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6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 56 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SECS1006DSL-1AA

Size: 6' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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Good Ranked in the Top 19% of Sheds.
Position 1019 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,019 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 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed

The 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 4 windows used on this particular 6′ x 10′ use a 3mm single glazed material.

Base material: wood

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 shiplap 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 shiplap 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

Outstanding, 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 4 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]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 1 point below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 6′ x 10’s (they have an average Expert Score of 88), with it being on 42% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 33% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (146 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 13 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 2 points below the average 12mm clad 6′ x 10’s score of 89, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 62% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (279 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Shiplap tongue & groove is the cladding 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 1% of all sheds analysed, and after looking top 10% of sheds (436 in total), none of them make use of this roof material. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than the average for 6′ x 10’s that use shiplap tongue & groove roof material (87 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 6′ x 10′ sheds. 1% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (2 in total) use shiplap tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 3% of all sheds and 5% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 3 points below that of the average for 6′ x 10’s that use 12.0mm roofing (87 vs the average of 90), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 6′ x 10′ sheds. 3% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (13 in total) use a 12.0mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 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 6′ x 10′ sheds. 27% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (123 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 10′ sheds (86), the 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose shiplap tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this one of the best forms of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all sheds we analysed, with none of the top 436 sheds making use of this kind of floor material. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than that of the average for 6′ x 10’s floored with a shiplap tongue & groove material (87 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring materials available on 6′ x 10′ sheds. 1% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (2 in total) use shiplap tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 11 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 6′ x 10’s that use 12mm flooring (87 vs the average of 89), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 27% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (119 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 7 glazing types found on 6′ x 10′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 23% of 6′ x 10′ sheds with windows (70 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 6′ x 10′ sheds (87), the 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

The windows on this shed use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 8 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 10% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 35% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 1 point below the average of 88 for windowed 6′ x 10’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 35% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of shed. 11% of 6′ x 10′ sheds (33 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2140mm (7′) which is 6% more than the average 6′ x 10′ shed, giving you 112.0mm (0.4′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,710.00mm (6′) tall which is 2% or 31.52mm (0.1′) taller than the average 6′ x 10′.
The door width is 900.00mm (3′) wide which is 13% or 104.22mm (0.3′) wider than the average 6′ x 10′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 393 6′ x 10′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £44 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 393 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 £1,138 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Wooden Corner 8′ x 8′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with Two Opening Windows Top Coat. It is priced at £181, this is 629% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 0 points equal than the 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 87 for this product, the 8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed is the best 6′ x 10′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,299, that’s £20 less than the 6′ x 10′ Shire Premium Security Apex Wooden Garden 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.
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
Adley 10′ x 6′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
9’x6′ Tiger Shiplap Windowless Pent Shed Plus

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.
8′ x 7′ Yardmaster Green 87GEYZ Metal Shed
9’11 x 6’5 Yardmaster Balmoral 106WGL Metal Shed
10′ x 6′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex 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.
8′ x 7′ Yardmaster Green 87GEYZ Metal Shed
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8′ x 8′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal 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.
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
10′ x 6′ Shed Republic Ultimate Barnstyle Workshop Stable Door
Oren 8′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Security Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 10'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1881mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1881mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1710.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1710.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
900.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
900.0mm
Roof Material
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Internal Depth (Imperial)
9' 6"
Internal Depth (Metric)
290.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5' 7"
Internal Width (Metric)
170.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2140mm
Height (Metric)
2140mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
0.1'
Framing Size (Metric)
44.0mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1710.0mm x 900.0mm
Locking System
Lock and Key
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2050.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2050.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
10'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
3190.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1930.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
10'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2990.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1790.0mm

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Guarantee 3 Years15 Years3 Years3 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 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.

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.
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.
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 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

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

5. 6′ x 10′ cladding data sourced from: 449 6′ x 10′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 34mm, 72mm 

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

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

9. 6′ x 10′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 279 6′ x 10′ 12mm sheds 

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

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

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

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

14. Floor thickness types identified: 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, double glazed, horticultural glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.75mm, 2.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: SECS1006DSL-1AA

Size: 6' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Sheds.co.uk
£1,319.00
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ShedStore
£1,319.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£1,319.00
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