8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed – Our first impressions
This 8 x 6 apex garden shed has wide double doors that allow easy access into the building. There is plenty of room inside too, and the floor and the roof are particularly hard wearing, seeing as they are constructed from solid sheet board. The cladding outside the building is 8 mm overlap, and actively prevents rainwater from entering. The roof benefits from sand felt covering, which blocks the water as well. The wood in the building is Baltic pine. This is grown extra slowly, making it denser and more durable against rot. With a medium-sized interior that will fit the average household’s outdoor and garden equipment, further space can be added with the addition of built-in or freestanding shelving to provide an organised storage solution. With a turn lock the doors will stay firmly shut and you have the option of adding a security fitting if you so wish.
8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed: Questions you may have
Even though there are now more modern types of sheds on the market including metal and plastic sheds, the traditional wooden shed remains a popular choice for buyers. In this section we take a more detailed look at the many features that the 8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed has to offer.
Exterior: The apex shed has a sturdy timber exterior constructed from 8mm overlap cladding that gives it a traditional look and feel. Wood treatments in various colours are available as optional extras to give you shed a bit of personality.
Interior: The 8x6ft shed interior provides an excellent capacity for storage and will hold a good amount of outdoor and garden equipment. Freestanding or in built shelving may be added for further storage for smaller items such as tools. A shed tool rack is available to purchase as an optional extra, along with a shed light for visibility in the dark.
Doors: The double doors are a great feature as traditional wooden sheds only usually have a single door. When fully opened they provide a complete overview of the contents inside and are wide enough for good accessibility for larger items such as a lawnmower or bike.
Windows: There are two medium sized windows on one of the sides that allow a good amount of light into the shed. This shed can also be purchased without windows if that is your preference.
Security: Although no security fittings are included with the shed, it does come with a door fastening to keep the door firmly shut. A padlock and hasp and shed alarm security kit are available as optional extras.
8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed: How easy to build?
It is recommended that two people build the standard apex garden shed due to safety reasons and of course any job is easier with a second pair of hands to help! The shed will arrive directly to your door in a flat-packed package containing all of the timber panels, roofing, base, fixtures and fittings that you will require for assembly.
Follow the step by step instructions for a straight-forward assembly process; the easy-to-follow diagrams will keep you on track. We expect that this model could be built within a day with a basic understanding of DIY.
8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed: What is the overall quality like?
Traditional wooden sheds are still a popular choice for many for their gardens due to their natural look and ability to blend into the garden easily. Whilst plastic and metal sheds still prove to be more durable and secure overall, the wooden shed still holds its own when it comes to storing your outdoor and garden equipment securely. The apex shed carries a 10-year rot guarantee from the manufacturer so you can be assured that this was a shed built to last with high quality timber and fittings. The Baltic sourced pine is heavier than the usual timber, which of course provides the shed with an extra strength and sturdiness.
8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed: Technical Information
Size when assembled:
W = 1.91m (6ft3)
D = 2.40m (7ft11)
H = 1.98m (6ft6)
8 x 6 Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed: Our final thoughts
Looking for a traditional garden shed? The Double Door Standard Overlap Apex Garden Shed offers all the features of a traditional wooden shed along with some extra features to keep it on par with plastic and metal sheds. The price of this shed is very attractive and makes it outshine similar sized sheds on the market. When storing all of your garden and outdoor equipment in this shed you can be sure that everything will be kept dry and secure all year round.
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Prices around: £354
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