BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed

Prices Around: £368
Size: 10 X 8
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The BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed is a very smart looking shed that manages to have that classic shed style, but also have a very classy and modern look. This shed also offers you a very good amount of room to make use of. There is so much space on offer here that you do not just have to use this for general storage. This shed would actually work very well as a workshop or even a kids outdoor playroom. The shed has some large double doors which will make getting even the most awkwardly shaped items in and out of the shed easy. The kids will never have an excuse for not putting their bikes away with this shed. One side of the shed has two fixed windows which will let in natural light, but they are not so large that they put all your items on display.

The cladding is tongue and groove shiplap cladding which is the best cladding when it comes to fighting off the rain and elements. Supporting this is a strong frame which will make the shed very robust. One of the things that many people like about the BillyOh range is the level of customisation that the sheds offer. You get to make all kinds of design decisions so you can have the shed as cheap or as high quality as you want.

What we rate

  • Offers you lots of room
  • Doors are a good size
  • Two fixed windows
  • Strong framing throughout
  • Cladding is strong, reliable and looks fantastic

What we slate

  • Floor is not included as standard
  • Roofing felt is also not included as standard
  • All the customisation options may be a little confusing for some people
How We Rate It
8.4
Quality 8/10
80% Complete
Longevity Of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage Size 8.5/10
85% Complete
Ease Of Installation 8.5/10
85% Complete
Value For Money 8.5/10
85% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Box Type And Roof Size

Like other sheds in the BillyOh range, the BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed is available in different sizes and with many different options, but today we are looking at this 8 x 10 version. This has a classic shed look to it and if you want something a little more traditional then you will love the style of this shed. The depth of the shed is 9 feet 10 inches and the width is 8 feet 6 inches, so this does offer you a lot of room. The height of the shed is 6 feet 9 along the ridge which is a very nice amount of headroom, but the eaves are a little short at 4 feet 11 inches. Still we feel that inside this shed you have a lot of space at your disposal. So much that we actually think you could get away with using this as a workshop.

The apex roof they have used does have a very slight overhang which is something we always like to see as it offers that little bit of extra protection. The roof can be quite confusing as there are more than a few options. As standard the roof is made with solid sheet boarding, but there are a few upgrades. For £12.99, you can upgrade to a slightly more strong solid sheet boarding. £34.99 will get you some 11 mm thick tongue and groove boarding and lastly we have their 11 mm thick tongue and groove heavy duty roof. As well as this you will need to decide what covers the roofing boards. No felt is included with this shed as standard so you will have to add either their sand felt which is priced at £24.99, or their green mineral felt which will cost you £34.99.

Cladding, Frame And Floor

The BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed is made with tongue and groove shiplap cladding. This is some very well made cladding and one of the things that we really like about the BillyOh brand is the way they tell you exactly how their cladding is made and they actually show you how it is tightly put together to make sure the shed is strong and offers no way for rain to get inside. Also from a looks point of view, the cladding gives the shed a very smooth and smart appearance.

As is the case with most BillyOh sheds, there is no actual mention of the frame here. But if you take a close look, you can see that there is an impressive frame in here. To us it looks like a 28 mm x 28 mm frame, but there is no way to know for sure. As well as the impressive framing used for the walls, if you look at the roof, you will notice that there is some very thick framing there also.

Like other BillyOh sheds, there is no floor included with this as standard. The cheapest floor option that they have is 9 mm thick solid sheet boarding this may not look the prettiest, but at £79.99 it is the cheapest. Just up from this we have 10 mm thick solid sheet boarding which is priced at £89.99 and is a little stronger. If you plan on putting heavier items in here like power tools and heavy gardening equipment, then the 11 mm thick tongue and groove floor may be for you. This is priced at £99.99, which is actually not a bad price at all. Lastly we have their incredible 19 mm thick tongue and groove flooring which is ideal for really heavy storage or if you plan on spending a lot of time in here using it as a workshop. This flooring though is priced at £169.99, but it is the best flooring you can get.

