Shed Type And Roof Size
The BillyOh Greenkeeper Pent 8 x 6 Shed is a shed that we just really love the look of. We actually think that it has more of a workshop look to it than that of a standard shed. We really like the BillyOh range and this is one of the smartest looking sheds from it. The depth is 6 feet 2 inches and width 7 feet 10 inches so this is a very good size for pretty much any kind of garden. It does not take up a ton of space so even if your garden is a little snug, we are sure this shed will fit in. The height of the shed is good as at the front which is the highest point it stands at 6 feet 8 inches as it slopes towards the back it eventually goes down to 5 feet 10 inches which is a little higher than you would normally expect from a 8 X 6 shed, but slightly higher walls is something the BillyOh line is known for.
The pent roof is awesome. We love the way it slopes back from the door and it really does give the shed a very appealing look. We like how the rain is going to run off at the back and not on your head at the door. The roof is made with solid sheet boarding and covered with some smart looking roofing felt. This may sound like a basic kind of roof, but it gets the job done and it helps keep the overall cost down.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We just love the style of the BillyOh Greenkeeper Pent 8 x 6 Shed and a huge part of that style is the silky smooth looking tongue and groove shiplap cladding that they have used. They really have outdone themselves here as this cladding gives the shed a very high quality and expensive kind of look. The cladding looks fantastic, but it also is more than capable of keeping the rain out.
Keeping the shed solid is a frame, a 35 mm x 27 mm frame to be exact, and we can tell you this is a very good frame. Now we know that the frame is not the most exciting thing to talk about, but you will be thankful that BillyOh have used such a well designed and thick frame. This ensures that even 20 years down the road the shed will be still standing strong.
So now we come to the floor, well if you want a floor you have to add it as an extra. Now to be fair at £34.99 for a solid sheet boarding floor this is not a lot to add to the overall price, but we have to think the shed would look so much more appealing if they included the floor as standard and just whacked that extra £34.99 onto the overall price from the start. They also have a stronger tongue and groove flooring which can be added, but this is a little more expensive at £47.99.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A basecoat treatment is applied to the BillyOh Greenkeeper Pent 8 x 6 Shed and that will keep it in good shape during transit. However to really protect it against the rain, rot and decay you will need to give it a coating of wood treatment. This is best applied within a week of installation. A fresh new lick of wood treatment should be applied once a year. As long as you do this, rot and decay will never be an issue.
As is the case with most of the sheds in the BillyOh range this one comes with a ten year anti rot guarantee. While this is a generous guarantee, we must inform you that it is dependent on you treating the shed on a regular basis.
Doors And Windows
The shed has a single door and we must say it is very well made. It has some very nice looking vertical cladding and it is supported with a z brace on the back. Three strong hinges are used to secure it to the shed so it will not feel weak or flimsy. The door is 5 feet 4 inches high and 2 feet 5 inches wide so even though it is a single door it still offers a good amount of room to get in and out.
Windows are a huge part of the BillyOh Greenkeeper Pent 8 x 6 Shed. There is a fixed styrene window located on the front and there is also an opening window on the side. The window placement on this shed is very cleverly planned as it allows a good amount of natural light inside as well as fresh air.
Security And Privacy
While we really like this shed and feel that in general it is very secure, the door does only have two turn catches to keep it closed. This will ensure the door stays closed when it is windy, but as far as security goes, we suggest that you think about adding a pad bolt and padlock combination.
As there are two windows on the shed there is not really much privacy on offer here. We do not see this as a bad thing, but if you do plan on putting expensive items inside of here, then we most certainly suggest you add a lock to keep them locked away or a set of blinds to keep them hidden.
Customisation Options And Extras
If you know anything about the BillyOh line then you know they offer plenty of ways to tinker with the look of the shed. They have a selection of trim colours which come in at £7.99 each. Slate grey, cream and black are the colours on offer. If you want to actually paint the shed then they have 12 different walls colours. These start at £7.95 for something basic like harvest gold and go up to £24.99 for something a little more extravagant like, lilac.
As well as colour there are some other extras that may interest you. For £8.99 they have a padlock and hasp set which is ideal if you want to add some security. They also have some guttering options, shelving options and even a tool set. We do not normally suggest that you pay a lot of attention to extras, but in this case, we suggest that you have a look.
This is a well made shed which has impressive cladding and a strong frame. It has a much more high quality look and design than the just over £400 price tag suggests.
Longevity Of Materials
This is the kind of shed that can give you a lifetime of use, but in order for this to happen, you must remember to treat it. The materials are fantastic, but they do need a little help from you to stay that way.
As far as 8 X 6 sheds goes we are more than happy with the storage space this offers. If you carefully store things then you will be able to fit all your tools, gardening equipment and kids garden toys in here no problem.
Ease Of Installation
You will need a friend to help you install the shed, but it is not going to cause you any major problems. It can be a little fiddly in places, but nothing too stressful.
We feel this is a shed that offers great value for money. The quality is good, the size is good and in general we are very pleased with this. Even if you add the floor the price is still very reasonable.
The BillyOh Greenkeeper Pent 8 x 6 Shed is another very well made shed from the BillyOh range. The things that make this one extra special are that fantastic pent roof, the two windows, one of which opens, plus the general classy look of it. This is a very well made 8 X 6 shed and the kind that is ideal for those who want something that has a smart look, but does not take up a whole lot of space. The materials used as long as they are treated right will never give you any problems, and we feel that even 20 or more years from now this shed will still look great.
Prices around: £405
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