Shed Type and Roof Size
This is a top quality metal storage shed with a popular apex roof design. The reason you will find apex style roofs on the majority of sheds is because they provide several different benefits. Firstly they are the best shape for natural water drainage. As the rain hits the roof, it bounces off and runs down straight onto the floor. This reduces the risk of rust developing due to water damage. An equally useful benefit is the fact that it gives the building a little more interior space. With apex sheds there is additional height throughout the central part of the shed, providing a lot more room to comfortably move around.
Measuring 2.24m in height, this is taller than your average shed and the eaves measure 1.83m. It has a depth of 1.97m and a width of 3.03m.
Cladding, Frame and Floor
Shiplap style cladding has been used to not only provide a tough exterior, but also to give the shed a more attractive design. It is more commonly found on wooden sheds as it helps to provide a water-resistant seal. Thanks to the solid metal structure, you don’t have to worry about water seeping through the material like you do with wooden Shiplap.
One of the things we really like about the Yardmaster metal sheds is that they are built with hot dipped galvanised steel. You will struggle to find a stronger frame at such an affordable price.
The fact this shed is floorless could be a good or a bad thing. It depends upon what you are planning to store in the shed. Heavy machinery and vehicles can cause worry if the shed has a floor. So, on the one hand you get peace of mind with this model. However, as it doesn’t have a floor, it does need to be assembled on a solid, flat surface. This could be timber decking or concrete.
Treatment Requirements and Warranty
One of the major benefits of this building is that it doesn’t need treating. You don’t need to apply a treatment after it has been constructed and there are no annual treatments to worry about either. So not only can you simply enjoy the shed, but you will also be saving money in the long term too.
Doors and Windows
Like others in the same range, this one comes with sliding doors. They slide right to each edge of the building, giving you maximum space to enter and remove items from storage. They are pretty solid and can be locked, although a lock isn’t included. There aren’t windows in this shed, but there are translucent panels within the roof which ensure natural lighting can still enter the building during the day.
Security and Privacy
Providing you buy a lock, this would be a very secure, thief deterrent shed. Its tough steel design makes it almost impossible to break through. It also benefits from fire retardant safety panels so your belongings will still remain safe even if a fire breaks out from the exterior of the building.
The windowless feature also adds extra security as well as maximum privacy. As what’s inside the shed cannot be seen from the outside, it deters would be thieves from breaking in. You also have privacy if you plan on working in the building.
Customisation Options and Extras
We weren’t surprised to find that the shed doesn’t provide any customisable options or upgrades. After all, it comes with everything you need to keep your stored possessions safe and dry all year round. The floor is the only thing missing, but as it is a heavyweight storage shed it wouldn’t make sense for the building to come with a built in floor.
While there aren’t any extras you can buy specifically for this shed, Waltons do provide a free anchor kit and free gardening gloves. The anchor kit is a very useful extra as it provides exceptional stability.
As always we cannot find a single fault with the quality of the construction. Waltons always supply only the highest quality sheds.
Longevity of Materials 8/10
This shed is designed to last for 10 years at the very least before it shows signs of damage. It is extremely resistant to both wear and tear and water. The fire retardant panels and rust proof screws also help to lengthen its lifespan.
Being such a large building, you are given a lot of space to store practically anything you want to. From tools and equipment to motorcycles, this shed can hold everything you need.
Ease of Installation 7.5/10
Waltons advertises this shed as having simple, hassle free installation. We found this is largely true and we especially like the fact the edges of the panels have been hemmed. This makes it a lot safer to build. However, what we will highlight is the amount of time it will take to build. Depending upon how many people are assembling the building, it can take a few days to construct.
This shed comes at a really affordable cost considering just how large it is and the quality of the hot dipped galvanised steel construction. Wooden sheds of the same size are a lot more expensive and they require frequent treatments. This doesn’t need any maintenance so you save a lot of money on that too.
Final Thoughts: We’re a huge fan of the Yardmaster metal sheds. Created with such strong, durable metal ensures the building lasts for years without treatments. We love the fact that it is rodent, fire and rust proof and the design of the shed is also visually appealing. This shed will keep anything you need to store secure, safe and private.
Prices around: £344.49
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