Shed Type and Roof Size
This is a windowless metal storage shed, designed to fit in any garden. Measuring 1.72m in width, 1.78m in depth and 2.03m high, this compact shed has a surprisingly generous amount of storage space. It boasts an apex roof which you will often see on wooden shed designs. This is what really helps to give the shed its height, offering plenty of internal space to keep tall items. It doesn’t just provide more space either, the apex design helps rainwater to run down the roof, straight to the floor. This in turn helps to prevent rust.
The large double doors measure 1.32m in width and 1.79m in height, providing excellent access to the building.
Cladding, Frame and Floor
Unlike a lot of metal sheds, this one features Shiplap style vinyl cladding. We love the unique design as it provides an attractive quality that isn’t often seen in metal buildings. It also comes with one advantage that wooden Shiplap cladding doesn’t – it requires absolutely zero maintenance. So you get the aesthetic appeal of Shiplap without the hassle.
The steel frame provides an extremely strong, durable structure. The galvanised steel really helps to prevent rust and damage from the elements. This provides excellent value for money and gives you complete reassurance.
The shed does come with a floor included and again this is created with steel, providing excellent strength to handle heavier items. You don’t need to worry about what you store in here, the floor will not crumble under the pressure.
Treatment Requirements and Warranty
By far one of the main advantages of this building is the fact you never need to treat it. It is the lowest maintenance shed you can buy and proves extremely cost effective. You also benefit from a 10 year warranty for the parts of the shed.
Doors and Windows
Even the double doors of the shed have a unique, attractive style. They feature indented panels, just like you’d see on a traditional wooden door. They can also be padlocked to ensure excellent security. Without windows it also ensures the contents are totally private. No need to worry about prying eyes.
Security and Privacy
We are impressed by the privacy and security of this shed. The incredibly tough steel construction makes it practically impossible to break into. However, you will need to buy a padlock if you want to fully secure the building. As for privacy, there is no way the contents of the shed will be seen from the outside thanks to the lack of windows. This makes it a great choice for those hoping to store valuable possessions.
Customisation Options and Extras
Usually it’s a disappointment to find that Walton’s sheds don’t come with customisation options or extras. However, the reason why it doesn’t is because it literally comes with everything you need. It doesn’t require treatments, the structure is extremely tough so it doesn’t require extra support and it comes with an attractive appearance. The only thing we could potentially be disappointed with is the lack of a padlock. You will need to buy this elsewhere if you want to make the shed completely secure.
The only option given to you is to opt for the smaller sized shed. So if you feel this will be slightly too big for what you actually need to store, choose the 3’x5’ metal shed instead.
You won’t find a higher quality metal shed than this one. Not only is the structure created from exceptionally strong materials, but it also has an attractive style that will enhance any garden.
Longevity Of Materials 7.5/10
The shed is guaranteed to last a minimum of 10 years. This is pretty impressive considering it doesn’t require any treatments. The reason we couldn’t give it 10/10 is because while it is incredibly durable, there is still room for improvement.
There is a good amount of storage provided by the shed, with the apex roof giving you the opportunity to store larger, taller items.
Ease Of Installation 7.5/10
All sheds in this range have been designed to be easy to put together. This one comes with the doors fully assembled so all you need to do is simply hook them onto the door’s hinge joints. The reason we didn’t give it full marks out of 10 is because it is pretty heavy. As it is a metal design, it will be heavier to put together than a wooden shed of the same size.
If it’s value for money you are looking for, this is a great choice. Not only does it last at least 10 years, but you also don’t need to buy any extras besides a padlock. So you simply have to pay the one off purchase price and there are no more fees to worry about.
Final Thoughts: We love this shed. Most of all we love its strength and stability. The galvanised steel helps to provide an unbreakable frame that is completely rust resistant. We also like its simplicity. There is no future maintenance to worry about and it is guaranteed to keep your possessions dry and safe throughout the years. It also offers great privacy and comes with some superb features. The ventilation and integrated skylight are fantastic additions. All in all we highly recommend this model and feel it outshines the majority of same-sized metal sheds.
Prices around: £449
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