Metal Shed 8 X 7ft - Argos - £179.99 was £329.99 save £150
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Metal Shed 8 X 7ft - Argos - £179.99 was £329.99 save £150

£179.99Argos Deals
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Found 21st Jan 2013
Was looking for shed I know its self assembly but thought it might be ok if you have decent base already, bigger than was originally going to get but hey the bigger the better so im told.....
Good Reviews also
Description:
Store and protect all of your garden tools and accessories with this 8 x 7ft apex metal garden shed. Made from durable 100% galvanised steel with a polyester enamel finish, it comes complete with manufacturer's 10 year anti-rust perforation guarantee and nifty double sliding lockable doors.

Note add 8.95 delivery (thanks chipper12)

75 Comments

Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem in cold weather. Heat given though.

Heat given as its a good saving.

I've seen the deals on Argos regarding the sheds and I cant make my mind up if we want Wooden or Metal as a shed, seems the metal sheds are very low in height, they come in small panels flat-packed and have a million screws and holes to play around with. No floor supplied but you can buy one at extra cost or make your own..................... I'm still not sure which is better. lol

cheddarman

Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem … Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem in cold weather. Heat given though.


We have a metal shed & condensation is a huge problem, so much so that the shed is now pretty much empty & unused.

I have a metal shed and it melt things in it in the summer and in the winter is suffers from condensation, but this is a cheap solution as posted by the OP should you want some storage. Don't store anything valuable in it as you can easily open it with a can opener :-)

Excellent value, had a larger version some years ago. Never had a problem with condensation, seemed to plenty of natural ventilation.

Hot

condensation is quite bad, you need to be careful if storing electriacl products :-( , save your money for a wooden shed ( the height is not too good either )

Looks similar to the one i bought from Yardmaster, paid about the same but mine is slightly bigger.
I had a concrete base put down before hand.... and this is the best way as you can then rawbolt the shed to it so it wont move in winds. They are a pig to build though with millions of bits and a lot of head scratching to follow the plans. Like the worlds biggest meccano set. Putting the roof on needs a few people as well, as its built in one piece before you place it on the walls that will be flapping around as you try to fix it.
Once its built though they are brilliant, really sturdy, and need no maintenance. They are vented really well so condensation clears quickly..... i recommend them.

cheddarman

Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem … Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem in cold weather. Heat given though.


I have a metal shed. I installed OSB (Oriented Strand Board) on the walls and roof. Makes the shed really solid and cuts out the condensation in the cold weather, so much so that I have been able to install electric lighting inside. Agree about assembly, it's a swine but 2 people can do it fairly easily. This is an excellent price. Heat.

8.95 home delivery on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went for a shipping container instead, half size one (20ft) sitting on some slabs (4 corners and side centres) to lift it off the ground. Opposite way, virtually airtight when closed, so a waft petrol when you open them but stuff stays dry.

I bought a 10x13 one for £400 from Argos 5 years ago and it was a Yardmaster one (they delivered it!)

I put it up on my own with no problems, just separate all the fixings into their own containers to make things easier. I also put the roof panels on in sections, it didn't need to be in one piece.

I built mine onto 3x4 tanalised wooded posts to raise it off the floor and left vent holes between each length. I have put foil backed insulation on the roof and walls and have no condensation issues.

A similar sized wooden one would have been upwards of £1200 at the time and the metal one is still as good as new.
Edited by: "retrogeezer" 21st Jan 2013

kevandkeira

We have a metal shed & condensation is a huge problem, so much so that … We have a metal shed & condensation is a huge problem, so much so that the shed is now pretty much empty & unused.



Got to agree with this, i put a metal roof on my garage, using it as a gym, terrible, just terrible. Getting it changed soon.

Just insulate your roof baxterboy..

cheddarman

Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem … Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem in cold weather. Heat given though.



true, i think some people have found ways around this

I have one and condensation was a big problem but a mate said there was some insulation stuff you could put on that would stop it, sort of felt like material.

If you do get one, please make sure you fix it with ground anchors or it will crumple in high winds!

Just ordered the 6x7 one for 129.99 plus 8.95. Will have to see if I can rig it up to avoid condensation.

Shed itself is OK and I managed to assemble most of it alone. Problem is with weight of snow which will crease the roof unless you remove freqently this weather. Worth reinforcing with plyboard.

