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8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 13 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 8X6FANW

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£760.99
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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 41% of Sheds.
Position 2200 of 5459 Sheds - Down 341 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 8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex Shed

The 8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex Shed 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 dip treated process [1].

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 5 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 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.

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 tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form 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 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 37% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (138 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 138 we find it’s Expert Score is 9% higher than the average score for a 7′ x 5′ tongue & groove shed.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 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. 58% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (219 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 219 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 7′ x 5′ 12mm shed.

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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. 34% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (128 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than the average in this regard.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. 30% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (113 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 6% higher than average.

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 7′ x 5′ sheds. 35% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (132 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 9% higher than the average.

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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. 37% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (141 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 6% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1850mm (6′) which is 1% less than the average 7′ x 5′ shed, giving you 12.0mm (0.0′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 75.90mm (0.2′) taller than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 785.00mm (3′) wide which is 5% or 43.02mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 20 7′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £5 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 20 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 £110 with this Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed. It is priced at £689, this is 16% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 0 points equal than the 8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 7′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £699, that’s £100 less than the 8x6w Modular Windowless Shiplap Timber Apex 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 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5’x7′ Tiger 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.
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green 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.
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ

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.
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Locking System
Lock and Key + Turn Button
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1850mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1850mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2135mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2135mm
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
Roof Thickness
12mm
Ridge Height
2135mm
Eaves Height
1850mm
Thickness
12 mm
Weight
217kgs
Depth
2388mm
Width
1750mm
Cladding Material
Shiplap
Door Size
785mm x 1692mm
Roof Style
Apex
Base Size
2388mm x 1750mm
Internal Size
2300mm x 1662mm
Treatment
Water Based Dip Treatment
Window Size (Imperial)
0mm x 0mm
Window Size (Metric)
0mm x 0mm
Internal Eaves
1810mm
Internal Ridge
2055mm
Glazing Thickness
N/A
Framing Style
Standard
Floor Size
12mm
Ext Size Exc Roof
2412mm x 1774mm
Ext Size Inc Roof
2548mm x 1934mm
Door Size (Imperial)
785mm x 1692mm
Door Size (Metric)
785mm x 1692mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2055mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2055mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1810mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1810mm

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Expert Score 95100989595
Price £1,759.00£199.99£2,249.00£7,128.00£269.99
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Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm7mm
Guarantee 15 Years15 Years15 Years10 Years15 Years
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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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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. 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. 

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

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

5. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 378 7′ x 5′ tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 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. 7′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 219 7′ x 5′ 12mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 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 

Product ID: SKU: 8X6FANW

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£760.99
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.