Shed Type And Roof Size
The 8′ x 8′ Traditional Pent Security Shed is one of the most secure sheds that Treetops Traditional. As you can see from the pictures this is one very attractive looking shed and while the one you receive will be a little larger than the one pictured it will still have that same epic and solid look. Inside the shed we have a very convenient 8 feet of width and 8 feet of depth. This kind of, for a lack of a better term, box shape will give you lots of storage space to make use of. The height of the shed is something that really did impress us as the highest point of the shed is 6 feet 7 inches.
Using a pent roof on their security themed shed is something we have seen a few times from Treetops Traditional and just like with those other sheds, we really do like it. A pent roof is great for preventing the rain getting inside and as this one is covered with some very high quality felt, those 12 mm tongue and groove boards that make up the roof are very well protected. Of course if the roof boards are protected then so are all the items inside of the shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The first line of defence against the bad weather our lovely country seems to have 9 months of the year and anyone looking to steal what you have is the cladding and let us tell you we love the cladding that is on this shed. It is 12 mm thick, tongue and groove shiplap cladding that has a very nice look and feel to it and it just has such a strong and secure design that you know getting in here is not going to be easy, which will hopefully make any potential thieves just keep on walking.
The cladding is something that is strong in its own right, but behind that we have a 44 mm x 27 mm close set frame that has those rounded edges which, Treetops Traditional love to use. This frame is just epic and we know, epic is a term that is way overused these days, but this is one very secure and sturdy frame that will keep this a firm structure.
This shed really is strong and secure from top to bottom and at the bottom we have a floor that is made with 12 mm thick, tongue and groove boards. We really like this kind of flooring as it just has such a good feel to it when you stand on it and also it really is able to take a lot of weight. The strength of this floor is something that would make this shed something you should seriously consider if you do have a lot of heavy tools, workbenches and other items that have quite a bit of weight to them.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The redwood used to make the shed will be given a base coat treatment and that will get it through delivery and potentially the first few weeks of the sheds life. We though always suggest you treat the shed yourself rather quickly after construction. One thing to take a mental note of is that this is a shed which will require, annual treatment in order for the shed to survive 20 or more years.
A one year guarantee will be included with the shed which will cover you just in case there is some kind of rare issue with rot of if there is an issue with one of the materials used to make it. Treetops Traditional are known for high quality high products so we do not see you having any kind of issues.
Doors And Windows
On most of their other sheds, Treetops Traditional use a standard door, but here on the 8′ x 8′ Traditional Pent Security Shed. They have kicked things up a notch and made sure this door is very secure and strong. To start with the hinges used are not basic hinges that you would get on another shed. These are heavy duty in order to keep that door where it should be and make it so no one could come and just rip it off. As we expected the door is 5 feet 9 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide which is the exact size of door we would expect on a shed like this.
The windows are one of the features that really stands out on this shed and they are one of the things we really do like about its design. These are small windows that have been placed high and are made with horticultural glass to give them a lot of strength. The thought process behind making these windows is that they are not easy to look into and they also are too small for someone to get into the shed through them.
Security And Privacy
The whole build of this shed is very secure thanks to the cladding, frame and that strong door. Actually the door has a padlock protector so even getting to the padlock is going to be one tough task for a potential thief. But you will have to buy a padlock first. Incredibly despite, Treetops Traditional going to the effort of including a padlock protector they do not give you a padlock with the shed. So before the shed arrives be sure to pick up a padlock from your local store.
As well as being a structure that is very secure (well once you buy a padlock it is), this is also a shed that is very private. Those little windows are great and they make it very hard for a person to see inside. If you are storing expensive things in here then the last thing you want is to be advertising them thanks to some large windows.
Customisation Options And Extras
Of course using a coloured wood treatment is one way to customise the shed, but also the door can be placed at either end of the shed so that is another way you can change it up just a little bit.
Treetops Traditional do have a installation service where for £109.99 they will install the shed once it has been delivered. Wooden floor bearers is something else that is on offer and these actually are very reasonably priced at, £43.99 and are something to think about if you are building this on grass and want to raise the shed off the floor a little bit.
We are very confident that pretty much anyone who buys this is going to be blown away by how high quality it is, especially considering it costs under £1000.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
Not only will all those items you really like be kept safe, they will be kept safe for many years thanks to how well made this is. You will have to give it a little love over the years such as an annual coating of treatment, but the upkeep of this shed is not a lot at all.
We feel that 8 x 8 is a good size for most gardens, but it is hard to ignore that there are much larger sheds on the market for a similar price.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
This is a fairly straight forward shed to build and will take you around 3-5 hours. Instructions are included and you do not even have to be a hard core, DIY enthusiast to be able to build this.
The materials used to make the shed, the design and the security it provides are fantastic, but the size may be a little small for some people considering the price.
Final Thoughts: We really do like how the 8' x 8' Traditional Pent Security Shed turned out and think that the way it looks along with the very secure design makes it one of the most interesting sheds we have checked out in quite some time. If you do have things like very pricy bikes or just something you want to make sure does not get stolen. Then this is exactly the type of shed you want to consider purchasing. We do feel that the price considering the size may be seen as a little high, but on the flip side of that you have the high quality materials that the shed has been made with so you are getting a well designed shed that is going to last for a lot of years for you money.
Prices around: £779.95
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