Friend of mine got one last year, seems to be much the same as the
current model if it's the sort of beige and dark brown coloured one.
It needs a flat base, he put his on paving slabs laid on soil which
were already there. Putting it up was simple (particularly if you
read the instructions first so didn't end up with something which
should have been fitted at stage one at stage 23 - this is not a
criticism of the shed but the erector).
I expected it to be a bit damp in the cold but it remained very dry
during the winter and seems to be quite well ventilated. it isn't
terribly secure as it all bends if attacked but all in all it's a very
serviceable and good sized weatherproof shed. It's also very easy to
clean. After he managed to spill several gallons of chicken soup in
it (it's a very long story) it just required a good hosing down to
make it as new.
It isn't a shedders shed and doesn't have quite the same ambience as a
wood shed so if the aim is to fit it out with an old sofa, storm
lantern and flagon of warm sherry (to be enjoyed accompanied by the
smell of creosote) it won't be a great success. For storing things in
it's pretty good and simple.
What's wrong with the timber shed, can't it be patched up for another
We intend being around for longer than that :-)
In truth I've suggested that but it would be patching on patches which were
patched on patches ... It hasn't been properly maintained because there's
very restricted access to the back and sides (the front's fine of course).
It was only when the huge rose tree blew down and exposed one side that we
ralised how bad it was.
Yes, well, of the6x8 one at least (new ones are 8x8 IIRC) but it's now
over 4 years old and still fine. Keter have an extremely helpful man in
the UK as well, mine came missing one of the plastic 'bolts', there was
a new one through the door the very next day.
We bought two of the ones that can have 'extensions' fitted; each one
with one extension. I put one up without extension, and one with both
extensions. The latter is 'mine'.
The plastic honeycomb 'floor' is a bit fragile for point loads, so I cut
and fitted some loft board to put over the top.
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They are very good but must be regarded as just cover from the
elements. There is no security at all with them so no element of
*locked away*. They are also a tad unnerving as the shed tends to
move with the occupants movements. :))
Shelter is he needs, access to the garden itself is very secure. A bit like
Stalag 17 ...
I doubt that there'd be any movement when it's stuffed with all his - er -
Just had a thought on that though, all shelving would have to be
free-standing, no? And could anything be fastened to any wall or the roof?
If not it's not suitable.
Well, the one I have has slots you can clip shelf supports into down
both sides and it was supplied with two shelves and associated brackets,
plus hooks for hanging garden tools from and I believe you can buy more
as well. Might be worth having a look at the Keter website though. Of
course you could add your own stand alone shelving as necessary.
Any wall is a no if you're using the Keter brackets for mine at least as
there are only slots on two walls. Ask at Costco to see the manual.
Might not work for you but have a read of the manual.
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