Rated 4 out of
After lots of research into different types of sheds I opted for the Yardmaster Shiplap Apex Shed 10' x 12' I ordered the shed through Screwfix and it was delivered in a very quick time ( within 2 weeks ). It arrived in 3 large and heavy boxes. Before the shed arrived the company sent me details of the delivery and the base rail measurements and the base size required. My brother and I laid a slab of concrete to accommodate the shed. When the shed was delivered we open the boxes and my first thought was what have I done it was just like a giant size adult meccano set, the parts, bits, pieces, nuts, bolts and washers were everywhere. Very daunting, big bags of fixings and hundreds of parts along with instructions which were not very clear and sometimes hard to follow and understand. We made a start to erecting the shed (this was over the new year holidays and it was cold and windy but dry) 3 days later we had it complete. If you want the shed completely water tight we found we needed to lay 6" lead flashing on top of the concrete base under the frame and tucked up 1" - 2" inside the shed and folded the remainder of the lead down around the edge of the concrete base. We also silicone every single joint and every single screw head. This made sure the water did not get in although having said that we still get moister from condensation. Now the shed is complete it has withstood very heavy rain and strong winds with no problems. It was hard going and sometimes tedious getting the shed to completion but I think it was well worth it and it should serve its purpose for many years hassle free. I would buy this shed again and strongly recommend to others but bear in mind if you want the final result to be a good job you will probably need at least one person to help you and it will take a bit of time. You will not finish this project in a few hours. Again I am very happy with the final result and would recommend to others.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 3 out of
A really great shed...
Impossible to understand the instructions and you WILL put bits on only to have to take them off again! The shed itself once assembled feels rugged, it doesn't feel like that during construction so don't let that put you off. Our main gripe is there isn't a 1. Do this. 2. Do that. 3. Now do this...you have to work things out for yourself quite a lot. One tip: check you have things the right way up or round as they may appear the same but have slight differences. Have an electric drill handy with a 3mm bit as not all holes line up or are big enough. I used silicon sealant on joints as I went along which will hopefully prolong the life of the shed. Check the colour of the roof that has been supplied!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of
Very easy to build
Very easy to build and goes together perfectly with one person if instructions are followed carefully, build a level base with ply top making sure baserail of shed is square to start with the shed will go together no problem.
Wouldn't listen to the complains people give about this shed they more likely didn't build it properly.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 1 out of
A cheap meccano but not cheap
Where to start with this product, firstly what a massive disappointment, it's shameful that a company as good as screwfix will endorse such an appalling product, I read the other reviews but unfortunately did not take the warnings seriously enough so I urge to read and not make the same mistake wasting a lot of money, pay the extra and get a wooden one.
1: as the other reviews stated, the instructions are appalling, the sad thing is if more time, effort was taken by yardmaster a much better set of instructions could be written, which in turn would drastically reduce the assembly time because that's where so much time is wasted in trying to work out the instructions, plus certain parts illustrated do not actually match the parts supplied which wastes more time and ends up being guess work.
2: the self tapping screws are next to useless, you put them in and round and round they go, very little bite to them, so like the other review I had to spend further money on a rivet gun and replace a lot of screws.
3. the roof leaks, as mentioned in other reviews, again the self tapping screws don't bite and water has dripped in all over my stuff.
4. The assembly as a whole is quite flimsy, even when you anchor it to the floor, the frame is so flimsy it twists and turns, the front floor panel when the doors slide together doesn't sit flush to the floor, the same for other base sections which means the 2nd morning I went into find it flooded as the rain fell and just ran under the gaps soaking floor standing items, there's no weight to it and you can't do nothing about it, I'm going to have to spend more money on some kind of sealant, screwfix do offer a weather block for garage doors, but at 29.99 for 2.5m and needing it all the way around I will be contacting screwfix for compensation on this matter.
5: Holes didn't line up, I had to re drill and open some up.
6: Where gloves! the majority of the edges are like razor blades.
7: I bought the £399 one over the £289 one because I thought I was getting a skylight, turns out it was two of the thin fibre glass panels one for each side, so a small bead of light through some cloudy fibre glass.
All in all I can't stress how disappointing this is, I put a lot of work into assembling it and throughout the whole process I wanted to knock it down and return it but told myself it would get better, but it really didn't and I wish I hadn't wasted all the time and money on something that is like a cheap meccano set, except it wasn't cheap and I urge anyone considering these sheds to run a mile, I wish I had!
Date published: 2016-04-26
Door, which side are the dorrs on? I would prefer them to be on the shorter side, is that possible?
This particular Yardmaster model has doors located on the longer side.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Is the door on the six foot or the eight foot side - 99700 yardmaster
The doors are on the 8ft side.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Thinking of building this shed near existing wall/fencing. The question is what would you suggest as the minimum clearance from the fence so i can secure the panels in place with the self tapping screws.
You would need an extra 2ft more than the external dimensions of the shed for access during assembly. Alternatively, assemble the shed nearby, then get 4 people to lift into position - 1 person lifting at each corner at top of walls, or 2 people lifting inside at walls. Do not try to lift under the base rails of the shed. Wear appropriate clothing including safety gloves.
Date published: 2017-03-23
How much space do you need around the shed to assemble? Would need to fit into a tight space
You would need an extra 2ft more than the external dimensions of the shed for assembly.
Alternatively, assemble the shed nearby, then get 4 people to lift into position - 1 person lifting at each corner at top of walls, or 2 people lifting inside at walls.
Do not try to lift under the base rails of the shed.
Wear appropriate clothing including safety gloves.
Date published: 2017-03-22
what size is the door opening
The door opening is 125cm wide x 178cm tall.
Date published: 2017-01-22
||Base Not Included
||Shiplap Double Sliding Door
||12 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
||10' x 6'
|Outdoor Building Door Type
||2 x Doors
|Outdoor Building Roof Shape
|Pieces in Pack/Case
||Shiplap Sliding Door Apex Shed
|Roof Panel Type
||2 Transparent Roof Panels
|Total Product Weight
Fixings Supplied. Internal W x D x H: 2850 x 1860 x 2230mm. External W x D x H: 3030 x 1970 x 2240mm. Self-Assembly.
Anchor kit contains 4 x bolts, 4 x washers, 4 x plastic rawl plugs and 4 x hold-down gussets.
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