8 x 6 (2.44m x 1.79m) Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed

8 x 6 Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed - Three Quarter View
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8 x 6 (2.44m x 1.79m) Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed

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            The 8 x 6 Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed from Shire gives you a stylish way to bring extra storage to your garden as well as an ideal place for growing potted plants all year round. With an attractive pent roof, which many of our customers love, and windows spanning the entire front of your shed that allow in buckets of natural light, it is easy to see why the Sun Pent has become so popular.

            Why the Sun Pent Might be Perfect for you

            If you are a keen gardener, we have no doubt that the Sun Pent would be the perfect addition to your garden. Giving you a space to adorn with your favourite plants on the sun drenched potting shelf, plus loads of extra room adjacent for all your garden tools, you are provided with the best bits of a traditional potting shed and conventional storage shed in a single package. The windows spanning the front of the shed allow in buckets of natural light as well as adding to the overall charm of the Sun Pent.

            This design also means it could be the perfect place for bird watching or even for use as a summerhouse to relax in during your leisure time. With the pent roof giving a distinctive touch to this shed, many of our customers have chosen the Sun Pent for their garden because of this design choice which is becoming very popular. As you can see from our product images, the Sun Pent can really be brought to life by adding a splash of colour. Shire recommends that you use Protek paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Sun Pent look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber.


            The Sun Pent has a number of features that make it a shed of real quality that will stand up to the test of time. With 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding, the inside of your shed has a good level of protection from the elements. It is supplied with a 12mm tongue and groove roof and floor as standard, is a feature you will struggle to find on sheds made by other manufacturers in this price bracket. This ensures that you have a roof that is strong and weather resistant as well as a floor with an impressive load capacity. Heavy duty green mineral roofing felt, supplied as standard gives extra protection from the weather and damage from damp or rot.

            The building really gets its strength from its robust 34x34mm framing, which ensures a sturdy building that will last. With five fixed windows and two opening windows providing an attractive feature to your shed and allowing loads of natural light to flood inside, the flexibility to control the internal temperature with the two opening windows is a must have feature for any potting shed to allow airflow. These windows are also made from horticultural glass to ensure a clearer pane and long term clarity when compared to other materials. There is also a full length workbench/potting shelf included so you can really make the most of the Sun Pent’s interior space. The door features a rim lock with a key provided, meaning you are given extra peace of mind when leaving items overnight in the Sun Pent. The whole package is covered by a 10 year anti-rot guarantee, so you can rest assured you are purchasing a shed that will be a feature of your garden for years to come.

            About the Timber

            You will be impressed by Shire's use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber shed starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine (pinus) as this is widely available for a very cheap price, however all of Shire's garden buildings are constructed using high quality spruce (picea) and is sourced from Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance.

            Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. This timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British and Eastern Europe's timber, being slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far fewer knots. The timber used on Shire's products is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers. Spruce is therefore the timber of choice for companies such as Shire who always look to produce the best garden building.

            About Shire

            Established in 1945, Shire is the country's leading, and one of the oldest established, manufacturers of garden buildings. Shire benefit from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech, through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. At peak times they produce thousands of buildings a week. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses.

            Their production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities for many of their ranges, an advanced high speed timber planing mill, modern well equipped joinery production facility and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up to date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money garden buildings in the UK.

            Additional Details about Your Order

            If you think that a Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed would be perfect for you, take a look at our delivery information. We’re pleased to offer the option of booking our dedicated professionals who will assemble your shed quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included with the shed and construct it yourself. 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 shed 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 supplied pre-treated with a base coat to both sides in a golden brown water based industrial product (colour can vary from the picture shown). Shire recommends that you apply a water based top coat. This will protect the timber from weathering on your shed making it last longer and will need to be repeated accordingly in relation to the manufacturer's instructions. Shire recommends Protek Royal Exterior wood finish, available from elbec in many different colours. This is also a great way to refresh the look of your shed over time or personalise it to your liking.

            Please note:  The images shows the 8 x 8 Shire Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed. Images may depict furnishings and accessories; these are for illustration purposes only and are not included with your order. The sun pent is not supplied painted, the painted images are for decorative purposes only.



            FREE delivery is offered to the majority of mainland UK postcodes but some areas may incur a surcharge and some postcode areas are not covered at all. Please check your postcode in the ‘Delivery cost checker’ above to confirm availability and any possible surcharges.

            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. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturers and are not guaranteed - due to fluctuation in demand - but are provided in good faith and are representative of delivery at that time. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

            Booking Delivery
            By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

            Upon Delivery
            Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 ton flat-bed (similar size to a council refuse lorry). Delivery is typically between 7am and 7pm. The delivery drivers are only insured to deliver to kerb side or driveway. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property. Deliveries are hand-balled off by the driver.

            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.

