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    Are the work of the devil, it would have been easier to have built it upside down and then turn it over, took me 2 hours to get the roof fitted, the rest of assembly took about an hour.

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    Plus they fall apart.

    We have one of those keter ones, absolute pile of shit.

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    Mine's a Keter one, wish I'd just bought the wood and made a shed

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    Same goes for some of the ebay timber sheds.
    I put one together for a customer a few years ago.
    Would have been quicker to make a better one from scratch with a far thicker and stronger floor, could have even insulated it.

    Can't remember the make now but it was dire. I hated having anything to do with it.

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    Cheap nasty garbage, they have a place for sure, but you've gotta go past the bottom of the barrel to get there.

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    Is there not a UK equivalent to TuffShed?

    https://www.tuffshed.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX61 View Post
    Is there not a UK equivalent to TuffShed?

    https://www.tuffshed.com/
    Don't think so, certainly not for 300

    Though to be fair to my shed, apart from being a pig to get the roof on, it's doing the job, don't think I'll bother buying a lock for the door though, as anyone could kick through the panels if they wanted to steal the worth less shite that I'm storing in it.

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    How do you put shelves up in one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    How do you put shelves up in one?
    You buy self supporting shelving, but that's no different to a cheap wooden shed.

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    I think given the choice nowadays, I'd just knock one up out of SIPS panels and have a better thing all round.

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    I think given the choice nowadays, I'd just knock one up out of SIPS panels and have a better thing all round.
    Demo, could you give us budding jobbers a few pointers? I want to put a shed up this year and everything i've been to see is made out of fecking balsa wood and yet its still four figures! So I've thought about building my own, something like a 12 x 8/10.

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    Theres a series on Youtube by a chubby Minesota bloke, first episode is about how to read the plans for their kits so a bit slow but the rest is very informative.
    Extreme Panel Technologies if I remember right.

    Personally I'd route the wiring through a service void created by battoning the interior out instead of the slightly clumsy way they do it but that series still taught me a hell of a lot about SIPS.

    You can batton them out with 2x1 on the outside then timber cladding or you can put wall ties and brick on the outside if you want.
    Thing is, they are strong and very efficient so good for workspaces.

    You can just do timber panel frames which is far more what I'm used to doing(although I've had a good look at the methods I've never actually done a SIPS building) but I can see its a much better way to get airtightness in buildings.

    You can get the panels and the joining strips from various suplliers, heres one.
    https://www.sips-panelsuk.com/index.php/2/
    But Ebay flogs them as well.

    you'll have to work out you're own costing based on what you need size wise.
    Might as well make it in multiples of full sheets if you can though, shame not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Demo, could you give us budding jobbers a few pointers? I want to put a shed up this year and everything i've been to see is made out of fecking balsa wood and yet its still four figures! So I've thought about building my own, something like a 12 x 8/10.
    That's why I ended up buying some Keter plastic garden storage mini shed things. I've had a big plastic shed (13'x16') before with a metal frame that was fine but not very pretty.
    Dunno why all the complaints about plastic sheds, all mine have been watertight, stayed up and after reading the instructions properly easy to put together. The biggest downside I found with a plastic workshop was condensation, I fitted a PC fan in the wall running 24/7 and that helped a lot. It doesn't affect the smaller ones as they all have impermiable pastic bases.

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    Just as a side note but this is an extension I recently completed.
    I wasn't the main contractor but basically me and another bloke built pretty much all the timberwork of this from the slab up.
    Air tested it to a 1.2 (the spec was for a 2 or better and we comfortably beat that) and all with a timber frame, some of those frames were 4.6 metres high, felt like the barn raising scene from Witness as we didnt havs a crane either, we just made them up on the slab then lifted them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mussels View Post
    That's why I ended up buying some Keter plastic garden storage mini shed things. I've had a big plastic shed (13'x16') before with a metal frame that was fine but not very pretty.
    Dunno why all the complaints about plastic sheds, all mine have been watertight, stayed up and after reading the instructions properly easy to put together. The biggest downside I found with a plastic workshop was condensation, I fitted a PC fan in the wall running 24/7 and that helped a lot. It doesn't affect the smaller ones as they all have impermiable pastic bases.
    Mine's solid and water tight, but the roof was a barstard to get on, and the method in the instructions would never have worked, I ended up putting the roof on like a square tyre.

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