Keter’s ‘Artisan’ plastic pent roof sheds are engineered using Duotech’s innovative decay-resistant resin manufacture, producing dual lined fascia panels for robustness braced together by steel reinforcements whilst simulating the countrified charm of weathered wood to the look & feel.
Artisan 7 x 7 ft Shed
The Artisan generously squares the dimensions by approximately 7 feet across the front’s width & depth meanwhile no worries about banging your noggin, access is superb, there’s roughly 2 meters of walk-in headroom height.
Double doors deliver a wide entryway for rolling the lawnmower in & out, the floor’s purposely designed to subsist the strains of hefty storage tensions meanwhile the entire construction’s braced together by a steel infrastructure comprising a centred steel bar that intensifies roof support to accommodate substantial snow-loads.
Recently, Duotech™’s groundbreaking design has been developed into an assortment of walk-in storehouses, mini-height sheds, patio stores, deck boxes and outdoor furniture, attributable to the manufacture’s elegance & style not being susceptible to the demise of weather-rot.
Model: Artisan 7 x 7
More Info: keter.com
Size: 7 ft x 7 ft
Verdict: Strong & elegant
Moreover, and unusually for resin, this composition caters for customisation, providing the opportunity to drill & screw into the facade panels to hang items & install shelving in addition to decorating the fascia in your imaginative colours, enabling to artistically brighten-up the home-yard.
Personally I would leave Artisan’s rustic man-cave silvery guise the way it displays whereas my wife & friends have already worn their creative hats, baffling me with colour-coding conversations – ha! They would opt to paint – Would you?
Captivating my interest regards the way Artisan illuminates oceans of daylight across 3 sides. Slimline windows positioned across the top sections above the doors accompany sleek triangular panes tailored to fit the roof-gradient of the sides. This clever design overcomes cracked skylights when branches fall, improves sturdiness due to the absence of wall windows, maintains cleaner looks albeit re-sparkling their shine becomes a snip meanwhile ascertains more privacy to what’s inside.
Construction is simplified virtue of tongue & groove panel boards when comparing against Keter’s inexpensive Pent alternative making them easier to align from a levelled substrate prior to fixing however there are hundreds of screws to take into consideration. If you’re searching for a fast installation procedure, Artisan’s assembly does take time.
Artisan Shed Competition
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Keter Artisan Features
Would you paint or leave as is?
Duotech manufacture comprises polypropylene mixed together with weather-protective elements alongside unrivalled ingredients to make the resin uniquely paintable with acrylic emulsion.
Have you ever noticed those kitchen & bathroom paints advertised as durable & wipe-able without leaving scuff marks due to containing protective hardeners? These are acrylic paints. As a consequence of being water-based, they’re a doddle to roll on and paint dries in a few hours aided by the outside breeze meanwhile cleaning-up presents no issues.
There’s an abundance of colour choices to effectuate ideas & satisfy one’s creative juices meanwhile there’s varied finishes available too, from the sheen of high gloss to the subtle tones of matt besides eggshell & satin in between. Alternatively, you can simply leave Duotech’s silvery tones the way they display.
Not Subject to Weather-Deterioration
Duotech’s make-up constitutes UV inhibitors to toughen the manufacture with an armed guard in order to combat sunburn stresses delivering fractures, deformity and colour-bleach to the presentation meanwhile the composition resists peeling when afflicted upon by sun-rays.
If the shed is painted, this will inevitably lead to colours fading overtime however prior to applying another coat in order to revitalise the display merely necessitates a wash & dry before proceeding, there’ll be no rotten panels to replace.
During Duotech’s molding procedure, a double skin is formed for the wall panels further to being bonded together by centre-ribbed reinforcements to improve construction stability and to withstand the occurrence of dents. Okay, a hammer blow to the fascia will deliver cracks however unlike the slight knocks that lead to unaesthetic dented appearances on single sheet fascias, this design is purposely configured to resist.
Enriched molding techniques surpass preceding manufacturing methods by showcasing artistically creative wood-grain textured patterns embossed across the surface complemented by the silvery rustic shade resulting in a simulation of enchanting weathered-wood from a distance, up close and to the touch.
In the course of molding Duotech’s charming presentation, each panel is formed with tongue & groove edges streamlining assembly. Simply slide the panels until the holes align, then secure with screws onto the steel frame.
Artisan’s highly presentable resin manufacture is unaffected by weather-rot and corrosion no matter whether the shed’s permanently located in a damp setting, under duress from persistent showers, sweltering heat or icy cold winters, even the exposed metal framework & beams are protected with a rust-proof powder-coat shield.
Refreshing the fascia’s appearance involves an easygoing relaxed cleaning approach. Either the convenience of clicking the shower connector onto the hosepipe, the quickness of a pressure-wash or the conventional soft-brush & scrub method meanwhile applying a squirt of mild detergent soon dislodges moss or anything ingrained.
Assuring a Buttressed Pent Roof Design
Artisan’s roof structure showcases the correct ‘Pent’ design whereby the front is raised to deliver the highest point and slopes down a descent gradient towards the shed’s rear to effectuate a prompt rainwater repellent system.
The roof’s composition is formed from 3 sheets of double-lined tinted-black imperishable polypropylene, delivering a sturdy yet impermeable make-up. Where each roof section adjoins, their edges slide into support strips containing grooves installed down the length and at the sides. The edges of the roof and support strips overlap the fascia walls ensuring internal leaks are eliminated.
Bolstering support is virtue of a steel bar system that’s centrally positioned, onto which the roof panels and their grooved supports rest upon resulting in a roof capable of accommodating 200 kg per sq metre of snow-load support making this Pent roof design surprisingly sturdier than Oakland’s Apex structures that trumpet out a strengthened configuration due to comprising steel trusses.
