Shed Type And Roof Size
For those who want a good looking place to keep a few tools, gardening items or even some of the kids outdoor toys that you are sick of tripping over. The Strongman Budget Double Door 5×3 Shed could be just the shed you are looking for. This has a lot of charm and it manages to have a modern, but also kind of rough and ready type of look as well. At 4 feet 7 inches deep and 2 feet 7 inches wide this is not the largest shed, but the idea of a shed like this is that you do not need to walk around inside it. You just open the door, grab what you need and that is that. They do not actually disclose what the height of the shed is, but as you will not be walking around in here anyway, we do not actually think it matters a great deal if the shed is over 6 feet or not.
While not the part of the shed your eyes go to at first. We must say that we are very impressed with the roof they have used. It is made with good quality timber and the pent design works very well. One of the things that we really like about this roof is the overhang that goes all the way around. This will do wonders when it comes to protecting not just the front of the shed, but the sides and back as well.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding they have used here is great. It is packed together so tightly that there is no way rain is getting in. Also it gives the shed a very smooth look to it that we really like. At 12 mm thick this is some very strong cladding so you will feel that anything you put in here is safe and sound.
For the frame they have used a 44 mm x 28 mm frame. This is one very solid frame that is going to really make sure the shed is going to give you many years of use. The frame is nice and chunky so it is going to give the shed one very robust feel to it.
Keeping all your tools and other items of the ground is a solid flooring. They have used strong boarding for this floor and we are pleased with it. This means even things like a mower and some heavy duty gardening equipment will be no problem at all for this floor. If you look closely at the pictures you can see that there is also some very thick floor bearers as well which will keep the floor boards a good few inches off the ground.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Like most other sheds of this size and price, you will need to give it a coating of wood treatment once you have installed it as it only has a basecoat treatment. They recommend within 14 days and we would agree with that. Although 14 days is at the extreme of when we would recommend you do it. Once a year you will need to give the shed a fresh coating. It really is not much work and most other sheds also require that you do this.
The shed comes with a ten year anti rot guarantee. This is the standard guarantee that most sheds like this come with and the guarantee is dependent on you treating the shed properly.
Doors And Windows
A huge selling point of this shed is the large double doors. These take up nearly the whole of the front of the shed. We love the design of these and thanks to the extra bracing on the back of them and the three strong hinges. These doors will not feel weak or flimsy. We love how they added that third hinge as far too many sheds just use two as a way to save a couple of pounds.
The Strongman Budget Double Door 5×3 Shed is fully boarded so there are no windows at all. We usually like to see at least one window on a shed, but the fully boarded look really does suit the design of this shed.
Security And Privacy
Those large double doors do not just make getting things in and out of the shed very easy. They also keep your belongings very safe as there is a proper lock on them. This means that you do not have to worry about adding a padlock or some other kind of security measure. Just lock the doors when you are done and any tools, gardening equipment or anything else you put in here will be safe.
It is not just security the shed offers. The fully boarded design also means that that you do not have to worry about people seeing any of your awesome tools or gardening gear.
Customisation Options And Extras
While they are not offering any official customisation options with the Strongman Budget Double Door 5×3 Shed. You can still give a bit of your own personal style. The way to do this is with the wood treatment. It is amazing how many different colours of wood treatment there are these days. So rather than just going for standard brown straightaway. Have a look at some of the more fancy and unusual colours.
The only extra on offer is a hasp and padlock set which is priced at a very reasonable, £4.99. But as this shed comes with a lock and key it really is not necessary.
A great job has been done with this shed. Not just in the overall design, but with the high quality materials they have used as well. This is certainly one of the higher quality 5 x 3 sheds we have seen.
Longevity Of Materials 9/10
While you will have to look after the wood, we can see this shed giving you a lifetime of use. Just a simple coating once a year is all it takes to make sure this shed is in it for the long haul.
We have seen many 5 x 3 sheds and this one here is one of the smaller ones in this size range.
Ease Of Installation 9/10
Even those with pretty basic DIY skills should have no trouble putting this all together. Just make sure that you have a person there to help you as some of the larger pieces will require two people or at the very least a robot.
While it has budget in the name this is one of the more expensive 5 x 3 sheds. But to be fair it is made with much better materials than most of the cheaper ones out there so in that regard, we feel that the asking price is actually very fair.
The Strongman Budget Double Door 5x3 Shed really is a very smart looking and well made shed. It is just designed so well that it is impossible not to be impressed by it. The cladding looks fantastic and is also very strong. The framing will ensure many years of use from the shed and in general they have just done a bang up job with this shed. They really have made sure that it not only looks good, but that it is also very safe, strong and long lasting. Also those double doors are just fantastic and really will make putting stuff away nice and easy. Make sure that this shed is on your shortlist if a high quality, but compact sized shed is what you are after.
Prices around: £236.99
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