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Arrow Apex Metal Garden Shed - 8 x 6ft £139.99 @ Argos

£139.99 @ Argos
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Got to be honest, worst storage / shed I've ever had the misfortune to buy. Ridiculously painfull to build. Cheap nuts and bolts which strip threads, panels that are so thin they slice like razor blades. Once built it then condensates so much that things rust quicker inside it, than if left in the garden. Plus a cat managed to buckle the roof whilst jumping from a near by tree.
Right sorry rant over! But I feel a little better now! :p

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3 Likes #1
thanks OP, good price. But beware no floor included.
2 Likes #2
Out of stock for home delivery
2 Likes #3
Like a massive meccano set to assemble.
3 Likes #4
make sure you have a cordless drill/screwdriver over 300 screw bolts and nuts/washers

for the floor i used cheap wooden decking to help stop condensation

good price if you can find one

Edited By: psmith1958 on Feb 17, 2017 21:01: edit
#5
quglarz
Out of stock for home delivery


This is what it says on Argos web site;

Order now for delivery within 11 days to ******
Delivery from: £6.95
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Good deal Op HEAT ;)
27 Likes #6
Got to be honest, worst storage / shed I've ever had the misfortune to buy. Ridiculously painfull to build. Cheap nuts and bolts which strip threads, panels that are so thin they slice like razor blades. Once built it then condensates so much that things rust quicker inside it, than if left in the garden. Plus a cat managed to buckle the roof whilst jumping from a near by tree.
Right sorry rant over! But I feel a little better now! :p
1 Like #7
Available for home delivery for me too - north London
3 Likes #8
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.

Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
1 Like #9
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.

Even at this price I would avoid buying one.


It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
#10
Duramax ones are better. Ketter are even better
2 Likes #11
I bought a metal shed the same size from Argos and it took a whole day to assemble. Things in the shed melted in the summer and condensation was an issue in the winter. Forget security as you can get in this with a can opener. I would avoid and buy a wooden shed to be honest.
3 Likes #12
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3

No - it's a pile of crap. That's why it's so cheap. Buy a decent wood one.
1 Like #13
bomberman
I bought a metal shed the same size from Argos and it took a whole day to assemble. Things in the shed melted in the summer and condensation was an issue in the winter. Forget security as you can get in this with a can opener. I would avoid and buy a wooden shed to be honest.


Agree about wooden sheds.. As mine is, but you can't buy one for this price that's for sure!
1 Like #14
With the added value that, when President Trump starts a nuclear war, you can bury it under your rhubarb patch and it will double as a fallout shelter - 10 years potable water and survival rations not included.

Edited By: breslau on Feb 17, 2017 22:56
2 Likes #15
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I agree with you. I bought this shed a few years back. And while it was a bit of a pain to assemble, if you follow the instructions everything lines up. I have to admit there can be problems with condensation. But i solved the problem by fixing foam tiles to the roof.

Edited By: Court_Jester on Feb 17, 2017 23:00
1 Like #16
Court_Jester
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I agree with you. I bought this shed a few years back. And while it was a bit of a pain to assemble, if you follow the instructions everything lines up. I have to admit there can be problems with condensation. But i solved the problem by fixing foam tiles to the roof.


Nice to hear some positive thoughts about this deal.. I was lucky because my M8 is a man that can... if is was me that had to build my shed hmmmmm leaning tower of Pisa & I got it free well nearly for exchange for a tool shed. 8 years on & still standing :{
#17
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I built one with my lad and its solid and good for storage
1 Like #18
guttediam
Court_Jester
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I agree with you. I bought this shed a few years back. And while it was a bit of a pain to assemble, if you follow the instructions everything lines up. I have to admit there can be problems with condensation. But i solved the problem by fixing foam tiles to the roof.

Nice to hear some positive thoughts about this deal.. I was lucky because my M8 is a man that can... if is was me that had to build my shed hmmmmm leaning tower of Pisa & I got it free well nearly for exchange for a tool shed. 8 years on & still standing :{
Foam tiles on Roof ?? inside/outside ?? what kind of tiles are they cheap to buy and where did you get them Thanks
2 Likes #19
SCOUSEKEVIN
guttediam
Court_Jester
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I agree with you. I bought this shed a few years back. And while it was a bit of a pain to assemble, if you follow the instructions everything lines up. I have to admit there can be problems with condensation. But i solved the problem by fixing foam tiles to the roof.
Nice to hear some positive thoughts about this deal.. I was lucky because my M8 is a man that can... if is was me that had to build my shed hmmmmm leaning tower of Pisa & I got it free well nearly for exchange for a tool shed. 8 years on & still standing :{
Foam tiles on Roof ?? inside/outside ?? what kind of tiles are they cheap to buy and where did you get them Thanks
I purchased these from Amazon but you may get them cheaper elsewhere. I used bathrom sealant to attach to underside of the roof. Nice and easy to cut to size where needed.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007BEJ1J4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
#20
Court_Jester
SCOUSEKEVIN
guttediam
Court_Jester
guttediam
markiedon
Like the others are saying, these are a nightmare to build and often won't line up properly.
Even at this price I would avoid buying one.
It's like buying Ikea stuff put it together properly & it will last, sure it's the same with this :3
I agree with you. I bought this shed a few years back. And while it was a bit of a pain to assemble, if you follow the instructions everything lines up. I have to admit there can be problems with condensation. But i solved the problem by fixing foam tiles to the roof.
Nice to hear some positive thoughts about this deal.. I was lucky because my M8 is a man that can... if is was me that had to build my shed hmmmmm leaning tower of Pisa & I got it free well nearly for exchange for a tool shed. 8 years on & still standing :{
Foam tiles on Roof ?? inside/outside ?? what kind of tiles are they cheap to buy and where did you get them Thanks
I purchased these from Amazon but you may get them cheaper elsewhere. I used bathrom sealant to attach to underside of the roof. Nice and easy to cut to size where needed.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007BEJ1J4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thank You
1 Like #21
Probably cheap for a reason. I would either go for wood or maybe try plastic. I lot more expensive though so maybe not an option for some. Will last longer however.
#22
guttediam
bomberman
I bought a metal shed the same size from Argos and it took a whole day to assemble. Things in the shed melted in the summer and condensation was an issue in the winter. Forget security as you can get in this with a can opener. I would avoid and buy a wooden shed to be honest.


