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HN-PTX043 Palram

Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.

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  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
  • Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Palram
Dimensions
144L x 96.5W x 91H in.
Frame Material
Metal, Aluminum
Panels
Polycarbonate
Peak Height
91 in.
Sidewall Height
48 in.
Size
8 x 12 ft.
Square Feet
96
Warranty
5 Year Limited

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  • Have questions or want to place an order? Call our product specialists: 866-579-5183
  • Made of durable aluminum frame and tough polycarbonate panels
  • Greenhouse includes a galvanized steel base
  • 2 vent windows and double doors for improved ventilation
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Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • Extends season (13)
  • Keeps animals in/out (12)
  • Solid construction (11)
  • Weather proof (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to set-up (4)

Best Uses

  • Protect garden (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (11), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love It!!!

Received this as a Christmas gift. Took awhile to get here but was no problem due to not having the time to put it together right. Took us awhile to decide the type of...Read complete review

Received this as a Christmas gift. Took awhile to get here but was no problem due to not having the time to put it together right. Took us awhile to decide the type of foundation to use, we decided on wall block buried in ground and used cement in block holes with anchor bolts to hold 2x6 lumber on top. It took 30 8x8x16 blocks. Once the blocks were set level and square,(level is very important) using the 2x6 lumber allows for easy squaring of the greenhouse. I basically put the whole thing together by myself. Only had to have help a couple of times just to hold a piece so that I could screw it together. We have very heavy winds here and using the block/cement/wood foundation work out great. I did have a day where I didn't close the vents and lock the door and a back panel blew out due to the cheap plastic retainers the give you to hold them in. I cured this by using thin aluminum angle iron cut in about 18 inch pieces and screw it to the frame where the clips went. Worked perfect. This is one reason that I didn't give it 5 stars. The other is the Cheap air vent openers. Just the other day the wind caught on vent and it the opener popped of the greenhouse frame and flew over the building. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to auto-openers that are built better. They could have also given you a few extra bolts for attaching brackets and such. Oh this isn't Edward its his other half. He bought it for me.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult to assemble

It took three people 12 - 13 hours over 2 days to assemble this greenhouse. that's after the foundation was prepared. The directions are very difficult to decipher. I was disappointed that it...Read complete review

It took three people 12 - 13 hours over 2 days to assemble this greenhouse. that's after the foundation was prepared. The directions are very difficult to decipher. I was disappointed that it leaks when it rains. The engineering is interesting and I like that it has a gutter system for using rain water.

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4.0

Beautiful green house but instructions....not so much

By JimmyL

from GrandBlanc,MI

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Keeps Animals In/Out
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • Difficult to Set-Up

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Privacy
  • Protect Garden

Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

This greenhouse is a beautiful addition to my backyard. Me and the wife put it together over a 3 day span and my 8 x 12 - 6 x 6 base took a day. My only issue is the instructions. At first looked pretty cut and dry. Was wondering what all the fuss was about with the instructions. Then it started to take a turn the worst. No words no problem. Look at pics and put together right?!? OMG hell no. Out of sequence, doesmt explain why your doing what your doing, then when putting it together no one said you had you had to have 4 people hold the door panels and back panels together while you build the rest. Me and the wife are thinking of rearranging the instructions, write directions with the pics and email the manufacturer to have them published. I had to skip ahead cause I knew after a few segments that if I move ahead then back it would be easier. I was right. So thank goodness a little common sense goes a long way cause I think I used every curse word in a the book. Now it looks beautiful. I would NEVER do that again. I will build my own next time. Raw lumber baby. Just be aware when you get started seems ok but just wait. Surprises are on the way. Reader be very aware of every detail. Wrong numbering was child's play compared to what I had coming

 
4.0

Nearly a 5

By Jonathan

from Lenoir city, TN

About Me Do-It-Yourself

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Extends Season
  • Keeps Animals In/Out
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protect Garden

    Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

    Great green house. The assembly instructions are long, but if followed closely work out well. I got ahead of myself 2 times, but went back and followed the instructions. The temporaty support for the walls is important. Most of the time a single person is all you need. However, assembly is a 2 day process (10 - 12 hours total), but you only need 2 people for 3 or 4 half hour sections. There are magnets on the doors to hold them open. And one of the doors secures at top and bottom with vertical slides which makes the entry more secure.

     
    5.0

    Couldn't Ask For More

    By Janet

    from Lakeside, MT

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Extends Season
    • Keeps Animals In/Out
    • Solid Construction
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Difficult to Set-Up

    Best Uses

    • Extending growing season
    • Protect Garden

    Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

    I couldn't ask for more in a greenhouse! I have used greenhouses before, but until this one they never worked. I live in a rural, zone 3 area. This greenhouse kept out the animals, ie., deer, rabbits, etc., and really extended my growing season. I love the design.

