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4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 19 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767736838.0

Size: 4'x3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£339.99
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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 4% of Sheds.
Position 169 of 5459 Sheds - Up places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm

The 4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm .

Base material: european softwood

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. The interlocking log cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 44mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

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

4. A 19mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.

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

Cladding

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

The interlocking log 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 1% (22 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [2], as well as being used on 2% (8 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [3]. In fact this is the only 4’x3′ shed you’ll find that uses an interlocking log wall [4].

The walls are 44mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 7 found on same-size sheds [5]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [6] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [7] we analysed. Further analysis shows us that out of all 4’x3′ sheds this is the only one to use 44mm thick walls [8].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [9]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 29% of 4’x3′ sheds (34 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x3′ sheds (94), the 4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

A 19mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 8 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [10]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 2% of the top 10% of sheds. Our data on all 4’x3′ sheds shows us this is the only one to use a 19mm roofing solution.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1072mm (4′) which is 73% less than the average 4’x3′ shed, giving you 778.0mm (3′) less headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 95 4’x3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm has an Expert Score that is 9% higher than average and is £156 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 £96 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 48% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 17 points less than the 4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Heritage Shed is the best 4’x3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £454, that’s £158 more than the 4’x3′ Tiger Rectangular Bar 44mm.

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
Garden Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Summer Houses, Small Wooden Sheds, Summer Houses, Wooden Sheds, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
4'x3'
Material
Wooden
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
44mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1072mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1072mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1072mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1072mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Depth (Imperial)
41.81"
Depth (Metric)
1062mm
Width (Imperial)
31.5"
Width (Metric)
800mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.73" x 1.06"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mm x 27mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
141 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
64 kgs
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Framing Style
Standard Framing
Base Size (Imperial)
41.81" x 31.5"
Base Size (Metric)
1062mm x 800mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
30.75" x 18.15"
Internal Size (Metric)
781mm x 461mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
1053mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
1053mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1053mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1053mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
41.81" x 31.5"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
1062mm x 800mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
45.28" x 36.18"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
1150mm x 919mm

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Expert Score 9393939898
Price £5,474.00£10,080.00£11,520.00£2,609.00£3,329.00
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Guarantee 15 Years5 Years5 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.

Tiger Sheds – 635 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.
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.


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 interlocking log sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 interlocking log sheds 

5. 4’x3′ cladding data sourced from: 118 4’x3′ interlocking log sheds 

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

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 44mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 44mm sheds 

9. 4’x3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 4’x3′ 44mm sheds 

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

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

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767736838.0

Size: 4'x3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£339.99
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.