The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed is a very smart looking shed that is perfect for a garden that does not have a lot of space, but needs a good storage solution. This is a shed with a lot of personality and as there are no windows anything you store in here is kept private. The shed has some of the largest double doors that you will ever see on a 8 X 6 shed. These large double doors make it very easy to get in and out of the shed, even if you are moving something big like a mower or a bike.
Like other Duramax sheds, this one is very, very well made. The walls and roof are made with PVC and vinyl. This keeps the rain out of the shed and it also does not require any kind of maintenance to keep to free from rot and decay. Inside the shed is a steel frame that takes up very little space, but it makes the shed extra strong and solid. The apex roof is designed to keep the rain from sitting on the top. The apex roof is also a standout feature of the shed as it has a smart slate effect.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9/10
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
Value For Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed is another fantastic shed from Duramax. We have been very impressed with the plastic sheds from Duramax and this one is no different. It has a stylish modern look to it and at 7 feet 8 inches of deep and 5 feet 4 inches of width this is one of the more compact 8 x 6 sheds we have seen. This means that if you are a little tight on space in your garden or if you just do not want a shed taking over your garden, the size of this shed is ideal for you. The highest point of the shed is 6 feet 10 inches so along the ridge, you have an ideal amount of headroom. Even the eaves which are 5 feet 8 inches high are a respectable height.
Like the other Duramax shed this one here has an apex roof that is made with a solid steel frame and then a great looking PVC vinyl clad plastic. The roof has been designed to look like slates and we think that it looks awesome. It is quite a shallow roof, but we just think that adds to the overall style. Plus it is not going to affect the sheds ability to make the rain run down the sides.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The PVC vinyl cladding looks incredible. The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed is just such a great looking shed and the cladding that makes the majority of it up is just incredibly high quality. This cladding is very strong. It offers no way for rain to get inside at all and while not a major selling point, it does make the shed rather lightweight which makes installation that little bit easier.
This is a shed that has some steel bones, kind of like Wolverine from the X-Men. This steel frame is something we really like. At first glance you may miss it even being there, but we can assure you this steel frame keeps the whole shed very securely together and makes it robust. We love this kind of frame as it also does not take up much space inside the shed so for the most part you can store items right up to the walls.
We have seen other Duramax sheds that come with a solid sheet boarding floor and this is fine, but this particular model makes no mention of coming with a floor and the picture suggests that there is not one included. Making your own solid sheet boarding floor is easy and can cost as little as £30, but we just wish they were clear on if this shed comes with a floor or not.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
Hey you, put down that tub of wood treatment as the Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed does not need any of that! This is the ultimate low maintenance shed. You just install it and that is all you need to do. It does not require any kind of maintenance at all. You may want to clean it once in awhile, but that is as far as looking after the shed goes.
This shed comes with a ten year warranty and as the materials used will never rot or decay, we do not actually see you having to use it, but it is always nice to have it there as a safety net just in case.
Doors And Windows
The doors on this shed are huge. They are 5 feet wide and 5 feet 9 inches high. These are some of the largest doors we have ever seen on a 8 X 6 shed. The room for getting in and out that they offer is just incredible and if you do have large tools, kids bikes or anything else that is awkward, then these doors will be a god send for you. The doors are also a major design feature of the shed as they are done in a very nice looking wood brown colour.
The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed does not actually have any windows. We have seen a few of the larger Duramax shed with windows and we think that the fully boarded look that this one has is very appealing. The lack of natural light may be an issue for some, but with how much light those doors will let flood in when they are open, we do not think it is really that big of a deal.
Security And Privacy
Each door has a large almost church style door handle. We think that these door handles are very cool and they also make it easy to install some kind of chain or lock to the doors. This is a very inexpensive, but effective way of securely keeping your belongings locked away.
As the shed has no windows it is offering you full privacy. There is no way for a thief to look inside here or even a neighbour with too much time on their hands. Anything that you store inside of here will be kept away from peeping eyes.
Customisation Options And Extras
The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed really does have a great look and we think it would be a crime to mess with the design in anyway. Thankfully there is not anyway to customise this shed. This is the case for the majority of plastic sheds we have seen and we think that any attempt to customise it yourself may end in disaster and possibly could affect your warranty.
They are not listing any extras with this shed which is something we always like to see as it means there is more money in your pocket. Money that you can use to buy fun new tools to fill the shed up with.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Duramax never disappoint in the quality department and the lack of windows actually make this that extra bit solid.
Longevity Of Materials9/10
This is going to give you a place to store your items for many years. The plastic and the steel frame will last for many years and they do not even need any looking after to do so.
This is one of the more snug 8 X 6 sheds we have seen, but with some clever storage on your part it offers the perfect amount of space.
Ease Of Installation8.5/10
Putting a Duramax shed together is very easy. Just call a friend to help and you will have this snapped and screwed together in no time at all.
Value For Money9/10
At under £500, we feel that this is a shed that is offering excellent value for money. Especially when you consider just how many years of use you are going to get out of it.
The Duramax Vinyl Woodside 8 x 6 Shed is another fantastic shed from Duramax. We love the style of Duramax shed and we feel that the lack of windows actually works to the benefit of this shed. It looks great and you will love having this as part of your collection. The shed is very robust thanks to the materials used. Plus you really do not have to lift a finger to make sure it stays free from rot and decay. In all this is a wonderful 8 X 6 shed and one that we feel is ideal for those of you who want a shed that is easy to install and then does not require any kind of maintenance.