8′ x 6′ Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Shiplap Wooden Shed

Prices Around: £499.99
Size: 8’ X 6’
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Part of Shed Store’s Shed-Plus range, this heavy duty shed has an incredibly durable design. Pressure treated at the factory, the shed comes with an exceptional 15 year warranty against rot. What’s even more impressive however, is the fact it will never need to be treated. This is what sets it apart from competitor sheds and also contributes to the higher cost compared to other similar size sheds.

Installation is also included with this shed so you don’t have to worry about how easy it will be to install. You simply order, wait for it to be delivered and assembled and then all you have to concern yourself with is what you are going to store.

The walls of the shed have been created with 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove cladding. Along with the apex roof, this offers outstanding weather resistance. A very wide strongly braced door is added to give extremely spacious access into the shed, whilst a stainless steel pad bolt ensures the door remains closed when needed.

There is one fixed Perspex window included on the side of the shed, allowing light to enter the interior. You will need to add a padlock if you want to properly secure the building, but these are inexpensive and easy to find.

All in all this is a very high quality storage shed that is guaranteed to last a very long time.

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What we rate

  • Pressure treated for zero maintenance
  • 15 year anti rot guarantee
  • Apex roof
  • Strong braced door
  • Installation included

What we slate

  • Though OSB flooring provides a reliable, affordable floor for the shed, it might not be strong enough to hold machinery or heavy equipment. However, there are affordable ways to improve its strength and stability such as adding your own bracing.
How We Rate It
Quality 10/10
100% Complete
Longevity of Materials 10/10
100% Complete
Storage Space 8/10
80% Complete
Ease of Installation 10/10
100% Complete
Value for Money 10/10
100% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Building Type and Measurements

  • 8' x 6' Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Shiplap Wooden Shed Single Door OpenRidge height – 7’1”
  • Eaves height – 5’8”
  • Door height – 5’7”
  • Door width – 2’6”
  • Depth at base – 8’0”
  • Width at base – 6’0”

This is an exceptional quality, security focused wooden storage shed. The most popular sized shed available, this model comes with larger than average measurements. The ridge height is taller than most, ensuring you have an exceptional amount of head room inside the building. The door is also a little taller than average and a lot wider than most. So getting in and out with large, bulky machinery and equipment is easier than ever.

Roof and Floor

8' x 6' Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Shiplap Wooden Shed WindowAt this price range you might expect to find a tongue and groove interior, but both the roof and floor are made from OSB materials. This is a lot like chipboard and though it does offer a good amount of stability, it isn’t made for holding heavy items. The higher cost of this shed is due to the pressure treatment and substantial longevity. The good news however, is that it won’t cost much to upgrade the floor. You could add bracing or even place an extra solid wooden sheet over the existing floor. Both of these options will improve its strength.

The roof has an apex style, offering plenty of interior height, as well as draining rainwater quickly off the building. It is covered in a good but simple felt, extending its longevity. You could choose to upgrade the felt, though this isn’t something offered by the manufacturer. We’d recommend searching online for a fibreglass felt as this type doesn’t perish over time and will better match the overall durability of the cladding.

Cladding, Frame and Treatment Requirements

8' x 6' Shed-Plus Heavy Duty Shiplap Wooden Shed Internal ViewShiplap tongue and groove walls create a strong, interlocking design that is both water and wind resistant. It’s the highest quality cladding used on wooden sheds and boasts an incredibly attractive, as well as durable, design. Each panel is defined thanks to small indented grooves between them. These aren’t there to simply look good however. They play an important part in ensuring the building is resistant to the elements. Quickly diverting rainwater off the walls and onto the floor, Shiplap clad sheds offer a lot more weather protection than overlap. It also isn’t as likely to warp over time so you won’t have to worry about discolouration for example.

One thing that does set the interior apart from similar sheds is the framing. It incorporates 38mm x 25mm framing, rather than the standard 28mm x 28mm variety. This gives it a stronger, more stable and rigid design.

The biggest advantage of this shed however is the fact it doesn’t require any treatments. This is an incredible benefit as the majority of wooden sheds require treatments at least every other year when using a spirit based preservative. The pressure treatment used on the timber before it is shipped protects it for a minimum of 15 years. So if low maintenance is what you’re looking for, this is definitely a shed you will want to consider.

Doors and Windows

It isn’t just the exterior walls that add exceptional quality to the shed. The door is fully braced and ledged for a strong, stable design. It isn’t going to sag or wear down through daily use. It is also fitted with a stainless steel pad bolt. This might not lock the door, but it does allow you to add your own padlock to make it inaccessible to thieves. It is a single door design, though it is a lot wider than the average shed door. So whatever you need to store, you should easily be able to get large tools and equipment into the shed with ease.

A single Perspex window is added to the side of the shed and it comes with a fixed design. This means although you won’t be able to ventilate the shed, it is more secure than an opening window.

Security and Privacy

Though not much initial security is added to the shed, there is the potential to make it incredibly secure and private. For example, the stainless steel pad bolt is stronger than a lot of pad bolts found on similar competitor sheds. It provides a secure place to attach a high quality padlock. As there is only one window the privacy of the building isn’t compromised too much. However, it is possible to use some kind of window covering such as curtains, if you need more privacy.

Customisation Options and Extras

The manufacturer doesn’t provide any extras or customisation options with this shed. However, we would highly recommend you search for a good quality padlock. The pad bolt that has been included on the door is stronger than most, but it won’t keep the building locked. So for security purposes you will need a good quality padlock to keep your storage safe.

One way to customise the building is to add a little colour. Usually coloured water based treatments can be used to alter the look of a shed, but as this one doesn’t need treatments we’d recommend using a specialised wood paint. The manufacturer doesn’t stock these on their site but you can easily find them online or in your nearest DIY and garden store.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 10/10
100% Complete
This is an extremely high quality shed that is built to last. We particularly love that a lot of attention has been given to the door, offering a very high quality braced and ledged design.
Longevity of Materials 10/10
100% Complete
You won’t find a longer lasting shed anywhere else. As it doesn’t require treatments, the fact it comes with a 15 year anti rot guarantee is incredible.
Storage Space 8/10
80% Complete
This is the most common shed size available due to the fact it offers a spacious interior but doesn’t take up too much space in the garden. Unlike overlap sheds, you also have the option to add shelving to increase its storage potential.
Ease of Installation 10/10
100% Complete
You don’t have to worry about installation as it is included in the cost. So if DIY isn’t one of your strong points, you’ll appreciate the fact you don’t have to worry about putting this shed together yourself.
Value for Money 10/10
100% Complete
This shed offers staggering value for money. From its super quality design to the fact it requires no annual maintenance; the long term cost savings you are making are incredible.
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: Looking for a shed that is easy to install, doesn’t require any maintenance and that will keep your storage fully secure for years to come? This Shed-Plus heavy duty shed is a fantastic choice. Backed by a 15 year warranty, the timber has been pressure treated, eliminating the need for any future treatments. There is a fixed Perspex window added to the side of the shed, whilst an extra-wide door gives you easy and quick access into the building. Made from 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove, the shed has an attractive, smooth appearance that will complement any garden. Its impressive list of features gives this shed extraordinary value for money.

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