10′ x 15′ Shed Baron Grandale Metal Workshop

Prices Around: £969
Size: 3.07 X 4.64m
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This large metal workshop is so versatile, and so well made, that it can be used for a variety of functions. It could, of course, be used as an all weather garden shed and there’s more than enough room for all your garden tools and equipment. Thanks to its fireproof properties it could also be used as a store for motorcycles, or to house machinery for use in a workshop for commercial or leisure use. Thanks to the skylight, there’s interior is filled with natural light, which is essential for workshop purposes.
Rust could potentially be a problem for a metal structure of this size, but the combination of an apex roof and rain resistant hot dipped galvanised cladding helps ensure a rust free exterior. We were very pleased to see this backed up by a 20 year warranty against rust perforations, bringing added value and added peace of mind.

The wide opening double door makes it easy to move items of any size in and out, and for greater practicality there’s also a personnel door at the size. The door opening height is very generous, so you won’t have to worry about bumping your head. For its price, this metal workshop has a lot to recommend it.

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What we rate

  • Long manufacturer’s warranty
  • Two sets of doors
  • Integrated skylight and ventilation
  • Tall height and lots of storage space
  • Hot dipped galvanised cladding

What we slate

  • No padlock included
  • Anchor kit has to be purchased separately
How We Rate It
9
Quality 10/10
100% Complete
Longevity Of materials 9.5/10
95% Complete
Storage size 10/10
100% Complete
Ease of installation 7.5/10
75% Complete
Value for money 9/10
90% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type, Roof Size

10' x 15' Shed Baron Grandale Metal Workshop Open DoorsThe first thing that struck us about this metal apex shed was its sheer scale. We knew that it was going to be both wide and deep, but we were pleased to find that it was also very tall, creating a very large storage capacity. It also looks very tough, although we liked the pale green and cream paintwork, and this in itself can act as a useful deterrent to potential shed thieves.

As well as adding to the already generous height, the apex roof channels water away ensuring that it can’t sit on the surface and cause corrosion. The ridge height is 2.25m, and the eaves height is 2.00m, which equates to a very accommodating 6’7. When finding a suitable concrete base on which to fix this workshop you’ll need to know the base width of 2.95m and the base depth of 4.54m.

Cladding, Frame and Floor

With a workshop of this size, both the cladding and the frame are of the utmost importance. We weren’t disappointed here, as the cladding itself, at 0.30mm, and the frame, at 0.55 to 0.70mm, are thicker than most we see. This creates a very stable structure when anchored to a concrete base. It was also good to see that hot dipped galvanised steel had been used across all surfaces, as this bonding of steel and zinc adds further strength and durability.

We didn’t expect a floor to be included in a large workshop such as this, as it needs to be screwed into a level area of concrete. We would, however, have expected that the anchor kit fixings would have been included, so it’s disappointing that they need to be purchased separately for a garden building of this price.

Rust Resistance and Warranty

We were impressed by the length of the manufacturer’s warranty, with 20 years being given against the appearance of perforations caused by rust. This is twice as long as the warranties on many of the metal sheds we review, and provides real reassurance for consumers who are making a significant purchase. The reason that Shed Baron can provide such a long warranty period is that the galvanised cladding is not only tough, it’s also very water resistant. As the workshop is also pre-painted, which itself gives added protection against rain and snow, there is no requirement for further treatments after installation.

Doors and Windows

One of the features that impressed us most of all was the set of doors, as there is both a double door and single personnel door. Both are hinged and appear to be strong. The double door has an opening width of 1.30m and a height of 1.97m, which is much taller than many door openings we see on the workshops we review. This greatly enhances the building’s practicality and flexibility, making it easier to move things in and out.

There are no windows to this workshop, which we welcomed as a security feature, but light does reach the interior thanks to an integrated skylight panel on the roof. Air also circulates, thanks to the ventilated gables. The result of this is a light and airy interior, and one that should also be less likely to suffer from condensation problems.

Security and Privacy

The lack of windows is an important aid to security for a large workshop, as it means that would be thieves won’t be able to see if anything of value is kept inside. On a negative point, however, we would have liked to see a padlock included as standard. The handles are holed and ready for a padlock, but the lock itself will have to be bought separately by the customer, and this is something we strongly recommend.

Customisation Options and Extras

With so much already included, there is not a huge need for optional extras, but there are two elements that we feel should have been included as standard. The first of these is a padlock, although a more advanced system incorporating an alarm would need to be sourced separately rather than bought with the shed. One option that is available, however, is a ground anchor kit and this will be needed to attach the workshop to a pre-existing flat concrete area.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 10/10
100% Complete
We could tell that this had been fabricated to a very high quality by the way that all the components fitted together so well.
Longevity Of materials 9.5/10
95% Complete
It was good to see that hot dipped galvanised metal had been used on the walls and the roof, and the thickness of the cladding and the frame is also reassuring.
Storage size 10/10
100% Complete
This is one of the largest metal workshops we review, and it was pleasing that the base area wasn’t compromised by a restricted vertical space.
Ease of installation 7.5/10
75% Complete
Simply because of its size, and the large number of components many of which look similar, this workshop can take a long time to erect. You’ll need at least two people, and expect to take around 16 hours, which you may want to spread over two to three days.
Value for money 9/10
90% Complete
We feel that just under a thousand pounds is a good price to pay for such a large and durable metal workshop.
9
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: This metal workshop can provide a perfect base for you to carry out a hobby, or even to run small scale business operations from. It’s surprising how much natural light the skylight allows in on sunny days, so it’s easy to see what you’re doing and find what you’re looking for. The inbuilt ventilation also comes in useful, particularly on warmer days. Despite its size the structure as a whole feels solid and reliable, and of course we were pleased to see a 20 year warranty against rust which makes the workshop even greater value for money. It’s a tough and solid looking structure, and yet thanks to its subtle green colour scheme it can still fit in with your garden environment.

Prices around: £969
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