Don’t be mistaken thinking this is a small house with it’s idyllic stature sitting at the bottom of the garden. These plastic sheds 10 x 8 feet are architecturally designed with windows either side of the double doors to create Lifetime’s stunning presence.
If low maintenance floats your boat as it does with mine whilst a modish appearance is high on the agenda, this Lifetime 10 x 8 ft shed is designed to serve these purposes whilst protecting outdoor storage remains their #1 priority.
Manufactured from polyethylene resin signifies the end to rust, rot and peeling problems wooden sheds purvey, resulting in the easy low maintenance duty of a quick wash down to bring back the pristine appearance the day it was constructed.
Lifetime 60005 – 10 x 8 ft Shed
Lifetime are well known in America for trumpeting out their sheds qualities: Low maintenance, sturdy construction, durable and weather-resistance are their specific design features whilst this shed also boasts the picture-perfect appearance of the little house on the prairie.
This shed is part of Lifetime’s large family of outdoor storage facilities, many opt to consider the Lifetime 6405, 8 x 10 shed due to it’s true Apex designed roof however this does depend on one’s view whether appearance is high on the agenda.
Size: 10 x 8 ft
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Verdict: Very Popular
Colour: Desert Sand
Features of Lifetime’s 10 x 8 ft Shed
The features we looked for when purchasing our garden shed was a facility that provides the #1 priority for protection of storage whilst a virtually maintenance-free structure was equally as high on the list. Yep, we were determined to end the upkeep duties our last wooden shed demanded yearly.
A polyethylene resin facade presents this shed with weather-resistant credentials, primary importance for storage preservation whilst a quick wash down is all this facility requires to maintain its gleaming appearance.
This 60005 is constructed with an apex designed roof, manufactured from resin to enable rainwater to flood off whilst the prevention of rotting makes those re-roofing duties a thing of the past.
Double doors allow for easy access into this facility, making carting and wheeling heavy items in and out a non issue.
Skylights in the roof and windows in the walls allow daylight to flood the building whilst air vents allow for fresh air to circulate internally keeping storage in prime condition.
A nice height makes storing long implements a non issue. Whether it’s for storing long handled garden tools, gardening equipment, BBQ gear, a lawnmower, kids toys, bikes, patio seating and accessories, this shed is designed to serve these purposes.
A heavy duty floor allows the storing of weighty items and wheeling in heavy duty gardening equipment such as lawnmowers yet is specifically designed anti-slip with built-in protection to resist oil and solvent spillages.
A huge thumbs up from us and the many admirers who have purchased, everything is in place for a virtually maintenance-free future.
What’s Feedback from Reviews like?
Reviews come across quite exceptional on the whole regarding this Lifetime model, dominant in the USA obviously due to Lifetime’s firm establishment whereas the ground is starting to gain traction in the UK.
There will always be a poor review, whether the choice is wood, metal or plastic sheds however wonderful reviews far outweigh the negatives.
We obeyed by the resin sheds rule of thumb regarding preparing solid level foundations for our shed to sit on and this paid dividends for our construction. Assembly is simplified to the extent that all the panels and doors line up correctly and once our shed became anchored down into the foundations the longevity of the hard wearing floor credentials serves the purpose it’s designed for.
Take advice from us and other successful happy chappies regarding their plastic sheds favourable outcome and prepare your foundations solid and level, it’s the imperative measure to undertake.
I find it very noticeable regarding constructing quality plastic sheds, those who prepare a level wood or concrete base for their shed to sit on reciprocate writing impressive feedback. Correct foundations really are key.
I have noticed Lifetime Shed Assembly offered by many companies recently. Check prices to find out more.
Lifetime 10 x 8 ft Sturdy Construction
We accomplished quite a bit of research before making our resin shed decision. There are many cheap plastic constructions out there however we looked for something shored up with steel supports for protection against high winds.
This 10 x 8 ft model’s dual walled facade and roof is constructed around a metal infrastructure whilst the roof is further enhanced by virtue of 3 A frame steel trusses, powder coated to prevent rusting.
The doors, made from twin walled polyethylene resin are further enhanced with steel reinforcements to provide a sturdy entrance whist full length steel hinges ensure a quality open and closure. The doors sturdy support is finally achieved once the roof is assembled.
Like all plastic sheds, the wall panels seem a bit standard at first inspection however once the whole construction is tied together and secured with screws, a sturdy shed delivering stability is accomplished.
I’ve just read a review from one guy who erected this shed 10 years ago and it’s presented no leaks and no problems. He’d never even given it a wash down either but as he says a quick hose down will bring it back looking new again. C’mon, give it a wash!
