside the greenhouse. The last extra they have is their installation service which costs £154.99, and this may sound interesting if DIY is not your thing, but for us the price is a little high.
We are very pleased with the selection of materials and feel that this is a greenhouse which is high quality from the top to the bottom.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
As long as you treat the wood once a year it will stay rot free and you will be able to use it for many years.
This is one of the smallest greenhouses we have seen, but for those of you who love to grow things, but do not have a lot of space then this is just perfect.
Ease of Installation 8.5/10
Get Tommy Walsh to help you build this and you will be done in no time. If he is not a friend of yours then get another friend to help and you should have this done in around 4-6 hours. This is a pretty straightforward job and as long as you follow the instructions then you will have no problems.
How Waltons are able to make greenhouses and other structures as high quality as they do and at the price they sell them for is a mystery to us. But we can tell you, we are very happy that they do.
Final Thoughts: The 4 x 6 Waltons Evesham Wooden Greenhouse is a wonderful and compact sized greenhouse that will let people who do not have a lot of space, get their hands dirty and grow some tasty vegetables and some lovely looking plants. We know that this will be too small for some people, but for those of you with limited space this is a great looking greenhouse that is well made and will offer you many years of service. The price is just fantastic and if you do want a greenhouse, but want one that is more compact in its size then we cannot recommend this one highly enough.
Prices around: £299.95
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