9’11 x 7’9 Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 108GEYZ+ With Floor Support Kit

Prices Around: £349.99
Size: 3.03 X 2.37m
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For a large metal shed that offers a substantial floor area, this shed offers a lot of advantages. The first is in the cost itself, as it represents very good value for money for a shed that can store so much. Further value is provided by the inclusion of a floor support kit that means a timber floor can be installed above ground level, giving it extra protection against rot and moisture. We know that lots of people like the look and warmth of a timber floor, so the kit is a welcome addition.

Perhaps the most important factor for any metal shed is how good it is at keeping rainwater out. This is an area where this shed scores highly, thanks to the combination of its water repelling apex roof and its strong galvanised cladding. It’s thanks to these features that the manufacturer has been able to supply a 12 year warranty against rust perforations.

If you automatically think of metal sheds as being dull variations on zinc or silver then this garden building will make you think again. It’s painted inside and out in an attractive green colour scheme, which means that it will blend in against a typical garden background. That’s especially important for a shed as large and imposing as this one.

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What we rate

  • Good amount of floor space
  • 12 year warranty against rust damage
  • Anchor kit and floor support kit supplied
  • In-built ventilation

What we slate

  • Low eaves height and door heightLow eaves height and door height
  • No padlock provided
How We Rate It
9
Quality 9.5/10
95% Complete
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage size 8.5/10
85% Complete
Ease of installation 9/10
90% Complete
Value for money 9/10
90% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Shed Type, Roof Size

9'11 x 7'9 Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 108GEYZ+ With Floor Support Kit IncludedWith such a large floor area, this metal apex shed becomes a very versatile storage facility for a little over three hundred pounds. We can easily imagine it being used to store bicycles, fishing equipment, or even motorcycles. Because the shed as a whole is fire retardant there’s no need to worry about potentially combustible material being stored inside.

Whilst the sheer scale of this building caught our eye, thanks to the overall width of 3.03m and the overall depth of 2.37m (you’ll need to have these dimensions in mind when selecting an area to use as a base), it was let down a little by the somewhat restricted headroom. The ridge height is reasonable at 2.02m, but we would have liked to see a taller eaves height than the 1.63m on offer here.

Cladding, Frame and Floor

9'11 x 7'9 Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 108GEYZ+ With Floor Support Kit + Double Door OpenThe dark green colouration of the cladding is subtle rather than vibrant, which we think is ideal for a garden environment. We would have preferred to see slightly thicker and heavier cladding, although having said that it is already thicker than that found on some metal sheds we review. Made of hot dipped galvanised steel it feels very strong and stable when assembled, so shouldn’t have any difficulties in withstanding windy conditions.

With good value metal sheds such as this, we sometimes find that the all important anchor kit is not supplied, but rather that it has to be bought as an optional extra. Thankfully that isn’t the case here. We were especially pleased to see that not only is an anchor kit supplied but also a floor support kit. It allows the owner to place a wooden floor upon it without it having to come into direct contact with the floor. This means that it won’t be affected by rising moisture from the ground. Although the timber isn’t included, decking boards can be used for this purpose.

Treatment Requirements and Warranty

9'11 x 7'9 Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 108GEYZ+ With Floor Support KitIf decking or timber is used for the floor, then we would advise that it should be treated regularly with a good quality wood preserver. If a concrete base is used instead than no treatment is required. The galvanised cladding used on this shed not only gives added rigidity it’s also very effective at causing rainwater to bounce away, as is the apex roof at the summit, and so we feel this shed should also be very resistant to rust. This viewpoint is confirmed by the 12 year warranty against rust perforations supplied by Yardmaster.

Doors and Windows

There are no windows in this shed, so we were pleased to see that plentiful ventilation was supplied by way of vents around the ridge and gables. This not only creates a pleasantly airy interior, it can also help to fight condensation which is a factor we find many metal sheds suffer from.

The double sliding doors are both solid and secure, this latter property being aided by their internal fitting which hides the runners. The door opening itself was wider than that on most sheds we review, measuring 1.20m, but the door height of 1.58m was in turn less than that we find on most metal sheds. A few more centimetres could have made a big difference, but as it is most people will have to stoop down when walking inside.

Security and Privacy

With no windows through which passers by can see, the contents within are kept private and hidden. We welcome that as an important addition to the shed’s security, but we would also have liked to see a padlock included. The handles are padlock-ready, so we would strongly advise buying one at the same time the shed is purchased, however valuable the items to be stored inside are.

Customisation Options and Extras

As mentioned above, a padlock is the first optional extra we would recommend, even though there isn’t one that could be bought directly with the shed. One useful option that is available, however, is a four shelf racking unit. Strong and sturdy, and resin coated to prevent the appearance of scratches, it can stand alone anywhere within the shed and at 0.76 X 0.51m we were pleasantly surprised at just how much it can hold.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 9.5/10
95% Complete
Rust free screws are supplied with this shed, which is just one indication of the overall quality we found. No corners have been cut, which is why Yardmaster have such a good reputation.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
We’ve seen thicker cladding on metal sheds, but at the same time we’ve seen thinner. Strong and stable, the galvanised cladding should also help to keep rust away.
Storage size 8.5/10
85% Complete
The substantial width and depth mean that a lot can be stored inside, the floor being the most useful storage area after all, although the restricted eaves height can impact upon the storage of taller items.
Ease of installation 9/10
90% Complete
You’ll definitely need two people to put this shed together, and pay close attention to the diagrams as many parts look similar. Expect to take around four to six hours on the installation process.
Value for money 9/10
90% Complete
With a lot of storage space, and a flooring support kit supplied as well, we feel this is very good value for money.
9
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: Despite its imposing size, width and depth wise at least, this won’t stand out obtrusively in your garden. That’s thanks to the natural green paintwork which will complement any landscape. The paint also performs another function in that it provides another layer to keep rain out. This is also effectively achieved by the apex roof and the galvanised cladding, which results in a dry environment in which to keep your garden tools and equipment. With a 12 year warranty against rust perforation as well, which is more than many warranties we see on metal sheds, you also get added peace of mind.

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