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

Product Name: 8 x 5 (2.41m x 1.50m ) Forest Retreat Redwood Lap Pressure Treated Shed - Moss Green - Free Installation
Footprint (Depth x Width): 2.41m x 1.50m (7'11" x 4'11")
Height to Ridge: 2.50m (8'2")
Height to Eaves: 1.70m (5'7')
Walls: 20-10mm Profiled Overlapping Board
Framing: 45mm x 28mm 
Door: Single Door
Door Opening (Height x Width): 1.75m x 0.66m (5'9"x 2'2")
Door Lock: Mortice Lock (key supplied)
Roof Type: Apex
Roof: 12mm Tongue and groove boards
Roofing Felt: Cedar shingles
Floor: 12mm Tongue and groove boards
Floor Joists: YES (pressure treated) 
Floor Joists Direction: Front to Back
Window(s): 4 Windows (2 fixed, 2 opening)
Window / Wall Panels: TBC
Window Glazing Material: 4mm Toughened safety glass
Windowless Option Available: No
Treatment: Pressure Treated + Factory Applied Pebble Grey Paint
Portabases Available: No
Manufacturer's Guarantee: 15 Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
FSC Certified: Yes
Free Delivery: Yes*
Assembly Available: Assembly included in price
EAN Number: 5013053176344
Recommended Treatment: NA (as supplied treated/painted)
Manufacturer: Forest Gardens Ltd


The perfect shed for someone who takes their garden’s landscape seriously, the 8 x 5 Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed is a high quality work and storage space with an elegant appearance. The soft, natural Moss Green finish of this model is a popular choice that enhances the more traditional elements of the shed’s design, such as the apex roof and overlap cladding. A wildly different impression is produced by the alternative Natural Cream and Pebble Grey finishes.

In many garden sheds, using the space for anything but storing items can feel like making a compromise. Premium Redwood timber walls and the inclusion of four windows – two of which can be opened – make the interior a pleasant spot for taking on DIY projects, gardening tasks, or simply sitting and relaxing with a book. The generous amount of space provided by this larger 8 x 5 model means there is extra room to fit a work bench or shelving unit at the back of the shed without feeling confined by your available space.


What sets this shed apart from most others in its size range are its four windows glazed with toughened 4mm glass, two of which can be opened. These, along with a half-glazed single door, provide plenty of sunlight and make the shed truly live up to its title as a ‘retreat’. When inside, the ample natural light shows off the high quality Redwood timber used throughout the roof, ceiling, and walls. This timber is sustainably sourced and FSC certified, and is pressure treated to ensure an excellent level of protection from weathering and a stress-free experience for the customer.

Another striking feature in the Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed’s design is its steep pitch apex roof, which does an excellent job of showing off the Canadian Red Cedar shingles and provides a generous amount of headroom when inside.

Whether you plan to use this shed as a place for work, leisure, storage, or combination of all three, the superior materials and construction methods used for the Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed ensures it will be a standout feature in your garden for years to come. 10mm timber features in this shed’s lapped walls, so the wall thickness increases up to 20mm at the overlaps. This gives the exterior of the shed a traditional finish with great visual depth. The roof and floor of this shed feature heavier duty 12mm timber locked closely together in a tongue and groove construction. This provides a sturdy base for heavier items, and superior resistance against weather and rot.

Any worries about the security of this shed are taken into account, as the shed’s solid stainless steel rim lock means it is lockable by a key (included with the shed).

The 6 x 4 Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed is delivered to your home for no additional charge. With free installation also included as standard, you won’t need to worry about putting the shed together yourself or finding additional builders to finish the job. A smooth installation process ensures you will be in a great mood to enjoy your shed once it has been assembled,

About Forest

Forest Garden Ltd is the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products, primarily garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative garden structures. Their Garden Buildings Collection has many high specification features at no extra cost. Whatever you want from your garden building, Forest has just what you’re looking for and every product in their line-up has enhanced build quality and security features such as unbreakable polycarbonate glazing (where applicable). They offer a nationwide home delivery and assembly service on sheds and workshops, summerhouses, greenhouses and log cabins. They also give the option to ‘pick-a-day’ for delivery which is most convenient to you.

Key Features

  • FREE delivery in mainland UK*
  • FREE home installation by our professional team
  • Features a classic Moss Green finish that works well with the traditional design elements of this shed
  • Available in two other finishes, Natural Cream and Pebble Grey
  • Pressure treated for superb protection against the elements, ensuring low effort maintenance in the years to come
  • Half-glazed single door allows for space on either side for shelves or other furniture
  • Two fixed and two opening windows provide plenty of sunlight and ventilation when needed
  • A tongue and groove construction for the roof and floor, improving overall strength
  • Toughened 4mm safety glass on windows and door glazing, for clear windows that can be easily cleaned
  • 15 year anti-rot guarantee, provided you follow the manufacturer’s simple care guide
  • Rim lock with an included key for an excellent level of security
  • Sustainably sourced, FSC certified timber


Important Information:   Timescales are indicated on this page.  Lead times are counted in working days (Monday – Friday) excluding Bank Holidays. You will be contacted towards the end of your timescale by either Forest's Delivery Team or Forest's preferred carrier.  Neither elbec nor Forest will be able to supply any further information on your delivery date during this timescale.

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.

Booking Delivery

You will be contacted towards the end of your timescale by Forest/their 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.
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 do 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, 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 and 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 recommend against arranging for a third party to install the product before its delivery and checking that all parts are present, and we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs caused by delays


This option will extend the leadtime by up to 3-4 weeks.

If you have selected the installation option the product and installation of your product may be on different days. Once you have been given a delivery date by Forest's delivery team you will then be contacted by their installation team to confirm your installation date and the process. The installation team will require a minimum of 2' clearance all the way around your building and the installation team will not be able to enter through your property.

8 x 5 (2.41m x 1.50m) Forest Retreat Redwood Lap Shed PT in Moss Green - Free Installation

NEW - Guarantee - 15 year - gold

Product code - 90010159


Description Information

The 8 x 5 size of the Red Lap Forest Retreat Shed is an exceptional garden building with potential for a wide variety of uses, such as storing larger garden items, potting plants, or taking on DIY projects and other creative endeavours. With its Moss Green paint finish, this shed might be the most complete take on a traditional garden shed, thanks to a great range of features and premium building materials. Some of these features include:

  • Charming Canadian Red Cedar shingles are shown off by the steep apex roof that allows plenty of head room inside
  • Four windows provide a wonderful level of natural light along with the half-glazed single door
  • Free delivery and installation ensures you can relax from the moment your order is placed
  • Alternative options for a Natural Cream or Pebble Grey factory applied paint finish, depending on your personal tastes

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Usually delivered: 30 Working Days.

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

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