Shed Type And Roof Size
The large and impressive, 10′ x 10′ Windsor Overlap Modular Shed Workshop offers you the better part of an incredible 100 square feet of room to make use of. This large amount of space makes this a structure that can be used for a whole lot of storage or even as a place to do some work. From the outside this has a very striking look, but once inside the amount of room in front of you really is quite incredible. The depth and the width are right around 10 feet which makes this one of the largest sheds at this price range on the market. As well as offering all the floor space you could need, this shed also is generous when it comes to the headroom. The height along the ridge is just about 7 feet high and the eaves height is roughly 5 feet 7 inches.
The apex roof because of the size of the shed really does stand out in a great way. This style of roof does not allow for rain to make its way inside, protecting things that you store in here from the elements. The roof is made from 8 mm thick solid sheet boarding. At this price range we do feel that this type of boarding is fine and with it being covered with roofing felt, it will keep the rain and snow out just fine.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The walls of this shed look fantastic and that is because, Windsor have used overlap cladding for them. This is a great style of wall cladding that has a very nice look to it and it does actually help keep the cost of the shed down, but without risking what you have inside. The cladding is 7 mm thick and that is solid enough in our opinion.
The frame is always something we take a special interest in when looking at a new shed. This is because this really is what is going to make the shed stay strong and be reliable for many years. The frame in here is solid at, 28 mm x 28 mm and surprisingly where the wall sections meet the frame actually doubles up, giving you all the strength advantages you get and would expect with a far more expensive double frame. This is something we thought was a great touch and something we are sure is going to help the shed in the long run.
The flooring of the shed is that exact same solid sheet boarding which is under the roofing felt, but this is 10 mm thick. To be honest we would have liked to have seen a little thicker boarding or perhaps some tongue and groove boards for the floor, but that would have increased the price. Anyway these floorboards are actually fine as they are backed up with some, softwood joists which will help make the floor stronger.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
While the shed is being manufactured it will undergo a basecoat treatment which will protect the shed during delivery, construction and even the first week or two of its life. A generous coating of wood treatment is required very shortly after construction and then on a yearly basis.
The ten year anti rot guarantee that comes with the 10′ x 10′ Windsor Overlap Modular Shed Workshop is very generous and shows how much faith Windsor have in this product.
Doors And Windows
A large sized shed such as this we always feel should have a large set of doors and Windsor we are pleased to say have not let us down. The double door is a fantastic size at, 4 feet 4 inches wide and 5 feet 10 inches high. We are pretty sure that no matter what you store in here, you will not have any problems getting it inside. As you can see from the pictures, each of the doors is kept in its place with a good set of hinges and to keep the doors closed there is a turn button.
One side of the shed has four good sized windows. These are constructed from toughened styrene so there is never any danger of there being broken glass if one of the kids uses the shed as a set of football goals. These are fixed windows so they do not open, but they do let in a lot of natural light.
Security And Privacy
Despite the low price this is actually a fairly secure structure. While the shed does come with a turn button to keep the doors closed it does not come with anyway to lock it which is a little disappointing, but adding a pad bolt and padlock is not that big of a deal and will cost you no more than a couple of pounds.
With those large windows along one side of the shed there is not a lot of privacy on offer here. To be fair though this is not something we would criticise the shed for and adding a set of blinds, curtains or even a piece of fabric to cover the windows would not be difficult.
Customisation Options And Extras
Customising the shed is best done via wood treatment. Treating the shed is something that must be done in order to protect the wood so take advantage of this by selecting a coloured wood treatment to give the shed a bit of style.
We already mentioned just before that you will need to buy a pad bolt and padlock in order to securely lock up the shed, but that is all there is when it comes to extras for this shed. Which is something we are pretty pleased with as it means there is no sneaky hidden extras required at all.
Even with this being so low priced for its size. We are very impressed with the quality of materials that Windsor have been able to use here. Of course this is a budget shed and not as high quality overall as a £1000 shed, but the materials we feel are fine for a shed like this.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
One of the things that makes this such an easy recommendation is how this shed with the right amount of care could last you 20 or more years. Just a coating of treatment once a year is all that is needed and you will find this shed is something you can make use of for a long time.
We give this ten out of ten not just because the storage space is immense, but because of the low cost of the shed as well. This type of storage room at this price really is impressive and we really could not fault it in anyway.
Ease of installation 7.5/10
As is the case with all large sheds this is going to take a little bit of effort and the help of a friend. The instructions included will get you through this and we would say that the construction of the shed should take you around 2-4 hours.
The storage space offered and the quality of the materials used really does make this a shed which is one great deal.
Final Thoughts: If you are on a strict budget and want to get as much storage space as you possibly can then the 10' x 10' Windsor Overlap Modular Shed Workshop offers you one of the very best ways to achieve this. This shed is just huge and will make your eyes light up when you first see all that amazing storage space looking at you. The materials used to make up the shed, we will admit are far more high quality than we thought they would be and with just a little bit of effort on your part, the shed is going to be with you for many years. The storage space, the design and of course that incredible price make this a shed which is very easy to recommend.
Prices around: £599.99
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