Duramax 8 x 6 ft Duramate Plastic Shed

Product Code: 00186

(4.5) Based on 5 Reviews


The Duramax 8ft x 6ft duramate vinyl plastic shed is a high quality American designed product, it is manufactured in Dubai with a contemporary design in neutral colours that naturally blend into any garden.

These Duramate sheds are constructed with the highest quality vinyl plastic panels, that get secured to an internal, heavy-duty steel frame. The frame supports the overall structure and reinforces the shed making it very durable and giving it its resistance to strong winds and heavy snow. The panels themselves are weather resistant, and will never rust, rot or require seasonal applications of sealants, paint or preservatives, making the shed virtually maintenance free.

This 8ft x 6ft nominal size will fit most sized gardens, providing practical and valuable storage for all of those gardening tools, foldable furniture and any other outdoor accessories. Easy access is through wide double doors that can be additionally padlocked, and these spacious sheds make a perfect hobby room, tool shed or storage space.

All parts are pre-cut, drilled and numbered for ease of assembly. All fixtures and fittings are included as well as a step-by-step illustrated instruction manual. Assembly is simple, clean and safe and can be completed in just a few hours.

Inclusive Foundation Kit
A galvanised steel foundation kit is included with this shed, providing the perfect base. They're easy to assemble before you construct the shed and allow you to either flood out the interior with concrete for a smooth, hard-standing floor inside, or top with timber sheets to create a wooden floor (not included). For maximum condensation reduction, a strong plastic sheet should be placed below the whole base area, underneath the foundation kit to help prevent natural rising damp from the ground.    

Key Features

  • Constructed with Premium & Durable Vinyl Plastic Material
  • Reinforced Design To Withstand High Snow Loads & High Winds
  • Internal Galvanised Steel Frame For Integrity & Strength
  • Fire Resistant Properties - Vinyl is Classified as 'Self-Extinguishing'
  • Maintenance Free - Won't Rust, Rot, Crack Nor Need Treating
  • Double Hinged Padlockable Front Doors for Easy Access
  • Ivory Colour Finish Offers A Neutral Colour Scheme
  • Complete with Steel Foundation Kit
  • Complete with One Ridge Skylight
  • Lengthy 10-Year Manufacturer's Warranty


Brand: Duramax
Colour: Ivory
Door Height: 157cm (5ft 2in)
Door Type: Double
Door Width: 154cm (5ft 1in)
External Depth: 162.8cm (5ft 4in)
External Height: 185.5cm (6ft 1in)
External Width: 239.7cm (7ft 10in)
Floor Included: No
Foundation Kit Included: Yes
Internal Depth: 155.3cm (5ft 1in)
Internal Height: 161cm (5ft 3in)
Internal Width: 234.3cm (7ft 8in)
Manufacturer's Model: 00181
Materials: Vinyl Plastic, Steel
Model: 00186
Nominal Size: 8ft x 6ft
Padlockable: Yes
Roof Type: Apex
Warranty: 10 Years Limited

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Duramax 8 x 6 ft Duramate Shed Assembly Instructions


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Standard delivery within mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland. Inclusive up to and including Glasgow and Edinburgh, but not above.
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£599.99 inc. VAT

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Fast Free Delivery within Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland.

Inclusive delivery to England, Wales, and Southern Scotland up to and including Glasgow and Edinburgh, but not above.
We can also deliver to the following Scottish postcodes: PA, KY, DD, PH, AB, IV and KW, but please note that a delivery surcharge will apply, as per the on-page delivery options.

Any other Scottish delivery postcodes not listed will require a personalised delivery quote. In all instances please contact us today for a personalised quote.

Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver this product range to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or any other offshore island not stated, due to carrier restrictions.

Delivery Period
Delivery will typically be made within 10 - 15 working days (2 - 3 weeks) but may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.

