The Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed is the perfect shed for those of you who do not have a lot of space in your garden, but still need some secure storage space. It has a very compact design that makes it able to fit into even the smallest gardens. The shed offers you enough room to keep your gardening equipment and tools nice and safe. They will actually be very safe as this shed comes with a lock and key as standard. The shed as well as being secure also has a fantastic look. It has a very smooth and classy design so you will really like the way this looks when it is standing in your garden.
Even with the relatively low price, this is a shed that is very well made. It is supported with a very thick frame. A frame that is attached to some very smart looking 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding. The door is made extra strong thanks to the double z framing on the back. Even the floor and the roof are made with strong boarding. This is a shed that is very well made from the bottom all the way to the top of that pent roof.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9/10
Ease Of Installation9/10
Value For Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
The Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed is one very smart and compact sized storage shed. This is the kind of shed that is just ideal to use as a tool shed. Or if you have kids it would be a very low cost way to have a safe space to keep the kids outdoor toys. We really like the smooth style of this shed and feel that it would effortlessly blend into any garden. At 2 feet 7 inches wide and 4 feet 8 inches deep this is a rather small shed, but that is the point of it. This is a shed for those that do not want a large shed or those who simply do not have the space to accommodate one. Here is where we would normally tell you about the height, but there is not actual listing for how tall this shed is. Still the headroom on offer is not really an issue as this is the kind of shed you just reach into and not walk around in.
The roof is made with high quality timber and it is done in a style that goes very well with the rest of the shed. They have gone for a pent roof which slopes to the back. This is a design that we really like and the fact that the rain will run off the back and not down the front is fantastic.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed has some of the smartest looking cladding we have seen on a shed of this size. 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding is what they have used here and it just looks incredible. It has a smooth and classy look to it so it is going to look great in your garden. Also at 12 mm thick it is very strong and the tongue and groove style means that there is no way at all for rain to get inside.
The dimensions of the frame that is inside here is 44 mm x 28 mm . You can see this a little bit in the pictures and it is a nice and chunky frame that will really make sure this is a strong and long lasting shed. We are sure that anyone who gets this shed is going to be very impressed with how robust this shed feels.
The floor is made with tongue and groove boarding and we really are impressed with this. It is not only very strong boarding – as you can see from the pictures, the flooring really blends in well with the rest of the shed and gives it a very uniform and smart look. We honestly expected to see some cheaper flooring in here. So seeing flooring that is as high quality as this was a very welcome surprise.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
As is the case with most other sheds of this size and price, the Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed will come to you with a basecoat treatment. This is fine in the short term, but you will need to get the paint brush out and give the shed a coating of wood treatment once you have installed it. To get a lifetime of use out of this shed, you will need to give it a fresh coating once a year.
There is no indication about the kind of warranty that comes with this shed so be sure to ask about that before you order. In our experience though, sheds of this quality, price range and treatment requirement tend to have a ten year anti rot guarantee. Still do not take this as fact, be sure to ask about it from the retailer.
Doors And Windows
On the front of the shed is a single door and we must say that we love the way this single door looks. It is the perfect size for this shed and it is made to be extra strong thanks to the double z framing on the back of the door. Securing the door to the shed are three black, almost antique style hinges. In all they have done a great job with this door and we are sure that it will have a very strong feel to it.
There are no windows at all on the Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed. As this is more of a tool shed though, we think the decision to not have any windows was actually a pretty smart one.
Security And Privacy
This is one very well made shed. Due to the way it is made and the materials used, it will have a very strong feel, but it is also very secure as that well made door has a proper lock on it. So when you are finished in here, you can lock up the door and then swallow the key. Or you could always just put it in a drawer or somewhere else that keeps it hidden. The point is, thanks to the lock and key this comes with, anything you place inside here will be kept safe and sound.
As the shed is fully boarded it is providing you with 100 percent security. Anything you keep inside here will be kept out of sight, so you do not have to worry about potential thieves seeing the cool stuff that you have.
Customisation Options And Extras
The Strongman Shiplap 5×3 Shed does not have any customisation options, but as you have to give it a coating of wood treatment, we suggest you have a think about using a wood treatment that is coloured. This was you can give the shed a little touch of your own personality. You can get wood treatment in browns, greens, reds, blues, greys and pretty much any other colour you could want.
As far as extras go the only real thing they are offering here is a hasp and padlock set. This is priced at £4.99 which we feel is a very fair price. But to be honest with you as this shed comes with a lock and key it is really not necessary.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Honestly the only thing on this shed that we would say is not impressively high quality is the roofing felt and to be fair that is just us nit picking. They really have done a great job with this shed and we are very impressed with the quality.
Longevity Of Materials9/10
This is one very well made and solid shed. With the right care from you this is something that can give you a lifetime of use.
At 5 x 3 this is a small shed, but that is sure to be a huge part of its appeal for many people.
Ease Of Installation9/10
There is nothing complicated about putting this shed together. Even though it is on the small side, we would still recommend that you have a friend helping you out or at the very least just hanging around to serve you drinks and snacks.
Value For Money9/10
This is a shed that even though it is compact in its size, we feel is being sold for a very fair price. Strong and high quality materials have been used and the design is very appealing as well.
Final Thoughts: The Strongman Shiplap 5x3 Shed is the kind of shed that the more we looked at it and learned about it, the more it impressed we got. We just love the design of this and think that you will too as that cladding will look even better in person. Some may see its compact size as a negative, but we feel it just makes this shed even more appealing to the right kind of buyer, as it does not take up much space and it will look awesome in any space you decide to put it. If your garden does not have a lot of space, but you still want a shed that is easy on the eyes and very well made, then this is a shed that has to be on your shortlist.