BillyOh Review

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Here at WhatShed we like to make sure you folks are as informed as possible before you make that final decision and hit the buy it now button on a shed, summerhouse, playhouse or whatever it is you are in the market for. Well today we are taking a look at a particular brand of garden structures, and that is BillyOh. By the end of this BillyOh review, we certainly will have put them through their paces and given you our honest opinion on them.

BillyOh: A quick overview

BillyOh is a brand that have been around for the better part of ten years now. Affordable and high quality products was and still is the aim of this line, and let us tell you this is a line that has many, many different styles of garden structures. We are talking sheds, playhouses, general garden storage, summerhouses and even a line of very impressive log cabins as well. The BillyOh brand is actually owned by a company called Kyboteh who are also behind the garden retailer Garden Buildings Direct, so while you can purchase BillyOh products elsewhere such as Argos and Amazon, Garden Buildings Direct by far have the largest and most impressive selection.

How We Rate It
Variety Of Products 9.5/10
95% Complete
General Quality 7.5/10
75% Complete
Customisation Options 9/10
90% Complete
Pricing 9/10
90% Complete
Availability 7.5/10
75% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

BillyOh: Support Contact Information

Phone: 01636 822899Maps


BillyOh: Physical address

Parry Business Park

Grassthorpe Road

Sutton On Trent


NG23 6QX

BillyOhWhat Kind Of Products Are In The BillyOh Range?

Here is where we are taking a close look at the different types of products that are part of this range. Sheds, log cabins, summerhouses, playhouses, workshops, greenhouses, bike stores and a few other types of structures are available in the BillyOh range. As well as this they also have plenty of accessories. Such as benches, arches and other such things that can really help tie a garden together and as they are part of the BillyOh brand, you know they are going to be just as high quality as their actual garden structures. One thing that we love about the BillyOh products when you purchase them from Garden Buildings Direct, is how they will have a particular structure like their BillyOh 4000 Lincoln Apex Shed or the BillyOh 5000 Philosophers Tongue and Groove Summerhouse, and have that design in a number of different sizes. This brand is very well known for its versatility and that is something we really like about it. So if there is a style of a shed or workshop that you really like, then the chances are very high that it will be available in a size that will fit in your garden.

We really like the different styles of products in this range and feel that this is one of the real strengths of BillyOh as a brand. They have plenty of wooden structures with some being overlap or shiplap. They also have a very decent amount of metal items as part of this brand and we were surprised to see that they even had a few plastic items such as their very smart looking, BillyOh Retford 10′ Fronted Premium Woodgrain Apex Plastic Shed.

BillyOhHow Is The Quality?

The aim of the BillyOh brand was to make high quality structures at reasonable prices and that is something we feel that they do very well. The BillyOh brand has plenty of more basic sheds, summerhouses and other such structures that are made with, let’s just say simpler materials which make them affordable, but we feel they still use the best materials they can. Even their lower end items are of an impressive quality and that is something we really like about this brand. While, BillyOh do have a vast amount of low cost products they also really do have some quite spectacular higher end products such as their BillyOh 6000 Windowless Workshop and their BillyOh Dorset Log Cabin. These, just to name two, are made sparing no expense as they are constructed with the very finest materials and are of a quality that is just extremely high.

BillyOh: How Are The Products Priced?

We did touch on prices earlier, but pricing is something that the people behind the BillyOh range keep a close eye on and we feel that the pricing of their products in general is very spot on. Of course there may be a little variation in the prices here and there depending on where you purchase something from, but for the most part we feel that BillyOh is one of the better priced brands out there. Let’s take their sheds for example. BillyOh’s most basic and low priced shed comes in at £149.99, and to be fair it is made as well as it could be at this price point. Summerhouses from under £300 and playhouses from under £135 are just a couple more examples of how the BillyOh range is perfect for people who are on a tighter budget or who just do not want to spend a fortune on something that is going to sit in their garden. We really like the fact that while BillyOh is something of a brand name these days, they are not just whacking on an extra £20-£50 because of the name alone. This to us shows they are a decent company not looking to get an extra couple of quid out of you for the sake of it.

We have touched on the lower end items, but BillyOh also have some very expensive and high end items. We mentioned how they have low priced summerhouses, but there are also summerhouses that come in at over four thousand pounds. So as you can see, this is a brand that really does have products at both ends of the pricing spectrum and we really like that.

BillyOh: How Customisable Are BillyOh Products?

