Yardmaster Sliding Door Apex Shed 10 x 13 x
great shed once erected
when i needed a large shed i spent ages looking at both wooden & metal. Given the large cost advantage of metal sheds i took the plunge.
As many other reviewers have said this thing is time consuming to erect - but not that difficult.
In all it took me 2 days working on my own, with only occasional help to hold a couple of panels in place.
I found the instructions OK to follow and didnt have to undo any work as i went. But id definitely advise reading them a couple of times before starting.
A good drill driver is a must have, as there are hundreds of screws.
I only had to redrill 4 holes, which considering the precision nature of the shed I was very surprised at. I think this was because i had a dead flat concrete base put down first. I can imagine that trying to put this on top of patio slabs would be a nightmare with the hole alignment.
In all a very sturdy, good value shed, as long as its placed on a very flat base, and you have the time to do it.
20 Oct 2014
the new shed
you get what it says on the box, you must have two people and at least a day and a half.
please ware gloves and watch you head unless you are on the small side entrance too low!
the insructions could be a little better especially for the roof supports but overall i give it 8/10
26 Sep 2014
Burn the instructions!
Firstly the instructions-find the box they are in, and then set fire to them!
Never seen instructions so poor. They tell you to put a part together with about 50 screws, then very soon, you will have to take all the screws out to join another part!!
Took us 2 days to complete.
Had to take the roof off and start again on day 2, because the Perspex sections threw it out, but didn't realise until we got to the last sheet and there was too much overhang!!
Stress, blisters, cuts, and almost divorce proceedings!!
However, when you have gone through the construction ordeal, it is a good sturdy shed.
Apart from the doors - they are rubbish. Flimsy, bendy and don't stay in the runners, and don't think oiling them as per instructions will work - it doesn't.
And the door height is way too low. Hubby and I have almost brained ourselves numerous times already (I'm only 5' 6")
Would never buy another one, unless I could afford to pay someone to put it up for me, but hope this one will last many years so we don't need to.
If it ever needs replacing however, I will spend the extra and get a timber one, purely because it would be easier to build.
17 Aug 2014
Really rust proof
Bought over 10 years ago - and not a spot of rust anywhere. The exterior plastic trim has been affected by UV deterioration, which is to be expected. It has never leaked. If I could improve one thing, it would be the doors - they are a bit lightweight. Another strut or two inside would make them more rigid. Overall, a great product though.
23 Jun 2014