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Whether you need room for an outside workspace or simply an additional storage space, the Highdown Apex provides an attractive solution. The extra high model is the ultimate versatile outdoor storage shed. As standard the Highdown is supplied with a fully framed, ledged and braced 3ft door as well as diagonal and side bracing to provide extra rigidity.
The Fort Highdown Pent Shed offers an alternative roof style. See the Highdown Pent page for more details and sizes available.
Choice of Timber Cladding
The Fort Highdown Apex shed is constructed using quality materials to provide a strong and robust shed at a competitive price. Cladding on the Highdown Apex shed is available in a choice of 12mm deal shiplap, 18mm premier deal shiplap, 15mm deal Loglap or 15mm Tanalised E deal. The 12mm deal, 18mm premier deal shiplap and 15mm deal Loglap are pre-treated with a high quality, water-based wood preserver inside and out. The 15mm Tanalised E deal has a reputation for longevity, since the boards are placed in a pressure vessel and the preservative is forced deeper into the timber. The cladding has a green/yellow colour which is well liked but our recommendation is to re-treat it shortly after installation, and then annually afterwards - just as with the other cladding options to keep it in tip-top condition.
The Highdown Apex is supplied as standard with a Green or Red colour mineral felt.
Fully Framed, Ledged and Braced Door with 3 Lever Lock
Strong, secure and built to last with heavy duty zinc door hinges, zinc turn buttons, chrome hook and eye and a chrome door handle.
Professionally made fixed windows(s) with toughened glass as standard.
Framework throughout this model is 38mm x 50mm
Under 2.5m Height
All models are under 2.5m in height, so planning permission is rarely required.
12-Month Workmanship Guarantee
All buildings are fully guaranteed to be free from defects and faulty installation for a period of 12 months.
|Width||Ridge Height||Eaves Height||Door|
|4' (1.22m)||1.99m||1.86m||1.88m x 0.91m|
Installation by our own skilled fitters onto a suitably prepared base (not included).
Pressure treated, rot-proof floor bearers create an air-gap between your building and the floor, helping to prevent damp from the ground getting to the building.
Heavy Duty Floor
For additional strength and durability, upgrade to 18mm timber floorboards.
Complement and extend the life of your building with a Felt Shingle roof. Available in Green, Red, Slate or Black.
A timber workbench that runs the length of your Highdown Shed
Window Upgrades or Additional Windows Change the look of your building by adding more windows or upgrading to Georgian style windows.
Range of Sizes
We have a great choice of sizes available - making sure we have the perfect building for your property!
Improve the security of your garden shed by upgrading to a security pack. Heavy duty door hinges and padlock protector enhances the security of your garden shed.
Customise your building with a range of eye catching colours.
This is a high eave shed, available with a single door as pictured or with a double door in its guise as the Highdown Apex Workshop ( see other page ). The door on this building as pictured has had the optional security pack fitted ( see details in another photo )
The Highdown door is fully framed, ledged and braced, and is normally fitted with a mortice lock and key.
The fixed windows can be replaced with joinery made opening windows at an additional cost.
The high eave Highdown shed is a top quality building which is suitable as a workshop or just for storage.
The fixed windows can be replaced with joinery made opening windows at an additional cost : here we have optional Georgian style windows .
Our 'Corvedale Green' paint finish option is shown on this display model at our Warrington branch.
Normally this shed would have standard mineralised roofing felt but we are also displaying the optional bitumen felt tiles here.
This is a stunning shed: finished in Cornflower blue with white highlights ( paint option always includes two colour choices unless you want it single colour ) and with an optional set of 3 Georgian windows, it is a stand-out feature of this garden setting.
Optional black bitumen felt roof tiles are also fitted ( 4 colour choices available ).
The Highdown, as this picture demonstrates, is fully customisable and still as functional as ever !
Door hinged LH
This is the standard external tongued and grooved cladding used on all of our Fort sheds, summerhouses and playhouses. The finished thickness after machining is 12mm. It is treated with a good quality preservative prior to leaving the factory but we do recommend that you re-coat within a few months and preferably in the late autumn each year. You can purchase the appropriate timber treatment from us if you wish.
If you wish, you can upgrade to 15mm thick tanalised external cladding. Tanalised, or pressure treated timber, has a reputation for longevity since the boards are placed in a pressure vessel and the preservative is forced deeper into the timber. The cladding has a green/yellow colour which is well liked but our recommendation is to re-treat it shortly after installation, and then annually afterwards just as with the other cladding options to keep it in tip-top condition.
Tanalised buildings include tanalised floors, roofs, doors, windows, and framing... in other words the whole building !
The picture shows the optional loglap cladding available with any of our Fort Original buildings. 15mm is measured at the widest point of the tongued and grooved board. The internal face is the normal smooth face you get on our standard cladding. This is an a cladding that is chosen predominantly for its looks rather than any technical advantage. After care is the same as for our other cladding options described here.
Shown here on one of our summerhouses, this building has been painted with 'swiss blue' and white. If you choose a paint finish then you can have a maximum of two colours, generally used so that the highlights are one colour and the main body of the building another.
The paint is applied at the factory after the building has been preservative treated and therefore requires a couple of extra weeks on top of the normal delivery time. This means that the internal finish is the normal preservative colour rather than the external colour.
With 12 colours to choose from the possibilities are ( almost ) endless !
All of our Fort Original buildings are fitted with a sturdy tongued and grooved floor as you would expect from buildings of this quality ( rather than chipboard or fibre board ).
For additional strength you can upgrade to a heavy duty floor ( pictured on the LH ) which has 18mm thick floorboards on 45mm x 45mm joists. The standard floor has 12mm floorboards on 45mm x 30mm joists.
This is a useful security enhancement if you are concerned about the security of your building.
Firstly the security pack contains a fully framed door rather than the usual ledged and braced door. Next, each of the 3 hinges has a number of its screws replacing with bolts which are tightened from the inside. Finally, a padlock protector is fitted which protects the hasp of the padlock from hack saw attack !
You can replace the fixed shed windows with these joinery made opening windows if you want a breath of fresh air inside your shed !
The 3 pane window is shown here, with centre opening section.
Alternatively you can choose a single joinery made opening window or a two pane window with one opening section.
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We take pride in making sure that your building will arrive in perfect condition - that is why we use our own team of drivers and fitters. As with all of our garden buildings, we like to provide our customers with a suitable delivery time. We always give good notice of our arrival date allowing you to be sure it is the right time for you. We always appreciate any helpful information regarding access to your pre-prepared base area, plus any details you may need to share with us about reaching you - so that the delivery process can run as smoothly as possible.
Our Fort Original Sheds all come with optional installation. If you are thinking about having your garden shed installed by our skilled team of fitters, please be aware that you will need to have a good, strong, level base, pre-prepared prior to your delivery date. We would normally recommend a base constructed from either slabs, concrete or heavy duty decking. We will always confirm these details with you at point of order and we will provide you with base plans if needed. These measures ensure that no detail is left out - ensuring that your garden shed will be both delivered and installed without any inconvenience.
Our delivery times can vary from season to season, but typically, you should expect to receive your building around 3-4 weeks from when you order. All of our buildings are made to order, so during the busy spring to summer seasons, this may increase to 6-10 weeks dependent on the building that you have purchased. Please feel free to contact us on 0800 999 0123 to check our current delivery times.