Agree about wooden sheds.. As mine is, but you can't buy one for this price that's for sure!


http://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/wooden-sheds/budget-5mm-waney-overlap-single-door-windowless/25372?utm_source=Revenue%20Solutions&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=webgains##genericOptionName14

Extra £10
#23
buy wood. these are PITA to put up. Especially if there is a hint of wind, as the metal sheets will blow around & buckle. Screw holes dont always line up bang on.
#24
Meccano for adults!
#25
I bought one of these, when I opened it up and saw how many nuts & bolts there were I took it straight back
1 Like #26
I have two metal sheds, fixed to decking planks so no condensation, I'am going to replace the oldest one (12yrs old) with this, thank you op.
#27
https://www.pricehistory.co.uk/product/7058464/arrow-apex-metal-garden-shed-8-x-6ft

Previously £399.99 for a couple of short stints, probably to show a massive reduction though.
£139.99 is the cheapest this has ever been.
1 Like #28
Not voting on this one as the condensation issues have always put me off and my wooden, acquired with house and probably 20 years old, wooden shed is still doing pretty well. But would putting this on decking really stop condensation?
#29
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#30
jeffski
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Well that has helped me so much to judge this deal :(
#31
buzzard
Not voting on this one as the condensation issues have always put me off and my wooden, acquired with house and probably 20 years old, wooden shed is still doing pretty well. But would putting this on decking really stop condensation?
I met a pest control guy who said that rats love decking.
The most rats, he said, were to be found in nice middle class addresses with decking and loads of bird food scattered around.
#32
Just attach a brushed cotton sheet to the inside of roof, it soaks up the condensation, an can easily be washed every now an then.
1 Like #33
pjuk14
Got to be honest, worst storage / shed I've ever had the misfortune to buy. Ridiculously painfull to build. Cheap nuts and bolts which strip threads, panels that are so thin they slice like razor blades. Once built it then condensates so much that things rust quicker inside it, than if left in the garden. Plus a cat managed to buckle the roof whilst jumping from a near by tree.
Right sorry rant over! But I feel a little better now! :p
Nuts and bolts will only strip off you don't have a clue what your doing. These sheds are nowhere near as bad as your explaining. They do exactly what it says on the tin.
1 Like #34
These sheds are budget but can last many years, as comments state they do end up with loads of condensation in them but there's a simple clean cure for that, cut a small hole and fix a vent cover to it (you can buy them in b&q for a few pounds).
1 Like #35
For £140 you can't get a better shed. Everything will line up as long as you have the correct part the right way round. The instructions aren't great at showing this at times though. The condensation is a pain but polystyrene sheets or similar will fix that. As for security, it feels a bit flimsy and the screw heads are showing even on the lock/handle so I assume it may be fairly easy to get into. You do need a base and maybe an anchor kit also in case of strong wind. Cheapest option for me was the eco plastic grid ones you can get off eBay then just fill that with a few bags of 10mm gravel from wickes.
#36
ShayneG
pjuk14
Got to be honest, worst storage / shed I've ever had the misfortune to buy. Ridiculously painfull to build. Cheap nuts and bolts which strip threads, panels that are so thin they slice like razor blades. Once built it then condensates so much that things rust quicker inside it, than if left in the garden. Plus a cat managed to buckle the roof whilst jumping from a near by tree.
Right sorry rant over! But I feel a little better now! :p
Nuts and bolts will only strip off you don't have a clue what your doing. These sheds are nowhere near as bad as your explaining. They do exactly what it says on the tin.
15 years in the motor trade I know a bad bolt. You have it bang on with tin reference, put a tin in the garden and it'll condensate and rust! Just my opinion, buy it and see X)
#37
I've had several of these Argos sheds for different needs- fab for ducks and geese sheds but I've got one as a tool she and another has mowers etc in , I've had no problems with ours ever, yes they take 6-8 hours to put up initially but so it properly and you'll have no issues with it, of course it's not terribly secure after all, it's not a safe,but neither is a wooden shed very safe and it rots a lot faster than this, the duck and geese she's is still going strong 9 years later and you can imagine the amount of water that gets thrown at it every day. We put a few slabs in as a floor and secured the bottom to the ground as you would a slide or swing and we've never had ours blow away or bend.
So thanks very much for this , I have just the spot for this size too. :p
Looks a good price for a 8x6 shed!
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#38
Be aware there's 10 billion screws to fit when you put these together it's like a big michano shed absolute nightmare flat pack.
Know from personal experience of putting one of these things together, takes 3-6 hours + with 2 people

Edited By: C64 on Feb 18, 2017 18:07
1 Like #39
The biggest problem with these type of shed is condensation, mine was laid on a concrete base (advised by specialist) but still rust everywhere, paper thin tin panels, and lets not forget two men 8/9 hours of labour (excluding the floor) total waste of money. That's why they are cheap
#40
If you have a lot of patients and a whole day spare you will be fine.
It took me a whole day and it was a pain to put together even with the plane you got with it also remember there is about 300 nuts and bolts plus the strips of metal... a lot cheaper then my one i bought.

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