A great little entry level shed, it has pre-treatment for the cladding,which we think makes it a real bargain. There are two good windows and some excellent customisation options that don’t add too much to the price either.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly8.4/10
Quality of construction10/10
Longevity of material8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed type and roof and size
This is a windowless storage shed that has been specifically designed for a corner. The measurements are 220 cm for both width and depth and these convert to 210 cm for both measurements internally.
The roof is a real star feature of this corner shed. It has been carefully created using tongue and groove fittings. With this, you get planks that are pulled together and locked with special tongue and groove points. The end result for you is a smoother and tougher construction. The roof is therefore made to last longer, as well as being able to withstand more rainwater and prevent any long term problems with damp and other issues around wet weather.
Then we get the covering. We would have expected a little more to be honest. This is not a pent roof or an apex roof, and rather than have a covering that would add a little more protection, we instead have mineral felt for covering. This stuff is not thin by any means, but it would have been good to have stronger covering to reflect the price of the unit.
Cladding and frame and floor
Value comes with the cladding of the unit. The unit has been created using tongue and groove cladding throughout. This covers the frame with that interlocking structure, and this means that you have plenty of strength. This is built in for the long term,and tongue and groove is one of the strongest cladding options available. The planks of wood fit together without any join or exposure, and therefore offer a totally smooth and weighted approach to cladding. It’s a real benefit, and a great feature of this unit.
This attention to the important details continues with the flooring. You have tongue and groove flooring too, and this again makes a big difference. There are bearers underneath the floor to combat damp anyway, but the solidity of this tongue and groove simply means you have a stronger floor that isn’t going to buckle or bend over time. That means plenty of years of usage, and also the possibility of including heavier items in the building. We like the fact that the building has this solid foundation, and it goes a long way towards justifying the price.
To roiund out that solidity, BillyOh has ensured that the framing of the building as that same level of soldiity to it. There is thicker and strnger framing than usual here, and this makes, combined with the roof and floor, for a tougher building overall. We felt it when we walked in. there is a real sense of stability, and none of that slight wobble and bounce you get with other buildings.
Treatment requirement and warranty
Great news here (and a real surprise considering the cost of the building). There is a pretreatment supplied at the factory that should give you years of great quality in the timber. This means that waney edge is not as much of a problem as it first was, and you have no need to treat annually.
Doors and windows
We liked the windows. They were wider than we expected, and the styrene glazing allows for a much tougher prospect.
The door is solid, and opens up to 72.8 cm in width for access. That’s plenty enough for the usage you will make of this simple storage shed.
Security and privacy
Styrene glazing helps, because the windows simply aren’t going to shatter at all. That cuts out the chances of entry. There is a simple turn button but that is pretty much cosmetic. Go for the padlock as an extra.
There is plenty here to sink your teeth into. If you consider flooring as an option, you have that tongue and groove option that is really the only choice that is sensible.
You can buy a padlock and protector that ramp up the security of the unit considerably, and we fully recommend this. They aren’t expensive, and they add massively to the safety aspect.
You can also purchase some rather lovely shelving for the unit. You can have shelving that runs up to 4ft in height, adding greatly to the overall utility.
Finally, you can also add your own colour scheme through the trim and the walls using tubs you can pay for as extras.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Ease of assembly
Quality of construction
Longevity of material
Final Thoughts: A good entry level storage shed, there are still some key features that make it a worthwhile purchase. Chief among these is the fact that the building is pre-treated, because waney edge can be a nightmare cladding over time. But the treatment takes care of that.
We also like the windows, which are actually rather good quality for this price point. This is a good basic shed that should prove to be a valuable ally in your storage requirements. The only thing missing is decent roof covering.