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12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 53 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SSSHS1208TASD3L

Size: 12' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Average Ranked in the Top 46% of Garden Storage.
Position 465 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 465 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Our verdict on the 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door

The 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door comes with an apex style roof, holds a 3 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a rimlock locking system, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 12′ x 8′ use a 4mm toughened glass material.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 5 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 garden storage is one the best available for garden storage rated by our experts.

2. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this garden storage is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

4. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all garden storage.

5. This toughened glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed garden storage.

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

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for walls and is the only type [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (76 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [3], as well as being used on 33% (32 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden storage is 2 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 12′ x 8’s (they have an average Expert Score of 72), with it being on 33% 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 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 2 found on same-size garden storage [6]. It is used on 7% of all garden storage [7] and is also used across 24% of the top 10% of garden storage [8] we analysed. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size garden storage [10]. This roofing material is used on 5% of all garden storage analysed, and 10% of the top 10% of garden storage. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this garden storage is 2 points lower than the average for 12′ x 8’s that use tongue & groove roof material (70 vs the average of 72), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 12′ x 8′ garden storage. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden storage which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size garden storage [11]. It’s used on 4% of all garden storage and 7% of the top 10% of garden storage. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden storage is 2 points below that of the average for 12′ x 8’s that use 12.0mm roofing (70 vs the average of 72), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 12′ x 8′ garden storage. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use a 12.0mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden storage [12]. It comes fitted on 6% of garden storage and used on 29% of the top 10% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage. While the Expert Score of the average mineral felt covered 12′ x 8′ garden storage is 2 points higher than this item (70 vs the average of 72), you can be sure it’s not the roof covering bring the score down as this one of the highest scoring roof coverings found on 12′ x 8′ garden storage. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden storage chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of garden storage [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 5% of all garden storage we analysed, and 10% of the top 10% of those garden storage. Even though the Expert Score of this garden storage is 2 points lower than that of the average for 12′ x 8’s floored with a tongue & groove material (70 vs the average of 72), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring materials available on 12′ x 8′ garden storage. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size garden storage [14]. It’s found on 5% of all garden storage and used on 10% of the top 10% of garden storage. Even though the Expert Score of this garden storage is 2 points lower than that of the average for 12′ x 8’s floored with a 12mm material (70 vs the average of 72), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 12′ x 8′ garden storage. 50% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this garden storage. As a glazing option, we rate it the best glazing types and is also the only type found on 12′ x 8′ garden storage [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 44% of all windowed garden storage and 43% of the top 10% of garden storage with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden storage is 2 points below the average of 72 for windowed 12′ x 8’s use toughened glass windows, with it being on 43% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this garden storage is using a quality glazing type. 57% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage with windows (4 in total) use toughened glass windows.

The windows on this garden storage use a 4mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the best thicknesses for window glazing out of 2 different thicknesses found on same-size garden storage [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 47% of all the windowed garden storage we analysed and used on 71% of the top 10% of windowed garden storage. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden storage is 2 points below the average of 72 for windowed 12′ x 8’s using 4mm windows, with it being on 71% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of garden storage. 57% of 12′ x 8′ garden storage (4 in total) use 4mm thick glazing.

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Height

The Height of this garden storage is 1956.0mm (6′) which sits right on the average height of all 12′ x 8′ garden storage.

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Doors

The door height is 1,803.00mm (6′) tall, which after analysing all 12′ x 8′ garden storage, matches the average exactly.
The door width is 889.00mm (3′) wide, which when compared to all other 12′ x 8′ garden storage is exactly average.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 4 12′ x 8′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door has an Expert Score that is 4% lower than average and is £7 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 4 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 with this 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Double Door. It is priced at £2,799, this is 3% more than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 5 points higher than the 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 75 vs 70 for this product, the 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Double Door is the best 12′ x 8′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,799, that’s £70 more than the 12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Single Door.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Double Door
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate Combination Workshop / Log Store Double Doors
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate Combination Workshop / Log Store Single

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 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 8×12.5ft
Rowlinson 10 x 10ft Shed in a Box Garden Storage
Lifetime 8×12.5 ft Rough Cut Outdoor Storage 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 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 8×12.5ft
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Double Door
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate Combination Workshop / Log Store Double Doors

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.
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 8×12.5ft
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop / Log Store Double Door
12′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate Combination Workshop / Log Store Double Doors

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Storage, Wooden Garden Storage
Metric Size (Meters)
12' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
3 Years
Locking System
Rimlock
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
4mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
4mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Construction Type
Shiplap Tongue and Groove
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1956.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1956.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2540.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2540.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
12'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
3770.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
11'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
3461.0mm
Framing Size
44 x 44mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
12'
Depth At Base (Metric)
3682.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
8'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2540.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
6'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1956.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1803.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1803.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
889.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
889.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
11'
Width At Base (Metric)
3377.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.0'
Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1803.0mm x 889.0mm

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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 2 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.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

5. 12′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 8 12′ x 8′ shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm garden storage 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 96 12mm garden storage 

9. 12′ x 8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 4 12′ x 8′ 12mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: SSSHS1208TASD3L

Size: 12' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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