BillyOh Keep it Tidy Xl Overlap Log Store

Prices Around: £155
Size: 1.61 X 0.80m
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This is a log store unit, and some aspects, including the pent roof, are good ideas. Large and spacious, it should easily accommodate most log collections.

What we rate

  • A good size
  • Pent roof

What we slate

  • The materials in the cladding, for example, are not the best you can get
How We Rate It
7
Quality 6/10
60% Complete
Longevity Of Materials 6/10
60% Complete
Storage Size 10/10
100% Complete
Ease Of Installation 8/10
80% Complete
Value For Money 6/10
60% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type and Roof and Size

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Overlap Log Store FrontTo help keep your logs fresh and dry all year round, this overlap log store should do the trick. It measures 161 cm wide and 80 cm in depth. The width internally goes down to 150.1 cm and the depth is reduced to 73.3 cm.

The building has a pent roof and this goes a long way towards making the building a dry unit. The rain water simply runs off the pent roof without any lingering amounts that could cause problems.

However, and we think this is a slight down point for this unit, the pent roof in this instance has been made using solid sheet materials The pent design helps anyway, but we think that it only just compensates for the low quality, cheap material.

Cladding and frame and floor

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Overlap Log Store Lid OpeningIt’s overlap cladding, which helps somewhat with stopping rainwater coming through but is a little bit of a compromise as regards the quality and strength of the cladding. This is not the best stuff in the world but it does look good, which is something, we suppose.

Treatment requirement and warranty

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Overlap Log Store SideA complete pre-treatment is supplied by the manufacturer at the factory, and this helps because it brings in strength and solidity to the unit from the outset. You have peace of mind through this process,because you know that the manufacturer has worked hard to bring in a quality treatment.

Doors and windows

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Overlap Log Store Front Closed DoorThe doors on this unit are generously sized, and they open up to a large degree, giving 115.6 cm when opened fully. This means you can easily use the unit to store a large number of logs. You can also ensure that log carries are stored in there as well if you wish. There is definitely enough room.

Security and privacy

You get a turn button lock included in the price, which means a certain level of security.

Customisation options

Colours are included in the customization options, and we appreciated this, because it is not everyday that you can literally choose the colors of a unit like this one. There is a wide range, and the manufacturer hasn’t priced them too high.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 6/10
60% Complete
The solid sheet material does not help in this regard, and we have reflected this in the rating here for quality. Add the overlap cladding to that,and you're looking at a drop in quality overall. It isn't a disaster, but we expected a little more here.
Longevity Of Materials 6/10
60% Complete
Again, solid sheet doesn't do any good for us. And when you consider that you have tongue and groove cladding on other items in the same price point, overlap doesn't make a good impact. However, there is a basecoat included, so you get some longevity from the outset.
Storage Size 10/10
100% Complete
It doesn't really matter how many logs you have, this storage will suffice. It's big and it’s spacious enough inside to manage any load.
Ease Of Installation 8/10
80% Complete
The instructions are easy to follow and you should find that you can have it put together quite easily when a couple of hours.
Value For Money 6/10
60% Complete
There are some good things going on here, but we would have given it a higher value score if the longevity was built in through better cladding, for example.
7
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: This had a lot of potential. But it doesn't quite make it. We think that if there were better materials involved it would fully justify the price. It will do the job, but we need better materials for a log store.

Prices around: £155
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