Shed Type And Roof Size
Without exaggerating, we honestly think that this is one of the most spectacular looking sheds we have ever seen. It has such a classic charm and design to it and we feel that it actually looks like something that has been taken from a garden show and placed into your garden. This is a shed that has been made to look great, last a long time and be very practical. You have a very decent amount of storage space inside here with 3 feet 11 inches in depth and a very generous, just under 7 feet of width. You have a lot of headroom inside here even at the lowest point there is over 6 feet and at the ridge there is a phenomenal 8 feet 7 inches of headroom. This is one of the most spacious sheds we have ever seen when it comes to its height which means there will be no need to be walking around hunched over when you are inside. Another very interesting feature of the shed is that Suncast have actually put in a few air vents which will be great if you are in here working on a hot summers day. The inside dimensions of this shed are great, but it is that just gorgeous outside that really makes this something special.
The roof has been created in just such an amazing and rather unusual way and we really love it. What surprised us was at first you are sure that this is an actual slate roof, but actually the roof is made from blow moulded, metal reinforced, roof panels that have been moulded to look like a slate roof and then painted grey to give it a really cool and stand out effect. This is an apex style roof and it has been made to be more steep than a typical apex roof. This is so the rain will not sit on top and be able to make its way inside. Also thanks to the roof being metal reinforced it can take many, many inches of snow. The roof just looks absolutely fantastic and we are sure that everyone who sees it will touch it to see if it really is a slate roof.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Much like the roof looks like it is made from real slate, the cladding looks like it is made from actual wood and even after you run your hand over it for the 100th time, you will still not be 100 percent sure! The walls of the shed are actually made from double walled, blow moulded resin. This is very strong and the vanilla wood painted design really does look just so inviting and pleasant. This type of resin is very durable and will stand up to the elements very well. The way that it all slots together makes it so there is no nooks or crannies that the rain can get in, even in high winds. Although the way the shed is made may not be the conventional, it does it look great and provide a very effective way of protecting what you have inside from the constant rain we seem to get these days.
One of the benefits that comes with using blow moulded resin is not just that the designer can really think outside the box when it comes to the shape of the shed, but also that there is no need for there to be any kind of frame. Now before you start to worry and think that this will make the shed become weak over time, we can tell you that because this is double walled, this just so strong and sturdy that it will not be going anywhere. As a matter of fact the shed is so strong that Suncast themselves recommend this shed to people who have a ride on mower. So with that in mind you know this must be a very robust shed.
The floor of the Suncast Cascade Shed is made from that same type of blow moulded material as the roof and it has once again been reinforced with metal to make it feel very sturdy under your feet and also last for a number of years. This floor has been designed so that it can easily take the weight of something as heavy as a ride on mower as well as a whole load of other stuff.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Looking after the shed could not be any easier. Blow moulded resin does not require any special kind of treatment and this low maintenance is part of what makes it so popular. It is so easy to wipe down when it gets dirty that looking after it is no hassle at all.
To back up just how long lasting this type of design is, Suncast offer a ten year warranty with the shed. This is very generous and honestly we think that the shed will still be standing and looking good well after those ten years have passed.
Doors And Windows
The Suncast Cascade Shed has a very good looking and generously sized double door which is painted in a very stylish shade of grey which compliments the vanilla look of the rest of the shed very well. When both doors are open you have a lot of room to get things in and out of the shed and perhaps even ride your mower right inside. The height is 6 feet 4 inches and the width is a respectable, 5 feet. Each door is held in place by three top of the line hinges to ensure it will stay in place for years. The door handles are these very classy black metal handles that look great and really stand out.
Each door has a fantastic looking window on it that has been done in a curved, vanilla coloured frame to give it a very unique look that fits in with the design of the rest of the shed so well. We love the look of these windows and the curved design of them would not have been possible (or it would have been very difficult and expensive to do) if the shed was made from wood. So that is another plus when it comes to the blow moulded resin that the shed is made from.
Security And Privacy
You have one very strong and sturdy shed on your hands here and those two great looking door handles have a lock on them so you can keep everything locked up and safe. We feel that this offers more than enough security for whatever you may have inside.
While there is a window on each of the doors they are not so large that the whole world can look and see what you have inside. There are not any privacy concerns with this shed and to cover up the windows in any way we feel would be a real shame and take away from the great look of the shed.
Customisation Options And Extras
Blow moulding does not really allow for much customisation, but to be honest with you, we feel that this is a shed that really is perfect as it is on the outside. Inside there is more than enough room to place some shelving, some knick knacks or other such things to give it your own little personal style.
We really could not be any more impressed with just how high quality this shed is. Suncast have really outdone themselves here and made a shed that is just top of the line all the way through from top to bottom.
Longevity Of Materials 9/10
This double walled resin is not only very durable, but it is just so easy to maintain as well. A wipe down every now and again is all you need to do. Add into this the way the floor and roof has been reinforced and you have a shed that is going to look great for a many years.
At 7 X 4 this is not the biggest shed we have ever seen, but the size here is decent enough and we are sure with some good thinking on your part that you will really make the most of this space.
Ease Of Installation 8/10
As with any DIY job like this you will need a friend with you to help put it all together and also to pop into the kitchen to make a cup of tea when you need a rest. Most of the shed is just a case of slotting and securing in place so you will have no trouble putting it all together.
£619.99 we know is not a small amount of money, but we do feel with just how great this shed looks and how many years you will get out of it that it really does offer you a lot of value for your money.
Final Thoughts: No matter how many times you look at this shed, you cannot helped but be wowed by it. The Suncast Cascade Shed really is one of the best looking sheds that we have ever seen and as well as this to add to its appeal the materials are just so durable and long lasting. Add into this the fact that it is so easy to look after and you have a shed that will give you so much, but ask for so little in return. Without a doubt this would be a feature in your garden that will result in many friends and family members asking you where you bought it. This is a shed that we have no problem, recommending at all, and for the money, we feel that it is a great deal.
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