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Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 35 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 19447

Size: 6' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Garden Buildings Direct
£599.00
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95
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 11% of Garden Storage.
Position 106 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 106 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
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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 Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey

The Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey comes with a pent style roof, fit with double doors, and is treated using a galvanised process [1].

Base material: steel [2]

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 galvanised treatment like the one used on this garden storage 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 garden storage fairs across the market.

Treatment

Amazing, our experts say most of the treatment options used are among the best.

The galvanised treatment process used here is the best type of treatment out of 3 [3] types we’ve identified on same-size garden storage that you’ll see getting used on 14% [4] (137 of 965) of all garden storage analysed, as well as being used on 36% [5] (35 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage. You’ll also find the galvanised treatment showing up on 16% of 6′ x 6′ garden storage (3 in total [6]), and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 6′ garden storage (95), the Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey is the same with an Expert Score of 95.

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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 [7] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 26% (253 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [8], as well as being used on 36% (35 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [9]. You’ll also find the steel cladding showing up on 26% of 6′ x 6′ garden storage (5 in total) [10], and if we compare this item against those 5 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 6′ steel garden storage.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 1660mm (5′) which is 14% less than the average 6′ x 6′ garden storage, giving you 235.0mm (0.8′) less height.

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Doors

The door height is 1,350.00mm (4′) tall which is 8% or 105.00mm (0.3′) shorter than the average 6′ x 6′.
The door width is 1,560.00mm (5′) wide which is 7% or 105.00mm (0.3′) wider than the average 6′ x 6′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 6′ x 6′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey has an Expert Score that is 7% higher than average and is £23 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage 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 £399 with this Rowlinson 6 x 6ft Shed in a Box Garden Storage. It is priced at £200, this is 200% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 15 points less than the Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 95 for this product, the 6×6 Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Bicycle Store is the best 6′ x 6′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £645, that’s £46 more than the Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 2 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Left with 3′ Logstore on Right
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Right with 3′ Logstore on Right

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 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6×6 Lotus Anthracite Grey Metal Bicycle Store
5’2 x 7’4 Asgard Flexistore 1522 Metal Shed
Lotus 6′x6′ Bicycle Store Anthracite Grey

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 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
5’2 x 7’4 Asgard Flexistore 1522 Metal Shed
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Left with 3′ Logstore on Right
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Right with 3′ Logstore on Right

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.
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Left with 3′ Logstore on Right
7′ x 5′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed Single Door on Right with 3′ Logstore on Right
Keter Factor 6 x 6ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown

Product Details

Building Type
Bike Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Garden Storage, Large Bike Sheds, Metal Garden Storage, Metal Sheds, Pent Sheds, Secure Bike Sheds, Secure Metal Sheds, Small Metal Sheds, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Storage Sheds, Solid Sheds, Storage Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 6'
Material
Metal
Roof Style
Pent
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
steel
Treatment Type
Galvanised
Depth At Base (Imperial)
6'2"
Depth At Base (Metric)
189cm
Door Height (Imperial)
1350mm
Door Height (Metric)
1350mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1560mm
Door Width (Metric)
1560mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'8"
Width At Base (Metric)
203cm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
5'10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
178cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6'4"
Internal Width (Metric)
192cm
Height (Imperial)
1660mm
Height (Metric)
1660mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
1350mm x 1560mm
Door Size (Metric)
1350mm x 1560mm
Shed Type
Bike Storage, Bike Store
Gross Weight (Metric)
g
Weight (Metric)
g

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Expert Score 9098939895
Price £499.99£359.99£219.99£644.99£839.99
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Material MetalMetalMetalMetalMetal
Cladding Thickness 0.3mm
Guarantee 15 Years8 Years15 Years25 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.

Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 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.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 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, treated, untreated 

4. Global treatment data sourced from: All galvanised garden storage 

5. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 96 galvanised garden storage 

6. 6′ x 6′ treatment data sourced from: 19 6′ x 6′ galvanised garden storage 

7. Cladding types identified: steel 

8. Global cladding data sourced from: All steel garden storage 

9. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 steel garden storage 

10. 6′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 19 6′ x 6′ steel garden storage 

Product ID: SKU: 19447

Size: 6' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Garden Buildings Direct
£599.00
See Deal

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