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Forest (Installation Included) 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 509355

Size: 10' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Average Ranked in the Top 8% of Greenhouses.
Position 62 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 152 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 Forest 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse

The Forest 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 10′ x 8′ use a 4mm toughened safety glass material.

Base material: european softwood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[2]

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 2 types [3] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 5% (40 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [4], as well as being used on 12% (9 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [5]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 9% of 10′ x 8′ greenhouses (5 in total) [6], and if we compare this item against those 5 we find it’s Expert Score is 9% higher than the average score for a 10′ x 8′ 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 [7]. It is used on 5% of all greenhouses [8] and is also used across 13% of the top 10% of greenhouses [9] we analysed. 9% of 10′ x 8′ greenhouses (5 in total) use 12mm thick walls [10], and if we compare this item against those 5 we find it’s Expert Score is 9% higher than the average score for a 10′ x 8′ 12mm greenhouse.

Read full analysis for cladding.

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 10′ x 8′ greenhouses [11]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this greenhouse is 1 point lower than that of the average for toughened safety glass glazed 10′ x 8’s (92 vs the average of 93), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 10′ x 8′ greenhouses. 5% of 10′ x 8′ greenhouses with windows (2 in total) use toughened safety glass windows.

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 [12]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this greenhouse is 1 point lower than that of the average for 4mm glazed 10′ x 8’s (92 vs the average of 93), you can be sure it’s not due to the thickness of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 10′ x 8′ greenhouses. 5% of 10′ x 8′ greenhouses (2 in total) use 4mm thick glazing.

Read full analysis for window.

You Might Also Consider

We found 5 10′ x 8′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The Forest 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 9% higher than average and is £30 less 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 £326 with this 10’x8′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse. It is priced at £3,499, this is 9% less than this and has an Expert Score of 95, 2 points higher than the Forest 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 92 for this product, the 10’x8′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse is the best 10′ x 8′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £3,499, that’s £326 less than the Forest 10x8ft Vale 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.
10’x8′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
Forest 10x8ft Vale Greenhouse
Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows

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.
10’x8′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
Palram Canopia 6′ x 14′ Nature Hybrid Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x12′ Palram Canopia Rion EcoGrow Large Green Polycarbonate 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.
Palram Canopia 6′ x 14′ Nature Hybrid Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x14′ Palram Canopia Harmony Large Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
12′ x 6′ Halls Cotswold Broadway 126 Green Lean-To 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.
10’x8′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
Palram Canopia 6′ x 14′ Nature Hybrid Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x12′ Palram Canopia Rion EcoGrow Large Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Auto Vent Greenhouses, Double Glazed Greenhouses, Greenhouses, Large Greenhouses, Toughened Glass Greenhouses, Walk-in Greenhouses, Wooden Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
10' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Industry Standards Certification
FSC
Product Dimensions
(H)266 x (W)264 x (D)323cm
Assembly Options
Installation Service Included
Number Of Doors
1
Glazing Material
Toughened Safety Glass
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
4mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
4mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 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.
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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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.
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. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

3. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

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

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

6. 10′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 57 10′ x 8′ tongue & groove greenhouses 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm 

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

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

10. 10′ x 8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 10′ x 8′ 12mm greenhouses 

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

12. Glazing thickness types identified: 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: 509355

Size: 10' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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