Lotus 8x6 Apex Metal Shed in Slate Grey

Product Code: LOTUS86 APEX SG EAN: 5055280403480

(4.5) Based on 2 Reviews


The Lotus 8x6 Metal Shed is so well specified that it's the market leading lightweight metal shed currently available.

Tall and wide, strong and durable it's made from the heaviest gauge steel in its category, 0.33mm hot dipped and galvanised metal which has a top quality painted finish.

Rodent resistant, the tough cladding is virtually maintenance free, and there's a ten year non-perferation warranty against rust, so there's no reason to worry about rot.

Vented gables are fitted as standard, and the interior can receive extra light if you choose the window or skylight option. Shelving is also available together with a timber floor.

Full instructions and innovative design mean that assembly is as easy as possible, but professional installers can be optioned if required.

Looking resplendent in Slate Grey, your Lotus shed will become a practical and very valuable structure for storage as well as many other uses.

Lotus 8x6 Apex Metal Shed in Slate Grey Features:

  • High grade 0.3 steel and paint finish
  • Ventilated gables
  • Standard buildings have the tallest wall height available.
  • Frame and base rails made from heavy gauge galvanised steel
  • Sturdy door assembly and glide & track layout
  • Stable and well balanced door opening
  • Simple and straightforward assembly with video guide 


  • General Size: 8ft wide x 6ft deep approx (243.84cm x 182.88cm)
  • Roof Size: 245cm wide x 185cm deep (8ft 0ins x 6ft 1in)
  • Base Size: 233cm wide x 175cm deep (7ft 8ins x 5ft 9ins)
  • Wall Height: 178cm (5ft 10ins)
  • Overall Height: 198cm at apex (6ft 6ins)
  • Door Opening Size: 170cm x 104cm (5ft 7ins x 3ft 5ins)

We also sell the Lotus 6x5 shed and Lotus 10x8 shed.

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Lotus 8x6 Shed Instructions

Select Your Options

Would You Like A Floor Kit?

  • with Metal Foundation Kit (FK86)

    with Metal Foundation Kit
    A metal foundation kit is a self-assembled framework, formed with metal battens. Concrete is normally used to flood in between the battens to make a concrete floor. Or a timber board can be used over the top to form a wooden floor (concrete and timber not included).
  • with Timber Floor Kit (FL86)

    with Timber Floor Kit
    A pressure impregnated wooden floor kit consists of pre-cut boards and battens which when assembled at home with the fixings supplied offers a durable base to install your shed onto.

Would You Like Any Accessories?

  • with Anchor Hilti Screws & Drill Bit (HH86)

    with Anchor Hilti Screws & Drill Bit
    A set of ready to use Hilti screws to anchor your shed down into concrete or flagstone bases, fitting through pre-drilled holes in the shed's base rail. Masonry drill bit (15/64ins) supplied.
  • with 5 Tier Shelf Unit (SSU200) (SHELVING)

    with 5 Tier Shelf Unit (SSU200)
    A handy and practical shelf unit for added storage space for those small items. Height: 167cm, Width: 110cm, Depth: 40cm.

  • with Roof Skylight (SKY8)

    with Roof Skylight
    Add natural light into your shed during the daytime by upgrading one of the central roof panels with a Skylight panel.

  • with Window Kit (WINDOW SG)

    with Window Kit
    Upgrade a side panel of your shed with a window panel (perspex window and grid), allowing extra light inside. Image for demonstration and colour will match your shed.

Would You Like Installation?

  • with Installation for My Lotus Shed

    with Installation for My Lotus Shed

    If you would like your Lotus shed installed (normally completed at the same time of delivery) by Lotus' installation team on an already prepared and hard-standing surface, please choose this option and we can arrange this for you.

  • with Extra Installation of Metal Foundation Kit

    with Extra Installation of Metal Foundation Kit

    If you are ordering a Metal Foundation Kit and are also choosing the Installation option, then you will need to select this option for the extra installation of the Metal Foundation Kit by the install team.
    Installation of the metal foundation kit does not include any concrete filling or floor board.
  • with Extra Installation of Timber Floor Kit

    with Extra Installation of Timber Floor Kit

    If you are ordering a Timber Floor Kit and are also choosing the Installation option, then you will need to select this option for the extra installation of the floor kit by the installation team.

Delivery Information

Our prices include VAT and delivery anywhere within mainland England and Wales.

Delivery to Scotland is inclusive up to and including Glasgow and Edinburgh but not above. All IV; KW; PA; PH; KY; AB; DD and most of FK postcodes along with Highlands and Islands will  incur a separate delivery charge, if delivery is possible. Please contact us for a quote

All orders are acknowledged with a written receipt of purchase and you will be contacted prior to delivery. Delivery will normally be made within the timescale indicated from receipt of your order, though this may vary throughout the season. Please contact us now if delivery time is critical. Any problems relating to the product must be reported within 7 days from receipt of delivery. Any claim being made must be supported by your receipt of purchase.

Drivers will always be in possession of the correct equipment both for personal use (clothing and footwear) and for the unloading/delivery of orders, to ensure their welfare and safety. Customers are to ensure that the driver is able to obtain the nearest possible access to the property in order to facilitate the unloading and safe delivery of their order. Unless specifically pre-arranged, any delivery is to the KERB SIDE only. In the event of customers requiring delivery into the perimeter of their property (e.g. the garden), this will be entirely at the driver’s discretion. Drivers are specifically instructed NOT to deliver within customers’ houses/places of work. Due to weight or access factors or restrictions, the delivery may need to be unpacked and delivered in parts. When unloading is complete, a signature of the consignee will be obtained to confirm receipt of their order (unless, by prior arrangement, such signature has been left by the customer in absentia).

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.5 / 5 Based On 2 Reviews

Price 4 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Delivery 5 / 5

Nice solid shed, time consuming to build but am impressed.

Reading some of the reviews of metal sheds it sounded like assembling some of them drove people to pure madness. This was, although time consuming, very nice and easy to put together, plus it looks great. Picking up the panels individually they seem a bit flimsy but once they're assembled they are vert sturdy. I would definitely say having two people to assemble is a must. Looks great and am very impressed, my only slight complain is the sliding doors arn't as smooth as they could be but this is the tiniest of niggles in an all round great looking shed. Hey, if i can assemble it with a 7 1/2 month pregnant girlfriend without arguing anyone should be able to!

By John.
10th, April, 2017.

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 4 / 5

Some thought put into this design.

You get the sense that someone has actually thought about the design and build of this shed. Intuative, comes to mind. Two required to install and don't rush it. It's worth reading the instructions before you even start. Good packaging and kept informed on the delivery dates. Well done gardensite

By W. Weeks.
03rd, September, 2016.

Questions and Answers (2)

Neil Asked:

Can this shed be locked or secured? What is current delivery time to TN15 8NR?

We Replied:

Dear Neil, Thank you for your question. Yes, this shed can be locked or secured. You will have to purchase the lock yourself though. The delivery lead time for your postcode is about 10-15 working days. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind Regards Zach Nicholson

Thursday 15th, October, 2015
dave Asked:

We have a paved base which is not quite 2 inches thick. Will this be a problem?

We Replied:

Dear Dave Thank you for your question. The recommended base thickness of two inches is a guide if you plan on using the additional "Anchor Hilti Screws", these accessories are available on the product page to bolt the base frame of the shed to your paved base, so securing it in place. Two inches is recommended, as any paving slabs thinner than this may be prone to cracking when drilling the bolts into them. If your slabs are just under two inches, then they should still be suitable, as long as you take care and drill with caution. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Andy

Sunday 16th, October, 2016

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