Polycarbonate always works well in greenhouses, and this one is covered in it. There’s a lot of quality here, not least in the tongue and groove cladding. You also get a fantastic opening vent, which is great value for money.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.9/10
Quality of construction10/10
Longevity of material8.3/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed type and roof and size
This is a polycarbonate greenhouse that measures at 195.7 cm in width and 92.3 cm in depth. Internally, this width converts to 181.4 cm and the internal depth becomes 92.3 cm.
The building comes complete with an apex roof that has the added advantage of containing an opening air vent. This means you have extra possibilities when it comes to ventilation, and the ease of use is definitely a key feature.
It is a highly capable greenhouse and is big enough to allow the storage of a wide range of plants of different sizes and varieties.
Cladding and frame and floor
There is real value here. Rather than simply lump in a low value level of cladding the manufacturers have instead opted for tongue and groove cladding. This is high quality cladding, and it is often used on much bigger outdoor buildings. The cladding literally locks together, allowing for a smoother, more watertight surface. While it may not necessarily matter that the walls are watertight, due to the fact that rainwater will simply bounce off them, it does make a difference in overall toughness. The simple fact is that this is a stronger building because of it, and frankly we are surprised that you get this much value for the price tag.
The timber in the building is also a great piece of value too. The timber helps to form a frame that is tough and sturdy, so you have the added value that comes with a really strong timber framework.
Now when it comes to the flooring you’re kind of on your own. You can purchase a special base but this comes at a cost. More of that later. It’s an interesting concept, and we’re not sure how good a concept it is, but there is no floor and that’s that.
Treatment requirement and warranty
There is no need to treat this building every year. It comes having been treated at the factory, so the headache of treating the building annually has gone. This is a big deal, and we think it is one of the main value aspects of the building.
Doors and windows
Double doors open up to a rather generous 43.5 cm, and this gives you ample space to bring in a variety of plants. They look great too. But the real value here comes with the glazing. It’s a greenhouse,and the polycarbonate glazing that comes with the building is truly high quality. It has UV resistance, which means that your plants are protected and it also has a shatterproof build. It all adds up to a stronger, safer environment for plants.
On top of that you also have that single opening vent, and this really brings in plenty of ventilation, and all under your control.
Security and privacy
That base is quite possibly an essential rather than a customisation option, but it comes in at a price of £64.99. This is quite hefty, but the base is necessary unless you have already made your own arrangements. So we’d plump for this ‘extra’ as part of your purchase.
You can buy shelving too for the unit. This really works well inside the greenhouse, and is very good for storing those plants throughout the year. The range of shelving here is excellent, and extends all around the building if you want it to.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Ease of assembly
Quality of construction
Longevity of material
Final Thoughts: This is a great greenhouse if your budget isn't too strong. The polycarbonate really works a treat in looking after your plants, and it’s tough too. We like the cladding, because we didn't expect that quality at this price.
We were a little let down by the lack of a base being included, but we do like the fact that there is an opening vent. This adds plenty to the final value equation.