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Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 39 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 702498

Size: 8' x 16'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Mano Mano
£2,349.00
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85
Good Ranked in the Top 6% of Greenhouses.
Position 43 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 43 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 Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse

The Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, and is treated using a uv protected process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 16′ use a polycarbonate [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

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 polycarbonate construction like the one used on the roof of this greenhouse is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

3. 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.

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 [3]. This roofing material is used on 8% of all greenhouses analysed, and 50% of the top 10% of greenhouses. 27% of 8′ x 16′ greenhouses (7 in total) use polycarbonate construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 6% higher than the average in this regard.

A 6.0mm thick roof material was used on this greenhouse which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material and is the only thickness identified on same-size greenhouses [4]. It’s used on 1% of all greenhouses and 13% of the top 10% of greenhouses. 8% of 8′ x 16′ greenhouses (2 in total) use a 6.0mm thick roof material.

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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 16′ greenhouses [5]. 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. 17% of 8′ x 16′ greenhouses with windows (4 in total) use polycarbonate windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those polycarbonate 8′ x 16′ greenhouses (83), the Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 1250.0mm (4′) which is 55% less than the average 8′ x 16′ greenhouse, giving you 690.0mm (2′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,650.00mm (5′) tall which is 14% or 222.86mm (0.7′) shorter than the average 8′ x 16′.
The door width is 1,190.00mm (4′) wide which is 1% or 6.43mm (0.0′) narrower than the average 8′ x 16′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 26 8′ x 16′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse has an Expert Score that is 20% higher than average and is £2 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 26 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 £1,936 with this Outsunny Walk-In Polytunnel Greenhouse w/ Roll Up Door Windows, 4.5x3x2 m White. It is priced at £113, this is 1713% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 2 points higher than the Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 85 for this product, the 8’x16′ Palram Canopia Bella Large Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse is the best 8′ x 16′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,369, that’s £680 less than the Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green 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.
Marlborough Greenhouses 16′ x 8′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows
Marlborough Greenhouses 20′ x 6′ Wooden Greenhouse with 4 windows
Marlborough Greenhouses 22′ 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.
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Bella Large Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse
Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Rion Grand Gardener Large 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.
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Bella Large Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Rion Grand Gardener Large Polycarbonate Greenhouse
12’x10′ Palram Canopia Victory Orangery Large Walk In 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.
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Bella Large Walk In Silver Aluminium Framed Greenhouse
Palram Canopia Rion Hobby Gardner 8×16 Green Greenhouse
8’x16′ Palram Canopia Rion Grand Gardener Large Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Large Greenhouses, Narrow Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 16'
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
5 Years
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Material
Polycarbonate
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1250.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1250.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2080.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2080.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
17'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
5160.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
9'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
2660.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
17'
Depth At Base (Metric)
5110.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1650.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1650.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1190.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1190.0mm
Roof Material
Polycarbonate
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
6.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
6.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
8'
Width At Base (Metric)
2600.0mm
Frame Type
Resin - Green
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1650.0mm x 1190.0mm

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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 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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 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. 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. Roof material types identified: polycarbonate 

4. Roof thickness types identified: 6mm 

5. Glazing material types identified: polycarbonate, polyethylene 

Product ID: SKU: 702498

Size: 8' x 16'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Mano Mano
£2,349.00
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HomeBase
£2,490.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£2,049.00
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