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6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed (1.8m x 1.3m)

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: 37879

Size: 6' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£906.92
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Good Ranked in the Top 51% of Sheds.
Position 2733 of 5459 Sheds - Down 191 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed

The 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 6′ x 5′ use a polycarbonate [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

Our experts say this has 4 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 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. A floor that is 16mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

4. This polycarbonate glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.

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

Cladding

Great, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [4] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [5], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [6]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 51% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (126 in total) [7], and if we compare this item against those 126 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 5′ tongue & groove shed.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 8 found on same-size sheds [8]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [9] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [10] we analysed. 68% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (167 in total) use 12mm thick walls [11], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (93), the 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 95.

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Roofing

A 8mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 9 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [12]. It’s used on 5% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 9% of 6′ x 5′ sheds (21 in total) use a 8mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 5′ sheds (93), the 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 95.

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Flooring

A 16mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 9 found on same-size sheds [13]. It’s found on 3% of all sheds and used on 3% of the top 10% of sheds. Out of all 6′ x 5′ sheds it turns out that this is the only one to use a 16mm flooring.

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Window

Polycarbonate windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the best out of the 5 glazing types found on 6′ x 5′ sheds [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. Out of all windowed 6′ x 5′ sheds this is the only shed to make use of polycarbonate windows.

The 670mm x 550mm window on this shed are 62% larger than the average 6′ x 5′ shed. The window height is 550.00mm (2′) tall which is 14% taller than the average 6′ x 5′ with 67.94mm (0.2′) extra height. The window width is 670.00mm (2′) wide which is 45% wider than the average 6′ x 5′ with 206.71mm (0.7′) wider width.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1910mm (6′) which is 2% more than the average 6′ x 5′ shed, giving you 40.0mm (0.1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 650.00mm (2′) tall which is 152% or 987.70mm (3′) shorter than the average 6′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,650.00mm (5′) wide which is 110% or 865.13mm (3′) wider than the average 6′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 196 6′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £38 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 196 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 £1,478 with this Forest Garden 7 x 5ft Overlap Dip Treated Apex Gar den Shed. It is priced at £300, this is 493% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 15 points less than the 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 95 for this product, the Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed is the best 6′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £559, that’s £1,219 less than the 6ft x 4ft Shiplap Wooden Pent 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.
Redlands 5′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap 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 5′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 4′ Yardmaster Pent Metal Shed 84PZ

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 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike 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.
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Sheds, Pent Sheds, Posh Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Thickness
16mm Thickness - Boarded
Glazing Material
Polycarbonate
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1780mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1780mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1910mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1910mm
Door Height (Imperial)
2'
Door Height (Metric)
650mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1650mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8mm
Depth At Base
1.27m (4'2")
Roof Thickness
8mm Thickness - Orient Strand Board (OSB)
Height (Imperial)
1910mm
Height (Metric)
1910mm
Ridge Height
1.91m (6'3")
Eaves Height
1.78m (5'10")
Width At Base
1.78m (5'10")
Thickness
8 mm
Height
1.91 m
Width
127 cm
Door Size
1.65m x 0.65m
Base Size
1.91m x 1.82m x 1.27m
Felt
Green Mineral Felt
Fsc Certified
Manufactured from FSC Certified Timber From Sustainable Sources
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Imperial)
670mm x 550mm
Window Size (Metric)
670mm x 550mm
Security
Plate Hasp and Staple
Door Size (Imperial)
1650mm x 650mm
Door Size (Metric)
1650mm x 650mm

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Size 6' x 3'7' x 5'4' x 3'6' x 2'7' x 5'
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Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years10 Years3 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. Polycarbonate: Is one of the toughest plastics available. The excellent toughness and thermal stability make Polycarbonate one of the most widely used thermoplastics. This durability makes this ideal for garden equipment and extremely durable plastic garden structure. Polycarbonate is also used for things such as riot shields, vandal proof glazing, safety helmets and headlamp lenses.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Polycarbonate are that it is very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of 125 °C. This is coupled with the outstanding Notched Impact Strength data of 60 – 80 Kj/m². 

3. 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. Cladding types identified: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

5. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove sheds 

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

7. 6′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 246 6′ x 5′ tongue & groove sheds 

8. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm 

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

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

11. 6′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 167 6′ x 5′ 12mm sheds 

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

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

14. Glazing material types identified: polycarbonate, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: 37879

Size: 6' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£906.92
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