Shed Type And Roof Size
The 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed is one of the more high end somewhat compact sized sheds we have seen. Before we tell you how high quality it is though, we must say we just love the style of it. This is a corner shed and it has a really smart design. It almost looks like something from a Tim Burton movie. We think this design certainly makes it stand out from the other sheds. The shed is right around 6 feet 8 inches in both the depth and the width, so it will require a little clever planning on your part to get the most out of this. One thing this shed does have to make it have more storage space is the height. Even at the lowest point this shed is 6 feet 6 inches high. Then at the highest point it is 6 feet 8 inches, so you can actually stack things up pretty high in here.
The roof has a very interesting design. We guess you would have to class it as a pent roof, but it is actually more of a pent and apex roof hybrid. We think this is a very interesting style and feel that it is going to do a good job in keeping the rain from sitting on top. The roof does not just have a smart style, it is also very well made. It is made with tongue and groove boards that are an impressive 12 mm thick.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We really like the style of the shed and actually feel that the 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed has some of the smoothest and classic looking cladding we have seen in quite some time. The cladding is 12 mm thick and very, very strong. This kind of cladding is the best when it comes to making sure that there is no way for rain to get inside.
Right behind that cladding is a 34 mm x 34 mm frame that is made with very strong wood and is really going to ensure this shed is very robust. This is going to be one of the most solid sheds of this size and that is because of the frame and the 12 mm thick cladding attached to it.
The roof, cladding and frame are high quality and the floor continues that trend. The floor is made with that same 12 mm thick boarding as the roof. This is the perfect kind of flooring for a shed like this as it is very good at taking weightier items. So if you have a heavy mower, heavy power tools or even a heavy safe full of gold, this floor is going to be able to take the strain.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
That cladding, which we love the look of, is also pressure treated. This means that the 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed once it has been installed requires no treatment. You do not have to worry about rot or decay spoiling the look of this shed. This is a real time saver as well as the pressure treatment process means that the shed is good for its whole life. You do not have to treat it on an annual basis like you do with a cheaper shed.
15 years is the length of the warranty that comes with this shed. We feel this is a generous guarantee and as it is pressure treated, we are sure you will never have to call it. However, it is nice to have it as a safety net just in case.
Doors And Windows
As you would expect in a shed of this size, there is a single door on here, but as this is a corner shed it means they were able to be a bit more creative with the door. Rather than just use a standard door, they have gone for a slightly oversized single door which is 2 feet 11 inches wide and 5 feet 11 inches high. As well as being a good size, the door is every bit as well made as the rest of the shed. It has double z framing and some high end hinges to really make sure the door is solid.
One of the most surprising things about the 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed is that despite its rather compact size, it has two windows. Not just two basic windows, but two windows that can actually open. This will let in a lot of fresh air and we also feel that from a design point of view they look great. It is actually quite unusual for a shed of this size to have windows as high quality as this.
Security And Privacy
This is one of the more secure sheds that we have seen. First of all the overall design of the shed is very solid, but the door actually comes with a full on rim lock. So once you have finished doing what you are doing, you can securely lock your shed and keep your items safe. Having an actual lock on the door is something we always want to see, but not too many sheds actually do. So we give them a huge Fonzie double thumbs up for it.
With windows on both sides of the shed, the 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed is not one of the more private sheds we have seen, but as the shed is extra secure we are willing to overlook this. However, if you cannot overlook this then we feel that some classy curtains or even some blinds would give you privacy and also give those windows a little more personality.
Customisation Options And Extras
There are not actually any customisation options with this shed. This is something that we do not actually have any problems with as we feel the shed looks fantastic as it is. Some people may want to paint the shed, but we would advise against this. Or at the very least tell you to make sure you check the paint you are thinking about using is suitable for this kind of wood.
The main extra that they are offering with this shed is their installation service. At £103, the installation service takes the shed to over a thousand pounds, so we find that kind of hard to swallow. They also have a few shelving options for you if you want to make sure the things you store in the shed are kept nice and tidy.
No rolling your eyes at the ten we have given this! Honestly, we could not score this any lower. They have really made sure that this is top quality from the bottom all the way to the top.
Longevity Of Materials
We have no concerns about the longevity of this shed. It is made so well and done so with such high quality materials that the shed is going to give you a lifetime of use.
This is right around what we consider a compact sized shed, but we do feel that the extra height does wonders to help with this.
Ease Of Installation
With the help of a friend, you should not have too much trouble with this. We would estimate that even those who are just moderately skilled at DIY will have this done in 4 – 6 hours.
The price is the main sticking point on this shed. We do not feel that it is overpriced, but there is no denying that just under a grand for a 7 x 7 shed is a lot of money. But if you want the best, you have to pay for it.
There are very few sheds that can make the whole WhatShed office say wow, but the 6’8 x 6’8 Ultimate Heavy Duty Corner Wooden Shed is one of them. This is one of the most high end, smaller sized sheds on the market right now. We honestly cannot think of a negative thing to say about the overall quality of this shed. This really is very high end and we are incredibly impressed. The only thing we will say is that the price is very high, but at the same time the price has to be what it is because of the materials used. If you want the very best, but do not have the largest garden, then this is a shed that deserves some serious attention.
Prices around: £1199
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