Shed Type And Roof Size
Without a doubt the 8’x6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore is one of the most impressive looking sheds that we have ever come across. Even from a quick glance at the pictures. This is a shed which captures you attention right away and you will be trying to figure out how you can fit it into your garden. You will be looking behind every cushion to see if there is any spare change you can use to put towards its purchase! This is such a fantastic looking shed that really does have a lot of style and charm. To go with the appealing looking, Shed-Plus have made this shed have a decent amount of storage space inside. The depth is 7 feet 11 inches which is where most of the room in the shed is and the width of the inside is right around 6 feet. This is one of the highest sheds that we have seen in some time and at the highest point it is an incredible 9 feet high, even at the eaves the shed stands at 6 feet 5 inches high. We honestly are having a hard time thinking of another shed which offers this kind of headroom.
Of course the first thing you would have noticed about this shed is that amazing log store which is right alongside it. This gives you an extra 3 feet of storage space and around half of this space has a wall alongside it, giving what you decide to store in here more protection from the elements. We really do love how this log store looks and think the little bit extra room it gives you is just great.
The apex roof on this shed is something we really like. Because of the log store on the side of the shed. One side of the roof slopes down further than the other and it really does give the shed a very nice look. Heavy duty roofing felt has been selected to protect the tongue and groove boards which make up the roof. These boards are high quality and will have no problems taking heavy rainfall, hail or even many inches of snow.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding has been used for the walls and Shed-Plus have really made these walls look good. We always like when a shed uses this type of cladding because of the protection it provides and how with a little TLC on your part, it will last for many years. But from an appearance point of view it really does look so much more smoother and more appealing than many other types of cladding.
The Champion series of sheds from Shed-Plus is known for having a very strong frame and this shed stays true to that. The frame is a heavy duty, 32 mm x 34 mm frame that is made to make sure the whole shed stays very strong for a lot of years. As well as having a strong frame to keep the actual shed firm and solid. The log store is supported with 75 mm x 75 mm support posts and then supported with metal fixings to ensure the log store is just as strong as the rest of the shed.
The flooring of this shed is going to be able to take the weight of a number of different heavy items as well as you moving around in there. The reason for this is that the shed does have some very robust floorboards. Actually these are tongue and groove boards just like what is under the roofing felt and we are sure you will be very pleased with how sturdy the flooring feels when you are walking around the shed. One thing we must mention and as you can see from the pictures is that there is no flooring where the log store is. While not a big deal we would have liked to have seen some kind of flooring here offered as an extra.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
All of the wood has been pressure treated which is included in the price. This is amazing as most sheds will just be dip treated before they are delivered. A coating of your own wood treatment is something we still suggest you do as it gives the wood the best possible protection.
As all of the wood has been pressure treated, you will be given a 15 year guarantee that protects the shed against rot and decay.
Doors And Windows
There is a good sized single door on the 8’x6′ Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore. And we feel that this door is just the ideal size for a shed like this. 5 feet 11 inches is the height of the door and the width is 2 feet 11 inches. The door has a door knob and a lock and key. To keep the door secure, Shed-Plus have used some high quality hinges.
The shed has two windows on one of the sides. These windows are made from toughened glass and they can be opened to let in some fresh air. These windows are very impressive and as they are made from actual glass they have a very classy look to them which you just do not get with plastic made windows.
Security And Privacy
This is one very solid shed and just from a glance you can tell it is well designed and strong. Items will be kept safe from horrible weather and thanks to their being a lock and key included they will also be safe from thieves. The log store is wide open so we would not recommend storing anything really expensive inside of there.
This is a shed which does not really offer a lot of privacy as the log store is open and the windows are rather big. Still this is not something we can be too harsh on the shed for as the log store and the windows are two of the nicest features of the shed. If privacy is a concern just make sure the windows are covered and nothing too extravagant is put in the log store.
Customisation Options And Extras
The wood does look great as it is, but you can add a bit of colour and your own little personal touch to the shed by selecting a coloured wood treatment. We always feel that a coloured wood treatment is a fun and practical way to protect the shed.
We do have a few extras to tell you about and first of all is a truly incredible looking slate roof that you can add This really does look amazing, but it does add an extra, £279.99 to the price of the shed, which we know is a lot to pay for something that is not really essential. They also offer their own high quality, workbench at a cost of £84.99. If building the shed looks way out of your DIY skill level then, you can also purchase their installation service at a cost of £79.
The Champion line of sheds from Shed-Plus is just all about great design and high quality and this shed has both of those things.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
No corners have been cut in the design of this shed and as a result it is not unrealistic to say that with the right amount of care, this shed could be the only shed you ever need to buy.
On the inside alone this actually is not all that large of a shed, but the log store does give you an extra three feet of room to make use of.
Ease of installation 8/10
Follow the instructions, talk a person you like into helping you out and there is no reason why this should take any more than a couple of hours, not counting snack and tea breaks of course.
This shed is priced at £685.99 and that is just a crazy price for something that not only has an amazing look, but is also made with top of the line materials as well.
Final Thoughts: We really do love the look of the 8'x6' Shed-Plus Champion Heavy Duty Workshop with Logstore. It just has a look which really does capture your attention and we are sure it is going to be something you are very pleased with when it is installed in your garden. We know that 8 x 6 does not sound like a lot of storage space, but you have to remember there is an extra 3 feet of space in the log store. If you want something more than a structure just to hold a few things, if you are looking for a shed that has class and is going to give your garden more personality then this is a shed that is going to offer you that. If a shed with style is what you are after then we highly recommend you consider this.
Prices around: £699.99
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