8' x 6' Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (2.4m x 1.89m)
With its clever modular design and top-quality build, this 8x6, double-door, wooden shed is easy to assemble, incredibly robust and offers excellent garden storage.
- 10-year anti-rot guarantee - annual retreatment required
- 12mm shiplap cladding with 30% more structural framing
- 14mm solid timber floor included - superior to OSB
- Roof felt included
- 15% more timber overall
- Easiest build sheds on the market
- For more information about our shed base options click here
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|Cladding||Shiplap Tongue and Groove|
|Door Type||Double Doors|
|Framing Size||28 x 28mm|
|Size||8' x 6'|
|Depth at Base||2396|
|Depth including Overhang||2428|
|Height at Highest Point||2104|
|Height at Lowest Point||1598|
|Width at Base||1874|
|Width including Overhang||1987|
|Glazing Material||Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Glazing|
|Locking System||Plate Hasp & Staple|
|Number of Windows||2 windows|
|Roof Material||OSB (Oriented strand board)|
The Double Door 8x6 Shed provides excellent garden storage. It is a dip-treated, shiplap, apex shed which is part of Forest Garden's The Better Shed Range, offering a stronger build and better features than other wooden sheds.
Expertly designed and built by one of the UK's leading shed manufacturers, The Better Shed's intelligent modular design means it is delivered in smaller sections, making it far easier to assemble than other garden sheds. This modular design also results in more extensive 28mm shed framing, ensuring an incredibly robust structure and far greater resistance to warping.
The walls are constructed from 12mm shiplap cladding. Shiplap is built using interlocking tongue and groove boards which offer a tight, weather-resistant finish with greater strength and warp-resistance than overlap construction. Shiplap also features a scallop which aids water run-off and provides an attractive finish. Where the panels join together, cover strips are used to ensure the structure remains weathertight.
A thick 14mm pressure-treated timber boarded floor with pressure-treated bearers not only provides a long-lasting, effective barrier against ground moisture, it allows for the storage of heavier tools and machinery too. A timber floor is far superior to standard OSB flooring as it is more durable, more attractive and won't sag.
A metal truss bracket adds strength to and improves alignment of the roof beams. Made from 8mm OSB, the roof is finished with felt.
Storage-friendly access to the 8x6 shed is gained via wide double doors, which include double-Z framing to prevent them from dropping. Tamper-proof hidden hinges and a hasp and staple plate, designed for a padlock (padlock not included), help keep stored items safe.
Once inside, high eaves offer plenty of headroom and the opportunity to store taller items, while 2 PET-glazed windows allow for natural light. These windows are made from recycled materials, virtually shatterproof and will never discolour or become brittle. They can be fitted in a choice of positions. See the floor plan for more details..
All of the timber is FSC®-certified, which is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities. Fixtures, fittings and clear instructions are included for a simple assembly, although a professional installation service is available to purchase as an optional upgrade. A pressure-treated shed base or convenient plastic shed base can be purchased as an optional extra too.
This wooden shed is supplied dip-treated and should be coated in a quality wood preservative, annually, in order to maintain its handsome appearance and validate the excellent 10-year anti-rot guarantee.
Delivery is free to most UK addresses.
- Excellent 10-year anti-rot guarantee
- Modular design for easier assembly and a stronger shed
- Premium kiln-dried, smooth-planed 12mm shiplap cladding
- Robust 28mm shed frame
- 14mm pressure-treated timber boarded floor with pressure-treated bearers
- 8mm OSB apex roof
- Metal roof truss bracket for extra strength
- Double doors fitted with double-Z frame, hidden hinges and a hasp and staple plate
- 2 shatterproof PET-glazed windows can be placed in different positions
- Designed and built in the UK from FSC®-certified wood
- Fixtures, fittings and clear instructions for a simple assembly
- Installation service and a shed base available as optional upgrades
- Free delivery to most UK addresses
Shed Base Options
Wooden Shed Base Kit
As an alternative to laying slabs or concrete, this shed base is a faster, more cost effective DIY solution.
The wooden shed base consists of a framework that is made from UC4 incised timber which has been pressure treated. The pressure treatment ensures that the framework is robust and is guaranteed to resist rot for an impressive 15 years.
