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4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 56 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: GDNS0404DSL-1AA

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

Mano Mano
£268.32
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Mano Mano
£287.04
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HomeBase
£300.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£199.00
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ShedStore
£252.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£234.99
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88
Good Ranked in the Top 8% of Garden Storage.
Position 74 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 74 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 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit

The 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a hasp and staple locking system, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 4′ x 2′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 2 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 mineral felt roof covering found on this garden storage 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 garden storage fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for garden storage walls out of the 7 types [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]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 8% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (8 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 2′ garden storage (87), the 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 3 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. 5% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (5 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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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 2 types we’ve found on same-size garden storage [10]. This roofing material is used on 2% of all garden storage analysed, and 13% of the top 10% of garden storage. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this garden storage is 4 points lower than the average for 4′ x 2’s that use osb roof material (87 vs the average of 91), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 4′ x 2′ garden storage. 4% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (4 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 10.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden storage which is an about average thickness used for a roofing material out of 6 thicknesses identified on same-size garden storage [11]. It’s used on 1% of all garden storage and 2% of the top 10% of garden storage. Our data on all 4′ x 2′ garden storage shows us this is the only one to use a 10.0mm roofing solution.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size garden storage [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 6% of garden storage and used on 29% of the top 10% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage. While the Expert Score of the average mineral felt covered 4′ x 2′ garden storage is 3 points higher than this item (87 vs the average of 90), 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 4′ x 2′ garden storage. 6% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (6 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 osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size garden storage [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 2% of all garden storage we analysed, and 16% of the top 10% of those garden storage. 4% of 4′ x 2′ garden storage (4 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

A 10mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is an about average floor board thickness according to our experts out of 6 found on same-size garden storage [14]. It’s found on 1% of all garden storage and used on 1% of the top 10% of garden storage. Out of all 4′ x 2′ garden storage it turns out that this is the only one to use a 10mm flooring.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 1532mm (5′) which is 65% more than the average 4′ x 2′ garden storage, giving you 602.0mm (2′) extra height.

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Doors

The door height is 1,380.00mm (4′) tall which is 15% or 183.75mm (0.6′) taller than the average 4′ x 2′.
The door width is 1,120.00mm (4′) wide which is 110% or 585.86mm (2′) wider than the average 4′ x 2′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 45 4′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £20 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 45 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 £117 with this vidaXL Garden Storage Box 126x72x72 cm Wood Brown. It is priced at £118, this is 99% less than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 12 points less than the 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 87 for this product, the 3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage is the best 4′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £225, that’s £10 less than the 4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit.

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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
Adley 4′ x 3′ Tongue and groove Shiplap Storage Chest
4×2 Shire Wooden Garden Storage Unit

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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
4×2 Biohort StoreMAX 120 Metal Box
4′ x 2′ Falcon 130 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 400L

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.
3’7 x 1’8 Forest Wooden Shiplap Apex Midi Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Patio Storage
4×2 Biohort StoreMAX 120 Metal Box
4×2 Trimetals Sentinel Metal Garden Storage Unit

Product Details

Building Type
Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Garden Storage, Garden Tool Storage, Pent Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Small Garden Tool Storage, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Wooden Sheds, Wooden Garden Storage, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 2'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1442.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1442.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Door Height (Imperial)
1380.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1380.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1120.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1120.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
1' 9"
Internal Depth (Metric)
52.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
3' 8"
Internal Width (Metric)
112.2cm
Height (Imperial)
1532mm
Height (Metric)
1532mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Door Size (Imperial)
4' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1380.0mm x 1120.0mm
Locking System
Hasp and Staple
Floor Material
OSB
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
10.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
10.0mm
Assembly Time (estimated)
1-3 hours
Construction Type
Shiplap
Finish
Planed (smooth)
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1532.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1532.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
2'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
634.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
4'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1220.0mm
Framing Size
34x34mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
2'
Depth At Base (Metric)
595.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
10.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
10.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
4'
Width At Base (Metric)
1190.0mm
Frame Type
Rounded Corners

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Expert Score 8388858390
Price £199.00£254.00£2,469.00£1,449.00£214.99
Size 4' x 1'3' x 2'10' x 8'7' x 5'4' x 2'
Brand LoxleyRowlinsonShed Republic UltimateShed Republic UltimateForest Garden
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 34mm12mm12mm12mm7mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years3 Years3 Years15 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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 5 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 2 matches.
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.
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. 

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. 4′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 106 4′ x 2′ shiplap tongue & groove garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 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. 4′ x 2′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 4′ x 2′ 12mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

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

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, sand felt 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: GDNS0404DSL-1AA

Size: 4' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

Mano Mano
£268.32
See Deal
Mano Mano
£287.04
See Deal
HomeBase
£300.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£199.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£252.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£234.99
See Deal

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