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Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 20 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-VICTGHAVHD

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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100
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 1% of Greenhouses.
Position 1 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 Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent

The Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent comes with a pent style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 4′ x 2′ use a acrylic glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: timber

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

2. 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 [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 7% of 4′ x 2′ greenhouses (2 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 2 we find it’s Expert Score is 14% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 2′ 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. 7% of 4′ x 2′ greenhouses (2 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 2 we find it’s Expert Score is 14% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 2′ 12mm greenhouse.

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Window

Acrylic windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the worst out of the 2 glazing types found on 4′ x 2′ greenhouses [10]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed greenhouses and 7% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. Out of all windowed 4′ x 2′ greenhouses this is the only greenhouse to make use of acrylic windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 1980mm (6′) which is 9% more than the average 4′ x 2′ greenhouse, giving you 157.0mm (0.5′) extra headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 3 4′ x 2′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent has an Expert Score that is 18% higher than average and is £25 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 3 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 £194 with this Mercia Mini Greenhouse. It is priced at £395, this is 49% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 20 points less than the Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent.

The Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent is the best scoring greenhouse available out of all 3 4′ x 2′ 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 2 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent
3’9 x 1’6 Forest Georgian Tall Wall Lean to Greenhouse with Auto Vent

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.
Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent
Vitavia Ida 2 x 4ft Horticultural Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base
Vitavia Ida 2 x 4ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base

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 1 greenhouses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
3’9 x 1’6 Forest Georgian Tall Wall Lean to Greenhouse with Auto Vent

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.
Hartwood 5′ x 2′ Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse with Auto Vent
Vitavia Ida 2 x 4ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base
3’9 x 1’6 Forest Georgian Tall Wall Lean to Greenhouse with Auto Vent

Product Details

Building Type
Auto Vent Greenhouses, Greenhouses, Lean-To Greenhouses, Narrow Greenhouses, Small Greenhouses, Small Lean-To Greenhouses, Small Victorian Greenhouses, Small Wooden Greenhouses, Tall Victorian Greenhouses, Victorian Greenhouses, Wooden Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 2'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Glazing Material
Acrylic
Height (Imperial)
1980mm
Height (Metric)
1980mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Material WoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 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.

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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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 

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

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

5. 4′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 27 4′ x 2′ 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. 4′ x 2′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 2 4′ x 2′ 12mm greenhouses 

10. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, styrene 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-VICTGHAVHD

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Sheds.co.uk
£519.00
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.