7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (2.32m x 1.54m)
Product ID: SKU: SDA75DDMHDBUN
Size: 7' x 5'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed
The 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable double doors that use a plate hasp & staple locking system; is treated using a dip treated process ; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 5′ use a polyethylene  glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: wood
Certifications this product meets:
FSC certified timber
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 shiplap 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. The mineral felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.
4. 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.
Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.
The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 36% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (135 in total) , and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ sheds (90), the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 54% of all sheds  and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds  we analysed. 58% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (219 in total) use 12mm thick walls , and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ sheds (91), the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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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 . This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. 21% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (78 in total) use osb construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ sheds (91), the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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 . 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, with this product having an Expert Score 13% higher than average.
Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds , is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 22% of sheds and used on 49% of the top 10% of 7′ x 5′ sheds. 35% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (132 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ sheds (89), the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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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 . 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. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ sheds (90), the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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 . It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (12 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 12% higher than average.
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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 . 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, with this product having an Expert Score of 11% higher than the average.
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The height of this shed is 2257mm (7′) which is 11% more than the average 7′ x 5′ shed, giving you 229.0mm (0.8′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 8% or 120.81mm (0.4′) taller than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,180.00mm (4′) wide which is 4% or 42.45mm (0.1′) wider than the average 7′ x 5′.
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We found 323 7′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £79 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 £516 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 384% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 0 points equal than the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 92 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 £24 more than the 7′ x 5′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door 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
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|Guarantee||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||10 Years||3 Years|
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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.
Homebase – 35509 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.
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.
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’. ↩
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. ↩
12. Roof material types identified: glass, mineral felt, osb, sand felt, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove ↩
13. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm ↩
14. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt ↩
15. Floor material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove ↩
16. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm ↩
17. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass ↩