Oakland’s state-of-the-art apex plastic sheds deliver a breakthrough in resin-designed technology. Born out of Keter’s unique customizable DUOTECH™ composition, this recent entrant has pushed the boundaries with impeccable results, positioning itself amongst the best sheds reviews.
Initially three sheds made up Oakland’s apex range, all containing identical 7½ feet wide frontal measurements, their lengths increase as sheds step-up the range.
The smallest Oakland incorporates 7 feet in depth, the medium spans 9 ft whilst the big chief extends 11 feet however My-Shed regards the new entrant, displaying twin doors across its 11 ft length.
Oaklands combine ultra modern looks with enduring build quality, superseding wood and metal structures with an imperishable dent-free & weather resistant composition however this new futuristic design advances traditional plastics with fully customizable advantages, boasting a paintable surface.
A few years back before Oaklands were born, we were determined to find a trouble-free solution after being held ransom to ongoing upkeep with respect to our previous rickety wooden hut. We opted for a Factor shed as an initial trial due to their competitive price to be honest. It’s been superb, gotten rid of maintenance issues, replaced by a swift whirlwind wash.
A link to each Oakland shed review presents between the shed images, providing additional information, more imagery including internal/external dimensions.
Video- Oakland Shed Features
Apex Roof Structure
Oaklands are rigged out with the majorities favoured apex designed roof structure however unlike roofing felt’s rapid disintegration issues affected by weather attack and damp conditions, Oakland’s imperishable capping off is built to survive the climate’s adverse conditions without succumbing to deterioration through rot and decay.
The roof structure comprises twin lined polypropylene panels, moulded and shaded into an impressive 3D slate-roof simulation, crowning Oaklands off with aesthetic style.
Each resin roof sheet secures around a metal framework further supported by a truss system. As the shed sizes increase, additional steel beams incorporate to span the internal apex breadth, providing 100kg/sqm snow-load support. They’re described as strong sheds.
A nice angled apex peak increases the internal height to in-excess of 2 metres, ample enough for an adult to roam around with ease & without a crack to the nut whilst this apex-arrangement generates an effective drainage system on top.
The steep peak eliminates the possibility of rainwater puddles developing whilst the edges of the roof panels create eaves by overlapping the fascia to prevent rainfall gaining entry at their connection, overcome by the walls abutting underneath.
Oakland 7½ x 7 ft Shed
Durable Composition with Substantial Build Quality
Enhancing strength whilst evading the unsightly presence of dents and chips common on single-skinned metal sheds, Oaklands fascia is composed of two layers of polypropylene adjoined together by an internal reinforced corrugated structure.
The wall panels comprise a tongue and groove formation, aiding assembly by sliding into place. Simultaneously, they interlock within the floor’s boundary creating enclosure from outside. The panels secure with screws around a metal infrastructure, providing the shed’s backbone of stability.
Formed into a unique resin composition, the molding procedure resembles vertical wood panelling that exhibits rustic charm, mimicking a silvery weathered display whereas up close, the lifelike feel of raised textured grain embeds throughout the fascia.
Don’t judge the make-up by Oaklands sumptuous display, they escape any notion of plastic with pure stylishness whilst the imperishable resin ascertains weather-resistance, therefore unsusceptible to rotting when subject to humid, damp or wet conditions.
Fending off plastic’s vulnerability to sunburn attack, supplementary UV protection combines within the manufacture to combat sun-rays causing blisters, fractures and that lacklustre bleaching effect developing.
Amalgamating all these positives together, Keter have not only delivered an ultra stylish solution that provides weather defence, the attraction lies within the effortless duty it takes to revitalise Oaklands appearance. A few minutes hose-shower down and you’re done!
Deep-seated grime can either be removed by a mild pressure wash or cleansed using a nonabrasive brush, warm water and dash of light detergent. Hence the composition is pretty much maintenance-free.
Oakland 7½ x 9 ft Shed
Paint the Fascia with Easygoing Acrylic Emulsion
DUOTECH™ incorporate a unique compound of resin talc to blend in with the manufacture prior to moulding, producing a paintable surface that caters for decorating a splash of colour to harmonise with the accents of your garden’s landscape.
Painting in either a satin, eggshell, semi or gloss finish using water-based acrylic emulsion are Keter’s recommendations, the typical wipe-able bathroom & kitchen paints sold in DIY stores.
It’s worth taking into consideration: If you decide to paint the fascia it will probably fade overtime stood outside & require a re-coat.
