Shed Type and Roof Size
This is a steel framed apex metal garage, designed to offer maximum weather-proof protection. If you’re looking for a solid, reliable and durable building then this is a fantastic choice. The apex roof feature is particularly noteworthy as it offers both great interior height and excellent water-resistance. Shaped like an upside down V, this roof directs any water down the roof and onto the floor, keeping it away from the side of the building. It also creates extra height in the centre of the garage, making it possible to store taller items and giving you more head space to move around.
It benefits from extra tall eaves, measuring 1.86m high, with the roof reaching up to 2.17m high. The front double doors also offer great access into the garage, measuring 1.80m high and 2.23m wide. This model features the same width as others in the range at 3.21m, though the depth is a lot bigger at 6.38m.
Cladding, Frame and Floor
For style purposes, the garage has been created with Shiplap style cladding. Whilst on wooden sheds this provides a number of durability benefits, on metal buildings like this one it simply adds great aesthetic appeal. This is because the garage is made from galvanised steel and it has been coated with PVC to ensure it is both water and fire resistant. Shiplap Cladding is known as a luxury feature that is found on high-end sheds. You’ll likely have noticed that a lot of metal sheds feature a very basic, unattractive design. So it’s refreshing to find one that offers a stylish, attractive style that will look great in the garden.
The hot dipped galvanised steel frame provides reassurance against rust and wear and tear. It is superbly strong and will not be easily corroded. This means you have a solid, stable structure that is capable of withstanding all weathers and can store heavy, bulky items with no problem.
The garage comes with a heavy duty floor that can easily withstand the heavy weight of a vehicle. This also means it can be installed anywhere within the garden. However, it is recommended that you build it on a solid, even surface such as concrete.
Treatment Requirements and Warranty
There are many benefits that come with this garage, but the fact it doesn’t require any maintenance is definitely one of the best. It would be extremely costly to treat this building once a year due to its large size. It would also take a considerable amount of effort. So the fact you can just build it and then leave it is a huge advantage.
The fact that you don’t need to treat it doesn’t affect the building’s durability either. You are given a great 10 year anti-rust warranty. This is proof that the garage is constructed with high quality, durable materials.
Doors and Windows
One thing we like about this garage is that it comes with 3 doors. You have the standard double doors on the front of the garage, while there is a very useful single side door too. This means that you can potentially store things in front of the double doors and still gain access via the side. This would mainly come in useful if you are storing a large vehicle or large machinery. The double doors do open up really wide too to ensure you have a very generous amount of space to enter and exit the building.
Despite its large size, Waltons have only provided one small window with this model. Allowing a little extra lighting into the building, it does help to minimise the need for an electrical lighting pack. There is also an integrated skylight included which also helps with natural lighting.
Security and Privacy
Whilst the window does compromise a little privacy and security, you could still store valuable items providing you cover them up. There’s also the fact that the shed is exceptionally secure. So even if some of your valuable can be seen, it’s difficult for a thief to break into the garage. However, it isn’t impossible so you do need to be aware of what can be seen from the outside.
You can padlock the doors for extra security. This will also help to keep children out as well as potential thieves. As there is only a small window, you will also be able to work somewhat privately in the garage if you decide to use it as a workshop.
Customisation Options and Extras
The only thing you can change with this garage is its size. The manufacturer offers two smaller models, along with one slightly larger model. Apart from that however, there are no other extras featured on the product page. The company does have extras available, you will just need to find them yourself by browsing the site. However, we feel it doesn’t really need anything added to its design. It is already outstandingly durable and you don’t need to worry about seasonal treatments. It is also really secure. The only things you may really benefit from is potentially an electrical kit and a secure alarm system.
You won’t find a higher quality garage than this. Only the highest quality construction has been used on both the interior and exterior of the building.
Longevity Of Materials 7.9/10
All of the materials used have been treated to ensure maximum durability. The 10 year anti-rust guarantee reassures you that the garage is built to last for many years to come. This is actually pretty impressive considering you do not need to apply any treatments to the building.
There are several features which enhance the amount of storage space available in this garage. Firstly you have the metal floor which is incredibly strong and capable of withstanding a large amount of weight. Then you have the exceptional depth of the building and the wide garage doors which open out to enable you to get really large, heavy items inside. The apex roof also ensures you have a taller storage space.
Ease Of Installation 7.5/10
As the garage is made with high quality metal, it is going to be heavy to build. That is why it is advised that at least 2 people take part in the assembly. You should never attempt to build it by yourself. The panels are especially heavy and you can expect the entire building to take at least half a day to build. However, what we are pleased with are the very detailed easy instructions provided. The doors come fully assembled which means you are simply required to hang them to the hinge pins supplied.
Whilst the purchase price is high, the overall value for money you receive is definitely worthwhile. You have a garage that will last at least 10 years and it comes with a great range of features. There is also a lot of storage space and its private and secure design helps to give you great peace of mind. The fact it doesn’t need treating is also a money-saving benefit.
Final Thoughts: We really love this garage as it comes with many great benefits and does provide exemplary value for money. It is built to easily withstand everything the UK’s weather can throw at it. The building is also secure enough to store vehicles and other expensive items and provides a large level of storage space.
Prices around: £1975
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