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8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 73 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: SI-004-001-0024

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

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Average Ranked in the Top 34% of Greenhouses.
Position 280 of 836 Greenhouses - Up 280 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed

The 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable single doors that use a turn button locking system; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 16 windows used on this particular 8′ x 6′ use a styrene [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this greenhouse is one the best available for greenhouses rated by our experts.

2. The mineral felt roof covering found on this greenhouse is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this greenhouse fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for greenhouse walls out of the 3 types [4] we’ve identified on same-size greenhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 4% (32 of 787) of all greenhouses analysed [5], as well as being used on 5% (4 of 78) of the top 10% of greenhouses [6]. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this greenhouse is 6 points lower than the average for shiplap tongue & groove clad 8′ x 6’s (67 vs the average of 73) [7], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 8′ x 6′ greenhouses. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 11% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (8 in total).

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 2 found on same-size greenhouses [8]. It is used on 5% of all greenhouses [9] and is also used across 13% of the top 10% of greenhouses [10] we analysed. 8% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (6 in total) use 12mm thick walls [11].

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Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size greenhouses [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 1% of greenhouses and used on 1% of the top 10% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses. 3% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (2 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (67), the 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 67.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this greenhouse chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size greenhouses [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all greenhouses we analysed, with none of the top 78 greenhouses making use of this kind of floor material. 3% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (2 in total) use osb construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 8′ x 6′ greenhouses (67), the 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 67.

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Window

Styrene windows come installed on this greenhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 2 glazing types found on 8′ x 6′ greenhouses [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 9% of all windowed greenhouses and 12% of the top 10% of greenhouses with windows we analysed. 16% of 8′ x 6′ greenhouses with windows (8 in total) use styrene windows.

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Height

The height of this greenhouse is 2030mm (7′) which is 2% less than the average 8′ x 6′ greenhouse, giving you 50.0mm (0.2′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,720.00mm (6′) tall which is 3% or 56.00mm (0.2′) taller than the average 8′ x 6′.
The door width is 550.00mm (2′) wide which is 10% or 52.75mm (0.2′) narrower than the average 8′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 12 8′ x 6′ greenhouses with comparable specifications. The 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed has an Expert Score that is 16% lower than average and is £90 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring greenhouses out of the 12 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 £711 with this 8 x 6 Greenhouse in a Box. It is priced at £458, this is 155% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 15 points higher than the 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 67 for this product, the 8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse is the best 8′ x 6′ greenhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,659, that’s £1,490 more than the 8′ x 6′ Mercia Traditional Shiplap Wooden Apex Greenhouse Combi Shed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a greenhouse with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
8 x 6 Shiplap Single Door Potting Shed Wooden Greenhouse
Forest 8x6ft Vale Greenhouse

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 greenhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Hybrid Grey Greenhouse

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 greenhouses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6’x8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Green Polycarbonate Greenhouse
6’x8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Walk In Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse

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.
8’x6′ Forest Vale Victorian Wooden Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Harmony Grey Greenhouse
6′ x 8′ Palram Canopia Mythos Grey Greenhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Greenhouses, Wooden Greenhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
16
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Mercia Greenhouse
External Dimensions
H-2039MM X W-1973MM X D-2447MM
Product Contains
Felt, Fixings, Instructions
Internal Dimensions
H-1509MM X W-1776MM X D-2287MM
Industry Standards Certification
FSC certified wood
Additional Information
Building is supplied in a factory applied dip treatment that requires further spirit based treatment once assembled and annually. The building is delivered flat packed in pre-assembled panels for home assembly
Additional Assembly Information
2 person assembly
Product Dimensions
8x6ft
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Locking System
Turn Button
Number Of Doors
2
Floor Material
OSB
Glazing Material
Styrene
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1602.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1602.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1720.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1720.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
550.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
550.0mm
Depth (Imperial)
7' 10"
Depth (Metric)
2.39m
Height (Imperial)
2030mm
Height (Metric)
2030mm
Width (Imperial)
6' 1"
Width (Metric)
1.85m
Building Type
Wooden Greenhouse
Anti-rot Guarantee
10 Years
Metric Size (meters)
1.8 x 2.4
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1720.0mm x 550.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
3' 10" /3' 7"
Internal Depth (Metric)
116cm/110cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5' 11" /5' 10"
Internal Width (Metric)
180cm/177cm
Opening Windows
1 Opening Window
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Construction Type
Shiplap
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2039.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2039.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2447.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1972.0mm
Framing Size
28x28mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2397.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1862.0mm
Packaged Weight
230kgs
Overall Depth (Imperial)
8'
Overall Depth (Metric)
2447.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
7'
Overall Height (Metric)
2039.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
6'
Overall Width (Metric)
1972.0mm

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Expert Score 6370686373
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Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 6 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.

Waltons – 231 products checked, found 1 match.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.

Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.

Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². 

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

4. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

5. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove greenhouses 

6. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 78 shiplap tongue & groove greenhouses 

7. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 74 8′ x 6′ shiplap tongue & groove greenhouses 

8. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm 

9. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm greenhouses 

10. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 78 12mm greenhouses 

11. 8′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 6 8′ x 6′ 12mm greenhouses 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, osb, styrene 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

14. Glazing material types identified: styrene, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: SI-004-001-0024

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

HomeBase
£1,360.00
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Wickes
£1,100.00
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Waltons
£899.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£1,099.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£1,169.00
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BuyShedsDirect
£1,169.00
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