Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed
Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-OVSV0604DOL-1AA
Size: 4' x 6'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed
The Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with single doors; is treated using a dip treated process ; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials.
Base material: timber
Certifications this product meets:
FSC certified timber
Our experts say this has 2 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. A 34mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.
2. The mineral felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.
Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.
The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 8% (357 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 3% (12 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the overlap board cladding showing up on 19% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (69 in total) , and if we compare this item against those 69 we find it’s Expert Score is 13% higher than the average score for a 4′ x 6′ overlap board shed.
The walls are 34mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 12 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 1% of all sheds  and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds  we analysed. 1% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (2 in total) use 34mm thick walls , and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 6′ sheds (90), the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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Osb is the of construction method 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 . This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. 19% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (70 in total) use osb construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 6′ sheds (91), the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds , 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 4′ x 6′ sheds. 26% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (96 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 6′ sheds (89), the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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The manufactures of this shed chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds . This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 21% of 4′ x 6′ sheds (78 in total) use osb construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 6′ sheds (90), the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.
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The height of this shed is 2020mm (7′) which is 5% more than the average 4′ x 6′ shed, giving you 90.5mm (0.3′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,580.00mm (5′) tall which is 1% or 12.77mm (0.0′) taller than the average 4′ x 6′.
The door width is 740.00mm (2′) wide which is 14% or 104.51mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 4′ x 6′.
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We found 270 4′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £123 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 270 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 £287 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Shetland Shiplap Apex 6′ x 4′ Dip Treated Shed Single Door with Window Top Coat. It is priced at £112, this is 255% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 0 points equal than the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 92 for this product, the Oren 6′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 4′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £619, that’s £220 more than the Loxley 4′ x 6′ Windowless Overlap Apex 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.
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
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 4′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 65GEYZ
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden 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.
6′ x 4′ Yardmaster Platinum Tall Pent Metal Shed
Redlands 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Redlands 5′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike 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.
6′ x 4′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Apex Shed
6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed
4’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Double Door Shed
Comparisons of Similar Sheds
|Size||4' x 2'||8' x 6'||4' x 2'||10' x 8'||4' x 2'|
|Brand||Forest Garden||Forest Garden||Forest Garden||Forest Garden||Shire|
|Guarantee||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||10 Years|
12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 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.
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.
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. Dip Treated: Dip treating is a temporary protective base coat treatment that is mainly designed to help protect the building during transit and for around one month after it is assembled. This water-based treatment is the least time-consuming and cheapest type of wood treatment. It involves dipping the wood in a protective water-based preservative and then leaving it to dry. The action of dipping is where ‘dip treatment’ comes from.
A dip-treated garden building is not considered fully treated with wood preservatives; it’s vital to re-treat your dip-treated building, preferably with a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment. Then re-treat it on an annual basis using a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment.
If you don’t want to treat something on an annual basis then a pressure treated wooden building might be a better option, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation (pressure treatment) during production. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), the wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank 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 Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this. ↩
2. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber. ↩
11. Roof material types identified: osb, sand felt, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove ↩
12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt, shingles ↩
13. Floor material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove ↩