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Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 35 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 45595

Size: 12' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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80
Good Ranked in the Top 46% of Greenhouses.
Position 383 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 383 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 Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows

The Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key locking system, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 4 windows used on this particular 12′ x 6′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

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

2. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this greenhouse is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

3. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all greenhouses.

4. 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]. In fact this is the only 12′ x 6′ greenhouse you’ll find that uses a tongue & groove wall [5].

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. Further analysis shows us that out of all 12′ x 6′ greenhouses this is the only one to use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size greenhouses [10]. This roofing material is used on 4% of all greenhouses analysed, and 3% of the top 10% of greenhouses. Out of all 12′ x 6′ greenhouses we find this is actually the only one to use a tongue & groove roofing.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this greenhouse which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size greenhouses [11]. It’s used on 4% of all greenhouses and 3% of the top 10% of greenhouses. Our data on all 12′ x 6′ greenhouses shows us this is the only one to use a 12mm roofing solution.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this greenhouse chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size greenhouses [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 4% of all greenhouses we analysed, and 3% of the top 10% of those greenhouses. The data we have on all greenhouses shows us that this is the only 12′ x 6′ greenhouse that comes with a tongue & groove floor material.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size greenhouses [13]. It’s found on 4% of all greenhouses and used on 3% of the top 10% of greenhouses. Out of all 12′ x 6′ greenhouses it turns out that this is the only one to use a 12mm flooring.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2667mm (9′) which is 36% more than the average 12′ x 6′ greenhouse, giving you 707.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 3 12′ x 6′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows has an Expert Score that is 16% higher than average and is £61 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 £3,739 with this Mercia 12x6ft Traditional Apex Greenhouse Combi. It is priced at £1,905, this is 196% less than this and has an Expert Score of 62, 17 points less than the Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows.

The Marlborough Greenhouses 12′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows is the best scoring greenhouse available out of all 3 12′ 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 1 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
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.
Palram Canopia 6′ x 14′ Nature Hybrid Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x12′ Palram Canopia Rion EcoGrow Large Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
Vitavia Venus 6 x 12ft Horticultural Glass 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
12′ x 6′ Halls Cotswold Broadway 126 Green Lean-To Greenhouse
12′ x 6′ Halls Cotswold Broadway 126 Silver 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.
Palram Canopia 6′ x 14′ Nature Hybrid Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x12′ Palram Canopia Rion EcoGrow Large Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
12′ x 6′ Halls Cotswold Broadway 126 Green Lean-To Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Narrow Greenhouses, Wooden Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
12' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
19964mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
19964mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1050mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1050mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Height (Imperial)
2667mm
Height (Metric)
2667mm
Ridge Height
105" (8.75FT)
Eaves Height
65.5" (5.5FT)
Thickness
12 mm
Depth
12ft (144") (3.657m)
Height
2.667 m
Width
6ft (72") (1.828m)
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
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Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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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 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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
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B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
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sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
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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. 12′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 32 12′ 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. 12′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 12′ x 6′ 12mm greenhouses 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm 

12. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

13. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

Product ID: SKU: 45595

Size: 12' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£3,950.62
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