Yardmaster Sliding Door Apex Shed 6'7" x 6'4" x 6'6"
Not what I expected
My experience with this shed is not a good one
starting from the delivery. After waiting 13 working days I was told by txt on a Tuesday (rather than asked) that my shed would arrive the next day... I do have a job...
I was disappointed that every single panel and support was scratched even though the packaging box was fine. Whilst this does not affect the functionality it gave the impression that these sheds are not manufactured in a place where quality goods come from. It seems they just throw this piece of kit around the floor before you get it.
The colour is much lighter than the picture but I actually prefer it. Plus the roof is not a very nice galvanised aluminium colour.
Construction is difficult and very time consuming. The instructions start off well taking you through each stage step by step. Then suddenly the instructions take giant leaps forward in the construction without adequate explanation or illustration. It was shockingly bad and as if the illustrator got bored or gave up.
My brother (an engineer) and I are very experienced in flat pack construction and general DIY and we found this shed tricky. We even had to drill some misaligned holes, and it has been a long time since I have needed to that on something pre engineered. We checked, double checked and triple checked before we did this. Simply bad manufacturing (note: my concrete base was 100% level).
Another very important point is that this shed cannot be built into a corner position. You absolutely need access to all 4 sides when building. Then get 4 people to lift and drop into position (Actually quite light with 4 people)
A small point, but one of annoyance, is they stick all the part's reference numbers on the external sides. So now I need to peal of 10's of small sticky labels off. So get out you solvent if you buy this.
Now the shed is constructed it seems sturdy and looks nice despite the scratches. Although I believe I will need to silicone some screws holes (not related to above)
18 Jun 2014
As per the first review the instructions are very poor, but with a lot of patients the shed was built. Another downside is my shed has not got any door supports which was not noticed to the end of the build
12 May 2014
Shame about the doors
Dreadful instructions, glad we had a huge amount of experience with flat pack furniture before attempting this shed. With creativity we had it up in about a day. Best bit of advice in the instructions was not to build on a windy day! Having completed the shed, the doors are extremely badly designed and are very difficult to get open and closed, which undermined the whole product. For the price, it is okay and does look nice.
21 Apr 2013