very happy with the shed
Reviewed 25 November 2014 by gary, Stoke-on-Trent
Cheap & Cheerful!
The Company: First time dealing with Walton's. I've got no complaints. The website is decent, the woman who phoned to arrange delivery was pleasant and e-mail communications have been good.
Delivery: As promised, the delivery driver called to confirm delivery approx 30 minutes before arrival. He was helpful enough to assist in carrying the shed parts into my garden, and to the approximate area where I was planning to build the thing. He didn't even complain about the torrential rain that day.
The Shed: It's not the best shed in the world, but I paid less than £220 for it including delivery, so I wasn't expecting the best shed in the world. All the bits are there, it all fitted together pretty well, and the instructions were clearer than those you get from IKEA. If you're looking for a cheap basic shed, then this will do the job nicely.
Thanks to the crap weather, it took us about 5 hours over three days to completely assemble and weather-proof the shed. We made a couple of basic mistakes along the way, probably caused by inexperience and impatience. Bear the following in mind when building:
1. Make sure you get the doors the right way round. The batons on the back are not symmetrical. The reason for this only becomes apparent towards the end of the build, and meant I had to remove and re-hang the doors.
2. If the instructions advise pre-drilling a hole, then pre-drill it. Trying to skip this step WILL result in split wood.
3. The screws that hold the hinges to the walls & doors stick out quite a lot (on the inside of the shed). It is worth having a few extra bits of wood handy to screw these into - it also provides additional strength to the hinges. Luckily, the shed comes with packing strips on the bottom of the walls (you have to remove these prior to assembly) which are ideal for this purpose.
4. Weather proofing is bloody difficult if you build the shed too close to a wall or fence. The employment of children (for ice-cream) can help, but it's probably best if you leave enough space.
Walton's were great to deal with. The shed is decent quality for the price. What more could you want?
Reviewed 20 November 2014 by Stoo
Satisfied except for the doors.
The order was despatched promptly.and the driver was very helpful..
The shed is well made except that I thought there should be supporting members at the centre of the roof to prevent any saggin. In fact installed supports myself.
The instruction booklet was clear except that it ommitted any reference to fitting the doors. For example, the overlap structure of the shed meant that I had to cut and fit wedges to underpin the centre screws on each of the upper hinges,
The doors were about 9.5mm too wide for the opening even with the gable liner removed, and I had to plane one door accordingly. This made a simple job problematic and time-consuming.
Overall, I am pleased wioth the shed and were the above points addressed I would then award it 5 stars.
Reviewed 29 October 2014 by Edward, Oakham
Good shed, good price
Very happy with she's. Good price and good quality. Delivery was exceptional from then who brought it and also contacted me a couple of time before to make sure he was coming at a good time for me.
Reviewed 18 October 2014 by cavan, Birmingham
Very good shed for a price
Very good quality for the price. The frame is sturdy enough and will last for many years. It took a full day to build it, as some adjustments had to be made, but that is inevitable with all wooden structures. In addition we have reinforced the roof and added roof overhangs from the front and the rear of the shed. Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase and could not expect more from the budget shed.
Reviewed 12 October 2014 by Shed owner, Birmingham
The shed is good quality and very reasonably priced. The delivery was excellent and very fast. If i needed another shed i would defininatey purchase from Waltons again and would be happy to recommend this company.
Reviewed 30 September 2014 by jackie, halifax
Simple ordering system.
Delivered exactly as stated.
Very good value product.
Easy to assemble.
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Chris, Andover
Very good value for the money, make sure you have a good powerful screwdriver as it makes the installation much easier and quicker.
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by tom, kirkintilloch
Reasonable value 8x6 shed
This product was at the cheaper end of the 8x6 sheds available on the internet and was reasonable value for money.
The quality was fine for the money, everything was there to build the shed and it was fairly straightforward to put it together.
Some parts were a bit flimsy (but usable) but the floor in particular needed strengthening with more OSB which added a little to the cost.
Overall I was happy with the purchase
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Andrew, Swindon
The service we received from Waltons was absolutely outstanding. They responded promptly to emails and were helpful and knowledgeable on the telephone.
The shed itself is great. It suits our needs perfectly and is supplied with all that is needed (although, we lacked one roll of felt which we bought separately from a out of town store - Waltons refunded us for this).
Should we need another shed we would certainly contact Waltons.
Full marks, Waltons!
Reviewed 09 June 2014 by Linda, Canterbury