Metal Sheds FAQs

The growth in popularity of metal sheds is due to the many advantages they have over more traditional styles.

Created by Robert Hall on Monday, 8th of September, 2014.
Updated on Friday, 31st of July, 2015.


Metal Sheds,Garages & Storage Boxes FAQ

Metal sheds won't warp or swell, they are maintenance free with no preservative required, no roofing felt and won't be damaged by insects or other pests - these qualities immediately save you time and money.

GardenSite have a large range of metal sheds sourced from well known manufacturers, and here we answer some frequently asked questions:

Q. Do metal sheds suffer from condensation?
A. They can do if bases are not constructed properly, a damp base will almost certainly cause a condensation cycle.  Ensure that the concrete or slab base is of the correct size i.e. only slightly larger than the shed base rail.  The base should be higher than the surrounding land area, and should contain a DPC layer within it’s construction(plastic sheet).  Edges of the base should be trowelled smooth and slightly angled down towards the edge so that water seepage does not occur.  Seal the inside of the base rail with a suitable waterproofing mastic.

Q. Are metal sheds noisy in the rain?
A. No more than a car parked outside the house.

 

Q. Will metal sheds rust quickly?
A. Pick a metal shed with good quality hot-dipped galvanised frame and panels, and a good paint coat and the shed will outlast the guarantee and be useful for many years without the need for maintenance.

Q. Are thin gauge metal sheds strong enough to withstand gales?
A. All the sheds on this web site have been adequately tested, and will withstand the majority of weather conditions experienced in this country.  They will withstand similar loadings as a good quality wooden shed.  Obviously there are extremes of weather condition that no shed could withstand, but that is a normal insurable household risk.

Q. Are metal sheds easy to build?
A. The instructions in all the metal sheds offered here are comprehensive and descriptive.  The task of building is straightforward and methodical, but it is a DIY product and requires a certain amount of DIY capability.  There is no great science to the building of a metal shed, just a logical approach.

Q. How long would it take two people to build say an 8x6 shed?
A. Two reasonably competent novices should be able to complete an 8x6 metal shed in about 4-6 hours.

Q. How does the shed arrive, and can it be handled by one person?
A. Most shed sizes arrive in one carton.  Larger 10’ fronted sheds may be in 3 or 4 boxes.  Our drivers handle the boxes easily on their own, however they will always place the unit safely for you, so that you can just open the box and commence building your shed.

Q. How long will it take to deliver my shed if I choose to order?
A. We always endeavour to deliver within 21 working days, if your chosen shed is in stock, it could well be sooner.  We will always contact you the week before it is due to arrange a suitable delivery day, and an AM or PM slot.

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