Combining a very attractive design, a strong set of materials and also a whole lot of storage space, the 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is one of the very best that Shed-Plus have to offer. This is a structure which can be useful in a number of ways such as something to keep things organised and tidy or even as a workshop. The inside of the shed has a whole lot of room for you to use. One other impressive thing about this is the headroom, this is a very high shed along the ridge, making spending time in here a comfortable experience. A set of large double doors invite you to bring larger items inside the shed and those four fixed windows will allow for plenty of natural light to beam inside.
Incredibly even though this is a very well priced shed it is still made with some top of the line materials. The walls are made with 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding and just behind that we have a very robust frame to keep the shed in shape. Tongue and groove boarding is used for the roof so no water or snow will ever get inside and under your feet are some very strong flooring that is backed up with pressure treated floor joists. This really is one very well designed and strong shed.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8/10
Value for money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
We are very impressed with the design of the 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed as it has such a modern and high quality look to it. Of course while the looks are great it is the storage space that makes this such a good shed. There is lots of room to make use of inside of here with the width being 10 feet and the depth 8 feet. This amount of room makes this something which we feel as well as being ideal for storage would work well as a place to do some DIY or another type of project. Height wise there is a generous amount of headroom inside of here with the ridge height being 7 feet 7 inches high and the eaves height 5 feet 6 inches.
We love the apex roof that Shed-Plus have used on here. It is what gives you that great amount of headroom, but it is also very well made. The top of the roof is covered with mineral felt which protects the boards from the elements. Speaking of boards these are not your normal, everyday cheap boards. Shed-Plus have actually used 10 mm thick, tongue and groove boarding for the roof and as well as being something that is very strong it also looks fantastic.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding is what makes up the walls and wow does it look amazing. The way that Shed-Plus have designed this is so that it slots together and does not allow any water to get into the shed. Of course it also has a very nice look to it as well, but it is the practicality of this cladding that impresses us so much. Being made from European softwood like the rest of the shed is ensures that the wood will stay looking good and feeling strong for a number of years.
The frame is made from the same type of wood as the cladding and let us tell you, this is one very robust frame. At 45 mm x 28 mm this is a frame that is on the thick side, but that is actually a good thing as it makes this a very sturdy structure. The frame is so solid that we are sure, 20 years after construction the shed will be just as sturdy as it was the day you installed it.
As you can see from the pictures, the floor has a very appealing look to it. The flooring is actually made with square edge solid sheet boarding and at 10 mm thick is strong enough to take the weight of many heavy items. Under the boards there is pressure treated floor joists which of course you cannot see, but do not worry about that as these will just be there doing their job of making the floor that extra bit strong.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
As is the case with other Shed-Plus sheds a free dip treatment will be applied to all the wood. A coating of wood treatment is required fairly soon after construction and then each year after. Do not worry about this as wood treatment is not very expensive and it will ensure the shed lasts for lots of years.
We love how you get a ten year guarantee with this shed that is going to protect you against rot. As long as you take the proper care of the shed, you will not have any problems with the wood at all.
Doors And Windows
A set of large double doors stand with pride on the front of the shed. A good door is something we always like to see and this is certainly a door that meets our high standards. It stands at 6 feet tall and 4 feet 4 inches wide this makes getting in and out no problem at all. Which is great if you plan on storing some large things inside here. Each door is held in place with three heavy duty hinges to prevent sagging.
On the side of the shed there are four fixed windows. These are large and will let in plenty of sunlight. This will work out perfectly if you do plan on using this as a workshop. The windows are not made from glass, instead they are made from anti shatter styrene which is 1.5 mm thick and will not smash like glass does. These windows are good, but there is no denying, glass does have a better look. Still while we would have liked to have seen proper glass windows on here, these ones do a well enough job and if you have kids at least you know there is never any chance of them smashing glass.
Security And Privacy
The 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is a very secure shed as it does come with a lock and key. Many sheds these days make you buy a padlock so it is always a pleasant surprise when one has a lock as standard. The doors are very secure and we do not see you having any kind of security concerns with this shed. We are sure you will be more than happy to store some of your more expensive things inside of here.
As one wall is full of windows there is not a whole lot of privacy provided by this shed. We know if you do plan on storing expensive things or using this as a workspace this may be an issue, but curtains or blinds would be able to be installed inside here without any hassle and prevent people from being able to look inside.
Customisation Options And Extras
If you do have a desire to put your own little bit of artistic flair on the shed then we recommend doing so with a coloured wood treatment. We are not suggesting you paint pictures of mythical creatures on the shed, but you do get wood treatment in many different colours these days from regular wood brown to shades of blue and green. So you can make the shed a little brighter or even tone it down a bit thanks to some coloured wood treatment.
Now this is something we love about this shed. You actually do not have to buy anything else for it. Shed-Plus are not trying to get more money out of you by throwing a whole load of extras at you. You buy the shed and that is that, no need for anything else.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
The quality of the shed is very high and even with the reasonable price, high quality materials have been used.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
The ten year guarantee you get with the shed lets you know just how long lasting Shed-Plus intend this to be, but this will require treatment from you on a yearly basis.
We are very pleased with the room that is available in here. Not just the floor space, but all that headroom as well is just incredible. We are sure you are going to be very pleased and have many ideas of what to do with this space.
Ease of installation8/10
Any shed that is around the ten foot mark is going to require a little bit of effort in the installation department. Shed-Plus say this should take you no more than 5 hours, we agree and if you have some ice cold drinks and a few snacks on the go it can be a rather pleasant experience.
Value for money8.5/10
This is excellent value for money as it offers a lot of room to make use of and it is also going to last you for a number of years.
Final Thoughts: This is something we are sure is going to be very popular with many people. The 10'1 x 8'1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is very reasonably priced and it has just such a great look that we feel would fit in a garden that is classy and tidy as well as a garden that has kids running wild and making a mess everywhere. Using the shed for storage or even as a place to work is going to be ideal thanks to the room you have on the floor and of course that generous amount of headroom. Being a large well made shed and at this price makes this a very easy recommendation.