4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed (1.18m x 1.75m)
Product ID: SKU: 702624
Size: 4' x 6'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed
The 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a latch locking system, and is treated using a uv protected process . The windows window used on this particular 4′ x 6′ use a polycarbonate  glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: plastic
Our experts say this has 3 stand out features. 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. The polycarbonate construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.
2. This polycarbonate glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.
3. A uv protected treatment like the one used on this shed 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 shed fairs across the market.
The uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2  types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 2%  (82 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 1%  (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 3 points lower than the average for uv protected 4′ x 6’s (82 vs the average of 85 ), you can be sure it’s not due to the treatment as this one of the highest scoring treatments found on 4′ x 6′ sheds. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 3% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (10 in total).
On a plastic shed, the guarantee that the manufacturer offers is usually a very good indicator of the quality of the building. The longer the guarantee the more the manufacturer believes in the quality of the building they have produced. Typically we see manufacturer guarantees for plastic Sheds ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.
This plastic shed comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most plastic shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) .
For this particular brand (Palram Canopia) they offer 12  different types of guarantees on their plastic sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being one of the shortest they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 64.52% of Palram Canopia plastic sheds , with a 5 year guarantee on 3.23%, a 12 year guarantee on 9.68% and a 15 year guarantee on 22.58% of its plastic sheds. It is great that this shed was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.
When looking at comparable 4′ x 6′ plastic sheds (we found 367 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years . 45.50% came with a missing guarantee, 33.79% came with a 10 year guarantee, 14.71% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.45% came with a 30 year guarantee, 2.18% came with a 1 year guarantee, 1.09% came with a 20 year guarantee, 0.27% came with a 5 year guarantee, 0.00% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.
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The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (84 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 1% (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 3% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (11 in total) .
The walls are 1mm thick and we rate this the worst thickness out of the 4 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 1% of all sheds  and after analysing the top 436 products that make up the top 10% of sheds , we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. Further analysis shows us that out of all 4′ x 6′ sheds this is the only one to use 1mm thick walls .
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Polycarbonate is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds . This roofing material is used on 1% of all sheds analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 3 points lower than the average for 4′ x 6’s that use polycarbonate roof material (82 vs the average of 85), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 4′ x 6′ sheds. 1% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (4 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof.
A 0.9mm thick roof material was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds . It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. Our data on all 4′ x 6′ sheds shows us this is the only one to use a 0.9mm roofing solution.
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Polycarbonate windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 4′ x 6′ sheds . This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 6 points lower than that of the average for polycarbonate glazed 4′ x 6’s (82 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 4′ x 6′ sheds. 3% of 4′ x 6′ sheds with windows (5 in total) use polycarbonate windows.
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The height of this shed is 2030mm (7′) which is 5% more than the average 4′ x 6′ shed, giving you 100.5mm (0.3′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,711.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 143.77mm (0.5′) taller than the average 4′ x 6′.
The door width is 1,002.00mm (3′) wide which is 19% or 157.49mm (0.5′) wider than the average 4′ x 6′.
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We found 14 4′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 2% lower than average and is £78 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 14 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 £247 with this Shelterlogic 6×6 Apex Green Plastic Shed. It is priced at £153, this is 161% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 82 for this product, the 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed is the best 4′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £431, that’s £31 more than the 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Pent Plastic Shed.
High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6′ x 4′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 65GEYZ
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed
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 3 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Platinum Tall Pent Metal Shed
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
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.
6′ x 4′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Apex Shed
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed
4’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Double Door Shed
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12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 5 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.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 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. UV treated: The British Plastics Federation says that the addition of light stabilisers (they are called hindered amine light stabilisers (HALS)) in plastics are used “to inhibit the reactions in plastics which cause undesirable chemical degradation from exposure to UV light.” This chemical degradation from exposure to UV light is often seen as chalking or a white residue that forms as the polymers degrade over time. This degradation can often be avoided by adding HALS that are UV absorbers such as benzotriazoles, benzophenones or organic nickel compounds. By incorporating weathering stabilisers into the plastics used the damaging effects of UV light will be slowed down considerably. ↩
2. Polycarbonate: Is one of the toughest plastics available. The excellent toughness and thermal stability make Polycarbonate one of the most widely used thermoplastics. This durability makes this ideal for garden equipment and extremely durable plastic garden structure. Polycarbonate is also used for things such as riot shields, vandal proof glazing, safety helmets and headlamp lenses.
According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Polycarbonate are that it is very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of 125 °C. This is coupled with the outstanding Notched Impact Strength data of 60 – 80 Kj/m². ↩
19. Roof material types identified: blow moulded twin wall plastic resin, polycarbonate, polypropylene ↩
20. Roof thickness types identified: 0.9mm, 1mm ↩
21. Glazing material types identified: polycarbonate, single glazed, styrene ↩
Product ID: SKU: 702624
Size: 4' x 6'
Merchants Checked: 12