7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed – Our first impressions
This may be a small shed, but it offers a surprising amount of interior space. This is largely thanks to the Apex roof. Providing a traditional style, the Apex roof increases the sheds height and also ensures rain water drains quickly and easily. We really like the way it has been put together too. Just by looking at it you wouldn’t guess it comes at such an affordable price.
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Features
The 7×5 benefit from a lot of great features. The main ones can be found below.
10 year anti-rot guarantee – To highlight its high quality design, the shed comes with a great 10 year anti-rot guarantee.
Free mineral roofing felt – The free sand roofing felt provides great weather protecting, helping to increase its durability.
Floor joists – The floor joists help to keep the shed floor away from the damp ground. This again improves durability and prevents further damage from rot. Not only that, but the joists provide extra support for the base, helping to give a sturdier build.
Double, round edged framing – The framing on the inside of the shed has been planed and rounded to prevent splinters. The double framed corners also add great stability to the overall structure.
Shatterproof Styrene glazing – One of the safety features of the shed are the great shatterproof styrene windows. One of the best glass alternatives, the material is difficult to break and the window allows adequate light into the shed.
Choice of window placement – One feature which many customers are happy with is the choice of window placement. This gives you the freedom to install the shed on either side of the garden. Choose to have the windows on either the right or the left hand side.
12mm tongue and groove cladding – Interlocking 12mm tongue and groove cladding helps to maximise the sheds strength and also provides great weather protection.
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Specifications
Now for the all-important specifications. While the shed should fit comfortably in even smaller gardens, it is still a good idea to take note of the measurements. They include:
- Width – 5’5
- Roof Height – 6’7
- Eaves Height – 5’5
- Depth – 7’0
- Door height – 5’8
- Door width – 2’5
- Imperial size – 7×5
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Safety
The 7×5 is one of the safest models available on the market. It benefits from plenty of durability and stability enhancing features. The styrene glazed windows are particularly great for those with young children. The shatterproof design gives you complete peace of mind. Despite being a value shed, nothing has been compromised in terms of quality and safety. It even comes with a rim lock to ensure maximum security.
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Ease of Assembly
You would think because this is a fairly small shed, it would be somewhat easy to put together. Don’t let the small size fool you. While the instructions may be simple and easy to follow, the installation is fairly heavy work. So it is advised that 2 people work to put it together. However, the one thing we do like is that the boards fit perfectly together.
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Extras
Enhance your shed with the following extra features:
- Superior duty felt
- 7×5 Portabase
- Extra strength floor support pack
- 49mm weatherproof lock along with hasp and staple
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Pros and Cons
Safety is by far one of the biggest advantages of this small shed. It is one of the most secure, safe and durable sheds available in the Waltons collection. We were really impressed by the quality of the shed and its excellent range of features.
In terms of cons, it isn’t painted so while this isn’t a major concern for us, it is something that you might be disappointed with. The 10 year anti-rot guarantee is also a little misleading. It isn’t made overly clear by the manufacturer that in order to benefit from the guarantee you will need to add your own high quality preservative to the shed once you have built it.
7 x 5 Waltons Groundsman Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Shed: Conclusion
This is one of our favourite sheds because it not only comes in a small enough package to fit most gardens, but it also designed with extra durability in mind. The apex roof gives it a quaint, traditional style and the amount of interior space you are provided with is brilliant. It would make a great first shed or would suit those who have minimum outdoor storage requirements.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 8/10
Prices around: £399.95
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