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Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 40 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SI-006-004-0080

Size: 18' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 27% of Sheds.
Position 1437 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,437 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 Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House

The Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with double doors; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 8 windows used on this particular 18′ x 13′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: pine

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 interlocking log cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 44mm 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. A 16mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.

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

6. 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

Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The interlocking log cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (22 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [2], as well as being used on 2% (8 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [3]. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 4 points lower than the average for interlocking log clad 18′ x 13’s (80 vs the average of 84) [4], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 18′ x 13′ sheds. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 3% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (3 in total).

The walls are 44mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 5 found on same-size sheds [5]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [6] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [7] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 7 points lower than the average for 18′ x 13’s that use 44mm thick cladding (80 vs the average of 87) [8], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 18′ x 13′ sheds. 4% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (4 in total) use 44mm thick walls.

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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 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [9]. 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 6 points below the average of 86 for 18′ x 13’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. 73% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (71 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 16mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 5 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [10]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 4 points below that of the average for 18′ x 13’s that use 16mm roofing (80 vs the average of 84), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 18′ x 13′ sheds. 3% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (3 in total) use a 16mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size sheds [11], 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 18′ x 13′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 18′ x 13’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (80 vs the average of 84), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 3% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (3 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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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 2 types found on same-size sheds [12]. 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 6 points below the average of 86 for 18′ x 13’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. 66% of 18′ x 13′ sheds (64 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 4 glazing types found on 18′ x 13′ sheds [13]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 8% of 18′ x 13′ sheds with windows (6 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 18′ x 13′ sheds (78), the Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 80.

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Height

The height of this shed is 3270mm (11′) which is 79% more than the average 18′ x 13′ shed, giving you 1,441.0mm (5′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,890.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 26.42mm (0.1′) taller than the average 18′ x 13′.
The door width is 1,490.00mm (5′) wide which is 22% or 330.25mm (1′) narrower than the average 18′ x 13′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 84 18′ x 13′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House has an Expert Score that is 8% lower than average and is £51 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 84 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 £5,040 with this 15 x 16 WINDOWLESS Reverse Premier Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Apex Shed With Higher Eaves And Ridge Height Double Doors + SUPER STRENGTH FRAM. It is priced at £264, this is 1912% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 17 points higher than the Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 80 for this product, the Adley 4.2m x 5.7m Apex wooden Garage is the best 18′ x 13′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £5,709, that’s £405 more than the Adley 4m x 5.5m Traditional Pool House.

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.
Adley 4.2m x 5.7m Apex wooden Garage
Adley 4.2m x 5.7m Pent wooden Garage
BillyOh Aston Wooden Garage

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.
10′ x 23′ Lotus Double Door Workshop Athracite Grey
10′ x 23′ Lotus Double Door Garage Anthracite Grey
11′ x 21.3′ Palram Canopia Yukon Dark Grey Plastic Shed with WPC Floor

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.
10′ x 23′ Lotus Double Door Workshop Athracite Grey
10′ x 23′ Lotus Double Door Garage Anthracite Grey
11′ x 21.3′ Palram Canopia Yukon Dark Grey Plastic Shed with WPC Floor

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.
BillyOh Aston Wooden Garage
10′ x 24′ Palram Canopia Olympia White Patio Cover with Clear Panels
10′ x 24′ Palram Canopia Olympia Grey Patio Cover with Clear Panels

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Sheds, Large Wooden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Solid Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
18' x 13'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
8
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
44mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2130mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2130mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1890mm
Door Height (Metric)
1890mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1490mm
Door Width (Metric)
1490mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
12' 3"
Internal Depth (Metric)
373cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
17' 2"
Internal Width (Metric)
523cm
Opening Windows
8 Opening Windows
Height (Imperial)
3270mm
Height (Metric)
3270mm
Glazing Type
Double Glazed
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 5'
Door Size (Metric)
1890mm x 1490mm

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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 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.

sheds.co.uk – 1999 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.
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. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

2. Cladding types identified: interlocking log, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All interlocking log sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 interlocking log sheds 

5. 18′ x 13′ cladding data sourced from: 97 18′ x 13′ interlocking log sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 44mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 44mm sheds 

9. 18′ x 13′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 4 18′ x 13′ 44mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 11mm, 12mm, 16mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SI-006-004-0080

Size: 18' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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