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Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 47 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-188PA

Size: 7' x 17'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 16% of Sheds.
Position 868 of 5459 Sheds - Up 868 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 Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

The Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 8 windows used on this particular 7′ x 17′ use a toughened glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: timber

Our experts say this has 6 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 tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 12mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

4. The polyester felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

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

6. This toughened glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.

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

Cladding

Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best 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 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 37% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (73 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 73 we find it’s Expert Score is 8% higher than the average score for a 7′ x 17′ tongue & groove shed.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. 47% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (94 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 17′ sheds (88), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 43% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (85 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 17′ sheds (88), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 10 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. 31% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (62 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 17′ sheds (89), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

Polyester felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], is said to be the best roof covering material. It comes fitted on 4% of sheds and used on 14% of the top 10% of 7′ x 17′ sheds. 4% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (8 in total) make use of a polyester felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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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 2 types found on same-size sheds [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. 43% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (85 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 17′ sheds (88), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 7 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. 38% of 7′ x 17′ sheds (75 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 17′ sheds (88), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 4 glazing types found on 7′ x 17′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 12% of all windowed sheds and 58% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 20% of 7′ x 17′ sheds with windows (24 in total) use toughened glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those toughened glass 7′ x 17′ sheds (87), the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2391mm (8′) which is 31% more than the average 7′ x 17′ shed, giving you 562.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,628.00mm (5′) tall which is 6% or 101.27mm (0.3′) shorter than the average 7′ x 17′.
The door width is 750.00mm (2′) wide which is 15% or 111.91mm (0.4′) narrower than the average 7′ x 17′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 8 7′ x 17′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £1 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 8 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 £470 with this Oren 18′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed. It is priced at £1,574, this is 30% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 2 points less than the Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed.

The Oren 18′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is the best scoring shed available out of all 8 7′ x 17′ sheds we analysed.

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 13′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
10′ x 13′ Yardmaster Metal Shed 1013GEYZ
10′ x 12’4 Yardmaster Balmoral 1012WGL 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 Sheds, Garden Sheds, Long Sheds, Narrow Sheds, Shed with Windows, Solid Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 17'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
8
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Depth
1.63 m
Width
179 cm
Roof Style
Apex
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Polyester Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1869mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1869mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1628mm
Door Height (Metric)
1628mm
Door Width (Imperial)
750mm
Door Width (Metric)
750mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
17' 7"
Internal Depth (Metric)
536cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
7' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
229.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2391mm
Height (Metric)
2391mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Glazing Type
Single Glazed
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1628mm x 750mm

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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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Sources

Merchants Checked

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. 

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

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

5. 7′ x 17′ cladding data sourced from: 199 7′ x 17′ tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 15mm, 16mm, 25mm, 34mm, 44mm, 66mm, 72mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 12mm sheds 

9. 7′ x 17′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 94 7′ x 17′ 12mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt, polyester felt 

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

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

15. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, single glazed, styrene, toughened double glazed, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-188PA

Size: 7' x 17'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£1,952.10
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£1,939.00
See Deal

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