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6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 54 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 701583

Size: 6' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£519.00
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78
Good Ranked in the Top 17% of Greenhouses.
Position 138 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 138 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’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse

The 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable single doors that use a lockable locking system. The windows window used on this particular 6′ x 8′ use a polycarbonate [1] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: polycarbonate [2]

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 greenhouse 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 greenhouses.

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

Guarantee

On a plastic greenhouse, 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 Greenhouses ranging from zero right up to a 15 years guarantee.

This plastic greenhouse comes with a 5 years guarantee. Most plastic greenhouse come with a 5 years guarantee (52.56% of them) [3].

For this particular brand (Palram Canopia) they offer 6 [4] different types of guarantees on their plastic greenhouses, with the 5 years guarantee on this being the shortest they offer. The 5 years guarantee is found on 82.76% of Palram Canopia plastic greenhouses [5], with a 7 year guarantee on 6.90% and a 10 year guarantee on 10.34% of its plastic greenhouses. It is a shame this greenhouse was given the lowest guarantee offered by the brand, and this could be a reasonable indication that the manufacturer doesn’t have as much faith it the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 6′ x 8′ plastic greenhouses (we found 74 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [6]. 45.95% came with a missing guarantee, 18.92% came with a 10 year guarantee, 13.51% came with a 5 year guarantee, 10.81% came with a 12 year guarantee, 6.76% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.70% came with a 1 year guarantee and 1.35% came with a 7 year guarantee.

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Cladding

The polycarbonate cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for walls and is the only type [7] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 9% (69 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [8], as well as being used on 27% (21 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [9]. You’ll also find the polycarbonate cladding showing up on 15% of 6′ x 8′ greenhouses (11 in total) [10], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 8′ greenhouses (77), the 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 77.

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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 and is the only type we’ve found on same-size greenhouses [11]. This roofing material is used on 8% of all greenhouses analysed, and 50% of the top 10% of greenhouses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular greenhouse is 7 points below the average of 84 for 6′ x 8’s using a polycarbonate roofing, with it being on 50% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 14% of 6′ x 8′ greenhouses (10 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof.

A 4.0mm thick roof material was used on this greenhouse which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size greenhouses [12]. It’s used on 2% of all greenhouses and 9% of the top 10% of greenhouses. 5% of 6′ x 8′ greenhouses (4 in total) use a 4.0mm thick roof material.

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Window

Polycarbonate windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the best out of the 2 glazing types found on 6′ x 8′ greenhouses [13]. This particular type of glazing is used on 8% of all windowed greenhouses and 33% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular greenhouse is 4 points below the average of 81 for windowed 6′ x 8’s use polycarbonate windows, with it being on 33% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this greenhouse is using a quality glazing type. 8% of 6′ x 8′ greenhouses with windows (4 in total) use polycarbonate windows.

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Height

The Height of this greenhouse is 2080mm (7′) which sits right on the average height of all 6′ x 8′ greenhouses.

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Doors

The door height is 1,630.00mm (5′) tall which is 2% or 34.00mm (0.1′) shorter than the average 6′ x 8′.
The door width is 565.00mm (2′) wide which is 7% or 37.75mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 6′ x 8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 11 6′ x 8′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 1% lower than average and is £11 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 11 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 £80 with this 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Mythos Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse. It is priced at £370, this is 22% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 0 points equal than the 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 85 vs 77 for this product, the 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse is the best 6′ x 8′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £490, that’s £40 more than the 6’x8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a greenhouse with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
8 x 6 Shiplap Single Door Potting Shed Wooden Greenhouse
Forest 8x6ft Vale Greenhouse

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.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Grey Greenhouse

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 greenhouses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6’x8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse

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.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Plastic Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 8'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
polycarbonate
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
5 Years
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Material
Polycarbonate
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1240.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1240.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1630.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1630.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
565.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
565.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 11"
Internal Depth (Metric)
241cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5' 11"
Internal Width (Metric)
181cm
Height (Imperial)
2080mm
Height (Metric)
2080mm
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1630.0mm x 565.0mm
Locking System
Lockable
Construction Type
High Impact Polycarbonate Panels with Aluminium Frame
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2080.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2080.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2470.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1850.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2460.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
4.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
4.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1850.0mm
Packaged Weight
41.13kgs
Overall Depth (Imperial)
8'
Overall Depth (Metric)
2470.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
7'
Overall Height (Metric)
2080.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
6'
Overall Width (Metric)
1850.0mm

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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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. 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. 

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. 

3. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 5 years greenhouses 

4. Guarantee types identified: 5 years, 15 years 

5. Guarantee data sourced from: Palram canopia 5 years greenhouses 

6. 6′ x 8′ guarantee data sourced from: 74 6′ x 8′ 5 years guaranteed greenhouses 

7. Cladding types identified: polycarbonate 

8. Global cladding data sourced from: All polycarbonate greenhouses 

9. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 78 polycarbonate greenhouses 

10. 6′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 74 6′ x 8′ polycarbonate greenhouses 

11. Roof material types identified: polycarbonate 

12. Roof thickness types identified: 1mm, 4mm 

13. Glazing material types identified: polycarbonate, twin wall polycarbonate 

Product ID: SKU: 701583

Size: 6' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£519.00
See Deal
HomeBase
£570.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£454.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£449.99
See Deal

Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.