Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap Apex Shed
Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SI-001-001-0001
Size: 4' x 5'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap Apex Shed
The Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with single doors; is treated using a dip treated process ; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 4′ x 5′ use a styrene  glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: timber
Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. 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 mineral felt roof covering found on this shed 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 shed fairs across the market.
The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 7% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (17 in total) .
The walls are 8mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 8 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 1% of all sheds  and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds  we analysed. 1% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (2 in total) use 8mm thick walls .
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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 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds . 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 23 points lower than the average for 4′ x 5’s that use osb roof material (72 vs the average of 95), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 4′ x 5′ sheds. 20% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (51 in total) use osb construction for the roof.
A 8mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds . It’s used on 5% of all sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 6% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (15 in total) use a 8mm thick roof boarding.
Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds , 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 4′ x 5′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 4′ x 5’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (72 vs the average of 90), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 27% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (70 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.
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The manufactures of this shed chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds . This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 20% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (53 in total) use osb construction for the floor.
A 8mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the worst floor board thickness according to our experts out of 10 found on same-size sheds . It’s found on 1% of all sheds and used on 2% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 4′ x 5′ sheds (7 in total) use 8mm thick floor boarding.
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Styrene windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 5 glazing types found on 4′ x 5′ sheds . This particular type of glazing is used on 6% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 4% of 4′ x 5′ sheds with windows (5 in total) use styrene windows.
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The height of this shed is 1850mm (6′) which is 4% more than the average 4′ x 5′ shed, giving you 64.5mm (0.2′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,600.00mm (5′) tall which is 1% or 0.05mm (0.0′) taller than the average 4′ x 5′.
The door width is 630.00mm (2′) wide which is 26% or 165.49mm (0.5′) narrower than the average 4′ x 5′.
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We found 180 4′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 26% lower than average and is £199 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 180 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 £89 with this Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Wall Shed. It is priced at £250, this is 36% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 17 points higher than the Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap Apex Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 72 for this product, the Oren 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed is the best 4′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £564, that’s £225 more than the Adley 4′ x 6′ Overlap 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.
Redlands 7′ x 4′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Adley 6′ x 4′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Oren 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Apex 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 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store
6′ x 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex 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.
Redlands 7′ x 4′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
6′ x 3′ Forest Wooden Garden Bar
6’5 x 2’10 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Pent Wooden Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store
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 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 6′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Redlands 6′ x 4′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Pent Shed
Comparisons of Similar Sheds
12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 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.
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ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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. ↩
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. ↩
11. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove ↩
12. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm ↩
13. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt ↩
14. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove ↩
15. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm ↩
16. Glazing material types identified: polyethylene, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass ↩