Keep your gardening gear, expensive tools and even the kids bikes, toys and any other outdoor toys they love to leave on the lawn safe and sound inside the 7′ x 5′ Traditional Apex Security Shed. Just because security is what this shed is all about does not mean it is not one great looking shed. It has a very modern style that lets people know it is a strong structure, but it will also fit in any style of garden and look fantastic while it does. The compact design means that it will allow you to store plenty of things inside and it is not going to need a whole lot of space in order to be installed.
Robust is the best word that describes this shed and that is because it is made with such incredible materials such as 12 mm tongue and groove boards for both the roof and the floor. The walls are tongue and groove shiplap cladding and they are kept up with one of the most impressive and durable frames out there. Those incredible horticultural glass windows let light into the shed, but they are placed high so it is not easy to peek into them and see what is inside. This shed was designed with two things in mind and those are high quality and high security.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8.5/10
Value for money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Anything that you want to keep protected from the elements or even from any people who have sticky fingers in your town will be safe and sound inside the 7′ x 5′ Traditional Apex Security Shed. We have really liked this line of security centred sheds that Treetops Traditional have released and this one here is for you people who want a secure storage space, but lack a huge garden to have a giant of a shed installed. The shed is a little under 5 feet deep and 7 feet in its width which we know does not sound huge, but this kind of space can be more than enough as long as you store your items carefully and make use of things like shelving. This is a shed that has lots of headroom with the ridge height being, 7 feet 8 inches and the eaves 6 feet 1 inches. This is actually a couple of inches higher than you normally would get on a shed of this size.
The material used for the apex roof is tongue and groove boarding which is 12 mm thick and that we must tell you is just fantastic. At this kind of price point we thought for sure there would be cheaper boards used for the roofing, but Treetops Traditional really stepped up their game with this roof and it helps add to the overall security of the shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Any shed that has security actually in its name must have a set of strong, sturdy walls that have a look which will make a thief think twice about seeing what you have inside. Well that is exactly what this 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding does and we must have gave it a little tap about ten times as we could not believe how strong it felt. This cladding as well as feeling secure and looking the part is actually some of the best cladding when it comes to keeping things inside safe from the rain.
We just told you how great and secure the cladding was, but the cladding does have some very impressive back up in the form of the frame that is keeping this whole shed together. With its rounded edges this 44 mm x 27 mm frame is going to do an incredible job at keeping your shed robust for lots of years.
In keeping with the secure theme of the rest of the shed, Treetops Traditional have gone for 12 mm thick tongue and groove boarding for the floor. This will enable you to store many heavy items inside the shed without the floor starting to sag. Also while a good looking floor is not high on the list of what makes a good and reliable shed, we do really think the look of the floorboards goes very well with the rest of the shed from a design point of view.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
When the shed is delivered to you the wood will have been given a free base coat treatment. Please make sure you then treat the shed yourself shortly after and then once per year as this way the wood will stay rot free.
The 7′ x 5′ Traditional Apex Security Shed does come with a one year warranty which will cover you in the rare case a part of the shed does have some kind of issue.
Doors And Windows
Getting in and out of the shed with your items is not going to cause you any headaches as the door is 2 feet 6 inches wide and a little under 6 feet high. One of the things that makes the door look very solid is the three hinges. Actually we would say that these hinges are one of the things that stand out most on the front of the shed and we feel they will make a thief think twice as they do make the door look incredibly solid.
The small windows on this shed are very unique and apart from the other sheds in this line we are having a hard time thinking of another shed that uses windows like this. Their small size and high placement allows them to let light into the shed, but they are out of the way enough where no one would want to bother trying to look into them. The windows are very high quality as they are made from incredibly strong horticultural glass. All of the windows will be on one side of the shed, but what side they are on is up to you.
Security And Privacy
Security really is what this shed is all about and it does offer you plenty of security. We feel this shed would be perfect to store expensive things like bikes, mowers and other electrical gardening equipment. The shed has a door handle which has a padlock protector to give you that extra security you need to really feel confident that your belongings are safe.
We have not come across too many other sheds with windows that offer as much privacy as this one does. Those windows do not allow for a person to walk by and easily glance in too see what you have stored inside.
Customisation Options And Extras
Make your shed blend into your garden even more by painting it a different colour. You need to treat the shed shortly after construction anyway so you can use a coloured wood treatment which will protect the wood and also give it a different look.
As far as extras with the shed go, you will have to buy a padlock as the shed does not come with one. But there are also another couple extras available for you to think about. First up we have wooden floor bearers which are £24.99. These will help strengthen the floor and be great if you have any worries about the ground where you are installing the structure. Also they offer an installation service where for, £89.99, you will not have to worry about building the shed as they will.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
All the wood is made with high quality redwood and this sets the tone for a shed that really is just top quality in every regard.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
We love how this shed could easily last you for 20 or more years. Of course in order to get all these years out of the shed, you must remember to treat the wood.
This is at the small end of sheds in this line, but to be fair that is reflected in the price. If you plan well enough and do put some shelving in there then the space you have to use will make you very happy.
Ease of installation8.5/10
We could score this as a 10 if you plan on taking advantage of their installation service, but if you and a friend are taking this on yourselves then you can expect to have this built in around 4 hours as long as you follow the instructions and do not take too many snack breaks.
Value for money8/10
There are certainly larger sheds out there, but if you want a secure place that does not take up a whole lot of room then this shed would be a great purchase for you.
Final Thoughts: You will be very happy to keep anything you hold dear or that cost a lot of money inside the 7' x 5' Traditional Apex Security Shed because of its very secure design. The shed we feel is available at a very fair price for the level of security and even the storage space that it is offering. While the shed is a very secure structure, we must take the time to tell you that we really do love the design of the shed and think it looks fantastic from an aesthetic point of view. This is not a huge shed, but it does what it does very well and for a garden that is lacking in space we think this is something that would be idea.