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6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 12 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 389228

Size: 6' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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75
Good Ranked in the Top 28% of Sheds.
Position 1504 of 5459 Sheds - Up 153 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
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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 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation

The 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation comes with a reverse apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 6′ x 4′ use a polyethylene [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

Our experts say this has 2 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 sand felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

2. A pressure treated 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.

Cladding

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst 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 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [5], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [6]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 19% of 6′ x 4′ sheds (69 in total) [7], and if we compare this item against those 69 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 4′ overlap board shed.

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 12 found on same-size sheds [8]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [9] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [10] we analysed. 8% of 6′ x 4′ sheds (28 in total) use 7mm thick walls [11], and if we compare this item against those 28 we find it’s Expert Score is 8% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 4′ 7mm shed.

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Roofing

Sand felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 3% of sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of 6′ x 4′ sheds. 6% of 6′ x 4′ sheds (21 in total) make use of a sand felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 6% higher than the average.

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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 3 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. 21% of 6′ x 4′ sheds (78 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

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Window

Polyethylene 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 4′ sheds [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 4% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 13% of 6′ x 4′ sheds with windows (24 in total) use polyethylene windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those polyethylene 6′ x 4′ sheds (83), the 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 7 6′ x 4′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £8 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 7 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 £485 with this 6′ x 4′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed. It is priced at £310, this is 156% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 5 points higher than the 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 87 for this product, the 6′ x 4′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed is the best 6′ x 4′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £310, that’s £485 less than the 6x4ft Forest Wooden Overlap Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed -incl. Installation.

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 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex 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 4′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 65GEYZ
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden 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.
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Platinum Tall Pent Metal Shed
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ 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.
6′ x 4′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Apex Shed
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed
4’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex 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)
6' x 4'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Reverse Apex
Number of Windows
1
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
External Dimensions
216.8 x 188.2 x 133.8
Industry Standards Certification
FSC
Product Dimensions
216.8 x 188.2 x 133.8cm
Assembly Options
Installation Service Included
Weight Of Product (kg)
160
Number Of Doors
1
Effects And Finish
Pressure Treated
Floor Material
OSB
Glazing Material
Polyethylene
Roof Covering
Sand Felt
Shed Construction Type
Overlap
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 7575787878
Price £303.00£254.99£1,284.00£469.00£1,310.00
Size 6' x 3'4' x 3'10' x 14'3' x 5'0' x 0'
Brand BillyOhMerciaAdleyRedlandsMercia
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm7mm9mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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 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.

Homebase – 35509 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.
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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Polyethylene: Polyethylene (Low Density) LDPE, LLDPE is not commonly used for the construction of garden buildings or storage units. The most common use for LDPE is in the thin film used to cover poly tunnels.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Polyethylene (Low Density) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of 65 °C. This is however offset by the outstanding Notched Impact Strength data that showed ‘no break’. 

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

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

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

7. 6′ x 4′ cladding data sourced from: 367 6′ x 4′ overlap board sheds 

8. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 34mm, 44mm 

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

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

11. 6′ x 4′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 28 6′ x 4′ 7mm sheds 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt, shingles 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: 389228

Size: 6' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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