Keter’s DUOTECH™ page describes Oaklands customizable features including the ability to jig-saw the fascia to install electrics, add additional windows and drill into the walls to fix items.
Personalising the space with shelving, pegboard strips & organisers are fixed into place using Keter’s specially designed D-Clip™ wall anchors paving the way to creating a fully functioning tool station sat in your backyard.
Video – DUOTECH™ Features
Impressive Features combine with Style
The small & medium sized Oaklands include one window, the largest 11 ft model comprises two, presented in Victorian style. The windows can be inserted on either side that suits your location.
Up above embedded within the top of the roof ridge lies a translucent skylight. Accompanying the windows, they bask the interior with daylight producing a light and airy environment escaping any sort of a hemmed-in feeling due to the elevated headroom height.
Ventilation panels are absent from Oakland sheds, however, if humidity is of primary concern and this design lights your candle, check-out Duotech’s 7 x 7 ft Artisan Pent Shed that includes air-grids to both sides.
An impressive protective feature captivating our initial interest towards this style of facility relates to integrating the floor panel, seldom seen on metal sheds. The wall panels interlock with the floor’s perimeter producing a weatherproof design, delivering a blockade to draughts & pests meanwhile puts a stop to Autumn leaves sweeping through & rainwater entering. As a consequence, a clean dry internal environment maintains.
Oaklands floor manufacture entails decay-resistant polypropylene, tinted black & moulded into a chunky thickset bed. A series of interlinking sheets cover the base expanse whilst their border adjoins the walls meanwhile purposely strengthened to sustain burdensome storage traffic. A sloped entry-threshold aids wheeling the mower inside.
The doors look sturdy & comprise a dual lined polypropylene manufacture, shaded charcoal & simulated to exhibit beefy wood panelled looks embossed with grain characteristics.
Extensive access is provided by broad double doors; a stainless steel locking system improves security. Two through bolts situated on the internal face of the left hand door slot into grooves enabling that door to be kept shut on windy days; the handle accommodates a padlock for locking-up.
Oakland 7½ x 11 ft Shed
Easygoing Shed Assembly
A simplified installation process constructs through Oakland’s tongue & groove design, enabling a swift assembly virtue of easing panel alignment.
An automatic drill-driver set to low torque provides helpful assistance due to the amount of screws Oaklands take to construct meanwhile freedom around the shed & a ladder is necessary for constructing the roof.
Assembly is just a matter of following and implementing the order of steps illustrated however primary importance not to be side-stepped relates to Oakland’s foundation stipulations.
It’s essential to station Oaklands or any shed for that matter on solid level ground that’s raised above a floodplain level.
11 x 7½ ft My-Shed
Adhering to the foundation principles are essential for the following reasons:
- A straightforward assembly is accomplished through a plumb panel alignment. A level base alleviates construction headaches as aligning problems can magnify the further away you are from the base, like securing the roof panels into position.
- A balanced level of force results when the roof weight is equal across all shed sides. A level base prevents leaning stresses and a skewiff stance.
- Door alignment becomes clear-cut from a level base due to the architraves constructing vertically, functioning their precise operational swing.
- The floor is purposely toughened to endure strenuous tensions as long as underneath’s substrate is flat & solid.
- Another essential requirement is to secure the floor down onto the bedrock below once assembled. Anchoring dramatically enhances stability.
- The floor’s anchor placements provide the positions where to screw the shed down onto the solid substrate.
Positives Features & Things to Consider
- Extremely stylish, destined to accentuate any outdoor space
- Choice of 4 sizes spanning 7 ft up to 11 ft
- Apex Roof structure
- Reinforced roof supports heavy snow-loads
- Apex-roof effectuates immediate rainfall drainage
- Composition resists weather-decline
- Fast tongue and groove assembly procedure
- UV protection combats colour fade
- First paintable resin shed surface
- Fully customizable DUOTECH™ design
- Victorian style window and skylight deliver daylight
- Integrated floor maintains a clean dry internal space
- Thickset sturdy flooring withstands rot-deterioration
- Built-in floor subsists tractor mower stresses
- Stainless steel door operation
- Doors equipped with quality finishes & features
- Construction requires common household tools
- 2 person assembly
- 10 years limited Duotech warranty
- Impeccable feedback flows through reviews
Things to Consider
- Important to station Oaklands on solid level foundations
- Anchor resin style sheds down onto a solid substrate
- Absent from ventilation grills
- Painting the shed will inevitably fade & require a re-coat
- More expensive than the Factor Range of Sheds
Video – Duotech Customises My-Shed
Cutting-Edge Resin Engineering
Keter trumpet out their new DUOTECH™ designed Oakland range with high appraisal meanwhile impeccable feedback certainly flows through reviews, confirming their stylish appearance equals the quality of construction.
