Keter’s state-of-the-art resin garden storage sheds upgrade sturdiness courtesy of double lined fascia panels secured to a steel infrastructure meanwhile enhance appearances by virtue of picturesque facades.
Their potent addition of polypropylene assures weather-resistance, resulting in a make-up – conservation-free.
To the left; Fusion’s composite, mixes the richness of wood with the durability of polypropylene whereas to the right, Oakland’s silvery-weathered display combines resin talc with polypropylene producing a customizable composition, providing the option of keeping the rustic display as is or painting in your colour choice.
We purchased our resin shed way before these groundbreaking deigns entered the market. The difference it’s made with respect to sidestepping time served re-varnishing, servicing rotten panels and replacing disintegrated roofing felt has been well worth the exchange.
3 sheds currently complete Fusion’s range meanwhile Oakland’s Duotech™ composition has expanded across various outside storehouse solutions.
Firstly we”ll review the Fusion range, then follow on with Oakland’s. Apart from their manufacture, both designs embrace similar constructions & receive exceptional feedback.
Fusion Range of Sheds
Tradition Combines with Polypropylene
Comprising 3 shed sizes, Fusion’s contain identical 7½ ft widths across their double door frontage, merely their depths vary. Starting from the most sublime patio shed accompanying a 4 ft depth, the medium extends a length of 7 feet whilst the largest commands a 9 ft expansion.
Fusion’s innovative mix of wood & polypropylene combine together producing the deep tones of wood, backed with the imperishability of weatherproof resin delivering traditional looks that provide immunity from decay.
The composite is molded into two separate sheets joined together by a ribbed reinforced centre for increased rigidity producing double sided facade panels, described to withstand dents.
Supplementary UV protection stabilises the manufacture to overcome plastic’s inherent predicament concerning heat fractures and bleaching when afflicted upon by sunburn assault.
The wall panels constitute tongue & groove edging which streamlines assembly. Construction involves slotting the edges into place, aligning plumb and securing onto the steel framework with screws to determine stability.
Fusions wood-resin composite also produces a surface effortless to clean, virtue of squirting household detergent into warm water and scrubbing with a soft brush albeit many just hose them down when the grime appears.
Robust Roof Construction
Keter describe Fusions as substantial sheds, constituting a stronghold of reinforced roof support able to sustain 100 kg/sqm snow-loads.
Similar to the walls, the roof sheets are manufactured into twin-panel formation, comprise entirely of polypropylene and secure with screws onto the roof framework. The apex infrastructure for the two larger Fusions is undergirded by steel trusses, a series of steel beams spanning across their internal width.
A steep roof pitch prevents puddles & effectuates instant rainfall drainage besides reciprocating an elevated sweep of headroom expanse inside meanwhile the walls abutment underneath the roof-overlap overcomes internal leaks-in at the top of the walls.
The roof’s moulding procedure creates an impressive 3D slate impression, capping Fusions off to stylish effect however the real advantage lies within their rot-resistant polypropylene manufacture.
Unlike roofing felt’s rapid structural demise when subject to the elements of damp & heat, resin’s composition remains unaffected. Unsusceptible to decay eliminates time spent on future roof replacements.
Improved Features complementing a Radical Design
Avoiding the occurrence of condensation arising, brought on by humidity, triangular air vents incorporated into both font and rear apex peaks generate a constant throughput of air circulation. The creation of a fresh ambience dramatically improves the internal environment, enhancing storage preservation qualities.
Daylight basks the interior through the translucent skylight embedded full length across the the roof-ridge, supplemented by the stylish privacy of slimline rectangular windows situated in both the fascia and doors.
Double doors spanning the sheds width deliver extensive access whereupon a sloped entry threshold aids wheeling the lawnmower inside. Metal hinges and stylish handle operate a quality entrance meanwhile a stainless steel locking system secured by a padlock clasp enhances security measures.
Video – Why Choose a Fusion Shed?
Fusions integrate their base by interlocking the fascia panels into the floor’s perimeter which helps maintain a clean internal environment by blockading wafts of debris blowing through and rainwater puddles arising on the inside. The polypropylene manufacture creates a thickset grip-able bed, purposely toughened to sustain hefty storage pressures.
Comparing with standard resin manufactures, the unique advantage regarding a composite wood/resin mix regards the ability to screw into the fascia to secure hooks for hanging gardening tools against the walls. Furthermore the installation of shelving also presents a useful addition, albeit for lighter items.
The majority including ourselves install the popular free-standing shelves as a result of their strength in accommodating hefty storage high-up, these will exploit Fusion’s lofty internals too. Inside, the elevation’s a tad short of 2½ metres generating a spacious environment that escapes claustrophobic and bent-over feelings.
Streamlined Shed Assembly
Constructing both Fusions & Oaklands is efficient; aided by clear & concise assembly instructions that quickly build the tongue & groove fascia panels.
Adhering to the resin sheds foundation stipulations is essential to accomplish a quality build. The pivotal part relates to laying a perfectly level substrate of either decking, paving or concrete, including tarmac & asphalt to determine the sheds correct stationing. Solid & level foundations are a prerequisite to their build.
