Not many sheds make as strong a first impression as the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable does. With those large windows that make up one side of the shed, gardeners are going to just love this as their plants and food are going to be exposed to lots of sunlight, but without getting ruined by the British weather. The gorgeous stable style door allows easy access to the shed and it is large enough that getting big bags and large items inside is not going to cause you any problems. The whole shed just has a charm that really does set it apart from all the rest.
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This is very high quality and it is certainly not trying to get by on just its looks. This shed has been built to last and with the walls being made of tongue and groove shiplap cladding and a very strong frame behind them, you will have no concerns about the robustness of this shed. Treetops Traditional know that you will be keeping a lot of things inside here so that is why they have made sure that the roof will not let any water in at all. Also the floor is so strong that you are going to be able to keep many heavy things inside here.
What we rate
Has generous windows that let in lots of sunlight
The design is incredible
Made with very high quality materials
Floor and roof is made with tongue and groove boards
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8/10
Value for money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
For those of you who really enjoy looking after plants or maybe even try your luck at growing your own tomatoes or some other kind of vegetables, the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable will be a dream come true. As you can tell from the pictures this is one drop dead gorgeous shed that has a lot of charm and also a decent amount of space to make use of as well. At 8 feet wide and 6 feet deep there is plenty of room to store your tools and gardening items. What sets this apart from the other sheds out there though is the extra section where you can place your plants or whatever so that they get plenty of sun, we really like this as it is practical and it looks awesome. The eaves height of this shed is a few inches higher than the average shed at right around 6 feet and the ridge height is around 6 feet 8 inches, giving you plenty of room to walk around comfortably.
The roof on this shed is great, it is made with 12 mm tongue and groove boards and is then covered in what we consider to be very high quality roofing felt. Now, Treetops Traditional do have this listed as an apex roof, but to us this is more in line with a pent roof, honestly it does not matter as this roof, no matter what you class it as is going to keep the rain out and also not allow it to sit on top of the shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
This is one very smooth looking shed and that is because of the tongue and groove shiplap cladding that has been used. This is not just easy on the eyes, it is also very strong as it is a very impressive 12 mm thick. This is going to protect the plants, tools and other things you decide to keep in here very well.
With this having such a radically different design from the rest of their sheds, we were a little unsure of what kind of frame, Treetops Traditional would use. Thankfully they have used their standard, round edged, 44 mm x 27 mm frame that we love in all their other sheds. This frame is one of the most robust on the market right now and it is going to keep this shed firm for many years. If you are growing things inside here then you will want them to be well protected, and this frame is certainly going to make sure they are well looked after
The flooring has been very well done in that Treetops Traditional have gone with 12 mm tongue and groove boards because of how much weight they can take and also because they do have a very nice look to them as well. A shed like this is potentially going to see many heavy items like bags of plant food, fertilizer and other such things. So it is great that Treetops Traditional have made the floor with taking a lot of weight in mind.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
All of the redwood that is in this shed will be given a free dip treatment before it is sent to you. This will look after the wood in the short term, but you will want to coat it within a couple of weeks at the most, with wood treatment. As this is such a fantastic shed to really look after that wood, you will need to treat it once a year also.
Treetops Traditional give you a one year warranty with this shed which will keep you covered in the off chance there is some kind of issues with the materials or with rot.
Doors And Windows
We really do like how on the 8′ x 6′ Traditional Potting Shed 6′ Gable, Treetops Traditional have gone the extra mile and used a stable style door as standard. It really does help make this shed stand out from the rest. The door is a very good size to allow you to haul in those heavy bags of plant food, fertilizer and whatever else you may need. As you can see from the pictures, each section of the door is held in place with two strong hinges to prevent sagging.
How can you not notice those huge windows right on the front of this shed? We absolutely love these things, they are huge and right above that little extra shelf in the shed so your plants, tomatoes or whatever it may be can get lots of sunlight, but without being exposed to the elements. The windows are made from horticultural glass which is very strong and also has a good look to it as well. You cannot see it in the picture, but there is also a side window that can be opened.
Security And Privacy
Because of the materials that are used, this in general is one very sturdy and secure shed, but to give you a little extra piece of mind and to also stop neighbours stealing your prized tomatoes, there is a proper lock on the door and they even give you a key so you can lock it up tight.
We really do like what this shed offers in every regard, but privacy is one thing that it does not offer in any way because of the huge windows. To be honest this is a shed that is designed for gardening so we are not going to put it down for this.
Customisation Options And Extras
The door on the shed can be placed at either end so that is something to keep in mind when you order. Also giving the shed a coating of coloured wood treatment would be a good way to make it a bit brighter or just blend in with the rest of your garden. We also feel that this is the kind of shed where a hanging basket and a few things around the sides would look pretty nice as well.
Treetops Traditional have two extras you can add to this shed. One is a set of wooden floor bearers that raise the shed a little bit and give the floor a little back up in the strength department. These are actually pretty fairly priced at, £34.99. They also have an installation service for, £99.99 which to be honest we feel is a fairly reasonable price and something to think about if you are not too keen on building this yourself.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
This is a very well made shed and the materials used are of the highest quality so we have no issues at all in this regard.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Because this is such a great looking shed, we think that you will want to look after it well. Because of this and the materials used to make it, the shed will last many years.
This is not a huge shed by any means, but it is ideal for those of you who want a space to grow things and also have a little area for storage.
Ease of installation8/10
This is a two person job so be sure to get a friend around before you start. The instructions are easy enough to follow and if you take your time, you should have this built in 6 hours at the very most.
Value for money8.5/10
This is a shed that is not cheap, but we feel that a person who loves their garden and to grow things is going to get a lot out of this shed.
Final Thoughts: We are really impressed with what Treetops Traditional have done with the 8' x 6' Traditional Potting Shed 6' Gable. We feel that this is one of those rare sheds that a person will know the moment they see a picture, if this is a shed they want as it has such a fantastic look. For a person looking to keep a few plants and grow their own vegetables this really is one of the best sheds you can get. We feel that while some may see the price as being a little high, the materials more than justify the asking price. This is a shed that we highly recommend you consider if you want a space to potter around and get serious about your gardening.