8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review – Our first impressions
We have to admit, when we saw this shed advertised as ‘Ultra Value’ we weren’t really expecting much. However, we were pleasantly surprised by just how well put together this shed actually is. It is designed to be practical and affordable and from what we can tell, it certainly achieves this. It features a sturdy design, plenty of floor space and comes with some pretty great features.
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Features
The main features of this ultra-value 8×6 shed include:
Floor included – The floor of the shed comes fully included and like the roof, it is created with solid sheet material.
12mm Shiplap Cladding – Tongue and groove cladding tends to provide a more stable, secure design.
Sand felt included – The shed comes with free mineral roof felt to help protect it against the elements.
Made in the UK – Constructed in the UK, you are helping to support British manufacturing when you buy this product.
Free 10 year anti-rot warranty – Get total peace of mind with the 10 year anti-rot guarantee.
Braced single doorway – The shed is easily accessible thanks to the braced single doorway.
Windowless design – If you’re looking for complete privacy, you will love the windowless design.
While it doesn’t have the largest range of features, this ultra-value model is an excellent choice for those looking for their first shed.
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Specifications
It is always advised that youpay attention to the specifications before buying a shed. You need to make sure it will comfortably fit in your garden and that it is tall enough and wide enough to store your possessions. The ultra-value 8×6 shed comes with the following specifications:
- Width – 5’8
- Roof Height – 6’3
- Eaves Height – 4’9
- Depth – 7’8
- Door height – 5’3
- Door width – 2’5
- Imperial size – 8×6
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Safety
While this isn’t the most advanced shed available in the Waltons range, it still has some great safety features. The windowless design ensures total privacy and reduces the chances of theft. It also comes with a butterfly catch included. The structure is also solid so you won’t need to worry about it falling down or collapsing if it is assembled correctly.
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Ease of Assembly
We’ve given this shed a 7.5 out of 10 rating for assembly, largely because it can be quite time consuming and heavy to put together. However, the instructions are really easy to follow and if you enlist help the time it takes to construct can be slashed dramatically.
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Extras[/ws_title]
Due to this being a budget shed, you may want to consider buying a few extras to strengthen the construction and lengthen its durability. Some of the extras available include:
- Weatherproof lock with hasp and staple
- Extra strength floor support pack
- Superior duty felt
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Pros and Cons
The thing we really love about this shed is its quality. Due to its extremely low cost, we imagined it would be fairly basic with very little thought given to the actual design. However, it is created with high quality materials and has a flawless finish that is aesthetically pleasing. It would make an excellent addition to any garden.
However, that said there are a few potential cons that you will want to be aware of. Obviously it is designed to be a budget shed which means it doesn’t come with that many features. While the quality is great, it doesn’t have as many safety and strengthening features incorporated as some of the other Waltons models do.
We highly recommend you make use of the extras available to improve the sheds durability. The weatherproof lock for example will help to keep the shed secure all throughout the year. The floor support pack can also help to provide a sturdier floor, ensuring you can store larger items without concern.
8 X 6 Waltons Ultra Value Tongue & Groove Apex Garden Shed Review: Conclusion
Overall ifyou are looking for your first shed and you don’t want to spend a fortune, the 8×6 Waltons ultra-value tongue and groove model is a great choice. While it is pretty basic, it still provides a tough, durable construction. Providing you treat the shed with a high quality preservative after it has been built, you also benefit from the 10 year anti-rot warranty.
Quality of construction 10/10 Longevity of material 7.8/10
Prices around: £299.95
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