Shed Type And Roof Size
Offering plenty of storage space and one of the most impressive designed we have seen in quite some time, the 8’x6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore could be the showcase shed that your garden needs. Just from a glance at the pictures you can tell right away this is a gorgeous looking shed. The storage space that this shed offers you is ideal as the depth is 7 feet 11 inches and the width is 6 feet. One thing that we really love about this is how high it is. At its highest part, the shed is 9 feet high and the eaves height is 6 feet 5 which is actually one of the highest eaves height we have ever seen in a shed. This immense headroom will see you be able to actually stand up comfortably and also allow you to stack things up pretty high.
We have to talk about that epic log store that is at the side of the shed which we are sure is the first thing that caught your eye when you looked at the pictures. This log store will provide you with 3 feet of extra space that you can use. There is even a wall along part of the log store meaning you can still keep things protected from the rain. This is by far the standout feature of this shed as it does provide you with that extra space, but it also looks fantastic.
Shed-Plus have used an apex roof on the shed and this is no normal apex roof. You see the log store that is on one side of the shed, requires that on that particular side the roof has to slope down even more which really does look great. Tongue and groove boarding is protected with roofing felt and this combination is more than strong enough to take a lot of snow and of course a real hammering from the rain.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The walls of the shed are made with 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding. These have a very appealing look and while they do have a lot of style, we really love just how much protection they will provide your belongings inside of the shed. The way the cladding slots together does not allow for water to enter the shed which is why we always prefer this style of cladding.
You may think that as this shed has such an attractive look that it may be a little soft on the inside. Well that is not the case at all as the Champion line of sheds has one very impressive frame keeping it all together. the frame is 32 mm x 34 mm and is very robust to ensure the shed will last many years. You will have no issues with this frame becoming weak 5 or 10 years down the line. That awesome log store located at the side is also very strong thanks to being supported with strong posts which have metal fixings to support them.
Shed-Plus have used the same kind of tongue and groove boards that are under the roofing felt for the floor. We really like this as first of all these boards are incredibly strong and they will be able to take a lot of weight. Also they have a very appealing look to them, we know looking at the floor is not something a lot of people will do, but it is still nice that they made the effort to make the floor look good. There is no flooring where the log store is so that is something to keep in mind. As much as we love that log store, we do think it would have been even better if they had put a floor here or even offered one as an extra.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
One of the selling points of the Champion line of sheds is how the wood goes through a pretty intense, pressure treating process to make it extra strong and long lasting. We still recommend coating it with wood treatment to give the wood the proper protection. Giving it a coating of wood treatment is something that should be done on a yearly basis.
Included with the shed is a fantastic 15 year, anti rot and decay guarantee. It is because of the pressure treatment process, Shed-Plus are able to give a guarantee like this with the 8’x6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore.
Doors And Windows
The door is just the right size for a shed like this as the height is 5 feet 11 inches and the width, 2 feet 11 inches. Top quality hinges have been used to keep the door in its place and there is a door knob and a door lock located on the door as well.
Two toughened glass windows are on one side of the shed. The windows have a very classy look to them and they can also be opened which means if you use this as a workshop and it starts to get hot and stuffy then you can open them up to let in some fresh air.
Security And Privacy
We are very impressed with the overall build of the shed and do feel that this is one incredibly secure structure. It is offering you protection from bad weather, but as there is a lock and key it is also keeping things away from thieves. The log store does not have any form of protection so keeping expensive things inside here may not be the best idea.
Privacy was something that was not really intended when this shed was designed and honestly we are fine with that. This is not the type of shed you would buy if you want to keep everything hidden, but a set of curtains would work wonders at stopping people being able to see into the windows.
Customisation Options And Extras
To give the shed a bit more personality or perhaps make it fit in better with the rest of your garden, you could use coloured wood treatment to achieve this.
Shed-Plus do offer some extras for this shed. First of all we have their installation service which costs, £79. The main extra that they offer is a slatted roof, we absolutely love the look of this, but it is a very expensive extra at £279.99. One other extra they offer is a workbench. This is done in the same style as the rest of the shed and it is made with high quality wood. The workbench can be added for £84.99.
High quality is what the Champion series of sheds is all about and we honestly cannot think of anything on this shed that is anything less than high quality.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
Thanks to the pressure treatment process the wood has gone through, the shed is already set up to last many years. With a little bit of care on your part this shed could last you well over 20 years.
The actual insides of the shed are not all that big, but that awesome log store does give you an extra 3 feet of space to use.
Ease of installation 8/10
While you will need a friend to help you, you should find this rather straightforward as long as you follow the instructions and have the kettle always on standby.
While £685.99 is not what most of us would call cheap, we still feel that because of the good looks and high quality materials that this is a shed which is well worth the money.
Final Thoughts: As soon as we saw the first picture of the 8'x6' Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore, we were sure this was going to be something we really liked. The log store is of course the main attraction here and while it does look good the fact it does offer you a whole lot of extra room to use makes it very practical as well. This is the type of shed we feel is perfect for those of you who want more than just a large wooden box to keep things out of the rain. It is for those of you who want the shed to be a real part of your garden. This is something we are more than happy to recommend and we are sure that once built, you will be very pleased with how it looks in your garden.
Prices around: £699.99
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