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5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed (1.6m x 1.0m) – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on the 3ft Side

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 13 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 37943

Size: 5' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£603.74
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Average Ranked in the Top 94% of Sheds.
Position 5090 of 5459 Sheds - Down 933 places from previous update.
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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 5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on 3ft Side

The 5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on 3ft Side comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with doors that are lockable through the turn button locking system, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The 5 windows used on this particular 5′ x 3′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[2]

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 [3] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [4], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [5]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 10% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (14 in total) [6].

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 12 found on same-size sheds [7]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [8] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [9] we analysed. 4% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (5 in total) use 7mm thick walls [10].

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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 [11]. 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 17 points lower than the average for 5′ x 3’s that use osb roof material (77 vs the average of 94), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 5′ x 3′ sheds. 17% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (24 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 8mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 11 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [12]. It’s used on 5% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 6% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (9 in total) use a 8mm thick roof boarding.

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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 2 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. 17% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (24 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

A 11mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is an about average floor board thickness according to our experts out of 10 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 9% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 9% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (12 in total) use 11mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1000mm (3′) which is 80% less than the average 5′ x 3′ shed, giving you 800.0mm (3′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,590.00mm (5′) tall which is 19% or 253.67mm (0.8′) taller than the average 5′ x 3′.
The door width is 665.00mm (2′) wide which is 50% or 334.17mm (1′) narrower than the average 5′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 88 5′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on 3ft Side has an Expert Score that is 19% lower than average and is £73 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 88 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 £1,126 with this Rowlinson Timber Blocks 0.9m Pack of 2. It is priced at £57, this is 1976% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 20 points higher than the 5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on 3ft Side.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 77 for this product, the Oren 8′ x 2′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 5′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £569, that’s £614 less than the 5ft x 3ft Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Modular – CORE – *Doors is on 3ft Side.

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 3′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
Loxley 6′ x 4′ Pressure Treated Overlap Apex 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.
Loxley 6′ x 4′ Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed
5′ x 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
5′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal 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 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5′ x 3′ Absco Space Saver Pent Metal Shed Grey
5′ x 3′ Absco Space Saver Pent Metal Shed Dark Grey

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.
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Double Door Shed
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shed with Windows, Small Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
5
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Locking System
Turn Button
Floor Material
OSB
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
11mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
11mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1566mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1566mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1987mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1987mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1590mm
Door Height (Metric)
1590mm
Door Width (Imperial)
665mm
Door Width (Metric)
665mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8mm
Depth At Base
1.556m
Height (Imperial)
1000mm
Height (Metric)
1000mm
Ridge Height
1.987m (6'6")
Door Height
1.590m (5'3")
Door Width
0.665m (2'2")
Eaves Height
1.566m (5'2")
Width At Base
0.991m
Thickness
7 mm
Depth
1.56m (5'1")
Height
1 m
Width
0.99m (3' 3")
Size
5ft x 3ft
Door Size
1.530m x 0.658m
Base Size
1.99m x 0.99m x 1.56m
Felt
Black Sand Felt
Environmental Certification
FSC
Treatment
Dip Treated
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
1530mm x 658mm
Door Size (Metric)
1530mm x 658mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 7373737073
Price £339.00£329.99£955.00£439.99£13,489.00
Size 4' x 5'6' x 4'0' x 0'8' x 6'17' x 12'
Brand AdleyForest GardenMercia Garden ProductsForest GardenAdley
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 8mm7mm7mm16mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 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.
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.
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. 

2. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

4. Global cladding data sourced from: All overlap board sheds 

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

6. 5′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 140 5′ x 3′ overlap board sheds 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 34mm 

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

9. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 7mm sheds 

10. 5′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 5′ x 3′ 7mm sheds 

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

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

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

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

Product ID: SKU: 37943

Size: 5' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£603.74
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.