Yardmaster 8 x 6 Metal Apex Shed, @ Argos, 50% discount now £199.99 + £6.95 delivery £206.94
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Yardmaster 8 x 6 Metal Apex Shed, @ Argos, 50% discount now £199.99 + £6.95 delivery £206.94

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Found 17th Apr
Some reviews state tricky to assemble but mostly positive.

Delivery from: £6.95

The 6x4.5 is also half price

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Absolute nightmare to construct, even for a professional.

Doesn't matter about the price all the screws leak and the condensation that accumulates in these metal sheds make everything go rusty. Avoid like the plague!
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tricky, yes very, 2 cordless drills (screwdrivers) for the hundreds of self tappers and nuts and screwhead bolts and 2 people can put this together in about 4hrs ish good price

also, i put mine on a plinth made out of wooden decking to help stop condensation inside (it worked)

Absolute nightmare to construct, even for a professional.

Great price and easy to assemble for anyone with moderate diy skills, if your doing it on your own just make sure it's not windy

don't forget Quidco 11%

Doesn't matter about the price all the screws leak and the condensation that accumulates in these metal sheds make everything go rusty. Avoid like the plague!

Its rubbish. Rust appear after few months. Tiny metal and light construction. Must be fit to ground otherwise you can say goodbye on windy wether to that shed

These Yardmaster make are the better quality ones. I've had a 9X7 one for the last 8 yrs. Its in as good cond now as the day i built it and there is absolutely no rust anywhere on the shed or the fixings. They seem flimsy going up, but once they are fully constructed, they are a very sturdy structure. I built mine on a concrete base with DPC and used the ground anchors in 2 corners. This shed aint going anywhere and its been in some storm winds over the last 8 yrs.
Bit of a pig to erect but once done the only maintenance is some grease on the sliding door runners every couple of years.
You do get a bit of condensation on the inside of the wall & roof panels, but it just beads on the inside surface with the odd drip falling and the vents in the shed evaporate this moisture.
I built this shed specifically for my 2 motorcycles and they've suffered no ill effects at all being in there.

I really rate these sheds and when my other shed, a timber one, has to be replaced, i shall replace it with one of these Yardmaster ones.

Put mine down in 2003 and it's still standing. No sign of rust or condensation. It's is on some wooden planks that i rested on concrete slabs.
Edited by: "FunkiestMonkey" 17th Apr

Definitely a two man job, for ease of construction.

Mine is still going strong after about 10 years of use. It is sitting on some concrete slabs at the corners, with two pieces of timber placed inside, so there's a flat surface to walk on.

I bought one of these (or very similar) or my mother around 10 years ago, it's still up and has very little signs of rust, yes there is condensation as you'd expect but I laid a concrete base when in hindsight wood may have been better.

I erected it alone in less than a day iirc.
Edited by: "sshooie" 17th Apr

I have 2 metalsheds built about 5 years ago - both roofs are now quite rusty & are either going to need quite a lot of remedial work or completely replacing if I can find the right size panels (the wall are still fine)

I assume this is down to a big difference in quality to those people saying they havent rusted

I can live with the difficulty of contruction (I did both by myself with just basic DIY skills) & also to some degree the condensation but the rust is a red line for me

Also note that unlike plastic & wood sheds these do not come with a built in base which adds another hassle to the contruction - along with the need to put polystyrene agsint the shed roof to limit the condensation (also adding bathroom sealant round the inside edges of base helps)

personally I would never buy a metal shed again - just too much hassle all round

plastic sheds are by far the best type IMO - zero maintenance usually



Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 17th Apr

Does anyone know the width of the door?

and is the lower runner strong enough for a ride on lawn mower?

MrHot

Does anyone know the width of the door?and is the lower runner strong … Does anyone know the width of the door?and is the lower runner strong enough for a ride on lawn mower?



​102cm just found under more info.

Their video shows the ramp as heavy duty, but could do with a realistic idea.

MrHot

Does anyone know the width of the door?and is the lower runner strong … Does anyone know the width of the door?and is the lower runner strong enough for a ride on lawn mower?



Not sure how heavy your lawn mower is, but the runner isn't that strong, when i first wheeled my 250 kilo mc over it, it slightly crushed it. So i made a ramp out of scrap wood that bridges the runner.

Ordered the 6x4.5 our current wooden shed is 7x4 and has been leaking for a while.

Istanbul_Kop

Absolute nightmare to construct, even for a professional.



