This summer house is a great way to add more space to your home, and offer a spacious, comfortable living and entertaining area where you can relax or have some fun. The cladding of the building is characterised by the latest tongue and groove technology. This is sturdy and tough, and can keep the rain out no matter how heavy it is. Thicker framing has also been added to the building to bring even more durability. Double doors open into the luxurious space, and the 10 x 6 construction is enough to make any garden a warm and welcoming space. The size of the summerhouse also means that even smaller gardens will be able to enjoy this.
Even though the cost may be very reasonable, BillyOh have still managed to use some very impressive materials such as that lovely looking tongue and groove shiplap cladding with the thick framing supporting this. The apex roof is also very well made and with its tongue and groove boarding has a look that fits in very well with the rest of the summerhouse. The four opening windows are made with a strong, shatterproof styrene which makes this ideal for those of you with kids who like to throw things around in the garden. The whole structure has been designed so that it is going to stand strong and with pride for many years.
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How We Rate It
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
Ease of Installation8/10
Value for Money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Summerhouse Type And Roof Size
We really have to hand to the good folks at, BillyOh they really do go all out with their summerhouses and try to make sure that you are getting a fantastic living space that you genuinely want to spend time in for a very fair price. This version of their BillyOh 5000 Eden Summer House is the smallest that they offer this summerhouse in, but we feel that it would be perfect for those of you who want to give you home some extra space, but do not want to pay a ton of money for a remodel or an extension. The width is 9 feet 9 inches and the depth is an equally impressive 6 feet 5 inches so as you can see even though this is the smallest size they offer this summerhouse in, you are still getting some very decent floor space to make use of. The height along the ridge is 7 feet 2 inches which is some very generous headroom that is going to ensure spending time in here is comfortable and does not feel cramped.
As this is designed to be something of a living space, BillyOh have not used cheap looking boarding like you would find in a shed. Instead this lovely apex roof is made with some very attractive tongue and groove boards which look great. On the outside of the summerhouse, green mineral felt is used to keep water off those boards.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The tongue and groove shiplap cladding really does look amazing. They have really ensured that it has a smooth look to it and they have also not skimped on the thickness either. So as well as being very nice to look at, this cladding is also of a thickness that makes it incredibly strong. With this being shiplap cladding, you will never have any worries about rain finding its way into the summerhouse.
BillyOh have used a thicker framing for the inside of this summerhouse. It really does have a great look and we feel that if you were to paint this a different colour than the walls that it would look very appealing. With this being a thicker frame, the summerhouse will stay standing strong for many years and have a more robust feel to it all around.
Now we have talked about many BillyOh products before and when it comes to their flooring they certainly do things different from any other manufacturer. As standard this summerhouse will not come with a floor. You will need to build it on solid concrete or perhaps a decking area. They do though offer flooring as an extra. Now before you start groaning and thinking they are just trying to hustle you, their flooring is actually very fairly priced. Their cheaper and more basic flooring is solid sheet boarding which will cost you £57.00. Or if you want something that looks a little nicer and goes with the floor of the summerhouse better, you may then be interested in their premium tongue and groove flooring which costs £73.00.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The summerhouse will be given a simple basecoat treatment before it is delivered to you, thus protecting the wood during transit. Coating the summerhouse with wood treatment is something, you simply must do. BillyOh say within six weeks, but to be honest, we would suggest doing it sooner than this. A fresh coating of treatment should be applied once a year to prevent rot from ever being an issue.
The BillyOh 5000 Eden Summer House comes to you with a very generous ten year guarantee which will become valid once you have treated the wood.
Doors And Windows
Large double doors are located on the front of the summerhouse and let us tell you these are some very well made and impressive looking doors that go with the design of the summerhouse perfectly and are also very practical. With both doors open there is 3 feet 10 inches of width and 5 feet 5 inches of height which we feel is more than enough room to get larger items inside here. Each door has a selection of windows and is held in place with three high quality hinges.
This is going to be a very well lit summerhouse thanks to the generous amount of windows that it has. To go with the two that are on the doors, the front of the summerhouse has another two windows located on the front. There is then one on each side of the summerhouse. These four windows can actually be opened so fresh air is going to be able to flow through the summerhouse. All of the windows, including those on the doors are made with shatterproof styrene. On a summerhouse we normally like to see real glass, but as this is so low priced we are willing to let it slide.
Security And Privacy
Those double door will close very securely, but if you want to really make sure your awesome stuff that you have inside is well protected then BillyOh do offer a Deluxe Padlock And Hasp set for a reasonable £8.99.
As there are so many windows, you are a little bit exposed so you will certainly want to make sure you are walking around inside of here with your clothes on. Well until you add in a set of classy looking blinds then really what right does anyone have to judge how you want to spend your time inside your own summerhouse? In all seriousness, we have seen photos of this summerhouse with blinds and curtains and when done right it actually does look great.
Customisation Options And Extras
BillyOh love to let you put your own stamp on their products and they offer you a vast amount of choice when it comes to colouring the summerhouse. Now you can have this sent to you unpainted, but if you want then they have a selection of three different trim colours along with 10 different wall colours.
We have already talked about the flooring, the lock and even the colours, but there are still a few other extras, BillyOh has to tempt you with. First of all is their DIY accessories, they have a silicone gun set for a price of £9.90 and an assembly kit which costs £19.95. These are worth thinking about if your tool box consists of two screwdrivers, a hammer and a pack of double a batteries. Shelving can be added to the summerhouse with a single shelf costing £16.99, shelving for two sides costing £31.99 and lastly full shelving which covers three walls and this costs, £39.99.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
BillyOh never disappoint when it comes to the quality of their products and we can happily say that this summerhouse is made to the same high standards their other products are.
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
Make no mistake about it this summerhouse has been built to last and you are going to be able to enjoy this for a very long time. While it is structurally sound, you must remember to treat that wood to keep it rot free.
10 x 6 is not all that large for a summerhouse, but with some crafty planning on your part, you can make this space go a long way.
Ease of Installation8/10
This is a two person job and you will be looking at a good 6 hours to get this built. Make sure the kettle is always on standby and that there is a tin full of biscuits and you will get through this.
Value for Money8/10
This is a great price, especially considering the high quality of it. Adding some classy extra space to your home has never been more affordable.
Final Thoughts: We really love the BillyOh 5000 Eden Summer House. It provides families who need or just have a desire for a little more space a lower cost way to achieve this. It has an incredible look to it and we are sure it is going to fit right in your garden and give you many years of enjoyment. The space inside may not be the largest, but you are still going to be able to fit many things inside here like a chair, table and most importantly, a TV. We do wish that they would just include the basic floor and then let you upgrade if you want, as we are sure some people may find the way they deal with the floor a little confusing, but apart from that, we have no problem recommending this to you. Just make sure you know that you need to add the floor as an extra.