Metal garden shed 10x10ft was £298 now £100 instore @ Homebase Newport Road Cardiff
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Metal garden shed 10x10ft was £298 now £100 instore @ Homebase Newport Road Cardiff

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LocalFound 11th Jan
Seen it in Homebase Newport Road Cardiff, not sure if they are nationwide or not but worth ringing a local store to check if they have them!

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There's also a sage green version of the 10x10ft which was £398 but is now £150 which is still a good price in my eyes
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cjhilton4918 m ago

Could try lining with 5cm polystyrene sheet then cover with foiled backed …Could try lining with 5cm polystyrene sheet then cover with foiled backed plaster board,might have to make a timber frame to push polystyrene into and to fix plaster board to frame.


So build a shed inside the shed you just built?
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These condensate so much but it’s a cracking price for it
Edited by: "sparklehedgehog" 11th Jan
sparklehedgehog51 s ago

These sweat so much but it’s a cracking price for it


Yup - mines does this aswell.
Any tips to stop it?
Not sure if they would make a difference but those damp absorber things with the little beads in might help, they made a difference to our under stairs cupboard but nor sure about a shed i normally buy a few at a time from the pound shops
dannyeff2 m ago

Yup - mines does this aswell. Any tips to stop it?


Yeah buy a plastic one
sparklehedgehog3 m ago

These condensate so much but it’s a cracking price for it


Won't wana leave any power tools in there.
I was looking for material to make an Anderson
f4se8ook3 m ago

Won't wana leave any power tools in there.


I bought one not knowing these did this to store my disco equipment in and ended up having to use waterproof sheets to cover it all in the end. Gone to plastic now since moving and much much better. (Don’t store the disco equipment in any outside buildings now as learned my lesson)
dannyeff7 m ago

Yup - mines does this aswell. Any tips to stop it?


Could try lining with 5cm polystyrene sheet then cover with foiled backed plaster board,might have to make a timber frame to push polystyrene into and to fix plaster board to frame.
cjhilton4918 m ago

Could try lining with 5cm polystyrene sheet then cover with foiled backed …Could try lining with 5cm polystyrene sheet then cover with foiled backed plaster board,might have to make a timber frame to push polystyrene into and to fix plaster board to frame.


So build a shed inside the shed you just built?
MGS? Tactical Shedspionage Action
Great price, I paid double this for the same size and that was in a sale...but be warned you have to maintain these regular or they'll rust.
I didn't then mine rusted badly.
Took an age to build and dismantle too!
I ended up buying a couple of Keter sheds and they're brilliant.
dannyeff31 m ago

Yup - mines does this aswell. Any tips to stop it?


No. Anything that would make any real difference will probably cost almost as much as buying a wooden or plastic shed.
Drill holes in it for ventilation?
Build a base from 2x2 topped with decking planks with 1/4 inch gaps between, ive had no problem with condensation
benfisher19917 m ago

Drill holes in it for ventilation?


You're being silly now, it'll be much easier to just leave the door open!
Drill holes?
Leave door open?
There's plenty of ventilation in these sheds already, they aren't airtight
The bags of silicone will have to be changed regularly too as you do get lots of condensation in these.
Especially in the summer.
Cracking price. But a pain to build. And as already mentioned, condensate's to the extreme. My One of these could supply enough water to solve any drought. And rusts likes a tin can. Tried few things, polystyrene panels on roof lining, raised floor and bubble wrap on walls. Nope still soaks everything inside, even when it's not raining
Dyslexic_Dog44 m ago

You're being silly now, it'll be much easier to just leave the door open! …You're being silly now, it'll be much easier to just leave the door open!


In the real heat, probably only option is to take the roof off.
psmith19581 h, 59 m ago

Build a base from 2x2 topped with decking planks with 1/4 inch gaps …Build a base from 2x2 topped with decking planks with 1/4 inch gaps between, ive had no problem with condensation


Thanks for this, I need a base for a pre bought, still to build metal shed.
Just been quoted £150.
Think I’ll use ur idea 🏻
I have a garage sized one I built a few years ago after a falling tree trashed my old garage and the guy who caused the tree to crash did a runner. (I was away at the time - came back to find the garage trashed and 1/2 filled with snow).

No issues with condensation in mine; did you use a waterproof membrane when laying the foundation??

I had an existing floor obviously, but I still sealed it (1:4 PVA mix), and painted it over with a tin of workshop floor paint from Screwfix.

These things are a PITA to built, a billion and one screws that eventually rust or come loose; I am slowly going over mine and replacing the screws with rivets.

Having said all that, a damned sight cheaper than buying a wooden one, and with the poor quality of wood, and wood treatment used in 90% of the wooden ones, it will last longer.
Ours was next to the house drove me mad when it rained as all you could hear was the rain pinging of the shed hence it got relocated to the allotment!
These are "made tough for Australian conditions", I suspect that means they are useless for our climate, no amount of silica gel will cure the damp issues (you are effectively up against the entire earths atmosphere when trying to capture the moisture!). Granted these are cheap, however when you factor in the cost of a wooden one versus the lack of "sweating"and ease of construction these are really worth the effort.
Heat for the deal though - thanks for sharing!
If you are desperate to get a quick shed it might be worth asking for the display models - my local sells them off each year - only caveats are you have to dismantle & transport them yourself.
Edited by: "aLV426" 11th Jan
aLV42626 m ago

These are "made tough for Australian conditions", I suspect that means …These are "made tough for Australian conditions", I suspect that means they are useless for our climate, no amount of silica gel will cure the damp issues (you are effectively up against the entire earths atmosphere when trying to capture the moisture!). Granted these are cheap, however when you factor in the cost of a wooden one versus the lack of "sweating"and ease of construction these are really worth the effort.Heat for the deal though - thanks for sharing! If you are desperate to get a quick shed it might be worth asking for the display models - my local sells them off each year - only caveats are you have to dismantle & transport them yourself.