     
    3.0

    Difficult to assemble

    By Cindy

    from Calhoun,GA

    About Me Do-It-Yourself

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Metal Framing Of Good Str
    • Nice Double Doors

    Cons

    • Difficult to Set-Up
    • Directions Are Confusing

    Best Uses

    • Protect Garden

    Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

    It took three people 12 - 13 hours over 2 days to assemble this greenhouse. that's after the foundation was prepared. The directions are very difficult to decipher. I was disappointed that it leaks when it rains. The engineering is interesting and I like that it has a gutter system for using rain water.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Palram Essence Silver 8x12

    By GlennC

    from Centralia,WA

    About Me Handyman

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Extends Season
    • Keeps Animals In/Out
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult to Set-Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

      This greenhouse arrived as advertised within the estimated shipping time. As others have pointed out, it takes more time to assemble than advertised. 2 people having previous experience assembling this product, would struggle to assemble it in the advertised time. It takes no less than two people to assemble this. My wife and I assembled it in two full working days, after site preparation, with minimum break time. Site preparation is not included in the assembly time. Regardless, it was successfully assembled with a little faith in the sparse instructions. One does have to very carefully study the pictures and part descriptions. The operative words are - very carefully. Definitely lay the parts out grouped according to the order in which you will use them as you conduct a parts inventory prior to construction. Searching for the parts is extremely time consuming. We would purchase another of these if we needed one. Of course, after assembling this product, we think we will start building skyscrapers as a retirement hobby. Customer service from the number in the included paperwork was excellent. Overall condition of the parts were very good. The excellent customer service was definitely a factor in deciding if we would make this purchase again.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Perfect Sized Hobby House.

      By Gerald

      from Tobyhanna,PA

      About Me Handyman

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Extends Season
      • Keeps Animals In/Out
      • Solid Construction
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Poor Bracing Straps
      • Poor instructions

      Best Uses

      • Hobby Level

      Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

      I was a little skeptical after reading a few review's about this green house. I found these instructions very poor and lacking written words. I also found that a few steps need to be changed in the sequence in which the door should be constructed, along with the peak of the gable back wall section. But I must say overall I'm very pleased with the product, except for a poorly made corner supports/cross bracing. It took two days or about 12 hours of work, and not the 5 to 7 hours mentioned, and two people. I would recommend not using spray silicon mentioned in the instructions,but to use a light soapy water solution in a spray bottle to insert the poly-carbonate panels. I would suggest to check each rail channel to insure it was not damaged during shipping. I found several that had been bent. Overall I am very pleased to have purchased this 8 x 12 green house. I believe the materials will stand up to the test of time.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good purchase

      By Ronald

      from Charlton, MA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Space

        Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

        Arrived in two boxes...directions are mostly pictures so took some time and PATIENCE. Sorted parts as best as possible.
        Good value for the money. Very sturdy construction.

        Installed in about three days.. with an additional day prior to dig and install p/t foundation and gravel bed.
        Used sill insulation as barrier between aluminum and p/t.

        Over all, very pleased.

         
        4.0

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO ME!

        By Jerry D

        from Battle Ground, IN

        About Me Do-It-Yourself

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Extends Season
        • Solid Construction
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

            Received quickly, Would be nice if there was little better instructions and marking of the parts. Only have one bent piece which I have yet to call on. just have front doors to put on and I will be planting. Takes sometime to put together but very nice end results!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Looks nice, some issues, but in the end, good result

            By Fletcher

            from Yukon, OK

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Extends Season
            • Keeps Animals In/Out
            • Nice Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protect Garden

              Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

              Shipped in reasonable time, we inventoried the parts and discovered about a dozen missing parts, plus a number of parts that didn't belong with this greenhouse. However, emailed Hayneedle and within a few days had everything.
              The sides were well supported that made it easy, but the end with the taller panels had no support which made that part unnecessarily difficult. We used a 9 X 13 base with 2 X 6 treated lumber which worked great. The result was a very nice, roomy greenhouse which we would recommend. Better instructions with some explanation rather than just line drawings would be an improvement. Anxious to see how it holds up through the season.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              a littlel dissapointed

              By karin

              from Millington, MI

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Pros

              • Extends Season
              • Keeps Animals In/Out

              Cons

              • Metal Deep Scrapes

              Best Uses

              • Protect Garden

              Comments about Palram Essence Silver Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 12 ft.:

              I was a little disappointed in the packaging because we found 3 mistakes in the directions and that pieces were not labeled very well. led to a little confusion.

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              2 Questions About This Product
              Q: "Does the essence silver hobby greenhouse come with double wall panels?"
              A: The walls are polycarbonate panels with twin wall glazing.
              Q: "Does twin wall glazing mean two layers of polycarbonate panels?"
              A: For those with gardening in mind, this is a great greenhouse. Twin wall polycarbonate means it is 4mm thick. The single wall polycarbonate is .8mm thick.
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