This 6 x 4 windowless overlap shed has a great element in that the cladding is overlap cladding. This looks wonderful first of all, and brings a delightfully rustic feel to the building. But the building also has a benefit in the overlap in that it keeps rainwater out. For some of the best 6×4 sheds currently on sale in the UK right now why not check out the 6×4 shed award winners.
The building meets the code for sustainable buildings and is therefore perfect for property developers. This means that it is a good sized and compact unit that would work well in a development.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.5/10
Quality of construction10/10
Longevity of material7.8/10
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6 x 4 Windowless Overlap Apex Shed Sustainable Code Compliant – Our first impressions
The windowless design of the shed gives it a more basic feel, but we do like the fact it increases security. It is one of the smaller models available and benefits from a traditional apex roof which not only provides practical benefits, but it also looks great too. If you’re looking for a basic yet attractive entry-level shed, this model definitely seems to be a good contender.
6 x 4 Windowless Overlap Apex Shed Sustainable Code Compliant: Features
The main features of this Walton’s model include:
Windowless design – Adding ultimate privacy to the shed, the windowless design ensures all of your storage is out of view of thieves.
Sustainable Code Compliant – One of the newest features that only a selection of sheds come with, this model is Sustainable Code Compliant. This means it meets the various restrictions set out for property developers. It confirms that the shed has been built with eco-friendliness in mind.
Lock choice – The shed comes with a rim lock, but you also have the option to upgrade to other locks depending upon your preference. The choice of locks available include a turn button and hasp lock.
Mineral roofing felt – The shed is protected by heavy duty sand roof felt. This ensures it stays dry and durable all year round.
Overlap cladding – Used to give the shed a durable and reliable structure, overlap cladding is one of the cheaper options available. Once treated it protects the shed against the elements.
Apex roof– You will find that the apex roof is the most popular style featured on the majority of sheds due to its aesthetic and practical benefits. Creating maximum height in the central part of the shed, it gives you plenty of interior headspace. It also provides an excellent rain-guard, causing the water to run down onto the ground.
8mm solid sheet roof and floor – Both the floor and the roof are enhanced with 8mm solid sheet materials.
Floor bearers – Lifting the shed off the ground, the bearers help to prevent damage caused by moisture.
FSC Certified – This model has been FSC Certified, giving you peace of mind that it is sourced from responsible woodland.
Single door design – Like all small sheds, this one features a single door that is protected with diagonal cross beams. These help to lengthen the life of the door, preventing sagging that can occur over time.
The shed’s high quality construction helps to give it a secure structure, making it generally safe to store your gardening essentials. However, overlap cladding does not provide enough support to hold shelving or heavy items hung on the wall.
Security wise, the included lock and windowless designs makes it one of the more secure sheds on the market.
6 x 4 Windowless Overlap Apex Shed Sustainable Code Compliant: Ease of Assembly
It is easy to assume that the size of the shed would make it pretty easy to build. However, due to the weight of the panels and the time it takes to assemble, we have given this shed 7.5 out of 10. We feel it could be easier, but we do think the instructions provided are really easy to follow. The boards themselves also fit together really well.
Looking to get the most out of the shed? The following extras can help:
Extra strength floor support kit
Hasp or BSI Rim lock
Weatherproof padlock with hasp and staple
6 x 4 Windowless Overlap Apex Shed Sustainable Code Compliant: Pros and cons
Perhaps the most obvious advantage of the shed is its low cost. It offers great value for money and provides ample storage space for gardening essentials. The overlap cladding is a great feature, though you will need to be sure not to place it in really sunny spots of the garden. This increases the risk of warping. The fact it also comes with a built in lock is an additional benefit and if needed you can always upgrade to a more secure lock. There is also the more unique advantage of it being Sustainable Code Complaint. Even if you’re not building a property, it can still give you peace of mind that you are buying an environmentally friendly shed.
There are a couple of cons you should also be aware of. Firstly the solid sheet materials have been criticised as being too flimsy. If you’re looking for a really structurally sound design, it would be a good idea to add additional strength support. The floor support pack is particularly recommended. It also comes unpainted so if you do want it a certain colour, you will need to paint the shed after it has been treated. A spirit based treatment should be used on overlap cladding such as the excellent Cuprinol range.
We recommend this shed to anyone looking for a basic, small-sized storage solution. It offers an attractive design and is exceptional value for money. Considering the low cost, it comes with a solid, durable construction. You will struggle to find a higher quality shed at such a low price.