Shed Type & Roof Size
This is a nice little shed (or as Waltons like to call it “mower store” that has a nice almost incognito style look to it that will see it just blend into your garden. The roof is a pent style roof which is nice for storage as the rain will just run off it and keep off your items inside! The pent roof does mean that the shed is slightly smaller at the back. At its heighest point in the front, you are looking at, 4 feet 8 inches and at its lowest point right at the back it is a little smaller at, 4 feet 2 inches. The trade-off that you get though of water not sitting on the roof and just running off is worth the loss of these few inches.
As far as the width goes, you have 4 feet 9 inches of space to play with this is accompanied by, 3 foot 1 inch of depth. More than enough space for you to keep a standard sized mower and a few gardening tools as well. So while on paper the dimensions may seem a little underwhelming the fact of the matter is you can keep your mower and all your gardening tools in here and they will be safe.
When it comes to the roof, you have a real winner on your hands here. With its 8 mm solid sheet board it will be more than happy to take a good few inches of snow in the winter and that sand felt is going to just laugh when our wet British summers are slamming down on it. While you do lose a couple of inches in side because of the pent roof the peace of mind you get from your items inside not getting ruined makes up for it big time.
Cladding, Frame & Floor
The cladding of this shed is very high quality and something that is easy to take for granted or perhaps even over look! The cladding that is used is 12 mm thick tongue and groove cladding which is near the high end of the cladding spectrum. From a purely shallow and aesthetical point of view it makes it look very nice. But this is also very strong. Tongue and grove cladding will last you a very long time and will not warp like some other styles of cladding tend to do after a couple of years. It is also strong enough that if you did want to put up a little shelf on the back wall you could. This cladding is so tough that when your kids kick a ball at it…….. it just kicks it right back at them!
The frame of the This 5 x 3 Waltons shiplap mower store is 28 mm x 28 mm and thanks to the tongue and groove cladding, you will never have to worry about the shed being flimsy or getting blown around in the wind so your shed will never be blow into the land of Oz which we are sure is a load off your mind.
The flooring is made from the same 8 mm solid sheet board that the roof is comprised from and this is more than strong enough to take the weight of a good solid mower and a whole host of tools (just do not leave them on the floor or you will probably get in trouble of your other half!) You never feel like you have to tip toe or gently place something down. The flooring is nice, sturdy and more than up to the task of looking after your gardening items.
Treatment Requirement & Warranty
As is the case with all Waltons sheds (sorry mower store) you do get a fantastic ten year anti rot guarantee. But it is down to you to treat the shed with the right kind of paint! The shed will come to you just dipped and not treated and if you want to make sure you are getting that ten year guarantee then be sure to treat it shortly after you have built it.
Doors & Windows
As the main purpose of this shed is to look after a mower it has two very large double doors which we think are just awesome. These doors are 4 feet 4 inches wide and 4 foot 1 inch high! That is nearly the whole of the front of the shed! Getting a mower out of a shed can be a royal pain in the butt, but you will not have any issues getting your mower in and out…… unless you have the power cord wrapped round your leg…. Hey we have all been there!
There are no windows, but as this is a shed that is purely built for storage, you would really have to be nit picking to put the shed down for this.
Security & Privacy
Well as we just said there is no window so it is not like people can peep in and see your awesome mower or selection of shovels. But in all this is a very secure building and it comes with a butterfly catch to keep the doors closed, but you would be best getting yourself a cheap padlock if you really want to keep your things locked up……. Or just to stop the kids using it for hide and seek.
While this is a strong and reliable little shed it is at the lower end of the price spectrum and as a result there are not a whole host of customisation options available to you. Waltons do offer their instillation service, but this is a shed that will not really be all that much of an issue to put together. One option you may want to look into….. if your mower is built like a tank is there, extra strength floor support pack which will give your floor some more strength and a little bit more oomph.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 7.6/10
Final Thoughts: This is an ideal little shed for you folks who are looking for a space to keep a mower, some gardening tools and not just use a shed as a dumping ground for stuff you want out of the house. If your aim is to find a shed that is practical, easy to build, will last a long time……. And not break the bank then this is a great shed to get!
Prices around: £179.95
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