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10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (3.2m x 3.02m)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 66 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SDA1010DDMHDBUN

Size: 10' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

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Good Ranked in the Top 25% of Sheds.
Position 1347 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,347 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed

The 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable double doors that use a plate hasp & staple locking system; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 4 windows used on this particular 10′ x 10′ use a 0.75mm polyethylene [2] material.

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

Our experts say this has 4 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. The shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 12mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. The mineral felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

4. A floor that is 14mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.

Cladding

Amazing, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [4] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [5], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [6]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 6 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 10′ x 10’s (they have an average Expert Score of 88), with it being on 42% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 31% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (88 in total) [7].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [8]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [9] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [10] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 5 points below the average 12mm clad 10′ x 10’s score of 87, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 54% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (154 in total) use 12mm thick walls [11].

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Roofing

Osb is the of construction method used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [12]. This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 7 points lower than the average for 10′ x 10’s that use osb roof material (82 vs the average of 89), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 10′ x 10′ sheds. 13% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (36 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [13]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (3 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 10′ sheds (81), the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 82.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size sheds [14], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 22% of sheds and used on 49% of the top 10% of 10′ x 10′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 10′ x 10’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (82 vs the average of 87), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 21% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (60 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [15]. This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 14% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (39 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

A 14mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 11 found on same-size sheds [16]. It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (3 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 10′ sheds (81), the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 82.

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Window

Polyethylene windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 6 glazing types found on 10′ x 10′ sheds [17]. This particular type of glazing is used on 4% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 5% of 10′ x 10′ sheds with windows (10 in total) use polyethylene windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those polyethylene 10′ x 10′ sheds (82), the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

The windows on this shed use a 0.75mm thick glazing, we rate this the worst thickness for window glazing out of 6 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [18]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and our analysis of the top 10% of sheds shows us that none of those 256 sheds that make up the top 10% come with a glazing this thick. 2% of 10′ x 10′ sheds (3 in total) use 0.75mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 10′ sheds (80), the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 82.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2480mm (8′) which is 27% more than the average 10′ x 10′ shed, giving you 520.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 2% or 26.30mm (0.1′) taller than the average 10′ x 10′.
The door width is 1,180.00mm (4′) wide which is 3% or 40.55mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 10′ x 10′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 232 10′ x 10′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed has an Expert Score that is 4% lower than average and is £104 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 232 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £1,111 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Jersey 7′ x 13′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with Three Opening Windows Top Coat. It is priced at £228, this is 488% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 82 for this product, the 13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed is the best 10′ x 10′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,399, that’s £60 more than the 10′ x 10′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
12’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Apex Shed

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
10′ x 10′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 1010GEYZ
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
10′ x 10′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
10′ x 10′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 1010GEYZ
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
9’10 x 5′ Absco Space Saver Pent Double Door Metal Shed Grey

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Apex Shed
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Combination Apex Shed
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Reverse Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Large Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Extra Large Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wide Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
10' x 10'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Shiplap
External Dimensions
248 x 319.9 x 301.8
Industry Standards Certification
Manufactured in the UK from FSC certified timber
Product Dimensions
248 x 319.9 x 301.8
Model Number
SDA1010DDM
Model Name
Shiplap Tongue and Grove Shed
Locking System
Plate Hasp & Staple
Weight Of Product (kg)
360
Number Of Doors
2
Effects And Finish
Dip Treated
Floor Material
OSB
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Polyethylene
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
0.75mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
0.75mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1592mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1592mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1692.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1180.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1180.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Height (Imperial)
2480mm
Height (Metric)
2480mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1692.0mm x 1180.0mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
14.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
14.0mm
Construction Type
Shiplap
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
10'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
3018.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
10'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
3199.0mm
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
10'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2986.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
8'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2407.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
5'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1592.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
10'
Width At Base (Metric)
3050.0mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Homebase – 35509 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Dip Treated: Dip treating is a temporary protective base coat treatment that is mainly designed to help protect the building during transit and for around one month after it is assembled. This water-based treatment is the least time-consuming and cheapest type of wood treatment. It involves dipping the wood in a protective water-based preservative and then leaving it to dry. The action of dipping is where ‘dip treatment’ comes from.

A dip-treated garden building is not considered fully treated with wood preservatives; it’s vital to re-treat your dip-treated building, preferably with a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment. Then re-treat it on an annual basis using a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment.

If you don’t want to treat something on an annual basis then a pressure treated wooden building might be a better option, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation (pressure treatment) during production. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), the wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives. This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this. 

2. Polyethylene: Polyethylene (Low Density) LDPE, LLDPE is not commonly used for the construction of garden buildings or storage units. The most common use for LDPE is in the thin film used to cover poly tunnels.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Polyethylene (Low Density) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of 65 °C. This is however offset by the outstanding Notched Impact Strength data that showed ‘no break’. 

3. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

5. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

7. 10′ x 10′ cladding data sourced from: 286 10′ x 10′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

8. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 16mm, 28mm, 44mm 

9. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm sheds 

10. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 12mm sheds 

11. 10′ x 10′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 154 10′ x 10′ 12mm sheds 

12. Roof material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

13. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

14. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

15. Floor material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

16. Floor thickness types identified: 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

17. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, double glazed, horticultural glass, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened double glazed, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

18. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.75mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: SDA1010DDMHDBUN

Size: 10' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

HomeBase
£1,595.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£1,554.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£1,399.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£1,339.00
See Deal

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