8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed – Our first impressions
The generous amount of storage available is what really made this shed stand out to us at first glance. It is small enough to fit in the majority of gardens, yet it boasts a fantastic amount of internal storage space. The structure also appears solid and secure and it offers a brilliant traditional design.
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Features
This great shed comes with a number of fantastic features including:
Roofing felt – Protecting the roof from rot and damp, the mineral roofing felt provides great durability.
Made in the UK– All of the materials used to build the shed have been sourced in the UK. This means you are supporting British manufacturing when you choose this model.
Choice of window panel placement – You have flexibility in terms of which side the window is placed.
Styrene windows – The windows are styrene glazed and 100% shatterproof.
Double ledge doors – Providing a good amount of space to move items in and out of the shed, the large double doors are a great feature. The ledge design also allows you to attach a hasp and staple lock for added security.
12mm tongue and groove cladding – Interlocking 12mm tongue and groove cladding helps to ensure a strong, stable build. It is less likely to warp over time and features an expansion gap which compensates for potential moisture and heat expansion.
Solid sheet roof and floor – Another strength boosting feature, the solid sheet materials help to provide added durability to the shed.
Double framed corners – The corners of the shed are double framed, offering a more sturdy design.
Turn button lock system – Helping to add extra security to the shed, the turn button lock system gives you peace of mind.
10 year anti-rot guarantee – No need to worry about damp or rot thanks to this lengthy guarantee.
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Specifications
When choosing the right shed you need to know its measurements. The specifications for this model are as follows:
- Width – 7’7
- Roof Height – 7’0
- Eaves Height – 5’3
- Depth – 7’7
- Door height – 5’6
- Door width – 3’2
- Imperial size – 8×8
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Safety
If safety is a key concern, you’ll be happy with this shed’s built in security features. If you plan on storing potentially dangerous items and you need to keep them away from children, the turn lock button system gives you total reassurance. The windows of the shed have also been given a styrene coating to ensure they are 100% shatterproof. Add to that the extremely high quality design and you have one of the safest sheds on the market.
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Ease of Assembly
We’ve given this a 7.9 rating out of 10 as the instructions are really simple to follow. Providing you use two people, it shouldn’t be too strenuous a job. However, it will take some time due to its size so make sure you have an afternoon spare to assemble it. Everything you need to build the shed also comes included.
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Extras
The following extras can help to enhance security and stability:
- Weatherproof padlock with hasp and staple
- Superior duty felt
- Extra strength floor support pack
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Pros and cons
Like all sheds, this one comes with a range of pros and cons that you should consider before deciding whether or not it is the right choice for your garden. On the plus side, we love the fact that the shed is designed to be strong and durable. Tongue and groove cladding is typically only found on the higher-end sheds and it really helps to boost its longevity. It is really strong, enabling you to fit shelves and hang heavy items on the inside walls. Its strength makes it more secure and also adds additional wear and tear protection. However, it does come at a more expensive cost than overlap cladding.
While we do like the stability the shed provides, we feel the solid sheet materials could be improved upon. They do provide some additional strength, but they are quite thin so additional support via struts is advised. It is also worth investing in the extra strength floor support pack.
8 x 8 Tongue & Groove Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Conclusion
While there are a few disadvantages to keep in mind, overall we feel it is a good all-round shed. It provides excellent protection against the elements and if treated with a high quality preservative, it will last for many years. It provides great value for money and benefits from excellent security and safety features. Just remember to invest in a base and struts to give the shed a more secure build.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 7.7/10
Prices around: £479.95
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