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8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal Polycarbonate Greenhouse

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 58 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 704053

Size: 8' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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£1,195.00
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£969.00
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70
Average Ranked in the Top 17% of Greenhouses.
Position 142 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 142 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal Polycarbonate Greenhouse

The 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal Polycarbonate Greenhouse holds a 5 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system, and is treated using a uv protected process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 7′ use a 0.7mm polycarbonate [2] material.

Base material: polycarbonate [3]

Our experts say this has 4 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. The polycarbonate roof covering found on this greenhouse is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

3. This polycarbonate glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed greenhouses.

4. A uv protected 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.

Treatment/Guarantee

The uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2 [4] types we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses that you’ll see getting used on 4% [5] (34 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed, as well as being used on 32% [6] (25 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular greenhouse is 6 points below that of the average uv protected treated 8′ x 7’s (they have an average Expert Score of 83), with it being on 32% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of quality. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 7% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses (4 in total [7]).

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) [8].

For this particular brand (Palram Canopia) they offer 6 [9] 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 [10], 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 8′ x 7′ plastic greenhouses (we found 59 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 5 years [11]. 55.93% came with a missing guarantee, 16.95% came with a 5 year guarantee, 10.17% came with a 10 year guarantee, 8.47% came with a 12 year guarantee, 5.08% came with a 15 year guarantee, 1.69% came with a 7 year guarantee and 1.69% came with a 1 year guarantee.

Read full analysis for treatment/guarantee.

Cladding

The polycarbonate cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for greenhouse walls out of the 2 types [12] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 9% (69 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [13], as well as being used on 27% (21 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [14]. You’ll also find the polycarbonate cladding showing up on 24% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses (14 in total) [15], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 7′ greenhouses (77), the 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal 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 [16]. 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 7’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. 15% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses (9 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof.

A 6mm thick roof material was used on this greenhouse which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 3 thicknesses identified on same-size greenhouses [17]. It’s used on 1% of all greenhouses with a further analysis of the top 10% of greenhouses (78 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. Our data on all 8′ x 7′ greenhouses shows us this is the only one to use a 6mm roofing solution.

Polycarbonate is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size greenhouses [18]. It comes fitted on 2% of greenhouses and used on 21% of the top 10% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses. While the Expert Score of the average polycarbonate covered 8′ x 7′ greenhouse is 6 points higher than this item (77 vs the average of 83), you can be sure it’s not the roof covering bring the score down as this one of the highest scoring roof coverings found on 8′ x 7′ greenhouses. 7% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses (4 in total) make use of a polycarbonate material as a roof covering.

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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 8′ x 7′ greenhouses [19]. 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 3 points below the average of 80 for windowed 8′ x 7’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. 12% of 8′ x 7′ greenhouses with windows (5 in total) use polycarbonate windows.

The windows on this greenhouse use a 0.7mm thick glazing, we rate this the worst thickness for window glazing. You’ll also find this is the only thickness glazing used on same-size greenhouses [20]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed greenhouses we analysed and used on 2% of the top 10% of windowed greenhouses. Out of all windowed 8′ x 7′ greenhouses this is the only greenhouse to make use of 0.7mm windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2668mm (9′) which is 32% more than the average 8′ x 7′ greenhouse, giving you 648.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,719.00mm (6′) tall, which after analysing all 8′ x 7′ greenhouses, matches the average exactly.
The door width is 1,144.00mm (4′) wide, which when compared to all other 8′ x 7′ greenhouses is exactly average.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 15 8′ x 7′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal Polycarbonate Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 1% lower than average and is £35 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 15 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 £540 with this 6’x10′ Palram Canopia Mythos Large Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse. It is priced at £420, this is 129% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 0 points equal than the 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal Polycarbonate Greenhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 85 vs 77 for this product, the 6×10 Palram Canopia Harmony Polycarbonate Green Greenhouse is the best 8′ x 7′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £550, that’s £410 less than the 8×7 Palram Canopia Oasis Hexagonal 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 2 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
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 Mythos Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Harmony 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.
6×10 Palram Canopia Harmony Polycarbonate Green Greenhouse
6’x10′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x10′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Large 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.
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 10′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse
Palram Canopia 6′ x 10′ Mythos Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Cheap Greenhouses, Greenhouses, Large Greenhouses, Plastic Greenhouses, Small Greenhouses, Walk-in Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 7'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Pyramid
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Double Door
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
5 Years
External Dimensions
266.8 x 213.2 x247
Product Contains
Product parts, Instructions and tools if required
Additional Information
This product must be anchored to a levelled surface and solid foundation to ensure its stability. Make sure that screws and anchors are compatible with foundation type. Make sure that there are no obstructions between the assembly area and final position. Please refer to the assembly instructions for further guidance.
Additional Assembly Information
Instructions included. Please contact a local tradesperson for installation if required.
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Model Name
Oasis
Locking System
Lockable
Weight Of Product (kg)
52
Number Of Doors
1
Base Included
Included
Additional Delivery Information
Delivered flat-packed. Once the order has been placed, if you provided a mobile number you will receive a text message when your item is being shipped. If you have provided an email address you will receive a link with tracking details for your order. For larger, 2 man deliveries a 2 hour window slot will be arranged with you.
Roof Covering
Polycarbonate
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Material
Polycarbonate
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1719.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1719.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1719.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1719.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1144.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1144.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
239cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 10"
Internal Width (Metric)
208cm
Height (Imperial)
2668mm
Height (Metric)
2668mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1719.0mm x 1144.0mm
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
0.7mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
0.7mm
Construction Type
High Impact Polycarbonate Panels with Aluminium Frame
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2668.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2668.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
6mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
6mm
Overall Depth (Imperial)
7'
Overall Depth (Metric)
2132.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
9'
Overall Height (Metric)
2668.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
8'
Overall Width (Metric)
2471.0mm

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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 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.

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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 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. 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. 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. 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. 

4. Treatment types identified: untreated, uv protected 

5. Global treatment data sourced from: All uv protected greenhouses 

6. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 78 uv protected greenhouses 

7. 8′ x 7′ treatment data sourced from: 59 8′ x 7′ uv protected greenhouses 

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

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

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

11. 8′ x 7′ guarantee data sourced from: 59 8′ x 7′ 5 years guaranteed greenhouses 

12. Cladding types identified: polycarbonate, resin 

13. Global cladding data sourced from: All polycarbonate greenhouses 

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

15. 8′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 59 8′ x 7′ polycarbonate greenhouses 

16. Roof material types identified: polycarbonate 

17. Roof thickness types identified: 1mm, 4mm, 6mm 

18. Roof covering types identified: polycarbonate 

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

20. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.7mm 

Product ID: SKU: 704053

Size: 8' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

HomeBase
£1,195.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£969.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£959.99
See Deal

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