With a very smart look, the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed is a good sized garden shed. It is a very deep shed, so when you open those doors you have a whole lot of storage space looking right back at you. Those doors are actually double doors and they are large so getting bigger items in and out of the shed is going to be no trouble at all. One of the main benefits of this shed is the privacy it offers. It has six windows, but because of their size and their location, you will get plenty of natural light in the shed, but not at the expense of privacy.
At just a little over £300, this is a very competitively priced shed.
Even at this relatively low price, it is still well made. The tongue and groove cladding is going to keep water out and look incredible while doing it. Backing this up we have a very well made and strong frame. This frame will really make sure that the shed has a nice strong feel to it. Even though this is not a high end shed, a lot of care has gone into the design to ensure that it is going to last for many, many years.
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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
The BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed has been a staple of the BillyOh line for a while, but this is the new and improved model which has a bit more of a stylish and modern kind of look. This is also one of, if not the cheapest shed that is part of the BillyOh range right now. This is a good sized shed, ideal for those who want a decent amount of storage space, but who also do not want to spend a whole lot of money. Most of the floor space is in the depth which is an impressive 9 feet 9 inches. The overall width is actually 6 feet 8 inches so you will have a little more floor space than the 10 X 6 name suggests. The height of the ridge is 6 feet 5 inches so walking all the way to the back of the shed will not require you to be hunched over doing your best Quasimodo impression.
We really like the apex roof that they have used. It is made with solid sheet boarding which is some of the thinner material out there, but at this price range this is exactly what we would expect. On the outside of the roof they have used this very smart looking dark grey roofing felt, which we feel just finishes off the roof very nicely.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
This is a rather budget priced shed, so we were impressed to see that the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed was made with tongue and groove cladding. This cladding is very smooth and looks fantastic, but it is also very good in the way that it can keep the rain out. You see, tongue and groove cladding slots together very tightly so it simply does not allow anyway for water to get inside.
Ensuring this is one very solid shed is the framing. A 25 mm x 25 mm framing has been used for this shed. This is a very well made frame and we have no concerns about it at all. Especially when you consider what a great tag team it makes with that incredible looking cladding. The frame may not be one of the most talked about features of this shed, but it certainly is going to be one of the main reasons as to why you will get many, many years of use out of this shed.
Like other BillyOh sheds this one does not include a floor as standard. This is fine if you plan on installing it on concrete, but those who do not have this option will have to add a floor. Thankfully their flooring options are quite reasonable. For a basic solid sheet boarding floor, you are looking at £44.99. We honestly do not know why they do not just add this to the shed and then add the £45 to the overall price. If you want something a little more fancy and robust, then they have a tongue and groove flooring which can be added for £71.99.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed has a basecoat treatment applied to the wood. This is going to protect the wood during transit, but you will want to give it a coating of wood treatment shortly after construction. You will need to give the shed a coating of wood treatment once a year in order to keep rot away.
There is a 10 year guarantee that comes with this shed. This covers you against rot and decay, but it is only valid if you take proper care of the wood. So you cannot just install it, leave it five years and then complain that the wood is starting to show signs of rot.
Doors And Windows
On the front of the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed is a set of double doors. These are 5 feet 6 inches high and that is fine. The width is 2 feet 8 inches so you will be able to get larger items in and out of the shed very easily. These doors have a great look and are supported with some basic framing on the back. We do feel that they could have added some z framing, but the framing they have used should be fine. One thing we must say about these doors is how great the vertical cladding they have used goes with the horizontal cladding of the rest of the shed.
Along one side of the shed there are six privacy windows. These windows are made with styrene and they give you the best of both worlds. These windows will let in plenty of natural light to the shed, but at the same time they are compact sized so you do not have to worry about people being able to easily see your tools, kids toys or even your plans for world domination.
Security And Privacy
We think that the design of the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed is good, but it is lacking a bit in the security department. This is because all there is keeping those door shut is a simple turn button catch. Now do not get us wrong this will keep the doors closed even when it is really windy, but if you want to keep the doors locked you will have to add some kind of locking mechanism like a hasp and staple then a padlock.
Even with the generous selection of windows this is still a very private shed. BillyOh did a great job here in adding a good amount of windows, but they also made them small enough and positioned them well so that a lack of privacy is never going to be an issue.
Customisation Options And Extras
As this is BillyOh there are plenty of colouring options available for you. They have 12 different colours for you to choose from. These start at £15.99 for more basic colours like Harvest Gold and Evergreen and then go up to £29.99 for colours like American Barn Red and Pale Sage. As well as colouring the actual shed they also offer you three different trim colours. These are Black, Slate Grey and Cream. These each cost £15.99 and we feel that any one of these will finish off the shed nicely.
As well as the floor, the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed does have some other extras for you. The most notable of these is their shelving. They have different shelving options available for you. Starting at £16.99 for just one side and then going up to £41.99 which will give you all around shelving. For £96.99, you can also add a floor base. This is something to consider if you are not too sure about the area you are going to be installing the shed on.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Despite the lack of a floor, this shed is still very well made. They have made sure to use the best materials they could all the while keeping the price as low as possible.
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
While you will have to give this a coating of wood treatment once a year, this shed is going to give you many years of service as long as you do. Giving it a coating of wood treatment is not much work at all, so do not worry about it.
Considering the price, this is a very good sized shed. Most of the space is in the depth and we think that the long design of the shed is very smart. If you plan your storage carefully then you will be amazed at the amount of things you can fit inside of here.
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
You will need another person to help you install the shed, but in all honesty this is not going to cause you any trouble. Just be sure that the person you have helping is willing to do their fair share of making the tea and you will get on fine.
Value For Money8.5/10
Had they included the basic flooring option then we probably would have scored this a little higher. But even without that, we feel this is a shed which offers great value for money.
At a relatively budget price, the BillyOh 300 Privacy 10 x 6 Wooden Shed is one of the larger just over £300 pound sheds we have seen in quite a while. The storage space that this offers is very impressive. It makes this the kind of shed that is ideal for those of you who want good amount of floor space, but without a huge price tag. The storage space it offers is great, but we also really like the design of the shed. It has that classic BillyOh look to it and we especially like the smooth style of the cladding. If you want a shed that offers a decent amount of storage space at a good price, then this has to be a shed that you consider.