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Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 4 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: LFT158SINGLEENT

Size: 15' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£2,955.00
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85
Good Ranked in the Top 81% of Sheds.
Position 4370 of 5459 Sheds - Down 215 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 Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed

The Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, and is treated using a uv protected process [1].

Base material: resin

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. A uv protected 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 uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2 [2] types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 2% [3] (82 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 1% [4] (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 1% of 15′ x 8′ sheds (2 in total [5]), and when taking the average Expert Score of those 15′ x 8′ sheds (83), the Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

On a plastic 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 plastic Sheds ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.

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

For this particular brand (Lifetime) they offer 12 [7] different types of guarantees on their plastic sheds, with the 10 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 10 years guarantee is found on 87.50% of Lifetime plastic 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 15′ x 8′ plastic sheds (we found 207 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 10 years [9]. 43.00% came with a 10 year guarantee, 38.65% came with a missing guarantee, 7.73% came with a 3 year guarantee, 5.80% came with a 15 year guarantee, 2.42% came with a 20 year guarantee, 0.97% came with a 5 year guarantee, 0.97% came with a 30 year guarantee, 0.48% came with a 12 year guarantee, 0.00% came with a limited lifetime guarantee and 0.00% came with a lifetime guarantee.

Read full analysis for treatment/guarantee.

Cladding

The resin cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for shed walls out of the 2 types [10] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (17 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [11], and sadly not present at all on any of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% of sheds [12]. In fact this is the only 15′ x 8′ shed you’ll find that uses a resin wall [13].

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Height

The height of this shed is 1800mm (6′) which is 2% less than the average 15′ x 8′ shed, giving you 29.0mm (0.1′) less headroom.

Read full analysis for height.

Doors

The door height is 1,420.00mm (5′) tall which is 22% or 309.27mm (1′) shorter than the average 15′ x 8′.
The door width is 1,930.00mm (6′) wide which is 124% or 1,068.09mm (4′) wider than the average 15′ x 8′.

Read full analysis for doors.

You Might Also Consider

We found 5 15′ x 8′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £9 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 5 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 £586 with this 8′ x 16′ Suncast New Tremont One Apex Roof Plastic Garden Storage Shed. It is priced at £2,369, this is 25% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 2 points higher than the Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 85 for this product, the 8′ x 16′ Suncast New Tremont One Apex Roof Plastic Garden Storage Shed is the best 15′ x 8′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,369, that’s £586 less than the Lifetime 15×8 Heavy Duty Plastic 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.
14’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio
Redlands 12′ x 12′ Hot Tub Shelter
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop Double Door

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 12′ Yardmaster Shiplap Metal Shed
10′ x 12’4 Yardmaster Balmoral 1012WGL Metal Shed
10′ x 13′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite 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.
10′ x 13′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
10′ x 12′ Yardmaster Shiplap Metal Shed
10′ x 12’4 Yardmaster Balmoral 1012WGL Metal Shed

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.
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop Double Door
14′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Reverse Apex Workshop Double Door
16′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Rev Apex Workshop Double Door

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Plastic Sheds, Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Heavy Duty Plastic Garden Sheds, Large Plastic Sheds, Large Sheds, Plastic Sheds, Plastic Sheds with Floor, Solid Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
15' x 8'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
resin
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Guarantee
10 Years
Door Height (Imperial)
5'
Door Height (Metric)
1420mm
Door Width (Imperial)
6'
Door Width (Metric)
1930mm
Height (Imperial)
1800mm
Height (Metric)
1800mm
Anchor Kit Included
No
Weight
341kg
Depth
4.57 m
Height
1.8 m
Width
2.43 m
Door Size
193 x 142
Roof Style
Apex
Base Size
447 x 239
Brand
Lifetime
Roof Size
457 x 243
Overall Height
244
Wall Height
180
Package Dimensions Box A
191x81x33cm
Package Dimensions Box B
242x81x13cm
Package Dimensions Box C
242x81x13cm
Package Dimensions Box D
242x81x41cm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
General Size
15x8
Instructions Included
Yes
2nd Door Opening Size
N/A
Delivery Time
10 to 15 Working Days
Nominal Size
15x8
Translucent Roof Panels Included
6 small skylights
Gutters Included
No
Windows Included
2
Type Of Base Included
HDPE Floor
Door Size (Imperial)
1930mm x 1420mm
Door Size (Metric)
1930mm x 1420mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 9088858885
Price £564.99£700.00£2,230.00£974.00£389.99
Size 6' x 4'1' x 5'8' x 12.5'6' x 12'4' x 6'
Brand SuncastLifetimeLifetimeRowlinsonPalram Canopia
Material PlasticPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Cladding Thickness
Guarantee 10 Years5 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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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 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. UV treated: The British Plastics Federation says that the addition of light stabilisers (they are called hindered amine light stabilisers (HALS)) in plastics are used “to inhibit the reactions in plastics which cause undesirable chemical degradation from exposure to UV light.” This chemical degradation from exposure to UV light is often seen as chalking or a white residue that forms as the polymers degrade over time. This degradation can often be avoided by adding HALS that are UV absorbers such as benzotriazoles, benzophenones or organic nickel compounds. By incorporating weathering stabilisers into the plastics used the damaging effects of UV light will be slowed down considerably. 

2. Treatment types identified: untreated, uv protected 

3. Global treatment data sourced from: All uv protected sheds 

4. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 uv protected sheds 

5. 15′ x 8′ treatment data sourced from: 207 15′ x 8′ uv protected sheds 

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

7. Guarantee types identified: 10 years 

8. Guarantee data sourced from: Lifetime 10 years sheds 

9. 15′ x 8′ guarantee data sourced from: 207 15′ x 8′ 10 years guaranteed sheds 

10. Cladding types identified: plastic, resin 

11. Global cladding data sourced from: All resin sheds 

12. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 resin sheds 

13. 15′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 207 15′ x 8′ resin sheds 

Product ID: SKU: LFT158SINGLEENT

Size: 15' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£2,955.00
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.