Offering you very high security in an attractive design the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Apex Security Shed is a fantastic way to make sure your treasured belongings are not only kept safe from bad weather, but also from thieves as well. This is one very good looking shed which has a very stylish design with its secure looking door and high windows to really deter anyone who may be curious about looking in your shed. The 8 x 6 storage space available is impressive, but at the same time the shed will easily fit in smaller gardens and just blend into larger ones without taking them over.
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This is a shed which has been made to keep things safe and secure and the materials which make up the shed reflect this. 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding made from high quality redwood keeps out the rain and the strong frame ensures a very robust building that can stand up against anything. The flooring of the shed is also made with tongue and groove boards as is the roof and this makes for one very solid structure that you are going to be able to make use of for a lot of years. Not many sheds can pull of good looks, high quality and immense security like this one right here does.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8.5/10
Value for money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
With a design as well crafted as this, Treetops Traditional really have made a very secure place for all of your items you want keeping safe from the weather and any thieves out there. This is a shed which is a very good size for a garden which is not too huge on space or even for a person who just does not want a shed taking up a whole lot of real estate in their garden. Despite not needing a huge area to be built in, inside the shed you still have 6 feet of width and 8 feet of depth. This is plenty of storage room for you to keep things safe and organised. As well as offering plenty of floor space the headroom is also impressive as the ridge height is over 7 feet and even the eaves height is 6 feet 1 inch.
The apex roof that Treetops Traditional have used on here really did impress us from the moment we saw it. This is a great style of roof for ensuring the rain stays out and does not sit on the roof. The mineral felt covers 12 mm tongue and groove boarding which is very strong so you never have to worry about it sagging even if there is a lot of snow sitting on top of it.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The whole shed has been designed to make you feel confident about storing your items inside of here. This starts with the 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding which looks very sturdy and tough. The cladding has no little spaces for rain to get inside and even for a person to be able to peer inside and see what you have. This is some of the most well made and secure cladding that we have seen. The redwood that the cladding is made from as well as being strong has a very pleasant look to it and when you rub your hand along it, it feels very smooth.
As this is a shed which is all about offering you security it goes without saying that there needs to be one very tough frame keeping it all together. Well that is exactly what Treetops Traditional have used. The frame has rounded edges which look fantastic, but the 44 mm x 27 mm dimensions of the frame make it very robust and will see it standing strong for lots of years. The sturdiness that the frame provides the shed with also makes it ideal for families with kids who love to play in the garden as the shed will be able to take quite a bit of abuse such as kids running into it and kicking a football off it.
The flooring really does help add to the overall high quality feel of the shed as it is 12 mm tongue and groove boarding just like what is in the roof. We were very surprised at how solid the floor felt the first time we stepped on it and we have no concerns at all about this floor being able to take a whole lot of weight.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The 8′ x 6′ Traditional Apex Security Shed will be given a free basecoat treatment before it is delivered, but this treatment is only intended to protect the shed in the short term. You will need to give it another coat of wood treatment within the first few weeks of the sheds life. A yearly coating of treatment is required to protect the wood from any kind of rot.
The one year guarantee that Treetops Traditional give you is more than fair and will cover you in the rare occurrence that there is some kind of issue with the materials.
Doors And Windows
We think that the door offers you plenty of room to get not only yourself in and out of the shed, but also all of your belongings you need to store. At 5 feet 9 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide, the door is more than big enough to get most things in without you having to twist and turn them to much. We have to applaud Treetops Traditional for their selection of door hinges as they have gone with very high quality ones to ensure the door stays put and does not sag which cheaper hinges tend to do.
The windows on this shed are quite an impressive feature as they are first of all made from proper glass and look amazing, but they are small windows which have craftily been placed high on one side of the shed. The reason for this is that they will allow natural light into the shed, but they will make it very hard for people to look inside them. During construction of the shed, you can decide what side you want the windows on.
Security And Privacy
Security is actually in the name of this shed and Treetops Traditional are not joking around. This is one very secure structure and thanks to the padlock protector which is on the door handle, you really can lock this up very securely and have no worries about people being able to easily get inside.
This is one of the most private sheds that we have seen. We always like a shed to have some windows and thanks to these ones not being huge and also being high up it does give you far more privacy than you would get on a regular shed.
Customisation Options And Extras
This is a very easy shed to customise as these days you can get wood treatment in pretty much any colour you could want so you can really make it fit with the rest of your garden or just give it a really wild and crazy colour so it really stands out.
While this is one very secure shed and we love the padlock protector that it has, for some reason there is no included padlock so that is something you are going to have to buy. For £34.99 there is a set of floor bearers which will be ideal if you are installing the shed on a not too sturdy surface.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Treetops Traditional have made a very high quality shed here, using very impressive materials and they have done it without a huge price tag.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
This is a shed which has been clearly designed to last a long time. We feel that as long as you do look after it and treat it like you are supposed to that the shed will be part of your garden for many years.
It may not seem like a huge amount of storage space, but 8 x 6 is average these days and with some smart planning, you will be able to fit a whole lot of things inside here.
Ease of installation8.5/10
We do not think that this is going to cause you any problems when building it. You will need someone to help you and it will take around 3-5 hours at the most.
Value for money8.5/10
If security is your main reason for wanting a shed then this is one of the best you can get. The price is very reasonable for what the shed is offering and we honestly do feel that it is offering good value for money and that actually it is low priced considering the high quality.
Final Thoughts: We have seen many sheds that are built around offering a lot of security. Most of the time they are rather pricey, but the 8' x 6' Traditional Apex Security Shed manages to offer you plenty of security and storage space, but without costing you a fortune. No matter if it is for bikes, a mower or something else you want securely locked up we are sure you will be very happy with what this shed provides. While the security the shed provides is amazing, let’s not look past the fact that this is actually a very attractive shed and it will look great standing in your garden.