I have had mine for the last 12 months from the same brand and have no sweating issues.

These metal sheds are also not that bad to build either.

People complaining about sweating and condensation have not ensured the base is waterproof, if the bottoms are sealed there is not many ways for water to penetrate.

The condensation usually occurs from the concrete up.

I used a waterproof membrane, mixed in some chemicals in the concrete base too to ensure this wouldnt happen

So these metal sheds do not sweat when built properly.

They have adequate air flow beneath the roof which helps them breathe. After mounting mine to the floor it has been perfect for storing different stuff in it.

Saying that, I keep all electrcials indoors I dont trust any shed to keep them dry
Kyballion - thanks for the feedback, I am tempted, but the effort to construct this (or anything for that matter!) is what is holding me back - I put up 2 sheds and a summer house in the back and don't feel like working with all that screwing. I have experience of demolishing a metal shed, but not building one yet!
I'm guessing I would benefit with using an electric screwdriver?
aLV4264 m ago

Kyballion - thanks for the feedback, I am tempted, but the effort to …Kyballion - thanks for the feedback, I am tempted, but the effort to construct this (or anything for that matter!) is what is holding me back - I put up 2 sheds and a summer house in the back and don't feel like working with all that screwing. I have experience of demolishing a metal shed, but not building one yet! I'm guessing I would benefit with using an electric screwdriver?


I put mine off for years but space was really starting to become a hurdle in my home.

The biggest PITA about this was actually building the base. This I believe is the most important part of the build.

I chose metal simply because we have rodent issues next door and didnt want them biting through a wooden one.

A manual driver could do the job

Plus this particular brand didnt have too many different screws, If I was to build mine again, I would rivet the lot instead of screws though.

The only other small con with these is you cant make the most of the space as you cant custom build shelving like you can directly into wooden ones

That said, Im glad I spent the few weeks in my spare time making sure the base was sealed as it has passed all seasons with no issues

This was actually my first man shed too so I have to look in everyday on it

Even with that snow we had, not a drop inside or any condensation same with summer

All the best
Kyballion- getting the base right is the way to go - I needed space and realised it worked out cheaper throwing the pruck out than trying to store it - I've never visited the sheds to "recover" what I put in them!
aLV4262 m ago

Kyballion- getting the base right is the way to go - I needed space and …Kyballion- getting the base right is the way to go - I needed space and realised it worked out cheaper throwing the pruck out than trying to store it - I've never visited the sheds to "recover" what I put in them!


Haha yeah mate I have had to let go of a lot of pruck too!

It was the only way, I gave most of the good stuff away and felt better in the end but house work never stops.

Gotta rip out my bedroom next week for the missus, shes been asking for too long haha
It really is about a good base to stop condensation needs to ideally be raised wood if your diying it yourself and unsure about membranes etc.

By raised I mean enough to let air flow below so 5cm max would be enough. Sink a few 3ft fence posts in ground at each corner and if a bigger shed in the centre and then build a base of it and you will be fine.
I put up a 4mx3m metal shed about 10 year ago then someone told me how theirs was always wet from condensation. The solution I came up with was anti condensatoin paint. It has a chalky texture to it and Ive never had any condensation inside in any weather conditions. The paint is not cheap but it solved the problem.
ILikeJam8 h, 28 m ago

So build a shed inside the shed you just built?



Shedception!
I think Filandwend has the right idea, as does cjhilton49 (bit of overkill though CJ).
Why does condensation form anywhere ?... it's not magic... its because warmer damper air contacting a colder surface (or simply cooling or meeting a cooler air current in the case of cloud & precipitation to rain).
So, if the shed's not air tight damp air can get in whether or not the base is damp-sealed, and its metal is colder than the surrounding air you'll always have the potential... just look at your car's bodywork on cold damp morning...

As Filandwend and cjhilton49 suggest, preventing the cold metal to damp air interface is the best way to go. Insulation attached to the inside if the shed prevents the contact. That special paint works (I believe) by makin a very thin insulating layer.
I believe the other certain way to prevent condensation is to make the affected surface as warm as or warmer than the damp air.

Swimming pools (baths) keep their air about 2°C above the water temperature to prevent condensation...
Read this thread - then go and buy a wooden shed!
Little tip don’t place this anywhere near the house,more so near the vicinity of your bedroom window......when it rains in the night and it’s hitting a tin roof it’s gonna annoy the hell out of you!!
Edited by: "Pvfc1234567890" 12th Jan
dannyeff21 h, 31 m ago

Yup - mines does this aswell. Any tips to stop it?


Put some vents in
Will these be any good to store my disco equipment? Strange question, I know.
john_smyth-1076995521727218 m ago

Will these be any good to store my disco equipment? Strange question, I …Will these be any good to store my disco equipment? Strange question, I know.



Yes of course, let me know your address once you've built it and put your kit in and i'll send "da boyz round" to confirm the answer
Cat litter.
Anywhere still got these??
Your best bet is to ring up a store and ask them to check the nearest stores to you, I bet they're going fast because of the heat on here
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