Shed Type And Roof Size
Now here is a very unique and to be honest with you kind of cool way to add a little bit more storage space to your garden. The Hartwood Overlap FSC Garden Wall Store has been designed to stand up against a wall and this is something that we feel gives it a very interesting kind of look. This is not a huge storage shed, think of this as something more like a cupboard that just so happens to be in your garden. We feel that this would be just a perfect place to keep a few tools or gardening items like rakes, hoes and shovels. This is a very compact structure with the width coming in at 3 feet 6 inches, and the depth 2 feet 1 inch. We know this does not sound like much space at all, but you can make this space work if you place things inside here smartly. This wall store is a bit higher than the pictures suggest as at its lowest point at the front it is actually 4 feet 8 inches high.
The roof is very well made and is comprised of solid sheet boarding which is exactly what we expected of a structure at this price range. This may not be the fanciest boarding on the market, but it does its job very well and also is a huge reason as to why this can be sold for such a competitive price. Covering the boarding is some very nice looking sand felt which is just like what you would find on a proper shed. The pent design of the room will always force rain to run off it so that it does not sit and pool on the top.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We really like the overlap cladding that is used here as it is of course going to keep the rain out, but it also has a very attractive look to it as well. The cladding is 8 mm thick so this wall store is going to be able to take a little bit of punishment over the year, which if you have kids is something you are going to be pleased with.
This is one very impressively made tool store and if you look closely on the outside where the front joins the side, you can see the kind of framing that is keeping this all together. The framing of this store is rather robust so you will be pleased to know that this is one very strong place to keep your items safe.
The floor is made in a very similar way to the roof in that it is comprised of solid sheet boarding. This type of flooring is more than strong enough to handle a whole load of tools, toys or even yourself if you need to hide from the other half if you have done something to get yourself in the bad books. Under the boarding they have used some solid floor bearers which will greatly help the floor stay strong over the years.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Before the Hartwood Overlap FSC Garden Wall Store rolls off the factory floor all of the wood will be given a very basic form of treatment that is going to keep the wood safe during those first couple of weeks. A coating of treatment should be applied shortly after construction to keep rot away. Once a year you will need to get the tub of treatment out of here to give it a fresh coat. You do this and we assure you that the wood will stay rot free.
A ten year guarantee is included with this, but as is the case with most other manufacturers, you will have to treat the wood in order for the guarantee to be valid.
Doors And Windows
Considering the low price of this wall store, the door that they have included is just incredible. To start with this is one very good sized door as it is stands 3 feet 6 inches high and 1 foot 8 inches wide. We know that on a shed this would not be a perfect sized door, but on a structure like this, we feel this is a perfectly sized door. The door is kept in its place thanks to two high quality hinges which also add a little bit of eye candy to the front of the store.
No windows are on this structure which on one hand we totally get why, but we feel a small window either on the door or one of the sides would have been very nice.
Security And Privacy
That well made door can be securely closed as there is a turn button which will keep the door closed even when the wind is blowing fierce. We love that they included this. It is such a simple thing, but it just makes the whole structure that extra bit more secure. If you want to keep the door locked though, you will need to buy a pad bolt or lock to do so.
As there is no window on the wall store, you have no worries over people being able to see any of the items you have inside here.
Customisation Options And Extras
A coating of paint would be a fun way to give this wall store a bit of a personality transplant and make it fit in with other things you have in your garden like a shed or even an arbour for example.
There are two extras that are on offer for this wall store and they will both help you keep the things you have inside here safe from thieves. First is a Yale brand hasp and padlock set that will allow you to keep the store securely locked up. This can be added for £19.99 and is worth thinking about if some of the items you place in here are expensive. The other extra they have to offer you, takes your security to the next level. This is their shed alarm security kit, which comes with a padlock, hasp and even an actual alarm so you can be alerted if someone is messing with your shed. Sold at a price of £29.99, this is a great way to keep thieves away from your belongings.
This is one of the better low priced storage structures that we have seen. While this is a budget priced wall store, in general we are happy with the overall quality.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
The wood will need to be treated on an annual basis to stay free from rot, but the materials used here have been selected because they will last for many years.
This is not a huge structure by any means, but we feel if you think carefully about the way you organise things inside of here, you will find that you can fit far more things in here than you would think.
Ease of installation 8.5/10
They say that this is a one person job and if you are a handy minded person then you will have this up in no time. If you are someone who is more at ease watching DIY shows than actually doing DIY then you may want to get a friend to help you out.
We feel that for a budget priced wall store that they have done a great job here and that you are getting very good value for your hard earned money.
Final Thoughts: The Hartwood Overlap FSC Garden Wall Store is very interesting way to keep your garden clear from clutter and give you that little bit extra storage space you need. While not large, many items can still be stored safely in here and that door makes getting things in and out very easy. The overall look of the structure is something we really like and we are sure that you are going to be very happy having this in your garden. In all we are very happy with this wall store and if you have been looking for a way to keep a few things safe and well organised then this is a fantastic low cost way to do it.
Prices around: £104.99
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