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*HALF PRICE* Apex Metal Shed 6x7ft £124.99 @ Argos

£124.99 @ Argos
Manufactured from 100% galvanised steel with polyester enamel paint finish. Double sliding doors. Step by step assembly manual. Meets local fire authority regulations. Door opening (H)165, (W)81… Read More
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Manufactured from 100% galvanised steel with polyester enamel paint finish.
Double sliding doors.
Step by step assembly manual.
Meets local fire authority regulations.
Door opening (H)165, (W)81cm / (H)5ft 5in, (W)2ft 8in.
External size (H)190, (W)194, (D)212cm /(H)6ft 3in, (W)6ft 4in, (D)7ft.
Internal size (H)187, (W)181, (D)199cm / (H)6ft 2in, (W)5ft 11in, (D)6ft 6in.
Overhang size (W)5, (D)5cm.
Manufacturer's 10 years guarantee against perforation rust.
Base not included.
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1 Like #1
Good price - however, we sold ours on after one season, the condensation was a nightmare, it literally dripped inside! Not voted either way.
#2
heat left thanks
#3
Agent_Silver
Good price - however, we sold ours on after one season, the condensation was a nightmare, it literally dripped inside! Not voted either way.


You should of lined it....would of solved that problem....
#4
Fanimal
You should of lined it....would of solved that problem....


I have a metal shed that suffers condensation.
Lined it with what exactly?
#5
Fanimal
You should of lined it....would of solved that problem....


Suggestions please. TIA
#6
Fanimal
You should of lined it....would of solved that problem....


I actually did that with a wooden shed, could have bonded polystyrene I suppose, to be honest I didn't think it was the worth the effort, so gone for a traditional shed and lined it again...also easier to put your hooks in etc.
#7
Metal Sheds – Condensation Factsheet
Metal sheds will suffer from condensation where dampness is present in the foundations. The air inside the shed is always slightly warmer than outside, therefore, any moisture in the foundation will rise until it touches the cold metal panels. This moisture condenses, drips down, and becomes part of the cycle again. The condensation cycle is difficult to stop, therefore it is important to prevent dampness in the first instance. The following points about base construction are important, and should be followed accurately.
1. The concrete or slab base should be only a few inches larger than the base rail of the shed, e.g. a shed with a base rail measurement of 93”x70” should ideally have a foundation measuring 96”x73”.
2. The foundation should contain a damp-proof membrane which should be inserted into the base at least 2” higher than the surrounding soil running onto the base surface.
3. The foundations of the shed should be allowed to ‘cure’ for at least 7 days after casting the concrete, longer if the atmosphere is damp. If this is not done, the water drying up from the concrete will provide ample moisture to set up a condensation cycle.
4. After bolting down the shed to the concrete or slabs, apply mastic sealant to the inside of the shed base rails (not the outside). This will preserve the drainage capability of the channels whilst preventing water seepage under the rails and into the shed interior.
If the base has already been constructed, and a problem of condensation is apparent, there are two methods of cure;
a. Detach the shed from its base and construct a timber floor on raised bearers, dimensions to be a few inches larger than the base measurements of the shed. Fix the shed to the surface of the floor with wood screws and mastic seal the inside of the shed base rails. This will allow air flow under the new floor and keep the base area dry. This will eliminate the problem, however you should ensure that water cannot collect under the floor, as a pool of water would detract from the effectiveness of the ventilation.
b. Clean off the underside of the roof panels with methylated spirits, and ensure that the panels are dry. Obtain the cheapest polystyrene tiles available, and adhere them to the underside of the roof using the specialists spray glue (product No. 77 spray can) made by the 3M company. This adhesive is specifically for bonding polystyrene to metal, and is not adversely affected by heat or cold, although this work is best carried out on a warm day. Both tiles and roof panels should be coated, and after 1-2 minutes the surfaces can be bonded together. This action will not remove the moisture from the atmosphere, but it will prevent it condensing due to its insulation properties.
#8
poisondwarf
I have a metal shed that suffers condensation.
Lined it with what exactly?


polystyrene then board over the top, only do the roof as all it needs.
#9
hardiboard.
#10
Quidco too!
#11
Good price heat added
2 Likes #12
Fanimal
You should of lined it....would of solved that problem....


You should HAVE lined it. Would HAVE solved that problem
#13
Normal Argos rules apply;

Please note item 7053445 has previously been on sale at £166.59


Still a decent price for 6 x 7.
#14
any issues with plastic sheds please ?
1 Like #15
hotukdealz
You should HAVE lined it. Would HAVE solved that problem


I'm glad that you pointed that out. It saves me having to do it.
It amazes me how people don't know the difference between 'of' and 'have'.

'Their' and 'There' is another one, how hard can it possibly be?


On a separate note, buy a wooden shed. They're so much better than metal ones.
#16
oakwood49
any issues with plastic sheds please ?


http://www.shedbaron.co.uk/faqs.asp
1 Like #17
Golaboots888
I'm glad that you pointed that out. It saves me having to do it.
It amazes me how people don't know the difference between 'of' and 'have'.

