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4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed (1.34m x 1.01m)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 28 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: OPA43NWMHDBUN

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
£285.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£269.00
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ShedStore
£289.99
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75
Good Ranked in the Top 12% of Sheds.
Position 615 of 5459 Sheds - Up 190 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed

The 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a plate hasp & staple locking system, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 3 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 sand felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

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

3. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this shed is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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

Cladding

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 16% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (19 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 19 we find it’s Expert Score is 11% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 3′ overlap board shed.

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 7 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. 6% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (7 in total) use 7mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 7 we find it’s Expert Score is 12% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 3′ 7mm shed.

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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 [10]. This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. 15% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (18 in total) use osb construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 3′ sheds (92), the 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 92.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 8 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 5% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (6 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 9% higher than average.

Sand felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 3% of sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of 4′ x 3′ sheds. 5% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (6 in total) make use of a sand felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 9% higher than the average.

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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 2 types found on same-size sheds [13]. 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 4′ x 3′ sheds (17 in total) use osb construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 3′ sheds (92), the 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 92.

A 14mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 8 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (3 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 10% higher than average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1941mm (6′) which is 6% more than the average 4′ x 3′ shed, giving you 112.0mm (0.4′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 3% or 54.26mm (0.2′) taller than the average 4′ x 3′.
The door width is 582.00mm (2′) wide which is 27% or 154.33mm (0.5′) narrower than the average 4′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 95 4′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £161 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 95 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 £90 with this 6′ x 2’6 Forest Large Double Door Pent Wooden Garden Storage Bike / Mower Store Outdoor. It is priced at £200, this is 45% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 12 points less than the 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 92 for this product, the Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Heritage Shed is the best 4′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £454, that’s £164 more than the 4′ x 3′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless 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.
Adley 6′ x 2’6″ Shiplap Pent Shed
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Heritage 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.
6′ x 2′ Forest Large Premium Log and Tool Store
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Overlap Apex 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.
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Adley 3′ x 6′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Apex Shed
Redlands 7′ x 3′ Shiplap Apex Bike 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.
Adley 3′ x 6′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Apex Shed
Oren 4′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Redlands 4′ x 4′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Pent Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Sentry Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Storage Sheds, Storage Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Number Of Doors
1
Roof Covering
Sand Felt
Finish
Unpainted
Depth (Imperial)
3"
Depth (Metric)
1009.0mm
Height (Imperial)
1941mm
Height (Metric)
1941mm
Width (Imperial)
4"
Width (Metric)
1338.0mm
External Area Coverage
1.35 m²
Internal Area Coverage
1.17 m2
Weight
106 kg
Assembly Service Required
No
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Building Type
Timber shed
Country Origin
United Kingdom
Includes
Full instructions, fixing pack, plate hasp and staple latch
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
OSB
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
14.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
14.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1600mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1600mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1692.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
582.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
582.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1692.0mm x 582.0mm
Locking System
Plate Hasp & Staple
Construction Type
Overlap
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
3'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
1009.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
4'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1338.0mm
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
3'
Depth At Base (Metric)
973.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
6'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
1941.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
5'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1600.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
4'
Width At Base (Metric)
1212.0mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 7575787878
Price £303.00£254.99£1,284.00£469.00£1,310.00
Size 6' x 3'4' x 3'10' x 14'3' x 5'0' x 0'
Brand BillyOhMerciaAdleyRedlandsMercia
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm7mm9mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 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 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.

Wickes – 19576 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.
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.
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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All overlap board sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 overlap board sheds 

5. 4′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 118 4′ x 3′ overlap board sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 12mm, 34mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 7mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 7mm sheds 

9. 4′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 7 4′ x 3′ 7mm sheds 

10. Roof material types identified: hd wefs, osb, sand felt, tongue & groove 

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

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm 

Product ID: SKU: OPA43NWMHDBUN

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
£285.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£269.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£289.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£289.99
See Deal

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