Artisan’s User-Friendly Features
Crystal clear windows situated on 3 sides bask Artisan’s interior with a profusion of natural light meanwhile they should remain spotless longer when compared to the grubbiness roof-skylights soon encounter, derived from the bounce of rainfall showers not forgetting the unfortunate breakages tree branches sometimes deliver falling down upon them. Maintaining their shine’s super-easy with a wash-leather or a spray of a window-cleaner & polish once the grime appears.
I think the way Artisan showcases the windows flaunts a chic finish to an already stylish shed.
The flooring joins together to form one weighty thickset polypropylene base panel that undergoes strengthening during manufacture enabling it to subsist the stresses of tractor mowers and accommodating considerable sized storage. Entry is aided by the sloped threshold. Molded into the floor’s boundary forms a groove to which the wall panels interlock for the purpose of blockading a critters’ passageway, preventing wind-wafts of outside debris entering and stopping the progression of rainwater puddles emerging on the inside.
Accessibility really doesn’t get any better whereby 2 strapping doors open the near breadth’s expanse providing the advantage for driving in lawn cutting machinery and storing over-sized equipment. Made from twin lined polypropylene they assure sturdiness & resist the rot meanwhile an effortless wash swiftly revives their appearance.
When the doors close together you turn the handle which operates a stainless steel locking system, shooting two deadbolts. One slides into the top door jamb, the other embeds into the floor whereupon a padlock clasp secures both doors simultaneously.
Triangular air ventilation grids are situated at the end of the windows sleek side panes. Situated on opposite sides they develop a fresh-air distribution system to the inside to overcome sweaty environments generating saturation and unpleasant clammy atmospheres when humid conditions persist. It’s worth noting when comparing the differences between Oakland sheds and this facility, only the Artisan integrates ventilation panels.
Duotech design regards a groundbreaking resin manufacture that uniquely caters for drilling & screwing into the walls for installing hooks and shelving using specially designed D-Clip wall anchors to attain a solid fix, their hollow design resembles a similar configuration to installing on plasterboard albeit stronger due to the wall anchors. Great for organising gardening equipment to hang against the walls however shelves do have a weight limit, the reason many of us install a bank of self-assembly shelving for supporting hefty gear, high-up.
Artisan 7 x 7 ft Shed Measurements
Assembly Made Simple but Takes Time
Installing Keter’s Artisan is undoubtedly configured straightforward as a result of their tongue & groove fascia sheets that swiftly interlink, align and fix into position against the steel infrastructure however I wish I could offer you a speedy assembly but unfavourably there’s oodles of screws therefore construction’s quite a stretched out process. Okay, assembly represents a one-off procedure however construction may take two people towards a full day.
Focus on laying a levelled substrate of solid foundations prior to commencing to ensure the build constructs perpendicular thereby ascertains: the vertical standing functions accurate door swings and underneath’s solid material determines the floor is able to subsist the weights of tractor tensions besides attaining unyielding anchorage.
Artisan’s ideal base substrate can be existing paving slabs, asphalt or tarmac providing it’s completely level. Alternatively, laying a solid platform of wood deck boards above a flood plain level is also fine for a shed expanding these dimensions meanwhile preparing a levelled slab of concrete caters for heavier duty services.
Keter have produced an extremely detailed construction video for the Artisan (presented below) whereby they demonstrate how every part fits & secures. I would proceed by arranging all the parts in order, organise the screws into separate compartments followed by reading the instructions alongside watching this video as a helpful aid whilst assembling.
Artisan Pent Shed Assembly
Highlights and Issues to Consider
- Artistically simulated weathered wood appearance
- Divine silvery exhibit complements any garden scenery
- 7 ft sq storage space accompanies 2 meters of lofty internal height
- Duotech delivers the option to decorate your unique colour creation
- Paint-able using easygoing water-based acrylic emulsion
- Facade panels are manufactured with rot-resistant polypropylene
- UV inhibitors defend against sunburn assault to prevent bleaching
- Double walled panel design averts dents & delivers improved rigidity
- Metal framework combines with steel bar system for enhanced robustness
- Extra-strengthened roof supports up to 200 kg/sqm snow-support
- Duotech manufacture assures 4-seasons weather-defence
- Toughened floor copes with tractor stresses
- Floor’s boundary encloses the shed by interlocking with the walls
- Walls are drill-able & screw-able for mounting shelves & hooks
- Broad double door entryway provides oceans of access
- Sloped access threshold aids wheeling mowers inside
- Padlock-able doors secure to provide deterrent
- Integrated ventilation grids throughput freshness to the interior
- Sleek crystal clear window design enhances Artisan’s chic appearance
- Windows on 3 sides illuminate heaps of natural light
- Cleaning’s a breeze
- 10 years Artisan warranty cover
Issues to Consider
- Imperative to construct the Artisan from levelled ground
- A solid substrate provides a hard wearing surface & attains rigid anchorage
- Tongue & Groove eases panel alignment but there’s hundreds of screws
- Constructing the Artisan is a timely process
Elegant, Strong & Weather-Resistant
Keter’s groundbreaking Duotech manufacture improves sturdiness as a consequence of reinforced double walled panels, exhibits classy smart looks through the silvery rustic charm of simulated weathered wood meanwhile assures decay-resistance at the forefront of their design.
Uniquely however, Artisan is fully customise-able, paving the way to add a vivid splash of colour to enlighten your garden’s scenery further to exclusively configuring the inside by installing shelves & hooks to enhance services required.
Okay, assembly does take a while to construct owing to the abundance of screws however considering the 10 years of warranty assurance, Artisan’s Pent storehouse is well worth contemplating.
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