The Trimetals Titan 940 is it a good buy?
- Delivery: Five Stars
- Quality: Three Stars
- Price: Three Stars
If I were going to buy a Motor bike shed again I have to be honest and say I would pay the extra and get an “Asgard” at the same dimensions as the Trimetals 940. Not that this is a bad shed. The steel is either galvanized or fully coated to stop rust; the delivery went without a hitch and Garden Site were excellent to deal with. BUT… the design of the 940 is like a giant Meccano set with far too many bits and pieces all of which are joined together by small nuts and x headed bolts plus a few self-taping screws. It is quite simply a bad design plus it is impossible to build without two people and the right tools, (these being an 8mm +10mm, spanner and good electric screwdriver, or two. Not a huge ask but be aware the spanners are a must), and you also have to pay extra for the wooden floor. I am an experienced mechanic yet it still took two of us two days to build this, and it was not fun as some of the nuts and bolts are very hard to place. Another downside is that the door hinges protrude from the top and bottom of the doors so are an easy target for burglars. I am thinking of adding internal cabling to stop the doors being lifted off should the hinges be drilled/removed. The last two roof panels also had to be re-drilled as they did not fit. The upside is there is enough room inside for all but the largest of bikes and once built it is a solid construction and weather proof, so long as you do up all the small nuts and bolt, (I also drilled and added extra self-taping screws to the side panels. They are only supposed to need 2 each but this is not adequate). As the shed is not built around a solid floor section so there is a bit more leeway if you do not have a perfectly flat base to build it on, mine went on the base of an old wooden garage, but if you don’t have a perfect flat base to work on this may be something to look at. All in all get an Asgard, easier to build and more secure
By chris , written on Friday 11th, March, 2016.