Box Type And Roof Size
Today we are looking at the Shed Republic 8×10 Shed Ultimate Heavy Duty Workshop, which is a shed that is sure to impress those of you who want the best of the best when it comes to a 8 x 10 shed. Now before you spit your coffee over your keyboard (or if you already have, once you have wiped it all up), let us tell you why this is priced the way it is. To start with, the reason this is called a workshop as well as a shed is that it offers you plenty of space. It is 9 feet 11 inches deep and 8 feet wide so you have a lot of floor space at your disposal here. You can easily use it for storage or slap a few benches in here and use it as a workshop. We also really like the height of this shed as it is 7 feet 11 inches at the ridge and a respectable 5 feet 8 inches at the eaves.
The roof is really high end. It is made with 12 mm thick tongue and groove boarding that has a very smooth look to it. Covering this is some very smart looking roofing felt that we really think finishes it off just nicely. The roof is very strong so even if we have a crazy amount of snow this roof will be able to take the weight.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The Shed Republic 8×10 Shed Ultimate Heavy Duty Workshop is made with some very stylish looking tongue and groove shiplap cladding. The smoothness of this cladding is very smart and it is every bit as strong as it is easy on the eyes. The cladding is 12 mm thick so even if you have kids running around and then BAM they slam into the side of it, it will be fine. Well, the shed will, but we are sure your kids will be as well.
Rather than use the standard 28 mm x 28 mm framing that most sheds of this size use, they have gone for an extra thick 34 mm x 34 mm frame. As you can see from the pictures this is one very chunky and thick frame. This is fantastic as the frame will really make this feel like a solid shed.
Another thing that would make this shed great as a workshop is the floor. The floor is made with that same 12 mm thick tongue and groove boarding the roof is and we must say we love it. This floor is very strong so when you are working in here or just moving around, you will not feel as though you have to be on your tiptoes like you might with thinner flooring. Also from a looks point of view, the flooring really does go well with the rest of the shed.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The high quality of this shed extends to the treatment. You see, the Shed Republic 8×10 Shed Ultimate Heavy Duty Workshop is actually pressure treated. This means that the smooth and gorgeous looking cladding will not need to be treated and it will stay free from rot and decay.
We are very impressed with the guarantee that this shed offers. It is 15 years, which is 5 more years that most other sheds offer. Also, as the shed is pressure treated, it is very unlikely that you will ever have to make use of this guarantee.
Doors And Windows
The door is located on the front of the shed and it is a single sized door of 5 feet 11 inches high and 2 feet 11 inches wide. This is a good size for a single door and the double z framing and heavy duty hinges they have used really will make this a strong and impressive door.
One side of the shed has two opening windows on it. These two windows are made with toughened glass so they are great if you have kids who like to kick a ball at things. While we really like the quality of the two windows on this shed, we do feel that if they had one on one side and then another on the opposite side it would have looked even better.
Security And Privacy
This is actually a very secure shed as it comes with not just a proper door handle, but also an actual lock and key. This means if you are storing expensive items or using this as a workshop, anything you place inside can be securely locked away when you are not using the shed.
While we may have said that we wished there was a window on each side, the fact that the windows are on one side does mean that the rest of the shed is fully boarded. So if privacy is something you desire, then you could always position the shed so it is facing away from where people can see it.
Customisation Options And Extras
As you can probably tell by the way we have been giddy over this shed like a teenage girl at a One Direction concert, we really like the way it looks, but they do actually mention you can make some changes to it. They specifically mention you can change the position of the door, add an extra window or even create your own unique dream shed. So if this is something that sounds interesting to you, be sure to ask them about it as it appears to be something they do on a customer to customer basis as they do not offer any standard customisation options.
There are a couple of fun, but not practical accessories for you to consider. First of all is a high quality slatted roof, which we must admit looks awesome, but it is priced at £309.99, which would take the overall cost of the shed to over £1000. So maybe only get this if you win the lottery. The other extra they offer is a workbench. This is great looking workbench, but it is priced rather highly at £106.99.
Your eyes do not deceive you, we really have given this 10/10. Honestly, we could not have scored this shed any lower as it really is very high quality from top to bottom.
Longevity Of Materials
As this is pressure treated it is very unlikely this will ever show signs of rot or decay. If you look after this just right, then we see no reason as to why you cannot get a lifetime of use out of this shed.
The space this shed offers is ideal for people who want a space for storage and for those who want a high quality place to work.
Ease Of Installation
This is the kind of shed that is most certainly a two person job. You will also want to put aside at least 8 hours or so to get this done. It may be a little tricky in places, but with some patience and a lot of tea breaks you will be fine.
The price may be high, but the quality of this shed is also very high. So in all honesty, we feel the asking price is actually very fair.
Final Thoughts: If you want the best then you really have to open up your wallet and break open the backup piggy banks and pay for it. The Shed Republic 8x10 Shed Ultimate Heavy Duty Workshop may be one of the more highly priced 8 x 10 sheds, but it is one of the very best. You can tell from the very first picture that this is one absolutely gorgeous shed. But if you have read all of this review, you will know that this is not a shed that is just trying to get by on its looks, this shed is very well made. We can honestly not think of a single negative thing to say about the quality. That is how well made this shed is. We know the asking price may put some of you off, but if you can handle that, then we are sure you will be very happy with this shed.
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