'Their' and 'There' is another one, how hard can it possibly be?


don't forget "brought" v "bought" :x :x :x
#18
We bought one of these sheds a couple of years ago. It arrived in quite small pieces with hundreds of screws. It took ages to put together. If you want to build it in a weekend you will need to get a couple of friends round or you may find you are tearing your hair out. Also it dents extremely easily as the metal panels are so thin and goes rusty. I wouldn't buy one again. I'd go for a nice wooden one.
#19
Golaboots888
I'm glad that you pointed that out. It saves me having to do it.
It amazes me how people don't know the difference between 'of' and 'have'.


It's because they are typing phonetically.

What they are try to say is would've or should've i.e would have or should have - the have gets cut down to ve pronounced "ov" - so it's basically a spelling error problem :thumbsup:
1 Like #20
toonarmani
don't forget "brought" v "bought" :x :x :x


Lose and loose is another.:x
#21
Bad Actor
Lose and loose is another.:x


The worst one is 'Specific' and 'Pacific'.
#22
Never realised that cows bits are called lose and loose.

Get a life you people
#23
There a nightmare to put up. Oh and wear some strong gloves.
#24
johni
We bought one of these sheds a couple of years ago. It arrived in quite small pieces with hundreds of screws. It took ages to put together. If you want to build it in a weekend you will need to get a couple of friends round or you may find you are tearing your hair out. Also it dents extremely easily as the metal panels are so thin and goes rusty. I wouldn't buy one again. I'd go for a nice wooden one.


+1

Brought one of these last year took me 4 weak ends to get up the strength to build it, very finicky, laser sharp metal that dents easily, probably should of brought a woodin won but their was a more better offer on the metal wons..

:whistling:
#25
Monkey nuts 2
Metal Sheds – Condensation Factsheet
Metal sheds will suffer from condensation where dampness is present in the foundations. The air inside the shed is always slightly warmer than outside, therefore, any moisture in the foundation will rise until it touches the cold metal panels. This moisture condenses, drips down, and becomes part of the cycle again. The condensation cycle is difficult to stop, therefore it is important to prevent dampness in the first instance. The following points about base construction are important, and should be followed accurately.
1. The concrete or slab base should be only a few inches larger than the base rail of the shed, e.g. a shed with a base rail measurement of 93”x70” should ideally have a foundation measuring 96”x73”.
2. The foundation should contain a damp-proof membrane which should be inserted into the base at least 2” higher than the surrounding soil running onto the base surface.
3. The foundations of the shed should be allowed to ‘cure’ for at least 7 days after casting the concrete, longer if the atmosphere is damp. If this is not done, the water drying up from the concrete will provide ample moisture to set up a condensation cycle.
4. After bolting down the shed to the concrete or slabs, apply mastic sealant to the inside of the shed base rails (not the outside). This will preserve the drainage capability of the channels whilst preventing water seepage under the rails and into the shed interior.
If the base has already been constructed, and a problem of condensation is apparent, there are two methods of cure;
a. Detach the shed from its base and construct a timber floor on raised bearers, dimensions to be a few inches larger than the base measurements of the shed. Fix the shed to the surface of the floor with wood screws and mastic seal the inside of the shed base rails. This will allow air flow under the new floor and keep the base area dry. This will eliminate the problem, however you should ensure that water cannot collect under the floor, as a pool of water would detract from the effectiveness of the ventilation.
b. Clean off the underside of the roof panels with methylated spirits, and ensure that the panels are dry. Obtain the cheapest polystyrene tiles available, and adhere them to the underside of the roof using the specialists spray glue (product No. 77 spray can) made by the 3M company. This adhesive is specifically for bonding polystyrene to metal, and is not adversely affected by heat or cold, although this work is best carried out on a warm day. Both tiles and roof panels should be coated, and after 1-2 minutes the surfaces can be bonded together. This action will not remove the moisture from the atmosphere, but it will prevent it condensing due to its insulation properties.


After the cost and effort of this I think I'll sling my shed contents.
#26
I have a 10x13 ft one of these that has been up for 2 years.....no dents, no rust and no condensation. All I did was stick some 5mm poly/foil stuff to the roof (like the stuff that goes behind a radiator)

All very well saying buy a wooden one, the one I bought was £400 delivered, a a wooden one the same size would have been at least £800 and probably a £1000 for good one. You still have to build a wooden shed and then you have to treat the wood every year and they still get rot in them.

How many big warehouses do you see built out of wood??
#28
oakwood49
any issues with plastic sheds please ?


yeah cant find one at a cheap enough price, but going back to the metal ones, there is a metal one in a garden near me & its rusted to hell, not big holes but surface rust, it looks terrible, now the plastic sheds you can just hose off.

ive been looking at these 2, but the price needs to be better.

Keter Gemini Resin Shed

Voyager Resin Shed
#29
richp, the metal shed i got from Argos was supplied by Yardmaster and they have a 10 year guarantee against rust....they are also galvanised so should not rust anyway!

