Shed Type And Roof Size
This is one of the largest sheds that we have seen in quite some time and actually the 15′ x 10′ Windsor Overlap Modular Workshop is so large that you could throw one amazing barn dance inside here. Ok so that is going a bit far, but this really does offer you just an incredible amount of room to work, play or even just store a whole lot of items. The depth is 14 feet 11 inches and the width is 9 feet 11 inches so as you can see inside here there is all the room you could possibly need. Of course as this is so large, a large sized garden is needed for it to be installed in. The height of the shed is also something we like as the ridge height is 7 feet 5 inches which gives you lots of room to walk around in. The eaves height is not all that high at 5 feet 2 inches, but we feel that is where most people would place shelving, a workbench or something like that so it really is not something to worry about.
We always feel that a shed this large simply must have an apex roof and clearly the good folks at Windsor feel the same. This apex roof is at the perfect angle to ensure the rain will run right off it. On the top of the roof is some very robust roofing felt and under that we have 8 mm thick solid sheet for the boarding.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
As this is a modular shed there are different sections which make up the whole shed, but each one is made with overlap cladding that is, 7 mm thick. This type of cladding is going to keep the gallons and gallons of rain that are going to hit it out and it also has a very appealing look to it as well.
Each of the wall sections has a very impressive, 28 mm x 28 mm frame behind it. We will be honest when we first saw the price of this shed we were a little worried that the frame would be where the costs were cut, but that is not the case at all and we are very impressed with how robust this frame actually is.
The flooring used here is solid sheet boarding that is 10 mm thick. Considering the price of the shed the thickness of this floor really did surprise us as we thought it would perhaps be 8 mm. Another pleasant surprise is under the floorboards and this is pressure treated floor joists which will give the floor extra strength. While this is not the strongest floor we have ever seen, we do feel that for the price of the shed it is exactly what we would have expected to see. One thing we have to mention is that in the picture you can see the shed sitting on some kind of base, this is not included with the shed.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A basecoat treatment is applied to all of the wood and when you consider just how much wood there is making up this shed. the fact they are doing this for free is quite remarkable. While we appreciate this basecoat, you will still be required to treat the shed shortly after you have built it and then once a year after that. Treating a shed this large may take a little while, but just have some good music on and you will find it a fun experience.
One thing that always impresses greatly with the sheds that Windsor make is their ten year guarantee. This will cover you in case the wood starts to show signs of rot, but if you treat the shed properly then we are sure this will never happen.
Doors And Windows
The door on the 15′ x 10′ Windsor Overlap Modular Workshop is a double door that is 5 feet 10 inches high and 4 feet 4 inches wide. As you can clearly see when both doors are open there is a ton of room to be able to get into the shed which is going to work out perfectly if you have large items you want to bring into here. When the doors are closed you can see the six hinges which have a silver colour to them, these are very strong and will hold the doors in place. To keep the doors closed and to prevent them opening in the wind, Windsor have included a turn button catch.
There certainly is a lot of windows on this shed. In total there are six and all of them are located on one side of the shed. These are made with styrene and are going to allow lots of sunlight inside. It would have been nice if at least a couple of them could be opened, but that would have raised the price of the shed.
Security And Privacy
While the build of the shed is certainly secure, you are going to have to add some security measures yourself if you want to lock it up. This is not as expensive or as much hassle as it sounds as a padlock is easily added and can be found in most pound shops across the country. If you do have expensive things in here then adding this type of security is something we most certainly recommend you do.
Of course as there are six windows this is not a shed that is offering you a whole lot of privacy. To be fair we do not see this as a big deal, but some blinds, curtains or even some kind of fabric over the windows would stop being able to look in through them.
Customisation Options And Extras
As this is a large shed it is really going to stand out in your garden, but if you want it to stand out even more or perhaps blend in a little bit better. Then be sure to use a coloured wood treatment, you can get all kinds of colours so have some fun when it comes to painting the shed.
Windsor themselves to do not offer any extras for the shed which is not a bad thing at all, but you will need to purchase a padlock and some wood treatment.
Of course as the shed is so large a few cost cutting measures had to made to keep the price under £100, but to be honest it is nothing that we would really put the shed down for. It is still remarkably high quality for the price.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
This is a shed which will require a little bit of care from you over its life, but do not worry it is not a lot of effort. And with just the minimal amount of effort, we can see you getting over 20 years of use out of this shed.
Any shed that offers this kind of storage space has to score 10/10.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
You would think a shed of this size would be a real pain in the rear end to build, but actually because of the modular design, as long as you have a friend to help you, this is rather easy to build.
We feel that you really are getting great value for money with this shed. It really is huge and for under £1000 it is a very good deal.
Final Thoughts: Very few sheds can compete with the 15' x 10' Windsor Overlap Modular Workshop when it comes to sheer size. For a person or family who want a huge amount of storage space or a an area out of the house to work, this is something that you will just love. The style is very nice and while large, we do not feel it is too overbearing. The price is more than fair and with the right amount of TLC, you are going to be able to enjoy this for a long time. If you want a huge amount of space, but do not fancy paying for a garage or an extension then this is a fantastic, low cost alternative.
Prices around: £749.99
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