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Overlap Shed 8 x 6
Wooden garden sheds
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Sheds are invaluable in the garden, they area quick and easy way of stowing away tools and belongings that are not very clean and keeping them safe and dry. They are also very useful as a workspace under cover where mess is not a problem, whether for potting up plants or various workshop jobs.

Shape

Two shapes are commonly available, Apex sheds that come to a point in the middle, like the traditional house shape and Pent roof sheds that have a roof that slopes from one high side to the other lower side. In general apex sheds are cheaper and pent sheds have more head-room. Apex sheds have the door on the end while pent sheds tend to have the door in the wider side. Pent roof sheds allow for a workbench at the higher side and use the lower side for storage of tools etc. an arrangement that is not really possible in an apex.

Planning permission and building regulations may be required, Please check with your local authority prior to ordering

Wooden sheds

Overlap Shed 8 x 6The most popular material for sheds as they blend sympathetically into the garden more so than any other material, especially as the wood weathers with age. Softwood is most commonly used for sheds as it is cheaper. It will always be treated with preservative though pressure-treated wood is best as the preservative has been forced into the wood rather than painted on the outside, but is not easy to find in sheds.

An advantage of the wooden shed is that the wood can be easily stained in any one of a whole host of shades to blend in or become a feature of the garden. Stained wood is subtle in a way that any other painted surface never can be. Wooden sheds need treating with preservative on a regular basis - every few years - to keep them going.

Cladding:

"Weatherboard" is the cheapest and least weather proof, it is like the overlapping slats in a fence on edge so that the rain runs down the outside. As the boards are simply overlapped they can warp and knots in the wood often fall out. Sometimes known as rustic-cladding or similar.

Tongue and Groove planking is better as the planks are held in place at their top and bottom edges making a more weather-proof finish and usually a finer planed finish too.

Shiplap is better again, it is a version of tongue and groove planking where there is a rebate at the top of each plank so that each plank fits under the overlapping edge of the plank above it, a design that keeps water out better.

Whatever the type, it is always useful to line a wooden shed with water-proof building paper from a builders merchant to keep the weather out even better and make the atmosphere in the shed less damp so protecting tools from rusting.

7x7 Corner Shed  £469
Corner Shed 8' x 8'  £529

Designed for garden corners. Solid sheet floor and roof with green felt covering. Features: 2 x Opening Morticed & Tenoned Windows; Wide Double Door Opening; Pad Bolt Security; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls & Doors; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee.

Double Door Apex Shed 10' x 10'

£849
Tongue and groove shed with factory applied base coat treatment and solid sheet roof. Features: 3 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Windows; Windows Can be Positioned on Either Side; Wide Double Door Opening; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Tongue & Groove Floor; Padbolt Supplied. Specifications: W x L x H: 2994 x 2994 x 2155mm. 34 x 34 framing and door.

Double Door Apex Shed 8' x 6'

£369
Tongue and groove shed with factory applied base coat treatment and solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Wide Double Door Opening; Window Can be Positioned in One of Four Places; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Padbolt Supplied. Specifications: W x L x H: 2404 x 1814 x 2016mm. 34 x 34 framing and door.

Forest Apex Double Door Shed Pressure Treated 7 x 5'

£286.65
Ideal for storing gardening tools. Pressure treated for longer life. Features: Manufactured from Pressure Treated Overlapping Boards; Felt Roof to Ensure a Watertight Finish; Double Doors for Easy Access; Pressure Treated; 15 Year Guarantee against Rot; Supplied Flat-Packed with Fixings; Instructions & Felt.

Forest Overlap Modular Bike Store Pressure Treated

£207.66
For keeping bikes locked safely away. Pressure treated for longer life. Features: Manufactured from Pressure Treated Overlapping Boards; Double Doors for Easy Access; Softwood; Felt Roof to Ensure a Watertight Finish; 15 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with Fixings. Internal: W x D: 2030 x 849mm. External W x D x H: 2110 x 854 x 1612mm.

Forest Overlap Pressure Treated Shed 7 x 7'  £332.76
Forest Pressure Treated Shed 8 x 6'  £329

Ideal for storing gardening tools. Pressure treated for longer life. Features: Manufactured from Pressure Treated Overlapping Boards; Double Doors for Easy Access; Felt Roof to Ensure a Watertight Finish; 15 Year Guarantee against Rot. Specifications: Supplied flat-packed with fixings. Internal: W x D: 2068 x 2070mm. External W x D x H: 2163 x 2086 x 2136mm.

