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4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 54 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SI-001-001-0145BUN

Size: 4' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Mano Mano
£319.99
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Wickes
£390.00
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Waltons
£359.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£334.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£328.99
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80
Good Ranked in the Top 27% of Sheds.
Position 1451 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,451 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 4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage

The 4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage comes with a pent style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable double doors that use a turn button locking system; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. 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.

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 19% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (69 in total) [5].

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 12 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. 8% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (28 in total) use 7mm 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 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. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 11 points lower than the average for 4′ x 6’s that use osb roof material (80 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 6′ sheds. 19% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (70 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 7% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (26 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding.

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 6′ sheds. While the Expert Score of the average sand felt covered 4′ x 6′ shed is 2 points higher than this item (80 vs the average of 82), 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 6′ sheds. 6% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (21 in total) make use of a sand felt material as a roof covering.

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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 3 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. 21% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (78 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 12 found on same-size sheds [14]. 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. 5% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (19 in total) use 10mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1180mm (4′) which is 64% less than the average 4′ x 6′ shed, giving you 749.5mm (2′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,118.00mm (4′) tall which is 33% or 368.44mm (1′) shorter than the average 4′ x 6′.
The door width is 1,057.00mm (4′) wide which is 1% or 1.11mm (0.0′) narrower than the average 4′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 270 4′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage has an Expert Score that is 11% lower than average and is £171 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 270 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 £217 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Shetland Shiplap Apex 6′ x 4′ Dip Treated Shed Single Door with Window Top Coat. It is priced at £112, this is 193% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 12 points higher than the 4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 80 for this product, the Oren 6′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 4′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £619, that’s £290 more than the 4×6 Mercia Overlap Wooden Pent Bike/ Garden Storage.

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.
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike 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 4′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 65GEYZ
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden 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.
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Platinum Tall Pent Metal Shed
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent 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.
6′ x 4′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Apex Shed
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed
4’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Bike Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Cheap Wooden Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Bike Sheds, Pent Sheds, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Wooden Sheds, Wooden Bike Storage Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
OSB
Roof Covering
Sand Felt
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Width (Imperial)
1057.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1057.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
3' 8"
Internal Depth (Metric)
112cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 1"
Internal Width (Metric)
185cm
Height (Imperial)
1180mm
Height (Metric)
1180mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Locking System
Turn Button
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
10.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
10.0mm
Construction Type
Overlap
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
4'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
1253.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1952.0mm
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
4'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1180.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
4'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
1230.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
4'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1132.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1118.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1118.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1900.0mm
Door Size (Imperial)
4' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1118.0mm x 1057.0mm

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Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years3 Years3 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 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.

Waltons – 231 products checked, found 1 match.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
B&Q – 78905 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.
Shedstore – 1373 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 overlap board sheds 

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

5. 4′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 367 4′ x 6′ overlap board sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 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 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 28 4′ x 6′ 7mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

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

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

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm 

Product ID: SKU: SI-001-001-0145BUN

Size: 4' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Mano Mano
£319.99
See Deal
Wickes
£390.00
See Deal
Waltons
£359.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£334.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£328.99
See Deal

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