8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed
Product ID: SKU: LOTUS8X4PENTAGS
Size: 8' x 4'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed
The 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed comes with a pent style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, and is treated using a galvanised process .
Base material: steel 
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. A 0.3mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.
2. A galvanised 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.
The galvanised treatment process used here is the best type of treatment out of 2  types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 13%  (547 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 30%  (129 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. You’ll also find the galvanised treatment showing up on 8% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (29 in total ), and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 4′ sheds (94), the 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.
On a metal 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 metal Sheds ranging from zero right up to a 30 years guarantee.
This metal shed comes with a 15 years guarantee. Most metal shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) .
For this particular brand (Lotus by Globel) they offer 12  different types of guarantees on their metal sheds, with the 15 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 15 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Lotus by Globel metal 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 8′ x 4′ metal sheds (we found 349 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years . 44.99% came with a 10 year guarantee, 36.96% came with a missing guarantee, 12.03% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.29% came with a 20 year guarantee, 1.15% came with a 30 year guarantee, 1.15% came with a 1 year guarantee, 0.57% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.57% came with a 3 year guarantee, 0.29% came with a 25 year guarantee, 0.00% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.
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The steel 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 14% (592 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 29% (128 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the steel cladding showing up on 10% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (34 in total) , and if we compare this item against those 34 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 8′ x 4′ steel shed.
The walls are 0.3mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 2 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 1% of all sheds  and is also used across 6% of the top 10% of sheds  we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than the average for 8′ x 4’s that use 0.3mm thick cladding (97 vs the average of 98) , you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 8′ x 4′ sheds. 1% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (5 in total) use 0.3mm thick walls.
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Metal is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this an about average form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size sheds . This roofing material is used on 3% of all sheds analysed, and 17% of the top 10% of sheds. 5% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (18 in total) use metal construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 4′ sheds (95), the 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.
A 0.3mm thick roof material was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material and is the only thickness identified on same-size sheds . It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 4% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (4 in total) use a 0.3mm thick roof material.
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A 0.3mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the worst floor board thickness according to our experts and a further analysis shows us this is the only thickness used on same-size sheds . It’s found on 1% of all sheds and used on 4% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 8′ x 4′ sheds (3 in total) use 0.3mm thick floor boarding.
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The height of this shed is 1780mm (6′) which is 13% less than the average 8′ x 4′ shed, giving you 228.0mm (0.7′) less headroom.
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The door height is 1,700.00mm (6′) tall which is 10% or 152.56mm (0.5′) taller than the average 8′ x 4′.
The door width is 1,050.00mm (3′) wide which is 8% or 88.99mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 8′ x 4′.
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We found 37 8′ x 4′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed has an Expert Score that is 7% higher than average and is £151 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 37 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 £175 with this 6×5 Apex Metal Shed. It is priced at £225, this is 78% less than this and has an Expert Score of 100, 2 points higher than the 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the 6′ x 5′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed is the best 8′ x 4′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £370, that’s £30 less than the 8′ x 4′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent Metal 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 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 10′ x 4′ 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
6’4 x 2’9 Trimetals Metal Bike Shed Anthracite
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 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ 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.
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Comparisons of Similar Sheds
|Size||7' x 3'||6' x 6'||5' x 3'||6' x 3'||6' x 2'|
|Brand||Lotus by Globel||Lotus by Globel||Lotus by Globel||Trimetals||Asgard|
|Guarantee||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||25 Years||10 Years|
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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.
1. Galvanised: Galvanising steel or Zinc Galvanised steel as it is sometimes called refers to the process where steel is immersed into molten zinc. This is where a series of zinc-iron alloy forms a series layers via a metallurgical reaction between the iron and zinc, providing a robust coating which is an integral part of the steel.
Galvanised steel is among the most corrosion resistant due to its sacrificial protection and self-repairing properties. According to the Galvanizers Association they say “Hot dip galvanising offers coverage both externally and internally within hollow sections, it self-repairs when damaged, sacrifices itself to protect the base metal, is environmentally sustainable, has good impact and abrasion-resistance and a maintenance-free life of 50 years or more. Galvanised steel is widely used in applications where corrosion protection is needed and can be identified by the crystallised pattern on the surface (often called a ‘spangle’).” ↩
2. Steel: Is the “world’s most important engineering and construction material” according to the World Steel Accosiation. When it comes to garden structure steel is often a very strong and durable metal, although if it is untreated then it is prone to rust and corrosion. Steel is an alloy of iron mixed with less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese and small amounts of silicon, phosphorus, sulphur and oxygen. When steel comes into contact with water and oxygen there is a chemical reaction and the steel begins to revert to its original form – iron oxide (that’s Rust to the layperson). Steel must be coated in a protective layer to stop this reaction, for most garden applications this consists of powder coating or the more stable and long lasting use of galvanising the steel first. ↩
19. Roof material types identified: metal ↩
20. Roof thickness types identified: 0.3mm ↩
21. Floor thickness types identified: 0.3mm ↩