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Palram 6 x10 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed £549 at Walton Garden Buildings
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Palram 6 x10 Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed £549 at Walton Garden Buildings

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Posted 4th May
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If you’re looking for a large and secure storage unit, this Palram 6ft x 10ft Midnight Grey Skylight Plastic Shed is just the ticket. Made from lightweight, UV protected polycarbonate panels and reinforced by robust aluminium framing for additional strength.

UV treatment prevent the panels from discolouring and cracking, so you can be confident that this storage shed will look great for years to come. Ideal for those looking for a maintenance free shed, this storage unit is supplied with a ten year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Aluminium framed double doors provide easy access to the shed and a pad-bolt is supplied for security. With a large, spacious interior, this plastic storage shed is ideal for housing all your gardening tools, equipment, outdoor furniture and bicycles.

For extra strength and security, this plastic shed can be bolted down to a solid, concrete base. An anti-slip floor is included to allow for save use whilst storing and retrieving items. This shed features an innovative slide and lock panelling system for a straightforward installation and is supplied with step-by-step instructions.

A unique skylight roof allows natural light into the garden shed, while remaining an opaque exterior, keeping your items safe and out of sight. Integrated air vents allow air to circulate, preventing the build-up of condensation to protect your belongings from potential damage.
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BargainBaptist04/05/2020 19:07

Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? …Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? Are the plastic and metal ones sturdy?Heat too OP, thanks


these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them every year , the Lifetime or Keter are better than this one , Costco often have good deals on them

I wouldnt touch metal they can sweat and have condensation and get extremely hot in summer and are a nightmare to put up
Bevnmart04/05/2020 19:31

[Video] looks very flimsy but strong, .. anyone know what its like when …[Video] looks very flimsy but strong, .. anyone know what its like when put together ?


I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a concrete base (it's not going anywhere anytime soon and has survived its first winter (inc storms). The panels while thin are fine once slotted into the aluminium frame. They are surprisingly durable I even had a few fold in half in the wind while putting it up solo (get someone to help) and they didn't crease but simply flopped back into shape. Unlike a wooden shed the panels when struck just wobble whereas a cheap wooden shelf would likely split. The panels do rattle slightly in high wind but if you were so inclined you could add a clear sealant in the joints to prevent this. The base is just a plastic formed solid sheet so a nice flat base is a must otherwise your frame will be lopsided and you will struggle to get everything to fit together. I've had a bit of condensation in the shed on a few occasions but this was on the odd wet days rather than a constantly reoccurring thing. I know plastic sheds get a lot of criticism but I honestly can't really fault the Palram skylight range, it's not super easy to build but I did most of it solo and I got it built in a day having never built a shed before.

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Should be ideal for long term storage of panic bought toilet paper hoards and chest freezers!
Edited by: "melted" 4th May
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Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? Are the plastic and metal ones sturdy?

Heat too OP, thanks
Edited by: "BargainBaptist" 4th May
BargainBaptist04/05/2020 19:07

Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? …Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? Are the plastic and metal ones sturdy?Heat too OP, thanks


these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them every year , the Lifetime or Keter are better than this one , Costco often have good deals on them

I wouldnt touch metal they can sweat and have condensation and get extremely hot in summer and are a nightmare to put up
deanos04/05/2020 19:15

these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them …these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them every year , the Lifetime or Keter are better than this one , Costco often have good deals on them I wouldnt touch metal they can sweat and have condensation and get extremely hot in summer and are a nightmare to put up


Thank you
Looks a bit grim as well given the current lock-down situation
looks very flimsy but strong, .. anyone know what its like when put together ?
I'm looking at buying a metal shed. From what I've read, unlike plastic they don't warp or discolour. However they are a nightmare to put up and you need to ensure you get a decent guarantee due to condensation and rust
I bought a 10 x 6 last year in the brown colour to replace a wooden shed that had had its day. In terms of a space to protect your things from the elements it's a great. does it offer security from potential thieves? No. I was concerned the poly carb sheets wouldn't be up to much, but once assembled it serves it's purpose just fine. I think the key to success with tese is to start with a good level base to build on. We had a Keter shed in the past, UV from the sun killed that off as the plastic went brittle over time. I looked at the Lifetime ones in Costco but the blow moulded panels looked to have a poor fit on the example they had in the warehouse. As said before, metal will sweat & can be noisy in rain & wind.

