Shed Type And Roof Size
The 10′ x 6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed is such an intriguing shed to review in that it is part of the high quality Champion line of sheds, but it has such an interesting design and a large storage, but not so large it is only suitable for huge gardens. The dimensions of the shed see most of the space being in its depth as this is 9 feet 11 inches. The width though is more on the compact size at 6 feet. The elevated eaves which are part of this line of sheds make it so you will have lots of headroom inside. At the eaves there is 5 feet 8 inches of height and along the ridge there is an incredible, 7 feet 3 inches of height.
The roof we already mentioned has elevated eaves to give it a bit more headroom, but actually the whole roof is very high quality. The boards are tongue and groove boards that are a very reasonable 12 mm thick. Mineral felt is used to cover these and in general we have no concerns at all about this roof being able to take a real beating from the rain or even a heavy blanket of snow.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The cladding like the rest of the wood has gone through a pressure treatment process that is going to greatly help the longevity of this shed. From the pictures, you get a clear idea of what an attractive looking shed this is. The 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding does make this a very appealing shed, but it is also perfect in that it will not allow rain inside which let’s face it is the most important thing for any shed.
The cladding is a very good thickness, but backing that up we have a heavy duty 34 mm x 35 mm frame. Once again the wood here has been pressure treated, but to make this frame something that is going to last 20 or more years, Shed-Plus have used diagonal cross braces which really do help make this the robust structure it is.
The flooring is made with 12 mm tongue and groove boards which are sitting on top of pressure treated floor joists. This flooring is going to be able to take a lot of weight, you will feel fine storing many heavy things inside of here and as the floor is so high quality it does not have that bouncy feel that some cheaper floors tend to have.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
While the wood is pressure treated and that is great, we still recommend that you paint the shed with wood treatment and do it on a yearly basis. Doing this is going to ensure you have a shed that sticks with you for over 20 years.
Shed-Plus take a lot of pride in their Champion line of sheds and the 10′ x 6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed comes with a 15 year anti rot and decay guarantee.
Doors And Windows
To give you easy access to the shed there is a fully ledged and braced door that is 5 feet 11 inches high and 2 feet 11 inches wide. This is more than enough space to get larger items inside the shed. Along with being ledged and braced the door also has some very impressive hinges to help it stay where it is supposed to and not sag. They have used an actual door knob and not some cheap latch which is something we always like.
There are two windows that can be opened and both of them are made with actual glass. This is not cheap glass either, it is toughened safety glass so if you have kids playing in the garden there is no worries about having little pieces of broken glass everywhere when they hit the window with a football.
Security And Privacy
We are very impressed with the security the shed provides in general and it does come with a lock and key so that you can keep it all locked up tightly. The structure is very robust as we have mentioned and if you did want to kick the security up a few notches then adding something like a padlock and pad bolt would not be too hard.
The big windows do make it easy for a person to have a quick look inside so there is not a lot of privacy offered here. You could though, add a set of blinds if you wanted to make sure no one can see what you are storing in here.
Customisation Options And Extras
Change the colour of the shed and protect it at the same time by using coloured wood treatment. We are honestly pretty blown away at the choice of wood treatment that is available these days. So no matter if you want a shed that is more, brighter and happier shade of blue or even something that is a little dark, we are sure there is a coloured wood treatment out there for you.
Shed-Plus do have a some extras with this shed. The most expensive and impressive of these is their slatted roof, which we must tell you does look incredible. But this great looking roof does come at a high price at, £249.99. Also for those of you considering using this as a workshop. There is a very high quality workbench available for £106.99. Last of all we have their installation service which will cost you £109, but will also see them build the shed for you.
High quality all the way is what you are getting with this shed. Shed-Plus do take an immense amount of pride in this line of sheds and it does show with the high quality feel of the shed from top to bottom.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
You will have to give it a coating of treatment once a year, but that along with the fact the wood has been pressure treated will make this shed last you for many years.
We love the dimensions of this shed and we know that the 6 feet of width may seem a little small, but the depth and the height more than make up for this.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
We know DIY for some can be a stressful experience, but this shed should not cause you any major problems as long as you take your time, stay calm and follow the instructions. Having a friend who is willing to help and go on a snack run is also a way to make the process more fun.
We know that at just under £700 this is not what we or you would call a cheap shed. But for this kind of quality we do feel that this shed at this price is a very good deal.
Final Thoughts: We are very happy with how the 10' x 6' Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed has turned out. Honestly, we cannot think of anything that we would change about the shed. Sure it would have been awesome if that slate roof was about £100 cheaper, but the shed as it is, is fantastic. It offers you plenty of storage room, so much that you could actually use this as a nice workshop. The quality of the materials really is impressive and not just in their looks, but how strong and long lasting they are as well. If you want a shed that offers great looks along with plenty of storage space then this is one you we recommend you seriously look at.
Prices around: £699.99
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