Arrow Apex Metal Garden Shed - 8 x 6ft. £160 @ Homebase - HotUKDeals
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Argos and Homebase were already doing this shed at half price for £199. Now Homebase are offering 20% off everything over £50 brings this deal down to approx £160. Discount deducted at checkout.

Basic shed but hard to beat an 8 x 6 feet shed for £160
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#1
Good buy, just put mine up... Thought it good value at £200.
#2
would recommend putting some thick polythene down and some for the foam tiles (Halfords £10 a pack, you need 2 packs) to protect against condensation.
#3
Just ordered mine. If it seems good might order a second for my father.
#4
Good price - Argos are selling this for £199.99
#5
how does this get delivered? do you have to assemble it yourself?
1 Like #6
shabbird
how does this get delivered? do you have to assemble it yourself?
yes and also need a base. We buy same in 5×4 and not fix to floor and it fell down in last weeks, heavy wind.
#7
Anyway good price.
#8
mumofthree1982
shabbird
how does this get delivered? do you have to assemble it yourself?
yes and also need a base. We buy same in 5×4 and not fix to floor and it fell down in last weeks, heavy wind.
thank you. Its been at least 20 years since I changed my wooden shed.
#9
Tricky to put up if you have little patience. However ours was the only shed in the street not broken into - so noisy opening it works as a deterrent. Excellent price!
#10
£168.94 with delivery plus 2% cash back via quidco (£3.37) = £165.57.
Heat added and ordered.
#11
Wouldn't take one for free, my dad had one and it took 8 hours to put it together.
#12
Gball
Wouldn't take one for free, my dad had one and it took 8 hours to put it together.
just because it took 8 hrs to put together! What about quality?
Maybe a reason it took you 8 hrs :-)
#13
I have a 9X7 one and it was a bit of a pig to put together...... biggest meccano set I've ever played with.
I really rate these metal sheds, no maintenance and mine is as good now as when I built it 6 yrs ago...... I cant say that for the wooden shed I also have that is about the same age.
Condensation beads a bit on the roof & walls but doesn't really cause me a prob.
#14
great sheds , bit fiddly to build , need to make sure you screw down to base and throw the plastic padlock hasp away and fit metal one. thieving little oiks melted ours to try to open shame shed was empty at the time (-:
1 Like #15
I put down a concrete base for mine, then put rawbolts through the inside corner plates down into the concrete..... no wind will shift it now.
1 Like #16
My landlord supplied a similar shed it was secular fixed to a concrete base BUT unless you are prepared to build a proper base following the instructions TO THE LETTER with damp screen (concrete sandwich with damp proof sheet layer) NEVER EVER touch one of these tin sheds - as ANY contact with a warmer surface (eg - the surface your shed sits on is INVARIABLY warmer than aluminium) condensation is ABSOLUTLEY ASSURED - then the only way to rectify the problem is to de-install the shed and do the properly - almost impossible due the complex build (they contain hundreds of parts are take hours to put together)..

If you are prepared to make a proper base you are fairly likely to avoid such problems
#17
BTW when I say condensation I mean "ruins all your stuff unless it's covered" sopping wet levels of condensation...
#18
Agree on the condensation being a problem if the base isn't good. My parents have one of these and the base has no damp proofing, so anything cardboard in there became a soggy mess after one winter. Also if you're taller than 5'10" or so you'll need to stoop in there a bit. Other than that it's a cracking shed that's as good now as about 6 years ago when it was put up.
#19
Gball
Wouldn't take one for free, my dad had one and it took 8 hours to put it together.

It's a pretty big shed with double sliding doors, delivered to you flat packed - was you expecting a pop up shed?

These do take a day to put up and get some good gloves because there's a million ways you can cut your hands when you're building it!
#20
Beware, these things turn into an ugly rusting mess within 18 months.
#21
Hi I have one of these, been up since september. It takes two people to put it up, if u try and do it on your own you will ruin it.
However... As a shed I haven't regretted it. It took about 2 1/2 hours to put up. Due to it being metal I ended up putting a couple more screws in it to strength it up around the middle.
Pro: no real maintenace
Cheap
Solid (when built properly)

Cons: takes time to put together
Base has to be flat
Not secure as a wood shed due to materials, but if they want to get in they will no matter what you use.

Note: this comes in two boxes. One the size of a door frame and the other abit smaller.
Hope this helps someone
#22
i have this shed 2 years and its great. yeah it takes ages to put together but its well worth it. everything stays dry and in good condition even in really bad weather. mine is just fixed to the concrete in the garden and ive had no bother at all. my ten man tent has been sat in there for 2 winters now and is unaffected by weather.
#23
SalfordCityRed
Beware, these things turn into an ugly rusting mess within 18 months.
Totally disagree, had mine now 3 years, it still looks the same as it did when I first put it up. The only downside is they are a bit of a pain to build..
#24
What's the cheapest way to make a suitable base (damp proof if possible) to make the most of this shed?
#25
forcedv
What's the cheapest way to make a suitable base (damp proof if possible) to make the most of this shed?

