12' x 8' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (3.6m x 2.61m)

Product Code: BSD26736
Shed Only: £999.99
  • Expertly built in Great Britain from FSC® certified British wood
  • Pressure treated with an extraordinary 25-year anti-rot guarantee – the longest guarantee on the market
  • Maintenance freedom – wood never needs retreating
  • Fully modular design for a much easier assembly and far stronger shed
  • 14mm solid wood floor – 40% thicker than standard shed flooring
  • Ledged and braced double security doors - market-leading flexibility regarding placements
  • White Glove Delivery Service straight into your garden
  • For more information about our shed base options click here

Recommended if you do not have a solid, level base, such as concrete or paving, on which to place the shed floor bearers (floor and bearers included as standard).

Installation is typically within 2 - 3 weeks of delivery for this product. Our Shed Installation applies to the shed only. If you have purchased our wooden base for which you also require installation, you should select the Shed & Wood Base Install option which includes the shed and the base. Please note that we do not install plastic bases or other accessories. We will contact you after checkout to arrange your installation date.

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    Solartech Premium Garden Building Solar Lighting & Charging Kit 3 - Suitable for Apex Roofed Sheds up to 4m x 3.5m  (14 x 12')

    Solartech Premium Garden Building Solar Lighting & Charging Kit 3 - Suitable for Apex Roofed Sheds up to 4m x 3.5m (14 x 12') - £189.99

    Incredibly easy to install and highly-effective too, the Solartech Premium Solar Lighting Kit 3 is an excellent way to illuminate your apex shed, without increasing your utility bills. The solar kit includes 2 strip lights to add practical lighting to your shed.

    You will be able to enjoy up to 5 hours of interior lighting for your garden shed every evening, thanks to a powerful system which uses highly-advanced solar and lithium battery technologies. The brightness of this solar strip lighting is equivalent to a 300lm LED strip, so is perfect if you’re storing items or completing practical tasks.  

    The battery hub is capable of charging all your other mobile devices too, which is sure to prove useful when you’re settled in the garden, with no intention of popping backwards and forwards to the house. There won’t be any unexpected power cuts, either, for the solar panel is completely weatherproof and supremely effective throughout the year.

    Installing your new solar shed lights couldn’t be easier, thanks to a simple plug and play system, whilst the 2-year guarantee offers you complete peace of mind that you are buying premium garden lighting.

    This wonderful solar lighting kit includes 1 x 5w solar panel, 1 x panel bracket, 1 x 10Ah battery hub, 1 x 5m hub/ LED cable, 2 x 3w LED strips, 1 x fixing pack and a simple step-by-step guide.  

    These solar lights are suitable for all apex sheds.

    A total of 9 Solartech lighting kits are available, so you’re sure to find garden lights suitable for your own outdoor area. 

    Free delivery is available to most UK addresses.

    • 2 strip lights
    • Brightness equivalent to a 300lm LED strip
    • Advanced, weatherproof solar and lithium battery technologies
    • Plug and play installation system
    • Battery can charge all other mobile devices too
    • 2-year guarantee
    • Suitable for all apex sheds
    • Free delivery within 15 working days to most UK addresses
    • PLEASE NOTE: Our installation services for sheds and other garden buldings do not include the installation of solar lighting systems
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Description

Available in a range of designs and sizes, Forest 4Life™ Overlap Pressure Treated Sheds are beautifully handcrafted here, in Great Britain. Packed full of premium features, they are the best range of overlap sheds Forest has ever made. This particular model is the 12x8 Windowless Double Door Apex Shed (3.6m x 2.61m), making it perfectly suited to people requiring secure garden storage for tools, bicycles and other expensive outdoor equipment.

Fully Modular Design, Pressure-Treated Wood and 4Life™ Guarantee

This garden shed is expertly designed and built by Britain's leading manufacturer of wooden sheds. Pressure treated and supplied with an extraordinary 25-year anti-rot guarantee, which is the longest guarantee on the market, the wood will never need retreating, sparing you the inconvenience of costly, time-consuming maintenance and providing you with an unbeatably durable shed. You'll only ever need one shed with a 4Life™ Shed!

