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8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 75 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: OPA68MHDBUN

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 8

Mano Mano
£489.99
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B&Q
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B&Q
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Wilko
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Wickes
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80
Good Ranked in the Top 27% of Sheds.
Position 1431 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,431 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed

The 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a plate hasp & staple locking system, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 8′ x 6′ use a 0.75mm polyethylene [2] material.

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

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 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.

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

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [4] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [5], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [6]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 12% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (58 in total) [7].

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 13 found on same-size sheds [8]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [9] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [10] we analysed. 6% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (28 in total) use 7mm thick walls [11], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ sheds (80), the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 80.

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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 [12]. 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 11 points lower than the average for 8′ x 6’s that use osb roof material (80 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 8′ x 6′ sheds. 22% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (105 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 13 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [13]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 5% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (23 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding.

Sand felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size sheds [14], 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 8′ x 6′ sheds. While the Expert Score of the average sand felt covered 8′ x 6′ shed is 2 points higher than this item (80 vs the average of 82), 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 8′ x 6′ sheds. 6% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (28 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 [15]. This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 24% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (113 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 13 found on same-size sheds [16]. It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 4% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (21 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ sheds (80), the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 80.

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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 6 glazing types found on 8′ x 6′ sheds [17]. 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 8′ x 6′ sheds with windows (28 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 [18]. 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. 3% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (9 in total) use 0.75mm thick glazing, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2103mm (7′) which is 4% more than the average 8′ x 6′ shed, giving you 83.5mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 4% or 63.39mm (0.2′) taller than the average 8′ x 6′.
The door width is 582.00mm (2′) wide which is 42% or 244.64mm (0.8′) narrower than the average 8′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 7 8′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £7 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 7 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 £60 with this 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed. It is priced at £430, this is 14% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 10 points higher than the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Apex Wooden Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 80 for this product, the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Double Door Apex Wooden Shed is the best 8′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £480, that’s £10 less than the 8′ x 6′ Forest Overlap Pressure 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 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, Cheap Sheds, Cheap Wooden Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shed with Windows, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Locking System
Plate Hasp & Staple
Floor Material
OSB
Floor Thickness
14 mm / 0.55 inch
Glazing Material
Polyethylene
Roof Covering
Sand Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
14.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
14.0mm
Construction Type
Overlap
Framing Size
28 x 28mm
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
Depth At Base
2408 mm / 7 feet 10.8 inches
Roof Thickness
8 mm / 0.31 inch
Height (Imperial)
2103mm
Height (Metric)
2103mm
Door Height
1692 mm / 5 feet 6.61 inches
Door Width
582 mm / 1 foot 10.91 inches
Width At Base
1890 mm / 6 feet 2.41 inches
Width Including Overhang
1987 mm / 6 feet 6.23 inches
Thickness
8 mm
Height
1.692 m
Width
2.8 cm
Size
8' x 6'
Roof Style
Apex
Brand
Forest Garden
Environmental Certification
FSC
Treatment
Pressure treated
Depth Including Overhang
2428 mm / 7 feet 11.59 inches
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Height At Highest Point
2103 mm / 6 feet 10.8 inches
Height At Lowest Point
1597 mm / 5 feet 2.87 inches
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1692.0mm x 582.0mm
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
0.75mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
0.75mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1597mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1597mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Opening Windows
None
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mmx28mm
Glazing Type
Single Glazed
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2428.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1987.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2408.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
7'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2103.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
5'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
1597.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1890.0mm

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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 7 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.

B&Q – 78905 products checked, found 2 matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Wilko.com – 21232 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.
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. 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. 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

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

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

7. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ overlap board sheds 

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

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

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

11. 8′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 28 8′ x 6′ 7mm sheds 

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

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

14. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, osb, polyester felt, sand felt 

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

16. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: OPA68MHDBUN

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 8

Mano Mano
£489.99
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B&Q
£793.00
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B&Q
£529.00
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Wilko
£525.00
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Wickes
£570.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£494.00
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ShedStore
£489.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£489.99
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