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Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 37 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: MPN: ESDXL30PLS022

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Waltons
£529.99
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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 17% of Sheds.
Position 880 of 5459 Sheds - Up 880 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 Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed

The Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, and is treated using a uv protected process [1].

Base material: plastic

Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. 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. A uv protected treatment like the one used on this shed 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 shed fairs across the market.

Treatment/Guarantee

The uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2 [2] types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 2% [3] (82 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 1% [4] (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 2% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (9 in total [5]), and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ sheds (87), the Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

On a plastic shed, 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 Sheds ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.

This plastic shed comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most plastic shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) [6].

For this particular brand (Waltons) they offer 12 [7] different types of guarantees on their plastic sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Waltons plastic sheds [8]. It is great that this shed was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 8′ x 6′ plastic sheds (we found 474 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [9]. 47.68% came with a missing guarantee, 34.18% came with a 10 year guarantee, 12.24% came with a 15 year guarantee, 1.90% came with a 1 year guarantee, 1.27% came with a 30 year guarantee, 0.84% came with a 3 year guarantee, 0.42% came with a 20 year guarantee, 0.42% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.42% came with a 5 year guarantee, 0.42% came with a 25 year guarantee, 0.21% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.

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Cladding

The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types [10] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (16 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [11], and sadly not present at all on any of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% of sheds [12]. In fact this is the only 8′ x 6′ shed you’ll find that uses a plastic wall [13].

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Roofing

Plastic is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this an about average form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [14]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all sheds analysed, and after looking top 10% of sheds (436 in total), none of them make use of this roof material. Out of all 8′ x 6′ sheds we find this is actually the only one to use a plastic roofing.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose plastic for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds [15]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all sheds we analysed, with none of the top 436 sheds making use of this kind of floor material. 1% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (2 in total) use plastic construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 11% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1730mm (6′) which is 8% less than the average 8′ x 6′ shed, giving you 133.0mm (0.4′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,700.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 139.92mm (0.5′) taller than the average 8′ x 6′.
The door width is 1,270.00mm (4′) wide which is 14% or 153.72mm (0.5′) wider than the average 8′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 11 8′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 6% higher than average and is £183 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 11 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 £10 with this 6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey. It is priced at £550, this is 2% less than this and has an Expert Score of 95, 5 points higher than the Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 90 for this product, the 6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey is the best 8′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £550, that’s £10 less than the Palram-Canopia 8 x 6 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Oren 10′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Bike Store

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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
6′ x 8′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed

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 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed

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.
7′ x 7′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Plastic Sheds, Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Plastic Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Plastic
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Plastic
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1730mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1730mm
Persons To Assemble
2
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2160mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2160mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1700mm
Door Height (Metric)
1700mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1270mm
Door Width (Metric)
1270mm
Roof Material
Plastic
Internal Width (Imperial)
0.0
Internal Width (Metric)
0.0m
Depth (Imperial)
7' 6"
Depth (Metric)
2.29m
Width (Imperial)
6'
Width (Metric)
1.85m
Building Type
Storage Sheds
Windowless
Yes
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1700mm x 1270mm

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Expert Score 9088858885
Price £564.99£700.00£2,230.00£974.00£389.99
Size 6' x 4'1' x 5'8' x 12.5'6' x 12'4' x 6'
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Material PlasticPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Cladding Thickness
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

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 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.

Waltons – 231 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. 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. Treatment types identified: untreated, uv protected 

3. Global treatment data sourced from: All uv protected sheds 

4. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 uv protected sheds 

5. 8′ x 6′ treatment data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ uv protected sheds 

6. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 10 years sheds 

7. Guarantee types identified: 5 years, 10 years, 12 years, 15 years, limited lifetime 

8. Guarantee data sourced from: Waltons 10 years sheds 

9. 8′ x 6′ guarantee data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ 10 years guaranteed sheds 

10. Cladding types identified: plastic, resin 

11. Global cladding data sourced from: All plastic sheds 

12. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 plastic sheds 

13. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ plastic sheds 

14. Roof material types identified: plastic, polycarbonate 

15. Floor material types identified: plastic, polycarbonate 

Product ID: MPN: ESDXL30PLS022

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Waltons
£529.99
See Deal

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