Would I buy another Palram shed? Yes
I have a pent version of their sheds and it’s exactly what I was after because it has a door across the whole end face. As some have said it appears flimsy but will become sturdy as you complete the build. If you do get one I suggest putting it up on a calm weather day as the panels might lift off, bend and possibly crack. It will need a good base to bolt to for its rigidity.
Should be ideal for long term storage of panic bought toilet paper hoards and chest freezers!
Edited by: "melted" 4th May
Before buying, check whether they’re being delivered by the retailers or directly from Palram (manufacturers).

I ordered a Palram gazebo from Costco and have been waiting over 4 weeks because there’s barely any staff working at Palram and have a huge backlog of orders.
Can this be built from the inside as the space I have is about 8 ft wide?
How heavy/awkward is it to lift and move after it's been assembled?
Seems like a decent price.
Actually hunting this type shed but bigger size. seen all those plastic lifetime and ketter and in my opinion they are not there yet. Plastic will never be rigid unless you make it really thick. Also you cant attach anything to them. Here you have aluminium frame to begin with! So even if you have thin flexi panels once its assembled it should be solid and panels can be easily replaced with anything if broken. Also these have shelving kit available to support up to 30kg which already tells that structure should be solid enough for some extra loads
Once built it is ok but not very secure if security is a main requirement. even using padlock the doors could be easily opened. The kit I received some of the metal parts were bent and had to be straightened before used. you need to follow assembly instructions to the letter.
Dembe04/05/2020 20:06

Can this be built from the inside as the space I have is about 8 ft …Can this be built from the inside as the space I have is about 8 ft wide?How heavy/awkward is it to lift and move after it's been assembled?Seems like a decent price.


Could do. 2 person job though. We did similar with the 6*8 version in a gap with very little room around it. Panels weigh nothing. Awkward bit was getting the roof on as hard to slide up over existing fences. Agree on making sure base is flat and solid.
jamesmarkjohnallan04/05/2020 20:26

Could do. 2 person job though. We did similar with the 6*8 version in a …Could do. 2 person job though. We did similar with the 6*8 version in a gap with very little room around it. Panels weigh nothing. Awkward bit was getting the roof on as hard to slide up over existing fences. Agree on making sure base is flat and solid.


Thanks
Anthonis04/05/2020 20:15

Actually hunting this type shed but bigger size. seen all those plastic …Actually hunting this type shed but bigger size. seen all those plastic lifetime and ketter and in my opinion they are not there yet. Plastic will never be rigid unless you make it really thick. Also you cant attach anything to them. Here you have aluminium frame to begin with! So even if you have thin flexi panels once its assembled it should be solid and panels can be easily replaced with anything if broken. Also these have shelving kit available to support up to 30kg which already tells that structure should be solid enough for some extra loads


Lifetime has shelf kits, mine has bars inside to attach them if required, i have bolted screwfix 5 tier shelves to mine , having got both a Keter and Lifetime the Lifetime one is more sturdy as the Keter is single skinned, the Lifetime is more like a double skin the way its been formed
ianhn304/05/2020 20:25

Once built it is ok but not very secure if security is a main …Once built it is ok but not very secure if security is a main requirement. even using padlock the doors could be easily opened. The kit I received some of the metal parts were bent and had to be straightened before used. you need to follow assembly instructions to the letter.



