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5′ x 8′ Lotus Lean To Anthracite Grey Metal Shed (1.55m x 2.42m)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - January 1 1970 - 0 Data Points Updated - 62 Data Points Added
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Size: 5' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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The perfect home for your garden tools and outdoor furniture, the Lotus 5 x 8 Lean To Anthracite Grey Metal Shed is wonderfully stylish, supremely robust, backed by a superb 15 year guarantee and, thanks to 2 years of research and development, the easiest metal shed to assemble-ever. This ground-breaking garden shed is built from lightweight, hot-dipped galvanised steel, supported by a heavy-gauge galvanised steel frame, sturdy base rails and superior bracing throughout. Impervious to rust, the stylish sloping roof and exquisite grey painted finish ensure that this premium garden shed doesn’t just boast brawn but beauty too. Furthermore, virtually no maintenance is required, saving you money and leaving you more time to enjoy using your shed.

Completely fire-resistant, this prime metal shed meets all of the regulatory requirements for caravan parks, so there’s nothing to stop you purchasing a second and enjoying its many benefits whilst you’re on holiday too. Entry to this contemporary garden shed is gained via a single door, which can be secured by padbolt (padlock not included), offering you reassurance that your valuable items are completely safe. Once you’re inside, ventilated gables allow for a pleasant working environment and ensure optimum storage conditions for your prized possessions. With dimensions of 203cm x 155cm x 242cm, this 5 x 8 garden shed comes with a user-friendly instruction manual, video guide and technical support to help you achieve a straightforward, stress-free assembly.

ou can purchase a variety of superb accessories too, including a wooden floor, metal foundation kit and Hilti anchor screws. If you do not have an existing level base, you will require the Timber Floor Base Kit OR a Metal Foundation Kit. Please read the section below on choosing between the two kits. You will NOT need to purchase both. Please also note that this shed is supplied WITHOUT flooring. If you desire a floor you will need to purchase the timber floor base kit or add your own with the help of the metal foundation kit. Available in a range of sizes, delivery is free to most UK addresses.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of your new shed with zero hassle by choosing our installation service as an optional upgrade. Our friendly team of professional installers will assemble your new product perfectly, in no time at all, so you do not have to lift a finger. Please be advised that if you select this option, you may have to wait up to an additional 15 days before delivery. Also note that if you select Hilti screws as a further upgrade, they are not covered within the installation service.

15 year guarantee
Constructed from hot-dipped galvanised steel
Galvanised steel frame, base rails and superior bracing
Rust-resistant, fire-resistant and maintenance-free
Exquisite grey painted finish
Single door with padbolt
Ventilated gables
Supplied without flooring
Superb accessories available
Free delivery to most UK addresses
Understanding Shed Bases for Lotus Sheds
Your shed base should be constructed on level ground on top of damp proof membrane. What is the Timber Floor Base Kit? This a pressure treated timber base frame – placed on top of your damp proof membrane – which acts as a base for your shed. The kit includes pre-cut boards, completing the base and acting as a timber floor for your shed.

You will need to ensure that the base frame is placed on a reliably level surface. You should then anchor your shed to the base. Hilti screws for this task are available to purchase via the Options tab. What is the Metal Foundation Kit? This is a steel grid – placed on top of your damp proof membrane – which you can either fill with concrete to act as a base or cover with suitable plywood to create a floor. The concrete or plywood is not supplied. You must then anchor your shed to the base. Hilti screws for this task are available to purchase via the Options tab. I have an existing concrete or slab base.

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Sheds, Lean-To Sheds, Metal Sheds, Pent Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 8'
Roof Style
Door Type
Single Door
Treatment Type
15 Years
Height (Imperial)
Height (Metric)
Anchor Kit Included
234 cm
203 cm
155 cm
Roof Style
Base Size
144 x 234 cm
Roof Size
155 x242 cm
Overall Height
Wall Height
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Instructions Included
Nominal Size
5 x 8
Gutters Included
Type Of Base Included
Dimensionsnominal Size5 X 8roof Size155 X242 Cmbase Size144 X 234 Cmoverall Height203cmwall Height178cmweight70kgstandard Featuresanchor Kit Includednotranslucent Roof Panels Included0gutters Includednowindows Included0type Of Base Includednoneinstructions Includedyescolouranthracite Greywarranty15 Yearsbrandlotus
Construction Type
Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel
Ridge Height (Imperial)
Ridge Height (Metric)
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
Depth At Base (Imperial)
Depth At Base (Metric)
Door Height (Imperial)
Door Height (Metric)
Door Width (Imperial)
Door Width (Metric)
Roof Material
Width At Base (Imperial)
Width At Base (Metric)
Packaged Weight
Overall Depth (Imperial)
Overall Depth (Metric)
Overall Height (Imperial)
Overall Height (Metric)
Overall Width (Imperial)
Overall Width (Metric)
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1720.0mm x 670.0mm
High Grade 0.3mm Steel and Paint Finish

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird


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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 3 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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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. – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches. – 1999 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. Galvanised: Galvanising steel or Zinc Galvanised steel as it is sometimes called refers to the process where steel is immersed into molten zinc. This is where a series of zinc-iron alloy forms a series layers via a metallurgical reaction between the iron and zinc, providing a robust coating which is an integral part of the steel.

Galvanised steel is among the most corrosion resistant due to its sacrificial protection and self-repairing properties. According to the Galvanizers Association they say “Hot dip galvanising offers coverage both externally and internally within hollow sections, it self-repairs when damaged, sacrifices itself to protect the base metal, is environmentally sustainable, has good impact and abrasion-resistance and a maintenance-free life of 50 years or more. Galvanised steel is widely used in applications where corrosion protection is needed and can be identified by the crystallised pattern on the surface (often called a ‘spangle’).” 

2. Steel: Is the “world’s most important engineering and construction material” according to the World Steel Accosiation. When it comes to garden structure steel is often a very strong and durable metal, although if it is untreated then it is prone to rust and corrosion. Steel is an alloy of iron mixed with less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese and small amounts of silicon, phosphorus, sulphur and oxygen. When steel comes into contact with water and oxygen there is a chemical reaction and the steel begins to revert to its original form – iron oxide (that’s Rust to the layperson). Steel must be coated in a protective layer to stop this reaction, for most garden applications this consists of powder coating or the more stable and long lasting use of galvanising the steel first. 

3. Treatment types identified: galvanised, untreated 

4. Global treatment data sourced from: All galvanised sheds 

5. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 galvanised sheds 

6. 5′ x 8′ treatment data sourced from: 312 5′ x 8′ galvanised sheds 

7. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 15 years sheds 

8. Guarantee types identified: 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years 

9. Guarantee data sourced from: Lotus by globel 15 years sheds 

10. 5′ x 8′ guarantee data sourced from: 312 5′ x 8′ 15 years guaranteed sheds 

11. Cladding types identified: metal, steel 

12. Global cladding data sourced from: All steel sheds 

13. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 steel sheds 

14. 5′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 312 5′ x 8′ steel sheds 

15. Roof material types identified: metal 


Size: 5' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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