Shed Type And Roof Size
The 10′ x 10′ Windsor Groundsman Workshop Shed really is one of the most gorgeous looking workshops we have seen in quite a while. Windsor have done just an amazing job on this and how they have managed to offer this for under £1,000 is a mystery to us. Anyway the width is just a hair over 10 feet and the depth is also just about 10 feet so you have more than enough room to the put a few benches, some shelving and anything else you may need to create the workshop of your dreams. Another very impressive aspect of this shed is the height, the eaves height is right around six feet so even at the lowest point, you have lots of headroom. Along the ridge of the shed there is an incredible, 8 feet 4 inches of height.
We are very impressed with how Windsor have designed the apex roof. It is made with tongue and groove boards that are 12 mm thick and then covered with roofing felt. What really surprised us was the high quality support beam that they have put inside here to help strengthen the roof.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
A shed of this size can sometimes look a little overbearing, even when it is supposed to be used as a workshop. But because of that very nice looking, tongue and groove shiplap cladding it actually has a very attractive appearance and we are sure you are going to just love the way it looks standing in your garden. By making the cladding 12 mm thick and because of the way it is so tightly slotted together, rain, snow or anything else mother nature throws its way is not getting inside the shed.
Any shed or workshop of this size must have a strong frame or it will have a flimsy feel to it. The frame inside of here is an impressive, 27 mm x 45 mm and it is incredibly robust and as you can see from the pictures some of the panels even have diagonal cross braces on them to help give the shed a bit more strength.
High quality flooring is a must on any structure that is made to be a workshop and we could not be any more pleased with the floor inside here. The floor is made with 12 mm tongue and groove boarding and under this there are some pressure treated floor joists to raise the shed a little and allow you to put many heavy items inside.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The wood used to make this is fantastic and before it is sent your way it will all be given a free basecoat treatment to ensure it is protected during delivery and while you install the shed. Once installed, within the first couple of weeks, you will want to give it a full coating of wood treatment. This is not something that will take too long and if you do it once a year, the wood will stay rot free and keep that smooth look it has.
Windsor offer a very generous 10 year anti rot guarantee with this shed, but this is dependent on you treating the shed properly.
Doors And Windows
As you can see from the pictures this workshop comes with a very wide set of double doors. The width of the door is 4 feet 5 inches and the height is 5 feet 10 inches. This is one of the most spacious doors we have seen so you will have no troubles getting items in and out of the workshop. Windsor have protected the doors from sagging in the future by using heavy duty hinges to keep them in their place.
We love the windows that are on this shed and while they may differ just a little bit from the ones pictured they are still going to let in a lot of natural light. The windows that are on the side of the shed can be placed on either side while you are constructing it and then there are two windows on the front of the shed as well. You have no worries about broken glass as the windows are made from styrene. We would have preferred to have seen real glass used for the windows, but that would have seen the price probably go over a thousand pounds if they did.
Security And Privacy
Those double doors actually have a lock on them so you are going to be able to make sure that your tools and whatever else you may have in here are locked up securely. We are sure that you will want to keep all kinds of expensive things in here if you are using it as a workshop so you may want to add a padlock and pad bolt which would be cheap and very easy to do.
The 10′ x 10′ Windsor Groundsman Workshop Shed is very easy to see into because of all those windows that it has, but as this is a workshop then you need those windows to let in natural light. But some blinds on the windows would help give you some privacy.
Customisation Options And Extras
The best way to give this workshop your own little personal touch is with coloured wood treatment. Red, green, blue and many more different colours of wood treatment are out there so you can make the shed as low key or as wild as you want.
Windsor do not have any extras for you to worry about with this shed which we always feel is a good thing. The only thing you have to consider is their installation service which costs £319.99.
This is a very well made workshop and Windsor have managed to use high quality materials all through it.
Longevity of Materials
We feel that you are going to be able to enjoy this for well over 20 years as long as you look after it the right way. A yearly coating of treatment and a little TLC on the inside is all you need to do in order for this to be with you for a long time.
We are very impressed with the size of this shed as it has plenty of room on the floor, but it is also a few inches higher than the average shed.
Ease of Installation
As is the case with all workshops of this size, you will need a person to help you out. Instructions are included and the whole process will take around 3-5 hours, not counting your snack and tea breaks of course.
While this is certainly not a budget priced shed, we are still impressed with how, Windsor have managed to make this available for under a thousand pounds.
Final Thoughts: Because of its truly awesome look, we feel that it is very hard not to be wowed by the 10' x 10' Windsor Groundsman Workshop Shed. With its impressive size and very attractive design it really is an incredible looking structure. This may be priced quite high, but for this price tag you are getting a high quality and large shed that can be used for many different things. There are similar sized sheds available for far less money, but they are not made with anywhere near as high quality materials and certainly will not last as long. If you have the budget for this then you will not be disappointed in its quality, longevity or design.
Prices around: £969.99
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