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Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 33 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SHAP43PTL

Size: 6' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Position 93 of 5459 Sheds - Up 93 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 Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To

The Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials.

Base material: timber

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

4. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this shed is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms 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 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 20% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (24 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 24 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 3′ shiplap tongue & groove shed.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 6 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. 41% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (51 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 51 we find it’s Expert Score is 7% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 3′ 12mm shed.

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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 2 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. 20% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (25 in total) use osb construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 3′ sheds (96), the Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 100.

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 6′ x 3′ sheds. 13% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (16 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 3′ sheds (95), the Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 100.

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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. 22% of 6′ x 3′ sheds (27 in total) use osb construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1950mm (6′) which is 19% more than the average 6′ x 3′ shed, giving you 310.0mm (1′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,520.00mm (5′) tall which is 5% or 76.88mm (0.3′) taller than the average 6′ x 3′.
The door width is 645.00mm (2′) wide which is 38% or 243.94mm (0.8′) narrower than the average 6′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 6′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £63 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 5 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 £134 with this 6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store. It is priced at £340, this is 39% less than this and has an Expert Score of 100, 0 points equal than the Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To.

The Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To is the best scoring shed available out of all 5 6′ x 3′ 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.
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed with Lean To
6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent 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 3′ Lotus Heritage Green Pent Metal Shed
6×3 Trimetals Green Metal Bicycle Store Garden Bike Storage
6’6 x 2’7 Forest Shiplap Large Double Door Apex Garden Storage Outdoor Bike / Mower Store

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 3′ Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Pent Wooden Shed
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
6×3 Trimetals Green Metal Bicycle Store Garden Bike Storage

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.
Oren 6′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Oren 6′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
6′ x 3′ Jasmine Pent Plastic Shed with Foundation Kit

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Lean-To Sheds, Pressure Treated Sheds, Shiplap Sheds, Small Lean-To Sheds, Small Sheds, Small Wooden Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 3'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Floor Material
OSB
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1520mm
Door Height (Metric)
1520mm
Door Width (Imperial)
645mm
Door Width (Metric)
645mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
2' 11"
Internal Depth (Metric)
88cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
3' 10"
Internal Width (Metric)
117.5cm
Height (Imperial)
1950mm
Height (Metric)
1950mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1520mm x 645mm

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Expert Score 95100989595
Price £1,759.00£199.99£2,249.00£7,128.00£269.99
Size 8' x 6'2' x 2'10' x 8'12' x 15'6' x 3'
Brand Forest GardenForest GardenForest GardenMarlborough Premier Apex WorkshopsForest Garden
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm7mm
Guarantee 15 Years15 Years15 Years10 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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Cladding types identified: overlap board, pine, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

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

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

5. 6′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 123 6′ x 3′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

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

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

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

9. 6′ x 3′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 51 6′ x 3′ 12mm sheds 

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

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

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

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SHAP43PTL

Size: 6' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Sheds.co.uk
£429.00
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