6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant – Our first impressions
This Sustainable Code Compliant shed has a quaint, traditional appearance. The three windows help to provide a great amount of light and also add to its visual appeal. The apex roof and tall eaves also help to create a larger internal storage space. For such a low price we were surprised by the impressive quality and features that come with this shed.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Features
While it may be small, this shed offers numerous great features including:
Sustainable Code compliant – The shed has been built to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Homes Code. This is essential if you are a property developer and also beneficial if you prefer to invest in environmentally friendly products.
Standard Rim lock – A standard rim lock is included and there is also the opportunity to upgrade to either a BSI Rim lock or a hasp and staple lock.
Styrene glazed windows – The windows of the shed come with styrene glazing which benefit from a shatterproof design.
10 year anti-rot guarantee – Providing peace of mind, the shed comes with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee.
Sand felt roof – Protects the roof from damp and rot. The heavy duty material should last for many years.
Solid sheet floor and roof – Solid sheet materials come with the shed to ensure the floor and roof are provided with extra stability.
Tongue and groove cladding – Provides a high quality, strong finish. Found on high-end sheds, this type of cladding provides a much tougher built than overlap cladding. It also provides excellent water-resistance and protection against daily wear and tear.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Specifications
To see whether this shed is a good fit for your garden, it is important to take note of the following specifications:
- Width – 3’9
- Roof Height – 6’3
- Eaves Height – 5’2
- Depth – 5’8
- Door height – 5’5
- Door width – 2’5
- Imperial size – 6×4
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Safety
This shed comes with a standard Rim lock, helping to ensure only you have access to what’s inside. It has been made with quality in mind, helping to provide a strong, safe structure. The windows have been styrene glazed to produce a shatterproof finish; great for those who have to worry about young children.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Ease of Assembly
Assembly should only be attempted by two people due to the weight and size of the boards. It might not be a large shed, but it still requires a good amount of physical labour to put up. Apart from the hard labour, the panels are actually really easy to fit together and everything you need is included. The way the boards lock together is very similar to when you install a laminate floor.
The instructions are easy to get to grips with and you shouldn’t encounter any problems during construction.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Extras
A number of extras are available including:
- Lock upgrade to Hasp and Staple or BSI Rim lock
- 49mm weatherproof padlock with staple and hasp included
- Superior duty felt
With the superior duty felt you can also choose between olive green and charcoal.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Pros and cons
The shed has a safe, durable and solid construction that should last for many years to come. We really like the windowless design as it acts as a great deterrent against thieves. The tongue and groove cladding is also a good security feature as the thick boards make the shed harder to break into. If you are planning on storing valuable items we highly recommend this type of cladding.
However, as great as it is, there are a couple of disadvantages to this type of cladding. Firstly it is going to be more expensive than other types. Then there’s the fact it isn’t as effective at getting rid of rainwater as shiplap cladding. Another disadvantage is that it isn’t painted. This can be rectified by treating the shed with a high quality preservative and then painting over it. Or you could simply use a colour tinted preservative.
One thing we were disappointed with was the 8mm solid sheet material for the roof. It does have a very flimsy look and feel. So it doesn’t really provide much in the way of support. It does help, but for peace of mind you may want to use additional accessories as support. The solid sheet material for the floor is slightly thicker at 10mm, though again you may want to consider upgrading it for maximum strength and durability.
6 x 4 Tongue & Groove OSB Sustainable Code Compliant: Conclusion
We recommend this shed if you’re looking for a basic storage space that meets the Sustainability Code requirements. We really love its strength and durability. It is also one of the safest sheds on the market, though we recommend storing any valuables out of sight of the window.
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