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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Don't buy one (however cheap) - Gardman 8 x 6 Greenhouse”

Written on: 16/06/2014 by TerrellSmart (1 review written)

Am half way into building this greenhouse despite the worst instruction sheet I have had the misfortune to encounter. Having discovered that the front two front apex sections are the same and should be opposites to form the apex I noted the customer services number on the instructions to use "in case of difficulties" which went to an answering machine. Left a message to ring me back. After several attempts to speak with someone without success I contacted their Marketing Section who said he… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“FLIMSY RUBBISH”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by Finley416 (1 review written)

I bought a 6 X 4 Greenhouse 6 years ago. It wasn't easy to put together at all but my husband and i managed it. The first wind blew most of the panes out!!Some of them we never found again - heaven knows what happened to them. I complained to Gardman and they sent me 4 replacement panels. This time I siliconed them in and put extra glazing clips in them, but the next wind blew them out again and moved the greenhouse off it's base. The next time i cemented the base to the ground and re-silconed… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Stay Clear Of This Product. RUBBISH”

Written on: 11/01/2014

We purchased the greenhouse late in 2013. It was difficult to erect and parts were missing. Some parts did not have the holes pre drilled and we had to re order. It was very difficult to put together. The door did not fit well and has gaps around it. The first sign of wind blew over half of the panes out. We are lucky we retrieved most of them; goodness knows the damage or injury it could have caused. We got in touch with Gardman and they recommended we buy the glass clips from B&Q as… Read Full Review

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Rosie777's Comment

Written on: 27/03/2014

Hi, we bought a Halls supreme greenhouse and it was under warranty and wrote to the company but they did not cover it for high winds which took out all our glass in the recent bad weather. In the end we have claimed on our buildings insurance and are going to replace all the glass with polycarbonate panels. Like you we have a greenhouse that we can't use at the moment but we are hopeful that the matter will be resolved soon. Apply silicone is not the answer really and unfortunately the high winds were exceptional. we are going to erect a wind break at the side of the greenhouse and we are considering getting a heavy duty tarp which can be anchored over the Winter. Hope you get it all resolved, try your buildings insurance as a start. I know what you mean about it being dangerous and you can't work in the greenhouse but with a bit of practical thinking I'm sure it will be okay. Don't be disheartened...at least no-one was hurt when the damage occurred, all the best.

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“pile of rubbish”

Written on: 29/12/2013

this product should not be on market people are wasting good money on a greenhouse that will not stand up to any sort of strong wind panels must be blowing all over the country and could do someone damage a totally useless product dont waste your money… Read Full Review

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Marie180855's Comment

Written on: 02/01/2014

I have same complaint, most of the panels need replacing, manufacturers should be responsible for replacement of panels as the greenhouse is not fit for its proper use, should be strong enough to stand up to weather conditions.

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Marie180855's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2014

Same complaint here. Centre of polycarbonate panel should be supported better, cannot understand why manufacturers have not corrected this fault. If an extra panel was included for support in main frame, there would be less movement in centre of panel in windy conditions, thus eliminating the panel to blow away. Maybe we should get a group together to get manufacturer to replace all panels and strengthen main frame as described above. Let's hear your views...

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Not good”

Written on: 15/06/2013

After assembling which took a while! (Instructions were not very clear!) some parts didnt have the required pre drilled holes and had to purchase better bolts as many of them snapped.The opening roof vent is very flimsy and poor fitting. Then had to purchase more clips to keep the panels in as slightest bit of wind they fly away! And have now siliconed all the panels in now with large rocks propped up against the sides and still the wind pops the panels out. Would never buy one of these again… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Cheap and not so cheerful!”

Written on: 01/06/2013

What a waste of money. It didn't last a year. I was so stressed in the winter months as every time it got windy many of the panels would blow out. The door went flying past our patio windows one evening. It was reasonably straight forward to build, it took me a day for the frame and a day for the glazing. I had to replace the door wheels after 3 months and ended up have having to secure the window with parcel tape. It has now gone to the dump after a year and I have replaced it with a Rhino… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Not good in the wind!”

Written on: 20/05/2013 by jtstead123 (2 reviews written)

Seems to be a problem with this one - panels come loose and the door came off. Product might be ok in a sheltered area but no good when exposed to strong winds. Would recommend spending a bit more and getting something more robust… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Waste of money”

Written on: 20/05/2013

I have had to replace some of the panels 4 times now following strong winds. The door keeps blowing off. In order to try and stop the panels from blowing out, I have placed beading in every panel, 3 in each but I am not convinced that that is the answer so I have sent for a tarpaulin to cover the whole lot. The bottom line is. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Pay the extra cash and buy a good quality greenhouse… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Assembling a Gardman Greenhouse”

