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Essence 8 ft. x 12 ft. Silver/Clear DIY Greenhouse Kit

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  • Polycarbonate greenhouse with diffused light and heat retention
  • Abundant space to grow in square footage, height for trellising
  • Rust-resistant durable polycarbonate and aluminum greenhouse
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The Essence of spacious gardening. This greenhouse features high headroom and 93 sq. ft. (8.7 sq. m.) for improved working space, two vent windows for temperature, humidity, and airflow regulation, and wide double doors with a low threshold for comfortable and easy access. Additionally, it includes a galvanized steel base, adding structural support, stability, and alignment. Setup is easy and fast with the sliding panels' assembly system. Just slide and lock the virtually unbreakable, twin-wall polycarbonate panels right into the greenhouse's frame. Your plants will enjoy an insulated environment, protected from strong sunlight exposure and great conditions for nurture and growth.
  • Virtually unbreakable, twin-wall polycarbonate panels diffuse over 70% of the harsh sunlight for even soft light
  • Panels block harmful UV rays and are 100% UV protected; do not discolor, fracture, or shatter
  • Sturdy, reinforced, rust-resistant aluminum frame with support beams for added resilience
  • Galvanized steel base included with designated holes for anchoring (anchors not supplied) for additional structural stability
  • 2 manually adjustable vent windows for improved ventilation
  • Easy DIY installation - sliding panels' assembly system, ready to assemble pre-drilled profiles, and pre-cut panels
  • Low-threshold, high & wide double door for easy access
  • High headroom (2.25m / 88.6") for improved working space
  • Lockable door handle (padlock not included)
  • Built-in gutter system for effective water drainage & collection
  • Maintenance free design

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Price
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Ratings
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Width (ft) x Depth (ft)6x88x128x88x12
Approximate Greenhouse Depth (ft.)812812
Greenhouse StyleWalk in GreenhouseWalk in GreenhouseWalk in Greenhouse
Greenhouse FeaturesDoor latch,Gutters,Single door,VentsDoor latch,Double door,Gutters,Threshold ramp,VentsDoor latch,Double door,Lockable door/gate latch,Threshold ramp,VentsDoor latch,Double door,Lockable door/gate latch,Threshold ramp,Vents
Approximate Greenhouse Width (ft.)6888
Floor OptionsWithout FloorWithout FloorWithout FloorWithout Floor
Approximate Greenhouse Height (ft.)7877
Approximate Depth (ft.)812812
Approximate Width (ft.)6888
Number of Vent Openings1212
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Specifications

Dimensions

Approximate Depth (ft.)
12
Approximate Greenhouse Depth (ft.)
12
Approximate Greenhouse Height (ft.)
8
Approximate Greenhouse Width (ft.)
8
Approximate Width (ft.)
8
Assembled Depth (in.)
144.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
90.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
96.1 in
Door Opening Height (In.)
76.6
Door Opening Width (In.)
45.1
Width (ft) x Depth (ft)
8x12

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Floor Options
Without Floor
Frame Color Family
Metallic
Greenhouse Features
Door latch,Double door,Gutters,Threshold ramp,Vents
Greenhouse Style
Walk in Greenhouse
Installation Available
No
Maximum Roof Load
15
Maximum Wind Resistance
56
Number of Vent Openings
2
Product Weight (lb.)
153.2 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Storage Capacity (cu. ft.)
533.9

