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6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 21 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: LOTUS63AGBUN

Size: 6' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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100
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 2% of Sheds.
Position 66 of 5459 Sheds - Up 362 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Our verdict on the 6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed

The 6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system, and is treated using a galvanised process [1].

Base material: steel [2]

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. A galvanised treatment like the one used on this shed is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.

Treatment/Guarantee

The galvanised treatment process used here is the best type of treatment out of 2 [3] types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 13% [4] (547 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 30% [5] (129 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. You’ll also find the galvanised treatment showing up on 36% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (44 in total [6]), and if we compare this item against those 44 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 3′ galvanised shed.

On a metal shed, the guarantee that the manufacturer offers is usually a very good indicator of the quality of the building. The longer the guarantee the more the manufacturer believes in the quality of the building they have produced. Typically we see manufacturer guarantees for metal Sheds ranging from zero right up to a 30 years guarantee.

This metal shed comes with a 15 years guarantee. Most metal shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) [7].

For this particular brand (Lotus by Globel) they offer 12 [8] different types of guarantees on their metal sheds, with the 15 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 15 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Lotus by Globel metal sheds [9]. It is great that this shed was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 6′ x 3′ metal sheds (we found 123 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [10]. 44.72% came with a missing guarantee, 36.59% came with a 10 year guarantee, 16.26% came with a 15 year guarantee and 2.44% came with a 25 year guarantee.

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Cladding

The steel cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for walls and is the only type [11] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 14% (592 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [12], as well as being used on 29% (128 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [13]. You’ll also find the steel cladding showing up on 37% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (46 in total) [14], and if we compare this item against those 46 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 3′ steel shed.

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Roofing

Metal is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this an about average form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size sheds [15]. This roofing material is used on 3% of all sheds analysed, and 17% of the top 10% of sheds. 7% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (9 in total) use metal construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 8% higher than the average in this regard.

A 0.33mm thick roof material was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [16]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. Our data on all 6′ x 3′ sheds shows us this is the only one to use a 0.33mm roofing solution.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1780.0mm (6′) which is 1% more than the average 6′ x 3′ shed, giving you 22.5mm (0.1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,700.00mm (6′) tall which is 16% or 229.06mm (0.8′) taller than the average 6′ x 3′.
The door width is 630.00mm (2′) wide which is 80% or 506.59mm (2′) narrower than the average 6′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 46 6′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed has an Expert Score that is 7% higher than average and is £96 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 46 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 Rough Surface 6×3 Apex Metal Shed. It is priced at £205, this is 41% less than this and has an Expert Score of 100, 0 points equal than the 6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed.

The 6′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Shed is the best scoring shed available out of all 46 6′ x 3′ sheds we analysed.

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.
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To
6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular 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 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6×3 Trimetals Green Metal Bicycle Store Garden Bike Storage
6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store

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.
6′ x 3′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Pent Wooden Shed
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
6×3 Trimetals Green Metal Bicycle Store Garden Bike 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 3 other options that will fill those needs.
Oren 6′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 6′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
6′ x 3′ Jasmine Pent Plastic Shed with Foundation Kit

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Metal Sheds, Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Metal Sheds, Small Metal Sheds, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 3'
Material
Metal
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
steel
Treatment Type
Galvanised
Guarantee
15 Years
Locking System
Lockable
Construction Type
Pre Profiled Wall Sheet
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1780.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1780.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1930.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1930.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
3'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
920.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1840.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
3'
Depth At Base (Metric)
820.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1700.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1700.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
630.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
630.0mm
Roof Material
Metal
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
0.33mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
0.33mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1710.0mm
Packaged Weight
45kg
Roof Thickness
0.33mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1700.0mm x 630.0mm

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Expert Score 98981009598
Price £359.99£644.99£329.99£1,039.00£799.99
Size 7' x 3'6' x 6'5' x 3'6' x 3'6' x 2'
Brand Lotus by GlobelLotus by GlobelLotus by GlobelTrimetalsAsgard
Material MetalMetalMetalMetalMetal
Cladding Thickness 0.3mm0.3mm
Guarantee 15 Years15 Years15 Years25 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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 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.
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.
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.
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. 6′ x 3′ treatment data sourced from: 123 6′ x 3′ galvanised sheds 

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

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

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

10. 6′ x 3′ guarantee data sourced from: 123 6′ x 3′ 15 years guaranteed sheds 

11. Cladding types identified: steel 

12. Global cladding data sourced from: All steel sheds 

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

14. 6′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 123 6′ x 3′ steel sheds 

15. Roof material types identified: metal 

16. Roof thickness types identified: 0.3mm, 0.33mm 

Product ID: SKU: LOTUS63AGBUN

Size: 6' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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£289.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£289.99
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