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4×7 Tiger Bike Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 24 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734346.0

Size: 4'x7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£556.99
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Good Ranked in the Top 3% of Sheds.
Position 160 of 5459 Sheds - Down 95 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed

The 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed comes with an apex style roof, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lock and key locking system, and is treated using a tigerskin burnt orange (water based) process [1].

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 5 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 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 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. The mineral felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

5. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all 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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for shed walls out of the 3 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 18% of 4’x7′ sheds (26 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (95), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 8 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. 71% of 4’x7′ sheds (103 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (93), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

Read full analysis for cladding.

Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 21% of 4’x7′ sheds (31 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (96), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 9 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. 19% of 4’x7′ sheds (28 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (96), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size sheds [12], 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’x7′ sheds. 8% of 4’x7′ sheds (12 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

Read full analysis for roofing.

Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. 23% of 4’x7′ sheds (33 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (95), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 9 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. 21% of 4’x7′ sheds (31 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4’x7′ sheds (95), the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

Read full analysis for flooring.

Height

The height of this shed is 1418mm (5′) which is 32% less than the average 4’x7′ shed, giving you 451.0mm (2′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,324.00mm (4′) tall which is 8% or 103.20mm (0.3′) shorter than the average 4’x7′.
The door width is 1,495.00mm (5′) wide which is 38% or 408.80mm (1′) wider than the average 4’x7′.

Read full analysis for doors.

You Might Also Consider

We found 110 4’x7′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £211 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 110 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 £163 with this Forest Garden 7 x 5ft Overlap Dip Treated Apex Gar den Shed. It is priced at £300, this is 54% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 17 points less than the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed is the best 4’x7′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £559, that’s £96 more than the 4’x7′ Tiger Bike 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.
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent 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 5′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey

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 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 8′ 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.
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Bike Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Bike Sheds, Secure Bike Sheds, Shiplap Sheds, Small Bike Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Storage Sheds, Storage Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Bike Storage Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
TigerSkin Water Based
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1418mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1418mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1908mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1908mm
Door Height (Imperial)
4'
Door Height (Metric)
1324mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1495mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Depth (Imperial)
45.28"
Depth (Metric)
1150mm
Width (Imperial)
80.71"
Width (Metric)
2050mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
303 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
138 kgs
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Framing Style
Standard
Door Size (Imperial)
1495mm x 1324mm
Door Size (Metric)
1495mm x 1324mm
Base Size (Imperial)
45.28" x 80.71"
Base Size (Metric)
1150mm x 2050mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
41.81" x 77.24"
Internal Size (Metric)
1062mm x 1962mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
1796mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
1796mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1362mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1362mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
46.22" x 81.65"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
1174mm x 2074mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
50.16" x 87.95"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
1274mm x 2234mm

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Expert Score 7583758585
Price £303.00£1,449.00£254.99£1,329.00£1,599.00
Size 6' x 3'7' x 5'4' x 3'6' x 8'6' x 8'
Brand BillyOhShed Republic UltimateMerciaShed Republic UltimateShed Republic Ultimate
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm7mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years3 Years3 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 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. TigerSkin®: Is a solvent based wood treatment that is manufactured by AChem. Solvent based wood treatments are considered better than water based wood treatments. A solvent based treatment typically consists of 70% white spirit, this helps the treatment penetrate deeper into the wood. Water based treatments typically only consist of 10% white spirit, this reduces the penetration effectiveness of the treatment.

Achem claim the treatment acts against wood discolouring fungi (blue stain) as well as against wood boring insects. They say that the preservative requires 2-3 coats, and dries in 12 hours under normal conditions (20 °C / 65% rel. humidity). Low temperatures, increased humidity may increase drying time. The treatment is regulated under the European Biocides Regulation (EU BPR; EU 528/2012). 

2. Cladding types identified: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

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

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

5. 4’x7′ cladding data sourced from: 146 4’x7′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm 

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

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

9. 4’x7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 103 4’x7′ 12mm sheds 

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

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

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

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

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

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734346.0

Size: 4'x7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£556.99
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.