Palram Greenhouse - Essence - 8 ' x 12 ' - Silver is rated
Rated 4 out of
Fairly easy to put together, but some of the pictures could have been a little clearer. Missing 2 pieces. Contents said you needed 2 pieces, but 4 pieces are neede.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 1 out of
Be patient or just save yourself a lot of trouble and don’t start [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 1 out of
We tried to put this up and a twenty mile per hour wind tore it apart with half of it complete. Product was flimsy and extremely time consuming to organize to put together.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 2 out of
J and N
okay but thought it would be better
The instructions say half a day for two people to put together. It took me several hours just to sort through the parts -- which were largely jumbled in a nonsensical pile so that they could fit in the box.
We’ve done loads of construction: new windows in the house, hardwood floors refinished and installed, built a garage (no kit), shed kit… like that. Those were okay. This was not fun and took WAY more than half a day. Parts of the actual construction went very well. Some parts were no fun at all and took WAY too long.
- Part 256 (x8) we had to cut the holes to be slots to be able to bolt them in and still have the walls square (the pieces were too short). Ended up having to use washers to stop them from spreading under the nut.
- The gable end walls – the instructions make it look simple, however the bits and pieces fall apart every time you add a new piece. We found it easier to bolt some of the pieces together then put the palram in.
- It was really tough to get the roof palram (7079) in and square. I think someone with no experience would have been in trouble.
- It would be easier if the instructions just had us put a couple of the normal bolts (411) in the necessary roof tracks (7073) – to bolt in part 459 (x3). The instructions have us do that in other places and could here as well too. The 461 bolts are a pain in the butt and should be avoided if possible (as they are here).
The gauge of the aluminum is disappointingly light overall. When I tried to pick up one gable end, one of the aluminum pieces just twisted like a twist tie. The whole thing just feels really lightly constructed. I would rather pay more for a better product. I wish I would have seen it in person before buying.
We just got it together in time for the frost. I went out today to “check out the weather” inside the greenhouse. It was cloudy, windy, and rainy outside and about 0 degrees. Inside the greenhouse it was 4 degrees. It was leaking rain at the middle of the peak. We’ve decided we need to do weather stripping on the door (where you can see daylight for about half an inch at the top) and caulk the whole thing to keep the breeze and the rain out.
Overall I’m not so impressed. I was hoping it would be much better, having spent almost 2 thousand dollars on it, along with two pretty full days.
Date published: 2017-11-03