8' x 6' Forest Epping Overlap Pressure Treated Windowless Apex Wooden Shed (2.43m x 1.99m)
For an 8x6 shed that offers excellent value for its superior build, choose this garden shed which boasts an impressive guarantee, a wooden floor and extra framing - resulting in stronger, more reliable garden storage. This shed is part of Forest's range of best value sheds on the market!
- Pressure-treated timber with 15 year anti-rot guarantee - no need for retreatments
- 7mm overlap cladding supported by 30% more framing
- Includes a 14mm solid timber floor - over 30% thicker than standard OSB
- Includes roof felt - colour may vary
- 15% more timber in your shed
- For more information about our shed base options click here
- Why choose a Forest Epping Shed?
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- From The Supplier: Forest Garden
- Forest Pro-Installation Service
|Door Type||Single Door|
|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|
|Locking System||Plate Hasp & Staple|
|Roof Material||OSB (Oriented strand board)|
A pressure treated, apex shed offering you great value for a superior build, the Windowless 8x6 Epping Shed is part of Forest's 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 Epping has sturdy 7mm straight-cut overlap cladding which allows for natural timber movement in changing weather conditions and is supported by a 28x28 frame. As with all of The Better Shed range, the Epping 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 the 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 pressure treated. The process forces preservative deep into the timber resulting in an impressive 15 year guarantee against rot and fungal decay without the need for further treatments. This superior treatment will therefore save you time and money in the long run.
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. Felt colour may vary. 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 single door of this shed features Z-bracing for increased strength while the hidden hinges cannot be tampered with from the outside. The door is fitted with a hasp and staple closure, ready for you to add a padlock (padlock not included). The single door can be left or right hand opening. An upgrade to double doors is available to purchase for greater ease moving items in and out of the shed.
For further security, the 8x6 shed is windowless - making it an ideal security shed. However, you can purchase one of our window upgrades to provide the interior with natural light. The glazing of these upgrades is shatterproof PET which is made from recycled materials; it will not yellow or become brittle over time. Because of the modular design of this shed, if you choose a window upgrade, you will have options as to where to place the window(s) allowing you to create the best shed for your garden design and for your needs.
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.
- 15 year guarantee against rot and decay - no need for annual retreatments
- Pressure treated timber
- 7mm overlap cladding
- 28x28mm framing - extra amount of framing compared to most standard sheds
- 14mm boarded wooden floor with pressure treated bearers
- Metal roof truss bracket for increased strength and better build
- Single door with Z bracing, anti-tamper hinges and hasp & staple closure
- Windowless design ideal for a security shed
- 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 50mm. This pack contains 20 squares and heavy-duty, commercially-graded weed membrane.
Do you need a Better Shed?
Forest Garden are proud to introduce their latest innovation: The Better Shed. With three ranges - the Kielder, the Delamare and the Epping - 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 Epping 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.
Forest branded pressure 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.
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.
Strong 14mm 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 15 year anti-rot guarantee.
Pressure Treatment. No need for annual retreatment.
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 our Dip Treated Sheds.
Timber is loaded into chamber and a vacuum empties timber cells of air.
Cylinder is flooded under vacuum with preservative.
Preservative is forced deep into timber using hydraulic pressure.
Another vacuum extracts excess preservative.
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!
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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.
Covid-19 Special Measures
Protecting the health and wellbeing of all our employees and customers during the COVID-19 virus is paramount. At the present time, we will continue to make deliveries to residential addresses through our home delivery fleet but will be introducing strict precautionary measures that eliminate contact.
If you are expecting one of our installation teams, to protect both yourself and our employees, we would request that you leave clear instructions for them about where you would like the building installed and that you remain within your property while they complete their work. Prior to their arrival, you will be asked to let us have a telephone number, if we don’t already have it, so they can contact you by phone if necessary.
Please be aware that your delivery may take longer than usual. It may also take us a little longer to answer your email or your phone call so please be patient with us during this unprecedented time.
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: AB, BT, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, GY, HS, IV, IM, JE, KA, KW, KY, ML, PA, PH, TD 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 £150 (£24.99 for orders under £150).
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 CA, CO, DH, DL, DT, EX, IP, NE, NR, PL, SR, TD, TQ, TR, TS and Scottish postcodes, instead delivery will be 4 - 5 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.