Palram Canopia Essence 8 x 12 ft Greenhouse

Product Code: 701944 EAN: 7290103111496

(4.8) Based on 2 Reviews


The Palram Canopia Essence 8' wide by 12' deep Greenhouse has a smart, clean and durable design with twin-wall glazing, double door entrance and plenty of features to bring you a top of the range growing space at a great price.

Included with the Essence is everything you need for setup including a steel base frame. Palram Canopia try to make assembly as easy as possible and this greenhouse boasts a simple slide-in glazing installation method and step-by-step easy to follow instructions.

Combined with the greenhouse are two manual opening roof vents to aid ventilation, humidity and temperature control. As well as a compact guttering system which channels water to a suitable water butt or container - letting you re-use the water to feed your plants and flowers.

Being able to withstand winds of up to 75mph and heavy snow loads, the galvanised steel base, aluminium frame and support beams create a highly stable, durable and strong shell. The frame is rust-resistant to provide a long life span while the polycarbonate glazing is "virtually unbreakable" and is specially designed to block harmful UV solar rays while still letting plenty of light through.

Essence Greenhouse Features:

  • Virtually Unbreakable Polycarbonate Glazing
  • Twin-Wall Design to Maintain the Ideal Temperature
  • Rust Resistant Aluminium Frame
  • Low threshold Door Ramp
  • Includes Galvanised Steel Base Framing
  • Simple Assembly with Palram Canopia's Sliding Panel System
  • 2 Manual Vent Windows to Aid Ventilation
  • Built-in and Compact Gutter System to Channel Water Collection
  • Withstands Strong Winds up to 56mph
  • Withstands Snow up to 80kg/m²
  • 5 Year Palram Canopia Limited Manufacturer Warranty

External Dimensions:

  • Height: 229cm (7ft 6ins)
  • Width: 244cm (8ft)
  • Depth: 367cm (12ft)
  • Height To Eaves: 124cm (4ft)
  • Base Width: 244cm (8ft)
  • Base Depth: 365cm (12ft)
  • Internal Height: 225cm (7ft 5ins)
  • Internal Width: 240cm (7ft 10ins)
  • Internal Depth: 361cm (11ft 10ins)
  • Door Height: 194.5cm (6ft 5ins)
  • Door Width: 114.5cm (3ft 9ins)
  • Roof Thickness: 4mm
  • Wall Thickness: 4mm
  • Weight: 77.5kg

Package Details:

  • Total Boxes: Two
  • Box One: 198cm L x 45cm W x 12.5cm H
  • Box One Weight: 48kg
  • Box Two: 172cm L x 67cm W x 13cm H
  • Box Two Weight: 25kg

Please Note: Staging, shelving and flooring as seen pictured is not included as standard and is for demonstration purposes only.


PDF Downloads

Greenhouse Essence 8x12 Assembly Instructions

Palram 5 Year Warranty


Essence Greenhouse Video

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Additional Accessories

with Automatic Vent Opener

with Automatic Vent Opener (701338)

Turn your Greenhouse vents from manual opening to automatic with this vent opener. It automatically opens the vent as the temperature warms, improving air circulation and heat relief inside. While closing again when the temperature cools. Opening point between 12-15 degrees celsius.
with Silver Louvre Window

with Silver Louvre Window (702083)

Achieve great ventilation with Palram Canopia’s side wall silver Louvre window vent. This additional adjustable ventilation provides increased airflow and aids cooling during warmer days. Interior shutters are operated with manual handle to control the air flow. Fits Palram Canopia Greenhouses: Harmony, Mythos, Hybrid, Octave, Essence, Balance & Glory.
with Shade Kit

with Shade Kit (700560)

Fits perfectly into Palram Canopia’s greenhouses to help protect your crops and plants from excessive sunlight during sunny days. Controls and reduces 75% of sunlight exposure. Fast and easy assembly using Smart-Lock connectors.
with Steel Work Bench

with Steel Work Bench (701152)

