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Palram Balance 8x12 Polycarbonate greenhouse
- 0.7 mm thick glazed walls
- Double Hinged door
- Comes with - Steel base & roof vent
- 5 years Manufacturer's limited warranty
Features and Benefits
Merged Polycarbonate glazing system- Twin Wall panels on roof, clear panels on sides
- Accessories included - Guttering
- Reinforced structure to carry heavy snow load (more than 80kg/m²)
- Locking mechanism - Lockable door handle
- Maximum load 75kg/m2
- Fitting instructions - Comprehensive fitting instructions provided with this product
- Growing your own produce helps to reduce the environmental impact of food.
|Glazing unit thickness||0.7mm|
|Frame construction material||Aluminium|
|Base material||Galvanized steel|
|Number of doors||2|
|Number of fixed windows||2|
|Fixings supplied||Fixings not supplied|
Difficult delivery but a relatively good product
Gaskers - 1 year ago
Aside from a horrendous delivery process, that was sorted out in the end, the product is pretty much what it says and illustrates.
Plus side - acres (!) of space, took a full length recycled pallet potting bench along one side and still room for a potting table at the end, a chair and loads of side on grow bags! Once it was together, it has stood up to a couple of gales, some very heavy rain and even without heating, when shut up and snug, relatively frost free (granted it was only a light frost)
Down side - it is an absolute swine to put together, even on a perfectly level service it 'moves' a lot during construction. Definitely a two man job. Didn't like the hinge mechanism on the roof lights. Also, the instructions are NOT clear, you need to read ahead a few pages to double check you've got things right BEFORE you actually start putting stuff together. Pay close attention to the brackets holding the roof sheets in place - and during assembly, prop a piece of wood at the bottom to stop the sheets sliding out every time you move to the next one. Illustrations aren't clear on which way round some of the sheets go.
Advice to the manufacturer - if you are delivering big boxes anyway, don't make bolt together half 'lengths' make them in one piece - it saves you money and it makes it a more solid construction... also note the down sides and rewrite the instructions - clearer 'this way round' and illustrations are required. It really did put me off the greenhouse. Also stronger bolts and catches on the doors, one wobble and they can open themselves...
Changi - 2 years ago
I have had this green house now for 18months, and the second winter. During the first winter the doors wouldn't stay shut and I had to prop wooden stays in front of them. In the summer things were fine, although the magnetic catches are not strong enough to keep the doors open in a gentle breeze. This winter and it's second winter so far the whole end of the greenhouse has fallen apart and the metal frame bent twice... The plastic Windows that slide in some channels in the frame have broken and popped out so the only was to put these back is to half unbuild the greenhouse again. If it doesn't fall down beforehand I will be replacing this with a greenhouse that's fit for purpose ! ... Waste of money, it's flimsy, hard to replace broken panels, and very noisy when the wind blows.
MWES - 3 years ago
easy to put together and very spacious. instructions clear and simple. essentially everything lines up well. key is making sure ground is level. not as robust as glass so need securing in the event of windy conditions.
Great polycarbonate greenhouse
Andy121 - 3 years ago
Just bought and put up a Balance 12x8ft greenhouse, very happy with it.
Instructions clear, individual pieces are well labelled. I've not fixed it down yet, but it's been tested already today by 45mph winds and is fine.
BunnyOver - 4 years ago
the pieces of flimsy side polycarbonate were not cut properly. The greenhouse is very noisy when the wind blows. The greenhouse needs supports for the side panels to stop them acting like a stage thunder maker.