Shed Type And Roof Size
How Shed-Plus are able to offer this strong and sturdy shed at such a competitive price is something that we still cannot get our heads around. Anyway the 8′ x 6′ Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Tongue and Groove Wooden Shed has a fantastic look which is clearly evident from the pictures. It just has a very strong look to it, where the first moment you see it, you know that this is one robust structure. We love how Shed-Plus have put most of the size of the shed in its depth which is 8 feet as this makes the shed fit into areas of the garden which may not be all that wide. As well as the depth there is an impressive 6 feet of width, all together, we are sure you are going to be very happy with the storage room the shed provides you with. Spending time inside the shed working or even just organising and tidying up is going to be a pleasant experience as the ridge is a very impressive 7 feet high. At the edges of the shed which is the lowest point, you still have 5 feet 8 inches of headroom.
The apex roof on the shed is something we like as from an appearance point of view it not only has a great look on the outside, but the inside is not to bad either. This is because on the outside we have some very high quality mineral felt which offers a lot of protection as well as being easy on the eyes. Underneath that is some 12 mm tongue and groove timber which looks much better than solid sheet boarding and also can take the weight of the heaviest snowfall as well as forcing the rain to run right off.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The tongue and groove shiplap cladding which has been used here is truly amazing. At 12 mm thick and put through a pretty intense pressure treatment, you have walls that not only have a wonderful look to them, but walls that are also never going to suffer any kind of rot or decay. The wood used for the cladding is European softwood and Shed-Plus have used it to great effect. This wood is actually what the whole shed is comprised of and that is a huge reason why it is such a strong structure.
Shed-Plus did not just pressure treat the cladding, they actually pressure treated all the wood of this shed and that goes for the frame as well. at 38 mm x 25 mm, you have one of the sturdiest and most secure frames that we have ever seen. A solid frame is essential in a shed that is designed to last for many years and that is what Shed-Plus have put inside here.
Like most other manufactures, Shed-Plus have their flooring the same as their roof. 12 mm, pressure treated tongue and groove timber has been used here which along with the floor joists make this a shed which can handle anything heavy you have that needs to be safely stored away. While the flooring feels very solid under your feet, we also love how nice it looks.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Shed-Plus, pressure treat every bit of wood that is used in construction so right from the start this is a shed that is ready to be used and not require you to spend a lot of time treating the shed yourself.
The warranty they offer ties in with the treatment of the shed. As this has been pressure treated, Shed-Plus are able to offer you a 15 year warranty with the shed.
Doors And Windows
From the picture, you can see this is one very strong and secure door. It is made to stay secure for many years as it has been ledged and braced. It is also held in its place by some very top of the line hinges. It has a regular handle so there is no messing around with weird and not very latches. The door is very solid, but when open, you have more than enough room to get in and out of the shed. The door on the 8′ x 6′ Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Tongue and Groove Wooden Shed stands at, 5 feet 7 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide.
There are two opening windows on one side of the shed. These are made with actual glass which we feel does help add to the top quality feel of the shed. The windows are of a good size that they do let in a lot of natural light and on a hot day they can be opened to let plenty of fresh air inside.
Security And Privacy
Secure should be this sheds middle name. We were very impressed with the overall security this shed provides. The door comes with an actual lock so you can keep everything locked up tight during the night and when you are away from home. If you wanted to increase your security then adding a pad bolt and extra lock would be rather easy.
With the windows being just on one side of the shed, you could place this in your garden so they are away from where any nosey neighbours could look in. However we also feel adding blinds or a set of curtains would not hurt the look of the shed and give you some privacy.
Customisation Options And Extras
Things like a hanging basket or some kind of potted plant would look lovely just outside the shed. Inside though is where you can really let your artistic side shine as you plan out where everything is going to go. While a coat of treatment is not required after installation, a few years down the line you could always give the shed a new look by painting it with coloured wood treatment.
Honestly anything else we tell you to buy as an extra we would be doing so just for the sake of it. One of the things we like about this shed is how, you do not have to buy any sneakily hidden extras to get the best out of it. You get everything you see in the picture and we feel that is more than enough.
This shed is more high quality than many other sheds we have come across that are asking double the price.
Longevity Of materials 9/10
Thanks to the very rigorous pressure treatment process, Shed-Plus put the wood through, we feel that this shed is going to last you a long time.
We clearly have a shed here which is made for the average sized, British garden so it is a bit harsh to be too down on it for being 8 x 6. You will though have to really plan your shed out well to maximize the storage space.
Ease of installation 10/10
Installation is included so there is no need for you to worry about that.
The price this is available at really is incredible and we are certain that you will feel like you have gotten one amazing deal, especially when you are still using the shed well over a decade from the day it is built.
Final Thoughts: The 8' x 6' Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Tongue and Groove Wooden Shed really did impress us a great deal. From the first glance, we knew this was going to be a shed which we would love. The pressure treated tongue and groove roof and floor along with the cladding and frame make this one very solid structure that for families is going to be up to the task of taking the abuse kids will put it through over the years. And for the DIY lover or gardening enthusiast it will stay looking lovely for all its life. It is very well designed, made with incredibly strong wood and in all it is just one fantastic shed that considering the overall quality is available at a very reasonable price.
Prices around: £599.99
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