Solid for the budget price, and good design
We received no communication about delivery until we were informed of an all day window, on the day of delivery. The shed was delivered by a single driver, so he was only able to put it on the front drive, and I had to move all the parts single handedly to the back of the house after getting home from work.
The shed panels were overall reasonably constructed for the price, although a couple of slats were split and nails had missed their joints. The door frame was also slightly off, so the door will not close flush, and the door frame on the hinge side is slightly too narrow to receive the hinge for some reason. The bearers for the shed base come pre-attached, and are quite slim, so the base does flex a bit if the underlying base is not completely flat. Also the floor and roof panels are a kind of particle board, which seems a lot more flimsy than solid wood or even ply. I hadn't worked with it before, but suppose that is a necessary compromise at this price range. These are all minor problems given the overall reasonable solidity of the constructed shed, given the size and price.
Building the shed was overall pretty straightforward. The instructions were clear and the colour coded screws assisted, although the instructions appeared to recommend the wrong screws for several stages. I'd say the whole construction took about three half days, with some help needed from another person when attaching the side panels together, and putting the roof panels on. I only hit a couple of snags, such as having to put a bracket onto one joint where the nail hadn't gone through straight.
Note that you have to apply wood treatment to the shed yourself. I would suggest doing this before construction, and buying quality treatment beforehand. We also painted the overlap panels with Cuprinol wood shades, to make the outside look much more presentable. Finally I would suggest upgrading the roof by buying green mineral felt for about £25 from a builder's merchant. Doing all these things should be taken into account in the overall budget.
Reviewed 03 April 2014 by TB, Bromley
6' x 8' Walton's Reverse Overlap Apex Wooden Shed
Straight forward to erect, only thing that I would change is the width of the cross bar support for the door in so much as they are not wide enough to take all the screws for the hinges, otherwise totally fit for purpose and excellent value for money !
Reviewed 16 March 2014 by Kevin, Swindon
WALTONS REVERSE 6X8 SHED
VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY VERY PLEASED
Reviewed 03 February 2014 by GARY, Horsham