Shed Type And Roof Size
Security and safety is what the 10′ x 6′ Traditional Apex Security Shed is all about and we think the look of it is pretty nice as well. This is a very solid structure that has such a stern and powerful look to it that any potential thieves will not even bother trying to get inside here. At 6 feet wide and 10 feet deep, we feel this shed is going to be able to house just a ton of different items. No matter what you are looking to keep safe and out of the rain, be it things like a mower, bikes or tools will be fine in here. The headroom available in here is very generous as the even the eaves height is impressive as it is 6 feet 1 inch. The ridge height did make us raise our eyebrows in a good way as it is 7 feet 8 inches.
Treetops Traditional have made sure the roof is very secure like the rest of the shed by using 12 mm thick tongue and groove boards. These are solid and can take the weight of snow, cats out for a stroll and of course anything the kids “accidently” throw up there. On top of the boards is some high quality felt which we actually do like the look of so not only is it going to protect items inside, it looks good doing it.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The redwood that has been used to make the shed has a look that we really love and it is also very robust which is the best possible combination. As this is what is used to make the 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding, you can be confident that it is up to the task of keeping the rain out and also be strong enough to handle a little abuse over the years.
One thing that we have seen a few times now from Treetops Traditional is the round edged frame that they love to use. This is one very solid frame at, 44 mm x 27 mm it is going to stay firm for 20 or more years. Any shed that is going to claim to offer you security must have a strong frame behind the cladding and this shed really does have that.
12 mm tongue and groove boards are what you will be walking around on and placing your items onto and these are very solid. We feel that the kind of boarding Treetops Traditional have used should have made the price far higher than it is, so we are impressed they were able to use a floor that is this high quality and not force the customer to have to pay a lot more for it. The weight this floor will be able to take is pretty incredible so those of you with many heavy things like a big mower or some heavy duty tools will love this floor.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The basecoat treatment that you get with the 10′ x 6′ Traditional Apex Security Shed is included with the price and that is something we always like to see, but this is just a short term form of protection so you will want to coat it yourself shortly after construction and also on a yearly basis. This really is not that much hassle and the payoff is you get a shed which will last for a very long time.
The one year guarantee is there to protect you against any issues with the wood which is fine by us, but some other manufacturers out there offer 10 and 15 year guarantees with their sheds so a slightly longer one would have been something we would have liked to have seen included.
Doors And Windows
The door on this shed serves two purposes – one is to allow you to get in and get out and the other is to keep thieves out, ok so you could argue that technically this is three things, but you get our point. The idea of this door is not just to grant you easy access, which it does as it is a good 6 feet 2 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide it is about keeping your things safe too. This is one solid door which is kept in place with solid hinges to prevent from sagging and in general it just has a very robust look and feel.
Windows are on one side of the shed, actually while constructing the shed, you can pick which side they go on. These are very unique windows that are made with strong glass, but they are placed high and they are also small in their design, so no one can get in through them.
Security And Privacy
As you would expect from the name, this is one very secure shed. The whole look and feel of it is just all about providing you with security. One thing that does add to the security factor of the shed is the included padlock protector, but for some odd reason, Treetops Traditional do not include a padlock with the shed. Now granted a padlock can be bought for a £1, but it still would have been nice for them to include one.
This is not an easy shed to look into, those small windows are designed so that they are not inviting or easy to look into which for those of you storing expensive stuff in here is great.
Customisation Options And Extras
We really like the way the redwood looks as it is, but wood treatment can be purchased that will radically change the colour of the shed and give it a bit more personality. Of course if you do like it the way it is, like we do, you could just use a more tame wood treatment.
A couple of extras are available with this shed that may interest you. First of all they have their own installation service which is priced at £89.99, which to be fair we feel is not too high priced. Wooden floor bearers can be added at a cost of £40.99 and these will help protect those tongue and groove floor boards and lift the shed off the ground a little bit more.
We are very pleased with the quality of the shed and feel that apart from the lack of a padlock, that there is nothing we would criticise the shed for at all.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
The materials used for the shed are very high quality, but they do require a little love from you. Do not worry as coating the shed does not take that long and it will really help the longevity of the shed. With a fresh coat of treatment just once a year, we feel this shed could easily last over 20 years.
The 6 feet of width may not sound like a lot, but the height and the 10 feet of depth more than makes up for it. Overall we are very impressed with the storage space that this offers.
Ease of installation 8/10
This is a shed that is on the large side so it is going to take you and a friend around 4 hours or so to build. There is also the installation service available that you may be interested in if DIY is not normally your thing.
While not what you would class as a cheap shed. The way this looks, the design and of course how it keeps your items safe makes this well worth the money.
Final Thoughts: The 10' x 6' Traditional Apex Security Shed is one of the best sheds in this series. It offers all of the security that we have come to expect from Treetops Traditional, but it gives you that incredible storage space to make use of as well. We feel that this would be a fantastic purchase for a family that has a few bikes and garden toys or even a person who has expensive tools, gardening gear, a very pricy mower and is real serious about their DIY and their gardening. The look of the shed is very robust and serious, but it still has a charm that will make it stand with pride in your garden. If you want a shed that is going to not only keep things rust free, but also away from nosey neighbours and potential thieves then this shed is something we recommend you seriously think about.
Prices around: £649.95
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