5 x 3 Forest 4Life Overlap Windowless Apex Wooden Shed

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5 x 3 Forest 4Life Overlap Windowless Apex Wooden Shed

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  • 5 x 3 Forest 4Life Overlap Windowless Apex Wooden Shed£249.99


            The Forest 5x3 4Life Overlap Apex Windowless Shed is a compact garden shed that is easy to maintain. The clever design makes it simpler to assemble and more durable than many other models. It has modular panels for quick assembly while creating a sturdier finish. With 30% thicker framing than many other garden sheds and straight-cut 7mm boards that overlap for added flexibility, this shed is made to last. 

            The unique design also allows natural timber movement during the changing seasons and helps with rainwater run-off. The pressure treatment applied to the shed gives it a 25-year anti-rot guarantee, the longest in the industry, ensuring you'll never have to worry about maintenance preservative treatment again.

            The Forest 4Life shed also has superior quality flooring materials that you don’t see in many wooden sheds. It has an extra-thick 14mm solid timber floor that can hold heavier items, so you won’t have to worry about the floor's integrity. The apex roof is made of a solid 8mm sheet material and is covered with green sand-felt for added weatherproofing.

            The Forest 5x3 4Life Overlap Apex Shed has a single door with double Z frames for added strength and stability. Hidden hinges and a padlock-ready hasp and staple latch (padlock not included) will help keep everything safe inside. You can install the door with a left or right-hand opening to fit the small shed into any space. The 4Life shed comes with free delivery to most UK addresses. The Forest Garden's White Glove Delivery Service is also available. The service includes placing your new shed wherever you want in your garden and taking all packaging away.

            Optional Shed Base

            The shed base is a quick and easy solution to prepare a solid base for your new garden shed. All sheds require a solid base, which is commonly made from concrete or slabs, but it increases the cost and work. The base includes the materials for you to build a wooden base. Simply screw the timbers together, and you have a wooden base that is a quick alternative to concrete. It raises the shed from the ground, which helps isolate it from damp and splashing rain.

            The shed base timbers have a pressure treatment preservative that penetrates deep into the wood's fibres, making it suitable for placing on the ground. It's quick and easy to build; simply screw the timber sections together with the provided fixings. Note: You must lay the base on level ground; use suitable materials to prop up the base to level it if required. Applying a shed on soil or grass is not usually recommended, but you can do so with this base as long as there is a heavy-duty weed membrane placed underneath. You can order this option from the 'Choose Additional Options' section above.

            Also available: Forest 4Life Shed Sheds: 4x3 single door, 5x3 single door, 6x4 single door, 6x4 double door, 6x4 single door with 4 windows, 7x5 singled door, 7x7 double door, 8x6 single door, 8x6 double door, 8x6 double door with 4 windows, 10x6 double door, 10x8 double door, 10x10 double door, 10x15 double door, 10x20 double door, 12x8 double door


            Guarantee - 25-year anti-rot

            Walls - Overlap 

            Floor - 14mm Solid timber boards for handling heavy loads

            Roof - Apex roof with 8mm OSB and green roofing felt provided

            Frame - 28mm x 28mm for strength and stability

            Floor Bearers -  58mm x 28mm Pressure treated

            Windows - none

            Door - single door

            Lock Type - Hasp & Staple

            Treatment - pressure treated 

            Make the Most of Your Shed:

            The Forest 5x3 4Life Overlap Apex Shed is an ideal small garden shed for securing your garden tools. It has a single door, and an apex roof. There are no windows, so it’s perfect for storing vegetables that need a cool dark place to stay fresh. Add shelves and tool racks (not included) to keep everything organised. It’s perfect if you want a compact garden shed or allotment storage. The shed's modular design allows you to choose the positioning of the door panel so you can adapt it to suit your needs.

            About Your Order:

            The Forest 4Life Shed is a UK-made pressure-treated shed that features FSC® certified timber. Pressure-treated timbers are used throughout the construction of this shed. The treatment gives you a 25-year guarantee against fungal damage and rot. The simple design and flat-pack delivery make it easy to assemble. All the fixtures and fittings required for assembly are provided. Easy-to-follow instructions are included. We offer a white glove service where our trained professionals will deliver your shed and place it in your desired location within your garden. The delivery team will use their discretion to ensure a safe and reasonable placement of the shed. Please note that unrestricted access is required and the delivery team will not pass through your home or garage. We prioritize the safety of your property and will not deliver to an unsafe location that could potentially cause damage. Additionally, the delivery team will remove all product packaging upon completion of the delivery.

            Please note: Images may depict furnishings and accessories; these are for illustration purposes only and are not included with your order. 

            Garden Shed Maintenance:

            The wooden garden shed is made from pressure-treated timbers for excellent durability and longevity. Forest’s pressure-treated products do not require annual re-treatment. An anti-rot solution in the timber structure, improving rot resistance. The treatment may leave a greenish tinge on the wood; this is normal and will grey over time. Forest Garden 4Life Sheds come with a 25-year Anti-Rot guarantee. The manufacturer advises that if you want to paint your garden shed with a different colour, ensure the treatment you choose is recommended for pressure-treated timber.  

            Note: the 25-year anti-rot guarantee does not include the felt and hardware 

            elbec recommends Protek wood treatment. Browse our Protek Royal Exterior Wood Finish Paint range to find the best shed paint to add your own finish.

            About Forest:

            Forest is one of the most trusted manufacturers of garden timber products in the UK. They have been producing high-quality wooden garden buildings for over 50 years. Forest is proud to be a British company and uses sustainable British timber in its products.

