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    The three wooden sheds in my garden have, sadly, reached EOL.
    Two are located in a shady corner and have suffered from rot - the other is on its last legs due to old age.

    I'm considering getting a plastic shed to replace the two in the shaded corner - would probably outlast me - but I've not got any first hand experience with them. I understand they are fiddly to construct but then seem to have pretty good reviews online.

    Mrs Balders hasn't been consulted so far - I imagine that the answer would be 'no' so I've not raised the question yet.
    The more evidence that I can get to support my idea the better
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    I 've never had one. What is the price in comparison to wood?
    Are they made with recycled plastic? If they are you're onto a winner with the eco credentials. As they are plastic how light are they? You don't want to be chasing them across the allotments.
    Please let me know how you get on.

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    • #3
      Well - I'm new to the plastic shed stuff hence the question - but my understanding is that they are likely to last a very long time as long as they are constructed properly with a decent base. They do seem to be expensive in comparison to wood but they don't need to be painted / treated so over 20+ years that has to be taken into account.
      I've inherited a metal shed at the plot that does the job there - but would'nt be any good for tool storage etc due to condensation. Its also started to rust. So metal is out...
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      • #4
        Could you insult the metal shed?
        I have a plastic outdoor cupboard, and it's lasted 10 years with no degredation
        I bolted it to the wall as it's light.

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        • #5
          "Could you insult the metal shed?"

          'bloomin rusty, useless, inadequate metal shed'

          not sure how that helps but I'll give it a go
          Last edited by Baldy; 28-10-2019, 06:33 PM.
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          • #6
            Another insulting shed thread!

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              Originally posted by Baldy View Post
              Well - I'm new to the plastic shed stuff hence the question - but my understanding is that they are likely to last a very long time as long as they are constructed properly with a decent base. They do seem to be expensive in comparison to wood but they don't need to be painted / treated so over 20+ years that has to be taken into account.
              I've inherited a metal shed at the plot that does the job there - but would'nt be any good for tool storage etc due to condensation. Its also started to rust. So metal is out...
              I had a metal shed in a previous house, there were insulation plugs of polystyrene around the roof to the top of the wall joint, the base was floored, about 2-3” from the ground, never had any problems with condensation rust etc. The metal is all pvc coated. They were a great job. In my new house I have a concert garage, but it is filling quickly with junk so I’m thinking of getting a small metal shed for my garden tools etc. I’m thinking 10’ x 8’. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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              • #8
                OH and I built a metal shed last year. He's a very handy chap indeed, I'm not, so he's the brains and I'm the labourer. Took us a day and a half to build this thing. A total of NINE HOURS .

                Instructions were absolutely awful, clearly translated from a foreign language by someone with a very poor command of English. We had to take pieces to bits after building them when we'd got them wrong, and try to suss how they should fit together - and there were a LOT of pieces.

                My advice if you're planning a metal shed is to look very hard at the online reviews to make sure you don't get one that builds like ours.

                Oh, and the first night it was up, it became quite windy. We were woken up in the early hours by a weird moaning sound. The wind was howling through the doors making the noise. Thankfully we doubt if the neighbours would have figured where the awful sound was coming from - after all who would! Next day we got some little plastic fillers to hold the doors tight and stop it from moaning again.

                Seems like a sturdy shed now - but will we ever be getting another? No way!

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                • #9
                  We have recently got a plastic shed 8x10 and we're able to build it in two days without trouble, we are both over 70 years old. The shed ia excellent far better than any wooden ones we have previously owned.

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