Let’s take a closer look at this 10 x 6 overlap apex garden shed from the industry leaders’, Waltons. Yet again, they strive to provide us a high quality building that is a worthwhile purchase. The shed is attractively priced, but no compromise has been made on the quality of the material.
Shed Type & Roof Size
The apex roof, measuring 2.00m in height, prevents rainwater from standing. The upside down v-shape enables the water to run down the sides and keeps your shed dry in the process. The 1.58m tall eaves, along with the apex roof, make for plenty of space for tools and equipment. The extra headspace is perfect for storing tall tools.
Sand felt roof covering is included which protects the roof from damage. You can upgrade to Superior Duty Felt if you want extra protection. The felt is made of glass fiber, reinforcing its strength and extending the lifespan. It does not require any adhesive while still bonding with the roof better than ordinary felt.
The shed measures 1.95m in width and 3.15m in depth, and its doors measure 1.68m in height and 0.96m in width.
Cladding, Frame & Floor
The 8mm overlap cladding ensures that your shed will remain clean and dry. The overall construction is done using overlapped timber, which is also the cause of its extra low price. Interlocking cladding is much more effective during extreme weather conditions though.
The shed has a rigid interior frame of 28mm x 28mm. The thick and sturdy frame adds durability to the structure, so you can have the peace of mind that your shed will last many years. The floor is made of solid sheet material, stripped timber compacted with resin. This feature gives an overall secure feel to the shed. There are few bearers at the foundation that keeps the shed above the ground. This way, your shed doesn’t have to sit on the damp ground. Or you can go for a Pro Shed base, which is far better than a concrete base. It utilizes strong plastic that is extremely tough and is able to support huge garden shed. It ventilates the shed base so that it remains dry. You can upgrade to Extra Strength Floor Support Pack if you intend to store heavy lawn movers and boxes in your shed. This will extend the life of the building and is also the cheapest and easiest way to strengthen the floor.
Treatment Requirement & Warranty
The shed comes with a 10-year anti-rot guarantee, a notable plus. But to avail that offer, the shed must be regularly treated with a high quality, spirit based, timber preservative as instructed in the manual. The shed is pre-treated with a water based timber treatment, so the next treatment must be applied after you have constructed the shed.
For further treatments and their frequency, do go through the manual. It will take some effort, but be assured that these preservatives will ensure the safety and durability of the materials.
Doors & Windows
The large double doors provide easy access to the interior so you can move around without getting tangled up with the water hose. A butterfly catch is included, but you can always buy other bolt types to better secure the shed.
The large windows are glazed with styrene so that the windows get a professional finish. Being shatterproof, the windows can provide you a sense of security. They are also a natural light source so the shed is swamped with light during the daytime. You don’t need to take that flashlight inside every time.
Security & Privacy
A turn button (butterfly) catch is included. It might not provide top-notch security, but it will certainly keep the door shut so you don’t have to worry about small animals getting into your shed.
The large windows also do not provide much privacy either. For maximum security, you can go for a windowless shed or purchase a Weatherproof Padlock with Hasp and Staple.
Place the windows on either the left or right hand side of the shed. This simple feature makes it more appealing and adds value too. Now you can place the shed in a corner and not
Be assured that the quality will be up to mark. The shed comes from the industry leaders after all and provides the best quality.
Longevity Of Materials 7.5/10
The overlap cladding protects the timber sheets from rainwater but regular treatments will be required to ensure the longevity of the building. Upgrade to a floor support pack and superior roofing felt to make the shed last even longer.
The interior is spacious and you can store plenty or tools and equipments without having to wad all the stuff in.
Ease Of Installation 7.5/10
A manual will assist you in constructing the shed. Although it is recommended that 2 people assemble the shed.
The shed comes at an extra low price but it has a sturdy structure and overlapping cladding which makes it resistant to rainwater.
Final Thoughts: This good-looking building is large enough to store your garden tools and equipment. The overlapping cladding that will protect the shed against rainwater. The whole structure is made of this overlapping solid sheet timber, so you don’t have to worry about the exterior. The 10-year anti-rot guarantee will ensure the building lasts long.Its best feature is arguably the apex roof, providing more headspace and allowing rainwater to simply slide down the sides. Overall, we recommend this product, primarily because of its extra low price, offering great value for your storage needs.
Prices around: £329.95
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