If they want to rob you they will do no matter how secure it will be just invest in some fun equipment to deter them as example 110db siren inside shed when door opens without flicking safety switch well there are million other ways to have fun with thieves just don't tell anyone what you fitted even best friends
KamiK_8404/05/2020 20:05

Before buying, check whether they’re being delivered by the retailers or d …Before buying, check whether they’re being delivered by the retailers or directly from Palram (manufacturers). I ordered a Palram gazebo from Costco and have been waiting over 4 weeks because there’s barely any staff working at Palram and have a huge backlog of orders.


I got my Palram Gazebo direct from Palram but bought from Costco too. It arrived on Saturday after a wait of about 4 weeks indeed. Very happy with it now it’s up.
Bevnmart04/05/2020 19:31

[Video] looks very flimsy but strong, .. anyone know what its like when …[Video] looks very flimsy but strong, .. anyone know what its like when put together ?


I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a concrete base (it's not going anywhere anytime soon and has survived its first winter (inc storms). The panels while thin are fine once slotted into the aluminium frame. They are surprisingly durable I even had a few fold in half in the wind while putting it up solo (get someone to help) and they didn't crease but simply flopped back into shape. Unlike a wooden shed the panels when struck just wobble whereas a cheap wooden shelf would likely split. The panels do rattle slightly in high wind but if you were so inclined you could add a clear sealant in the joints to prevent this. The base is just a plastic formed solid sheet so a nice flat base is a must otherwise your frame will be lopsided and you will struggle to get everything to fit together. I've had a bit of condensation in the shed on a few occasions but this was on the odd wet days rather than a constantly reoccurring thing. I know plastic sheds get a lot of criticism but I honestly can't really fault the Palram skylight range, it's not super easy to build but I did most of it solo and I got it built in a day having never built a shed before.

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LeoMike04/05/2020 21:43

I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a …I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a concrete base (it's not going anywhere anytime soon and has survived its first winter (inc storms). The panels while thin are fine once slotted into the aluminium frame. They are surprisingly durable I even had a few fold in half in the wind while putting it up solo (get someone to help) and they didn't crease but simply flopped back into shape. Unlike a wooden shed the panels when struck just wobble whereas a cheap wooden shelf would likely split. The panels do rattle slightly in high wind but if you were so inclined you could add a clear sealant in the joints to prevent this. The base is just a plastic formed solid sheet so a nice flat base is a must otherwise your frame will be lopsided and you will struggle to get everything to fit together. I've had a bit of condensation in the shed on a few occasions but this was on the odd wet days rather than a constantly reoccurring thing. I know plastic sheds get a lot of criticism but I honestly can't really fault the Palram skylight range, it's not super easy to build but I did most of it solo and I got it built in a day having never built a shed before.[Image] [Image] [Image]


Looks neat and tidy and strong when up, thanks for info and photos, .. i just need to sort a base out, .. maybe i will have to build a wood base and put this on top to secure it as only got grass lol
Bevnmart05/05/2020 08:42

Looks neat and tidy and strong when up, thanks for info and photos, .. i …Looks neat and tidy and strong when up, thanks for info and photos, .. i just need to sort a base out, .. maybe i will have to build a wood base and put this on top to secure it as only got grass lol


Yeah the neat and tidy look is what drew me to it. I was a little worried about the build but the aluminium and polycarbonate combination seem to work well. Almost a year later and the shed looks exactly the same apart from a few spots of dirt. In terms of a base might be worth checking out the plastic base kits that you push into your soil (removing the grass top layer). They create a hard flat surface you can build on without resorting to concrete. I had a previous dilapidated shed on a steel rebar base so I just picked a shed that fitted on it.and trusted it was flat and level enough.
Any thoughts on this ?
Duramax (30214-1) 10 x 8 Feet V2 Wood Side Vinyl Shed - Ivory/Brown amazon.co.uk/dp/…H7H
Have had my plastic shed for almost 10yrs and its been through 4 house move in that time and still going strong. Unscrewed, flat packed and put back together in less than 30mins during hse moves. 100% better than metal or timber. Highly recommended.
Ive got the 12X6 in brown on a concrete and M1 base and it tough as nails. I would say better than a plastic keter. My boys have belted leather footballs at it ( accidentally) and the dent just pops back out.