Installation Service
Our installation service is applicable to Mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland including Glasgow and Edinburgh, but not above.
Products ordered with an installation service will first be delivered to your delivery address within the estimated timeframe stated above. Once delivery has been confirmed, the installation team shall then arrange to attend to your property in order to install the structure for you.
The current lead time for installation, following successful delivery is within 20 working days.
Note that this will lead to the product needing to be temporarily stored at your property after it has been delivered and checked over until the date the installation occurs. We recommend the product to be stored in a safe and dry place such as in a garage, shed, or similar during this interlude period.

For full details and terms for installation services, please see our installation guide here.

Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 7.5 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.

Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable and the goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.5 / 5 Based On 5 Reviews

Delivery 3 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Just what was requited

Waterproof and looks good. Disappointed with locking/shutting mechanism

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Duramax 8 x 5'6"

Daunting at first with all the separate pieces. and multiple bags of screws, and I was having misgivings before we started. The base went down first - getting it level was a nightmare. It took 3 of us to build the shed, I was more in a supervisory, tea making roll and my daughter and grandson did the bulk of the construction. Any issues we had lining up holes for screws etc were down to making sure that the base was absolutley level. we ended up sliding the base around the hardstanding cement , whch fortunately for us hadn't gone totaly rock hard due to the inclemant weather, managing to remove any minor lumps and bumps which were sending the holes out of alignment. But, following the instructions, which were a little confusing when it came to fitting the top edging of the shed we managed to get it up. Overall I would say it took about 7 hours. We did it over two days because it was so cold we were losing feeling in our extremities and more screws went on the floor than in the shed by the end of the day. Fortunately, although cold, there was no wind to blow it all to pieces when left overnight. When it was finished, I laid a tarpaulin over the base fitting and then laid OS3 flooring to finish it off. The end result looks really good and the shed is surprisingly solid. We've put silicone around the fittings as suggested but when the weather isn't so biting I will go and put more round the bottom of the panelss and across the roof joints as an added precaution. Altogether really please with the result

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

excellent kit, I followed instructions step by step and had few problems. job now done just have to get flooring.

Was daunting to start with as I had no Help but still managed. a 2nd person is a must and in my case I had problems with a few screws at the rear of shed as I only had 6 inches room behind shed to a rigid fence and as i used anchor bolts to secure the foundation kit I was unable to slid the whole unit forward. All in all, VERY SATISFIED.

Price 4 / 5
Quality 3 / 5
Delivery 5 / 5

Takes time and effort to put up but looks good in the end.

The order-to-delivery time was excellent, and the driver was very helpful, called 30 minutes before delivery, and then helped in getting the very heavy boxes into a secure area our end. I would agree with the other reviewer here in that it will take 8-10 hours for 2-3 competent people to construct. One reason for the length of time needed is down to the less-than-clear instructions which means that you will likely have to take some things apart again to turn things around. Another is the fact that the holes do not always line up correctly, or are hidden under plastic coating, making things very fiddly at times, or are extremely difficult to get the screws in at all. I was also short on the screws needed to secure the roof structure which left me on a panicked trip to the local hardware store. The instructions mention an "optional" final step of using silicone around the roof fittings - this for me isn't optional at these fittings were not tight and secure, and misaligned holes meant that some of the fittings didn't go in straight leaving gaps for the rain. The extension kit isn't great. The way it extends the metalwork is poor, sometimes confusing, and hard to align. In hindsight, I wouldn't have had this addition. A lot of time & effort was wasted due to the extension. The foundation kit seems a bit flimsy for the money - quite thin metal. Probably would avoid this if I bought another one. Now that it is all constructed though the shed appears to be solid and secure, and looks ok. Time will tell over the winter on how good it fairs against low temperatures, heavy wind & rain/snow though! It's still way too early to tell if I'd do it all again or pick a different shed though - a wooden shed is significantly easier to put up!

Delivery 3 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Duramax 8ft x5ft shed

Was told I couldn't have an afternoon delivery. So took time off work. It arrived at 2.30! Also other reviews said that it could be assembled in 3 hours by 1 person. I would suggest that you could only do this if you were an octopus! It took 3 of us approx 8 hours to achieve the finished product. However I am very pleased with the final result.

