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Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base

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: 223925

Size: 6' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£820.00
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78
Good Ranked in the Top 20% of Greenhouses.
Position 167 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 35 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 Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base

The Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base holds a 10 Years guarantee and fit with sliding doors. The windows window used on this particular 6′ x 6′ use a toughened safety glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: aluminium [1]

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. This toughened safety glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed greenhouses.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this greenhouse fairs across the market.

Guarantee

On a metal greenhouse, 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 metal Greenhouses ranging from zero right up to a 15 years guarantee.

This metal greenhouse comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most metal greenhouse come with a 5 years guarantee (52.56% of them) [2].

For this particular brand (Vitavia) they offer 6 [3] different types of guarantees on their metal greenhouses, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Vitavia metal greenhouses [4]. It is great that this greenhouse 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 6′ x 6′ metal greenhouses (we found 71 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [5]. 60.56% came with a missing guarantee, 14.08% came with a 10 year guarantee, 12.68% came with a 5 year guarantee, 7.04% came with a 12 year guarantee, 2.82% came with a 15 year guarantee, 1.41% came with a 1 year guarantee and 1.41% came with a 7 year guarantee.

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Cladding

The aluminium cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for greenhouse walls out of the 2 types [6] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 23% (180 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [7], as well as being used on 6% (5 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [8]. You’ll also find the aluminium cladding showing up on 41% of 6′ x 6′ greenhouses (29 in total) [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 6′ greenhouses (77), the Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base is the same with an Expert Score of 77.

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Window

Toughened safety glass windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 4 glazing types found on 6′ x 6′ greenhouses [10]. 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 6′ x 6’s (77 vs the average of 78), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 6′ x 6′ greenhouses. 4% of 6′ x 6′ greenhouses with windows (2 in total) use toughened safety glass windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2310.0mm (8′) which is 16% more than the average 6′ x 6′ greenhouse, giving you 310.0mm (1′) extra headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 24 6′ x 6′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £71 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 24 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 £578 with this vidaXL Greenhouse Anthracite Aluminium 3.61 m² Anthracite. It is priced at £242, this is 239% less than this and has an Expert Score of 72, 5 points less than the Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 80 vs 77 for this product, the Halls 6×6 Aluminium Frame Polycarbonate Greenhouse is the best 6′ x 6′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £765, that’s £55 less than the Vitavia Orion Curved Roof 6 x 6ft Toughened Glass Greenhouse with Steel Base.

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.
6′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Wooden Greenhouse
Marlborough Greenhouses 6′ 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 6′ Mythos Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Rion White Lean to Greenhouse
Palram Canopia 6′ x 6′ Mythos 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.
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Harmony Small Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Harmony Small Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Small Silver 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.
Palram Canopia 6′ x 6′ Mythos Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Harmony Small Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x6′ Palram Canopia Rion EcoGrow Small Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Metal Greenhouses, Small Aluminium Greenhouses, Small Greenhouses, Small Walk-In Greenhouses, Walk-in Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 6'
Material
Metal
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Sliding Door
Cladding Type
aluminium
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
10 Years
Number Of Doors
1
Base Included
Yes
Glazing Material
Toughened Safety Glass
Height (Imperial)
2310.0mm
Height (Metric)
2310.0mm
Building Type
Greenhouse
Country Origin
China
Made To Order
N
Range Description
Hobby Greenhouse
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Size 6' x 6'8' x 4'7' x 7'8' x 12'6' x 12'
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Material MetalMetalMetalMetalMetal
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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.

Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 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. Aluminium: Is a very stable metal that has very low corrosion rates in neutral environments (such as domestic garden buildings). The good corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys means that they are perfectly suited for outdoor and industrial environments. This resistance is caused because aluminium is a very reactive metal with a high affinity for oxygen, The reactive character of the aluminium with oxygen means an aluminium oxide film forms on the metal surface that gives it a protective character.

The most common type of aluminium alloys used for architectural structures (such as garden buildings) is the 6XXX Aluminium-magnesium-silicon.

The Aluminium Federation in the article UK Aluminium Industry Fact Sheet 2, Aluminium and Corrosion say “The 6XXX series alloys are the most common amongst aluminium alloys and are widely used in transport, engineering and architecture.” They then go on to say “Most aluminium casting alloys are classified as having good corrosion resistance, and if used for purposes involving exposure out-of-doors, they will suffer no appreciable loss of strength as a result of corrosion. Weathering tests lasting more than ten years, carried out by The Association of Light Alloy Refiners, confirm that there is little difference in the resistance to atmospheric attack of the casting alloys…” 

2. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 10 years greenhouses 

3. Guarantee types identified: 1 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years 

4. Guarantee data sourced from: Vitavia 10 years greenhouses 

5. 6′ x 6′ guarantee data sourced from: 71 6′ x 6′ 10 years guaranteed greenhouses 

6. Cladding types identified: aluminium, metal, steel 

7. Global cladding data sourced from: All aluminium greenhouses 

8. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 78 aluminium greenhouses 

9. 6′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 71 6′ x 6′ aluminium greenhouses 

10. Glazing material types identified: horticultural glass, polyethylene, toughened safety glass, twin wall polycarbonate 

Product ID: SKU: 223925

Size: 6' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Wickes
£820.00
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.