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3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 55 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: WRGHHD

Size: 3' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 7

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78
Good Ranked in the Top 17% of Greenhouses.
Position 140 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 140 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent

The 3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with doors that are lockable through the latch locking system, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 3′ x 4′ use a 2mm styrene [2] material.

Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this greenhouse is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this greenhouse fairs across the market.

Cladding

The slatted cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for walls and is the only type [3] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (7 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [4], and sadly not present at all on any of the 78 greenhouses that make up the top 10% of greenhouses [5]. In fact this is the only 3′ x 4′ greenhouse you’ll find that uses a slatted wall [6].

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Roofing

Styrene is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the worst forms of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size greenhouses [7]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all greenhouses analysed, and 4% of the top 10% of greenhouses. Out of all 3′ x 4′ greenhouses we find this is actually the only one to use a styrene roofing.

A 2mm thick roof material was used on this greenhouse which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material and is the only thickness identified on same-size greenhouses [8]. It’s used on 1% of all greenhouses with a further analysis of the top 10% of greenhouses (78 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. Our data on all 3′ x 4′ greenhouses shows us this is the only one to use a 2mm roofing solution.

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Window

Styrene windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 2 glazing types found on 3′ x 4′ greenhouses [9]. This particular type of glazing is used on 9% of all windowed greenhouses and 12% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. Out of all windowed 3′ x 4′ greenhouses this is the only greenhouse to make use of styrene windows.

The windows on this greenhouse use a 2mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the worst thicknesses for window glazing. You’ll also find this is the only thickness glazing used on same-size greenhouses [10]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed greenhouses we analysed and used on 2% of the top 10% of windowed greenhouses. Out of all windowed 3′ x 4′ greenhouses this is the only greenhouse to make use of 2mm windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2280mm (8′) which is 25% more than the average 3′ x 4′ greenhouse, giving you 457.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,590.00mm (5′) tall which is 12% or 187.50mm (0.6′) shorter than the average 3′ x 4′.
The door width is 350.00mm (1′) wide which is 91% or 317.50mm (1′) narrower than the average 3′ x 4′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 17 3′ x 4′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent has an Expert Score that is 1% lower than average and is £167 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 17 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £625 with this Oypla Mini Growbag Tomato Growhouse Garden Greenhouse with PVC Cover. It is priced at £15, this is 4169% less than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 2 points less than the 3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 80 vs 77 for this product, the Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse is the best 3′ x 4′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £390, that’s £250 less than the 3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent.

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse
Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Horticultural Glass Greenhouse
Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Horticultural Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 1 greenhouses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse
Vitavia Ida 2 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base
3′ x 4′ Forest Victorian Walkaround Greenhouse With Auto Vent

Product Details

Building Type
Auto Vent Greenhouses, Greenhouses, Small Greenhouses, Small Victorian Greenhouses, Victorian Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
3' x 4'
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Cladding Type
Slatted
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Gtin
5013053176320
Building Type
Wooden Greenhouses
Pack Qty
1
Assembly
Yes
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Material
Styrene
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
2mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
2mm
Height (Imperial)
2280mm
Height (Metric)
2280mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Locking System
Latch
Construction Type
Pressure Treated Timber
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1640.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1640.0mm
Finish
Natural Timber Finish
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2130.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2130.0mm
Framing Size
45x45mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
4'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1200.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1590.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1590.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
350.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
350.0mm
Roof Material
Styrene
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
2mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
2mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
3'
Width At Base (Metric)
900.0mm
Packaged Weight
82kgs
Overall Depth (Imperial)
4'
Overall Depth (Metric)
1260.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
8'
Overall Height (Metric)
2280.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
3'
Overall Width (Metric)
960.0mm
Roof Thickness
2mm
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 1'
Door Size (Metric)
1590.0mm x 350.0mm

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Expert Score 7883807580
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 2 matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 2 matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 2 matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives.

This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.

Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.

Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². 

3. Cladding types identified: slatted 

4. Global cladding data sourced from: All slatted greenhouses 

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 78 slatted greenhouses 

6. 3′ x 4′ cladding data sourced from: 17 3′ x 4′ slatted greenhouses 

7. Roof material types identified: styrene 

8. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm 

9. Glazing material types identified: horticultural glass, styrene 

10. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm 

Product ID: SKU: WRGHHD

Size: 3' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 7

Wilko
£850.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£679.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£654.00
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ShedStore
£639.99
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ShedStore
£659.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£639.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£659.99
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