I put mine on an allotment so not allowed a concrete base.
I flattened the soil, spread some sharp sand acros it and levelled it, laid a sheet of dpm across it then laid concrete slabs on it. It never moved, no condensation and put caulking around the outside to seal it. I was also able to drill the slabs to fix the shed to.
Used for four years, took most of the day to erect with the base but like the other guy it was the only one not broken into when scumbags raided the place. Would buy another no problem.
#26
ive got a trimetals metal shed, used a dpm when putting the base down snd i get zero condensation, this looks very cheap compared to the trimetals ones but i suspect the metal is somewhat thinner.
#27
I dont normally advise against buying somthing on here, but I have had one of these sheds.
As others have said it takes an age to put up and thats with 2 people, thank goodness I had an electric screwdriver.
It rusted in under 2 years and this year its 4th year it started to buckle with the wind etc, so I ripped it down gave it to the scrap man and bought a good wooden shed.
Please dont waste your money on this, as you will only end up buying another one in 4 years or so.
#28
Stormbringer2012
I dont normally advise against buying somthing on here, but I have had one of these sheds.
As others have said it takes an age to put up and thats with 2 people, thank goodness I had an electric screwdriver.
It rusted in under 2 years and this year its 4th year it started to buckle with the wind etc, so I ripped it down gave it to the scrap man and bought a good wooden shed.
Please dont waste your money on this, as you will only end up buying another one in 4 years or so.

These sheds have a 10 year anti corrosion warranty...... So why didn't you go back to where you bought it from ?
Myself and others on this deal have had no rust whatsoever with these metal sheds. All the companies give a 10 yr rust guarantee on these sheds because they know they don't corrode in that time, because its all galvanised steel.
#29
Also..... if it started to buckle in the wind, you couldn't have built it properly.
Mine is in an exposed corner of the garden. In the 6 yrs its been there its been battered by some high winds many times, but its rock solid.... but I built it properly and used the supplied ground anchors.
#30
Very tempted, but would like something bigger really.

Is the roof as ugly coloured as it seems in the pic? Sounds a bit trivial, but it seems a bit cheap looking to the ones where the roof matches the rest.
#31
Loads of places sell these metal sheds in different colours & sizes..... mine has green walls with a silver roof.
Just google metal sheds or Yardmaster sheds.

Edited By: Biker Jeff on Dec 30, 2014 10:14
#32
aLV426
Good price - Argos are selling this for £199.99


Homebase and Agros are the same company :{
#33
2days to put up with a million nuts and bolts.
great for condensation..
#34
Currently out of stock for delivery unfortunately.
#35
oos for me too in e.london
#36
Damn site made my register before telling me its unable to deliver.

Just another way these companies harvest your info (_;)
#37
Also charging for delivery, unless I am missing a code?
#38
If you haven't got a damp proof base - and you haven't had condensation ? You are very lucky - in most situations there is moisture on the earth/concrete beneath a shed.. in such common cases the laws of physics dictate that a COLD METAL SHED placed atop will create the perfect conditions for maximising condensation.

Don't make the mistake that my landlord and many others have made (internet is littered with people who have had this problem) thinking that you can just slap one on some concrete or bare earth and everything will go well. This is what I experienced the year it was put up..

http://i60.tinypic.com/2zykk7l.jpg

This is after a warm wet autumn followed by a very cold winter spell. Lost two mountain bikes, tools rusted up, and a load of hassle. Had to cover everything INSIDE the shed until resolved. Couldn't claim on insurance as every instruction guide describes the proper base that is part of the build process - they have to avoid costly legal costs of being sued otherwise - however most people simply don't pay attention to this part THAT IS WHAT I'M POSTING THIS CAUTIONARY TALE -8)

In my case it was replaced with a wooden one, which was more expensive but is dry, I also appreciate that it doesn't have loads of dangerous sharp edges.. I really expected to injure myself badly on the thing someday. Also the door opens easily - the metal shed had a door ran on a tracks with little plastic wheels type thing - it worked about as well as a shopping trolley with a wonky wheel and invariably I just wanted to smash the thing up everytime I went for a spade.

Not keen on the colour schemes personally seems to be a lot of snot-greens and vomit-yellows... mine was an eyesore compared to the natural wood replacement..

This IMO is strickly for those on a tight budget who have time to do their own groundworks and construct (with a mate).... They are also OK for security and better value the larger you go.. but if you can stretch to £350 you'll save a lot of time and effort with a cheap wooden shed...
#39
I had one previously very big size. Spent £300 on a concrete base and paid 2 guys to erect it which took days working part time. Never ever ever will a buy a metal shed again, everything in it has to be thrown away as the condensation absolutely drowns everything, the ceiling is like a leaking tap that drips non-stop. The cost of manufacturers recommended insulation is so expensive that I wasted £1500 on the whole project. Remember things go in the sale as they don't sell well stick to a wooden shed and you might have some luck. Oh and the doors are so flimsly they need reinforcing especially the bigger sizes. Its just a giant leaky mecanno set that is not worth getting.

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