Rated 1 out of 5 by 1
Rated 1 out of 5 by Richard Wright Avoid this product
This is probably one of the worst products that I have ever bought.
Quality - the wood was very roughly sawn, the saw blade must have been extremely blunt.
Many of the loose timber items were bent and/or twisted requiring planing or in several places required replacing with fresh timber.
The dipped finish was not thorough with several bare patches of wood.
The door furniture was totally inadequate for a 'workshop', it was too lightweight and more suitable for a cupboard than an outbuilding.
The windows are thinner than lemonade bottles and look very 'tacky'.
The screw quantities and types were not the same as the contents list, also the mixing of Philips and Posidriv wood screws in unforgivable.
Instructions - the instructions appear to have been written by someone who had never built a shed, they were poor, imprecise and the order of doing things made the build harder later on in the build, eg putting the doors on early.
The list of materials did not give the dimensions of the pieces of wood, only their lengths.
Installation - would have been generally straightforward except for the constructional defects.
The floor plates are a 4 man lift, which is far too heavy for a domestic installation, they had to be cut in half to move and place them in position.
The centre roof support was made at a different angle compared to the end walls, this made it impossible to fit the roof panels. The centre support had to be re-manufactured in order to fit the roof.
Overall - this product is far below the standard I would expect from Homebase and I would recommend that Homebase remove this product from their catalogue.
22 September 2016