Size of base: 7.5cm (h) x 236cm (w) x 182.6cm (d)
Plastic Shed Base Kit
Quick and simple to install, the 8x6 plastic shed base kit is ideal for avoiding the hassle of laying slabs or concrete when preparing a base for a new shed. Its interlocking design makes it easy to put together and, though lightweight, it provides a very strong and durable base for the shed. Made from 100% recycled plastic, this shed base is eco-friendly. Also, it can be reused if the shed is repositioned. The base allows for ventilation and drainage under the shed, helping to keep the shed floor dry.
To install the base, simply interlock the square grids together and lay onto a firm, level area of ground. We recommend using 15kg of 10mm pea gravel per square (gravel not included). Each square is 500 x 500 x 40mm. This pack contains 20 squares and heavy-duty, commercially-graded weed membrane.
Please be advised that we do not assemble plastic shed bases as part of our installation service. You must prepare the base yourself in advance of the installers' visit.
Do you need a Better Shed?
Forest Garden are proud to introduce their latest innovation: The Better Shed. With three ranges - Overlap Dip Treated, Overlap Pressure Treated and Shiplap Dip Treated - offering choices of treatment and construction, you can configure a shed that suits you and your garden. All boast a timber floor, 15% more framing and are easier to build. Whichever you choose, you can be sure you've chosen The Better Shed.
Why choose a Forest Shiplap Dip Treated Shed?
When you buy a new shed, you want to invest in a shed that is robust, durable and practical. Forest Dip Treated sheds offer you all this along with great value for money.
Forest branded dip treated sheds have a number of features to ensure maximum durability and strength including boarded wooden floors, security door hinges, extra framing and so much more.
The best shiplap sheds we've ever made
Same size panels are interchangeable - you can choose the window placement to suit your garden allowing flexibility for your garden design.
Doors can be positioned to the left or right of the shed. Single doors can be hung to be left- or right-hand opening.
Dip treatment coats the timber in a preservative which protects the wood from rot and fungal decay. When supported by annual applications, this treatment provides at least a decade of protection.
Strong 14mm pressure-treated boarded timber floor. This wooden floor is built to withstand storage of heavier items as well as years of footfall. The floor is further strengthened by pressure treated bearers. A timber floor is far superior to the OSB that comes with standard sheds.
The design of our sheds features more extensive framing than standard sheds. This results in a more robust build. Larger apex models also feature a metal truss bracket that adds further strength to the roof and ensures best alignment.
Shiplap cladding provides consistency and strength as well as providing the traditional style we all know and love. The high-quality cladding means the panels are less likely to warp or develop gaps.
Our windows are glazed with shatterproof PET glazing, made from recycled materials, which will not yellow or become brittle over time. PET is more robust than the styrene used in standard sheds.
Our doors feature double Z bracing for extra strength, security and to prevent the doors dropping. This is superior to the basic ledge bracing on standard sheds. Our doors are also fitted with hidden security hinges and a padlock-ready hasp and staple.
Comes with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee.
Dip Treatment. Boards are dipped in anti-fungal solution.
Smaller sections make transportation and handling easy.
Quick and easy construction.
Dip Treatment Process Explained
Dip treatment is a tried and tested method of applying wood preservative to timber products, and the process is fairly straightforward. First, the timber is dipped into a cylinder containing a powerful wood preservative. The preservative is then absorbed into the surface of the timber and, after it’s removed and left to dry, it will be thoroughly protected it against both rot and fungal decay.
After the dip treatment process is completed, the timber will have a lovely orangey-brown hue, ensuring it will become an attractive feature of your garden, as well as complementing most fence panels. Of course, you can choose to stain your dip treated shed another colour upon assembly. If you’re interested in an affordable, practical, and sturdy dip treated shed, why not take a look at our featured products below?
Timber is dipped into a cylinder containing preservative
Preservative is absorbed into the surface of the timber
Timber is removed from the cylinder of preservative
Timber is left to dry.
