This 8 x 6 shiplap and apex roof garden shed is a perfect example of a building that has been created to protect your tools all year round. The apex roof prevents rainwater from settling on the roof, and the shiplap construction in the cladding means that the building will not let rainwater enter. This all means that you have a building that is designed to keep whatever you store in it safe and dry for a very long time. Perfect for any garden this shed really will make a wonderful addition to any garden and will serve you well for many years.
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What we rate
Constructed out of shiplap Tounge & Groove cladding
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.5/10
Quality of construction10/10
Longevity of material7.8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap & Apex Wooden Garden Shed – Our first impressions
Very nice what we said and is most probably going to be what you say once you take a step back and look at your new shed. Even unpainted this is a shed that gives a very striking first impression and is equally able to be a focal point of your garden or even blend into a corner somewhere. With the door close the shed really does have a somewhat small look to it, but we mean this in the most endearing way as it really does add to the charm of the shed, but once the doors are open the depth (which is 7” 8”) becomes apparent and a million things start to race into your mind as to what you can store in here. We always think that as well as being incredibly practical in keeping the huge amount of rain that likes to fall here in the UK out, Shiplap cladding also looks very nice and always makes a shed look that little bit more expensive than it really is. In all this is a shed that put a smile on our face when we first saw it fully built and without a doubt you will be wearing that same big grin once you have built yours.
The Things You Want To Know About The 8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap & Apex Wooden Garden Shed
Here we will cover the things that you need to know about this shed before you pull the trigger on buying one. From how tough it is to just how easy it is to build. We will make sure you know if this is the right shed for you.
Size Of 8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap & Apex Wooden Garden Shed When Assembled:
W = 5 Feet, 9 Inches
D = 7 feet, 8 inches
H = 6 feet, 6 inch
As you can see from the dimensions this is a shed that offers a great amount of storage space. We love how deep the shed is in addition to it not being too wide means that you are getting some great storage space, but without taking up a huge amount of real estate in your garden.
8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap+ Apex Wooden Garden Shed: How easy to build?
Let’s face it no matter if you are building your very first shed or if you are a seasoned DIY enthusiast, you always want to have some kind of idea about how easy it is to build before you buy it. Well the 8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap & Apex Wooden Garden Shed as is the case with pretty much all, Waltons sheds will come to you flat packed. Waltons do an incredible job in making their sheds to not complicated to put together, you do get some instructions which if you follow you will be fine. Just make sure that you have a friend with you to help as this is certainly a two person job as even the Incredible Hulk would struggle to put the roof on by himself. Your shed will come with everything you need in order to build it and thankfully there are not a million pieces to deal with. We are pretty confident that even a person with very little DIY experience would be able to follow the instructions, have the shed built in a few hours and also have a fun time in the process.
8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap+ Apex Wooden Garden Shed: How Safe & Sturdy Is The Shed?
No matter what it is you are putting into your shed it could be the kids bikes, your tools, things you no longer need, but cannot part with or any other number of things and thanks to the shiplap cladding which is 12 mm thick, your items will be nice and secure inside here. Once the doors are closed, you really do have a shed that is going to be more than up to keeping our harsh British winters at bay. The double door does close fairly tight, but a padlock or some other kind of lock is always something to think about adding just to make things a little but more secure.
We have seen more than a few sheds over the years that may look nice, but once built you give them a slap, a tap or whatever and you just groan because of how cheap they feel.
Shiplap cladding does not make you feel like this as not only is it very easy on the eye, but it also feels nice and strong and is more than up to having the odd ball kicked off it or even you banging into it when you are cutting the grass. We love the apex roof which is comprised of 8 mm thick solid sheet board and is covered with some very nice roof felt (which looks very nice if you make sure it is as flat as possible) the roof is something that you never really notice, but when you do, you do realise just how much it adds to the look of the shed.
8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap+ Apex Wooden Garden Shed: What Is The Guarantee Like?
As is the case with most other Waltons sheds you are getting a ten year guarantee. We love how they offer a ten year guarantee and it really does show just how much pride and how confident they are in their sheds… but this guarantee as incredible as it is, is dependent on what you do. Your guarantee is only valid if you treat the shed with timber treatment or appropriate paint. Your shed will come with an explanation of the “upkeep” you are expected to do in order to make your guarantee valid. To be fair we do not think anything that they require you to do is outrageous and it is things you should be doing anyway to make sure shed stays strong, but also stays looking sharp.
8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap+ Apex Wooden Garden Shed: Final Thoughts
We really do like this shed! With its impressive depth, 12 mm thick shiplap cladding, sturdy roof and nice looking design and coming in at a very attractive price. The 8 x 6 Waltons Shiplap & Apex Wooden Garden Shed is ideal if you have a lot of stuff to store, but do not want to have a giant of a shed in your garden.