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5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L (1.6m x 0.7m)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 16 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: FALCONGREY165BUN

Size: 5' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Average Ranked in the Top 3% of Garden Storage.
Position 23 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 18 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L

The 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L holds a 20 Years guarantee, is fit with doors that are lockable through the lock and key locking system, and is treated using a galvanised process [1].

Base material: steel [2]

Our experts say this has 1 stand out feature. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. A galvanised treatment like the one used on this garden storage is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this garden storage fairs across the market.

Treatment/Guarantee

The galvanised treatment process used here is the best type of treatment out of 2 [3] types we’ve identified on same-size garden storage that you’ll see getting used on 14% [4] (137 of 965) of all garden storage analysed, as well as being used on 36% [5] (35 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage. You’ll also find the galvanised treatment showing up on 36% of 5′ x 2′ garden storage (29 in total [6]), and if we compare this item against those 29 we find it’s Expert Score is 8% higher than the average score for a 5′ x 2′ galvanised garden storage.

On a metal garden storage box, the guarantee that the manufacturer offers is usually a very good indicator of the quality of the building. The longer the guarantee the more the manufacturer believes in the quality of the building they have produced. Typically we see manufacturer guarantees for metal Garden Storage ranging from zero right up to a 25 years guarantee.

This metal garden storage box comes with a 20 years guarantee. Most metal garden storage come with a 15 years guarantee (26.04% of them) [7].

For this particular brand (Falcon) they offer 11 [8] different types of guarantees on their metal garden storage, with the 20 years guarantee on this being the only they offer. The 20 years guarantee is found on 100.00% of Falcon metal garden storage [9]. It is great that this garden storage was given one of the highest guarantees offered by the brand, and this shows the manufacturer has a lot of faith in the overall quality of this part of their product range.

When looking at comparable 5′ x 2′ metal garden storage (we found 80 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 20 years [10]. 93.75% came with a missing guarantee, 2.50% came with a 20 year guarantee, 2.50% came with a 10 year guarantee and 1.25% came with a 15 year guarantee.

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Cladding

The steel cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for walls and is the only type [11] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 26% (253 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [12], as well as being used on 36% (35 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [13]. You’ll also find the steel cladding showing up on 60% of 5′ x 2′ garden storage (48 in total) [14], and if we compare this item against those 48 we find it’s Expert Score is 17% higher than the average score for a 5′ x 2′ steel garden storage.

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Roofing

Metal is the material used for the roofing, our experts rate this an about average form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size garden storage [15]. This roofing material is used on 2% of all garden storage analysed, and 20% of the top 10% of garden storage. 3% of 5′ x 2′ garden storage (2 in total) use metal construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 2′ garden storage (93), the 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 630.0mm (2′) which is 3% less than the average 5′ x 2′ garden storage, giving you 20.0mm (0.1′) less height.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 48 5′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L has an Expert Score that is 17% higher than average and is £7 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 48 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £236 with this vidaXL Garden Log Storage Shed Galvanised Steel 163x83x154 cm Green. It is priced at £104, this is 227% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 7 points less than the 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L.

The 5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L is the best scoring garden storage available out of all 48 5′ x 2′ garden storage we analysed.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 1 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
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Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L
Biohort StoreMax 160 Metal Unit
5×2 Lifetime 500 Litre Heavy Duty Storage Box

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 2 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
5′ x 2′ Falcon 165 Heavy Duty Metal Garden Storage Box 550L
Biohort StoreMax 160 Metal Unit

Product Details

Building Type
Extra Large Outdoor Cushion Storage Boxes, Extra Large Outdoor Storage Boxes, Garden Cushion Storage, Garden Storage, Garden Storage Boxes, Grey Garden Storage Box, Heavy-duty Garden Storage Boxes, Large Garden Storage Boxes, Lockable Garden Storage Boxes, Metal Garden Storage, Outdoor Storage Cabinets, Small Garden Storage Boxes
Metric Size (Meters)
5' x 2'
Material
Metal
Roof Style
Fully Opening Lid
Treatment Type
Galvanised
Guarantee
20 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key
Construction Type
Galvanized Steel
Ridge Height (Imperial)
630.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
630.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
2'
Depth At Base (Metric)
700.0mm
Roof Material
Metal
Width At Base (Imperial)
5'
Width At Base (Metric)
1650.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Galvanised: Galvanising steel or Zinc Galvanised steel as it is sometimes called refers to the process where steel is immersed into molten zinc. This is where a series of zinc-iron alloy forms a series layers via a metallurgical reaction between the iron and zinc, providing a robust coating which is an integral part of the steel.

Galvanised steel is among the most corrosion resistant due to its sacrificial protection and self-repairing properties. According to the Galvanizers Association they say “Hot dip galvanising offers coverage both externally and internally within hollow sections, it self-repairs when damaged, sacrifices itself to protect the base metal, is environmentally sustainable, has good impact and abrasion-resistance and a maintenance-free life of 50 years or more. Galvanised steel is widely used in applications where corrosion protection is needed and can be identified by the crystallised pattern on the surface (often called a ‘spangle’).” 

2. Steel: Is the “world’s most important engineering and construction material” according to the World Steel Accosiation. When it comes to garden structure steel is often a very strong and durable metal, although if it is untreated then it is prone to rust and corrosion. Steel is an alloy of iron mixed with less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese and small amounts of silicon, phosphorus, sulphur and oxygen. When steel comes into contact with water and oxygen there is a chemical reaction and the steel begins to revert to its original form – iron oxide (that’s Rust to the layperson). Steel must be coated in a protective layer to stop this reaction, for most garden applications this consists of powder coating or the more stable and long lasting use of galvanising the steel first. 

3. Treatment types identified: galvanised, untreated 

4. Global treatment data sourced from: All galvanised garden storage 

5. Top treatment data sourced from: Top 96 galvanised garden storage 

6. 5′ x 2′ treatment data sourced from: 80 5′ x 2′ galvanised garden storage 

7. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 20 years garden storage 

8. Guarantee types identified: 20 years 

9. Guarantee data sourced from: Falcon 20 years garden storage 

10. 5′ x 2′ guarantee data sourced from: 80 5′ x 2′ 20 years guaranteed garden storage 

11. Cladding types identified: steel 

12. Global cladding data sourced from: All steel garden storage 

13. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 steel garden storage 

14. 5′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 80 5′ x 2′ steel garden storage 

15. Roof material types identified: metal 

Product ID: SKU: FALCONGREY165BUN

Size: 5' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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