Shed Type And Roof Size
Keep your belongings nice and safe with this fantastic looking and good sized, 8′ x 8′ Traditional Standard Apex Shed. We have seen quite a few sheds in this line over the last year and they have impressed us greatly. Made from high quality redwood and clearly designed with a lot of TLC. This is a shed that does so many different things right that we really think it is going to be a huge seller. To start with the dimensions of the shed are a solid size of 8 feet for the width and also the length. The height is something that surprised us as the ridge height is right around 7 feet 5 inches which offers a very spacious amount of headroom. Even at the eaves which is the lowest point of the shed the height is a respectable 5 feet 6 inches.
The apex roof is very well designed and it is made from 12 mm tongue and groove boards to really make it strong and able to handle the worst kind of weather. To protect the tongue and groove boards we have some felt which is of a very high quality.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The type of cladding which is used on this shed is 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding. Shiplap cladding is just awesome when it comes to creating a waterproof structure that will not allow rain inside to spoil you things. The cladding was clearly selected because of how reliable it is, but also because the look it has makes this a shed which has a lot of style and personality.
When a shed is as competitively priced as this is, we will admit that we are always a little bit concerned about the quality of the frame. Well that concern was not warranted as the frame inside here is very robust. The frame is 44 mm x 27 mm and Treetops Traditional have rounded off the edges which may not sound like a big deal, but we love the way it looks and the way it makes you know just by looking that this is one very strong and reliable frame.
We have seen many sheds be let down because of use of cheap flooring, but Treetops Traditional clearly understand some people want to store heavy things inside a shed or they just like to be able to walk around inside without the floor feeling like it is going to give. 12 mm tongue and groove boards are what have been used for the floor. They are actually the same style of boards that is used for the roof and the strength they have is rather incredible.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The shed will have a free base coat of treatment, but this is not going to protect the shed in the long run. Treetops Traditional suggest treating the shed within six weeks. We always recommend that you should do it as soon as you can and not put it off for weeks on end.
A one year manufactures guarantee is provided with the shed, but we honestly do not see you having any reason to make use of it.
Doors And Windows
The door on the 8′ x 8′ Traditional Standard Apex Shed Treetops Traditional is very high quality and is 2 feet 6 inches wide and is high enough that getting in and out is not an uncomfortable experience. One cool thing that they do is when you order your shed you can decide to have the standard door that is in the pictures or you can request a stable style door be included. Three heavy duty silver coloured hinges will be used to keep the door in its place and prevent it from sagging over the years.
Horticultural glass fixed windows can be placed on either side of the shed so when you are building it, you can then decide which place you think you will benefit from them best. There is an option where you can pay £31.99 and have one of the fixed windows be a window that opens which is something worth considering if you think you will be spending quite a bit of time pottering around inside the shed.
Security And Privacy
Coming with a lock and key to keep your shed locked up tight when you are not home and during the evenings make this a shed which does offer a lot of security. Having a lock and key as standard will make it so you feel very comfortable storing things like bikes and expensive tools inside of here.
Even with the two windows this is still quite a private shed and if you want a little bit more privacy, a set of curtains will help you achieve this. Or if you would like you can actually ask for no windows to be included on the shed.
Customisation Options And Extras
Even Treetops Traditional themselves say you have to treat the shed shortly after construction so give it a coating with a coloured treatment to give the shed a little bit more style and go with the rest of the things you have in your garden.
There are a few extras that can be added to the shed when you purchase it. First of all there is the option to make the door larger. For £53.99, you can make it so the door is a 4 feet wide double door. Also if you want to give the floor a little bit more strength or if you are thinking the surface you are building the shed on is not the best then they do offer a set of floor bearers for a reasonable, £43.99.
Treetops Traditional have done an amazing job at making a shed of such high quality without slapping a huge price tag onto it.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
We have a very cleverly designed shed here and as long as you take good care of it then the shed should last you for lots of years. The maintenance you need to do in order to keep it in top shape is not a lot to be honest.
8 x 8 is a decent amount of space and for most people this is the ideal amount of storage space as it lets you keep a lot of things organised and safe, but it does not dominate the garden.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
The shed will be delivered to you flat packed and then you will need to smooth talk a friend or family member into helping you build it. The installation should not take you too long and even if you’re not highly skilled when it comes to DIY, you will have this up in a couple of hours.
For the price, we really do feel that this shed is great value for money and if you look after it right then it will be the only shed you ever need to buy.
Final Thoughts: We are very happy with the 8' x 8' Traditional Standard Apex Shed. To start with this is what we consider to be just the right amount of storage space for a family or a person just looking for that extra bit of room to store a mower and a few tools and other gardening items. The shed has a number of different customisation options so you can really tweak the shed so it is just the way you want it to be. In all we are very impressed with this shed and for the low price, we are sure you would be very happy with this when it is built in your garden.
Prices around: £699.99
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