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 Post subject: Garden Sheds
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 15:04 
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My Shed has seen better days, and it is too big, now I have a separate bike shed. I think I could get away with 6x4.

Has any one used metal sheds as they seem a lot cheaper and maintenance free compared to a wooden one.

https://www.buyshedsdirect.co.uk/6-x-4- ... hed-65geyz

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https://www.buyshedsdirect.co.uk/6x4-ya ... metal-shed

The maintenance free bit seem to swing it :)

Is there a downside?

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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I have one in a house in Stoke. It doesn't seem very sturdy to me, but goodness knows how old it might be. :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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I'd be tempted to go for a plastic one if maintenance free is the biggest factor.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Bloody hell Kov, we're not your house consultants :D You're allowed to make decisions on your own


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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Bloody hell Kov, we're not your house consultants :D You're allowed to make decisions on your own

Wow DavPaz, how rude. You are literally the worst forumer for suggesting something like this

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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I'd be tempted to go for a plastic one if maintenance free is the biggest factor.

No shed is even maintenance-freer

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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DavPaz wrote:
Bloody hell Kov, we're not your house consultants :D You're allowed to make decisions on your own

There's a difference between asking for opinions and asking someone to make a decision for you though.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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My mum had a metal shed and it was apparently an arse to put together; I remember someone cut several fingers.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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I'd be tempted to go for a plastic one if maintenance free is the biggest factor.

No shed is even maintenance-freer

Carbon fibre > Plastic > Metal > Wood > Straw > Paper

I've watched sheds made of the above materials ravaged by the sands of time and by badgers that's how I'd rank them from most maintenance-freer to fewer maintenance-freer personally and professionally as a member of Shed 7 (North West division).

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Bloody hell Kov, we're not your house consultants :D You're allowed to make decisions on your own

Wow DavPaz, how rude. You are literally the worst forumer for suggesting something like this

You're right I'm awful. And my shed is merely wooden


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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Bloody hell Kov, we're not your house consultants :D You're allowed to make decisions on your own


You are set of wonderful people, and have lots of experience :)

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Metal sheds tend to suffer with condensation more than plastic or wood.

And go for a 5x7. It looks like it takes up barely any extra room but gives 50% more space.
You will always fill it.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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I have an 8x6 and it is too big, so I guess I could drop a little..

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Metal sheds sometimes don't have floors. I considered one but they looked super flimsy. We ended up getting an 8x6 Keter shed and it's great. It seemed to join together well until one particularly hard bit. I concluded they'd sent us the wrong part but my wife and inlaws all took the piss out of me for the rest of the day(call yourself an engineer etc) so I persevered longer than I should have because I had a point to prove and how could they possibly send the wrong part in a prefab kit, which they seemed to validate on the online chat.

Anyway, it was the wrong part. Fuckers. Once I had the right part it went together no bother. Most of it is click in place, couple of parts need screws drilled in. Two people should be able to do it in a couple of hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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Cut a bit off and pay it forward.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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DavPaz wrote:
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You are set of wonderful people, and have lots of experience :)

I have deceived you. I am in fact a douche

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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What are you wanting to keep in there though? I have a huge metal shed at the current place and we've just filled it with junk. There are a lot of cobwebs in there too.

And is there already a base or slab? I'd say that the base, and secure fittings are probably just as important as the shed material itself.


In the old house, I had a small metal shed that I bought off some bloke. I used it for the mower and some tools. I didnt even bother to make a base for it, I just plopped it down on the ground. It was a cheapy and eventually the door latch broke off but that didn't really matter, I just used some tek-screws to roughly fix it back on. It had sharp edges though and frankly didn't look great.

Also it blew over in some strong wind and got a bit bent, but I didn't really care much and just bent it back into shape. Cheap metal is not really as durable as you'd think. Then again, for under 200 quid, what else are you really expecting.

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Where are those from? Reminds me of Viz.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden Sheds
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What are you wanting to keep in there though? I have a huge metal shed at the current place and we've just filled it with junk. There are a lot of cobwebs in there too.

And is there already a base or slab? I'd say that the base, and secure fittings are probably just as important as the shed material itself.


In the old house, I had a small metal shed that I bought off some bloke. I used it for the mower and some tools. I didnt even bother to make a base for it, I just plopped it down on the ground. It was a cheapy and eventually the door latch broke off but that didn't really matter, I just used some tek-screws to roughly fix it back on. It had sharp edges though and frankly didn't look great.

Also it blew over in some strong wind and got a bit bent, but I didn't really care much and just bent it back into shape. Cheap metal is not really as durable as you'd think. Then again, for under 200 quid, what else are you really expecting.


A lawn mower, strimmer, various garden tools.

The chairs for the patio set when not in use.

The bikes are kept in a bike shed, so locked away securely.

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Get a Keter storage box if that’s all it’s for. If you get a shed you’ll fill it with more crap eventually.

...if your chairs fold that is.

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Where are those from? Reminds me of Viz.


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The bikes are kept in a bike shed, so locked away securely.

What bike shed do you have? We need one, lol.

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The bikes are kept in a bike shed, so locked away securely.

What bike shed do you have? We need one, lol.



https://www.asgardsss.co.uk/bike-storage-x4

I got this one, it was a lot cheaper at the time. It is very secure.

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The bikes are kept in a bike shed, so locked away securely.

What bike shed do you have? We need one, lol.


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