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4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 24 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 703474BUN

Size: 4' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
£440.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£434.00
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ShedStore
£396.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£430.99
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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 15% of Sheds.
Position 804 of 5459 Sheds - Down 143 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 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed

The 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lockable locking system, and is treated using a uv protected process [1].

Base material: plastic

Our experts say this has 2 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. 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.

Treatment/Guarantee

The uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2 [2] types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 2% [3] (82 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 1% [4] (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 3% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (10 in total [5]), and if we compare this item against those 10 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 6′ uv protected shed.

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) [6].

For this particular brand (Palram Canopia) they offer 12 [7] 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 [8], 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 [9]. 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.

Read full analysis for treatment/guarantee.

Cladding

The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types [10] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (84 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [11], as well as being used on 1% (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [12]. You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 3% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (11 in total) [13], and if we compare this item against those 11 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 6′ plastic shed.

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Roofing

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 [14]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all sheds analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (4 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than the average in this regard.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2035mm (7′) which is 5% more than the average 4′ x 6′ shed, giving you 105.5mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,710.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 142.77mm (0.5′) taller than the average 4′ x 6′.
The door width is 660.00mm (2′) wide which is 28% or 184.51mm (0.6′) narrower than the average 4′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 14 4′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 7% higher than average and is £65 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 £278 with this Shelterlogic 6×6 Apex Green Plastic Shed. It is priced at £153, this is 182% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 2 points less than the 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed.

The 4′ x 6′ Palram Canopia Tan Skylight Plastic Shed is the best scoring shed available out of all 14 4′ x 6′ sheds we analysed.

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

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Plastic Sheds, Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Plastic Sheds, Small Plastic Sheds, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 6'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Plastic
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
10 Years
Number Of Doors
1
Depth (Imperial)
3"
Depth (Metric)
1207.0mm
Height (Imperial)
2035mm
Height (Metric)
2035mm
Width (Imperial)
5"
Width (Metric)
1768.0mm
External Area Coverage
2.13 ?
Weight
29 kg
Building Type
Plastic sheds
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1745.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1745.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1710.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1710.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
660.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
660.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Internal Depth (Imperial)
6'
Internal Depth (Metric)
1714.0mm
Internal Width (Imperial)
4'
Internal Width (Metric)
1063.0mm
Opening Windows
None
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1710.0mm x 660.0mm
Locking System
Lockable
Construction Type
High Impact Polycarbonate Panels with Aluminium Frame
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2035.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2035.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
1768.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
4'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1207.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
6'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1750.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
4'
Width At Base (Metric)
1100.0mm
Packaged Weight
33.5kg
Floor
Anti Slip Polycarbonate

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Expert Score 9088858885
Price £564.99£700.00£2,230.00£974.00£389.99
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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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Sources

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.

Wickes – 19576 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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 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. Treatment types identified: untreated, uv protected 

3. Global treatment data sourced from: All uv protected sheds 

4. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 uv protected sheds 

5. 4′ x 6′ treatment data sourced from: 367 4′ x 6′ uv protected sheds 

6. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 10 years sheds 

7. Guarantee types identified: 5 years, 10 years, 15 years 

8. Guarantee data sourced from: Palram canopia 10 years sheds 

9. 4′ x 6′ guarantee data sourced from: 367 4′ x 6′ 10 years guaranteed sheds 

10. Cladding types identified: plastic, resin 

11. Global cladding data sourced from: All plastic sheds 

12. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 plastic sheds 

13. 4′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 367 4′ x 6′ plastic sheds 

14. Roof material types identified: blow moulded twin wall plastic resin, polycarbonate, polypropylene 

Product ID: SKU: 703474BUN

Size: 4' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
£440.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£434.00
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ShedStore
£396.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£430.99
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