Shed Type And Roof Size
Windsor have a real knack for making large sheds at affordable prices, but this one right here the 10′ x 8′ Windsor All-Purpose Shiplap Pent Shed not only offers you a large amount of space. It is also one of the most attractive looking sheds we have seen from Windsor. You will have plenty of room for storage or even to work inside this shed as there is right around 10 feet of width and 7 feet 8 inches of depth which we can tell you does give you a lot of room to make use of. The shed is also a very good height where even at the lowest point at the back of the shed there is, 5 feet 7 inches of height and at the front of the shed at the highest point it is, 6 feet 6 inches.
The sloping pent roof on here really is amazing and very well designed. It slopes to the back so there is no worry about having water getting into the shed or pouring onto your head as you try to get into it in the rain. The roof is made with 8 mm thick, solid sheet boarding and then covered with some very robust roofing felt.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We were very impressed with the look of the tongue and groove shiplap cladding and even more impressed with how Windsor were able to make it 12 mm thick and still keep the price as low as it is. This type of cladding is just the best when it comes to offering your items the best protection from the rain. Even in the wettest storm, no water is going to sneak inside.
Much like the wall cladding, the frame that has been used here is of a very high quality, more high quality than we would expect from this price range. The frame is a rounded edge, 28 mm x 28 mm frame and that we can tell you is going to last for many years and make sure the shed stays robust and is able to take a little bit of abuse over the years.
As we would expect from Windsor the floor is made with the same good quality boards that the roof is. These are very impressive boards in their own right, but what really makes this such a sturdy floor is the pressure treated floor joists which are backing up the floorboards. We are sure that you will be able to fill this shed up with whatever you want and the floor is going to be able to take it.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The 10′ x 8′ Windsor All-Purpose Shiplap Pent Shed will be given a free basecoat treatment so that it is going to be fine during the delivery to your home and while you are building it. The wood that is used here is fantastic, but you will have to coat it in wood treatment shortly after construction. Also yearly treatment will be required to keep that wood in great condition.
You will be given a ten year anti rot guarantee with the shed and we are more than happy with a guarantee like this. Just remember it may have a ten year guarantee, but it still needs that annual treatment.
Doors And Windows
The single sized door is 5 feet 5 inches high and 2 feet 4 inches wide which is we feel is enough room to get even large items into the shed. We really do love the way this single braced door looks and those heavy duty hinges are not going to allow the door to sag after a few years like cheap hinges do.
One very large anti styrene window is included with the shed and wow does this window allow a lot of light into the shed. We really do like what Windsor have done with this window and to see a window so large is rather unusual and it does give this shed its own personality and make it look different from the other sheds on the market.
Security And Privacy
The door and actually the rest of the shed is very sturdy and to keep that door closed the shed comes with a pad bolt. This pad bolt is great and it does have a place where you can easily add a padlock to it so you can keep the door securely locked.
We already mentioned that the included window was large so that does make this a shed which does lack privacy. It is not a huge deal, but if you do like your privacy then have a look at adding some curtains to cover the window.
Customisation Options And Extras
The door and the window are a huge part of what makes this shed to appealing to look at. One thing that makes them even more amazing is that you can choose where on the front of the shed the door and the window goes. We love when a company does this as it means you can put the door and the window in the most convenient location for you. As well as this you may want to give the shed a coating of coloured wood treatment to give it a bit more of a flashy appearance.
There are not any extras that you need to worry about with this shed. The only thing missing which we would have liked to have seen included is a padlock. But when you can pick up a padlock in most pound shops these days it really is not that much of an issue. At the same time though it would not have hurt them to include one with the shed.
How Windsor have been able to use 12 mm thick cladding, pressure treated floor joists and that robust frame for a price this low is incredible and in all we have to say this is a high quality shed.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
By treating the shed once a year, you will find that this shed will be with you for many years. Honestly we would not be surprised if this shed lasted 20 or more years as long as you look after it.
The room you have to make use of is very impressive and the amount of possibilities it gives you is staggering.
Ease of installation 8/10
As long as the person who is willing to help you build this is not too grouchy then this is not a bad day of DIY at all and should not take you more than a few hours.
Windsor really are one of the best out there when it comes to offering sheds that really do offer amazing value for money which this shed certainly is.
Final Thoughts: It is very hard to focus on just one thing about the 10' x 8' Windsor All-Purpose Shiplap Pent Shed which makes us rate it so highly and that is because it does so many things well. To start with, the size of the shed is just ideal and it offers you lots and lots of room. The materials use have been carefully selected so that the shed is low cost, but also high quality in its design. Also the shed really does have one very eye catching design so it is going to be something you are proud to have in your garden. We really do like this shed and are sure it is going to be very popular and if a large shed at a good price is what you are after then we highly recommend this.
Prices around: £584.99
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