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8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 16 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 704752BUN

Size: 8' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Wilko
£775.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£689.00
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Good Ranked in the Top 16% of Greenhouses.
Position 133 of 836 Greenhouses - Down 41 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 8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse

The 8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, and fit with double doors. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 8′ use a polyethylene [1] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

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. The polycarbonate construction like the one used on the roof of this greenhouse is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

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 [2]. 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 6 points below the average of 83 for 8′ 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. 23% of 8′ x 8′ greenhouses (14 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof.

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Window

Polyethylene windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 5 glazing types found on 8′ x 8′ greenhouses [3]. This particular type of glazing is used on 5% of all windowed greenhouses and 29% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. 10% of 8′ x 8′ greenhouses with windows (5 in total) use polyethylene windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2290.0mm (8′) which is 10% more than the average 8′ x 8′ greenhouse, giving you 210.0mm (0.7′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,925.00mm (6′) tall which is 6% or 108.33mm (0.4′) taller than the average 8′ x 8′.
The door width is 1,170.00mm (4′) wide which is 7% or 74.17mm (0.2′) wider than the average 8′ x 8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 8′ x 8′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £20 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 5 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 £270 with this 6’x10′ Palram Canopia Mythos Large Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse. It is priced at £420, this is 64% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 0 points equal than the 8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse.

The 8′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Balance Silver Greenhouse is the best scoring greenhouse available out of all 5 8′ x 8′ greenhouses we analysed.

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.
Marlborough Greenhouses 10′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows
Marlborough Greenhouses 8′ x 8′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows
10′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi 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 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Mythos 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.
8’x8′ Palram Canopia Bella Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse
8’x8′ Palram Canopia Glory Grey Walk In Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6×10 Palram Canopia Harmony Polycarbonate Green 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.
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
8’x8′ Palram Canopia Bella Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Large Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 8'
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
5 Years
Gtin
7290108136579
Building Type
Aluminium Greenhouses
Pack Qty
1
Assembly
Yes
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Material
Polyethylene
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1240mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1240mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1925.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1925.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1170.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1170.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 11"
Internal Depth (Metric)
241cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
7' 10"
Internal Width (Metric)
240cm
Height (Imperial)
2290.0mm
Height (Metric)
2290.0mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1925.0mm x 1170.0mm
Packaged Weight
59.2kg
Depth (Imperial)
8'
Depth (Metric)
2440.0mm
Width (Imperial)
8'
Width (Metric)
2470.0mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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 3 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.

Wilko.com – 21232 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.
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.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Polyethylene: Polyethylene (Low Density) LDPE, LLDPE is not commonly used for the construction of garden buildings or storage units. The most common use for LDPE is in the thin film used to cover poly tunnels.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Polyethylene (Low Density) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of 65 °C. This is however offset by the outstanding Notched Impact Strength data that showed ‘no break’. 

2. Roof material types identified: polycarbonate 

3. Glazing material types identified: horticultural glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene, styrene, toughened glass 

Product ID: SKU: 704752BUN

Size: 8' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Wilko
£775.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£689.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£689.99
See Deal

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