Shed Type And Roof Size
Keep your belongs safe from the rain and thieves or have an awesome space to get some work done with the, 10′ x 8′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed. As part of the high quality Champion line of sheds from the folks at Shed-Plus, we knew this was going to be a high quality shed. The size alone makes this a shed which is sure to raise a few eyebrows. The depth is 9 feet 11 inches and the width is right around 8 feet and while this does offer you a whole lot of floor space, we feel that the shed is not so large that it is only for huge gardens. One of the many standout features of this series of shed is the elevated eaves that they have. This allows you to have more headroom so that moving around inside the shed is a comfortable experience. Also along the ridge, you have 7 feet 7 inches of height so as you can see this is a shed where you will not have to be hunched over the whole time you are in here.
The apex roof which is used on the Champion sheds is something that we love for a few different reasons. First of all this style of roof does an incredible job of forcing the water to always run off it. Also the materials that make up this roof are top of the line. On the very top there is 20 kg mineral felt that is covering 12 mm thick, tongue and groove boards.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
One thing we have to mention about the Champions series of sheds is how all the wood which is used in its construction is pressure treated to make it extra strong and the first place you notice this is the cladding. The style of cladding is 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding which is tightly put together to keep the rain out and also make it look very smooth. While it is easy to be blown away by all the impressive specs of this shed it can be easy to overlook just how lovely it looks.
Shed-Plus are not joking around when they say this is a heavy duty shed. We feel that the main reason this has such a robust feel is that incredible frame which is in here. This frame is 34 mm x 35 mm and that along with the fact the wood has been pressure treated makes it a strong frame, but as this is the Champion series, Shed-Plus have made sure the frame is extra strong. The way that they do this by using diagonal cross braces on the end panels which is an extra feature of this shed that we really love.
As we make our way down to the bottom of the shed the quality does not get any less impressive. To ensure that the floor feels solid under your feet, the floorboards are made with 12 mm tongue and groove boarding. The floor joists under the boarding has been pressure treated which allows for very heavy items to be stored in here.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The pressure treatment process the wood goes through is very impressive and will make the wood strong, but to protect it from rot and make sure you get 20 or more years out of it. Then you will need to coat the shed with wood treatment, shortly after construction and also give it a fresh coat once a year.
The 15 year guarantee which you get with the shed is something we like and to be honest with you as long as you treat the shed just right then you should never have to make use of this guarantee.
Doors And Windows
The 10′ x 8′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed has a very strong door that while only a single sized door still gives you plenty of room to get in and out of the shed. The door is 5 feet 11 inches high and an impressive 2 feet 11 inches wide which we feel is a very nice sized door. While the space the door offers you to get in and out is ideal, the design of the door is even more amazing. The door is fully ledged and braced and is kept in its place with very high quality hinges which also make sure the door shuts securely.
The two windows that the shed as can be placed on either side of the shed and one thing that we love about these is how they are made from very high quality glass. These windows can be opened so in addition to letting light into the shed they also will allow for plenty of fresh air into the shed, which let’s face it if you are in here working hard, getting all sweaty is a great thing.
Security And Privacy
The solid and secure feel of the shed is made even better thanks to the door coming with a lock. Once you are done in here for the day then you can just lock the shed up, close those awesome windows and keep people out.
The windows are a large size and make it fairly easy to look in the shed so there is not a whole lot of privacy here, but that is nothing a set of curtains or even some blinds couldn’t fix.
Customisation Options And Extras
We really do love the way the shed looks, but if you do want to brighten it up or perhaps even give it a bit of a darker look then there are many different types of wood treatment out there that will allow you to do this. You even get wood treatment in blue, green and other colours so you can radically change the colour of it if you want.
Shed-Plus are known for their extras with the Champion line and here we are going to look at just what is on offer. The first thing is an epic, slatted roof that costs £309.99 which we know is just a crazy amount of money, but we bet the shed does look even more fantastic with this. Hey if you win the Lotto then this is certainly something that would be worth adding, still we feel saving you money is better as the standard roof you get with it looks good and is as waterproof as you can get. They also have an installation service at a cost of, £149.00 and if you do plan on doing some DIY in here then they have their own brand of workbench available at a cost of, £106.99.
Shed-Plus pull out all the stops with their Champion line of sheds and this one here we feel does pretty much everything perfectly.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
The pressure treatment process the shed goes through is going to greatly extend the life of this shed and you can make it last even longer and still keep its amazing looks by treating it once a year.
This is a very nice amount of space to have and we feel that the elevated eaves makes it so you can store things upwards as well which is really cool. We really do not see anyone running out of space with this shed.
Ease of installation 8/10
This is not the hardest DIY job in the word, but before you start you will need a friend to help, the instructions laid out and also a good selection of snacks to help you get through it.
Being just shy of £900 makes this a shed which is on the expensive side, but for the price you are getting a very high quality shed here.
Final Thoughts: The 10' x 8' Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Apex Single Door Shed is one of the best in the Champion series. We feel that the storage space it offers along with all the other benefits that come from the Champion series makes it one of the crown jewels from Shed-Plus. The look and robustness of the shed are both impressive and just the whole way the shed has been designed really does impress us greatly. We do know that, Shed-Plus are asking or quite a lot of money for this, but if you can wait and do not need a shed right away then we think saving up an extra month or two so you can have this rather than a cheaper shed is something to consider doing.
Prices around: £879.99
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