Detailed Specification

Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate and Mercia garden products are made from metric measurements.  We would recommend that the base is at least 50mm bigger in each direction.

Product Name: 4 x 6 (1.22m x 1.97m) Mercia Shiplap Apex Shed
Footprint (Depth x Width): 1.97m x 1.22m (3'11" x 6'1")
Height to Ridge: 2.03m (6'8")
Height to Eaves: 1.60m (5'3")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap
Framing: 25mm x 25mm
Door: Single
Door Opening (Height x Width): Approx 1.60m x 0.54m (5'5" x 1'9")
Door Lock: Sliding Padbolt
Roof Type: Apex
Roof: 8mm OSB
Roofing Felt: Included
Floor: 8mm OSB
Floor Joists: 27mm x 27mm 
Floor Joists Direction: Left to right
Window(s): 2 Fixed Windows
Window / Wall Panels: Fixed
Window Glazing Material: Styrene
Windowless Option Available: N/A
Treatment: Dip Treated
Portabases Available: Yes
Manufacturer's Guarantee: 10 Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
FSC Certified: Yes
Free Delivery: Yes*
Assembly Available: Optional
EAN Number: 5029442091792
Recommended Treatment: Protek Range (please click here)
Manufacturer: Mercia


This classic apex roof shed by Mercia has everything garden owners need to stow away items they want to protect from the elements. Using sustainably sourced wood and a high-quality tongue and groove style cladding, the 4 x 6 Mercia Shiplap Apex - Dip Treated is an excellent choice for those who want to stretch their budget. Its compact size makes it an ideal candidate for small, urbans gardens or those with little room to spare.

The dip treatment received by the timber prior to delivery gives the shed a significant level of protection from rot, but elbec recommends using a wood preservative to get the most out of the timber and ensure it remains strong and healthy in the coming years. A high-quality preservative from the Protek range, available to order from elbec with this shed, is a reputable choice that many manufacturers recommend. Protek always gives customers the fun opportunity to personalise their shed with a colour to match the style of their garden.


Considering its very affordable price, it is truly surprising how many features Mercia has managed to cram into this 4 x 6 wooden shed. Securing items inside is made possible with a pad bolt made from galvanised steel, which is suitable for many padlocks (not included). The single door this bolt keeps closed is ledged and braced for improved strength. It is also centrally placed, making it easy to reach items stored to the side upon entering the shed. This provides space for the two fixed styrene windows that allow natural light to bring clarity to the shed's interior, which is sure to be appreciated when digging around for a misplaced tool. Styrene is a safe alternative to glass that is virtually shatterproof, ideal for those family gardens where energetic ball games sometimes take place.

But what really makes this classic wooden shed shine is the high level of quality in its construction and chosen materials. For example, the 12mm timber wall cladding is rare to find in this price range and makes the 4 x 6 Mercia Apex Shed stand out among others. The tongue and groove construction of this cladding means that each piece of timber fits tightly together and forms a much improved barrier against the outdoors. With further help from a high-quality wood preservative, such as those in the Protek range, this shiplap cladding gives the shed a degree of protection from damp that outperforms many other sheds in this price range. 

This cladding is supported by a robust internal frame made with 28mm x 28mm timber framing. Both the floor and the roof feature 8mm solid sheet board, an oriented strand board (OSB) with high uniform strength and a great level of water resistance thanks to the resins to create the board. Roof felt provides an extra layer of protection for stored items and gives your shed that final rustic touch.  

Additional Information

If you think that a Mercia Shiplap Shed would be perfect for you, take a look at our delivery information. If you would like any extra details, feel free to email us to discuss your order and our full range of product options, or better still, give us a call so we can find the perfect product to suit your needs.

Alternatively, why not visit us at our Brookfields Garden Centre showsite near Nottingham? One of our helpful advisors will be on hand to show you around or to help guide you through your order in person. Though if there is a particular garden building you would like to see, we recommend contacting us in advance to find out if we have it, or one similar, on site.

