You cannot help but be impressed with the fantastic looking, 10′ x 16′ Duramax VDM Plastic Garage with its lovely ivory shiplap cladding finish and high quality materials. This is a perfect, much lower cost and quicker way of adding a garage to your property than building one made from bricks. Before you know it, you will have a huge amount of space to make use of in any way you could imagine. You could use it as a workshop to get all kinds of fun projects done, perhaps as a place to keep all your gardening gear safe, or even as a place to store just a huge amount of items. This is a garage that does everything you would want a garage to do, but it does it all at a fantastic price.
The 10′ x 16′ Duramax VDM Plastic Garage is made from very strong and fire redundant plastic which is designed to last for a lot of years and require next to no up keep from you. The plastic is backed up with a very strong galvanised steel frame. With two huge double doors on the front and then a side door for easy access. Getting your belongings in and out and coming and going could not be any easier. This would make for a very practical, fun and long lasting structure that would certainly give your garden a bit more personality.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
Ease Of Installation6.5/10
Value For Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
For people who are looking for a vast amount of storage space to keep things safe and tidy, a work shop, or just something extra to make their large garden feel more full, the 10′ x 16′ Duramax VDM Plastic Garage is just incredible in every single regard and would serve you very well. This garage looks absolutely gorgeous and offers a staggering amount of storage space. The depth is a huge 15 feet 9 inches and the width is 10 feet 6 inches. You could have one amazing workshop in here as there is room for multiple sets of shelves, tables and just general floor space. The height of the building is fantastic with you having right around 7 feet of headroom along the ridge and an impressive eaves height of 6 feet 1 inch. The room available inside here makes pottering around very comfortable.
We love the apex style roof that Duramax have used, as while you get all the benefits of an apex roof like the rain always running off it for example, the ridge is not a whole lot higher than the eaves which gives you a lot more headroom inside. The roof panels are all a nice size and we love how they give the building more of a garage look than that of a shed.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The garage is made from very high quality, strong and incredibly durable plastic that has been given a PVC coating that is fire retardant and will be able to take a lot of abuse from the weather. While plastic may not sound the strongest material in the world, we can assure you this is no normal plastic and it is very reliable. Duramax have given the plastic a shiplap cladding look which we feels really does make it look amazing and also help the rain always roll right off.
The plastic that is used is here is great, but it is the galvanised steel frame that is the real bones of this garage and let us tell you these are some very strong bones that are here to last! This garage is built to stand the test of time and with how strong this steel frame is you will have absolutely no worries at all about any kind of weakness or the structure becoming flimsy over the years.
This garage has been designed to be able to house pretty much anything you could think of. We are talking things as heavy duty as a ride on lawn mower. To be able to do this there is one very strong and sturdy floor in place. Now to get the best out of the flooring we do recommend that you build this on a concrete base in your garden be it a patio, drive or something like that.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
This is a huge garage and one thing that we really like is that despite its very large size, you are not required to do any kind of treatment to keep it in shape. You can of course get the hose or the water bucket out to give it a clean every once and a while to make it look good, but as far as keeping the garage strong, you do not have to worry about doing anything. We love this kind of low maintenance and we are sure it will be a huge plus for many people.
Duramax offer a great 15 year warranty that will make sure those fantastic plastic panels of the garage will be protected against general wear and tear.
Doors And Windows
There are regular sized double doors which are great and then there are huge garage style double doors, and that is exactly what we have here. These doors are very impressive when they are open they give you just so much room to get in in and out that you probably could drive a ride on mower right inside. With both the doors open there is 7 feet 4 inches of width and 5 feet 11 inches of height. And unless you are planning on using the garage to store elephants, we do not see you having any kind of issues getting your stuff inside! These large doors are held in place with some fantastic door hinges which will last just as long as the rest of the garage. There is actually another door on here that is located on the side. This is a standard sized single door that you can use when you do not need to have those large double doors open and it will work out great when you need to just pop in and grab something.
The garage has one very well placed little, acrylic window next to the door on the side. This window allows some natural light inside and also can let a little bit of fresh air in as well.
Security And Privacy
Your belongings will be very well protected from both the rain and peeking eyes inside here. The doors close shut very well and there are some internal locking bolts to help keep things a little bit more secure. Adding a padlock to the garage doors is something that we would recommend if you plan on storing a few expensive items inside.
Of course if you have those large double doors wide open then the whole world can see what you have going on, but the window is located on the side, so if you do have the doors closed and are working on something inside that you do not want anyone to know about then it would not be easy for people to see what you are doing.
Customisation Options And Extras
The plastic is a lovely ivory type colour, but it does not allow for any kind of customisation. We feel that the colour Duramax have chosen will fit in with most gardens so we will not be too harsh on the garage for this. All the customisation that you can do with this structure is on the inside where you really can let your imagination run wild with how you set everything up.
The only extra that you may want to consider when buying the 10′ x 16′ Duramax VDM Plastic Garage is an anchor kit to secure the garage to the concrete. But we would not say this is something that is essential.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We are very impressed with the plastic and the galvanised steel frame that Duramax have used to construct the garage.
Longevity Of Materials8.5/10
We love how long lasting the plastic that they have used is and also how you do not really have to lift a finger to keep it strong.
This is one large and very spacious garage that you have on your hands. We think that there will be more than enough room for all of your stuff inside of here.
Ease Of Installation6.5/10
Duramax themselves say this can take 14 hours for two people to build. We say this could take a couple of sessions to get built. Sure it may be tough, but the garage you are getting at the end of it is well worth it.
Value For Money9/10
Getting a garage built out of bricks and wood would cost you thousands and thousands of pounds, not to mention taking weeks to be built. Here for a fraction of the price and just a weekend of your time, you can have a fantastic garage.
Final Thoughts: We absolutely love the 10' x 16' Duramax VDM Plastic Garage. It has such an awe inspiring look and offers you just an incredible amount of room to play with inside. The high quality plastic and galvanised steel frame we feel will last for lots of years. It may take a while to build and the price initially may seem high, but we think getting a garage of this quality for this price really does make this one amazing deal and something we highly recommend you think about if you are considering adding a garage to your property no matter what you intend to use it for.