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Apex Sheds Manchester. A range of Apex roof garden sheds to suit everyone

Choose a shed below or for more sizes look at our shed price list

Apex Sheds: Direct from the manufacturer

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Small Apex Sheds

6′ x 4′ Apex Sheds

Door is on the gable end panel.

A 6′ x 4′ garden shed is perfect for the smaller garden and the storage of smaller items. Tip: Measure and prepare an area in your garden.

Door hinged Right

Door hinged Left

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Medium Apex Sheds

7′ x 5′ Apex Sheds

Door on the gable end panel

7′ x 5′ Apex sheds are a popular choice. An Excellent size shed for any garden. Tip: Think about how much storage space you need.

Door hinged Right

Medium to Large Apex Sheds

8′ x 6′ Apex Sheds

Door on the gable end panel

The 8′ x 6′ garden shed is the most popular size of shed sold in the UK. Tip: Consider hinging the door on the left or the right. Window panels are interchangeable with the opposite blank panel.

Door hinged Right

Door hinged Right

Large 10′ x 6′ Sheds

10′ x 6′ Apex Sheds

Door on the gable end panel

This shed has so much storage space. Tip: Adding extra windows is an option. For security, ask us about shed alarms.

Door hinged Right

Door hinged Left

Large storage sheds

Workshops

10′ x 8′ Workshops

Many different door and window arrangements

The 10′ x 8′ garden shed is large enough to be used as a small workshop. This shed will have a roof truss installed. Look at our price list for more sizes. Tip: Check to see if we can carry Large shed panels into your garden without obstructions. If you are unsure, please tell us.

General description of garden sheds

 

An apex shed has a pointed roof similar to the roofline of many houses. An apex roof has two sections which meet at a ridge in the middle, providing more headroom in the centre than at the sides. The apex roof shed is generally regarded as a most attractive looking garden shed. This traditionally designed shed will look good in any garden setting.

 

Materials used in the construction of a garden shed

Cladding material:

To make the shed panels, we use anti-cupping Tongue & Groove boards

Roof and Floor material:

To make the shed roof and floor, we use anti-cupping Tongue & Groove boards.

Roof covering:

The roof is finished with a Polyester Reinforced anti-rip shed felt fixed to the roof boards. This type of roofing felt will last up to 3 times longer than many other shed felts. Fascia boards are attached during the installation process, adding to the appearance but more important, fascia boards securely fix the roofing felt to the ends of the roof.

 

Under Floor Protection:

A pressure treated base is an optional extra but highly recommended. A Shed base will help protect the floor and lower part the shed by adding an airflow under the shed floor which will help with the drying times during wet weather. Pressure treated timber will protect the shed base from rotting for up to 20 years.

 

Frame size:

The overall dimensions of the framing should be compatible with the cladding used in the shed.

Why is this important

In brief: Our experience and trials have proven it is not always wise to use a frame with oversized dimensions.

Oversize frame

The cladding may not be thick enough and therefore strong enough to stop the frame from naturally twisting.

Using the wrong frame will weaken the structure of the shed panels after a relatively short time. A 50mm x 50mm frame should be used in conjunction with, and is compatible with 22mm cladding. The same is true using a framework with larger dimensions.

 

Undersize frame

 

Using a frame with dimensions  of 28mm x 28mm or smaller is not recommended for tongue and groove sheds. It will not be sufficient to prevent the shed panels from bowing. There is a high risk that the cladding will twist away from the frame.

Our frame

In all cases, the nail type and size are significant

We have used 34mm x 34mm timber framing for many years with excellent results when used in conjunction with anti-cupping 12mm and 13mm cladding fixed to the frame with 34mm ring-shank nails.

 

Timber Treatment:

Every shed has a timber preservative applied to the exterior.

To fully protect your shed, apply another coat of timber preservative within four weeks after installation.

The timber treatment used should be:

Suitable for exterior planed timber.

Suitable for exterior timber in ground contact.

Use Products that contain fungicide.

Note: Pressure Treated Sheds will not need an extra coat of timber preservative.

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