"I love these sheds. I put a 10’x13’ one up 3 years ago, it still looks like new and I’ve never had a drop of water inside. I’ve just put up an 8’x9’ next to it and they look great together. To be fair, if you’re a novice DIY'er, get someone with more experience to help you because it’s not straightforward. I did mine myself over a weekend and only needed a second pair of hands for 10 minutes to lift the roof on. If a screw hole doesn’t line up, take your time to figure out why. I’ve put two sheds up and only drilled about 5 holes in total. If you start drilling holes’ willy nilly, logic says that from then on nothing else will line up either! A few little tips; 1) Apply a blob of silicone sealant over each of the roof screws to avoid drips. 2) Raise the inside of the base an inch or so higher than the outside to ensure water doesn’t get in. 3) Make the doors more secure by fixing a strip of wood along the floor runners."
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Review 2 for Yardmaster Sliding Door Apex Shed 8 x 9'
"Ordered last sunday evening and delivered on wednesday morning... so much for 14 days - happy with that one. Building this shed up on your own, no way. admittingly the weather is stormy at the moment, but you need 2 people for most of it, and a 3rd person for when fitting the roof. The entire shed is light enough for 2 people to lift to adjust the siting position prior to anchoring down. Material wise... 'You get what you pay for' The tin walls are thin and flexible, as too are roof panels. Self tapping screws are used throughout the construction, but many of these just turned in the holes with no purchase. The roofing panels did not line up with some of the holes of the frame, so the drill had to be used. I ended up using some of my own fixings to secure the roof panels for a better purchase. Framework is so cheap, thin, light and warped. Doors are made from rolled sheet steel, again as thin as paper. Stiffeners are supplied to reenforce them, but these too need to be straightened. When Hung for the first time, the doors catch on the bottom runner, or pop out of the runner completely. This design that is used is awful. It would be much prefered to pay a little more and have a better designed door. I remedied the door hanging but redrilling the holes so that I could lower the door more in to the runner, and to add more bolts to the strenthening ribs to try and straighten the doors. A note for any one else that is considering one of these sheds. Plenty of sealant around the roof fixings, roof sheet overlaps, and around the wall to roof joint - otherwise you will be getting wet. After seeing the amount of 'observations' above, you may think the shed must be bad. Not so, now it lovely and easy to use, and keeps most of the wet stuff out. Next on my agenda is to insulate the inside with polystyrene sheets to reduce condensation."
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Review 4 for Yardmaster Sliding Door Apex Shed 8 x 9'
"Ordered this shed as a present for my son. The shed arrived in good time and all the pieces were accounted for (except some screws and nuts and bolts but we could deal with that). Building the shed was a trial in itself. Many of the pieces don't line up and you have to make your own fixing points. It is definitely not a one man assembly even with an experienced building worker with all the tools. The parts are flimsy and bend such that getting a watertight fit is nigh impossible. Once assembled extra strengthening parts were fitted as it is lightweight but unfortunately even this wasn't enough and the shed buckled in the first strong winds we had and was rendered useless. Other shed around didnt suffer so we have to put it down to this not being sturdy enough. Screwfix CS were excellent in sorting it all out so they saved the day but I wouldn't recommend thus shed."
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Review 6 for Yardmaster Sliding Door Apex Shed 8 x 9'
"I cannot understand that anyone would say this shed is easy to assembly. It took 2 people almost 1 full day, and was not that straightforward. The quality of the metal is questionable, the instructions poor and to cap it all it leaks when it rains, so I cannot use the thing to store anything anyway. If it had not taken so long to assemble I would send it back, but then again it’s useless anyway. I wish I had bought a wooden shed."