Shed Type And Roof Size
Here we have the classic looking and the good sized 10′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Tongue and Groove Apex Shed. This is just a great looking shed and they have managed to give it a really outgoing personality where as soon as you get a glance of this your eyes are drawn to it. We love how it looks so huge, but actually this is not an overly large sized shed and despite the decent amount of storage space that this offers it will not take up a whole lot of space in your garden. The depth of the shed is 9 feet 6 inches so when you first walk into this it is going to feel like the shed goes on forever. The width is just as impressive at 7 feet 6 inches so as you see there is a generous amount of floor space to make use of inside here. The headroom is fantastic as along the ridge it is 7 feet 3 inches and the eaves height is 5 feet 5 inches so you could actually put some shelving in here to free up more space on the floor.
The apex roof is made with 12 mm thick tongue and groove boarding which is very strong and able to take quite a bit of weight. We could have a pretty bad snow storm and this roof will not show any signs of struggling under the extra weight. On top of these boards is heavy duty mineral felt which will keep the boards rot free.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
This is one great looking shed and that is down to the 14 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding which has been used. We love this cladding as they have made sure that it has a smooth look, but by making it 14 mm thick instead of 12 mm like many other sheds are it is also one of the strongest sheds we have seen in quite some time. The wood is actually sourced from Baltic pine which is a very strong wood so that also helps the overall strength of the shed.
This is the kind of shed that is going to last for many years and we can tell you that a huge part of this is because of the frame they have used inside it. A 45 mm x 27 mm frame is making this one very robust shed. It actually makes it so strong that we feel as well as being used for storage, you could use this a workshop. The strong framing along with that gorgeous cladding mean that this is a shed which is going to be able to take a bit of abuse over the years be it you hitting it with the mower or a tool or even the kids kicking their football against it.
We were very pleasantly surprised to see tongue and groove flooring inside of here and even more happy when we realised it is 12 mm thick just like the ones used for the roof. It clearly has a very good look to it, but it is also very strong and it is able to take a lot of weight. So things like your heavy power tools and lawn mower will be fine inside of here and not damage the floor with their weight. A thick set of wooden floor bearers which are 45 mm x 27 mm are under the floorboards and prevent the shed from sitting directly on the ground.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
We love the Baltic pine that has been used and to keep it looking smooth and elegant, you are going to want to give it a good coating of wood treatment shortly after construction and then once a year after this. We highly recommend you do not keep putting this off until next weekend because we all know, next weekend never comes!
The 10′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Tongue and Groove Apex Shed comes with a ten year anti rot guarantee, but as is the case with most sheds this guarantee is only valid as long as you maintain the shed properly.
Doors And Windows
There is a set of large double doors on here that we really love. They have done such a great job with these doors and before we tell you how large they are, we must say they have been made so well with a set of solid hinges and z batons to make them more secure. With both doors open, you have a vast amount of space to get things inside and back out of the shed. We really like how they have been so generous with these doors not just in how well they are made, but in the size of them as well.
Two large windows are on one side of the shed and these will not only allow natural light into the shed, but as they can open, fresh air can also get into the shed which will stop it from getting too stuffy in here and also keep the shed well ventilated to fight off condensation and rot. These windows are made with 2.5 mm thick styrene and this is good for those of you with kids who like to play football as these are shatterproof.
Security And Privacy
Those awesome double doors come with a rim lock so there is no need to go and buy a padlock or pad bolt. This keeps the shed very well locked up so your expensive tools or DIY projects that you are working on are going to be safe inside here.
As there are only two windows and they are both on the same side of the shed this is actually offers quite a bit of privacy. You could always add some curtains or blinds if you want more privacy, but in general we really feel this is a shed that is not wide open to the public.
Customisation Options And Extras
If you do want to make this shed fit in more with what you already have in your garden then you could always give it a coating of paint. Apart from this though, we do not really see or feel that there is any way or need to change the look of the shed.
They do have a couple of extras for you such as an installation service which will save you the trouble of building the shed. This would cost an extra £249.99 which is a little on the high side. While the shed does come with a floor they offer two bases for you to build the shed on which may be worth considering if you are a little worried about the ground you are installing this on. They have a wooden base, which costs what we feel is a very fair price at £139.99. They also have a plastic base, which costs £199.99 and would be something to consider if you are building this on grass.
We are very happy with how high quality this shed is the extra thickness of the cladding is very impressive as is the frame inside. The floor and roof being made with tongue and groove boarding is another aspect we really like.
Longevity of Materials
We can see this shed lasting you easily more than 20 years due to it being so well made. However in order to keep that gorgeous, Baltic wood rot free, annual treatment has to be applied.
We consider 10 x 8 to be a very good size for a shed as it allows you to store many things, but it is not so large that it needs a ton of space in your garden.
Ease of Installation
This is going to require two people to build so get a friend to help, a friend who can also make a mean cup of tea is usually the best. Around 6-8 hours is what you are looking at to build this and as long as you are sure to follow the instructions and take your time, we do not see you having any issues.
This is a certainly a high end shed which we feel is being sold for a very reasonable price.
Final Thoughts: The 10' x 8' Double Door Shiplap Tongue and Groove Apex Shed really is one very impressive shed. It is made just so well with tongue and groove boarding used all throughout and a frame that is going to make sure this lasts for a very long time. While the price at first glance we know may seem high, we can assure you the price is more than fair as this is one of the most robust sheds we have seen in quite some time. We do not just like how the shed is strong and spacious, we also feel that it has a great look to it as well. if you want a shed that is going to last many years, offer a generous amount of storage space and also looks good then this is the shed for you.
Prices around: £748.99
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