The Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed is a very well made compact size shed that is ideal for those who want a solid structure. This is a decent sized shed that will give you a nice amount of storage space to make use of and it has a solid design and is very secure so you will feel fine storing more expensive items inside. The overall design is very easy on the eyes and we are sure for many this kind of look is preferable to that of a wooden shed. A fairly large door has been used so that getting your belongings in and out of the shed is easy. The door is supported with some braces to ensure it is strong and secure.
This is a shed that is made with some very impressive materials. The metal that has been used is fire retardant. Also it has been given a very special finish to ensure that rot and rust is never an issue and also so that it is very easy to maintain and clean. The Snap Tite system that puts the shed together makes it very easy to install. Even a person with very little DIY experience will be able to have this built in no time at all.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials9/10
Ease of installation9.5/10
Value for money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
The Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed really did capture our eye and we feel that it is a fantastic smaller sized shed. It has a very industrial kind of look to it thanks to the kind of metal that has been used in its construction. The width of this metal shed is just a hair over 5 feet and the depth is 5 feet 5 inches which we know does not sound like a whole lot, but this is actually right in line with similar sized shed. Also the headroom on offer with this shed does mean that you can stack things up pretty high. At its highest point the shed stands at an impressive 6 feet 2 inches so you can easily put some high shelves in here which will help free up some floor space.
A pent roof is what they have gone for here and we feel that the metal look of it is really smart. But the roof does slope down towards the door which is a bit of a strange design choice if we are honest. The pent roof though will keep the rain from sitting on the top, we just wish they had it sloping down towards the back. One thing we will mention is that if there is heavy rain, metal sheds can be quite noisy so that is something to keep in mind.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed is made of metal, well it is in the name, so there is not what you would class as traditional cladding used for this shed. The metal panels that they have used are nice and thick and they are fire retardant. To make sure they are going to last a very long time, they have been given a Zincalume finish which first of all looks great, but also helps fight off any kind of rust.
This shed is made with the Snap Tite system which we know sounds like something you find for sale on a TV shopping channel at 3 in the morning when you cannot sleep, but this is some incredible stuff. First of all it takes away the need for a frame. It also makes installing the shed very easy as the whole things pretty much just snaps and locks together without the need for a whole bunch of tools. It also helps ensure the shed stays very strong.
There is no floor included with the Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed so you are going to have to have some solid ground to install this on. In the pictures you can see it has been installed on some decking. Decking or a concrete area would be ideal, but we are sure some people will just sit this on grass. One thing that is great about this shed is that it comes with a free anchor kit to help you secure it to whatever floor you are installing it on. You could always buy a cheap floor if you do not like the idea of installing this directly to the ground.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
We mentioned before about how this has been given a Zincalume finish and like you when we first heard this we thought “what the heck is that?” Well, basically it just means that the metal is protected from the elements and it does not require much in the way of maintenance. It requires no treatment at all and at worst you will need to turn the hose on it once a year to keep the dirt off it.
You get a lengthy warranty with the Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed. They are so confident in the metal they have used and the way it has been made that they give a very generous 20 year guarantee which covers you against rot and any kind of decay.
Doors And Windows
As you would expect with a shed of this size, there is a single sized door. The height of the door is 5 feet 8 inches and the width is 2.4 inches which is very decent for a shed that is 5 X 3. The door is made with the same kind of metal as the rest of the structure and it is done in the same style so it has a very uniform kind of look. On the inside of the door it has been given a little bit extra support in the form of some bracing which is going to make it that extra bit stronger.
There are no windows on this shed and to be honest with you, we feel that if there was it would take away from the overall security and look of the shed.
Security And Privacy
We already mentioned how the Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed is fire retardant, but it is also a very secure structure. The way it snaps all together makes it an overall very solid shed. Plus as you can see from the pictures it comes with a pretty heavy duty pad bolt which will keep the door very securely closed. We would though recommend that you add some kind of padlock if you plan on storing expensive tools or items in here.
As there are no windows or no little cracks, gaps, nooks or crannies, it is impossible for you to sneak a look inside here. Unless one of the kids leaves the door wide open, of course.
Customisation Options And Extras
Due to the materials used to make this shed there are no customisation options available, which does not really matter as we feel that the industrial metal style it has is very smart.
There are a few extras on offer with the Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed. They have a couple of padlock options for you. They have a Winchester Weatherproof 49 mm Padlock Set With Hasp and Staple which costs £11.99, which is not a bad price, but a hasp and staple is not really necessary for a shed like this. The other padlock they have is a ABUS 20 mm Aluminium Combination Padlock which takes away the need for a key as you just use the combination. We said earlier how there was no floor with this shed, but they do have a shed base for a price of £49.99, which is a fair price and may come in handy if you plan on installing this on grass.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
From a quality point of view this is a fantastic shed. We love the metal they have used as it is pretty much rust proof and is also fire retardant.
Longevity Of materials9/10
This is a shed that has been made to last and last it will. The materials used are long lasting and they require next to no upkeep from you.
5 X 3 is what we would class as a compact sized shed. But there is still a good amount of storage space to make use of here if you organise things in a good way.
Ease of installation9.5/10
Apart from having an installation service this is the easiest way to install a shed. It literally just snaps into place. Even people with the DIY skill level of the Chuckle Brothers will have this up and ready for use in no time.
Value for money8.5/10
This is a fairly priced shed and if it had a floor then we would probably have scored it a 9 or 9.5. Still, as it is, this is a shed that is offering very good value
Final Thoughts: We are very impressed with the Absco Space Super Saver Metal Shed and feel it would be a great purchase for someone who is low on space, but needs some garden storage. Also with it being so easy to install and to look after, it is perfect for those of you who want something that is quick and easy. While the lack of a floor is not exactly ideal, the shed base that is offered as an extra is not bad at all. In all this is a very well designed metal shed and one that we are sure is going to be very popular. We also feel that the asking price, even without a floor, is very reasonable.