For those of you who do not want the hassle of maintaining a wooden shed or for those that just love the look of a metal one, we are today reviewing the popular Yardmaster brand of metal garden sheds and garages. Here we are going to tell you exactly why Yardmaster are one of Europe’s top shed and garden manufacturers and why they are worth some serious consideration when it comes to purchasing your next, or perhaps even first, garden shed.
Yardmaster: A quick overview
Yardmaster are one of the big name brands when it comes to metal sheds, not just in the UK, but all over Europe. Yardmaster products have the reputation of being long lasting and well made and in general when people see their name on a product they know they are getting something good. As Yardmaster are such a popular brand, you can actually purchase their products at many different places here in the UK. We are talking shed specialists such as Shed Store who offer the largest selection of Yardmaster products, as well as more general stores like Argos.
Yardmaster: What Kind Of Products Are In The Yardmaster?
Many people think that Yardmaster do not actually have a whole lot of products in their range, but actually they have a very impressive selection of metal products. Sheds are the specialty of the Yardmaster brand and they have a vast amount of sheds to tempt you with. No matter what kind of space you have in your garden or what kind of storage space you desire, we are confident that there will be a Yardmaster shed or garage to fit your needs. For example, one of their smallest sheds is the 5′ x 4′ Yardmaster Pent Metal Shed which would fit in any size of garden and provide you with a little bit of space to keep a few garden tools or maybe a mower safe from the rain. Those of you who have more tools that Tommy Walsh, may need one of their larger sheds such as the 9’11 x 13′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed which offers just a ton of storage space or could even be used as some kind of workshop. In between these two models we have sheds of all sizes so no matter what you are looking for, Yardmaster will have something for you. The different styles of their metal sheds are something we really like, with some having a traditional metal look and some resembling cladding like you would get on a wooden shed. This means you can get the practicality of a metal shed along with the visuals of a wooden one.
We touched on this earlier, but Yardmaster do actually have garages as part of their brand as well. Now these are not as easily found online as their sheds are, but Yardmaster do actually offer three different sizes of garages which would be great for those of you looking for a place to store your car, but who do not want to have to pay the price to build an actual garage.
Yardmaster: How Is The Quality?
We feel that high quality is perhaps what Yardmaster are best known for. From a glance, some people may make the mistake of thinking that a Yardmaster shed is nothing more than just a few pieces of metal put together, but actually these are some of the best designed metal sheds you will ever see. For added strength, Yardmaster sheds feature internal wall bracing which means they can take a lot of punishment. All Yardmaster products have a strong and impressive roof, but the larger models have extra support to ensure they are even stronger. Speaking of roofs, Yardmaster are known for making sure their sheds have a generous amount of headroom by ensuring the gables are nice and high. One of the things that we really like about Yardmaster products is the way they make them comfortable to spend time in. Sure they are very strong structures, but they also make sure that they are comfortable by having translucent roof panels and ventilation as well so no matter how sweaty you get in here, you will not be stinking it up too much.
In addition to being very strong and long lasting, a Yardmaster product is also very low maintenance. As there is no wood used here, you do not have to worry about treating the shed on an annual basis. Yardmaster sheds are very easy to clean and in many cases just turning the garden hose on them would be enough to keep them clean, just make sure you keep the doors closed when you do.
Yardmaster: How Are The Products Priced?
The most surprising aspect of the Yardmaster brand is the pricing. With how high quality, long lasting and generally impressive they are, you would think for sure that they would be asking a premium price, as after all, in many ways this is a premium brand. But actually the prices of Yardmaster products are very, very fair. Some of their smaller storage sheds can be found for a little over £100, which is a great deal. But even some of their mid sized sheds such as their 8′ x 6′ Yardmaster Silver Metal Shed and their 10′ x 4′ Yardmaster 104PZ Metal Pent Shed, can be purchased for right around the £200 mark, which considering the size and the quality, we feel is a very reasonable asking price. Here at WhatShed we like to be as honest with you as possible and we can honestly say that we have yet to see a Yardmaster product that was at a price that made us question if it was fair.
There are some larger products as part of the Yardmaster brand and these are priced just as fairly as the smaller sheds. A prime example of this is their very impressive, 10′ x 13′ Yardmaster Metal Shed, which offers you a vast amount of storage space, yet still comes in at under £400. We have seen less than fantastic wooden sheds of a similar size cost far more than this. The most expensive products that are part of the Yardmaster brand are their garages. However, even some of their pricier items, such as the incredible 9’10 x 17’2 Yardmaster 1017 Metal Garage, are priced well under £1000. We feel that the prices in general mean that you can actually get far more storage space for your money with a Yardmaster shed than you can many of the other brands that are on the market.
Yardmaster: How Customisable Are Yardmaster Products?
When it comes to customisation there is only so much you can do with a metal shed, but many sites do offer a few extras that can help strengthen and even spruce up your shed a little bit. Some sites offer extra strong flooring which we are sure those of you with very heavy power tools may be interested in. Also some models of Yardmaster shed and garages can have guttering added to them, which is a nice touch. Truth be told, there really is not a lot you can do when it comes to customisation with a Yardmaster shed, but we do not see this as a problem. If anything, it gives you less things to worry about and tempt you to spend more money on.
Yardmaster: Our Final Thoughts
Yardmaster are a brand that have really impressed us over the years. They make fantastic sheds and garages and they are far more stylish than many people give them credit for. They are well made and even those who are not too DIY savvy should be able to install them no problem. They are very low maintenance, so if you are someone who wants to build a shed and not have to worry about rot, bugs, cleaning it or anything else going wrong, then Yardmaster is a brand you must consider. Also the prices that their products are being sold for make them even more attractive and even if you do have a wooden shed in mind, we feel that it is still worth looking at what Yardmaster have to offer.