​I didn't have much trouble and am far from being a pro

Curly.Cat

Doesn't matter about the price all the screws leak and the condensation … Doesn't matter about the price all the screws leak and the condensation that accumulates in these metal sheds make everything go rusty. Avoid like the plague!



​ I've not had any problems

Original Poster

many of the negative comments seem to be coming from folk who have not purchased this particular shed. all the reviews mention issues with construction and a min of 2 ppl to assemble - no such talk about rust, leaks etc.

Tempted more by this one, not on sale but a good size and possibly better suited to my needs.

argos.co.uk/pro…249?rec=webRespPDP:6685553:alt:CWVTPUBOOT:7053249

Decisions decisions.

I have got this shed.
Its been up for at least 10 years and no sign of rust or deterioration.
As for condensation... then yes it does suffer a bit in the winter months, but if you have valuable stuff in it then just cover it up with a waterproof tarp
Simples

I think the negative comments are in relation to the Arrow Apex shed that Argos sold cheaply several years ago. I think mine has been up around 6 or 7 years now and all of the white/cream panels have rusted - it's pretty unsightly. I'd happily go for this particular Yardmaster given the comments from those who have this particular model but it would have to be a 10x8 to replace the one I have. I'd stear well clear of the Arrow Apex.

Are these easy to move once assembled? I'm looking to put one up on one side of a garden temporarily and then move it to the other side of the garden at a later date.

personally i think they look horrid

Found out last week, someone try to break into my shed through the back of my metal shed because it was quite hidden at the back. Luckily the metal was quite tough. They manage quite few dents and scatches, and couldn't get into it. if it was wood or plastic, they certainly got away with most of my stuffs.
i'm well please that i've chosen metal shed 2 years ago instead of wood or plastic.

I've seen thicker metal on cans of pop! I do own one of those, they are extremely flimsy. You could probably punch a hole through it!! Lasts longer than some wooden ones though.

qwerty212

personally i think they look horrid



I agree, the neighbor is currently putting one up, it's horrible

InTheKnow444

I agree, the neighbor is currently putting one up, it's horrible



Wait until I've finished, you'll love it!

sshooie

I bought one of these (or very similar) or my mother around 10 years ago, … I bought one of these (or very similar) or my mother around 10 years ago, it's still up and has very little signs of rust, yes there is condensation as you'd expect but I laid a concrete base when in hindsight wood may have been better.I erected it alone in less than a day iirc.



How does she like living in there?

uksparky

How does she like living in there?

The condensation gets her down a bit, but all in all it's better than a nursing home I keep telling her.

Have one of these, and they are great. No issue with condensation or leaking. There are a lot of screws though...
The key is you need to build on a raised floor (as the manufacturer advises) don't just plonk it on some old concrete, without a damp proof layer, and then moan when it gets damp inside.
Edited by: "WatWat" 25th Apr

Question to those who have already built one:
Do you think it would be possible to buy two to build one extra long one, losing one end panel from each?
Thanks

Question to those who have already built one:
Do you think it would be possible to buy two to build one extra long one, losing one end panel from each?
Thanks

mucker

Question to those who have already built one:Do you think it would be … Question to those who have already built one:Do you think it would be possible to buy two to build one extra long one, losing one end panel from each?Thanks



Depends on whether you are hobbit sized or not... You would have the mid cross rail in the way so average height folk will have to crawl through. Also the end panels do contribute to the rigidity of the structure. Not saying it can't be done.. just needs you to be a bit creative and cut and brace instead of just removing panels. good luck.

Cerwin_01

Depends on whether you are hobbit sized or not... You would have the mid … Depends on whether you are hobbit sized or not... You would have the mid cross rail in the way so average height folk will have to crawl through. Also the end panels do contribute to the rigidity of the structure. Not saying it can't be done.. just needs you to be a bit creative and cut and brace instead of just removing panels. good luck.


Thanks. Didn't realise these were so low so I'll give these a miss. Appreciate the reply.

Istanbul_Kop

Absolute nightmare to construct, even for a professional.



I'd agree took me a another lad 3.5 hours, better off with a wooden shed from somewhere online.

snappyfish

I'd agree took me a another lad 3.5 hours, better off with a wooden shed … I'd agree took me a another lad 3.5 hours, better off with a wooden shed from somewhere online.



Mate...3.5 hours...it takes some people 3.5 weeks to do these things! You've done well.
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