Shed Type and Roof Size
This is a fantastic high quality metal shed offering plenty of storage space and a traditionally designed apex roof. The style of this roof is used for two reasons. Firstly it is one of the best water-resistant roofs out there as it forces rainwater to run down and off the shed, preventing it from collecting on the roof. This protects the building against rust and ensures the sides of the shed are also protected. Secondly it adds quite a lot of height inside the building. This is because of its great upside down ‘V’ shape automatically makes the central part of the internal space a lot taller. So you are given more room to manoeuvre in the shed, as well as the opportunity to store taller equipment and tools.
The roof measures 2.06m high and it has a width of 3m and a depth of 3.66m. This makes it a good mid-size building. The doors reach 1.78m tall and 1.51m wide.
Cladding Frame and Floor
We are really impressed by the cladding and frame of this shed. Metal sheds are generally a lot stronger than wooden models anyway. However, this one has been built with exceptional strength in mind. It benefits from vinyl cladding and Blue Scope steel construction. Thanks to these tough materials, the shed is particularly useful for storing very heavy items. Its aluminium frame really protects the structure; offering durable and sturdy support. It is also lightweight, yet remains remarkably strong.
The cladding also features vertical details, offering a more attractive design. It’s a great looking building that is built with strength and security in mind. The tough steel and vinyl cladding is virtually impossible to break into.
Like a lot of metal buildings, this shed is designed with heavyweight storage in mind. Therefore it does not come with a floor. While this gives you excellent peace of mind that you won’t damage the floor with heavy equipment, it does mean you have to make sure it is built on a very solid surface. We highly recommend this shed is assembled on top of concrete.
Treatment Requirements and Warranty
We’re pleased to say this building doesn’t require any treatments. So if you’re looking for a shed you can just assemble and start using, this is a great choice. What makes this zero maintenance feature even more impressive is the fact it comes with a fantastic 30 year written warranty. This protects the shed against both rust and corrosion. So you receive exceptional peace of mind as well as a great cost saving benefit.
Doors and Windows
The double doors provided with this shed are reinforced for ultra security. They are heavy which means they won’t easily blow shut in high winds. The double door design also means you won’t have to worry about getting in and out of the shed. They provide plenty of space to comfortably store larger equipment.
For privacy purposes this shed doesn’t come with windows. This means anything you store cannot be seen from the outside. For this reason we can safely recommend it for those looking to store expensive tools or equipment. However, what you need to be aware of is there won’t be a lot of natural light in the building. On bright days, having the doors open will provide you with sufficient light. However, if you plan on using the shed when it’s dark, you would benefit from installing an electrical kit. This will involve additional costs so that is something you need to think carefully about.
Security and Privacy
This is a very secure shed that will ensure your storage is 100% safe. The strong metal and reinforced doors make it difficult for anybody to break in. The doors are also secured with a pad bolt for maximum security. As there are no windows to peer through, you are also given a private space to store your belongings or to work if you are going to use it as a workshop.
Customisation Options and Extras
The shed comes with a free metal anchor kit which is required to keep the building fully secure. It attaches the frame to the base, making sure it doesn’t blow over in high winds. The shed is W41-C1 rated wind proof which means it is capable of withstanding winds of up to 147 mph. However, without the anchor kit this isn’t guaranteed. Despite their strength, the panels do have a surprisingly flimsy feel when you’re assembling the building. So adding the anchor kit will give you a lot more peace of mind.
Something else we recommend you invest in is a snow brace kit. This is a strengthening frame suitable for the roof and mid shed sides. It basically just helps to give a more reliable support to the building.
While there are a few things that could be improved with this shed, its overall quality is fantastic.
Longevity Of Materials 8.2/10
You can tell a lot about the longevity of the shed from the warranty that is included. Guaranteed against rust and corrosion for 30 years, this offers great reassurance that it is built to last for years to come
This is a mid-size shed that offers a great level of space. It is large enough to store all of your gardening tools and equipment and can even be used as a good sized workshop.
Ease Of Installation 8.1/10
One of the main advertised features of this shed is its simple installation. There are several features we like about this building that do make it easier to install. For example, the Snap Tite assembly system is very easy to use and ensures the panels fit well together. However, it isn’t actually as easy as you might think. For one thing, this will take at least 1 day to install. It is also recommended you use 3 people to assemble it, rather than 2 as the size of the panels makes them susceptible to folding as you’re trying to snap them into place.
This shed is impressive in terms of value for money. Being resistant to corrosion and rust for at least 30 years is a massive advantage. You also don’t need to spend money on treatments which also saves you a lot of money in the long term.
Final Thoughts: We recommend this shed if security, durability and value for money are your main priorities. It offers great all-round performance and is a very reliable building. The fact you do need to invest in a few extras to give it better support is a little disappointing. Overall however it is a high quality shed that should last you for at least 30 years.
Prices around: £479.95
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