The Hartwood 6′ x 4′ FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed With Lean To is one very impressive looking shed. Thanks to its lean to, you are getting quite a bit of extra storage space with this shed. The lean to would be a perfect place to keep wood, a bike or even the kids outdoor toys. The actual shed is a decent size as well giving you a very decent amount of floor space and height to make use of. Of course this is one very good looking shed that has a very rustic and classic kind of look that we are sure you are going to just love.
Impressive, long lasting and strong materials have been used to construct this shed. To start with they have used wood that has been pressure treated so the shed is going to be very well protected from rot. The cladding is rough cut 8 mm thick overlap cladding that just looks incredible. Behind this cladding is one very robust frame, speaking of the frame the lean to is also made with some very thick and strong framing. The apex roof extends over the lean to so anything you place inside of there is going to get a fair bit of protection from the rain.
What we rate
Lean to gives you extra storage space
All of the wood has been pressure treated
Apex roof covers the lean to as well as the shed
Strong floor with impressive floor joists
Shatterproof styrene window
What we slate
Lean to causes shed to take up quite a bit of space
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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...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Today we are looking at the fantastic Hartwood 6′ x 4′ FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed With Lean To. This really is a smart looking shed that has been roughly cut to give it a very rustic and old timey type of look. It really does look quite wonderful and we are sure that you are just going to love it. As it has a lean to a one side it really is quite an eye catching structure. At 6 feet 4 inches wide this is quite a wide shed and even the depth is just over 6 feet. Of course this size is including the space that you are getting with that lean to. Which by the way we feel would be the perfect place to store things like logs, kids toys and other things that you want to have a little bit of protection from the rain, but do not want clogging up the inside of the shed. Inside the shed they have made sure that when you are pottering around inside here that there is plenty of headroom for you as along the ridge it is well over 6 feet high.
The apex roof on this shed is just awesome it is made with high quality mineral felt that is covering solid sheet boarding, but what we really like about this is the way that it slopes so low where the lean to. It really is an impressive sight and certainly makes it look different from a regular shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We really like the way that the 8 mm thick overlap cladding has been cut. The rustic look that it has really does look great and not only does thisn cladding have a very appealing look. They have also made sure that it is so well put together than you have no worries about rain making its way inside the shed and messing up all of your belongings.
To go along with that rough and ready style of the cladding is a frame that is a strong as an ox. The framing inside the shed is 28 mm x 28 mm so for those of you with kids when they are messing around near the shed, running into it, kicking a ball of it and other hijinks like that, the shed can take it thanks to the frame making it so robust. The lean to is made with some very thick pieces of timber so this is every bit as strong as the actual shed.
If you want a floor that is strong enough so that you can host your own wrestling matches then thanks to the solid sheet boarding and the very strong floor joists you can do it in here! Well not that we would recommend that type of thing of course, but the flooring inside the shed is strong enough to take the weight of many heavy things like power tools, a mower and anything else large and bulky that you do not want taking up space in the garden.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
One of the best things about this shed is how low maintenance it is for a wooden shed. All of the wood will be pressure treated so this takes away the need to give it a coating of treatment once a year. If you do want to give it a coating of treatment though, please feel free to, but doing it once a year is not necessary like it is with a shed that is just dip treated.
The Hartwood 6′ x 4′ FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed With Lean To will come to you with a 15 year anti rot guarantee, which is one of the more generous guarantees that we have seen.
Doors And Windows
They have put a very sturdy door on this shed. It is just incredibly strong due to it being kept in place by these two heavy duty black hinges that also look great by the way. On the back of the door is a z brace which makes the door that extra bit strong and it also kind of looks like Zorro has been in your shed and marked your door with a Z, so that is pretty cool. The door is a single door, but we feel that it is a good enough size that you should not have any problems getting things in and out.
One side of the shed has a fixed window so that natural light can get into the shed. This is a window that is made from shatterproof, 2 mm thick styrene so it is actually a fairly high quality window.
Security And Privacy
The door is kept closed thanks to a hasp and staple so adding a padlock if you wanted to increase the security would be no problem at all. We feel that the shed is very well made and offers a lot of security to the items you place inside.
Well anything you put in the lean to is of course totally exposed, but the window on the side of the shed is not so large that nosy Nora from down the street can get her binoculars out and see what you have inside.
Customisation Options And Extras
While no customisation options are available with this shed, we do feel that it would look very interesting in many different colours. So if you do want to change the look of the shed give it a coating of paint.
They have a plastic shed base that can be purchased for £69.99. The point of this is for those of you who are building the shed on grass or who just want to make sure it is on a sturdy surface. As there is no lock on the shed, you may be interested in one of the security options that they have. First of all is their hasp and padlock set, which comes in at £19.99. To be honest, as the shed already has a hasp and staple, we would suggest you think about just adding a padlock to that. The other form of security they offer is their very cool, shed alarm kit which will sound off if anyone tries to get inside your shed. This does cost £29.99, but is worth considering if you are going to be keeping expensive things in the shed.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We just love this shed from a design point of view and also with how strong and high quality it is. This really is one very impressive and well made shed.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
As the wood has been pressure treated this is a shed that is going to last for a very long time. The materials used for the roof, floor, cladding and frame is of a very high quality so we have no concerns over the longevity of this shed at all.
We love how that lean to really gives you so many options when it comes to storage as somethings will be more than safe and fine under the lean to rather than taking up space inside the shed. The actual shed itself may not be huge, but it still offers you a decent amount of storage space.
Ease of installation8/10
We certainly feel that his is a two person job, so get a friend to help you out and be sure to follow the instructions closely and you will be fine.
Value for money8/10
At a little over £200 this is one of the more high priced, 6 X 4 sheds in this range, but we do feel that the extra space you are getting with the lean to and the amazing look and design of the shed makes it well worth the money.
Final Thoughts: The Hartwood 6' x 4' FSC Pressure Treated Overlap Apex Shed With Lean To is a shed that really captured our attention right away. The actual shed is great and we feel that the space it offers is going to go much further than you think, especially if you use some shelving in there to help free up room on the floor. The lean to is just amazing and we do not just love the way it makes the shed look, but also we love how it gives you some extra storage space to use as well. We really like this shed and if you want a shed that has a look that is just a little bit different then we highly recommend you take a closer look at this one.