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15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 22 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: LFTSHED15X8-6446

Size: 15' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 24% of Sheds.
Position 1297 of 5459 Sheds - Down 479 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 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance

The 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, and fit with double doors. The 2 windows used on this particular 15′ x 8′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: plastic

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. A 40mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

2. The high-density polyethylene (hdpe) construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

3. A 20.0mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.

4. Our experts say this the high-density polyethylene (hdpe) floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.

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

Guarantee

On a plastic shed, the guarantee that the manufacturer offers is usually a very good indicator of the quality of the building. The longer the guarantee the more the manufacturer believes in the quality of the building they have produced. Typically we see manufacturer guarantees for plastic Sheds ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.

This plastic shed comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most plastic shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) [1].

For this particular brand (Lifetime) they offer 12 [2] different types of guarantees on their plastic sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 87.50% of Lifetime plastic sheds [3]. It is great that this shed was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 15′ x 8′ plastic sheds (we found 207 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [4]. 43.00% came with a 10 year guarantee, 38.65% came with a missing guarantee, 7.73% came with a 3 year guarantee, 5.80% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.42% came with a 20 year guarantee, 0.97% came with a 5 year guarantee, 0.97% came with a 30 year guarantee, 0.48% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.00% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.

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Cladding

The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types [5] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (84 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [6], as well as being used on 1% (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [7]. You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 2% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (4 in total) [8], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (82), the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

The walls are 40mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 2 found on same-size sheds [9]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [10] and after analysing the top 436 products that make up the top 10% of sheds [11], we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. 1% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (2 in total) use 40mm thick walls [12], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (82), the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

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Roofing

High-density polyethylene (hdpe) is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [13]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all sheds analysed, and after looking top 10% of sheds (436 in total), none of them make use of this roof material. 1% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (2 in total) use high-density polyethylene (hdpe) construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (82), the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

A 20.0mm thick roof material was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [14]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds with a further analysis of the top 10% of sheds (436 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. 1% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (2 in total) use a 20.0mm thick roof material, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (82), the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose high-density polyethylene (hdpe) for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds [15]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all sheds we analysed, with none of the top 436 sheds making use of this kind of floor material. 1% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (2 in total) use high-density polyethylene (hdpe) construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (82), the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

A 10mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is an about average floor board thickness according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size sheds [16]. It’s found on 6% of all sheds with none of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% using a floor of this thickness. 3% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (7 in total) use 10mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2440.0mm (8′) which is 13% more than the average 15′ x 8′ shed, giving you 286.0mm (0.9′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,930.00mm (6′) tall which is 10% or 172.51mm (0.6′) taller than the average 15′ x 8′.
The door width is 1,420.00mm (5′) wide which is 7% or 90.15mm (0.3′) wider than the average 15′ x 8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 15′ x 8′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance has an Expert Score that is 1% lower than average and is £4 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 5 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 £250 with this 8′ x 16′ Suncast New Tremont One Apex Roof Plastic Garden Storage Shed. It is priced at £2,369, this is 11% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 82 for this product, the 8′ x 16′ Suncast New Tremont One Apex Roof Plastic Garden Storage Shed is the best 15′ x 8′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,369, that’s £250 less than the 15′ x 8′ Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed Single Entrance.

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.
14’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio
Redlands 12′ x 12′ Hot Tub Shelter
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop Double Door

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 12′ Yardmaster Shiplap Metal Shed
10′ x 12’4 Yardmaster Balmoral 1012WGL Metal Shed
10′ x 13′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite 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 13′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
10′ x 12′ Yardmaster Shiplap Metal Shed
10′ x 12’4 Yardmaster Balmoral 1012WGL Metal Shed

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.
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop Double Door
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Reverse Apex Workshop Double Door
16′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Rev Apex Workshop Double Door

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Plastic Sheds, Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Heavy Duty Plastic Garden Sheds, Large Plastic Sheds, Large Sheds, Plastic Sheds, Plastic Sheds With Windows, Shed with Windows, Solid Sheds, Storage Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
15' x 8'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Plastic
Cladding Thickness
40mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
10.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
10.0mm
Construction Type
Double Walled High-density Polyethylene
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2440.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2440.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1800.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1800.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2430.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
15'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
4570.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2390.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1930.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1930.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1420.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1420.0mm
Roof Material
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
20.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
20.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
15'
Width At Base (Metric)
4470.0mm
Opening Windows
2 windows
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 5'
Door Size (Metric)
1930.0mm x 1420.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Thickness (Metric)
40.0mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 8878857888
Price £700.00£1,125.00£2,230.00£1,845.00£974.00
Size 1' x 5'7' 5 x 78' x 12.5'7' x 9.5'6' x 12'
Brand LifetimeKeterLifetimeLifetimeRowlinson
Material PlasticPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Cladding Thickness
Guarantee 5 YearsLimited Lifetime10 Years10 Years10 Years
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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 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. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 10 years sheds 

2. Guarantee types identified: 10 years 

3. Guarantee data sourced from: Lifetime 10 years sheds 

4. 15′ x 8′ guarantee data sourced from: 207 15′ x 8′ 10 years guaranteed sheds 

5. Cladding types identified: plastic, resin 

6. Global cladding data sourced from: All plastic sheds 

7. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 plastic sheds 

8. 15′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 207 15′ x 8′ plastic sheds 

9. Cladding thickness types identified: 38mm, 40mm 

10. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 40mm sheds 

11. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 40mm sheds 

12. 15′ x 8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 2 15′ x 8′ 40mm sheds 

13. Roof material types identified: blow moulded twin wall plastic resin, high-density polyethylene (hdpe) 

14. Roof thickness types identified: 20mm, 38mm 

15. Floor material types identified: high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic 

16. Floor thickness types identified: 10mm 

Product ID: SKU: LFTSHED15X8-6446

Size: 15' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

ShedStore
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