Lifetime’s Resin Walls
The main priority for our resin shed facade decision was to have a double skinned structure, something robust to stand up to the weather elements yet weatherproof to fully protect storage.
Lifetime outdoor storage solutions are designed with a facade constructed from polyethylene resin, manufactured into a dual walled structure. The outerwall is flush, molded to represent a wood-grain texture running whilst tinted into the clean appearance of a desert-sand shade however internally a ribbed structure provides the sturdy support.
It’s admirable from a distance, up close the facade looks stunning; the durability of resin provides the waterproof credentials critical for storage preservation whilst benefitting from an easy-to-clean surface.
Another huge advantage with regards to Lifetime’s polyethylene resin, it’s UV stabilised to prevent cracking and fading in the sun. Wonderful reviews express these advantages.
Features of the Lifetime Roof
Although I prefer a true apex design roof, architecturally this roof is designed slightly different due to the extra roof peak over the entrance to the doors. Having read reviews regarding these sheds stood for 10 years+ without any problems with leaks or decay, this certainly provides the weatherproof credentials we’re all wishing to know the answers to.
Lifetime roofs have an excellent angled peak running up the apex allowing rainwater to run off with immediate effect.
The roofs are manufactured from polyethylene resin, molded into a double walled structure providing robustness to the ever changing weather.
The resin sheets are molded into an attractive slate effect, topping this wonderful house appearance off with stylish effect. Quite adorable with an abundance of admirers.
I do like the way the roof extends beyond the shed walls creating eaves. This results in the non admittance of rainwater entering in where the roof adjoins the walls plus with the steep apex design allows no water to puddle and stagnate.
The roof structure is beefed up by 3 A frame steel trusses running across the apex internally joined to the steel supports providing a stability finish. Once the roof is assembled to the walls a sturdy unit suffices as this is what ties the entire shed, including lining the doors together. A well supported design structure.
A True Built-In Floor
One huge bonus regarding quality plastic sheds with a built-in floor to what we’ve encountered is how clean storage is kept, one of the reasons we opted for resin as opposed to metal. very few metal sheds have a built-in floor. Not wishing for debris flying in and rainwater puddling the shed floor we find this quality resin design eliminates these potential problems.
It must be noted however, when they say the floor is hard wearing, this is wholly dependant on whether you prepare solid foundations for the shed to sit on. Obeying by this rule increases the longevity of the hard wearing surface for many years into the future.
The floor is manufactured from a toughened resin mix, designed into a thick bedded sheet structure and molded into a slip resistant surface whilst additional elements within the resin mixture provide protection against oil, solvent stains and spillages, only requiring a wipe up when anything’s spilt.
Storing heavy outdoor storage becomes a non issue on this strengthened bed making it capable to survive the pressures of driving in on a sit-on-mower or mobility scooter, it’s purposely designed to cope if you have prepared solid level ground for the shed to sit on.
The floor contains anchor points embedded within for anchoring the shed down into the foundations, protecting the shed against adverse weather. It’s always advisable to conform to this anchoring method. You will need to purchase the correct screws dependant on your base material, whether it’s wood or concrete.
Inside this Lifetime 10 x 8 ft Shed
We chose a shed that didn’t have a dark interior, allows plenty of daylight to flood in, a decent height to prevent any kind of claustrophobic or bent over feeling moving around inside whilst allowing the storage of long implements. This shed certainly delivers to all these specifications.
Walk inside, you are presented with plenty of height allowing the storage of long handled garden tools and extendable ladders etc.
Up in the apex roof 2 large skylights and 4 small skylights, impact resistant yet allow daylight to flood the facility. Couple this with one widow at the rear of the shed and the two windows either side of the double doors, there’s an abundance of daylight delivered.
The windows are a polycarbonate manufacture, the one in the rear of the shed can be fit on either side of 8 ft sides, the choice is yours. This window opens half way.
Air vents have become the huge benefit where plastic sheds are concerned. On this 10 x 8 Lifetime model they are situated either side allowing fresh air to circulate around internally. This does keep storage in perfect condition, the fresh created ambience replaces the sweaty atmosphere resin sheds had yesteryear.
Included with this shed are two 90 inch shelves, two corner shelves, great for light items whilst a pegboard strip including hooks allows hanging long handled gardening tools.
Another solution is to take storage options up a gear by installing free standing shelves or those large plastic stacker boxes, popular options for many plastic shed purchasers making use of the generous height.
