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8 x 6 (2.39m x 1.83m) – Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove – Apex Workshop – 1 Opening Window – Double Doors – 12mm Tongue And Groove Floor

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 13 Data Points Updated - 4 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 37124

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£1,587.69
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Good Ranked in the Top 52% of Sheds.
Position 2819 of 5459 Sheds - Down 598 places from previous update.
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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 Oakhams 8′ x 6′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows

The Oakhams 8′ x 6′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows comes with an apex style roof, is fit with lockable double doors that use a hasp and staple locking system, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 6′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[2]

Our experts say this has 3 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. 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

Great, 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 [3] 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 [4], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [5]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 34% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (160 in total) [6], and if we compare this item against those 160 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 8′ x 6′ shiplap tongue & groove shed.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 13 found on same-size sheds [7]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [8] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [9] we analysed. 54% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (254 in total) use 12mm thick walls [10], and if we compare this item against those 254 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 8′ x 6′ 12mm shed.

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Roofing

A 8mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 13 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 5% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 6% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (29 in total) use a 8mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 6% higher than average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1585mm (5′) which is 18% less than the average 8′ x 6′ shed, giving you 278.0mm (0.9′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 762.00mm (2′) tall which is 105% or 798.08mm (3′) shorter than the average 8′ x 6′.
The door width is 1,615.00mm (5′) wide which is 45% or 498.72mm (2′) wider than the average 8′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 10 8′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Oakhams 8′ x 6′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £17 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 10 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 £726 with this 9 x 5 Windowless Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Pent Shed With Single Door. It is priced at £1,759, this is 41% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 5 points less than the Oakhams 8′ x 6′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows.

The Oakhams 8′ x 6′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows is the best scoring shed available out of all 10 8′ x 6′ sheds we analysed.

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 10′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Bike Store

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.
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
6′ x 8′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL 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.
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door 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.
7′ x 7′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds, Workshop Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Locking System
Hasp and Staple
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1585mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1585mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2073mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2073mm
Door Height (Imperial)
2'
Door Height (Metric)
762mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1615mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8mm
Roof Thickness
8mm OSB Solid Sheet Board
Ridge Height
6'9" (2.07m)
Eaves Height
5'3" (1.60m)
Width
5.08 cm
Door Size
5'4" x 2'6"
Roof Style
Apex
Bearers
34mm x 34mm
Internal Size
7'10" x 6' (2.39m x 1.83m)
External Size
8'2" x 6' (2.48m x 1.83m)
Felt
Mineral
Bearers Direction
Front to Back
Fsc Certified
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly garden building
Environmental Certification
FSC
Walls & Floor Thickness
12mm shiplap tongue and groove
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
1615mm x 762mm
Door Size (Metric)
1615mm x 762mm

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Expert Score 7583758585
Price £303.00£1,449.00£254.99£1,329.00£1,599.00
Size 6' x 3'7' x 5'4' x 3'6' x 8'6' x 8'
Brand BillyOhShed Republic UltimateMerciaShed Republic UltimateShed Republic Ultimate
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm7mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years3 Years3 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

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 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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 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.
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. 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

4. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 34mm, 44mm 

8. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm sheds 

9. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 12mm sheds 

10. 8′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 254 8′ x 6′ 12mm sheds 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

Product ID: SKU: 37124

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£1,587.69
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.