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Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 32 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-AI43APXLG

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£379.99
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Wilko
£380.00
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Wickes
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Good Ranked in the Top 24% of Sheds.
Position 1275 of 5459 Sheds - Up 1,275 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 Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey

The Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey comes with an apex style roof, fit with single doors, and is treated using a uv protected process [1]. The windows window used on this particular 4′ x 3′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: plastic

Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. 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 uv protected 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.

Treatment

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

The uv protected treatment process used here is one of the best types of treatment out of 2 [2] types we’ve identified on same-size sheds that you’ll see getting used on 2% [3] (82 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed, as well as being used on 1% [4] (4 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 3 points lower than the average for uv protected 4′ x 3’s (82 vs the average of 85 [5]), you can be sure it’s not due to the treatment as this one of the highest scoring treatments found on 4′ x 3′ sheds. You’ll also find the uv protected treatment showing up on 3% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (3 in total).

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Cladding

The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for walls and is the only type [6] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (16 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [7], and sadly not present at all on any of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% of sheds [8]. You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 3% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (3 in total) [9].

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Roofing

Polypropylene is the material 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 1% of all sheds analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of sheds. 2% of 4′ x 3′ sheds (2 in total) use polypropylene construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 4′ x 3′ sheds (82), the Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2040mm (7′) which is 12% more than the average 4′ x 3′ shed, giving you 211.0mm (0.7′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,720.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 82.26mm (0.3′) taller than the average 4′ x 3′.
The door width is 730.00mm (2′) wide which is 1% or 6.33mm (0.0′) narrower than the average 4′ x 3′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 7 4′ x 3′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £32 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 7 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 £104 with this 4’5 x 2’8 Suncast Kensington Plastic Garden Storage Shed. It is priced at £270, this is 39% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 5 points less than the Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 82 for this product, the Rowlinson 3′ x 6′ Skylight Plastic Grey Deco Shed is the best 4′ x 3′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £439, that’s £65 more than the Rowlinson Airevale 4′ x 3′ Plastic Apex Shed Light Grey.

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.
Adley 6′ x 2’6″ Shiplap Pent Shed
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Heritage 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 2′ Forest Large Premium Log and Tool Store
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Shed
Rowlinson 4′ x 3′ Windowless Overlap Apex 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.
Redlands 3′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
Adley 3′ x 6′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Apex Shed
Redlands 7′ x 3′ Shiplap Apex Bike 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.
Adley 3′ x 6′ Premium Windowless Shiplap Apex Shed
Oren 4′ x 4′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Security Shed
Redlands 4′ x 4′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Pent Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Plastic Sheds, Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Grey Plastic Sheds, Grey Sheds, Plastic Sheds, Plastic Sheds With Windows, Shed with Windows, Small Plastic Sheds, Small Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
4' x 3'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Plastic
Treatment Type
UV Protected
Height (Imperial)
2040mm
Height (Metric)
2040mm
Height
204 cm
Width
134 cm
Roof Style
Apex
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1680mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1680mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1720mm
Door Height (Metric)
1720mm
Door Width (Imperial)
730mm
Door Width (Metric)
730mm
Roof Material
Polypropylene
Opening Windows
None
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1720mm x 730mm

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Expert Score 7888788588
Price £1,125.00£700.00£1,845.00£2,230.00£974.00
Size 7' 5 x 71' x 5'7' x 9.5'8' x 12.5'6' x 12'
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Material PlasticPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Cladding Thickness
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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 4 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.

Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. UV treated: The British Plastics Federation says that the addition of light stabilisers (they are called hindered amine light stabilisers (HALS)) in plastics are used “to inhibit the reactions in plastics which cause undesirable chemical degradation from exposure to UV light.” This chemical degradation from exposure to UV light is often seen as chalking or a white residue that forms as the polymers degrade over time. This degradation can often be avoided by adding HALS that are UV absorbers such as benzotriazoles, benzophenones or organic nickel compounds. By incorporating weathering stabilisers into the plastics used the damaging effects of UV light will be slowed down considerably. 

2. Treatment types identified: untreated, uv protected 

3. Global treatment data sourced from: All uv protected sheds 

4. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 436 uv protected sheds 

5. 4′ x 3′ treatment data sourced from: 118 4′ x 3′ uv protected sheds 

6. Cladding types identified: plastic, polypropylene 

7. Global cladding data sourced from: All plastic sheds 

8. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 plastic sheds 

9. 4′ x 3′ cladding data sourced from: 118 4′ x 3′ plastic sheds 

10. Roof material types identified: polypropylene 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-AI43APXLG

Size: 4' x 3'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£379.99
See Deal
Wilko
£380.00
See Deal
Wickes
£390.00
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£374.00
See Deal

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