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Old 29th November 2018, 02:11 PM
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Looking for some advice re Bike sheds, wood versus steel?? (intend placing on an existing concrete paving out the back)

Suggestions, sizes and where to buy?

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Old 29th November 2018, 02:43 PM
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I have a steeltech one, can't say enough good things about it.

Only bad thing is how long they take to deliver, took about 2 months.

Wood is fine but you'll need some type of insulation to avoid condensation.
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Old 29th November 2018, 03:37 PM
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Have a 16*12 Ft wooden shed with double doors
Love the size and look of it but maintenance can be a pain
Had to replace the roof after a few years with a metal one
And have to paint it a few times during the summer
If I had my time over again I would deffo go steeltech
Father and brother both have steeltech and can’t fault them
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Old 29th November 2018, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Airmax95
Have a 16*12 Ft wooden shed with double doors
Love the size and look of it but maintenance can be a pain
Had to replace the roof after a few years with a metal one
And have to paint it a few times during the summer
If I had my time over again I would deffo go steeltech
Father and brother both have steeltech and can’t fault them
Would the wooden one not be better for a bit of a mancave?

Something like the cabins im looking for - bikes and tools on oneside and beerfridge and soundsystem on the other
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Old 29th November 2018, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Would the wooden one not be better for a bit of a mancave?

Something like the cabins im looking for - bikes and tools on oneside and beerfridge and soundsystem on the other
Why would a metal one not be OK for a mancave? I could spend days inside mine... in fact, I call it the "time machine".
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Old 29th November 2018, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Would the wooden one not be better for a bit of a mancave?

Something like the cabins im looking for - bikes and tools on oneside and beerfridge and soundsystem on the other
It all depends how you kit out the inside
I was just on about the maintenance of wood versus steel
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Old 29th November 2018, 05:42 PM
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Our local men's shed hopefully will be purchasing a new steel shed as part of our expansion (a clean dust free environment for arts and crafts and for painting, plus a small kitchen area) We're looking at 9m x 5m, although I think the limit for a residential site without planning permission is 25 square metres. We've visited steeltech and found them the most expensive, so check out some others around the country - might be worth while checking out a few of the other suppliers.


www.admansteelsheds.ie


www.markssteelsheds.ie
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Old 29th November 2018, 05:45 PM
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I find condensation to be an issue in my steel shed. It's a Yardmaster so presumably not all steel sheds are made equal. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 29th November 2018, 06:35 PM
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Steel will get you a better discount on your insurance than wood, which is a big factor.

Not a recommendation, just have noticed them in passing: https://www.clanesteelgardensheds.i
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Old 29th November 2018, 06:54 PM
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I built a 10ft by 10ft steel shed with used/seconds insulated panels a few years back. My only regret is i didnít make it big enough. Insulated panels are a great job and zero condensation although the longer the panel needed the dearer they are per foot.
I built mine from scratch using 50mm box as the frame and 100mm insulated panels and you could dance on the roof itís that sturdy. Cost me about a grand all in.
How big are ya thinkin of makin it?
As Doolittle mentioned above a steel shed counts towards insurance discount, timber sheds donít.
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Old 29th November 2018, 10:08 PM
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Built this this year

16ft x10ft total cost €2600

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rq9RYKPENQmiMvDr9
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Old 30th November 2018, 09:50 AM
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Thx for all the replies, I'm only looking to get a shed big enough to hold the bike....already have a garden shed for mower and stuff) what's the minimum size u can get? Steel looks the way to go!!
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Old 30th November 2018, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by eirehead
I find condensation to be an issue in my steel shed. It's a Yardmaster so presumably not all steel sheds are made equal. Something to keep in mind.
100% that's the biggest difference. Adman might be a little bit cheaper at base price than steeltech but by the time you match it up to what steel tech offers as base prices are exactly the same.

Steeltech has the anti-drip interior which also acts as a basic form of insuation and you also have to do the base with insulation as well.

So far, no condensation whatsoever on mine. I went with a 6x4m and it has plenty of space for 2 bikes, tools, bench and plenty of space to work around it.
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Old 30th November 2018, 10:48 AM
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Building my shed at the moment. The only problem i have is short days and weather

So far its great fun except I fell down from the roof

Im trying to use any cheap materials i can get because everything going from my bike budget. Let say 90% of the shed is done and all costs so far stops at 330e including beers
And I had to take down the wall and build some gate as well

Im sure I will appreciate my cave after finish ( tv,fridge,xbox,sofa READY!!))
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Old 30th November 2018, 12:36 PM
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Steeltech all the way
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Old 30th November 2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RTV
100% that's the biggest difference. Adman might be a little bit cheaper at base price than steeltech but by the time you match it up to what steel tech offers as base prices are exactly the same.

Steeltech has the anti-drip interior which also acts as a basic form of insuation and you also have to do the base with insulation as well.

So far, no condensation whatsoever on mine. I went with a 6x4m and it has plenty of space for 2 bikes, tools, bench and plenty of space to work around it.
How much did it set you back?
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one of the lads here has a preformed concrete panel shed its amazing cant remember the name of the company. they supply and fit them
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Old 3rd December 2018, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
How much did it set you back?
List price, no discounts at the time. Check their website for current pricing I'd say.
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Old 4th December 2018, 03:42 PM
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Some nice sheds, I've asked santa for a cement mixer so I can get the base down and start building mine up, want to go steel frame with block surround and insulate the interior and wood panel the exterior wall with pallet planks
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Old 4th December 2018, 03:55 PM
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Some nice sheds, I've asked santa for a cement mixer so I can get the base down and start building mine up, want to go steel frame with block surround and insulate the interior and wood panel the exterior wall with pallet planks
I got an electric mixer off Adverts for Ä150 - did the pad for my workshop with it. Very handy yoke to have, and worked out way cheaper than renting one
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