We know that many of you fine folks love to tinker with your sheds, put your own stamp on your summerhouse and even like to make sure that the playhouse you ordered for your kids birthday has your own footprint on it. Well that is why we are looking at the customisation options and the flexibility of BillyOh products. If you purchase your shed, summerhouse or whatever it is you are looking for from Garden Buildings Direct, then you are going to be very impressed, dare we say even a little overwhelmed by the level of customisation options available to you. Many of their products will let you change the flooring, add shelving, pick the size of the structure, choose multiple colours and of course add a whole bunch of extras. There are some products in this line that come the way they are and that is that, but the amount that do offer some kind of customisation really is impressive. Actually the BillyOh brand is one of the very best when it comes to customisation.

While there are different customisation options to be had at Garden Buildings Direct, if you were to purchase your BillyOh shed from say Amazon for example, then you wouldn’t have have these customisation options, but you could of course always have a little fun by painting the structure or adding some fun extras to the outside of it. We feel that the design of many of the BillyOh products ranging from their playhouses to their summerhouses do allow for you to flex your creative muscles a little bit and put your own spin on them.

BillyOh: Our Final Thoughts

As you can tell from the tone of our BillyOh review, this is a brand that we really like. We feel that the vast range of products they have makes them one of the largest garden structure brands out there. We feel that there are some true gems in this brand from a design point of view, especially some of their more high end summerhouses, workshops and log cabins. But BillyOh is a brand that still looks out for those of us on a tighter budget, as they have plenty of lower cost, but still very impressive when it comes to their quality, types of structures as well. We feel that this is a brand that offers so many cool looking structures that you could easily spend an hour or two just browsing through and being impressed with what they have.

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  • Simon Hill said...

    I bought the Clubman log cabin.
    Quality is terrible, 24 missing parts when delivered, 3 calls and a week to get new parts ordered, wrong parts list and instructions. Just terrible from the moment I paid my money.


  • Sarah Porter said...

    I ordered a billy oh playhouse which arrived with a smashed panel and no picket fence. Second delivery made of new panel and picket fence. When assembling we realised that the top of the stable door was missing. Now waiting for a third delivery. The delivery driver literally dumped the goods on the pavement and customer services is in the Phillipines so not great.


    • Richard said...

      Billy Oh is also a site that is owned by Garden Buildings Direct.


  • Robert said...

    Please avoid using this company.

    I ordered a shed from them online. Their website said it would be with me in 20 days. I phoned up to double check if this was correct because I was desperate to get a shed in my garden because my wife was about to have a baby any moment and I needed to clear things out. They told me that the website is correct and it would be with me in 20 days.

    Well, that was wrong. 30 days went past. After many phone calls and un-returned emails they gave me a delivery date 33 days after I ordered it. Luckily my baby had not come so I was able to take a day off work to put it up.

    When I went to put it up I realised the entire tongue and groove section (about 80%) of the shed was cut wrong. So it was completely faulty and unworkable. I have pictures to prove it. I sent them the pictures and they confirmed it was cut wrong.

    After countless calls to a call centre in South East Asia, I was told a replacement would be with me by 2/3 working days.

    Wrong again. It was over 8 days later until they scheduled a delivery.

    Now my baby had arrived and my wife and I were finding it hard to live with all of the shed contents (lawnmower, strimmer, bikes, tools, paints, furniture etc) in the kitchen.

    I took a day off work to wait for the replacement. I called in the morning and they said it would be with me around 5pm. Then I called at 6pm and they said it was 45 mins away. Then I called at 8pm and they said it was close. Then I called at 9 and they said it was not going to be delivered.

    Well I lost it at this point.

    I am now waiting for a call to reschedule the delivery – they said that the van MIGHT have broken down. I DO NOT believe them one bit. Instead of delivering it the next day, they said it will take another week. They could not give me a reason why.

    Talking to the people in the call centre is like talking to a robot. They have no emotional intelligence or sympathy. They are just reading things from a script. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is dealing with them.

    So in summary, their product is terrible and so is their service.

    I’ve never written a review in my life, but I really don’t want people to make the same mistake that I have and put their faith in this company.


    I am happy to be contacted to verify all of the above with pictures, emails and even phone recording. Yes, it really has got to that.

    The worst thing is, I STILL don’t have my shed, so it may get worse.

    Anyway, I’m off to change a nappy.



    • Richard said...

      Hi Rob, thanks for your feedback. BillyOh is also the same company as Garden Buildings Direct, I am sure your feedback will help others make a better decision.


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