Oaklands are a fairly new entrant however this new style of manufacture is capturing interest due to the weatherproofed stylish fascia being rot-resistant, customizable & sturdy, meanwhile it’s a jiffy to clean.
Oaklands are becoming a well favoured garden shed for those looking to escape upkeep constraints demanded by traditional wooden huts.
Hope you found Oaklands Apex Plastic Sheds article informative.
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Hi Simon: wow didn’t know their was that much to know about plastic sheds and how far the technology has advanced. Im not in the market for a shed, but will keep this in mind and pass on to those who may be. wish you much success with your site.
Hey Chuck, we were unaware of the benefits plastic sheds provided until replacing our last decayed wooden hut. Resolute in circumventing previous maintenance battles with regards to sorting rotting wood, yearly re-coats of varnish & the occasional roofing felt exchange we looked to substitute with something that required minimal maintenance.
We first explored the metal shed market but their flimsy single skin is rather susceptible to dents and they seldom incorporate floors requiring you to fit your own wooden one. The problem is, wood rots when laid on a damp substrate, therefore we’d eventually end up with the same decay related issues.
UV protected resin on the other-hand is immune from decomposing & designed to combat weather-forces. Their only maintenance for our sakes involves occasionally unreeling the hosepipe, turning the shower adaptor to jet-wash and delivering a whirlwind wash, it’s been a real time-saver.
Like you mention, technical advances in weather-resistant resin mixes and molding innovation has moved on in leaps & bounds over recent years. Inspecting these Oaklands sheds, the notion of plastic has dramatically disappeared, replaced by silvery rustic styling & deep textured grain.
Thanks for dropping by & messaging Chuck, all the best,
Wow! These don’t look like plastic. They look like wood. But I guess the great thing about them is that they won’t get rotten and will last longer than wooden sheds.
Great review but I don’t see any inside pictures. Is the floor made out of the same plastic too? Are they scratch-proof?
Hey Reyhana, thanks for stopping by and messaging about Oaklands range of apex plastic sheds.
Duotech has certainly sidestepped producing any notion of plastic with their cutting edge manufacture. This UV stabilised polypropylene, silvery tinge and molding method showcases the rustic charm of weathered wood in appearance and to the touch courtesy of simulating a wood grained texture besides incorporating resin talc, making the fascia adhere to acrylic emulsion, if you wish to decorate your preference of colours to make a statement.
This type of recyclable resin resists fading, blistering and decomposing meanwhile by creating a double skin, the fascia escapes developing those dented appearances single skinned sheds are renowned for.
If you watch the top video, it visually relays this article’s information whereby it demonstrates the features, shows the floor and around inside. The floor is made into a toughened thickset resin bed that subsists the movements of tractor movements.
The boundary of the floor panel interlocks with the walls to enclose the shed from outside debris, critters and rainfall in order to maintain clean & dry internal conditions.
It resists scratches up to a point due to the textured grain effect however like any shed, if they’re abused they will exhibit scratches therefore can’t be described as scratch proof. They are better cleaned with either: a soft brush & water, hosepipe shower like we do or a light pressure-wash.
Hope this helps Reyhana, thanks again for calling in,
Simon these sheds look fantastic. The feature that you can paint the shed particularly the My Shed design has certainly won me over. I can’t wait to show this to my son. He will love it for a ‘hang out zone’ for he and his mates (he’s turning 12 this year). I can’t wait to show him the video of ‘Duotech Customises My-Shed’. He is much more technically minded and we will go through the technical aspects of it together.
I only have one question, is this available in Australia?
Hi Fleur, thanks for visiting to explore Oakland and My-Shed designs.
The My-Shed makes summerhouse dreams come true on account of its fully customizable make-up. You can drill into the walls to hand hooks, shelving and pictures, secured with Keter’s specially deigned D-Clip Wall Anchors in addition to painting the internal & external sides of the fascia panels with easy-going water-based acrylic emulsion, enabling to transform the shed in your unique style.
My-Shed’s adaptable to various styles of outdoor escapes, from creating a home-office, an art studio, a private gym, a cosy summerhouse lounge and like you suggest, the perfect man-cave hang out zone for your 12 year old son & friends where they can create a gaming den away from indoors.
I always embed the videos into posts as they demonstrate the features & manufacture much better than I can put into words. Their main priority is to construct from solid level ground like I mention, start off right as this will aid installation considerably, resulting in a flawless stationed shed.