Maybe your neighbours is a cheaper make and normal steel.

http://www.yardmaster.co.uk/
1 Like #30
gerrykiddy
Never realised that cows bits are called lose and loose.

Get a life you people


No, spelling matters. The most ignorant 'argument' in the world is 'get a life', i.e. the argument of those who have no argument. I guess you're 'keeping it real'.

:thumbsup:
#31
Condensation will be a major problem with a metal shed even if you make the base totally moisture proof or totally insulate the metal. When air is loaded with water vapour (moisture) it will condense on a cold surface-like inside of a car in winter. Wood absorbs water and gaps in the walls of wooden sheds also helps in ventillation.
#32
oakwood49
any issues with plastic sheds please ?


Bought a 6x4 plastic shed from B&Q last year and not experienced any problems with condensation. It was very easy to assemble, came complete with base and the plastic is UV stabilised. I wouldn't buy either a metal wooden shed again - corrosion and maintenance.
#33
I'vehad this shed for about 3 years, it was a little bit of a pain to put up but not a major hassle. I'm not exactly handyman of the year and it took me about 8 hours over 2 days to do and the instructions were terrible, even though it's made in USA. The metal is very thin and security wise.... well you could probably punch your way through it if you were that way inclined and the padlock fixture is plastic. It's fine for storing odds and ends just don't go putting anything valuable in it. Oh, and for the base I just screwed it to cheapo paving slabs.
#34
richp
yeah cant find one at a cheap enough price, but going back to the metal ones, there is a metal one in a garden near me & its rusted to hell, not big holes but surface rust, it looks terrible, now the plastic sheds you can just hose off.


They are not cheap for a reason, as you know they are decent, whereas the metal ones are terrible, well most are, certainly the cheap ones, again there is a reason for them being cheap
#35
retrogeezer
richp, the metal shed i got from Argos was supplied by Yardmaster and they have a 10 year guarantee against rust....they are also galvanised so should not rust anyway!

Maybe your neighbours is a cheaper make and normal steel.

http://www.yardmaster.co.uk/


This has been covered before, being 'galvinised' is no guarantee that your metal shed will not rust.

It all depends on how well it's galvinised for one thing and all these cheapos are cheap for a reason, they more than likely will rust in a short space of time.

I've put a few up and ok they are not the most complicated but tedious all the same for what is a dissapointment in the end compared to a good quality plastic one.

Be sure and anchor the metal one down well as it's likey to blow away in a gale!

I have a couple of Keter's and one has been up fror arond 7 years, it still looks new and no wind will be shifting it, condensation is minimal, it's only slighty noticable when conditions are bad for a sustained period.
#36
It all depends on how well it's galvinised for one thing and all these cheapos are cheap for a reason, they more than likely will rust in a short space of time


Yeh, but these aren't cheapo metal sheds, they are made by Yardmaster and have a 10 year guarantee - how many wood/plastic sheds have a 10 year guarantee?

There is no way my 10x13 one is going to blow away, it's not bolted down and it weighs so much you can't even move it a millimetre.

Condensation will be a major problem with a metal shed even if you make the base totally moisture proof or totally insulate the metal


Wrong! I have one with an insulated roof and I have NO condensation... :whistling:

As for security, how is a metal one less secure than a wooden one with hinges screwed on from the outside (as they nearly all are!)

In any case, the noise someone would make even opening the doors on a metal shed would put off a thief, let alone trying to cut through the metal. And personally, I've always found wood a lot easier to saw through than metal!! Wood sheds have plastic windows that can be taken out silently....the door hinges are screwed on from the outside and most are the thickness of a fence panel, hardly the height of security to anyone with a pry bar are they.
#37
retrogeezer
Yeh, but these aren't cheapo metal sheds, they are made by Yardmaster and have a 10 year guarantee - how many wood/plastic sheds have a 10 year guarantee?

There is no way my 10x13 one is going to blow away, it's not bolted down and it weighs so much you can't even move it a millimetre.



Wrong! I have one with an insulated roof and I have NO condensation... :whistling:

As for security, how is a metal one less secure than a wooden one with hinges screwed on from the outside (as they nearly all are!)

In any case, the noise someone would make even opening the doors on a metal shed would put off a thief, let alone trying to cut through the metal. And personally, I've always found wood a lot easier to saw through than metal!! Wood sheds have plastic windows that can be taken out silently....the door hinges are screwed on from the outside and most are the thickness of a fence panel, hardly the height of security to anyone with a pry bar are they.



If you have insulated the roof the moisture is probably condensing on the walls and trickling down to the ground.
With respect to galvanising I suppose a thin coat of zinc will afford some protection against rust for a while but with acid rain in this part of the world (acid dissolves zinc) I think a ten year gaurantee is a bit ambitious.
#38
With respect to security if someone is determined enough to get in a shed they will find a way no matter what it si made of!
#39
ditto1962
There a nightmare to put up. Oh and wear some strong gloves.


Deary me :oops:

Don't you mean "They're"....? :p
#40
Oh Dearie Me! :oops:

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