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Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 18 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-WS1881H

Size: 5' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Mano Mano
£379.33
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Wilko
£375.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£314.00
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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 5% of Sheds.
Position 239 of 5459 Sheds - Up 472 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 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed

The Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials.

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. 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

Amazing, 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 3 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 17% of 5′ x 2′ sheds (7 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 2′ sheds (97), the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 97.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 4 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. 34% of 5′ x 2′ sheds (14 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 2′ sheds (96), the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

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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 and is the only type 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. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than the average for 5′ x 2’s that use osb roof material (97 vs the average of 98), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 5′ x 2′ sheds. 10% of 5′ x 2′ sheds (4 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size sheds [11]. It comes fitted on 22% of sheds and used on 49% of the top 10% of 5′ x 2′ sheds. 34% of 5′ x 2′ sheds (14 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 2′ sheds (97), the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 97.

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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 and is the only type found on this size of shed [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. 34% of 5′ x 2′ sheds (14 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 2′ sheds (97), the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed is the same with an Expert Score of 97.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1640mm (5′) which is 10% less than the average 5′ x 2′ shed, giving you 165.0mm (0.5′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,345.00mm (4′) tall which is 15% or 197.10mm (0.6′) shorter than the average 5′ x 2′.
The door width is 1,620.00mm (5′) wide which is 12% or 177.40mm (0.6′) wider than the average 5′ x 2′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 41 5′ x 2′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed has an Expert Score that is 6% higher than average and is £105 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 41 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 £285 with this BillyOh 6ft Heavy Duty Plastic Folding Outdoor Trestle Table. It is priced at £64, this is 445% less than this and has an Expert Score of 72, 25 points less than the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike Shed.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the Moorvalley Large Foxcote Shelter is the best 5′ x 2′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £504, that’s £155 more than the Rowlinson 6′ x 3′ Double Door Tongue and Groove Bike 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 2′ x 6′ Shiplap Apex Bike Shed
Loxley 6′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Overlap Pent Shed
Adley 3′ x 5′ Premium Windowless Shiplap 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.
Moorvalley Large Foxcote Shelter
Loxley 6′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Overlap Pent Shed
5′ x 2′ Biohort Europa 1 Dark 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.
3’x3′ Tiger Tool Tower
3’x3′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Tool Room
3’x3′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Tool Tower

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 1 other options that will fill those needs.
Adley 3′ x 5′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Bike Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Bike Sheds, Long Sheds, Narrow Bike Sheds, Narrow Sheds, Pent Sheds, Sentry Sheds, Small Pent Sheds, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 2'
Roof Style
Pent
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Height (Imperial)
1640mm
Height (Metric)
1640mm
Depth
182.5 cm
Height
134.5 cm
Width
82.5 cm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1345mm
Door Height (Metric)
1345mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1620mm
Door Width (Metric)
1620mm
Roof Material
OSB
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
4' x 5'
Door Size (Metric)
1345mm x 1620mm

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Expert Score 989810095100
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Cladding Thickness 0.3mm0.3mm12mm12mm
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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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 3 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 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.
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. 

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

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

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

5. 5′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 41 5′ x 2′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 8mm, 12mm 

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

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

9. 5′ x 2′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 14 5′ x 2′ 12mm sheds 

10. Roof material types identified: osb 

11. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

12. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-WS1881H

Size: 5' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Mano Mano
£379.33
See Deal
Wilko
£375.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£314.00
See Deal

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