Treatment Requirement And Warranty

Once you have installed the BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed you will need to give it a good coating of wood treatment. This is not a one time deal, as once a year you should give it a fresh coating of wood treatment. We think that the cladding looks fantastic so it would be a real shame for rot to start to appear.

As long as you coat the shed with wood treatment and look after it properly, then you will be covered by a ten year anti rot guarantee.

Doors And Windows

It is impossible not to notice those large double doors that are right on the front of this shed. When open, these doors give you 5 feet 7 inches of height and 3 feet 8 inches of width. This is more than enough room to get even the most awkward items in and out of the shed. The doors are kept in place by three silver hinges and are supported by three horizontal braces at the back. We really would have liked to have seen some z braces on the doors, but we are sure these will be fine and make the door more than strong enough.

While the shed pictured has a vast amount of windows, it is important to note that the BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed actually has two fixed windows on one side of the shed. The one pictured is the larger model of this shed. We feel that two windows is more than enough to let in all the natural light you will need.

Security And Privacy

A turn button catch is what they have used to keep the doors closed, which let’s face it, is not the most high tech security system on the planet. While this will keep the doors closed, if you want to make sure things are kept safely away from thieves, you will either have to hire the A-Team if you can find them or purchase a hasp and padlock set.

This is actually quite a private shed as the two windows do not actually make it all that easy to see inside. If privacy is something that concerns you then you could always think about adding some blinds or a simple bit of fabric to the windows.

Customisation Options And Extras

We cannot think of any other line of shed that lets you tinker and customise as much as the BillyOh range. We have already talked about the floor and the roof, but if you really want to give your shed a bit of your own style then you can add some colour to it. They have three different trim colours: cream, black and slate grey and these are all priced at £14.99. There are also a variety of colours for the actual shed to consider. In total there are 12 different colours which start at £19.99 for things like Harvest Gold and Evergreen. It then goes all the way up to £54.99 for more exotic colours like American Barn Red and the awesomely named Gun Metal Grey. It is important to note that these colors are not added to the wood before the shed is sent to you. You will get the paint, but it is up to you to apply it to the shed.

The BillyOh 8×10 Shed 4000 Window Shed does have quite a few extras to consider. First of all is guttering. You can have guttering on one side for £51.99 or both sides for £104.99. They also offer shelving which starts at £19.99 for a simple shelf for one side and goes up to £54.99 which gives you shelving all around the shed. There is also a handy padlock and hasp set which is ideal for those who want to add extra security to the shed. This is priced at £4.99, which we feel is actually very reasonable.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8/10
80% Complete
Even if you took all of the most basic options this shed offers it would still be a very decent shed. But if you were to add the most high quality options then this is a shed that we would actually consider scoring at 9 or even a 10!
Longevity Of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
As long as you treat the wood properly, and we are not talking about taking it to dinner once a month, then this shed will give you decades of use. 
Storage Size 8.5/10
85% Complete
The amount of floor space this shed offers is great. It really would make for a good sized workshop or even just be a dumping ground if you have a lot of items that need a safe home.
Ease Of Installation 8.5/10
85% Complete
This is a hard one to talk about as the asking price is kind of misleading because the £409 does not include the felt or the floor. But even with that added the shed is still a decent deal at right around the £500 mark if you take the most basic options.
Value For Money 8.5/10
85% Complete
This is a hard one to talk about as the asking price is kind of misleading because the £409 does not include the felt or the floor. But even with that added the shed is still a decent deal at right around the £500 mark if you take the most basic options.
8.4
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: Here at WhatShed we actually really like the level of customisation that the BillyOh 8x10 Shed 4000 Window Shed has to offer. It lets you decide if you want a more basic shed or if you want something very high end. However, we get that this is not for everybody and most people just want to click a few times on their mouse and have the shed be sent on its way, without them having to make any major decisions. This really is a great shed and if you do want a bit of say into how your shed is designed, then we think you will not only love the end result, but that you will also have a lot of fun playing shed designer as well. Plus, when you have people over you can brag and tell them how you picked this part and that part on the shed and that is why it looks so great.

Prices around: £368
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