Forest Overlap Tool Chest

£92.88
Perfect for storing garden tools. Features: Manufactured from Dip-Treated Overlapping Boards; Felt Roof to Ensure a Watertight Finish; Dip-Treated; 10 Year Guarantee against Rot. Specifications: Overall size W x D x H: 1260 x 860 x 930mm

Forest Small Sentry Store

£192.3
This Small Sentry Store is perfect for storing all of your gardening tools. It is manufactured from pressure treated 12mm cladding for longer life. Features: Manufactured from Pressure Treated 12mm Cladding; Stainless Steel Fixings Throughout; Internal Shelves; Fully Boarded Roof & Floor; Red Roofing Mineral Felt for a Watertight Finish; Pressure Treated; 15 Year Guarantee against Rot.

Heavy Duty Apex Shed 10' x 8'

£729
Extra strength shed, with high ridge and eaves, plus factory applied base coat treatment. Features: 44 x 44 Framing Throughout; 2 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Windows Can be Positioned on Either Side; Strong Piano Hinged Double Doors; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Tongue & groove Floor & Roof; Padbolt Supplied. Specifications: W x L x H: 3004 x 2414 x 2220mm. 44 x 44 framing, door, roof and floor.

Larch Lap Overlap Double Door Apex Store 7' x 2' 8

£172
Black roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 2030 x 834mm. External: W x D x H: 2125 x 846 x 1613mm.

Larch Lap Overlap Single Door Apex Shed 4' x 6'

£199
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Fixed Styrene Windows; Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1165 x 1819mm. External: 1334 x 1836 x 1981mm.

Larch Lap Overlap Single Door Apex Shed 8' x 6'

£324
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Fixed Styrene Windows; Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1810 x 2385mm. External: 2031 x 2416 x 2137mm.

Larch Lap Overlap Single Door Apex Store 3' x 2'

£124
Black sand felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. External: W x D x H: 1118 x 674 x 1846mm.

Larch Lap Shiplap Single Door Apex Shed 6' x 4'

£219
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 Fixed Styrene Window; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1165 x 1818mm. External: W x D x H: 1334 x 1836 x 1983mm.

Larch Lap Shiplap Single Door Pent Store 4' 2" x 2' 10

£112
Solid sheet roof and felt covering. Features: Softwood; Removable Front Panel; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1180 x 773mm. External: 1260 x 858 x 940mm.

Larchlap Overlap Double Door Apex Shed

£655.31
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 4 Fixed Styrene Windows; Manufactured from 12mm Shiplap Softwood; Lock & Key Security; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: 2468 x 3050 x 2305mm. External: 2613 x 3122 x 2305mm.

Larchlap Overlap Double Door Apex Shed 8 x 10'

£519
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 4 Fixed Styrene Windows; Softwood; Pad Bolt Security; 15 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee; Manufactured from Pressure Treated Overlapping Boards. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 2468 x 3090mm. External: W x D x H: 2595 x 3104 x 2159mm.

Larchlap Overlap Single Door Pent Store 3' x 2'

£109
Black sand felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. External: W x D x H: 1118 x 649 x 1494mm.

Larchlap Shiplap Double Door Apex Shed

£366
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 2 Styrene Windows; Manufactured from 12mm Shiplap Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 2062 x 2060mm. External: W x D x H: 2163 x 2114 x 2236mm.

Larchlap Shiplap Double Door Apex Shed

£859
Grey roofing felt. Solid timber floor with tongue and groove roof. Features: Fixed Styrene Windows; Softwood; Lock & Key Security; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 2468 x 3634mm. External: 2674 x 3682 x 2458mm.

Larchlap Shiplap Double Door Pent Store

£191.95
Green mineral felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1844 x 773mm. External: 1844 x 834 x 1542mm.

Larchlap Shiplap Single Door Apex Shed 8' x 6'

£399
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 3 Fixed Styrene Windows; Manufactured from 12mm Shiplap Softwood; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 1808 x 2374mm. External: W x D x H: 2031 x 2416 x 2111mm.

Larchlap Shiplap Single Door Pent Shed 7' x 5'

£342.08
Grey roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 2 Fixed Styrene Windows; Hasp & Staple; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. Internal: W x D: 2068 x 1542mm. External: 2104 x 1622 x 2142mm.

Overlap Apex Shed 8' x 6'

£289
Overlap shed, pressure treated timber with solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 x Window & Door; Weather Resistant Design. Specifications: 34 x 34 framing, overlap sawn timber. W x L x H: 2404 x 1814 x 2016mm.

Overlap Shed 10' x 7'

£419
Overlap shed, pressure treated timber with solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Wide Double Door Opening. Specifications: W x L x H: 3062 x 2004 x 2098mm. 34 x 34 framing, Overlap sawn timber.

