For those who want something different than a standard wooden shed, the Stowaway Vault Store 5×3 Shed could be just what you are looking for. This looks nothing like a shed and it will look very smart standing with pride in your garden. It does not take up much space, but it actually gives you a very decent amount of storage space to make use of. It comes with predrilled sections so you can easily add shelving and hooks to help keep things off the floor. Those large double doors do a great job in making it easy to get things in and out without any problems and they even have a space to add your own padlock.
Not only does this look different from a regular shed, it is also made from much different materials. The whole shed is made from high end galvanised steel which is able to withstand anything the weather throws at it. It is also very strong and secure so the shed is a fantastic deterrent for any potential thieves. A well made pent roof and a very strong floor really do tie the shed together and give you somewhere safe, good looking and very low maintenance to keep your belongings.
What we rate
Made with strong galvanised steel
High and wide double doors
Metal floor is included
Predrilled holes make adding shelving and hooks easy
Easy to install
What we slate
May take a few weeks for delivery
Price is a little higher than a wooden shed of this size
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9/10
Ease Of Installation9/10
Value For Money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
If you want some garden storage that also offers some pretty high security, then the Stowaway Vault Store 5×3 Shed could very well be the shed for you. This has vault in the name and you will really feel that this is a vault as you will be able to hide away all of your best tools and gardening items inside here. The width of the shed is 5 feet 1 inches and the depth 3 feet 1 inch. This is the ideal amount of storage for things like tools, gardening equipment and even a lawn mower. This is not the kind of shed that you walk into and that is evident with the height being 4 feet 4 inches at the front and 4 feet 2 inches at the back.
The roof is like the rest of the shed and that is galvanised steel. It is a very flat pent roof with a slight dip towards the back which is where the rain will run off. The roof will do the job of keeping the rain out.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
As this is a shed made from galvanised steel there is not what you would call traditional cladding here. The walls are nice and thick and we feel that the dark green look of this galvanised steel is very eye catching as well. As these are panels there is simply nowhere for water to get inside the shed so anything you put in here will be kept safe from the rain. One other thing we have to mention about the walls is that they are easy to add hooks and shelves onto thanks to them being pre drilled.
Like most other galvanised steel or metal sheds there is not actually a frame inside of here. That is because there is no need for one. The galvanised steel panels are snapped together so tightly that there is no need for what is classed as a traditional frame.
The floor is one of the most impressive aspects of this shed. It is made with strong metal and done in the same green style as the rest of the shed. We have seen many metal sheds that do not come with a floor so this is a huge plus for this shed. Also it comes with an anchor kit. This will allow you to securely attach the shed to the floor.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The Stowaway Vault Store 5×3 Shed is as low maintenance as you can get. The galvanised steel that this is made of will take anything the weather throws at it and just laugh it off. You do not have to worry about treating it or even cleaning it. If you do decide to clean the shed just give it a blast with the hose and that is all there is to it
Not only is the shed very low maintenance it also comes with a generous ten year guarantee. Due to the materials this shed is made from, we do not see you have to make use of this warranty, but it is nice to have it there as a safety net.
Doors And Windows
The size of the double doors on this shed are very impressive. At 4 feet 2 inches wide and 4 feet high, with these doors open, you have complete access to everything you have in the shed. It makes it very easy if you plan on putting more awkwardly sized items in here like a lawn mower for example.
Like most other galvanised steel shed the Stowaway Vault Store 5×3 Shed does not have any windows. As security is one of the main things this shed is all about, we feel that not having any windows was a very smart decision.
Security And Privacy
Anything that you place inside this shed will be kept safe. Not just from the weather, but also from potential thieves. Those awesome double doors have a two point locking mechanism and there is even a handy little area to put a padlock for extra security. We do feel that they could have added a padlock, but as they cost as little as a pound, we will not hold that against them.
Thanks to the lack of windows, this is a shed that offers you all the privacy you could possibly need.
Customisation Options And Extras
We really like the design of the Stowaway Vault Store 5×3 Shed. It has a very hard and solid kind of look to it and we are sure it is a look many people are going to like. The kind of galvanised steel that this shed is made from really does not allow for any customisation, but this does tie in to the whole, low maintenance aspect of the shed, as last thing many people want is a whole load of options being thrown at them.
There is only one extra on offer and that is their installation service. This is priced at £130 which we feel is a little on the high side, especially considering this shed is not all that hard to install in the first place.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
The galvanised steel and the other materials that they have used to finish off this shed are of a very high quality. We are sure that anyone who buys this will be very impressed with just how high quality it is.
Longevity Of Materials9/10
You are going to get many years of use out of this shed. The fact it requires no annual treatment and is very easy to clean is also a nice bonus.
5 x 3 may not sound like a lot of space, but by adding in some hooks and maybe even a little shelving, you can actually make the storage space this shed offers go a long way.
Ease Of Installation9/10
We do not see you having any trouble putting this shed together. As a matter of fact, we would actually say that this is easier to install then a standard wooden shed.
Value For Money8.5/10
You could most likely get a wooden shed of the same size for about half the asking price. But really the quality of the shed and the design of it, we feel does make the price they are charging for it quite reasonable.
If you do not have a lot of space in your garden or just want a shed that offers something and looks different to a traditional shed, then the Stowaway Vault Store 5x3 Shed is a shed that you have to consider. Even at 5 x 3, you are going to be able to store many different things inside of here. Those impressive and large double doors give you some extra security and make it easy to get your stuff in and out of the shed. The galvanised steel that the shed is made from makes it easy to look after and install. In all this is a great shed and one that we find very easy to recommend.