The 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is a nice sized structure that really could be used for any purpose. It would serve you well as a place to store things like a garden mower and tools, but because of the large size, the shed would also make for a very spacious workshop where you could have fun on all kinds of projects. Part of what make spending time in the shed so pleasant is the high roof. You will be able to move around inside the shed comfortably and even be able to install shelves that go high up thanks to the generous height of the shed. The look of the shed is very modern so it is going to go very no matter what style your garden is.
While the shed is very fairly priced it is still made with some top quality materials. The cladding is very well designed 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding. Tongue and groove boards are used for the roof and the floor is very strong thanks to being made with high quality boards and also because of the pressure treated floor joists. A well designed double door makes getting things in and out easy and the doors even have a proper lock so that you can feel safe storing more expensive items inside the 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
The 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is a wonderful, large sized shed from Shed-Plus that is going to be ideal for those of you looking for a shed that is a larger size so it offers you a whole lot of space to store things in order to keep them safe and organised. The generous size of the shed also makes this a great place to use as a workshop. The depth of the of the shed is 10 feet and the width is 8 feet along with this the ridge height of the shed is a very impressive 7 feet 7 inches and the eaves height is 5 feet 6 inches. As you can see there is a whole lot of room to make use of inside here. Even from the pictures you can see that this is a very spacious shed.
That striking apex roof is the reason you have so much headroom inside of this shed. But the apex roof is also going to protect anything you have inside from the bad weather. This is one fantastic roof that is covered with great looking, green mineral felt which is over some strong, 10 mm tongue and groove boards which can take a lot of weight so even a good few inches of snow will not be an issue.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
This shed has some very strong cladding which is made from European softwood. Shed-Plus have used 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding for the walls and we are very pleased with how this has turned out. This cladding is very well designed so that it slots together and provides no space for water to make its way into the shed. It really is some of the best cladding out there when it comes to protection from the weather, but it also looks very nice as well.
The frame inside that is holding the shed together is very impressive and something we think is going to be one of the main reasons this shed is going to last you lots of years. Like the rest the shed the frame is made from, European softwood and is a very good size at 45 mm x 28 mm.
The flooring of the shed is strong and is made up with square edge, solid sheet boarding which is a respectable 10 mm thick. The floor is sitting on top of some pressure treated floor joists which do make the flooring strong, but at the same we think that it would have been great if they had used those same tongue and groove boards which make up the roof.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The wood will be dip treated for free before it is delivered to you, but once built it will require a coating of wood treatment to ensure that the wood is protected. This is something you are going to need to do once a year in order to keep the wood rot free and looking amazing.
Offering you a ten year anti rot guarantee is very generous and it just shows how confident Shed-Plus are in the design and materials used in making this shed.
Doors And Windows
One of the first things we are sure catches you eye when you look at the pictures of the 10’1 x 8’1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is those large double doors. 2 feet 5 inches is the width of the door and this is perfect for getting large things in the shed. So if you are using this as a workshop of some kind, getting your tools and equipment in is going to be easy. The height is a very impressive 6 feet which is actually a couple inches higher than what most shed doors offer.
Four large fixed windows are on one side of the shed to let natural light inside. We are impressed with these windows as they are made from 1.5 mm thick anti shatter styrene. This type of material may not be as great as glass, but we do like how it keeps costs down and also how if you have kids there is no danger of them smashing the glass.
Security And Privacy
Shed-Plus have put one very secure and robust door on this shed. To start with the door is kept in place with very strong hinges, but to keep the door closed it has 2 button catches and a proper lock which will let you lock all your items away safely. The whole shed actually because of the materials is one very secure building and we are sure you will feel very confident storing your belongings in here.
While there are four fixed windows on the shed, you can still keep things private easily and rather cheaply by adding some blinds or curtains. As these are not opening windows, installing blinds or curtains is no hassle at all and will make the shed much more private for you.
Customisation Options And Extras
We feel that this is a shed which does already have one very appealing look so there is not really anything we would want to do to change the appearance too much. But as you are required to give this a coating of wood treatment anyway, why not use a wood treatment which is coloured to give the shed a little bit more style?
With the shed including an actually lock there really is not anything extra that you will need to buy. You could always add an extra pad bolt and padlock if you would like, but it is not something which is really necessary. You get all you need with the shed as standard and even delivery is free so apart from a tub of wood treatment there is nothing else you have to pay for.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
That cladding really is amazing and as a matter of fact the whole shed is very high quality.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
We know that hearing the term ‘annual treatment’ may sound like this shed is going to be a bit of a hassle, but this small amount of effort will make the shed last you for lots of years as the wood will stay rot free and the materials are selected because they will last for a long time.
This is a very good sized shed that will give you lots of room to make use of, but at the same time it is not the largest shed in the world so most gardens are going to be able to handle this.
Ease of installation8/10
With the help of a friend, you will have this built in about 2-4 hours. Just follow the instructions, look at the pictures and you will not have any issues.
Value for money8.5/10
The large size and high quality materials which have been used make this a shed which we feel is very good value for money.
Final Thoughts: The 10'1 x 8'1 Shed-Plus Shiplap Workshop Shed is a very well designed shed that uses some excellent materials that are going to last you for many years as long as you take proper care of them. The size of the shed we feel is just perfect and offers more than enough room for storage or for use as a workshop. The size though is not so large that the shed takes over your whole garden. In all this is a shed which we are impressed with and because of the very generous price it is a shed which we feel would make for a great purchase no matter if you are in the market for a workshop or even just a space to keep a whole lot of items.