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7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden Shed (2.19m x 1.64m)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 28 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: ODA57MHDBUN

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
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Sheds.co.uk
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Average Ranked in the Top 70% of Sheds.
Position 3787 of 5459 Sheds - Down 2,535 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the 7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden Shed

The 7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a plate hasp & staple locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 7′ x 5′ use a 0.75mm polyethylene [2] material.

Base material: wood

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 floor that is 14mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

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 [3] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [4], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [5]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 13% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (51 in total) [6].

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [7]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [8] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [9] we analysed. 6% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (23 in total) use 7mm thick walls [10].

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Roofing

Osb is the of construction method 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 [11]. This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 21 points lower than the average for 7′ x 5’s that use osb roof material (70 vs the average of 91), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 7′ x 5′ sheds. 21% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (78 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [12]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (13 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding.

Sand felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [13], 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 7′ x 5′ sheds. While the Expert Score of the average sand felt covered 7′ x 5′ shed is 9 points higher than this item (70 vs the average of 79), you can be sure it’s not the roof covering bring the score down as this one of the highest scoring roof coverings found on 7′ x 5′ sheds. 6% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (21 in total) make use of a sand felt material as a roof covering.

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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 [14]. This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 22% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (82 in total) use osb construction for the floor.

A 14mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 10 found on same-size sheds [15]. It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 12 points lower than that of the average for 7′ x 5’s floored with a 14mm material (70 vs the average of 82), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 7′ x 5′ sheds. 3% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (12 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding.

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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 7′ x 5′ sheds [16]. 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. 9% of 7′ x 5′ sheds with windows (21 in total) use polyethylene windows.

The windows on this shed use a 0.75mm thick glazing, we rate this the worst thickness for window glazing out of 8 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [17]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and our analysis of the top 10% of sheds shows us that none of those 256 sheds that make up the top 10% come with a glazing this thick. 2% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (6 in total) use 0.75mm thick glazing.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2017mm (7′) which is 1% less than the average 7′ x 5′ shed, giving you 11.0mm (0.0′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 75.90mm (0.2′) taller than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 582.00mm (2′) wide which is 42% or 246.02mm (0.8′) narrower than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 323 7′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden Shed has an Expert Score that is 26% lower than average and is £133 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 323 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 £366 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Arran Shiplap 6′ x 6′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with One Opening Window Top Coat. It is priced at £134, this is 273% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 22 points higher than the 7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 70 for this product, the Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed is the best 7′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £674, that’s £174 more than the 7′ x 5′ Forest Overlap Dip Treated Apex Wooden 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.
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5’x7′ Tiger 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.
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green 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.
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ

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.
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Small Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Number Of Doors
1
Glazing Material
Polyethylene
Roof Covering
Sand Felt
Finish
Unpainted
Depth (Imperial)
7"
Depth (Metric)
2189.0mm
Height (Imperial)
2017mm
Height (Metric)
2017mm
Width (Imperial)
5"
Width (Metric)
1639.0mm
External Area Coverage
3.59 m²
Internal Area Coverage
3.32 m2
Weight
193 kg
Assembly Service Required
No
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Building Type
Timber shed
Country Origin
United Kingdom
Includes
Full instructions, fixing pack, plate hasp and staple latch
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
OSB
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
0.75mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
0.75mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
14.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
14.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1600mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1600mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1692.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
582.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
582.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Opening Windows
None
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Glazing Type
Single Glazed
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1692.0mm x 582.0mm
Locking System
Plate Hasp & Staple
Construction Type
Overlap
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2189.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
5'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1639.0mm
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
7'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2169.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
7'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2017.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
5'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1600.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
5'
Width At Base (Metric)
1539.0mm

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Expert Score 7070707070
Price £439.99£14,949.00£379.99£449.99£359.99
Size 8' x 6'17' x 16'6' x 4'7' x 5'6' x 4'
Brand Forest GardenAdleyForest GardenForest GardenForest Garden
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm16mm7mm7mm7mm
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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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 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.

Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. 

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’. 

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

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

6. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 378 7′ x 5′ overlap board sheds 

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

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

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

10. 7′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 23 7′ x 5′ 7mm sheds 

11. Roof material types identified: glass, mineral felt, osb, sand felt, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

12. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm 

13. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

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

15. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm 

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

17. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.75mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 7.5mm 

Product ID: SKU: ODA57MHDBUN

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Wickes
£510.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£504.00
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ShedStore
£499.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£499.99
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