Shed Type And Roof Size
Here we have a very solid and well designed shed in the, 10′ x 8′ Traditional Heavy Pent Shed. We always feel that 10 x 8 is a good size and that it works very well as a place to keep a number of tools or items you use for gardening or even as a space to keep the kids bikes and all their toys that seem to have taken up residence on your lawn. With the depth being 10 feet and the width, 8 feet, you are going to be able to organise things very well and find that you have a whole lot of room to play with. One thing that we love is how there is a nice amount of height inside here so you can use shelving or stack things up quite high. 6 feet 6 inches is the highest point of the shed and even at the back which is the lowest part of the shed, you still have 5 feet 9 inches of headroom.
For this shed, Treetops Traditional have used a pent roof which slopes towards the back of the shed. We really like this as it keeps the rain flowing off away from the door and it does not allow the rain to sit and pool on the roof. On the very top we have, high quality felt which we have seen Treetops Traditional use before. Under this is their roofing boards which are very high quality as they are 12 mm thick and tongue and groove boards.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The walls on this shed look fantastic. They are made with very smooth redwood and are done in a tongue and groove shiplap style to give your items inside the ultimate protection from the rain. The cladding is 12 mm thick which is one of the reasons as to why we feel this shed is going to be with you for many years. With the cladding being so thick, even though you will have told them not to do this at least 45 times, when the kids use this as a set of goals or a base in a game of tag, it is going to be able to take that little bit of abuse.
If you are wondering why this shed has heavy in its name then the reason is right behind that cladding. Inside here we have a 44 mm x 44 mm frame. Usually, Treetops Traditional use a 44 mm x 27 mm frame in their sheds so as you can see this one is a fair bit thicker making it much more robust. One thing they have kept from their smaller framed shed is the round edges which is something we were pleased to see. The extra thickness of this frame is going to extend the life of this shed by a few year and at the very least we see you getting 20 years out of this shed.
Inside the shed, moving around is not going to make you feel nervous that you are going to fall through the floor as the boards are 12 mm tongue and groove boards and are incredibly strong. These extra strong boards will allow you to place a whole load of items inside here, we have seen many sheds that use cheap boards for the floor and honestly walking in them feels horrible. So we are very pleased with how, Treetops Traditional have used these high quality boards for the floor.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A free dip treatment is applied to all of the redwood and this will protect it during the delivery and the early days of its life. However to really protect the wood, you need to treat it yourself shortly after construction and also once a year.
Like the other sheds from Treetops Traditional, the 10′ x 8′ Traditional Heavy Pent Shed comes with a one year guarantee.
Doors And Windows
We always love what Treetops Traditional do with their doors as you can either have the one like in the picture or you can request them to include a stable style door if you want to shake up the look a little bit. The single door is 5 feet 9 inches high and an impressive 2 feet 6 inches wide. If this is not enough width for you then you can pay, £53.99 to upgrade the door to a near 5 feet wide double door. No matter what one of the door options you take, your door will be held in its place with three high quality hinges and a very nice looking handle.
As standard the shed comes with three glass windows. Two of these are fixed and one actually can be opened. We feel that the three windows give you not only a nice amount of natural light in the shed, but as one opens, fresh air is also going to be able to get inside the shed. At a cost of £31.99, you can have it so one of the other windows can also be opened.
Security And Privacy
Because of that solid frame, this is one very secure and strong shed and that is helped by the door coming with a lock. This is exactly the type of shed you want if security is something you are concerned about as it is so easy to lock up and also very robust in its design.
While there are three windows and they are a decent size, they are not so large that the whole world can use Google Earth to look inside your shed. These windows would look just as pleasant with some curtains or blinds on them which would give you extra privacy. Treetops Traditional do offer you the option to have the shed fully boarded with no windows at all.
Customisation Options And Extras
The door as we mentioned already does have a few different customisation options for you, but as well as the style of the door you actually have a choice of one of three different places for it to go on the front. By doing this you will also potentially have to decide if a window will be moved to a gable end. So as you can see there are a few different things you can change around to give the shed a little bit of your own personal style.
As well as the door and window options, you can also add a set of wooden floor bearers to raise the shed a little and help give the floor a bit more strength. These cost, £52.99 which to be fair is quite a reasonable price. For, £159.99 there is an installation service available which may interest you if DIY is not something you like to do.
We are very pleased with how solidly made and well designed this shed is. Treetops Traditional are a company who also do great work so you can be sure this is a shed that is high quality.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
While it will need a coating of wood treatment once a year. The materials which have been chosen for this shed really are just top of the line and will last you well over 20 years
We know to some this may seem like a high score for a 10 x 8 shed, but we score it so high because this is just such an ideal amount of space for pretty much any person and it also does not need a huge garden to be installed in either.
Ease of Installation 8/10
If you choose to take this on as a DIY project then have a friend with you and you should have it done in 3-5 hours. Follow the instructions that come with the shed and you will get this done far quicker than you would think.
At just under a thousand pounds, we know this is not a cheap shed, but you are paying for a very high quality shed here which you are going to be able to use for a long time.
Final Thoughts: We really are quite impressed with what Treetops Traditional have done with the 10' x 8' Traditional Heavy Pent Shed. They have made it a very strong structure that also has a very smart style so you are getting a fantastic shed for your money here. Which is good as this is not a cheap shed, but we do feel that it is worth the high price tag as it is made so well. The way you can have a play around with the design and put your own little touch on it is another thing we really like about this. So hold back on buying that cheap shed and consider saving up for an extra month or two and adding this to your garden instead.
Prices around: £999.95
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