Building Type and Measurements
- Ridge height – 6’11”
- Eaves height – 5’5”
- Door height – 5’8”
- Door width – 1’9”
- Depth including overhang – 6’2”
- Width including overhang – 6’6”
This very traditional designed shed is part of the high quality Windsor range. It has been created to handle any kind of storage and thanks to its rigidity it can also be turned into a small workshop or even just a space to retire and enjoy a little ‘you’ time. It comes with a very tall interior thanks to the sharp apex roof and benefits from a taller than average door height. The width of the door is shorter than many competitor buildings, but you still shouldn’t encounter any problems with getting wide equipment in or out of the building.
Roof and Floor
The apex roof is a dominant feature of the shed, offering a really sharp design compared to most. This means it benefits from even more efficient rainwater protection. The rain is directed quickly away from the shed, giving the roof spectacular rot resistance. Another unique element of the roofs design is that it is made from tongue and groove. Most sheds these days tend to feature a solid sheet roof so this highlights the quality in comparison to other models out there.
The floor also benefits from sturdy tongue and groove, making it capable of holding heavyweight items. You won’t need to boost its strength in any way.
Cladding, Frame and Treatment Requirements
To make sure the shed will last for years, the manufacturer has used Shiplap tongue and groove cladding. Measuring a standard 12mm thick, this cladding provides superior quality and also offers a level of rot and weather resistance that isn’t found on overlap sheds. The first thing you’ll notice is that the walls have a very solid, smooth appearance due to the tight interlocking nature of the tongue and groove design. You’ll also see there is a groove situated between the panels to drain water away from the cladding. 27mm x 45mm round edge framing lines the interior and further increases its resistance to moisture; keeping your storage dry and protect throughout the year.
At the factory the manufacturer dip treats the timber before the shed is shipped. This process absorbs a high quality preservative into the surface of the wood. Whilst this does give it a more effective waterproof barrier, it is still advised that a further treatment is added after you have erected the shed and then continual annual treatments will be needed.
Doors and Windows
We think you’ll be really impressed by both the doors and the windows supplied with this building. The doors are some of the most solidly designed models we have seen. They have a very thick design and are braced to prevent them from getting damaged from frequent use. However, it is the built in key operated lock that really stands out. Not many sheds come with this type of strong lock so it is a huge advantage over its competitors. Then there’s an even further benefit with the doors being factory fitted. This makes installation much faster and also ensures they are secured correctly.
The single window is also noteworthy. It can be opened and it opens out from the bottom which gives it a modern style. It also comes with styrene glazing which for those who don’t know, is a safer alternative to glass. It is completely shatterproof which makes it a safe choice for family homes.
Security and Privacy
This little shed really does have it all and that is clearly seen in the security included. Not only do you benefit from the extraordinary quality cladding, but as mentioned above, the doors are fitted with a built in lock. This lock can only be opened via a key. You’ll find most sheds come with either a button catch, a pad bolt or a hasp and staple. Very rarely do they offer the more secure built in locks like this one.
The window, whilst providing excellent lighting and ventilation, does lower the privacy rating of this shed. However, there are things you can do to improve this. For example, why not fit curtains behind the window? The cladding is strong enough to handle a window covering and it will help you to keep your storage protected from sight when you’re not around.
Customisation Options and Extras
As this shed comes with such an excellent range of features, it doesn’t require much in terms of extras. You can obviously customise the window by placing it on either side of the building. Apart from that there are no other customisation options on offer but it really doesn’t need them thanks to its brilliant design.
The Garden Building Installation Service may help to save a lot of stress and hard work. It is slightly expensive, but if you can afford it we would recommend letting the professionals put this together for you. However, if you are set on self-assembling the shed, you’ll be pleased to know its factory fitted doors make it very simple to put together. Compared to other models this is easy to install so if you’re willing to put in the time, you could save a lot of money.
Environmentally friendly treatments are offered and they come in four different colour options. Now as a free tub of treatment is provided, you don’t really need to spend anything extra initially on additional treatments. However, they could still be worth looking at if you’re hoping to change the colour of the shed.
The DIY Assembly Assistance Kit contains all kinds of good quality tools. What we like about this kit is that the tools included can be used for a wide range of DIY tasks, as well as with the construction of any future outdoor buildings you buy. We recommend taking a look at the tools included to see whether you have them or not.
We are really surprised by the quality of this shed and we’d have rated it higher if we could. It really outshines the competition and considering its quality and benefits, it comes at an outstanding cost.
Longevity Of materials 9/10
Like many sheds we review, the only thing preventing a full rating here is the annual treatments. Without treating the shed, it will suffer from the elements and therefore won’t last as long as it would if it were treated. So as long as you maintain yearly high quality treatments, you will benefit from a great 10 year anti rot guarantee.
This isn’t the largest shed available, but it should be more than adequate to handle most people’s outdoor storage needs. It is compact enough to fit in most gardens and allows you to add shelves and hooks on the interior walls if needed.
Ease of installation 10/10
If you’ve read a lot of our shed reviews, you’ll know we rarely give a shed 10/10 for installation. However, thanks to the factory fitted doors, we really feel this is one of the easiest sheds to assemble.
You really will struggle to find a better quality shed at the same low cost as this one. It has outstanding value for money and is guaranteed to really last the test of time.
Final Thoughts: It isn’t often we come across a shed of this size that we fall in love with. This unique building has so many benefits and features, yet it comes at an amazingly low price. So if you’re looking for value for money, this is definitely the right shed for you. Just some of its awesome features include factory fitted doors with key operated lock, opening styrene glazed window, full tongue and groove construction and a 10 year anti rot guarantee. Shed Store even provide a free tub of treatment to save you even more money. We can’t recommend this shed highly enough.
Prices around: £399.99
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