When you’re searching for a safe, solid and secure place to store your important tools, the Treetops Traditional Pent tool store shed is just what you need. Built to an extraordinary standard, this shed totally outshines the competition. Full tongue and groove boarding features on the interior and exterior for a full, rigid and durable finish.
This model is one of the largest in the collection and it offers an incredible amount of space. It’s hard to see from the picture as that shows the smaller 5’ x 3’ model. No matter what tools and equipment you have, this building will keep them safe and dry all year round.
There are quite a few impressive features of this shed. The first is the key operated lock. You’ll find most buildings offer a hasp and staple or pad bolt. This one however offers a brilliant key operated built in lock. So if security is high on your list of priorities, this is sure to tick all of the boxes.
Another important feature of this shed is the fact you can change its doors. The single braced door can be positioned in two different places, or an upgrade to double doors is also available. It has no windows so whatever equipment you do keep in here will always be out of sight.
What we rate
Shiplap tongue and groove Redwood clad walls
Key operated lock
Strong braced door
What we slate
The roofing felt is the only thing that lowers the quality of this building. We’d suggest buying a better quality felt elsewhere.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials9/10
Ease of installation8/10
Value for money10/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Building Type and Measurements
External ridge height – 5’7”
Eaves height – 5’3”
Door height – 4’9”
Door width – 2’6”
External depth – 10’0”
External width – 3’0”
Treetops Traditional pent tool store sheds are renowned for their superb quality design. This large model offers a fantastic spacious design which allows you to keep a wide range of equipment and tools safely inside. It isn’t the tallest tool shed out there as it is largely designed to be used in gardens with limited space and height restrictions. However, the depth is substantial compared to the other models in the range. The door width is great and the fact you can add double doors and create an even wider opening is a huge advantage.
Roof and Floor
Tongue and groove construction used on the roof and floor of this shed ensures it benefits from the highest quality design. It’s always brilliant to see that a shed doesn’t just use tongue and groove on the outside. It’s common for manufacturers to cut costs by using solid sheet on the interior. What the tongue and groove roof and floor adds to this shed is strength, longevity and it is also more suitable for heavyweight storage.
A pent roof design is used largely so that the shed can be installed next to or in front of another building. It slopes gently downwards to drain rainwater off the roof and is covered by a basic mineral felt.
Cladding, Frame and Treatment Requirements
12mm PAR finished DEAL Redwood Shiplap tongue and groove cladding is used on all of the Treetops Traditional sheds. This is one of the brands signature designs and it offers a superior look to the majority of competitor sheds out there. It is thick, solid, durable and strong. Whatever weather conditions it is faced with, as long as it has been treated annually, this shed will be unaffected by the elements.
Tongue and groove makes sure the panels interlock tightly, whilst leaving a small expansion gap to allow for any alterations in the timber over the course of the year. Compared to overlap, this style of cladding is a lot more efficient at dealing with unpredictable weather and is less likely to shrink or swell due to moisture and temperature changes.
Like most wooden buildings, it is important to treat the shed annually. The walls come dip treated so the initial treatment can be added anytime up to 6 weeks after assembly. Then the annual treatments will begin.
Doors and Windows
We’re sure you’ll love the customisable doors just as much as we do. Like the others, this shed comes with a single door. Now whilst it does give it a fairly unusual design, due to its short width this single door doesn’t look out of place. However, you are given the option to upgrade to double doors if you’d prefer. As this is one of the largest models in this range, its double doors do measure a lot wider than the others. The double doors will cost extra, but for no extra cost you can switch the single door around to the opposite gable.
Its windowless feature is another great benefit and allows you to store very valuable equipment in the shed without the fear of it becoming a target for thieves.
Security and Privacy
The security and privacy of this shed is extraordinary. It features a very impressive key operated lock and has no windows so privacy will never be a concern. There isn’t anything we would suggest to improve the security of this building. Even the thick cladding gives this shed a more secure design, making it hard for anybody to break through. In some cases customers have even reported their shed has had a tree fall on it, yet the wood didn’t even splinter. This just highlights how durable and tough this shed is.
Customisation Options and Extras
The most notable customisation you can make with this tool shed is the door. On the photo of the shed you’ll see the door is placed in an unusual position compared to most pent sheds. You can stick with this unique design or opt to have it installed on the other gable instead. Or, if you plan on storing anything wide, you can upgrade to 10’ double doors. This is a remarkable upgrade and will give you an unprecedented level of access to the shed. The double doors would be installed on the low side of the building.
The other two options you have with this shed are the garden building installation service and floor bearers. The photo is actually pretty deceiving as it shows the shed with floor bearers attached. You need to be aware that these do not come installed with the shed and you will need to buy them separately. They help to prevent rot and floor damage by lifting it up from the ground. They are inexpensive yet provide a valuable service to the shed.
The garden building installation service isn’t something we’d usually recommend with this range because most are compact and very easy to assemble. However, with the depth of this building we do feel the installation service could be useful. Basically a team will come and erect the shed for you, leaving you free to just enjoy using it.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Though it does have an unusual design, this brilliant shed offers a superb quality that is hard to beat. Every single detail of this building comes designed to an exceptional standard.
Longevity Of materials9/10
Only better quality felt and pressure treated walls could improve this rating. The shed is extremely tough and will withstand almost anything that is thrown at it.
Keep in mind that this shed may be very deep, but it does have limited width. Compared to the other models in the collection this will hold a substantial amount of storage.
Ease of installation8/10
Though limited instructions are provided and it is a pretty large building, it is actually really easy to put together. You should definitely enlist the help of at least one other person but you should find it takes only 2-4 hours to assemble.
Value for money10/10
In this instance you do get exactly what you pay for and what you are paying for is an exceptional quality building. Its huge range of benefits makes this one of the best investments you can make for your garden.
Final Thoughts: You will find it difficult to find a better quality tool shed than this Treetops Traditional model. Being one of the largest models in the collection, this is capable of fitting a wide range of tools and equipment into its interior. It offers outstanding security thanks to the built in key operated lock. Then there’s the unique Redwood timber used to give the building a more stylish and modern appearance. We love that the tongue and groove cladding is also used throughout the interior, making the shed suitable for heavier tools and even machinery. Whatever your storage needs, this windowless pent shed has it covered.