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Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number

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: 46291

Size: 2' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 89% of Sheds.
Position 4856 of 5459 Sheds - Up 4,856 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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 Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number

The Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number holds a 10 Years guarantee and is treated using a galvanised process [1].

Base material: steel [2]

Our experts say this has 3 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 construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

3. A galvanised 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.

Treatment/Guarantee

The galvanised treatment process used here is the best type of treatment, and our analysis shows us that this is in facet the only kind of treatment used on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 13% [3] (547 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 30% [4] (129 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 8 points lower than the average for galvanised 2′ x 3’s (80 vs the average of 88 [5]), you can be sure it’s not due to the treatment as this one of the highest scoring treatments found on 2′ x 3′ sheds. You’ll also find the galvanised treatment showing up on 46% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (18 in total).

On a metal shed, the guarantee that the manufacturer offers is usually a very good indicator of the quality of the building. The longer the guarantee the more the manufacturer believes in the quality of the building they have produced. Typically we see manufacturer guarantees for metal Sheds ranging from zero right up to a 30 years guarantee.

This metal shed comes with a 10 years guarantee. Most metal shed come with a 10 years guarantee (36.47% of them) [6].

For this particular brand (Marlborough Reverse Workshops) they offer 12 [7] different types of guarantees on their metal sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Marlborough Reverse Workshops metal sheds [8]. It is great that this shed was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 2′ x 3′ metal sheds (we found 39 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [9]. 69.23% came with a missing guarantee, 20.51% came with a 10 year guarantee, 5.13% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.56% came with a 5 year guarantee and 2.56% came with a 25 year guarantee.

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Cladding

The steel cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for walls and is the only type [10] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 14% (592 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [11], as well as being used on 29% (128 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [12]. You’ll also find the steel cladding showing up on 46% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (18 in total) [13].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size sheds [14]. 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 10 points below the average of 90 for 2′ x 3’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. 23% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (9 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 2 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [15]. 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 10 points below that of the average for 2′ x 3’s that use 12mm roofing (80 vs the average of 90), with it being on 48% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 23% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (9 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

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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 [16]. 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 10 points below the average of 90 for 2′ x 3’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. 23% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (9 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 2 found on same-size sheds [17]. 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 2′ x 3’s that use 12mm flooring (80 vs the average of 87), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 18% of 2′ x 3′ sheds (7 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this shed is 721829mm (2368′) which is 38918% more than the average 2′ x 3′ shed, giving you 719,979.0mm (2362′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 20,879.00mm (68′) tall which is 108% or 10,817.67mm (36′) taller than the average 2′ x 3′.
The door width is 16,459.00mm (54′) wide which is 94% or 7,955.75mm (26′) wider than the average 2′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 18 2′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number has an Expert Score that is 11% lower than average and is £311 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 18 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 £11,994 with this vidaXL Garden Shed Brown 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel Brown. It is priced at £119, this is 10080% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 10 points higher than the Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 80 for this product, the 6’4 x 2’9 Trimetals Protect.a.Cycle Metal Bike Shed with Ramp Anthracite is the best 2′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,259, that’s £10,854 less than the Garden Shed Anthracite 87x98x159 cm Galvanised Steel32571-Serial number.

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.
3’x2′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Tool Room
2’x3′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Tool Tower
2’x3′ Tiger Tool Tower

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.
Moorvalley Small Foxcote Shelter
Rowlinson 3 x 2ft Timber Potting Table with Shelves
Forest Garden Shedbase 7×5

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.
3’x2′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Tool Room
2’x3′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Tool Tower
2’x3′ Tiger Tool Tower

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Sheds, Grey Metal Sheds, Grey Sheds, Metal Sheds, Small Metal Sheds, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
2' x 3'
Material
Metal
Cladding Type
steel
Treatment Type
Galvanised
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
721829mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
721829mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
962438mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
962438mm
Door Height (Imperial)
68'
Door Height (Metric)
20879mm
Door Width (Imperial)
54'
Door Width (Metric)
16459mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Ridge Height
96"(2.4384m)
Eaves Height
72"(1.8288m)
Thickness
12 mm
Depth
16ft (192")(4.8768m)
Width
28ft (336")(8.5344m)
Door Size
54" Wide x 68.5" High
Roof Style
Apex
Windows
6x Toughened Safety Glass Windows (4mm)
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
16459mm x 20879mm
Door Size (Metric)
16459mm x 20879mm

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Expert Score 8385808380
Price £824.00£8,410.35£11,582.61£559.00£11,582.61
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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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 2 matches.
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. Galvanised: Galvanising steel or Zinc Galvanised steel as it is sometimes called refers to the process where steel is immersed into molten zinc. This is where a series of zinc-iron alloy forms a series layers via a metallurgical reaction between the iron and zinc, providing a robust coating which is an integral part of the steel.

Galvanised steel is among the most corrosion resistant due to its sacrificial protection and self-repairing properties. According to the Galvanizers Association they say “Hot dip galvanising offers coverage both externally and internally within hollow sections, it self-repairs when damaged, sacrifices itself to protect the base metal, is environmentally sustainable, has good impact and abrasion-resistance and a maintenance-free life of 50 years or more. Galvanised steel is widely used in applications where corrosion protection is needed and can be identified by the crystallised pattern on the surface (often called a ‘spangle’).” 

2. Steel: Is the “world’s most important engineering and construction material” according to the World Steel Accosiation. When it comes to garden structure steel is often a very strong and durable metal, although if it is untreated then it is prone to rust and corrosion. Steel is an alloy of iron mixed with less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese and small amounts of silicon, phosphorus, sulphur and oxygen. When steel comes into contact with water and oxygen there is a chemical reaction and the steel begins to revert to its original form – iron oxide (that’s Rust to the layperson). Steel must be coated in a protective layer to stop this reaction, for most garden applications this consists of powder coating or the more stable and long lasting use of galvanising the steel first. 

3. Treatment types identified: galvanised 

4. Global treatment data sourced from: All galvanised sheds 

5. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 galvanised sheds 

6. 2′ x 3′ treatment data sourced from: 39 2′ x 3′ galvanised sheds 

7. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 10 years sheds 

8. Guarantee types identified: 10 years, 25 years 

9. Guarantee data sourced from: Marlborough reverse workshops 10 years sheds 

10. 2′ x 3′ guarantee data sourced from: 39 2′ x 3′ 10 years guaranteed sheds 

11. Cladding types identified: steel 

12. Global cladding data sourced from: All steel sheds 

13. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 steel sheds 

14. 2′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 39 2′ x 3′ steel sheds 

15. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

16. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm 

17. Floor material types identified: metal, tongue & groove 

18. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

Product ID: SKU: 46291

Size: 2' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£8,479.14
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Mano Mano
£259.78
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