Out of stock for home delivery... just tried to order... thanks OP...

Build a layer of damp course or proofing into the base to avoid condensation from below.

These are very low, I'm 5'7" and keep banging my head on the 2 side cross members

DominicA

Build a layer of damp course or proofing into the base to avoid … Build a layer of damp course or proofing into the base to avoid condensation from below.



Absolutely right - I have built three of these. The first two I put polythene membrane down under the flagstones and get no condensation whatever. All my tools are fine over 12 years later. The third had no membrane and gets lots of condensation.

As to whether getting this or wooden shed, galvanized steel is the way to go. Not a spot of rust on these after 12 years with zero maintenance.

ra2000

Absolutely right - I have built three of these. The first two I put … Absolutely right - I have built three of these. The first two I put polythene membrane down under the flagstones and get no condensation whatever. All my tools are fine over 12 years later. The third had no membrane and gets lots of condensation. As to whether getting this or wooden shed, galvanized steel is the way to go. Not a spot of rust on these after 12 years with zero maintenance.



My doors have rusted after 2 years, they aren't scratched it's just coming through the paint

I've had one of these, it blew away in high winds, went right over the fence and just missed my car.
hat was my fault for not bolting iit down though.
A nightmare to build and the doors were very flimsy.

cheddarman

Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem … Good reviews and price. Not sure whether condensation would be a problem in cold weather. Heat given though.



Yep, heat will solve that problem

possible to fit a old car in?... if any onr has one.. its only a small car a mk1 golf

possible to fit a old car in?... if any onr has one.. its only a small car a mk1 golf

have a smaller version of this - only issue is that two of the roof panels must have missed the galvanising process as they now have surface rust.

Hot from me but concerns over condensation seem to be very valid from what I have read

retrogeezer

Just insulate your roof baxterboy..



What would be best or how would be best?

Agree with others about the quality of Yardmaster but not sure if this is from them.

I did put mine on a large concrete base that had a strong membrane beneath. Still had lots of condensation tho.

doristhegreat

.....save your money for a wooden shed......



I have a couple of metal sheds similar to this offer. Wooden sheds are better - but have you checked the prices? A good quality wooden shed (ie not a balsa wood one!) will cost you an absolute fortune. I even looked into building my own, but quickly went off the idea after pricing up the materials.

These things don't have a great life span. The metal panels are very thin and can rust through in only a few years..

alexfn

These things don't have a great life span. The metal panels are very thin … These things don't have a great life span. The metal panels are very thin and can rust through in only a few years..



They have a pretty long guarantee against rust perforation (10 years I think), but I agree that surface rush will be a problem (I have one that's 5 years old and another thats less than 6 months old - the older one has quite a bit of surface rust)

If I thought I was going to stay in my current house for 20+ years then I would probably bite the bullet and get a far more expensive quality wooden shed. But if you're looking for something cheap that will do the job, then these cannot be beaten.

Showing as OOS!

Great Value!

I built a much smaller metal shed (6x4 Pent) and you can trust me when I say it's a very labor intensive job which will require lots of patience. I'm an engineer by trade and found it all fairly straight forward. Still took me a whole weekend to build though.

So please be warned!!
Edited by: "Hightower777" 22nd Jan 2013

Great price for the size, and in my experience great storage.We had one for our caravan based on Lincolnshire coast, and withstood everything the the north sea could throw at it for over 7 years, and then it got sold with the caravan, so is probably still in use now!.I used frame fixers (since I had loads) to install onto a flagstone base with DPM, and never really had a problem with condensation, although it did have very good airflow which is just as important as having a DPM on the base.
Building one is not exactly fun, it'll basically take you back to your childhood days of building Meccano, as there are literally loads of metal panels, nuts & bolts to fix together, but it's not difficult, it'll just take some time.Took me the whole day with doing the base, wheras a wooden shed takes about 1-2 hours if laid on gravel, but not allowed on caravan parks due to the fire risk, and I hate those horrible plastic Keter things.I beefed up the doors & adjacent panels with wooden panels drilled and bolted through so I could make it more secure, but the the main structure is pretty sturdy if assembled correctly.
Heat added!

Thanks very much! Will order .. my shed needs replacing

Have one of these. There's a bucket of water hanging off the roof inside.

I would say if you could have a wooden base, this problem would go.

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