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Questions and Answers (8)
Mrs Anne Enoch Asked:

I am interested in the Duramax dura mate 8 x 6 shed. 1. what is the delivery time for this to be delivered to postcode SA62 6PR? 2. This is a caravan site would you be able to deliver to the site? 3. Do you provide a construction service?

We Replied:

Dear Anne Thank you for your question. 1. 14-21 working days. 2. Yes, if you provide the exact address 3. No, it is sold as a DIY project. However you may find installers locally.. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Robert Hall

Saturday 14th, June, 2014
Winifred Evans Asked:

What is the height and length of the DuraMax All Weather PVC Vinyl 8ft Wide DuraMate Shed?

We Replied:

Dear Winifred Thank you for your question. The height to the ridge is: 6ft 1ins and the length is: 7ft 10ins. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Luke Sinclair

Tuesday 10th, February, 2015
Susan Roberts Asked:

We have two metal sheds and want to replace them with this one due to getting mould in the winter. Will the plastic shed suffer from condensation in the winter or will I have to be insulated in some way?

We Replied:

Dear Susan Thank you for your question. The reason you are getting mould is probably due to the shed base not having a permanent membrane. The same issue will occur with a plastic shed unless this issue is remedied. For more information you may like to read our blog at: https://www.gardensite.co.uk/blog/guides/how-to-prevent-condensation-problems-in-a-shed Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Wednesday 29th, April, 2015
Maria Asked:

Does this shed come with comprehensive assembly instructions which include written instructions as well as diagrams? Also, as I already have a concrete base from a previous shed, I assume it will be OK to use this?

We Replied:

Dear Maria Thank you for your question. Yes, I can confirm this shed comes with instructions with diagrams. The concrete base that you already have would be fine to use. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Ellie Goodall

Wednesday 29th, April, 2015
Margaret Brown Asked:

Do you deliver to the Isle of Man and, if so, could you let me have a quote for delivery.

We Replied:

Dear Margaret Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the manufacturers only deliver to mainland UK and not to the Isle of Man. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren Bilboe

Tuesday 05th, May, 2015
Paul Asked:

Can you just provide a bit more detail regarding the floor. I understand you provide a foundation kit but will this not only provide a skeleton grid type base that will need something else on top. I plan to lay a sound concrete base and the whole area is very enclosed, so not at risk from wind etc.

We Replied:

Dear Paul Thank you for your questions. If you already have a solid concrete floor (use a damp proof membrane) you won't need a Foundation Kit. The shed is simply screwed into the concrete base then seal the base of the floor with a silicone sealant. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Nathan James Dodd

Wednesday 20th, May, 2015
Martin Asked:

I have an alley at the side of my house which this shed will fit into perfectly. Unfortunately because of the walls I will need a door on the shorter 5ft side. I see that in some of the larger DuraMax products extra doors are available. Would it be possible to put such an extra door on the 5ft side of this shed? If so do you supply such doors? Or is it possible to construct this shed with the doors in the 5ft end?

We Replied:

Dear Martin Thank you for your question. This product does not have an extra door. The only shed with the door on the small end is the Sidemate Shed: https://www.gardensite.co.uk/garden-sheds/duramax-all-weather-pvc-vinyl-4ft-wide-sidemate-shed.htm Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Tuesday 26th, January, 2016
Joss Tucker (Mr) Asked:

I am interested in an 8 x 6 Duramax shed but would like to view before I buy. Is it possible to view one of these sheds anywhere close to Birmingham?

We Replied:

Dear Joss Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we are unaware of any places to view this model of DuraMax shed, although we do have the 5ft x 3ft version on display in our garden centre, based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Which may be useful for you to view and see the construction and materials in persons. The model we have on display is this one: https://www.gardensite.co.uk/garden-buildings/garden-sheds/plastic-garden-sheds/duramax-pvc-vinyl-little-hut-or-large-hut-shed.htm Our Birmingham garden centre address is: Hall's Garden Centre, 211 Chester Road, Birmingham, B73 5BD and is open 7 days a week. I hope that this information helps. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards, Andy

Sunday 29th, July, 2018

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