            Installation option
            If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the website to go on to where you will be required to accept the terms and conditions for assembly. Any delay in accepting these terms and conditions may affect your timescale. Once you have accepted these terms and conditions you will be contacted during the timescale with a date for the delivery/assembly of your order. The installation option will extend your lead time by up to 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.


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

            Product Name:
            8 x 6 (2.44m x 1.79m) Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed
            Footprint Depth:
            2.44m (8'0")
            Footprint Width:
            1.79m (5'10")
            Ridge Height:
            1.97m (6'6")
            Eaves Height:
            1.77m (5'10')
            Tongue and Groove
            Cladding Thickness:
            Treatment Type:
            Golden Brown Base Coat Dip Treatment
            Recommended Treatment:
            Protek Range (please click here)
            Manufacturer's Guarantee:
            10-Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
            Framing Size:
            34mm x 34mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Roof Type:
            Roof Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Roof Thickness:
            Roofing Felt:
            Green mineral
            Floor Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Floor Thickness:
            Floor Joists:
            34mm x 34mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Floor Joist Direction:
            Front to Back
            Door Type:
            Single Door - (Always hinged on Right-Hand Side)
            Door Height:
            1.63m (5'4")
            Door Width:
            0.76m (2'6")
            Door Lock System:
            Rim Lock
            Number of Window(s):
            5x Fixed Windows and 2x Opening Windows
            Window Material:
            Horticultural Glass
            Window/Door Panel(s) Interchangeable:
            Self assembly
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Optional Wooden Base:
            Manufacturer Code:
            EAN Number:
            Shire Garden Buildings
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom


            The 8 x 6 Shire Sun Pent Shiplap Potting Shed is one of our most popular and stylish shed designs. Giving you plenty of storage space as well as the possibility to use it as a potting shed, the key features include:

            • Stylish pent roof that is certain to look fantastic in your garden
            • Features 5 fixed windows and 2 opening windows to allow in plenty of light and to make controlling the internal temperature easy
            • Potting shelf included on glazed elevation
            • Door is securable with a rim lock and key with the option to have the door re-located on the left-hand side
            • Shiplap tongue and groove walls and a tongue and groove floor and roof provide a sturdy construction and good interior protection from the elements

            Key Features

            • Free UK Mainland Delivery*
            • Multi-use building - potting shed, workshop or summerhouse
            • Stylish pent roof that is certain to look fantastic in your garden
            • Features 5 fixed windows and 2 opening windows to allow in plenty of light and to make controlling the internal temperature easy
            • Door is securable with a rim lock and key
            • Shiplap tongue and groove walls, floor and roof for a sturdy construction and weatherproof interior

            Customer Reviews

            By Rachael Taylor James on 25th May 2024
            "Quality of a high standard. Really pleased with the potting shed. Delivers on all aspects. Clear instructions and easy to erect. Only snag, the felt nails are too short for the task. Felt came off the roof the very next day. Otherwise, everything else is spot on. "
            Star Rating 5
            By Mrs Marion Howard on 21st April 2024
            "Overall satisfied with the shed, for the money paid it is more than serviceable and we would buy it again. Tempered glass windows are great and it looks lovely. Putting it together required some 'fettling': one window required some trimming off the frame to shut properly, as did the door. The handle screws won't tighten, guessing no thread. Several nails in the window frames were proud and had to be punched lower so the glass fitted. It needs a reasonable amount of skill, and tools, to erect, but all the parts were there, so these are just minor gripes! Now to paint it!! "
            Star Rating 4
            By Caroline on 22nd January 2022
            "Really pleased with this shed - looks amazing, well constructed and easy to assemble. highly recommend."
            Star Rating 5
            By KayGraham on 12th November 2021
            "This potting shed is absolutely magnificent! Super-high quality - not just the wood itself, but even smaller details such as the top-to-bottom robust hinges on the door. I had a joiner assemble it - it took him and someone helping him half a day max to completely finish it. He was also very impressed with the quality! We bought some 2x3” posts on which to sit the shed (to raise it but also I wanted insulation underneath), some additional 4” screws (hardly used any), clear silicone for glazing the windows and timber for making additional shelves. But, really, this shed pretty much comes with everything you need and great instructions. Delivery also spot-on. I’m so impressed."
            Star Rating 5
            By malcolmschofield on 28th August 2020
            "We ordered a potting shed to be delivered to the Northeast of Scotland during lockdown. The driver was very nice and helpful and the components were all as we had expected. This is a flat pack product and tbh the quality was slightly better than we had hoped for. The design and ease of fitting are where we found the real value of this shed. As we finished we realised we didn’t have enough felt. I emailed elbec who did a super job chasing up shire to get them to drop off another. Thanks elbec and shire. "
            Star Rating 5
            By PhilipStevens on 18th August 2020
            "Well constructed, easy instructions for erection"
            Star Rating 5