            The company is at the forefront of design and provides an excellent choice in contemporary summerhouses and modern sheds. All Forest garden buildings are made to make Britain a nation proud of its gardens. Superior quality, cutting-edge design, and excellent security are why Forest has become one of the top choices for customers when buying a garden product.


            ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE OR DRIVEWAY. All of the Forest 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.

            If you have ordered more than one item, they may arrive at different times.


            With the majority of Forest products, you will be required to book your delivery date at the time of placing your order. 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.

            Where 'Request a Delivery Date' is not available on a product, you will be contacted towards the end of your timescale by Forest/their chosen Courier with a delivery date. If this date is not convenient you can reply to the message to book a more convenient delivery date. The delivery timescales are as stated on the product page.

            The delivery timescales to these areas may be extended by up to 5-10 working days:
            AB1, AB10,-AB16, AB21-AB25,AB30-AB39, AB41-AB45, AB51-AB56, CA1-CA28, CO1-CO16, DD1-DD10, DG1-DG14, DG16. DH1-DH9, DL1-DL17, DT3-DT7, EH1-EH2,EH10-EH1-EH49,EH51-EH55, EX1-EX24,EX31-EX38, FK1-FK21, G1-G5,G11-G15,G20-G23,G31-G34,G40-G46, G51-G53,G60-G69,G71-G78,G81-G84, IP1-IP33, IV1-IV28,IV30-IV32,IV36,IV40,IV54,IV63, KA1-KA30, KW1-KW14, KY1-KY16, ML1-ML12, NE1-NE1-NE49,NE61-NE70, NR1-NR35, PA1-PA38, PE30-PE37, PH1-PH26, PH30-PH41,PH49-PH-PH50, PL1-PL35, SR1-SR8, TA20, TA22, TD1-TD15, TQ1-TQ14, TR1-TR20,TR26-TR27, AND TS1-TS29.

            We are sorry but Forest does not deliver or offer an assembly service to the following Postal Codes:
            BT1-BT99, GY1-GY9, HS1-HS9, IM1-IM9, IV41-IV56, JE1-JE5, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PO30-PO41, PO49, TR21-TR25.

            Prior to Delivery

            Once you have a confirmed delivery date if you provide us with a mobile number this should be the first number and not the alternative number), we can confirm the day before delivery if your delivery will be morning or afternoon.

            Upon Delivery

            Your order will be delivered kerbside or on your driveway. Due to health, safety, and insurance liabilities, the driver will not be able to take your goods to the back of your property but – upon request – may place the product at the side of the house if there are no access issues. This is to avoid risking damage to your property while delivering to an unsafe location. We will not be able to go through your property.

            We advise against arranging for a third party to install the product before its delivered and checking that all parts are present,  we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs caused by delays.


            If you have selected the service for installation, we can confirm that delivery and installation will occur on different days, and the length of time required for delivery and installation will depend on the specific item you have chosen. You will not be able to pre-book a delivery or installation date when placing your order, as this will be arranged directly with the manufacturer. Within 5 working days of placing your order, the manufacturer will contact you via email to explain how to prepare the base for installation. The base must be either a solid, level timber supportive base, concrete, concrete slabs, or a pro shed base (plastic base). You should ensure that there is a clearance of 18 inches (450mm) of working space around the base so that the installers can access all areas of the structure. Shortly after receiving the email from the manufacturer, you will receive a phone call to schedule a convenient delivery and installation date. Installation may occur within 15 working days of delivery.   Note: This service is not available on all Forest products, please check if this is available for your chosen product under the 'Choose Additional Options' above.


            Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate, and the Forest Garden Wooden Sheds are made from metric measurements. We would recommend that the base is at least 50mm bigger in each direction.

            Product Name:
            5 x 3 (1.64m x 1.00m) Forest 4Life Overlap Windowless Shed
            Footprint Depth:
            0.94m (3'1")
            Footprint Width:
            1.48m (4'10")
            Ridge Height:
            2.02m (6'8")
            Eaves Height:
            1.60m (5'3")
            Cladding Thickness:
            Treatment Type:
            Pressure Treated
            Recommended Treatment:
            Maintenance free, preservative treatment is never needed.
            Manufacturer's Guarantee:
            25 year Anti-Rot Guarantee
            Framing Size:
            28mm x 28mm (11/10" x 11 /10")
            Roof Type:
            Roof Material:
            OSB (Oriented strand board)
            Roof Thickness:
            Roofing Felt:
            Green Mineral Felt
            Floor Material:
            Timber Boards
            Floor Thickness:
            Floor Joists:
            58mm x 28mm - Pressure Treated
            Floor Joist Direction:
            Left to Right
            Door Type:
            Single door with Double Z framing
            Door Height:
            1.64m (5'5")
            Door Width:
            0.59m (1'11")
            Door Lock System:
            Hasp & Staple
            Number of Window(s):
            Window Material:
            Window/Door Panel(s) Interchangeable:
            The modular panels mean that same-sized panels are interchangable, so you choose the door placement to suit your garden.
            Self assembly
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Optional Wooden Base:
            Product Code:
            EAN Number:
            Forest Garden Products
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom
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            The Forest 5x3 4Life Overlap Windowless Apex Shed is a top choice from Forest. Easy assembly and a maintenance-free design make this one of the leading UK sheds. Key features include:

            • Pressure treated with a 25-year anti-rot guarantee - longest on the market
            • Maintenance-free- preservative never needed
            • Single door
            • Adaptable design with interchangeable panels
            • Extra-thick 14mm solid timber floor