Shed Type and Roof Size
This Storemore Canberra metal shed is an excellent secure storage solution for large gardens. Offering an exceptional amount of space, you can store practically anything in here and it can even be used as a garage. It is constructed with an apex roof, ensuring the building is protected against rain water all year round. This roof also gives the shed a taller interior, offering a good amount of headspace and the ability to store tall equipment.
Measurements you need to be aware of include a 2.25m eaves height, a width of 3.07m and a depth of 4.64m. Its doors measure 2.60m in width and 1.95m in height.
Cladding, Frame and Floor
Large, vertical metal cladding is used during the construction of this shed. This provides a very strong, dominant design. What makes this range unique is the fact that it has been given 3 coats of paint on each panel. This makes it incredibly water-resistant and enhances its durability.
The interior of the shed has also been given a high quality design. The frame is constructed with hot dipped, galvanised steel. This is one of the strongest frames featured in outdoor buildings and it will never be affected by heavy winds. It helps to provide maximum support to the overall structure of the building and gives you excellent reassurance that it will withstand the test of time.
No floor is provided with this shed so that is something you might want to think carefully about. The reason it doesn’t come with one is because it is designed to hold very heavy equipment and vehicles. A floor could be damaged by the weight of a car for example. So it does have some benefits. The only disadvantage is that it cannot be built on grass or a soft surface. This means you will need to have a fairly large paved or concrete area to install it on. There is a foundation kit available, but it does come at an additional cost which might not be suitable for all budgets.
Treatment Requirements and Warranty
Unarguably one of the best features of the shed is the fact it requires zero maintenance. There is no need for seasonal treatments as the building is constructed to withstand everything from heavy rain and high winds to fire and rodents. It has also been given an excellent 3 coats of paint protection which means you don’t have to paint it either. So if you like your outdoor buildings to need as little maintenance as possible, this is an excellent option.
In order to demonstrate just how durable this shed is, the manufacturers provide a 20 year warranty. This protects the building against rust and perforation.
Doors and Windows
A total of 3 doors are supplied with this shed. Firstly you have the standard double doors that all large sheds come with. However, these ones have been reinforced to make them extra strong and incredibly secure. They also open out really wide which gives you a great amount of space to move a car or large machinery in and out of the building. Along with the double doors, this model also comes with a useful side door for quick access.
No windows are supplied with this shed which does limit the amount of natural light that filters into the building. However, there is an integrated skylight which does supply a good amount of light during the day. If turning the shed into a workshop, we would advise you buy an electrical pack. Ventilation also isn’t a problem despite the lack of windows due to the ventilated gables.
Security and Privacy
We rank this as one of the most secure and private sheds we’ve ever reviewed. There are numerous features that give this building a secure and private feel. Firstly the windowless feature ensures the contents of the shed cannot be viewed from the outside. Secondly you have the metal steel construction, providing a thick, strong exterior that is exceptionally hard to break into. The doors even feature a reinforced design so they also add a higher level of security to the building. You could invest in a lock to make it even more secure too. On the whole though, we are impressed by this shed’s natural security features.
Customisation Options and Extras
You’ll find this metal shed doesn’t come with a lot of extra options. However, don’t be put off by this as it’s actually a good thing. It shows that a lot of effort has been put into making the building as strong as possible and it also highlights the durability of the shed. As no regular maintenance is required, you save a lot of money on treatments. There is one great extra you can take advantage of however and that’s the anchor kit.
The Storemore metal shed anchor kit helps to fit the base to the frame. This improves its overall stability and gives a much more solid structure. It simply consist of screws which can be attached to a concrete base through pre-drilled holes in the framework. It isn’t an essential extra, but we do recommend you invest in it.
It’s no surprise that this shed has been given a 10/10 rating for quality. Storemore is one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor buildings and this shed is a fantastic example of the quality you can expect.
Longevity Of Materials 7.9/10
With hot dipped galvanised steel, this shed is built to withstand rain water, rodents and even fire. So it does provide pretty good longevity considering you don’t have to maintain it.
Once the shed is constructed, it is surprising just how much space there really is. You could even choose to use the building as a garage to store your vehicle. Shelving could also potentially be put up, supplying further storage space.
Ease Of Installation 7.5/10
We do advise that two people work together to assemble this shed. It is pretty hard work putting it all together due to the weight and size of the panels. The main thing to keep in mind is that it takes a long time to build. The manufacturer claims it is quick and easy, but it’s definitely not as quick to assemble as it makes out. However, everything you need is provided and the instructions are pretty good so that is one good benefit.
We do recognise this shed comes at a really high cost in comparison to a lot of other similar sized models. However, it does supply awesome value for money. After all, zero maintenance means you don’t have to buy expensive treatments to keep the materials protected. There’s also the storage space and warranty to take into account. Once you add everything up you do see that you are getting really good value for money.
Final Thoughts: If you’re searching for a shed that’s been designed to last without the need for regular maintenance then this is a good choice. It is a stylish shed that offers an exemplary amount of space. Its potential to be used as a workshop or garage also adds to its appeal. Overall it is an excellent, high quality shed that offers fabulous value for money.
Prices around: £1069
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