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8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse (2.4×1.8m)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 22 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: M8X6GHIN

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Average Ranked in the Top 2% of Greenhouses.
Position 12 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 1 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’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse

The 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 6′ use a 4mm toughened safety glass material.

Base material: wood

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 tongue & groove cladding used on this greenhouse is one the best available for greenhouses rated by our experts.

2. This toughened safety glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed greenhouses.

3. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this greenhouse 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 greenhouse fairs across the market.

Cladding

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for greenhouse walls out of the 3 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 5% (40 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [3], as well as being used on 12% (9 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 5% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (4 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 4 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 8′ x 6′ tongue & groove greenhouse.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 2 found on same-size greenhouses [6]. It is used on 5% of all greenhouses [7] and is also used across 13% of the top 10% of greenhouses [8] we analysed. 8% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (6 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 6 we find it’s Expert Score is 10% higher than the average score for a 8′ x 6′ 12mm greenhouse.

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Window

Toughened safety glass windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 2 glazing types found on 8′ x 6′ greenhouses [10]. This particular type of glazing is used on 4% of all windowed greenhouses and 7% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. 8% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses with windows (4 in total) use toughened safety glass windows, with this product having an Expert Score of 9% higher than the average.

The windows on this greenhouse use a 4mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the best thicknesses for window glazing out of 2 different thicknesses found on same-size greenhouses [11]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed greenhouses we analysed and used on 7% of the top 10% of windowed greenhouses. 4% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (2 in total) use 4mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (92), the 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 92.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2430mm (8′) which is 17% more than the average 8′ x 6′ greenhouse, giving you 350.0mm (1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,870.00mm (6′) tall which is 12% or 206.00mm (0.7′) taller than the average 8′ x 6′.
The door width is 680.00mm (2′) wide which is 13% or 77.25mm (0.3′) wider than the average 8′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 12 8′ x 6′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 18% 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 12 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 £2,201 with this 8 x 6 Greenhouse in a Box. It is priced at £458, this is 481% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 10 points less than the 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse.

The 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse is the best scoring greenhouse available out of all 12 8′ x 6′ 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.
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
Double Glazed Greenhouses, Greenhouses, Large Greenhouses, Small Greenhouses, Toughened Glass Greenhouses, Walk-in Greenhouses, Wooden Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Glazing Material
Toughened Safety Glass
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
4mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
4mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1834.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1834.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1870.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1870.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
680.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
680.0mm
Height (Imperial)
2430mm
Height (Metric)
2430mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Framing Size (Metric)
70mmx45mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1870.0mm x 680.0mm
Construction Type
Tongue and Groove
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2428.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2428.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2476.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
2028.0mm
Framing Size
70x45mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2436.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1834.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.0'
Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm

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Expert Score 7868707368
Price £6,532.45£10,791.87£9,399.30£8,510.59£529.99
Size 14' x 6'24' x 8'22' x 6'20' x 6'8' x 4'
Brand Marlborough GreenhousesMarlborough GreenhousesMarlborough GreenhousesMarlborough GreenhousesMercia
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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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.
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.
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.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives.

This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove greenhouses 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 78 tongue & groove greenhouses 

5. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 74 8′ x 6′ tongue & groove greenhouses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm greenhouses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 78 12mm greenhouses 

9. 8′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 6 8′ x 6′ 12mm greenhouses 

10. Glazing material types identified: styrene, toughened safety glass 

11. Glazing thickness types identified: 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: M8X6GHIN

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Sheds.co.uk
£2,849.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£2,659.00
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