Rowlinson Chatsworth Summerhouse
This is an overpriced product which looks deceptively good in the pictures but which is in reality nowhere near as good as it seems.
The wooden components supplied are all jumbled together and it is time consuming to sort them out.
The metal fixings, screws, bolts etc. are also supplied loose and un-sorted in one bag, again time consuming to sort out.
During sorting it becomes apparent that the construction of the wooden components is flimsy with stapled joints, brittle dried wood which is prone to splitting and the weatherproofing colour finish is patchy.
Instructions supplied are reasonably clear, (once the components have been sorted out) but are sometimes out of sequence and incorrectly numbered.
The roof panels are constructed from extremely flimsy thin plywood sheets which are then supposed to have the supplied roof felt sheets tacked to them, great idea in theory but in practice the supplied felt tacks are too long and penetrate through the thickness of the ply sheets and into view inside the finished building.
All in all the Chatsworth is rather disappointing and overpriced for what it is.
16 August 2014