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8 x 5 Forest Retreat Pressure Treated Redwood Lap Shed in Natural Cream

Detailed Specification

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 - Natural Cream - 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: Rimlock 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: 5013053176535
Recommended Treatment: NA (as supplied treated/painted)
Manufacturer: Forest Gardens Ltd


The 8 x 5 Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed is the ideal purchase for anyone who wants to take their garden seriously and make the most of its available space. The larger 8 x 5 footprint of this model (compared to its 6 x 4 sibling) provides the owner with a wonderful and versatile space for gardening, creating, or relaxing, alongside the shed’s storage functions. This shed comes with a highly versatile Natural Cream paint finish already applied – an unconventional choice of colour that is a stunning contrast to the Red Canadian Cedar shingle roof. Explore the alternative finishes of Moss Green and Pebble Grey available for order from elbec.

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
  • A versatile Natural Cream paint finish provides the exterior with a contemporary look that creates stunning contrasts with trees, flowers, and other plants
  • Available in two other factory applied finishes, Moss Green 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



Booking Delivery

You have the option to book your free 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 post code 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.

If you choose not to select a requested delivery date you will be contacted directly via text or email within 2 working days to arrange a convenient delivery date.

You'll be contacted the day before your delivery date by text with a 3 hour delivery slot. You will also be contacted on the day of the delivery by the driver 30 minutes before the delivery location.

Customers in the following postal code areas: AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, IV, KA, KW1-4, KY, ML, PA, PH and TD will be contacted by an external carrier and advised of a delivery date. 

We do not offer delivery or delivery/assembly service to these postal code areas: BT, GY, HS, IM, IV41-51, IV55-56, JE, KA27-28, KW15+, PA41+, PH41-44, PO31-41, ZE

Delivery Leadtimes

The estimated delivery lead time for this product is identified on the product page above. Lead times are in working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays.

The timescale will be extended by around 10-15 working days for customers in these postal code areas only: AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, IV, KA, KW1-4, KY, ML, PA, PH and TD.

Delivery and Installation

Within two working days of placing your order, you will be contacted directly via text to arrange a convenient delivery date. Within five working days, you will be contacted by the assembly company, Servico, to set a date for installation.  

If you do not hear a response in this timeframe, you can contact the Forest Delivery Team directly on 0333 321 3142 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays).

Prior to delivery, you will be asked via phone and/or email to ensure all necessary preparation for installation (e.g. base preparation) are complete. Delivery of the item is typically between 7am and 7pm, by a 7.5 ton flat-bed lorry (similar size to a council refuse lorry).

Please note the installation process can extend your timescale by up to 10-15 working days.


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

Product code - 90010160

Our Price £2,982.00
rrp £2999.99

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The 8 x 5 Redwood Lap Forest Retreat Shed gives you a fantastically versatile space for work or storage, with design features that raise the bar when it comes to premium garden sheds. This building can be a great place for relaxing, working on DIY projects, or gardening. Some of our favourite features in this shed include:

  • Cladding constructed from overlapped Redwood timber, for a traditional look with a high quality material
  • Authentic Canadian Red Cedar shingles on a steeply pitched apex roof
  • Natural Cream factory applied paint finish for the shed’s exterior, for a bright and soft appearance (Moss Green and Pebble Grey are available as alternatives)
  • A light and airy interior ambience created by four windows and a half-glazed single door

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Usually delivered within: 3-5 Working Days.

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

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