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Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 37 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-OVED0406DOL-1AA

Size: 5' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 8% of Sheds.
Position 431 of 5459 Sheds - Up 431 places from previous update.
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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 Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed

The Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with double doors; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials.

Base material: 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.

Cladding

The overlap board cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 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 10% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (14 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 14 we find it’s Expert Score is 13% higher than the average score for a 5′ x 3′ overlap board shed.

The walls are 34mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 12 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 2 points lower than the average for 5′ x 3’s that use 34mm thick cladding (95 vs the average of 97) [9], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 5′ x 3′ sheds. 1% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (2 in total) use 34mm thick walls.

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Roofing

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 [10]. This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. 17% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (24 in total) use osb construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 3′ sheds (94), the Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 95.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [11], 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 5′ x 3′ sheds. 24% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (34 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 3′ sheds (92), the Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 95.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 20% of all sheds we analysed, and 5% of the top 10% of those sheds. 17% of 5′ x 3′ sheds (24 in total) use osb construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 3′ sheds (94), the Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 95.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2150mm (7′) which is 19% more than the average 5′ x 3′ shed, giving you 350.0mm (1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,610.00mm (5′) tall which is 7% or 111.23mm (0.4′) taller than the average 5′ x 3′.
The door width is 1,360.00mm (4′) wide which is 33% or 337.38mm (1′) wider than the average 5′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 88 5′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £117 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 88 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 £257 with this Rowlinson Timber Blocks 0.9m Pack of 2. It is priced at £57, this is 451% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 2 points higher than the Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door Overlap Apex Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 95 for this product, the Oren 8′ x 2′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 5′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £569, that’s £255 more than the Loxley 6′ x 4′ Windowless Double Door 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 3′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Apex Bike Shed
Loxley 6′ x 4′ Pressure Treated Overlap Apex 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.
Loxley 6′ x 4′ Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed
5′ x 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
5′ x 3′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Pent 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.
Redlands 3′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5′ x 3′ Absco Space Saver Pent Metal Shed Grey
5′ x 3′ Absco Space Saver Pent Metal Shed Dark Grey

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.
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Double Door Shed
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
4’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Wooden Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
34mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
OSB
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1720mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1720mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1610mm
Door Height (Metric)
1610mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1360mm
Door Width (Metric)
1360mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
3' 8"
Internal Depth (Metric)
112.9cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5' 9"
Internal Width (Metric)
176cm
Height (Imperial)
2150mm
Height (Metric)
2150mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1610mm x 1360mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 90951009098
Price £214.99£1,759.00£199.99£174.99£2,249.00
Size 4' x 2'8' x 6'2' x 2'4' x 2'10' x 8'
Brand Forest GardenForest GardenForest GardenForest GardenForest Garden
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 7mm12mm12mm7mm12mm
Guarantee 15 Years15 Years15 Years15 Years15 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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.

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.
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.
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. 

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

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

5. 5′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 140 5′ x 3′ overlap board sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 34mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 34mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 34mm sheds 

9. 5′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 2 5′ x 3′ 34mm sheds 

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

11. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

12. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-OVED0406DOL-1AA

Size: 5' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£324.00
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