It is also 100% watertight if put together right ( which was a bit trail and error but we got there in the end) Me and my then 14year old did it in a day and a bit)

Also it comes in small boxes so if you don't have rear or side access then this is perfect. defo recommend.
Skagg04/05/2020 19:42

I bought a 10 x 6 last year in the brown colour to replace a wooden shed …I bought a 10 x 6 last year in the brown colour to replace a wooden shed that had had its day. In terms of a space to protect your things from the elements it's a great. does it offer security from potential thieves? No. I was concerned the poly carb sheets wouldn't be up to much, but once assembled it serves it's purpose just fine. I think the key to success with tese is to start with a good level base to build on. We had a Keter shed in the past, UV from the sun killed that off as the plastic went brittle over time. I looked at the Lifetime ones in Costco but the blow moulded panels looked to have a poor fit on the example they had in the warehouse. As said before, metal will sweat & can be noisy in rain & wind.Would I buy another Palram shed? Yes


I bought an 8 x 6 one of these around 5 years ago and totally agree with you. Took 3 of us several hours to put up and seemed flimsy on construction, not the easiest to build but I’m more than happy with the security of it once it was up. It is true however, a solid flat base is essential. I’ve got mine on slabs. There can be an issue with condensation on the roof but everything in there is well protected from the elements and the shed is as good now as it was 5 years ago with no maintenance whatsoever.
BargainBaptist04/05/2020 19:07

Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? …Can anyone provide advice on whether this is better than the wooden shed? Are the plastic and metal ones sturdy?Heat too OP, thanks


I have a plastic shed and to say it’s bulging is an understatement it’s 8 years old and it was expensive at the time but I wouldn’t have another
adi2323232305/05/2020 15:09

Any thoughts on this ?Duramax (30214-1) 10 x 8 Feet V2 Wood Side Vinyl …Any thoughts on this ?Duramax (30214-1) 10 x 8 Feet V2 Wood Side Vinyl Shed - Ivory/Brown https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006E9JGBU/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_cnxSEb3CHAH7H


I have this one, bought 2 years ago. Absolutely brilliant water tight , no problems at all.

Does need a solid base.
I bought this last year and it’s lovely up I stay in Scotland and it never moved with the bad winds it still looks great and rain doesn’t make it noisy
These Skylight sheds are great with one exception, the floor is terrible, it's very flimsy so you'll need to put a layer of MDF on top of it because it comes in 3 parts that don't really fit together properly.
The side panels do seem very thin and wobbly but once together it's surprisingly sturdy. Bolting down is a must both for stability and also because the warranty is void if not bolted down (confused). The anchor points for bolting it down are well designed.
deanos04/05/2020 19:15

these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them …these are flimsy sheets , i prefer plastic as you dont need to treat them every year , the Lifetime or Keter are better than this one , Costco often have good deals on them I wouldnt touch metal they can sweat and have condensation and get extremely hot in summer and are a nightmare to put up


Wooden sheds look nicer though. We have two sheds, smaller one is over 24 years old and the other is 11 years old. Just in the process of refurbed them as they are both tongue and groove sheds, not the cheap tat you get at B&Q that lasts about a year. Probably taken about 8 hours to refurb them so far, probably another 8 hours to go.

We have 3 small outdoor cupboard storages, all keter. They are decent quality are pretty ugly. Plastic ones fade but at least you can jet wash them and they are a lot easier to put up if you have 2 people.
Seems steep for a plastic shed Can't beat a solid Yardmaster shed. Mines still solid after 15 years.
royals05/05/2020 23:43

Wooden sheds look nicer though. We have two sheds, smaller one is over 24 …Wooden sheds look nicer though. We have two sheds, smaller one is over 24 years old and the other is 11 years old. Just in the process of refurbed them as they are both tongue and groove sheds, not the cheap tat you get at B&Q that lasts about a year. Probably taken about 8 hours to refurb them so far, probably another 8 hours to go.We have 3 small outdoor cupboard storages, all keter. They are decent quality are pretty ugly. Plastic ones fade but at least you can jet wash them and they are a lot easier to put up if you have 2 people.