This shed is supplied flat packed with instructions and all the fixings necessary to complete construction. The timber used is dip treated, which means it has been pre-treated with a base coat in a brown, industrial product. Please be aware that the colour may vary from any pictures shown. Dip treatment coats the surface of the timber and protects it during manufacture and transit, so you must apply a suitable water-based top coat yourself to ensure your anti-rot guarantee remains valid. You must make sure to follow all the manufacturer’s care instructions in order to maintain the validity of your guarantee - these guidelines will be outlined in the instructions delivered with your product. This will include instructions for periodically treating your timber – Mercia, the manufacturer, recommends Protek Paint, available to purchase from elbec in over 60 stains and colours.

Please note: some images may show the shed decorated with accessories/furnishings for display purposes only. These are not included with your purchase. 

Key Features

  • 8mm solid sheet board roof and floor
  • Galvanised steel pad bolt included (easily attach your own padlock to secure)
  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee
  • 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding
  • Ledged and braced single door
  • Shatterproof styrene windows
  • Roof felt included
  • Dip treated timber for initial protection in transit and when assembling
  • Free UK mainland delivery*
  • FSC® certified timber
  • Manufactured in the UK


ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE OR DRIVEWAY. All of our Mercia products are delivered flat packed other than fence panels (which are delivered fully constructed), direct to your home, and are supplied with a set of instructions to support assembly.

Booking Delivery

You will be required to book your delivery date at the time of placing your order (except for Metal Shed). Our 'Request a Delivery Date' service is available to the majority of areas and you'll find that the majority of the UK postcodes are FREE but some areas may incur a delivery surcharge and some postcodes are not covered at all. Select a 'requested delivery date' by entering your postcode in the 'Request a delivery date' section above. You will also be notified at this time if your area incurs a surcharge or delivery is not covered in your area.

Prior to Delivery

On the morning of your delivery date, you'll be sent an update by text with an estimated 2-hour delivery slot (this update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout) together with a link to the manufacturer delivery portal where you'll be able to track your order.

Please note: Mercia Metal Sheds ONLY - your order is delivered by a courier you will not be notified prior to the delivery. If you are not in on the day of the delivery you will be carded and asked to contact the courier to arrange a new mutual delivery date. The estimated delivery lead time for Mercia's Metal sheds is identified on the product for the metal shed. Lead times are on working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturer. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

Upon Delivery

Your order is delivered either kerbside or driveway and will be delivered on either a 3.5T, 7.5T or 18T Lorry. Unfortunately due to health and safety and insurance liabilities the driver will not be able to take your goods around to the back of your property but may upon request place the product at the side of the house if there are no access or restriction issues. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product to an unsafe location. Unfortunately, we will not be able to go through your property.

We would recommend against arranging for a third party to install the building before it's been delivered and checked that all parts are present, as we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs.


Orders with Assembly 

The lead time for our installation option is around 12 weeks from the date of order. With the installation option, the majority of orders will have their delivery and installation on separate days; there will be a small number of orders which will have delivery and installation on the same day. You will be advised by the manufacturer's installation team which category your order falls into.

Depending on the installation option for your order, you will be contacted within the delivery timescale and given a date for either delivery/assembly on the same date or a separate date for delivery and assembly.

4 x 6 (1.22m x 1.97m) Mercia Shiplap Apex Shed

NEW - Guarantee - 15 year - gold

Product code - 20010173


Description Information

The 4 x 6 Mercia Shiplap Apex Shed is a compact wooden shed that is perfect for everyday use, providing shelter from the elements for items like bikes or patio furniture. Some of the shed's best features include:

  • 12mm shiplap cladding with interlocking timber for a stronger construction, with improved weather resistance over cheaper cladding
  • Two fixed windows on either side of the door with tough styrene glazing
  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee from the manufacturer will give any owner confidence in their shed's lifespan
  • Galvanised steel pad bolt can be secured with the addition of your own padlock

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Usually delivered: Use Pick A Day delivery below for your earliest delivery date to your Post Code.

Note: Currently not available for delivery to Offshore Post Codes.

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