Shed Type And Roof Size
Made for gardens that do not have a whole lot of space, the Hartwood 6′ x 3′ FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Pent Wall Shed is a fantastic compact sized shed that is going to give you a nice amount of storage space to keep a multitude of things safe from thieves and from your breaking your toes on them from being left on the lawn. With the way they have designed this shed they clearly have intended this to be stood up against a wall. Clearly this is not the largest shed in the world, and with the width being 3 feet 4 inches and the depth 5 feet 11 inches, you are going to have to be a little on the crafty side with how you organise your things inside here. But with that high back wall, you could always use some shelving to help free up a little bit of space on the floor. This is a much higher shed than the pictures suggest, as at the back it is an impressive 6 feet 6 inches high and at the front which is the lowest part of the shed is, 5 feet 6 inches.
As is the case with all sheds that are designed to stand up against a wall, this one has a pent roof. We really like the style of this pent roof and feel that it does have a great look. The roof is covered with this very attractive looking dark green mineral felt and that is used to protect the oriented strand boarding which makes up the roof. This is one very strong roof that is going to keep out the rain and also handle the weight of a lot of snow.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
They really have outdone themselves with the cladding on this. It is 8 mm thick overlap cladding that has been made so well that there literally is no way for rain to get inside of here. While it is watertight and strong this cladding also really does have a fantastic look that is going to make the shed a very positive addition to your garden.
The cladding stands in front of and is very well connected to a solid 28 mm x 28 mm frame that makes this one of the stronger sheds we have seen. When you consider just how impressive this frame is and the fact that it is going to be standing up against a wall you really do have one very impressively strong shed. Not only is this frame strong, but it is just so well made, you will not have any issues with the shed becoming week over the years.
The flooring is very strong and those of you with heavy items you need to store will find this flooring more than capable of taking the weight of them. The floor starts with a set of floor bearers that sit underneath a floor that is made from oriented strand boarding. This is one impressive combination that is strong and reliable.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
All of the wood has been pressure treated which is something we just love as it does take away the need for you to have to regularly treat the shed. Now they do claim that the fact this is pressure treated means you do not have to treat the shed on an annual basis like you do other sheds, but we would still give it a good coating of treatment once you have installed the shed just to make sure rot stays away.
A 15 year guarantee is included with the Hartwood 6′ x 3′ FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Pent Wall Shed and the reason they are confident giving you a guarantee like this is because of the pressure treatment process they put the wood through.
Doors And Windows
The door is made with the same kind of wood as the rest of the shed and thanks to the strong hinges and impressive framing this is one very sturdy door that is not going to sag over the years. One thing that is really cool about this door and shows some great foresight by the designers is that they have made it so the door can be placed at either end of the shed. Because of this, finding a spot for the shed in your garden should be easy.
The shed does not have any windows, but with this being a more compact sized shed there is not really any need for it.
Security And Privacy
One of the things that surprised us about this shed was that they actually included a pad bolt. This will really make sure the door does not blow open in the wind. This does not actually lock the shed, but it does provide the best amount of security you can get before you think about adding something like a padlock, alarm or a sniper on the roof.
As this is a shed that is fully boarded you do not have any worries about nosey people looking in and seeing the amazing things you have tucked away in your shed.
Customisation Options And Extras
This is a shed that we feel would look fantastic in many different colours. So if you do want to stylise the shed a little or even just make it so that it goes better with your house or the other things you have in your house, then a coating of paint is the way to go.
There are a couple of extras on offer for you here the first one is a plastic base that you would install the shed on. This costs £48.99 and it is worth considering if you have no choice but to build this on grass. While we think that the pad bolt is great, if you do have something you want to make sure does not get stolen, then for £19.99 they do have a Yale Hasp Steel Black Finish 120 mm & Brass 40 mm Padlock.
This is a shed that has had a lot of time and love put into its design and it really does show. We are very pleased with the quality of this shed and honestly do not have anything bad to say about it.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
The pressure treatment process that they put the wood through will really make sure the shed is in it for the long haul with you. You are going to be getting 20 years at least out of this shed.
This actually is one of the smallest sheds we have seen, so you will have to plan your layout well. But at the end of the day this is a shed that is clearly made for those of you who have a garden that is on the small side where space is a premium.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
With the help of a friend who is preferably not useless, you will have this shed installed in around 4-6 hours. It is not that hard a job and does come with easy to follow instructions so if you take your time you will be fine.
This is shed that has been very well made, but it is a little close to the £200 mark considering the size. Still if you simply must have a compact sized shed due to space restraints then this is one of the best you can get.
Final Thoughts: The Hartwood 6' x 3' FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Pent Wall Shed is a structure that is going to be ideal for you folks who have limited space in your gardens. We actually feel that even those of you with larger gardens will like having this as it is so compact that you can use to it to keep tools and gardening items tucked safely away and it will not take up much space of your garden. It is very well made and clearly a lot of time and effort went into making this be one very good looking shed as well as something that is practical. As far as smaller sheds go this one here is one of the best we have seen in quite some time.
Prices around: £178.99
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