Robust & Sturdy Double Doors
Looking for easy access, me too. This Lifetime model delivers wonderful access presented by the high arched double doors. It makes carting storage items in and out an effortless duty for us, whether we’re storing gardening equipment or patio seating, you can’t beat the easy option double door access delivers, creating a 2 minute clear-up for any garden.
The double doors both open wide allowing easy access whilst the generous height prevents cracking your nut. The left door can be kept shut by the use of 2 dead bolts inside which is a benefit in windy weather.
The make-up of the doors is polyethylene resin like the walls and roof behold for their waterproof credentials yet reinforced with textured steel resulting in a sturdy structure whilst further enhancing security.
Galvanised steel hinges run the full length of the doors, the pins are secured into the door architraves whilst assembling the roof, an impressive design feature.
Simply press the top of the door handles to move the internal metal latch mechanism enabling opening and closing. When both doors are shut, two metal clasps join together enabling a padlock to be fit for securing the shed. Padlock not included.
Low Maintenance Benefits
I’ve done my fair share of re-staining wooden sheds, re-roofing the felt and replacing rotten wood before our last shed deteriorated away. Wasting sunny days through maintainance jobs was a procedure we wanted shut of. The easy-clean weather-resistant make-up plastic sheds deliver makes all this possible.
Lifetime’s polyethylene resin finish, the roof, facade and floor are manufactured from removes any rusting, rotting and peeling problems. No future time spent with duties such as re-staining, re-varnishing or re-painting and no future re-roofing jobs either welcoming you to modern day living.
Whenever grime appears just hose it down. This is usually sufficient for us however now and again over winter dirt becomes ingrained. We’ve found adding a couple of cups of white vinegar into a bucket of hot soapy water and rubbed with a soft brush does the trick to bring it back to it’s pristine condition. Many other light detergents will accomplish the same results.
Measurements of the Lifetime 8 x 10 ft Shed
Assembly of the Lifetime 8 x 10 ft Shed
We decided to listen and take advice from the manufacturers of plastic sheds who all sing from the same hymn sheet regarding the foundations resin sheds are required to stand on.
Obeying with the solid level base stipulations we prepared ours according to the instructions. Foundations can be wood, concrete or paving as long as it’s level. This presented us with an easy assembly where all the panels aligned efficiently resulting in a perfect stance, the doors lined up correctly whilst increasing the longevity of the floor’s hard wearing surface.
Those who don’t conform to these rules seem to present themselves with problems during assembly.
Another top tip from us and many other assemblers is to place all the parts out in order to the instruction steps. This makes the build go so much smoother. The build requires 2 people using household tools, a step ladder and room around all sides of the shed is essential for fitting the roof.
Some have become confused with the instructions where others have found them a doddle. We suggest reading through them first and watch the video below as this will guide you through the process. Like most things, it’s pretty straightforward if you slowly follow the instructions and implement what’s shown.
The screws just want to be nipped up tight, don’t over tighten and ruin the thread. A power screwdriver set on a low torque setting is a preferred option for many however many refrain from this use to prevent over tightening.
Always secure the shed down into the foundations for protection against wild weather. Anchor points are embedded within the shed floor. You will need to purchase the correct screws dependant on your base material, concrete or wood screws.
Check prices, there’s quite a few companies offering Shed Assembly. You are required to have a level base in situ prior to assembly.
How to build a typical Lifetime Shed
Pros and Cons of the Lifetime 60005, 10 x 8 ft Shed
- A stylish addition to any garden
- Clean desert sand facade provides a modish appearance
- Low maintenance – Only a wash down is required
- No future rust, rot or decay
- Great height shed
- Superb access
- Well ventilated
- Daylight is allowed to flood in
- Straightforward Assembly with 2 people
- Anti slip built-in floor resistant to stains
- Resists cracking and fading in the sun
- Good peaked roof allows for excellent drainage
- Built-in floor maintains a clean internal atmosphere
- Floor is strengthened surviving demanding pressures
- Sturdy, robust construction
- Imperative the shed sits on a solid level base
- Careful not to overtighten the screws
- Anchor the shed down
- Prefer a true apex roof, consider this Lifetime 8 x 10 Shed
What’s the competition?
There’s some mighty fine competition entering onto the market.
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Feedback received through reviews confirm why this shed is such a popular model. The idyllic appearance is destined to complement any surroundings with it’s modish style and clean lines.
Low maintenance that only requires a wash down when the grime appears is the real benefit whilst the robust and weather-resistant make-up protects storage to the max. No wonder it’s so popular.
Thumbs up from me, what about you?
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