Shire Double Door Solid Sheet Apex Shed 7' x 7'

£399
Grey roof felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Tongue and groove walls and door. 304mm roof overhang door cover. Features: 1 Opening Window; Softwood; Hasp & Staple Security; Choice of 6 Window Positions. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Dip treated. External W x D x H: 2004 x 2072 x 2088mm. Internal W x D x H: 1912 x 1980 x 1996mm.

Shire Double Door Solid Sheet Bike Store 6' x 2'

£149
Black roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Wide Opening Double Door; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Walls & Door; Pad Bolt Security; Weather Resistant Design; Room for 2 Adult Bikes; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pre-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 1780 x 622 x 1368mm. External W x D x H: 1872 x 714 x 1410.

Shire Overlap Double Door Solid Sheet Shed 7' x 7'

£329
Green roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 x Opening Morticed & Tenoned Window; Wide Double Door Opening; Manufactured from Pressure Treated Overlap Sawn Timber; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pressure treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 1911 x 1911 x 2043mm. External W x D x H: 2004 x 2004 x 2089mm.

Shire Shiplap Double Door Solid Sheet Apex Shed 13' x 7'

£589
Green roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and tongue and groove floor. Features: 2 Opening Morticed & Tenoned Windows; Wide Double Door Opening; Pad Bolt Security; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls & Door; Dual Window Position; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Base coat pre-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 3960 x 1912 x 1972mm. External W x D x H: 4052 x 2004 x 2098mm.

Shire Shiplap Double Door Solid Sheet Apex Shed 6' x 6'

£249
Green roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and tongue and groove floor. Features: 1 x Opening Morticed & Tenoned Window; Wide Double Door Opening; Pad Bolt Security; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls & Door; 4 Window Opening Settings; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Base coat dip-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 1722 x 1722 x 1963mm. External W x D x H: 1814 x 1814 x 2060mm.

Shire Shiplap Single Door Solid Sheet Apex Shed 8' x 6'

£349
Black roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 Opening Morticed & Tenoned Window; Wide Opening Door; Pad Bolt Security; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls & Door; 4 Window Opening Settings; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pre-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 2312 x 1722 x 1963mm. External W x D x H: 2404 x 1814 x 2060mm.

Shire Shiplap Solid Sheet Apex Shed 6' x 4'

£244
Black roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 Fixed Window; Wide Opening Door; Pad Bolt Security; Easy to Assemble; Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Walls and Door; Softwood. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pre-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 1722 x 1122 x 1895mm. External W x D x H:1814 x 1214 x 1986mm.

Shire Single Door Solid Sheet Apex Shed 6' x 4'

£199
Apex grey felted roof. Solid sheet roof and floor. Tongue and groove door. Features: 1 x Fixed Glass Window; Softwood; Padbolt; FSC Certified; Full Weather Protection; Pressure Treated. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pressure treated. Internal: W x D x H: 1722 x 1122 x 1895mm. External: W x D x H: 1814 x 1214 x 1986mm.

Shire Tongue & Groove Double Door Solid Sheet Garden Store 4' x 2'

£149
Green roofing felt. Solid sheet roof and floor. Features: Wide Opening Double Door; Base Coat Pre-Treated Tongue & Groove Walls & Door; Pad Bolt Security; Weather Resistant Design; Softwood; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee; Supplied Unfinished for Site Decoration. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pre-treated. 34 x 34mm framework. Internal W x D x H: 1122 x 556 x 1473mm. External W x D x H: 1214 x 614 x 1532mm.

Shire Wheelie Bin Store

£129
Perfect for storing wheelie bins. Features: Opening Lid & Door; Manufactured from 12mm & 19mm Planed Timber; Easy to Assemble. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Pre-treated. Planed timber dimensions: 19 x 94mm and 12 x 70mm. 34 x 34mm framework.

Single Door Pent Shed 6' x 4'

£289
Tongue and groove shed with factory applied base coat treatment and solid sheet roof and floor. Features: 1 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Wide Single Door; Window & Door Position are Interchangeable; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Padbolt Supplied. Specifications: W x L x H: 1814 x 1214 x 1906mm. 34 x 34 framing and door.

Single Slope Roof Shed 7' x 7'

£429
Tongue and groove shed with factory applied base coat treatment and solid sheet roof. Features: 1 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Wide Single Door; Window Can be Positioned in One of Eight Places; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Tongue & Groove Floor; Padbolt Supplied. Specifications: W x L x H: 2004 x 2004 x 2089mm. 34 x 34 framing and door.