WILL REQUIRE RE-TREATMENT AT LEAST EVERY OTHER YEAR
The Better Shed Range by Forest - Videos
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From the Supplier: Forest Garden
"We're proud to be the largest and most trusted manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products in the UK" - Forest Garden
Making British Gardens Great
At Forest, we know a fair bit about fences. And sheds for that matter. In fact, we've been one of the UK's most trusted manufacturer and distributor of quality wooden garden products for over 50 years.
With two sawmills in the UK processing locally-sourced timber, and a Head Office in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, you’ll find our range of garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative structures for sale across many sites online and in over 3,000 retail stores. From the forest to the doorstep, we are involved every step of the way to ensure we bring you the best product and service.
We're proud to say that the majority of the timber we use is cut in our very own sawmill from trees grown in the UK.
Not only that, but our range is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the majority of our products carry the FSC logo - so you know that our timber is ethically sourced from well-managed, sustainable forests that are replanted for future generations.
(Certification number TT-COC-001790, Issue date 5 March 2015)
Well made in Britain
The majority of the timber we use is grown and felled from managed UK forests across Scotland and Wales. After felling, the timber is cut and processed in one of our nearby sawmills and taken to our manufacturing operation in the heart of Britain. It is here our skilled workforce proudly produce the widest range of garden buildings, fencing and structures available in the UK.
All of the products that we sell are dispatched from this site. The final part of their journey is managed by our dedicated delivery department who are responsible for distribution direct to customers' homes by our fleet of vehicles.
Helping Everyone Thrive
We like to do our bit for charity and are proud to support Thrive. Thrive uses gardening as therapy to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.
When will we install your garden building?
If you're not a DIY expert then why not let our professional installation team build it for you leaving you with more time to spare for other activities? Choose our Pro-Installation Service with your chosen shed and enjoy the comfort of knowing that installation is taken care of by skilled and trained installers.
We offer our Pro-Installation Service on a wide range of our garden products. To add installation for this product, please select it from the drop-down selection box or the accessories selection at the top of this page.
Where is installation available?
We offer our Pro-Installation Service to most UK mainland postcodes. Please see the map to check if this service is available in your area. Any orders placed for installation outside of these postcode areas will not be accepted.
Postcode Areas not covered by our Pro-Installation Service: BT, GY, HS, IM, JE and ZE Postcodes
What happens after I order?
Once a delivery date has been booked with you, the installation office will contact you to guide you through the process and ensure you are happy with your purchase. From installation until sign off, our team will make sure your project is hassle free. We minimise disruption and organise all aspects of the installation for you!
When will we install your garden building?
We aim to carry out all installations within 2 - 3 weeks after delivery (depending on postcode areas). Installations are carried out from Monday to Saturday. Prior to your installation date, the installers will telephone you to check through the pre-installation checklist below. Please make sure an accurate telephone has been provided. It is essential that you are available when the installation team arrive.
We offer FREE Delivery to the majority of mainland postcodes. For all fencing and decking orders, we offer FREE delivery for all orders over £200 (£24.99 for orders under £200).
To check you qualify for Pick a Day delivery please use our postcode checker above or within checkout to check delivery is available to your area.
Pick a Day delivery is not available for BD23-24, CA, CO, DH, DL, DN18-41, DT, EX, HG, HU, IP, LA, LS21-22, NE, NR, PL, SR, TA, TD, TQ, TR, TS, YO and Scottish postcodes, instead delivery will be 2 - 3 Weeks from the date of the order. A delivery surcharge of £49.99 is applicable to the following Scottish postcodes: AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, IV, KW, KA, KY, ML, PA, PH and TD.
Please Note - delivery is NOT available to the following locations: Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Scottish Islands.
The Delivery Process
If you haven't already selected your delivery day in checkout, our delivery team will contact you to arrange a convenient delivery date. If you provide us with a mobile number, we can confirm the day before delivery if your delivery will be morning or afternoon.
Our drivers can leave your delivery in a safe place, please indicate this when selecting your delivery. It is important that the drivers have suitable access and no restrictions. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product to an un-safe location. Unfortunately, we will not be able to go through your property.
Other than our fence panels (which are delivered fully constructed), all of our products are delivered flat packed, direct to your home and are supplied with a set of instructions to support assembly.
- Purchase Rate 21.9% p.a. (variable)
- Representative 21.9% p.a. (variable)
- Assumed Credit Limit £1200