Written on: 04/05/2013

The instructions assume that the person constructing the greenhouse knows which way round everything is and what the finished greenhouse will look like in detail. Small black lines showing how things fit are no good. In my lifetime I may erect one (the one I just bought!) and possibly two greenhouses. It should not be assumed that I know that the bases, struts etc face outwards or inwards. I need to be shown and not spend two thirds of my time (40 minutes)putting right what I did wrongly… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Door sliders”

Written on: 14/04/2013

Door sliders easy broken when doing door seals worth placing wood under to higher the seals off floor. … Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Gardman 8x6 polycarbonate”

Written on: 03/03/2013 by Suzannec89 (1 review written)

I bought this greenhouse based on reviews I had read and also for the price, most parts are very easy to assemble but the instructions could be clearer for a couple of bits & could give you tips on the best way to put some parts together such as the door seal was a bit hard to get in, I struggled to slide one side in & ended up breaking the clips at the bottom of the door, I found the easiest way to insert door seal is to lay door down, lay seal along the door & one side will slip in & prise… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Absolute rubbish!”

Written on: 03/03/2013

This greenhouse should be taken off the market. It's a joke! A struggle to erect with cheap screws and fittings and then even after a complete reinforcing exercise, it is totally mangled at the first sign of strong winds. We spent a lot of time on the foundation and money for extra clips, glue etc. We even crossbar red strips of wood on all sides. As I said, complete rubbish. Do not buy!… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“I wish I hadn't bothered”

Written on: 23/02/2013 by ChasGunter (2 reviews written)

I agree with comments on the difficulty of assembly, very poor instructions and quality of the fixings. I don't live in an area noted for its windy conditions but a couple of weeks ago the wind destroyed the opening vent by ripping it off and blew out five panels. I have bought some extra clips and hope they will suffice. My advice would be - 'Don't buy one of these'… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“hard work!”

Written on: 17/02/2013 by elaineann (1 review written)

Instructions to build this greenhouse are poor to say the least. It was hard to work out if the parts were to face in or out from the diagrams. The vent slides on to the roof bar and this was not explained fully on the instructions. The bars also do not fit snuggly and with a gust of wind would not hold shut with the catch. Until I come up with a better idea i have secured this with some wire. The quality of the nuts and bolts is inadequate and cheap - many twisted and sheared so have spares!… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Gardman 6x8' greenhouse.”

Written on: 14/02/2013 by EmmaMorgan (1 review written)

I had the 6x8 greenhouse for my 40th, 5 years ago. I build it on my own. Frame first day and glazing on day2. Followed instructions carefully and enjoyed it! Pretty straight forward really. My husband just helped me lift the frame onto its base, which consisted of four large patio slabs at each corner on my lawn, which i covered with black mesh to stop weeds. I can only say the negative comments and reviews are not quite right in my view. Maybe over tightening may cause shearing of bolts but… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“O.M.G.”

Written on: 28/01/2013

I bought this greenhouse in the hope that it would replace the one that I had left behind on a recent move. I had to have TWO men erect it and as I had only booked them for a day, I had to finish it myself. To be honest I have read the reports below and can confirm the following. It is very complicated. It is cheap by name and cheap by nature. The bolts shear at the first sign of a bit of torque applied. The panels blow out, I'm on my forth lot after the winds of a fortnight ago. The w clips… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“never again”

Written on: 29/12/2012 by waltonsnightmare (1 review written)

tho years old now,frame is ok all the polycarbonate panels are brittle and crumbling,avoid at all cost !!!… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“Strong, spacious value for money, love it lots.”

Written on: 01/06/2012 by giddycardener (1 review written)

8' x 6' POLYCARBONATE GREENHOUSE I purchased this greenhouse for my retirement, always wanted one but never had time to maintain one. I had trouble erecting it as helper made a mess of it and binned essential bits when I was not around. I contacted Gardman customer services and they replaced the parts I needed really quickly. When this greenhouse was completed, and positioned where it would have some protection from strong winds. I put two 4' aluminium staging down one side, and I could… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“plenty of patience required”

Written on: 18/05/2012

The best piece of advise I had was to log onto utube and see a video of a Dutchman showing in detail how to assemble the 8 x 6 Gardman greenhouse. Without this I would have been struggling with the instructions that came in the box!… Read Full Review

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Gardman 8x6 Polycarbonate Greenhouse

“worst purchase ever?”

Written on: 06/05/2012 by Fat_Tom (1 review written)

Potentially the worst thing I have ever bought... about 30 sheared bolts so far (which of course doesn't leave me enough to finish the project... that's ok I'll just nip to B&Q and... oh wait their proprietary bolts... cannae get them. About 10 of these bolts sheared trying to undo them... so imagine when halfway up a length shears then you have to undo one to get another slotted in and that one shears as well.. This is about 20 hours I have spent trying to get this together and now I… Read Full Review

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