Metal shed recommendation

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Theleman, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    My last shed I bought of eBay for a fiver, it was in good condition but he needed rid and it saved him a trip to the tip.
     
  2. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Did you need to apply for planning permission?
     
  3. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Yes, can get some bargains out there locally.

    I saw something like that on eBay, but was one hour driving getting there and another one hour getting back, so would have had to hire a van for 60 quid.

    Also had to dismantle the shed, and load them into the van, so needed at least 2 people. I had only me at the time, so couldn't go for it.

    Bid was up to about 100 quid, so was not much saving either.
     
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Just keep looking, I stuck mine on the roof rack.
     
  5. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

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    No. It comes under permitted development.
    Easy job to do, just get a retired builder in give him something to do.
     
  6. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    That is really neat shed. Very nicely built.

    First month we moved to this house, that was what I sought to do.

    Asked a builder for a quote to replace the old rotting shed with a brick built wind and water tight and electrified and plumbed all in.

    He looked around the shed, and said 12 grand. Planning permission is also needed before going ahead with the work.

    I thought to meself, wait till lottery win. It hasn't happened yet. So still sitting with the same old rotting shed now infested with mice.

    I was trying to replace with argos or screwfix metal shed for 200 quid, but after discussion in this thread, thinking maybe wooden shed is way to go even paying another 100-200.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Cute!:)
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Can get some darn good sheds on Freecycle/Freegle, where I got my 10' shed from.
     
  9. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    What about a plastic shed.
    Little to no maintenance.
    But not in anyway burglar proof.
     
  10. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    I read plastic sheds also tend to suffer from strong winds, and their weakness under strong winds is the roof. I read many reviews they lost the whole roof after strong wind.

    Another negative reviews seem with flimsy parts, screw holes badly drilled not lining up, and like metal sheds, it could be pain to build due to millions of parts, screws and poorly written instructions.
     
  11. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Avoid.
     
  12. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    They are very easy to build.
    Had one previously with no issues.
    It even had a translucent strip across the roof which acted like a light during daylight hours. It also has a window and a fairly solid plastic base.

    I wouldn’t hesitate in buying another one.
     
  13. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    What was the make and size of the shed?
     
  14. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    Keter 6x6
     
  15. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Yes, it seems popular make, and looks interesting.

    Only problem is, the price is considerably higher than wooden or metal sheds for same size.
     
  16. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    Always offers on.
    I got mine for less than £300
     
  17. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Cannae see any good offers the noow.
    Difficult decision.

    Will keep on looking for any poosible good deals and thinking.

    Meanwhile will keep on treating the old wooden shed floor and walls with bleach now and then.

    Thanks for your info.
     
  18. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    Put add in local paper or ask around for a retired builder, or ring a few.
    There are some local guys down my way who work on the cheap. (retired)
    Show them the picture, have it in pent roof or pitched tiled.
    Could also do it in lightweight blocks if your going to render it.
    My Total cost less than £350.
    Got tiles on freecycle, just had to go collect them.
    Got the blocks off ebay local half price.
    Rest ready available builders merchant.
     
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  19. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    If going to render, then stick with 100mm dense concrete blocks.
     
  20. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Check your local Freegle & Freecycle, I had full dumpy bags of yellow building sand,& two of 14mm ballast last year off mine.

    And today there a half pallet of new unused Bradstone blocks.

    Also building sites can be rewarding, it's shocking what's thrown away at end of a build.
    I've had timber, pallet of plasterboard,kitchen units,doors,about 20 tons scalpings,etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
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