8' x 6' Forest Overlap Dip Treated Double Door Apex Wooden Shed (2.43m x 1.99m)
Offering excellent value for its superior build, this 8x6 double door shed features a wooden floor and extra framing - resulting in strong, reliable garden storage. This shed is part of Forest's The Better Shed Range.
- Dip-treated timber with 10 year anti-rot guarantee when supported by annual retreatment
- 7mm overlap cladding supported by a stronger structure due to 30% more framing than standard sheds
- Includes a 14mm solid timber floor - over 30% thicker than standard OSB to eliminate sagging, increase damp resistance and allow for storage of heavier items
- Includes 2 windows with customisable positioning to suit your needs
- Increased structural strength reduces timber movement, improves security, increases resilience to high winds and offers greater support for hanging shelves etc
- Double doors with Z bracing and anti-tamper hinges for increased security
- For more information about our shed base options click here
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|Door Type||Double Doors|
|Framing Size||28 x 28mm|
|Size||8' x 6'|
|Roof Covering||Black Sand Felt|
|Depth at Base||2408|
|Depth including Overhang||2428|
|Height at Highest Point||2103|
|Height at Lowest Point||1597|
|Width at Base||1890|
|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)|
A dip treated, apex shed offering you great value for a superior build, the Double Door 8x6 Shed is part of Forest Garden's innovative shed range: The Better Shed. The Better Shed is stronger, easier to build and boasts adaptable features designed to offer the best shed for you and your garden.
The sturdy 7mm straight-cut overlap cladding allows for natural timber movement in changing weather conditions and is supported by a 28x28 frame. As with all of The Better Shed Range, this shed is modular. With smaller panels, there is more framing than in standard sheds, resulting in a much stronger build. The modular design also means the panels are less prone to warping. Joins in the modular construction are protected by outer weather covering strips to prevent any water ingress.
The high quality build of this 8x6 shed is further enhanced by the metal roof truss bracket, a bracket which supports the joins of the roof, adding strength as well as aiding a simpler build by ensuring the angles of the roof are easily and correctly aligned.
All of this shed's timber has been dip treated to offer a 10 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay when supported by annual retreatment.
While most sheds come with an OSB floor as standard, this garden shed includes a super 14mm boarded timber floor. Far superior to OSB flooring, this wooden floor is built to withstand storage of your heavier items as well as years of footfall. The floor is further strengthened by pressure treated bearers.
The roof is made from 8mm OSB and covered in a durable roof felt. Reflecting the high quality of this shed, the roof is finished with smooth planed barge boards and a decorative finial.
You can rest assured that your stored contents will be secure. The double doors of this shed features Z-bracing for increased strength while the hidden hinges cannot be tampered with from the outside. The doors are fitted with a hasp and staple closure, ready for you to add a padlock (padlock not included). The double doors provide greater ease when you are moving items, such as lawnmowers and wheelbarrows, in and out of the shed.
This shed features two windows which, due to the unique modular format of this shed, you can place in a variety of positions on the shed. Please see the layout drawing or call our friendly, UK-based customer service team for further details. All glazing is shatterproof PET which is made from recycled materials; it will not yellow or become brittle over time.
Instructions for a straightforward self-assembly are included. The smaller panels of the modular design are far easier to manoeuvre during build than standard shed panels. Or you can leave it all to the experts and purchase our installation upgrade. This shed should only be built on a level, hard surface and ideally placed on a shed base.
You can purchase a lean-to kit to provide this shed with a partially sheltered extension ideal for logs, outdoor storage boxes and other equipment that can withstand some exposure. Please note that this is not available for purchase separately or for retro-fitting as it needs to be installed at the same time as the shed is assembled. The timber of this lean-to is pressure treated for long lasting durability. If you are purchasing a dip-treated shed with this kit, please be aware that there will be a colour difference between the sheds due to the different treatments. Please also consider the combined footprint of the shed and lean-to when preparing your ground.
Manufactured in the UK, this garden shed is made from UK-grown FSC certified timber.
Free delivery to most UK postcodes.
- 10 year guarantee against rot and decay - when supported by annual retreatment
- Dip treated timber
- 7mm overlap cladding
- 28x28mm framing - extra amount of framing compared to most standard sheds
- Includes 14mm boarded wooden floor with pressure treated bearers
- Metal roof truss bracket for increased strength and better build
- Double doors with Z bracing, anti-tamper hinges and hasp & staple closure
- 2 windows glazed with shatterproof PET which will not yellow or become brittle
- 8mm OSB roof with felt covering included
- Manufactured in the UK from UK-grown FSC-certified timber
- Instructions included for self-assembly
- Free delivery to most UK postcodes
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 Overlap 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 overlap 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.
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.
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
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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