Now featuring an improved fully modular design, this 12x8 shed is delivered to you in smaller sections of interchangeable panels, so you'll find it much easier to assemble than other wooden sheds. This fully modular design also allows you market-leading flexibility on door placements, helping you customise the shed to your exact requirements. What's more, with 30% more framing, this garden shed isn't just easier to assemble than other wooden sheds, it's far stronger too.

Smart Overlap Walls, Extra-Thick Floor and Traditional Apex Roof

The walls are constructed from 7mm overlap cladding, which allows for the natural movement of the timber over the changing seasons and ensures excellent rainwater runoff. These overlap boards are straight cut, giving them a much smarter finish than standard overlap cladding.

The extra-thick 14mm solid wood floor is 40% thicker than standard shed flooring! It is supported by pressure-treated bearers, which provide a further layer of protection against rot-causing ground moisture.

Reinforced by a metal truss bracket, the roof is built from tough 8mm OSB and fitted with a green mineral-felt cover for complete weatherproof protection. It comes with a traditional apex design, smooth-planed barge boards and diamond-shaped finials, nicely rounding off the shed's exceptionally attractive appearance.

Secure Garden Storage

You can access this shed via wide double doors, which are ledged and braced for extra strength and to prevent dropping/ movement. These doors are fitted with hidden security hinges plus a padlock-ready hasp & staple plate too, giving you peace of mind that your valuable tools are safe (padlock not included).

Once inside, you'll find the high roofline allows plenty of headroom, along with the chance to store taller items. The windowless design adds another layer of security by ensuring that your valuable tools are hidden from unwanted attention.

Free Delivery

Free delivery is available to most UK postcodes, using Forest's White Glove Delivery Service, who will drop your new shed off wherever you like in the garden, with all of the packaging removed. This overlap shed comes with a full set of fixings and clear instructions to help you achieve a straightforward assembly.

Optional Upgrades

If you'd rather the professionals assemble the shed for you, we offer a competitively-priced installation service as an optional upgrade.

You can purchase a pressure-treated shed base as an optional extra too.

Forest reserve the right to alter the specifications of their products at any time.

  • Pressure treated with an extraordinary 25-year anti-rot guarantee – the longest guarantee on the market
  • Maintenance freedom – wood never needs retreating
  • Fully modular design for a much easier assembly and far stronger shed
  • Handcrafted in Great Britain from FSC®-certified wood
  • 14mm solid wood floor – 40% thicker than standard shed flooring
  • 8mm OSB roof with weatherproof felt cover
  • Ledged and braced double doors with hidden hinges plus padlock-ready hasp & staple plate for complete security
  • Windowless design keeps expensive tools out of sight
  • Fully modular design's interchangeable panels mean market-leading flexibility on door placements
  • White Glove Delivery Service into your garden
  • Choose a 4Life™ Shed from a range of designs and sizes
  • Professional installation service and pressure-treated shed base available as optional upgrades

Shed Base Options

Wooden Shed Base

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 241.6cm (w) x 354cm (d)

 

 

 

Plastic Shed Base

Plastic Shed Base Kit

Quick and simple to install, the 12x8 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 40 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. A helpful video of how to install this plastic shed base can be found here. You must prepare the base yourself, in accordance with the supplied instructions, in advance of the installers' visit. Laying the base straight onto grass will not be suitable and the installers will not be able to assemble your garden building.

Dimensions

12' x 8' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (3.6m x 2.61m) Technical Drawing
Brand Forest Garden
Cladding Overlap
Cladding Thickness 7
Colour Natural Timber
Construction Type Overlap
Door Type Double Doors
Eaves Height 1828
Framing Size 28mm x 28mm approx
Size 8' x 12'
Ridge Height 2329
Roof Covering Green Mineral felt
Roof Style Apex
Material Wooden
Treatment Pressure treated
Guarantee 25 years
Depth at Base 3540
Depth including Overhang 3596
Width at Base 2416
Width including Overhang 2612
Door Height 1640
Door Width 1090
Locking System Hasp & Staple
Floor Material Pressure Treated Solid Boarded Timber Floor
Floor Thickness 14
Roof Material OSB (Oriented strand board)
Roof Thickness 8

Why Choose a Forest Overlap 4Life Shed™?

Forest Garden are proud to introduce their latest innovation: The 4Life Shed™.  You can configure a shed that suits you and your garden. All boast a solid timber floor, 30% more framing and are easier to build. You'll only ever need one shed with a 4Life Shed™.

