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Best steel shed for a bike

Hi,

Am looking at getting a steel shed for a bike next month, saw steeltech and adman are supposed to be good, but expensive. Found a website called shedsdirect.ie and sheds are starting about 400 there but can't find reviews.

6' wide x 8' long I was thinking. If anyone has any suggestions or good experiences let me know!! Could do with the advice!

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Iíve a Tullamore shed for the last 15 years with no issues,looks like itíll do another 15 no problem. I know there is cheaper ones out there but Iím pretty happy with mine
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Clane steel sheds with self supporting base no concrete needed.
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Needed an 6mx9m shed. Went to steel tech. Sure, says yer man, but I can't give you a delivery date. Possibly 6 months, maybe more. Fook awf sez I, and went to O'Riordans sheds in Charleville. Same shed (with an extra door) delivered and erected in 2 weeks for a grand less.
http://www.oriordansheds.ie
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Needed an 6mx9m shed. Went to steel tech. Sure, says yer man, but I can't give you a delivery date. Possibly 6 months, maybe more. Fook awf sez I, and went to O'Riordans sheds in Charleville. Same shed (with an extra door) delivered and erected in 2 weeks for a grand less.
http://www.oriordansheds.ie
Can't argue with that.

@OP 6' x 8' is grand for storing but if you're planning on 'working' on the bike it might be a bit cramped. I've a 10 foot square one and when you add shelving and a bench, it's fairly snug, do-able, but snug.
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As above.

Know 2 ppl with these sheds , one standard & other quite large. Not used for bikes but solid , secure & well built & weathering v well.
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I bought a shanette few months ago,now it's 30/15 but it's really good,I didn't get a window which I probably should have done,noticed the heat is up around 25-30 on a hot day but not many of those so it's the winter that I'm looking at,how will it do condensation wise,a fella told me to keep the bikes off the ground to stop it so will see.Overall they were the most professional
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I just got a clane shed last week 10x13 ft with roller door to the front , grand job and was installed in about 3 hrs , was waiting about 8 weeks for it tho
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I have a sheds direct 12 x 10 foot job about a year and a half. Think it came in around a grand (you pay the extra for them to assemble it for you). No real complaints with it, it does the job. Well actually just a couple of niggles - 1. Im 5 10 and IM constantly banging my head off the door which is lower than that. 2. No windows so lights need to be on inside in broad daylight. 3. Biggest issue is of course condensation in winter time and the fact that its like a poxy oven in summer.
Considering my bikes were living under a cover year around its a major improvement.
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I did a lot of research on this and I have to say that the materials that folks like sheds direct use are way flimsier than the more expensive competition.

It all depends what you want out of the shed, if you just want a place to dump shit protected from the rain, any will do... if you're going to store a bike, tools or try to work in it then maybe pay a little bit more as moisture and poor insulation will play a factor.

I do agree that delivery times for the big brands are just ridiculous. Took about 2 months to get mine.
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Is steel considerably better than old fashioned concrete block built shed? I assume it's more expensive to pour foundation, floor and then pay someone to build the wall and then the roof, tile etc - I can see the logic for going for metal sheds - but one's going to last forever where as the other perhaps 25 years?

I don't know why they don't sell interlocking concrete blocks in this country. Would be so much easier to do DIY stuff with them.
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Is steel considerably better than old fashioned concrete block built shed? I assume it's more expensive to pour foundation, floor and then pay someone to build the wall and then the roof, tile etc - I can see the logic for going for metal sheds - but one's going to last forever where as the other perhaps 25 years?

I don't know why they don't sell interlocking concrete blocks in this country. Would be so much easier to do DIY stuff with them.
My dad picked up one of those 'Bricky' tools for doing the mortar work on the cavity block workshop we built a couple of years ago. He found it very handy, and he had built the extension on to his own house years ago.
The workshop we built up out the back of my place is approx 12'x20', cavity blocks, with steel corrugated sheeting for the roof.
Worked out somewhere around 5~6K in total for the build, including running leccy down to it from the house, and insulating the walls & roof with Ballytherm sheets.

Link to the Bricky tool: https://bricky.com/
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Went with Steeltech 6X4 shed with full Kingspan insulation to use as a workshop, brilliant shed, dry all year round and minimal heating has it warm to work in on the coldest winters day, expensive though, and you need a double stepped poured concrete base
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Wasn't it an Irish fella that invented that?
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Wasn't it an Irish fella that invented that?
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I built my workshop (16x10ft) last year for approx €2500

Including:

Concrete base/formwork
Timber frame construction
Electrics
Steel roof with fascia and guttering
Insulated walls roof and floor
(floor 25mm/walls 50/ceiling 80mm)
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Made up door and got free window.
If you have time and a mate to help all the better. No condensation
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Thanks folks. Space is limited around the house so steel shed is my only option I think. Cheers for the info, clans and riordans will get a call. Might look intonthebconcrete build option too.
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For gutter drainage, I just went with a French drain type of setup. About 15' of plastic sewer pipe, with holes drilled in the bottom, laid into a trench with a layer of stone in the bottom. Saves tying into an existing drain, and it hasn't ever backed up - even during heavy downpours
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^^^ That's really clever.

I had same problem with shed's drainage. Couldn't connect it to the main drain (poor planning, laid a patio before building the shed) and water running off the patch of grass was causing a lot of flooding. Garden had serious drainage issues to begin with, and the shed didn't help. Ended up digging a large hole a meter and half deep. Filled it with plastic crates covered in weed fabric, and filled around it with stones. Routed the run off from the shed into it, and couple of pipes to cover other parts of the grass as well. A lot of manual work, but it has been working well so far - handles even the heaviest of the downpours we have had recently.
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I also lined the trench around the pipe with the weed stopping fabric
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Needed an 6mx9m shed. Went to steel tech. Sure, says yer man, but I can't give you a delivery date. Possibly 6 months, maybe more. Fook awf sez I, and went to O'Riordans sheds in Charleville. Same shed (with an extra door) delivered and erected in 2 weeks for a grand less.
http://www.oriordansheds.ie
I called them for a quote. They don't deliver "up that part of the country"
and said I could collect from them if I wanted to. They were only about €200 cheaper
that Clane. Factor in getting a truck to collect it in Charleville and put it together myself it wouldn't be worth it.
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Sorry, didn't know what part of the country you're in.
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I have a Steeltech sheds with insulation, great quality, very easy to heat on a winter night.
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Thanks folks. Space is limited around the house so steel shed is my only option I think. Cheers for the info, clans and riordans will get a call. Might look intonthebconcrete build option too.
Not sure what bike you have but I'd suggest the length should be 9ft min and the door opening is minimum 1m hung offset to the right if you are right handed and to the left if you are left. That way you can get straight in and out without twisting. It will make your life a lot easier. I scarified some very tight yard space for that extra foot and am glad I did.

I know it isn't a patch on steel/concrete but I went for a timber shed from sheds4less.ie. Found them great and best price by far in case you are tight on money.
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