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Redlands 6′ x 8′ Overlap Apex Shed

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 73 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-251008JS08

Size: 5' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£637.99
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Good Ranked in the Top 32% of Sheds.
Position 1734 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,734 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 Redlands 6′ x 8′ Overlap Apex Shed

The Redlands 6′ x 8′ Overlap Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key + turn button locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 4 fixed windows used on this particular 5′ x 7′ use a 2mm single glazed material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 4 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 9mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

2. 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.

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

4. 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 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 13% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (51 in total) [5].

The walls are 9mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [7] and after analysing the top 436 products that make up the top 10% of sheds [8], we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 3 points lower than the average for 5′ x 7’s that use 9mm thick cladding (77 vs the average of 80) [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 7′ sheds. 2% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (7 in total) use 9mm thick walls.

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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 3 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 15 points below the average of 92 for 5′ x 7’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 57% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 34% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (128 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 15 points below that of the average for 5′ x 7’s that use 12mm roofing (77 vs the average of 92), with it being on 48% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 30% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (113 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], 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 7′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 5′ x 7’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (77 vs the average of 89), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 35% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (132 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 [13]. 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 14 points below the average of 91 for 5′ x 7’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. 37% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (141 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 10 found on same-size sheds [14]. 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 5′ x 7’s that use 12mm flooring (77 vs the average of 91), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 34% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (127 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 7 glazing types found on 5′ x 7′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 19% of 5′ x 7′ sheds with windows (47 in total) use single glazed windows.

The windows on this shed use a 2mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the worst thicknesses for window glazing out of 8 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 8% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 14% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. 13% of 5′ x 7′ sheds (33 in total) use 2mm thick glazing.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2179mm (7′) which is 7% more than the average 5′ x 7′ shed, giving you 151.0mm (0.5′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 75.90mm (0.2′) taller than the average 5′ x 7′.
The door width is 785.00mm (3′) wide which is 5% or 43.02mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 5′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 323 5′ x 7′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Redlands 6′ x 8′ Overlap Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 14% lower than average and is £82 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 323 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 £505 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Arran Shiplap 6′ x 6′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with One Opening Window Top Coat. It is priced at £134, this is 376% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 15 points higher than the Redlands 6′ x 8′ Overlap Apex Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 77 for this product, the Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed is the best 5′ x 7′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £674, that’s £35 more than the Redlands 6′ x 8′ 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.
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5’x7′ Tiger 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.
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green 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.
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ

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.
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Overlap Board
Cladding Thickness
9mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key + Turn Button
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
2mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
2mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1759mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1759mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2179mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2179mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1692mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
785mm
Door Width (Metric)
785mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Roof Thickness
12mm
Ridge Height
2179mm
Eaves Height
1759mm
Thickness
12 mm
Weight
178kgs
Depth
2350mm
Width
1750mm
Cladding Material
Overlap
Door Size
785mm x 1692mm
Roof Style
Apex
Base Size
2350mm x 1750mm
Internal Size
2262mm x 1662mm
Treatment
Water Based Dip Treatment
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 610mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Internal Eaves
1703mm
Internal Ridge
2067mm
Framing Style
Standard
Floor Size
12mm
Window Style
Fixed
Ext Size Exc Roof
2374mm x 1774mm
Ext Size Inc Roof
2474mm x 1934mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1692mm x 785mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2067mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2067mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1703mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1703mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 5"
Internal Depth (Metric)
226.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5' 5"
Internal Width (Metric)
166.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2179mm
Height (Metric)
2179mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable

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Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years10 Years3 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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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 overlap board sheds 

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

5. 5′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 378 5′ x 7′ overlap board sheds 

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

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 9mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 9mm sheds 

9. 5′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 7 5′ x 7′ 9mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

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

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

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

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.75mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 7.5mm 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-251008JS08

Size: 5' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£637.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£619.00
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