This website concentrates on pointing visitors towards prices in the UK and USA however many overseas visitors have been successful in purchasing storehouses with international free-shipping from eBay which I link the Oakland sheds to due to the competitiveness of eBay’s platform. You will have to message the seller to verify international free-shipping to Australia is available.
Good luck, hope your son enjoys and thanks again Fleur,
Just read your info on the Keter sheds I purchased the Oakland 7511 from Costco last year it was very easy to put up. The sky light is great for brightness no struggling in semi shade.
Can you help me I want to get some of the Keter D-Clips but I cannot find a stockist for them, I contacted Keter and after 3 emails they finally replied stated that the clips would be available in the UK from 2018 have you any idea where I could obtain them
Hi Peter, thanks for dropping by and asking your query further to enlightening visitors how the Oakland shed serves your gardening needs.
I spent ages looking round the web for a sales site selling Duotech wall anchors, and you are right, they specifically said they would be for sale early 2018, a few visitors have said the same.
I have asked Keter via their contact page the following:
Could you please tell me where I can purchase Duotech D-Clip™ wall anchors in the UK to enable hanging shelves and mounting hooks against Oakland shed walls.
I am currently struggling finding a sales site where to purchase.
I will post their reply in this comment section, here, when I receive a response.
Sorry I can’t be of immediate help but hopefully Keter will provide an answer.
Hi Peter, Keter have responded saying they supply the D-Clip wall anchors for £15. The pack with regards to their D-Clip Wall Anchor article contains 10 anchors, I’m presuming this is what you’ll receive although it maybe worth asking prior to ordering.
I would contact them via their web-page by choosing your model of Oakland shed and they will send you the payment method along with their delivery procedure.
Hope this helps,
Thanks, Simon, this is very informative I have been looking for a top quality shed. These have a 10 warranty and look to be very strong. Thanks for doing the research makes my job easier to shop.
Thanks for visiting to inspect Oakland’s apex plastic sheds.
I think the rustic appearance of the silvery grey facade exhibits such a stylistic weathered look, destined to enhance any garden location.
Yeah, Oaklands are backed with 10 years Duotech warranty cover, they receive fab feedback across the entire range from the smallest patio stores up to the large walk in varieties described here.
The double wall skin is reinforced with an internal ribbed structure, manufactured for added strength and to avoid denting, a problem susceptible to single skinned sheds plus the panels are designed for a straightforward & quick alignment and secure procedure, simplifying assembly.
I’m glad we’ve provided the information you are looking for.
Thanks again & good luck choosing when the time comes,
The Oakland shed could be what I have been looking for. I moved to the country and have raised beds as well as a 48″ garden tractor to store, I have plenty of room so I would go big. When painted to they handle it well with the weather? Thanks for the info bookmarked your page for when I am ready.
Thanks for dropping by to read about the Oakland group of sheds.
If you’re planning on storing a tractor, Oakland floors can survive the weighty pressures of rolling in & out however like any shed it’s imperative a solid level substrate is laid below to sustain the stresses.
The largest Oakland measures 7.5 feet across the width with an 11 ft length.
Painting is an option, Oaklands are the first resin style of shed deigned with paintable walls. Keter advise using Acrylic water based paint, the choice of shades are immense with the options of gloss, semi gloss, satin or a soft sheen finish. Local hardware stores commonly have a wide variety as their mixing process usually takes place in store.
Like any painted surface, there will be colour fade over time due to the paint elements being subject to change through sunburn attack therefore will require future re-coats however the only preparation necessary involves a wash down & dry before re-painting without any rot to deal with.
Thanks for bookmarking, good luck with your decision when the time comes,
This Oakland sheds look really amazing!
My wife is always saying when we have a big terrace we need to get one of those. Super useful!
I’m passing this article to my dad, since he actually has a big space and he’s very into plants and garden stuff, so this can be very helpful to store things.
Thanks for the thorough review! 😉
Oakland sheds really are ultra stylish, all these 3 models are large enough to store a whole plethora of outdoor gear and make more room in the home and garage.
Yeah, you do require enough room around the home to enable constructing them as they are decent sized walk-in sheds.
If you like the style but looking for something smaller, Keter have created a horizontal shed out of the Duotech design which is obviously smaller, is a doddle to erect compared to the large walk-in variety and doesn’t require planning permission, a particular concern nowadays in local areas across the USA:
This is called the Keter Grande-Store:
Hope this helps Israel and thanks again,