Shed Type And Roof Size
This is a fantastic looking shed that gives you a nice amount of storage space, but its compact designed means that this would be ideal for gardens that are not too large and even gardens that already have a shed, but need another for that extra storage. The 8′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Apex Shed is offering you 8 feet of depth and 6 feet of width. This kind of space may not be the largest, but as long as you plan your layout well and make use of every area of the shed then you are going to be very impressed with the amount of things this can handle. The height is very impressive as the very tip of the ridge is 7 feet 4 inches high and the eaves are right around 6 feet high, making this a structure which will see you be able to move around inside easily and not have to hunch over the whole time.
Going for an apex roof was a very smart move by Treetops Traditional. It first of all gives you that fantastic headroom inside, but from a protection point of view it really is amazing. This roof will easily stand up to the rain and not allow it inside. This is achieved thanks to the 12 mm tongue and groove boards which are covered with heavy duty felt.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
For the walls, we have 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding. This first of all as you can clearly see from the pictures, looks great. It has such a classic and proper shed look to it that we are sure this is going to fit in well in your garden. The main benefit of cladding like this is that it offers no little gaps for water to get into the shed and ruin your belongings.
This is designed to be a heavy duty shed and what makes this shed so robust is the incredible frame that, Treetops Traditional have used. This is made from high quality redwood, which actually all the wood used in this shed is. The frame is a very solid size at, 44 mm x 44 mm and interestingly, Treetops Traditional have used rounded edges to give that little bit extra toughness and also a pleasant look.
Tongue and groove boards are used for the flooring and these are 12 mm just like roof boards. We really do like it when a company uses high quality boards for the floor as it does give you more confidence when it comes to storing heavy items and also for walking around inside the shed.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Before delivery all the wood will be given a free basecoat treatment which will ensure that the wood is well protected during the early days of the sheds life. But please note this is not a long term kind of protection and you will want to give it a coating with wood treatment soon after construction. Yearly treatment is required in order to ensure the wood stays rot and decay free.
The one year guarantee will protect you in the rare occurrence that something does go wrong with the materials.
Doors And Windows
A single, 2 feet 6 inch wide and 6 feet 2 inch high door is included with the shed as standard. For a structure of this size, this type of door is ideal. The door has a proper door knob and an actual lock as well. Treetops Traditional do offer a couple of options when it comes to the door. In the pictures you can see the large double doors and this is available at an extra cost of £53.99. Also if you prefer, you can arrange for the door to be a stable style door, just request this when you order.
The windows are one of the first things that you notice about the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Heavy Apex Shed. There are three horticultural glass windows which can be placed either side of the shed when you construct it. Two of the windows are fixed and one opens, but for an extra, £31.99, you can make another window one which opens.
Security And Privacy
We feel that because of the design and the materials used that this is a very secure shed. It does come with a lock and key which is something we always like to see. Adding an extra pad bolt and padlock would not be an issue and also give you that little bit extra security.
Despite having three windows, we do not think this is a shed which lacks privacy. You can decide what side of the shed the windows go on so you can have them facing away from where people would be able to look inside them. Also if you want, adding a set of blinds or curtains is not going to be a difficult thing to do. If you really want to make this a structure which is totally private then you can request there to be no windows on the shed at all.
Customisation Options And Extras
We suggest if you do want to customise the shed that you kill two birds with one stone and use a coloured wood treatment. This way you can give it a colour which you like and also make sure the wood is going to be well protected. And if after a few months, you decide you are not keen on the colour then you need to treat it again 12 months later anyway, so you can change it again.
We already mentioned how Treetops Traditional have extras available for the door and windows, but they do have a few other things that you might want to consider. They first of all have a set of wooden floor bearers that cost, £34.99. An installation service is also available for £99.99 where they will build the shed as well as delivering it.
In every way this is a high quality shed and considering the price, we are actually surprised that Treetops Traditional were able to make this as high quality as they have.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
Of course to get the best out of this shed, you are going to need to take proper care of it, but for this small amount of effort, you will find the shed will last you many years.
This is one of the smaller sheds from Treetops Traditional, but for a more compact style of garden we think it is the ideal amount of storage space.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
We do not see you having any problems putting this shed together and it should take you no more than 2-4 hours. If DIY is not your thing then you may want to look into their installation service.
The high quality materials used and the great design to make this a compact sized shed which we feel does offer good value for money.
Final Thoughts: True the 8' x 6' Traditional Heavy Apex Shed is not the largest shed on the market, but it is still something we are very pleased with. This is a structure which has clearly been designed for people who do not have a huge amount of room in their garden. We do feel that those few extra inches in height that this has will help with storage and if you place things carefully then this amount of space is just fine. The look of this is something we really do like and are sure will be a design that will never go out of style. We see this as an ideal shed for those of you with a smaller garden and who want a high quality, heavy duty shed that is going to last a couple of decades.
Prices around: £789.99
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