Yes they do look nicer i agree, but the maintenance side i can do without, mine is in a corner so no access to one side or the rear, saying that some of the newer ones look ok like this one

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I had the 6x10ft version of this at my old house.
It was the perfect choice as the gap I had at side of house to place it was literally just over 6ft wide so no access to paint a wooden one etc.
Unfortunately this lack of access made building it very difficult, especially the roof panels which slid up and in if that makes sense.
However, having said that, that's an issue I caused not the actual product.
The initial feeling of the panels and unboxing etc is oops.... Flimsy.
However , when it's actually erected its quite sturdy.

I ended up having to do a fair bit of... Gaffer tape based reinforcements but again that was due to the way we had to build it which wasn't ideal.
It survived many storms and snow etc so I was quite impressed.
Not 100% water tight, particularly the very middle of the roof support part. Needs some sealant applied at places.
But overall for the price and considering lack of painting requirement etc I think these are good.

Re security however, they are not secure at all. The doors can quite easily be ripped off if you really wanted to. So don't get one to store valuables in an easily accessible place.
Edited by: "Chris0288" 6th May
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Looking to replace older wooden shed. Should I just scrap it once I find new one ?
TheBlackhammer21406/05/2020 02:47

Seems steep for a plastic shed Can't beat a solid Yardmaster shed. Mines …Seems steep for a plastic shed Can't beat a solid Yardmaster shed. Mines still solid after 15 years.


After watching the videos, showing assembly, it looked like they should cost around £200....
mespie06/05/2020 09:20

Looking to replace older wooden shed. Should I just scrap it once I find …Looking to replace older wooden shed. Should I just scrap it once I find new one ?


Depending on the condition, somebody might want to repurpose it or even pay you. I often see used sheds on gumtree and Facebook etc.
LeoMike04/05/2020 21:43

I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a …I've got the slightly smaller version and it's pretty solid screwed into a concrete base (it's not going anywhere anytime soon and has survived its first winter (inc storms). The panels while thin are fine once slotted into the aluminium frame. They are surprisingly durable I even had a few fold in half in the wind while putting it up solo (get someone to help) and they didn't crease but simply flopped back into shape. Unlike a wooden shed the panels when struck just wobble whereas a cheap wooden shelf would likely split. The panels do rattle slightly in high wind but if you were so inclined you could add a clear sealant in the joints to prevent this. The base is just a plastic formed solid sheet so a nice flat base is a must otherwise your frame will be lopsided and you will struggle to get everything to fit together. I've had a bit of condensation in the shed on a few occasions but this was on the odd wet days rather than a constantly reoccurring thing. I know plastic sheds get a lot of criticism but I honestly can't really fault the Palram skylight range, it's not super easy to build but I did most of it solo and I got it built in a day having never built a shed before.[Image] [Image] [Image]



Got the same shed as you, It has lasted 3 Scottish winters, Does rattle in the wind and let in water slightly through the vents however cant grumble as when I first unpacked it I thought to myselg2well tis will last a week"
mickmartin1606/05/2020 12:38

Got the same shed as you, It has lasted 3 Scottish winters, Does rattle in …Got the same shed as you, It has lasted 3 Scottish winters, Does rattle in the wind and let in water slightly through the vents however cant grumble as when I first unpacked it I thought to myselg2well tis will last a week"


I've been looking for a plastic cowl I can put/glue over the vents to stop sideways rain getting in. I've had some luck adding in clear mastik in-between the joints which takes the panel movement away but it's not easy to do once it's all built and against a wall.
nsansari05/05/2020 21:57

I have this one, bought 2 years ago. Absolutely brilliant water tight , no …I have this one, bought 2 years ago. Absolutely brilliant water tight , no problems at all.Does need a solid base.


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