This 6 x 12 plastic shed truly is a great looking building and it really is going to look fantastic as it stands with pride in your garden. The shed has a lovely skylight effect due to the inclusion of translucent panels in the roof. These panels bring plenty of natural light to the interior, and make for a very striking overall effect as well as taking away the need for there to be windows on the side of the shed. The shed also has high strength polycarbonate cladding around the exterior. This cladding brings durability, and protection against rainwater. This really helps as you store your tools and other items all year round.
Those high quality polycarbonate panels along with the strong aluminium framing make this one very strong shed, but as well as this they also give it, it’s great looks and make it maintenance free. There is no need to treat this shed as it cannot suffer from rot, decay or fading. One of the best features of this shed is that they are giving a free high quality, easy grip floor which allows the shed to be installed anywhere in the garden and has a surface that will help prevent you from slipping when your feet are wet.
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How We Rate It
Longevity of Materials9/10
Ease of Installation8.5/10
Value for Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
You know we have seen and reviewed many, many sheds, but the Palram Skylight 6 x 12 Amber Plastic Shed really has blown us away. We really love these plastic based sheds and this one here with its great almost barn like style really is one of the very best. This is offering you a very generous amount of floor space. Most of the space is in the depth which is 12 feet, but the 6 feet of width is not too shabby either and it gives you a lot of room to make use of. This is the kind of structure that would work well as a place to store things or even as a workshop and a huge part of this is due to the headroom that you have inside here. There is no need to be walking around hunched over like you are auditioning for the role of Quasimodo, thanks to the 7 feet of headroom along the ridge, even the 5 feet 7 inches of height along the eaves is respectable.
The apex roof is incredible and made with polycarbonate panels. We love the black slate look that the roof has and we are sure that more than a few people will want to touch it to see if it really is made with actual slates. The roof is going to do an incredible job of keeping your items safe and dry. This roof actually allows light into the shed, but you cannot see through it. We know this sounds like some kind of witchcraft or something from Star Trek, but it really is a great feature. Also the materials are rather lightweight so even though this is one very long structure, their lightweight makes installing the roof much easier than you would think.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We really love the look of this shed and like the roof the walls are made with polycarbonate panels. These are very impressive, they will keep out the rain, but they are also very durable. One of the things that we love about these is how they are UV resistant. This means that even many years down the road there will be no signs of fading due to being out in the sun all the time.
Those gorgeous polycarbonate panels are supported with a very strong aluminium frame. This frame keeps the whole shed together and is incredibly secure. This frame actually goes all the way around the doors as well as the rest of the shed, making this one very robust structure that is not going to mind getting the odd whack with the mower as you are not paying attention when you are cutting the grass.
Incredibly you are getting a high quality floor included with this shed. They call this easy grip floor which means you will not be slipping all over the place when your boots are muddy. This kind of flooring will allow you to install the shed pretty much anywhere, unlike wooden flooring, you can install this on grass and it will not affect it at all. Sure it won’t work out all that good for the grass, but the bottom of the shed will be fine. One interesting thing about this floor is that you can actually anchor it down to the ground which if you are going to be installing this on a concrete surface might be something worth considering.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
You really will struggle to find a shed that is as low maintenance as this one right here. No annual treatment is required, actually no treatment at all is needed. You just build it and that is it. You could give it a wash down with the garden hose from time to time if you want, but that is not something which is required just something you could do to keep it clean. The floor is also very easy to look after and a wipe with the mop will take care of any mud or other mess you have brought in.
The Palram Skylight 6 x 12 Amber Plastic Shed comes with a very generous ten year manufactures guarantee. In our experience if someone is willing to give you a lengthy guarantee then their product must be good.
Doors And Windows
Two large doors make getting in and out of here no trouble at all. They also serves a great way to let some air in if you are working in here on a hot summer’s day. With both doors open you have 4 feet 2 inches of width and 5 feet 7 inches of height so as you can see even larger items will be able to be brought in and out without too much fuss.
Now there are no actual windows on this shed, but the way the roof lets in natural light does the job just as good as a couple of windows ever could.
Security And Privacy
The door comes with a pad bolt so you can securely shut it once you have finished working for the day or just to make sure you are securely hidden from the other half after she found the mess you made in the kitchen. The pad bolt is fine, but we would suggest adding a padlock if you do plan on having expensive items in here.
With no windows even your nosiest neighbour will not be able to see inside. This is certainly one of the most private sheds we have ever seen and thanks to the roof being made from polycarbonate panels you are getting lots of privacy, but not at the expense of light being able to get into the shed.
Customisation Options And Extras
We really do love these types of sheds, but the materials they are made from do not allow for any kind of customisation or tinkering.
A padlock is the only extra that you need to consider which considering how cheap a padlock is, really is not a big deal at all.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
The polycarbonate panels, the aluminium frame, the easy grip floor and just everything else in general is of a very high quality. We are very pleased with how high quality this shed turned out to be.
Longevity of Materials9/10
This is a shed that is going to last you many years thanks to those materials. Also they are not going to require any painting or any general looking after either.
This really is one very impressively sized shed. You have plenty of floor space and the generous amount of headroom will make spending time in here comfortable and more enjoyable.
Ease of Installation8.5/10
You will need another person to help you, but this is mostly a case of slotting and securing things together so it is a rather easy job.
Value for Money9/10
We feel that is a shed which is excellent value for money. It is well made, large and it has a great look as well.
Final Thoughts: The large size of the Palram Skylight 6 x 12 Amber Plastic Shed means that this is something which could be used for a number of things such as general storage, a workshop or even a little man cave where you can relax. We really do like the way the polycarbonate panels and the aluminium frame make this so strong, but they also give it a very unique kind of look as well. For the size and the amount of years that you are going to get out of this, we feel that the asking price is very generous, especially when you consider they are throwing in the floor as well. If a large shed is what you are after then this is one we highly recommend.