7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed
Product ID: SKU: LFTSHED745-60057
Size: 7' x 4'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed
The 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system.
Base material: plastic
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. A 40mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.
2. The high-density polyethylene (hdpe) construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.
3. A 20.0mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.
4. Our experts say this the high-density polyethylene (hdpe) 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.
On a plastic 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 plastic Sheds ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.
This plastic shed comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most plastic shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) .
For this particular brand (Lifetime) they offer 12  different types of guarantees on their plastic sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 87.50% of Lifetime plastic sheds . 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 7′ x 4′ plastic sheds (we found 146 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years . 60.96% came with a 10 year guarantee, 24.66% came with a missing guarantee, 9.59% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.05% came with a 30 year guarantee, 1.37% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.68% came with a 1 year guarantee, 0.68% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.
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The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (84 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 1% (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 8% of 7′ x 4′ sheds (11 in total) , and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 4′ sheds (85), the 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.
The walls are 40mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 2 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 1% of all sheds  and after analysing the top 436 products that make up the top 10% of sheds , we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. Further analysis shows us that out of all 7′ x 4′ sheds this is the only one to use 40mm thick walls .
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High-density polyethylene (hdpe) is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 5 types we’ve found on same-size sheds . 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. Out of all 7′ x 4′ sheds we find this is actually the only one to use a high-density polyethylene (hdpe) roofing.
A 20.0mm thick roof material was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds . It’s used on 1% of all sheds with a further analysis of the top 10% of sheds (436 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. Our data on all 7′ x 4′ sheds shows us this is the only one to use a 20.0mm roofing solution.
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The manufactures of this shed chose high-density polyethylene (hdpe) for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 5 types found on same-size sheds . 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. The data we have on all sheds shows us that this is the only 7′ x 4′ shed that comes with a high-density polyethylene (hdpe) floor material.
A 10mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is an about average floor board thickness according to our experts out of 3 found on same-size sheds . It’s found on 6% of all sheds with none of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% using a floor of this thickness. 14% of 7′ x 4′ sheds (21 in total) use 10mm thick floor boarding.
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The height of this shed is 2280.0mm (8′) which is 22% more than the average 7′ x 4′ shed, giving you 411.0mm (1′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,910.00mm (6′) tall which is 34% or 482.80mm (2′) taller than the average 7′ x 4′.
The door width is 1,370.00mm (4′) wide which is 26% or 283.80mm (0.9′) wider than the average 7′ x 4′.
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We found 13 7′ x 4′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £24 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 13 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 £799 with this 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Grey Skylight Plastic Shed. It is priced at £400, this is 200% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 0 points equal than the 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 87 for this product, the 6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey is the best 7′ x 4′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £450, that’s £749 less than the 7′ x 4.5′ Lifetime Plastic 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 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ 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 Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 5′ Palram Canopia Rubicon Double Door Premium Plastic Shed Dark Grey
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 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
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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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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.
13. Roof material types identified: abs, high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic, polycarbonate, polypropylene ↩
14. Roof thickness types identified: 1mm, 20mm ↩
15. Floor material types identified: abs, high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic, polycarbonate, polypropylene ↩
16. Floor thickness types identified: 10mm, 45mm ↩