Made from durable, rust resistant galvanized steel, this 2 tier shelving system provides you with a well-organized space for storing those potting essentials. Each shelf can hold up to 75kgs. Dimensions: 80cm Height, 114cm Wide and 50cm Deep.
with Heavy Duty Shelf Kit

with Heavy Duty Shelf Kit (701935)

Easily installed on the frame of your new greenhouse, these handy shelves offer extra practical work and storage space. Multiple shelves can be placed side by side, with each one being able to hold up to 40kg. Mounting brackets and fixings included. Size: 58cm Wide/Length x 42cm Deep
with Twin Shelf Kit

with Twin Shelf Kit (700550)

Maximize your gardening space with Palram Canopia’s shelving system. The simple hanging system clamps to the greenhouse frame and can be assembled side by side as a long unit or separately. Includes: 2 shelves, brackets, and fixing screws.
with Trellising Kit

with Trellising Kit (702420)

The Trellising Kit allows you to easily hang plants and vine crops from the roof of your greenhouse, ensuring they receive the support and light they need. Includes 6x Roller Hooks and a multitude of clips and hooks to support a wide variety of crops.
with Anchoring Kit

with Anchoring Kit (702771)

A set of Anchoring Points to aid securing your new greenhouse to either grass or a wood or concrete foundation.
with Drip Irrigation Kit

with Drip Irrigation Kit (702043)

A great way to keep your plants healthy and thriving with a drip of water for optimum growing. Pressure regulator and filter system creates an equal and controlled dispersal of water in all droppers. Includes: 10m drip lines, 16 droppers, 3/4″ adapter and 4 T-connectors.

Delivery Options

with Delivery in Mainland UK

with Delivery in Mainland UK

Our standard delivery option to Mainland England, Wales & Scotland.
Includes Scottish Highlands AB31-38, AB41-56, FK19-21, IV1-56, IV63, KW, ZE and HS
with Delivery to Isle of Man, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands

with Delivery to Isle of Man, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands

Our standard delivery option to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight or Channel Islands (Guernsey + Jersey).

Your Selected Options:

  • with Delivery in Mainland UK

£774.99 inc. VAT

Delivery Information

Fast Free Delivery within Mainland England and Wales.

Delivery to other areas is product dependent. Please see the delivery options above.

Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or any other country, isles or locations outside of the areas mentioned in the delivery options above due to restrictions with the delivery carrier.

Delivery Period
Delivery will typically be made within 3 - 10 working days but may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.

Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 7.5 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.

Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable and the goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.8 / 5 Based On 2 Reviews

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Great Size and Value

Had this greenhouse for a few months now - very happy for the size / price ratio. Took two of us about 10 hours to put it up (could probably do it quicker if you're good at flat pack furniture). Clear building instructions. Good quality materials. The polycarb panes rattle a little in the frame, and there are some draughts. But hopefully I can just use lengths of string or paracord pushed into the frames to add pressure behind the polycarb panes to fix this. Windows are nice and simple but the mechanism is a little flimsy. I should have upgraded to the auto-openers (will probably upgrade when/if these ones break). Gutters are a nice feature, but they clog up very easily. Make sure you factor in regular cleaning. we put our greenhouse against our garden fence which was a mistake. We are using a 1000L IBC water tank for thermal mass which fits snugly in one corner, and there's still space on top for seedling trays and things.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Nice Greenhouse

Even though it's early in the year I treated myself to this greenhouse, and with a bit of heating all systems will be go! before long. No-one will be disappointed with the build quality and I chose one or two accessories like the louvre window. Can't wait to get going.

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Questions and Answers (1)
Mark Ainsworth Asked:

How thick is the polycarbonate glazing?

We Replied:

Dear Mark Thank you for your question. The wall and roof glazing is 4mm thick. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Tuesday 08th, September, 2020

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