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Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor (Base included) – Assembly service included

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 17 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: EAN: 5013053178287.0

Size: 7' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Position 1348 of 5459 Sheds - Up 274 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included

The Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included comes with a reverse apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a hasp and staple locking system, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 7′ x 6′ use a

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 4 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 sand felt construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

2. A floor that is 14mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

3. When asking our experts, they said a 7.5mm glazing material is on of the best you can have on a shed.

4. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this shed is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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

Cladding

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 3 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 12% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (28 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 28 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 7′ x 6′ overlap board shed.

The walls are 7mm thick and we rate this one of the worst thicknesses out of the 12 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 3% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. 7% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (16 in total) use 7mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 6′ sheds (84), the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Roofing

Sand felt is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all sheds analysed, and after looking top 10% of sheds (436 in total), none of them make use of this roof material. 3% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (8 in total) use sand felt construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 6′ sheds (84), the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

A 8.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the worst thickness used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 2% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (8 in total) use a 8.0mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 6′ sheds (84), the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Flooring

A 14mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 11 found on same-size sheds [12]. It’s found on 2% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 3% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (8 in total) use 14mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 6′ sheds (84), the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Window

The windows on this shed use a 7.5mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the best thicknesses for window glazing out of 5 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [13]. Glazing this thick is found on 1% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and our analysis of the top 10% of sheds shows us that none of those 256 sheds that make up the top 10% come with a glazing this thick. 3% of 7′ x 6′ sheds (5 in total) use 7.5mm thick glazing, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1830.0mm (6′) which is 2% less than the average 7′ x 6′ shed, giving you 39.0mm (0.1′) less headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 198 7′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included has an Expert Score that is 2% lower than average and is £60 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 198 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 £994 with this Rowlinson Timber Blocks 1.8m Pack of 2. It is priced at £94, this is 1057% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 10 points higher than the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 87 for this product, the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 7′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £749, that’s £339 less than the Forest Garden 8×6 Reverse apex Pressure treated Overlap Wooden Shed with floor Assembly service included.

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 10′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
8’x5′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Bike Store

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 7′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
6’8 x 7’2 Yardmaster 67GEYZ Green Metal Shed
Rowlinson Timber Blocks 1.8m Pack of 2

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 7′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
6’8 x 7’2 Yardmaster 67GEYZ Green Metal Shed
8’x5′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Bike 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 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Cheap Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shed with Windows, Small Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Reverse Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
7mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Locking System
Hasp and Staple
Number Of Doors
1
Base Included
Base included
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
7.5mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
7.5mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
14.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
14.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1830.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1830.0mm
Roof Material
Sand Felt
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
8.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
8.0mm
Floor Supplied
Floor included
Frame Thickness (Imperial)
28.0'
Frame Thickness (Metric)
28.0mm
Product Weight
247.2kg
Gtin
5013053178287
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Size 6' x 3'4' x 3'20' x 13'4' x 5'9' x 19'
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Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm16mm8mm34mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years15 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 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.

B&Q – 78905 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 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.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Cladding types identified: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, timber, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All overlap board sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 overlap board sheds 

5. 7′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 233 7′ x 6′ overlap board sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 34mm 

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

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 7mm sheds 

9. 7′ x 6′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 16 7′ x 6′ 7mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

12. Floor thickness types identified: 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

13. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm, 4mm, 7.5mm 

Product ID: EAN: 5013053178287.0

Size: 7' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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