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited

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fairly easy to assemble, wish instructions were a little clearer in places.
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Not something a person can easily construct without help. Polycarbonate panels were thin. Metal...
Not something a person can easily construct without help. Polycarbonate panels were thin. Metal framework too lightweight. Bolt connections not sturdy. Does NOT handle winds well. Very poor. Have had no problems since discarding the metal frame and constructing a wooden frame using the polycarbonate panels. Have had it for 1 1/2 years now.
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Realtively easy assembly compared to some other greenhouses. Seems sturdy, My wife loves the extr...
Realtively easy assembly compared to some other greenhouses. Seems sturdy, My wife loves the extra height and swinging doors as compared to the HF 6*8 she had before we moved.
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Trying to get in contact with Palram or home depot on this greenhouse. Not only did it take 4 day...
Trying to get in contact with Palram or home depot on this greenhouse. Not only did it take 4 days to assemble this pain in the butt, but the first windstorm we got decimated it. I am a union carpenter so I know what I am doing, but this structure failed in multiple places. Aluminum bent, windows popped out of place, and plastic cracked. Hoping someone contacts me back on possibly remedying this situation but had I known this would be such a headache, I wouldve never purchased it. Not worth it.
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    Installation was a bit tricky but with patience it came together nicely. My husband built a tile ...
    Installation was a bit tricky but with patience it came together nicely. My husband built a tile floor that gives it a nice finish and allows for water penetration but keeps my feet off the mud. I put up some old plastic shelves and have already started to bring in tender plants. I plan to use it to start seedlings and a nursery. I love it and recommend it.
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    5 found this review helpful
    It took my wife and I 8.5 hours to assemble this greenhouse, and I'm a licensed handyman. We spen...
    It took my wife and I 8.5 hours to assemble this greenhouse, and I'm a licensed handyman. We spent the first hour or so sorting all of the pieces in numerical order- There are essentially three groups of part numbers: up to 1,000/ 7,000s/ 8,000s, and small hardware. We didn't find numbers on 4 groups of parts, but after checking everything else it was obvious that we had it all, and we could sort those. We installed on concrete that was fortunately 2" wider than the greenhouse, the bottom frame is basically purlins with holes about every foot- to get anchoring fasteners in we had to angle our holes outward from the inside. The instructions are very good, quite easy to follow, though at times it is difficult to know which side of a metal piece faces out. Just remember that all outside surfaces are gently curved. Palram could make a big improvement to this kit by including another brace to hold up the rear panels- we kept having trouble with the wind blowing the rear vertical frames and side pieces down while we were working elsewhere. You may want to save the assembly of the rear until after you do the vertical sides. If you do follow the instructions, we used one of the packing boxes to hold the back panels together by impaling it with the angled frame tops. We had troubles getting the vertical sides to fit all the way. Instructions suggest you place the vertical frames and the support brace, then slide panels down. We had tremendous difficulty with that. So we decided to assemble panel/frame/panel/frame, etc. We found it was still so difficult to get the frame pieces to line up with the support bracket, we cut ourselves trying to get them to line up. In the end, we trimmed 3 of the panels on each side back by 1/4", and that worked fantastically. I don't understand why they provided magnets on the bottoms of the doors- the threshold seemed to be aluminum, the interior brackets- the last step- were fastened with bolts that were too big to fully twist into the frame channel slots- perhaps that was intentional but I wish they would have just had us put in extra square bolts in earlier steps like they do in the door assembly. Also, the plastic window stands are fastened with twist-in bolts, I wish they would have used the square head bolts again there- it's too easy for the window risers to come loose of the track and fall out. Final assembly was sturdy, the doorway is about 6'6" which is nice for a 6'3" guy like me. This won't be completely water proof, but it'll keep 99% out. Also, the frame that secures the bottom of the roof to the short wall is a gutter, and the end caps have small round downspouts to make water collection easy. Great idea!
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      This was a Very big project to put together. You will have to (look at) all of the instruction c...
      This was a Very big project to put together. You will have to (look at) all of the instruction carefully before starting to install. Pretty clear instructions but it took 2 of us 10 hours to install. Ounce installed it seems to be a pretty good green house.
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      2 found this review helpful
      This product was a great value. A couple of minor corrections to the instructions, but fairly st...
      This product was a great value. A couple of minor corrections to the instructions, but fairly straightforward assembly. Recommend having a great foundation first, assemble some parts such as doors, and then two people can construct in one day. Purchased a month ago and fits our needs.
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      1 found this review helpful
      Very happy with this greenhouse. It’s much better then I...
      Very happy with this greenhouse. It’s much better then I imagined it would be. You definitely need 2 people to put this together and make sure it’s on a calm day just to make it easier.
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      3 found this review helpful
      My wife and I assembled this greenhouse in about a day and a half. The directions were adequate b...
      My wife and I assembled this greenhouse in about a day and a half. The directions were adequate but not stellar. In many places you have to pay close attention to drawings for proper orientation of parts. Unfortunately there were a few minor errors in depiction. Also it pays to read ahead as sometimes combining multiple steps makes assembly easier. Caulking after assembly in my opinion is not just desirable it is mandatory. The day after we finished assembly and caulking it poured. There were only two minor, easily fixable leaks, a testament to the adequate design of the product. All in all we ended up with a greenhouse that seems very solid, well designed and met our expectations.
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