Shed Type And Roof Size
With a truly outstanding look, the 10′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Pent Shed is one of the most stylish sheds from Treetops Traditional. With plenty of storage room this is a shed that is every bit as practical as it is nice looking. With the depth being 10 feet and the width 6 feet, you have plenty of floor space inside here. Also if you need to stack things up or are planning on storing things that are quite high then you will be very happy with the headroom that you get. The high point of the shed is 6 feet 6 inches and the lowest is 5 feet 9 inches, we feel that this is more than enough headroom to make spending time in here a comfortable experience.
The pent roof that is on top of the shed is fantastic. On the outside we have some very heavy duty roofing felt that can take the rain, snow or even a brutal beating from some hail. Under this, Treetops Traditional have used 12 mm tongue and groove boarding so that the roof is very strong. The angle which the pent roof is at will ensure the rain always runs of the back of the shed and not pool on the top or even worse, drip onto you as you are trying to get into the shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
One thing that we have noticed from Treetops Traditional is the way they love to give their sheds a very smooth and somewhat sleek look. They do this by using tongue and groove shiplap cladding where the boards are slotted together in an almost seamless way. Honestly we see no way for rain to make its way into the shed through this cladding. Also at 12 mm thick the cladding can take a bit of abuse from you bashing things off it when you are gardening or even the kids when they are running around acting crazy.
Inside the shed we have a 44 mm x 27 mm, rounded edged frame. Now to some a frame may sound the least interesting part of a shed. But this frame is what is going to make this such a robust and long lasting shed. Treetops Traditional really do have one of the best frames and while it may not get the attention the cladding or the pent roof gets, it is still an important and one of the most impressive parts of the shed.
The floor is very solid and as well as not feeling cheap when you are walking around inside the shed will also be able to handle the weight of many heavy items. 12 mm tongue and groove boards have been used for the floor and this is actually far higher quality flooring than many other similar priced shed use so we are very pleased to see it.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Treetops Traditional do as they say give the 10′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Pent Shed a free treatment, but it is only a basecoat treatment and will not protect the wood in the long term. If you really want to look after that wood then you will want to give it a good coating soon after installation. Also a new coating, once a year is needed to keep that lovely redwood in great condition.
As is the case with all sheds from Treetops Traditional, you will get a one year guarantee with this shed. Truth be told this is shorter than what most other manufacturers give, but at least you are covered for that first year.
Doors And Windows
The door on this shed is very high quality and a good size also, at 5 feet 9 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide, getting your belongings in and out of here is not going to be any trouble at all. As you can see from the pictures the door has a great look, but if you want to shake things up a little then you can get a stable style door on instead. The picture shows the door in its standard position, but actually this is just one of five different places the door can be positioned.
Three windows are included with the shed with two of them being fixed and one that can be opened. As an extra you can have the other windows be ones that can open as well. This though will cost you, £31.99 per window. The windows are in a really nice looking frame and as they are made with horticultural glass they are also very strong. While the windows in the picture are all located on the front of the shed, where you decide to place the door may see them having to be moved to a different part of the shed.
Security And Privacy
We are very impressed with how secure this shed is, the door actually has a lock on it so that will keep things securely locked away in the evenings and the door hinges make it very secure in general. This is a shed which is not going to be easy pickings for a potential thieves so your expensive items will be safe in here.
This is not the most private shed we have seen from Treetops Traditional, but to be fair it is not really designed to be something that offers a lot of privacy. Those windows are rather large so looking in is easy. However we feel a set of blinds or curtains would give you privacy and if you want to take things to the next level then you can actually have the shed be fully boarded so there are no windows.
Customisation Options And Extras
The door as we already mentioned can be positioned in five different places and also changed so it is like a stable door, but as well as this you can pay to change the door so it is a 5 feet wide double door. This may cost an extra £56.00. But it does make getting items that are very large into the shed easy. Also a coating with coloured wood treatment is not only going to look after the wood, but it is also going to give the shed a little more personality as well.
As well as the door and the windows there are a couple of other extras that you may be interested in with this shed. First of all the have a fantastic set of wooden floor bearers which will help the flooring of the shed and also raise it of the ground a little bit. At £40.99, we do feel that these are reasonably priced and if you do have any worries about the ground the shed is being built on then it is something to consider. Also, Treetops Traditional have an installation service which will cost you, £114.99 and will see them build the shed for you.
This is a shed that really does have high quality running all the way through it.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
Treetops Traditional have made this shed so that you can get 20 or more years out of it which you will as long as you remember to treat it once a year.
This is a very good sized shed that has a whole lot of room to make use of, but at the same time it is not too large so even smaller gardens should be able to fit this in.
Ease of Installation 8/10
You will need to ask a friend to help you build this as it is on the large side. Treetops Traditional say the shed should take around 3-5 hours and we would agree with that.
We know that for some this will be a little more than they were planning on spending, but due to the awesome design and the high quality materials used, we feel that this is very good value for money.
Final Thoughts: The 10' x 6' Traditional Heavy Pent Shed is something that we really do just love the look of. From the pictures, you can get a real sense for what a charming looking shed this is. But despite the gentle and lovely appearance, this is a shed that is very strong and is going to be part of your garden for a whole lot of years. The longevity of this shed is something that we feel does make it worth the just under £800 price tag it has. If you want a shed that is really going to stand out, offer lots of storage space and also make the neighbours and any visitors say wow, then this is a shed you must consider.
Prices around: £799.95
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