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8×4 TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 29 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767730850.0

Size: 8'x4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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75
Good Ranked in the Top 14% of Sheds.
Position 716 of 5459 Sheds - Up places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom

The 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom comes with an apex style roof, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key + turn button locking system, and is treated using a tigerskin burnt orange (water based) process [1]. The 8 four pane windows used on this particular 8’x4′ use a 3mm toughened glass material.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 6 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 tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

5. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.

6. This toughened glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.

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

Cladding

Amazing, 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 [2] 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 [3], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 1 point below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 8’x4’s (they have an average Expert Score of 91), with it being on 42% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 33% of 8’x4′ sheds (114 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 11 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 1 point below the average 12mm clad 8’x4’s score of 91, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 61% of 8’x4′ sheds (212 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 3 points below the average of 93 for 8’x4’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 57% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 34% of 8’x4′ sheds (120 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 11 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 3 points below that of the average for 8’x4’s that use 12mm roofing (90 vs the average of 93), with it being on 48% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 30% of 8’x4′ sheds (106 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], 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 8’x4′ sheds. 35% of 8’x4′ sheds (122 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 8’x4′ sheds (89), the 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 2 points below the average of 92 for 8’x4’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 59% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 38% of 8’x4′ sheds (131 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 12 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 8’x4’s that use 12mm flooring (90 vs the average of 92), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 34% of 8’x4′ sheds (117 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 7 glazing types found on 8’x4′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 12% of all windowed sheds and 58% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 4 points below the average of 94 for windowed 8’x4’s use toughened glass windows, with it being on 58% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this shed is using a quality glazing type. 18% of 8’x4′ sheds with windows (40 in total) use toughened glass windows.

The windows on this shed use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 8 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 10% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 35% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 2 points below the average of 92 for windowed 8’x4’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 35% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of shed. 15% of 8’x4′ sheds (35 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

The 457mm x 610mm windows on this shed are 10% larger than the average 8’x4′ shed. The window height is 610.00mm (2′) tall which is 22% taller than the average 8’x4′ with 110.44mm (0.4′) extra height. The window width is 457.00mm (2′) wide which is 1% narrower than the average 8’x4′ with 3.60mm (0.0′) narrower width.

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Height

The Height of this shed is 1850mm (6′) which sits right on the average height of all 8’x4′ sheds.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 79.68mm (0.3′) taller than the average 8’x4′.
The door width is 785.00mm (3′) wide which is 5% or 37.55mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 8’x4′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 32 8’x4′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom has an Expert Score that is 4% lower than average and is £27 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 32 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 £341 with this 5’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Bike Shed. It is priced at £512, this is 67% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 7 points higher than the 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 90 for this product, the 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Windowless Double Door Shed is the best 8’x4′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £717, that’s £136 less than the 8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Sunroom.

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

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Double Glazed Summer Houses, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Sheds, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 4'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
8
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
TigerSkin Water Based
Locking System
Lock and Key + Turn Button
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1850mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1850mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2192mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2192mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
3'
Door Width (Metric)
785mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Depth (Imperial)
94.02"
Depth (Metric)
2388mm
Width (Imperial)
45.28"
Width (Metric)
1150mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
365 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
166 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 610mm
Window Size (Metric)
457mm x 610mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Four Pane
Door Size (Imperial)
785mm x 1692mm
Door Size (Metric)
785mm x 1692mm
Base Size (Imperial)
94.02" x 45.28"
Base Size (Metric)
2388mm x 1150mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
90.55" x 41.81"
Internal Size (Metric)
2300mm x 1062mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2124mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2124mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1792mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1792mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
94.96" x 46.22"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
2412mm x 1174mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
95.98" x 48.7"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
2438mm x 1237mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 8078757373
Price £3,095.99£924.00£3,189.00£1,179.00£1,009.00
Size 20'x8'5' x 5'11' x 9'9' x 5'7' x 5'
Brand Tiger ShedsRedlandsLoxleyRedlandsRedlands
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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.

Tiger Sheds – 635 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.
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.


1. TigerSkin®: Is a solvent based wood treatment that is manufactured by AChem. Solvent based wood treatments are considered better than water based wood treatments. A solvent based treatment typically consists of 70% white spirit, this helps the treatment penetrate deeper into the wood. Water based treatments typically only consist of 10% white spirit, this reduces the penetration effectiveness of the treatment.

Achem claim the treatment acts against wood discolouring fungi (blue stain) as well as against wood boring insects. They say that the preservative requires 2-3 coats, and dries in 12 hours under normal conditions (20 °C / 65% rel. humidity). Low temperatures, increased humidity may increase drying time. The treatment is regulated under the European Biocides Regulation (EU BPR; EU 528/2012). 

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

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

5. 8’x4′ cladding data sourced from: 349 8’x4′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

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

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

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

9. 8’x4′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 212 8’x4′ 12mm sheds 

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

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

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

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

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

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

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

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767730850.0

Size: 8'x4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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