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Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed – Beige/Brown

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 484106

Size: 8' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Average Ranked in the Top 52% of Garden Storage.
Position 523 of 1017 Garden Storage - Down 321 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown

The Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown comes with an apex style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system. The windows window used on this particular 8′ x 8′ use a styrene [1] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: plastic

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

Guarantee

On a plastic garden storage, 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 plastic Garden Storage ranging from zero right up to a limited lifetime guarantee.

This plastic garden storage comes with a 15 years guarantee. Most plastic garden storage come with a 15 years guarantee (26.04% of them) [2].

For this particular brand (Keter) they offer 11 [3] different types of guarantees on their plastic garden storage, with the 15 years guarantee on this being one of the longer they offer. The 15 years guarantee is found on 14.71% of Keter plastic garden storage [4], with a 2 year guarantee on 23.53%, a 5 year guarantee on 2.94%, a 10 year guarantee on 2.94% and a limited lifetime guarantee on 11.76% of its plastic garden storage. 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 8′ x 8′ plastic garden storage (we found 10 of them) the most popular guarantee length offered by manufacturers was 15 years [5]. 60.00% came with a missing guarantee, 10.00% came with a 15 year guarantee, 10.00% came with a 10 year guarantee, 10.00% came with a 3 year guarantee and 10.00% came with a limited lifetime guarantee.

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Cladding

The plastic cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for garden storage walls out of the 3 types [6] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 7% (65 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [7], as well as being used on 7% (7 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [8]. You’ll also find the plastic cladding showing up on 20% of 8′ x 8′ garden storage (2 in total) [9].

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Roofing

Plastic is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s an about average roof covering material, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden storage [10]. It comes fitted on 1% of garden storage and when it comes to the top 96 garden storage that make up the top 10% we find none of them make use of this kind of roof covering. According to the data we have on all garden storage, out of the the 8′ x 8’s this is the only one to use a plastic roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden storage chose plastic for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size garden storage [11]. This type of floor construction is used on 1% of all garden storage we analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of those garden storage. 20% of 8′ x 8′ garden storage (2 in total) use plastic construction for the floor.

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Window

Styrene windows come installed on this garden storage. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 2 glazing types found on 8′ x 8′ garden storage [12]. This particular type of glazing is used on 14% of all windowed garden storage with a look at the top 10% of garden storage showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. 29% of 8′ x 8′ garden storage with windows (2 in total) use styrene windows.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 8′ x 8′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £37 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 5 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 £1 with this Keter Oakland 7.5 x 9ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Grey. It is priced at £1,275, this is 26% more than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 5 points higher than the Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 77 vs 72 for this product, the Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 7×9.5ft is the best 8′ x 8′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,845, that’s £830 more than the Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown.

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.
10′ x 6′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed with Logstore Single Door

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.
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 7×9.5ft
Keter Oakland 7.5 x 9ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Grey
Keter Factor 8 x 8ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/Brown

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 3 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
10′ x 6′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed with Logstore Single Door
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 7×9.5ft
Keter Oakland 7.5 x 9ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Grey

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
10′ x 6′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Shed with Logstore Single Door
Lifetime Plastic Outdoor Storage Shed 7×9.5ft
Keter Oakland 7.5 x 9ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Grey

Product Details

Building Type
Extra Large Outdoor Storage Boxes, Garden Furniture Storage Boxes, Garden Storage, Large Garden Storage Boxes, Large Plastic Garden Storage, Lockable Garden Storage Boxes, Plastic Garden Storage
Metric Size (Meters)
8' x 8'
Material
Plastic
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Double Door
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
15 Years
Range
Factor
External Dimensions
(H)243 x (W)256.5 x (D)255cm
Product Contains
x1 Flat Packed Product x1 Assembly Instructions
Internal Dimensions
(H)238.5 x (W)236.5 x (D)237cm
Additional Information
Just a light wash is needed to keep your shed looking like new season after season
Additional Assembly Information
Your shed, your way, assemble your shed with the windows on either the left or right to suit your outdoor space
Product Dimensions
(H)243 x (W)256.5 x (D)255cm
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Model Number
230728
Model Name
Factor 8x8
Locking System
Lockable
Weight Of Product (kg)
147.94
Number Of Doors
2
Effects And Finish
Wood-look effect finish
Floor Material
Plastic
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Styrene
Additional Delivery Information
Easy self build. No Installation service available
Roof Covering
Plastic
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 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.

Homebase – 35509 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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 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.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.

Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.

Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². 

2. Global guarantee data sourced from: All 15 years garden storage 

3. Guarantee types identified: 10 years, 15 years, limited lifetime 

4. Guarantee data sourced from: Keter 15 years garden storage 

5. 8′ x 8′ guarantee data sourced from: 10 8′ x 8′ 15 years guaranteed garden storage 

6. Cladding types identified: high-density polyethylene (hdpe), plastic, resin 

7. Global cladding data sourced from: All plastic garden storage 

8. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 plastic garden storage 

9. 8′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 10 8′ x 8′ plastic garden storage 

10. Roof covering types identified: plastic, resin 

11. Floor material types identified: plastic, polyethylene 

12. Glazing material types identified: polycarbonate, styrene 

Product ID: SKU: 484106

Size: 8' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.