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5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 67 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SI-001-001-0013BUN

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Wickes
£260.00
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Waltons
£289.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£239.00
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ShedStore
£279.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£254.99
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75
Good Ranked in the Top 14% of Garden Storage.
Position 134 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 134 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 5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage

The 5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage comes with a pent style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 4′ x 3′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

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 mineral felt roof covering found on this garden storage 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 garden storage fairs across the market.

Cladding

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for garden storage walls out of the 6 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (15 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [3], as well as being used on 6% (6 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [4]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 5% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (3 in total) [5].

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this the worst thickness out of the 5 found on same-size garden storage [6]. It is used on 1% of all garden storage [7] and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of garden storage [8] we analysed. 3% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (2 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 2 types we’ve found on same-size garden storage [10]. This roofing material is used on 2% of all garden storage analysed, and 13% of the top 10% of garden storage. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this garden storage is 3 points lower than the average for 4′ x 3’s that use osb roof material (75 vs the average of 78), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 4′ x 3′ garden storage. 3% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (2 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden storage which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size garden storage [11]. It’s used on 1% of all garden storage and 8% of the top 10% of garden storage. 3% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (2 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden storage [12]. It comes fitted on 6% of garden storage and used on 29% of the top 10% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage. While the Expert Score of the average mineral felt covered 4′ x 3′ garden storage is 3 points higher than this item (75 vs the average of 78), 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 3′ garden storage. 3% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (2 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden storage chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of garden storage [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 2% of all garden storage we analysed, and 16% of the top 10% of those garden storage. 5% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (3 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

A 8mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the worst floor board thickness according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size garden storage [14]. It’s found on 2% of all garden storage and used on 8% of the top 10% of garden storage. 6% of 4′ x 3′ garden storage (4 in total) use 8mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 1430mm (5′) which is 43% more than the average 4′ x 3′ garden storage, giving you 430.0mm (1′) extra height.

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Doors

The door height is 1,224.00mm (4′) tall which is 40% or 349.00mm (1′) taller than the average 4′ x 3′.
The door width is 1,339.00mm (4′) wide which is 10% or 117.25mm (0.4′) wider than the average 4′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 29 4′ x 3′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage has an Expert Score that is 18% lower than average and is £13 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 29 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 £85 with this 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store. It is priced at £170, this is 50% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 17 points higher than the 5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 75 for this product, the Forest Garden 6 x 2ft Timber Log Store with Tool Storage is the best 4′ x 3′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £255, that’s £1 more than the 5×3 Mercia Overlap Mower Wooden Garden Storage.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 2 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store
Shiplap Pent Garden Store Pressure Treated

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 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Forest Garden 6 x 2ft Timber Log Store with Tool Storage
Asgard 4 Metal Gas Bottle Storage
4’6 x 2’11 Trimetals Green Stowaway Garden Metal Storage Unit

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 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6×2.5 Biohort Metallic Bronze Leisure Time 180 Storage Box
6′ x 2′ Sapphire Anthracite Metal Garden Cushion Storage Box
5’10 x 2’7 Mercia Overlap Premium Tall Wooden Garden Storage

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 1 other options that will fill those needs.
Keter Manor 4 x 3ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/ Brown

Product Details

Building Type
Cheap Garden Storage, Cheap Sheds, Cheap Wooden Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Garden Storage, Lawn Mower Sheds, Pent Sheds, Shed with Windows, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Wooden Sheds, Wooden Garden Storage, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Number Of Doors
1
Weight
57 kg
Building Type
Storage Sheds
Made To Order
N
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
OSB
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1280mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1280mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1420mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1420mm
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1224.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1224.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1339.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1339.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
2' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
86cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
4' 5"
Internal Width (Metric)
134cm
Depth (Imperial)
3' 1"
Depth (Metric)
0.95m
Width (Imperial)
4' 8"
Width (Metric)
1.43m
Anti-rot Guarantee
10 Years
Cladding Material
Overlap
Metric Size (meters)
1.5 x 0.9
Under 2.5m Tall
Yes
Windowless
Yes
Door Size (Imperial)
4' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1224.0mm x 1339.0mm
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Height (Imperial)
1430mm
Height (Metric)
1430mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Locking System
Lockable
Construction Type
Overlap
Depth At Base (Imperial)
3'
Depth At Base (Metric)
910.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
5'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
1420.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
4'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1270.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
5'
Width At Base (Metric)
1430.0mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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 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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. 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 garden storage 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 overlap board garden storage 

5. 4′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 63 4′ x 3′ overlap board garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm, 16mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 7mm garden storage 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 96 7mm garden storage 

9. 4′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 2 4′ x 3′ 7mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: hd wefs, osb 

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

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm 

Product ID: SKU: SI-001-001-0013BUN

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Wickes
£260.00
See Deal
Waltons
£289.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£239.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£279.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£254.99
See Deal

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