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6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed (1.85m x 1.54m)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 43 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 706042

Size: 6' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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75
Good Ranked in the Top 15% of Sheds.
Position 816 of 5459 Sheds - Up 816 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 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed

The 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a pad bolt locking system, and is treated using a uv protected process [1].

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. Our experts say this the polycarbonate floor material used here is one of the best available on all 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.

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 4% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (9 in total [5]), and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (88), the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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 6′ x 5′ plastic sheds (we found 246 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [9]. 48.78% came with a 10 year guarantee, 37.40% came with a missing guarantee, 8.94% came with a 15 year guarantee, 1.63% came with a 20 year guarantee, 1.22% came with a 30 year guarantee, 0.81% came with a 1 year guarantee, 0.81% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.41% 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 5% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (12 in total) [13], and if we compare this item against those 12 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 5′ 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 5 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. 2% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (5 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (90), the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

A 1.0mm 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 [15]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds with a further analysis of the top 10% of sheds (436 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. 1% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (2 in total) use a 1.0mm thick roof material, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (88), the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose polycarbonate for the floor construction, we rate this one of the best forms of floor construction out of 5 types found on same-size sheds [16]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all sheds we analysed, with none of the top 436 sheds making use of this kind of floor material. 1% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (3 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (89), the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1745.0mm (6′) which is 7% less than the average 6′ x 5′ shed, giving you 124.0mm (0.4′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,710.00mm (6′) tall which is 14% or 203.72mm (0.7′) taller than the average 6′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,275.00mm (4′) wide which is 18% or 196.55mm (0.6′) wider than the average 6′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 14 6′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £113 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 £40 with this 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Plastic Shed. It is priced at £400, this is 10% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 2 points less than the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight Plastic Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 90 for this product, the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey is the best 6′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £450, that’s £10 more than the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Dark Green Skylight 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 5′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent 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 5′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 4′ Yardmaster Pent Metal Shed 84PZ

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.
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 8′ 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.
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Plastic Sheds, Plastic Sheds with Floor, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 5'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Pad Bolt
Floor Material
Polycarbonate
Construction Type
High Impact Polycarbonate Panels with Aluminium Frame
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1745.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1745.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2170.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2170.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
5'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
1536.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1854.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
5'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1530.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
7'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2150.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1710.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1710.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1275.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1275.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
1.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
1.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1750.0mm
Packaged Weight
42.8kgs
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1710.0mm x 1275.0mm

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Expert Score 7575787875
Price £269.99£99.99£1,125.00£1,845.00£785.00
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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 2 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 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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. 6′ x 5′ treatment data sourced from: 246 6′ x 5′ uv protected sheds 

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

7. Guarantee types identified: 1 years, 10 years, 12 years, 15 years, limited lifetime 

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

9. 6′ x 5′ guarantee data sourced from: 246 6′ x 5′ 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. 6′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 246 6′ x 5′ plastic sheds 

14. Roof material types identified: abs, high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic, polycarbonate, polypropylene, pvc 

15. Roof thickness types identified: 1mm, 20mm 

16. Floor material types identified: abs, high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic, polycarbonate, polypropylene 

Product ID: SKU: 706042

Size: 6' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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