 

 

Why you need a Forest Overlap Pressure Treated 4Life Shed™?

 

If you're looking to purchase a new shed and can afford a slightly higher initial spend, buying a pressure treated shed will save you a lot of time and money in the long term. 4Life Sheds are completely maintenance free - there is no need to ever apply treatment. Most other sheds require treatment once built - then yearly treatment thereafter.

 

Forest branded pressure treated sheds have a number of features to ensure maximum durability and strength including solid boarded wooden floors, security door hinges, extra framing and so much more. 

 

1. Metal Roof Truss Brackets

Larger apex models feature a metal truss bracket that adds strength to the roof and ensures best alignment.

2. High Quality Roof

The roof is made from 8mm OSB and is covered in a durable weatherproof felt. Reflecting the high quality of this shed, the roof is finished with smooth planed barge boards and a decorative finial.

3. Increased Security Windows

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.

4. Pressure Treated Fully Modular Panels

Pressure treatment forces preservative deep inside the timber. The result is long-lasting protection against rot and fungal decay. There is no need to re-treat EVER, saving an estimated £200 in time and treatment costs compared to dip treated sheds. Fully modular construction - same size panels are interchangeable. You can choose the window and door placement to suit your garden allowing flexibility for your garden design. 

5. Thick Timber Framing & Overlap Cladding

The design of our sheds feature more extenisve framing than standard sheds (30% more framing). This results in a more robust build. 7mm straight edge overlap 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.

6. Hidden Hinges

Our doors are fitted with hidden security hinges, the hidden hinges cannot be tampered with from the outside.

7. Robust Doors with Double Z Framing

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.

8. Secure Door Latch Plate Fastened

The doors are fitted with a hasp and staple closure, ready for you to add a padlock (padlock not included).

9. Solid Wooden Floor

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.

Highly Adaptable

Modular

Construction

Fully modular panels mean that the same size panels are interchangeable. 

You choose the window and door placement that suits your garden.

Modular panels are easier to handle - meaning sheds are quicker and simpler to build. 

Flexible Window Panels

Window panels can be interchanged with other panels of the same size and can be placed on either side of the shed - you can choose the window placement to suit your garden allowing flexibility for your garden design. See the example of the 8x6 Apex Shed above. The Apex Shed can also be turned into a Reverse Apex Shed.

Flexible Door Positions 

Doors can be fitted in different ways to suit your needs. Single doors can also be hung to be left- or right-hand opening.

COMES WITH A 25 YEAR ANTI-ROT GUARANTEE.

PRESSURE TREATMENT. NO NEED FOR ANNUAL RE TREATMENT.

SMALLER SECTIONS MAKE TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING EASY.

QUICK AND EASY CONSTRUCTION.

Pressure Treatment Process Explained

The Pressure Treatment process for timber has been applied to products for a number of years; the key benefit of this process is that the preservative is forced under vacuum pressure right deep into the heart of the wood and the grain structure. The preservative becomes an integral part of the wood; giving a long life and protection against rot.

 

This process also means that you never have to apply preservatives to your garden shed, and it allows the natural colours of the timber to show through and so your shed blends easily within your garden. Surprisingly, our Pressure Treated Sheds are only slightly more expensive than Dip Treated Sheds.

VACUUM

Timber is loaded into chamber and a vacuum empties timber cells of air.

FLOODED

Cylinder is flooded under vacuum with preservative.

PRESSURE

Preservative is forced deep into timber using hydraulic pressure.

VACUUM

Another vacuum extracts excess preservative.

 

DRY

Timber draws in surface excess of preservative under low pressure, then is left to dry.

 

NO NEED TO RE-TREAT - SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY!

What makes a Forest 4Life Shed unique?

What makes a Forest

Shed unique?

For over 50 years we have been the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality hand built sheds with over 2 million made!

We are proud to be a Carbon Neutral British company using sustainable British Timber. Excellent customer service is at the heart of our operation, backed up by an industry leading distribution.

A Forest Shed: 25 year guarantee, the longest on the market

Other sheds on the market: 10 year guarantee

A Forest Shed: Maintenance free, no need to ever treat

Other sheds o