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4 x 4 Tongue and Groove Shed (12mm Tongue and Groove Floor and Apex Roof)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 14 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 40167

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£599.94
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Average Ranked in the Top 88% of Sheds.
Position 4768 of 5459 Sheds - Down 738 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 4 Tongue and Groove Shed

The 4 x 4 Tongue and Groove Shed comes with an apex style roof. The 2 windows used on this particular 4′ x 3′ use a

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 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.

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

Cladding

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

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [2], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [3]. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 10 points lower than the average for tongue & groove clad 4′ x 3’s (80 vs the average of 90) [4], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 4′ x 3′ sheds. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 28% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (33 in total).

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 7 found on same-size sheds [5]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [6] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [7] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 12 points below the average 12mm clad 4′ x 3’s score of 92, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 51% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (60 in total) use 12mm thick walls [8].

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Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [9], 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 4′ x 3′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 4′ x 3’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (80 vs the average of 93), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 30% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (35 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Window

The windows on this shed use a 2mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the worst thicknesses for window glazing out of 5 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [10]. Glazing this thick is found on 8% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 14% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. 23% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (12 in total) use 2mm thick glazing.

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Height

The Height of this shed is 1850mm (6′) which sits right on the average height of all 4′ x 3′ sheds.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 16.43mm (0.1′) taller than the average 4′ x 3′.
The door width is 785.00mm (3′) wide which is 4% or 27.57mm (0.1′) wider than the average 4′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 17 4′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4 x 4 Tongue and Groove Shed has an Expert Score that is 6% lower than average and is £27 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 17 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 4 x 4 Windowless Tongue and Groove Shed. It is priced at £1,176, this is 1% equal than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 2 points higher than the 4 x 4 Tongue and Groove Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 80 for this product, the Ps Sheds 4′ x 3′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows is the best 4′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,683, that’s £507 more than the 4 x 4 Tongue and Groove 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, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Small Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
2mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
2mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1850mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1850mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2090mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2090mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
3'
Door Width (Metric)
785mm
Ridge Height
2090mm
Eaves Height
1850mm
Depth
4ft (1238mm)
Width
4ft (1150mm)
Door Size
785mm x 1692mm
Roof Style
Apex
Base Size
1238mm x 1150mm
Internal Size
1150mm x 1062mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Internal Eaves
1810mm
Internal Ridge
2010mm
Windows Size
457mm x 610mm
Door Size (Imperial)
785mm x 1692mm
Door Size (Metric)
785mm x 1692mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2010mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2010mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1810mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1810mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 7575757375
Price £303.00£254.99£14,239.00£339.00£2,034.00
Size 6' x 3'4' x 3'20' x 13'4' x 5'9' x 19'
Brand BillyOhMerciaAdleyAdleyLoxley
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm16mm8mm34mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years15 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 1 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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

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

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

5. 4′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 118 4′ x 3′ tongue & groove sheds 

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

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

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

9. 4′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 60 4′ x 3′ 12mm sheds 

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

11. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm, 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: 40167

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£599.94
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.