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Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 633112

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 71% of Sheds.
Position 3824 of 5459 Sheds - Down 2,240 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 Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed

The Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with doors that are lockable through the pad bolt locking system, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 6′ use a styrene [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds 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.

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

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [4] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [5], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [6]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 11 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 8′ x 6’s (they have an average Expert Score of 88), with it being on 42% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 34% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (160 in total) [7].

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Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size sheds [8], 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 8′ x 6′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 8′ x 6’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (77 vs the average of 88), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 30% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (142 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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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 3 types found on same-size sheds [9]. 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 12 points below the average of 89 for 8′ x 6’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. 33% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (158 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 13 found on same-size sheds [10]. 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 8′ x 6’s that use 12mm flooring (77 vs the average of 90), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 28% of 8′ x 6′ sheds (133 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Styrene windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 6 glazing types found on 8′ x 6′ sheds [11]. This particular type of glazing is used on 6% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 7% of 8′ x 6′ sheds with windows (21 in total) use styrene windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those styrene 8′ x 6′ sheds (76), the Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 77.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 30 8′ x 6′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed has an Expert Score that is 10% lower than average and is £1 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 30 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 £515 with this 6’7 x 7′ Shire Shiplap Pent Wooden Garden Shed. It is priced at £610, this is 84% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 15 points higher than the Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 77 for this product, the 6′ x 8′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Pent Shed Single Door on Left is the best 8′ x 6′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,329, that’s £204 more than the Mercia 8ft x 6ft Premium Shiplap Pent 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.
Oren 10′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Bike Store

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.
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
6′ x 8′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL 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.
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door 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.
7′ x 7′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Contemporary Sheds, Garden Sheds, Pent Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Solid Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 6'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
1
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Dip Treated Shiplap Shed
External Dimensions
(H)1856 x (W)2408 x (D)1875mm
Product Contains
Floor, Felt, Fixings, Instructions
Internal Dimensions
(H)1992 x (W)2304 x (D)1707mm
Industry Standards Certification
FSC Certified Timber
Additional Information
This product must be treated with a wood preservative and waterproof top coat once installed and annually thereafter.
Additional Assembly Information
Installation not included. 2 person installation recommended. Assembly instructions included.
Product Dimensions
8ft x 6ft
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Model Number
SI-001-004-0125
Model Name
Mercia 8 x 6 Shiplap Pent
Locking System
Pad Bolt
Weight Of Product (kg)
210
Number Of Doors
1
Effects And Finish
Dip Treated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Styrene
Additional Delivery Information
1 man kerbside delivery service. Mercia GP will contact to arrange delivery
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap
Slide Included
No
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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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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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.

Homebase – 35509 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.
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. 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. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.

Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.

Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². 

3. 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

5. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

7. 8′ x 6′ cladding data sourced from: 474 8′ x 6′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

8. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, osb, polyester felt, sand felt 

9. Floor material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

10. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

11. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: 633112

Size: 8' x 6'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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