BillyOh Keep it Tidy XL Tongue and Groove Log Store

Prices Around: £165
Size: 1.61 X 0.80m
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A large log store that has plenty of space inside it. There is tongue and groove work throughout that adds value, and plenty of usability.

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What we rate

  • Tongue and groove work
  • Large size

What we slate

  • Not the best quality in roof and floor
How We Rate It
7.5
Quality 8/10
80% Complete
Longevity Of Materials 6/10
60% Complete
Storage Size 10/10
100% Complete
Ease Of Installation 7/10
70% Complete
Value For Money 7/10
70% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type and Roof and Size

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Log Store FrontThis is a large log store and it should easily accommodate the general storage demand of anyone who has a wood burning stove, for example, as well as anyone who likes to use it a lot throughout the year. Measurements wise, the unit measures 161 cm wide, which goes down to 150.1 cm wide internally. The depth of the unit is 80 cm. This changes to 73.3 cm internally.

The roof takes the shape of a lid, which is solid sheet material. This is not the very best material you can have on a storage item, but it does provide some protection. The roof is covered by dark grey sand felt. Again, not ideal but it does a job. You may need to change it after a couple of years.

Cladding and frame and floor

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Log Store FlooringThe unit comes into its own here, with tongue and groove cladding used all round the storage box. This is the toughest stuff you can get, and it is a credit to BillyOh that it has included this. It is watertight, and interlocks so you get stronger timber all round.

Back to the solid sheet for the flooring. This is reasonably tough, but we would definitely choose tongue and groove if we could.

Treatment requirement and warranty

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Log Store InternalJust as with a lot of BillyOh items, you have pre-treatment in place via the factory. This means that you don’t have to worry about any annual treatment being applied. It’s all taken care of, and to a high degree of quality too.

Doors and windows

N/A

Security and privacy

There is a handy turn locking system so you can have an added level of security for your logs all year round.

Customisation options

BillyOh XL Keep It Tidy Log Store Front Closed DoorApart from an assembly kit, you can also choose colours for your unit. We liked this option, and feel that it gave us plenty of choice too. It’s nice to be able to choose the colours, due to the fact that we can personalise the unit to our own requirements.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8/10
80% Complete
The tongue and groove does make a huge difference when it comes to quality, and we cannot fault it’s inclusion here. This is not a high price item,and seeing tongue and groove is a nice surprise. We feel the roof could have done with a little more work though.
Longevity Of Materials 6/10
60% Complete
There needed to be more work in the roof, but the tongue and groove should help in the body of the unit. However, we cannot see how solid sheet in the floor of anything is a good idea.
Storage Size 10/10
100% Complete
A massive amount of storage for logs here, so you shouldn't find it to be a problem, no matter how much you use your burner.
Ease Of Installation 7/10
70% Complete
Simple and clear drawings help to get the thing together. Should take you no more than an afternoon.
Value For Money 7/10
70% Complete
At this price, compromise is built in, but solid sheet on the floor and the lid isn’t good.
7.5
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: As always, just a little thought in the materials would have helped massively. However, you have tongue and groove in there which is no bad thing. And it’s big enough to manage most log demands. Good value overall, with a tweak or two required.

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