Shed Type And Roof Size
While clearly not the largest shed from Treetops Traditional, the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Apex Shed is the ideal solution to your storage problems if you have a smaller garden, but still want a high quality shed. The width of the shed is 6 feet and the depth is 8 feet which we understand may not sound like a lot of space, but actually if you lay your items out well enough then you will find this is actually all the space you really need. Add to this the height of the shed and you can actually put in a high set of shelves or even stack things high. The ridge height of the shed is 7 feet 4 inches and the eaves is 6 feet. The height of the shed impressed us as it is a few inches higher in both the ridge and eaves height than most other sheds of this size.
The apex roof on this shed is going to do an incredible job in keeping your items water free. No rain is going to be able to make its way in here and the angle that the roof is at ensure it does not even sit on the roof. 12 mm tongue and groove boards have been used here so that the roof is very strong. On top of this we have some very nice roofing felt that can take whatever out fantastic British weather decides to throw its way.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The look of the shed is something we really like and the 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding really does have a smooth and attractive look to it that does capture your attention. The way this cladding has been made, ensures that there is no little cracks or openings where rain can get inside.
Behind those gorgeous walls we have a very impressive frame that is going to make sure this stays a sturdy and strong shed for many years. The frame is 44 mm x 44 mm that has rounded edges. The frame is one of the most impressive things about this shed and while we are sure after a while you will not really pay it any attention, it will still just keep on doing its job if keeping the shed firm and solid.
A very strong floor is included, so strong that we really cannot think of anything that you would not be able to store inside of here. The reason or this is the floor is made with 12 mm tongue and groove boards. Just like the ones we were excited to see in the roof. Not only can these take heavy items, they will also feel very solid under your feet when you are inside the shed.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
We really appreciate how Treetops Traditional will give the shed a basecoat treatment. This gives the shed a great start to its life, but it is not meant for long time protection. For this you will need to give it a coating of wood treatment within a few weeks of construction. A fresh coating each year is then required to protect the wood.
This is a very well designed shed that uses some very impressive materials so we do not see you having any kind of problems with it, but just in case, you do get a one year guarantee with the shed.
Doors And Windows
The door on the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Apex Shed really stands out as it has a great look and it has an actual doorknob and lock on it, which is something not nearly enough sheds offer these days in our opinion. We feel that the door which comes with the shed is fine, but if you want a larger door then they do offer the option of making it a very spacious double door, which is what is in the pictures. This will give you more room to get things in the shed, but it does cost an extra £53.99. One other thing they offer which we think is pretty fun is a stable door. This does not cost you any extra, you just have to request it when you place your order.
There are some lovely windows on the shed which we are sure is one of the first things that caught your eye. These windows are made with horticultural glass and when you are building the shed they can be placed on either side. One of the windows can actually open whereas the other two are fixed. Treetops Traditional though do allow you to make another window an opening window for a cost of, £31.99.
Security And Privacy
As there is an actual lock and key with this shed we feel it is one of the more secure sheds out there. Being able to lock your things up at night is great and it is even greater how you do not have to purchase a pad bolt and padlock to do it.
This can be quite a private shed if you want it to. To start with, you can choose what side the windows go on so you could place them on a side that is not looking out onto the street or the rest of your garden. Or you could even request that there be no windows at all which does not cost you any extra.
Customisation Options And Extras
We have already talked about how you can make changes to the door and the windows so that does let you customise the shed to your own needs, but as well as this you can give it a splash of colour by picking a wood treatment that has some colour to it.
There are a few extras that you might be interested in, a couple we have already talked about. But there is a few more things for you to consider. To start with they offer an installation service for £99.99 this will see them build it for you as well as delivering it. Also if you want to give the floor a bit more strength or are just worried about the area you will be installing the shed, then they offer a set of floor bearers for £34.99.
Treetops Traditional have done an incredible job with this shed as it really is very high quality in pretty much every regard.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
While the annual treatment may sound like a pain in the rear end, we can tell you as long as you do this 10-15 minute job once a year, you will have a shed that will last you for as long as you need it.
While good for smaller gardens this is a shed that is on the small side so you will have to plan your storage out carefully.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
With the help of a friend this should not take you more than 4 hours at the very most. This is rather straightforward DIY job, but their installation service is always there if you feel you need it.
This is a very high quality shed that has been made with some top materials, but it is still a little on the small side so there is that to think about before you buy.
Final Thoughts: We do love the way the 8' x 6' Traditional Heavy Apex Shed looks as it has such a smart and cool look to it that it really would stand with pride in any garden. The materials used for the shed really are of the highest quality and that is why the price is so close to the £700 mark, because you are getting such high quality materials and no corners have been cut. The storage size may not be ideal if you have a whole lot of things that you want to store, but for those of you with a more smaller sized garden, we feel that this would be a shed that is well worth giving a serious thinking about.
Prices around: £669.95
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