Standard Heavy Duty Shed 8 x 6

£480.82
A classic style apex shed with tongue and groove shiplap cladding. Strong and secure, made from 35mm x 28mm framing with 15 x 125mm boarded floor. Supplied flat-packed with instructions, fixings, felt and factory applied base coat treatment. Quick and easy to build. Features: Manufactured from 12mm Dip-Treated Shiplap Softwood; Double Doors for Easy Access; 2 Fixed & 1 Opening Styrene Windows; 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti-Rot Guarantee. Specifications: Supplied with fixings. Internal: W x D: 1809 x 2440mm. External: W x D x H: 2040 x 2488 x 2126mm.

Shed Bases

Sheds need to be on a good foundation, though not necessarily as substantial a foundation as is sometimes thought. A large solid concrete slab will of course be excellent, but is a considerable amount of effort to mix and lay the concrete required for even a modest shed. If you decide on this route, then the slab should be at least 100mm - 4" thick. Generally the larger the shed and the more it used as somewhere to work - walking in and out regularly, the more substantial the base needs to be.

Wooden sheds always come with a wooden floor, usually consisting of tongue and groove boards held together with battens, these will come into contact with the ground and no matter how well soaked in preservative they are, they will rot if placed directly on the soil and so need something to keep them off the soil.  The purpose of a shed base is to provide a level platform for the shed so it can be erected properly and to keep the wood away from damp soil. If anything it is useful to have the shed base standing slightly proud - half to an inch will do - of the surrounding soil.

Perfectly adequate for the majority of purposes for simple storage sheds up to about 8ft x 6ft is a base of paving slabs laid dry onto levelled soil.

1/ Mark out the area of the shed, strip off the turf if there is any and smooth out the the soil as well as you can.

2/ Lay a string line along 2 edges of the shed and place the first slab in the corner, level it using a spirit level for most purposes, soil is perfectly adequate to level the slabs except if your shed is being placed somewhere fairly damp or perhaps low lying.

If you want a more stable and solid base or if the area is damp or low lying, a dry sand and cement mix of 8 parts builders sand to 1 part cement could be laid as a bed below the slabs to a depth of about 2 inches. This will also make it easier to level the area and to ensure the slabs are horizontal above it as the sand-cement is easier to move around than soil and settles less.

3/ Lay the next slab against the long edge and level it with the first using the spirit level. Continue until the first row are all laid, then start on the second.

4/ Put the wooden shed base on your slab base and build the shed. I'd always give the underside of the base a really good couple of coats of preservative before it goes down as you'll probably never see it again.

You can get by with less than a complete covering of slabs, as long as you have the full length of the battens that hold together the floor supported  - I have a shed in the garden that houses my mower and bags of compost, it had precisely this kind of base laid 10 years ago and is still as good now as it was when first erected. The shed itself will keep the base dry.

6' x 4' Shed Base  £64
6' x 6' Garden Building Timber Base
  £89
7' x 7' Garden Building Timber Base  £91
8' x 6' Garden Building Timber Base  £91

Timber frame designed for uneven ground. Height adjustable between 86-210mm. Protects garden buildings from ground moisture. Features: Pressure-Treated 2" x 3" Timber Frame; Extends Life of Garden Buildings; Multiple Height-Adjustment Points; Easy Assembly. Specifications: Adjustable 86-210mm. Fixings supplied.

Forest Plastic Shed Base 6 x 4'  £83.52
Forest Plastic Shed Base 8 x 6'  £152.17
Forest Plastic Shed Base 8 x 8'  £219.13
Forest Plastic Shed Base 10 x 8'  £252.01

Forest Plastic Shed Base 16 x 8'  £416.34

Provides a quick and easy solution to laying a base for your shed. Features: Manufactured from Recycled Plastic; Complete with Weed Control Fabric; Quick & Easy to Install; Each Tile Measures 60 x 60cm.


Related Questions Received

Q. How do I calculate a template to ensure the corners for my shed base are square? the size of the base is 14ft X 10 ft

A. You could buy a "builders square" or "framing square" a large set square with arms about 18-24" long or alternatively make yourself a triangle with sides in the ratio 3:4:5 and you'll get a perfect right angle. Wood is the best material and can be whatever is to hand, just knock a nail or screw through the joints. The bigger the pieces the more accurate it is i.e. 3,4 and 5ft work better than 30, 40 and 50cm.

You can check if you have it right by measuring the diagonals, if they are identical, then you have four right angles, if not, then start again!

Mark out the base of the shed with pegs and string first before you start to dig it out and prepare the  foundations.

Q. How do I lay a base for a small garden shed I have just bought?

A. Follow the instructions for laying a patio if you want the best foundation. Just lay slabs on soil if a simple basic base will do for a small storage shed. The main thing is to keep the wood dry and off the soil.

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Once you have your shed, you will want to use it properly


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