8 x 6 Shed
An 8 x 6 shed is perfect for medium-sized gardens and storage solutions. If you want a versatile and multi-purpose garden room then an 8 x 6 shed can be that for you. That’s why we’re gathered some of our favourite 8 x 6 sheds below to give you some ideas:
BillyOh Switch Tongue and Groove Apex Shed
Designed to be fully customisable, adapt the Switch Apex shed to your garden and have full control of where the doors and windows are placed. The Switch Apex shed is pressure treated as standard for longevity and extra protection.
BillyOh Storer Tongue and Groove Apex Shed
The BillyOh storer is a classic take on the storage shed. With a windowless design, a Tall apex roof and strong tongue and groove walls, you will have easy access to all your possessions while still keeping them safe and private.
BillyOh Keeper Overlap Apex Shed
One of our best selling sheds comes complete with a Tongue & Groove Floor and Roof included in the price. Both incredible value and extremely versatile, the Keeper Overlap is the perfect choice when it comes to a garden shed on a budget.
BillyOh Apex Log Cabin Windowless Heavy Duty Shed Range
The classic apex shed - now Heavy Duty. The Apex Log Cabin Shed is constructed using 19mm or 28mm interlocking log boards giving your shed the ultimate protection against harsh weather.
To combat damp in a wooden shed, consider buying a product with a tight seal like a tongue and groove wooden shed. Build a suitable base that allows for airflow and drainage and raises your wooden shed off the ground. You should install a ground membrane and then you can think about insulating. Lastly, be sure to keep a constant airflow through your shed, even in the colder months.
For more tips, check out our guide on damp-proofing a wooden shed.
Generally, due to their relatively small size, no. If they’re not likely to infringe on anyone else’s property and will go unnoticed, chances are you won’t need planning permission.
Always check with your local authority, however, if you’re not sure. There are a few minor regulations you should be aware of, so check these to make doubly sure you won’t get into trouble:
- The building shouldn’t be more than 2.5m high at the eaves, and 3m high at the ridge (4m if a double pitched roof).
- Your shed shouldn’t extend beyond the front of the house.
- A garden shed should be single storey.
- No taller than 2.5m if within 2m of a boundary.
- Your garden shed should be no larger than 50% of your garden’s size.
1 litre of emulsion paint can cover approximately 12m2. Our 8 x 6 sheds come with the option of supplying you with trade paint in 5L tins which should be more than enough to paint your 8 x 6 shed.
Our BillyOh 8 x 6 sheds are some of our most popular garden buildings. Perfect for offering utility and style without either being too small or taking up your whole garden, an 8 x 6 could be the perfect storage and workshop solution.
Yes, we’d advise against building any garden shed straight onto the ground. This is because it is unlikely to be level and can put uneven strain on your shed’s frame. On top of that, the ground holds moisture and acts as a heat drain. This can result in problems like rising damp, a cold shed, mould, and rot.
Check out the video below to see how to assemble one of our Eze Bases:
If you have tools, time, expertise and access to quality materials, then it may be cheaper to build your own wooden shed. However, if you’re not confident with the prospect of measuring, marking out, and framing your own shed it’s probably not a wise idea. But instead of outright buying a shed you could opt for a BillyOh shed - some simple assembly helps you feel like you’ve built something your own, at a price that’s budget-friendly. We go into more detail on this question in this post.