Level foundations deliver an efficient assembly as they provide straightforward plumb panel alignment. A vertical stance ensures the doors functional swing opens & closes precise meantime ascertains the roof weight applies uniform pressure across all sides to overcome leaning stresses.
A solid flat substrate delivers firm groundings for the floor to endure the strains of tractor stresses besides attaining unyielding anchorage. Anchor placements indented within the floor determine the locations for securing grounding bolts.
This detailed assembly video demonstrates how straightforward Fusion and Oakland sheds construct:
Fusion Shed Assembly
Oakland Walk-In Sheds
Oakland sheds are born out of cutting-edge innovation, conducing a fully customizable resin make-up termed DUOTECH™.
Following impressive feedback, a series of various sized stores constituting the Duotech manufacture have recently been introduced, ranging from small to large patio stores, deck boxes, low profile designs up to these spacious Oaklands, including a My-Shed summerhouse.
Currently 3 models conclude the Oakland set. They all comprise an apex roof structure and equivalent frontage dimensions across their 7½ ft widths. The smallest incorporates a 7 ft depth, the medium extends 9 feet whilst topping the range off regards the 11 footer.
Innovative DUOTECH™ Design
Revolutionary Shed Composition
Oakland’s silvery appearance exhibits rustic style besides feeling weathered to the touch, courtesy of Duotech’s brushwood texture.
The walls display a vertical panelled presentation, engaging with the floor & roof they deliver encasement for the purpose of maintaining a clean interior meanwhile construction stability is assured by securing each panel onto Oakland’s steel infrastructure.
Duotech’s unique manufacture combines polypropylene with silver pigments & a resin talc formula, accomplishing a paintable surface. This innovative mix additionally undergoes UV stabilising to armour the manufacture against the harmful effects of sunburn, such as bleaching & fractures.
Each fascia sheet is formed with tongue & groove edging to ease assembly meanwhile rigidity is produced by molding two sheets & connecting them together by a corrugated internal structure, enabling the composition to suffer knocks without falling victim to dents.
The durability produced by Duotech™ is ever-enduring. Constituting recyclable thermoplastics encase Oaklands with weather-resistance, therefore it’s not susceptible to rotting when subject to damp conditions.
Besides producing this weatherproof shield, Oakland’s provide a casual cleaning procedure. A swift shower down with the garden-hose or a soft brush & scrub rapidly cleanses to uphold appearances.
Strengthened Apex Roof Construction
Similar to Fusion’s design, Oaklands have intensified the roof strength with a reinforced top, able to accommodate significant snow-loads.
The steep inclining apex returns in-excess of 2 metres height inside, replacing any notion of feeling hemmed-in, enabling an adult to freely roam around without bending over nor receiving a crack to the nut meanwhile outside, the steepness of the gradient effectuates prompt rainfall drainage, vanishing puddles before they evolve.
Each roof-sheet secures onto the apex framework whereby additional support is undergirded by steel trusses spanning the roof rafters. Extending beyond the wall’s fascia, the roof overlap puts an end to rainfall seeping-in at their connection.
A twinned lining of impermeable polypropylene constitutes the roof manufacture further to craftily molding a guise of elegant slate-tiling onto the exterior side, crowning Oaklands off with classy looks.
Unlike roofing felt’s inability to survive the weather-elements & require replacing; polypropylene’s imperishable composition continues on unaffected therefore escapes re-roofing projects, hence the gaining popularity of a resin manufacture.
Impressive Finishing Touches
Incorporating the entire length of apex ridge lies a translucent roof-light to accompany the attractive Victorian style windows in generating daylight to the interior, however, unlike Fusion sheds above, Oaklands to not integrate ventilation panels above the doors. Most sales sites wrongly advertise their presence.
The option of installing Oakland’s windows to either side is at the assemblers discretion therefore enables incorporating them into the best side that enhances daylight delivery, conditional to garden surroundings.
Video – Why Opt for an Oakland Shed?
Twin burly doors spanning towards the 7.5 ft width render broad access meanwhile an enhanced stainless steel locking system accompanied by a padlock clasp effectuates security. A quality handle operates the door mechanism whilst metal hinges function firm & precise door swings.
Oakland floors are integral, virtue of interlocking with the walls. A blend of supplementary toughening develops the resin into a thickset bed for the purpose of sustaining burdensome storage stresses, like the enduring tensions tractor mowers entail.
Oakland’s New DUOTECH™ Design
DUOTECH™’s homepage describes their material’s customizable features including jigsawing sections out to incorporate additional windows and drilling into the fascia to install shelving & secure hooks for hanging, courtesy of using specially designed D-Clip™ wall anchors that attain a firm fix, delivering DIY convenience.
Acrylic water-based paints associated with decorating kitchen & bathroom walls owing to their toughened wipe-able surface are advised for decorating Duotech™ fascia panels.
Colour choice is rainbow-vast in addition to gloss, semi gloss, light-shade or satin-wood finishes.
An extensive range of acrylic paints are available at most hardware stores nowadays – our local store mixes the paint while you wait. You’re able to brighten-up the garden’s landscape in your unique colour scheme.
A paintable surface is bound to fade over time stood outside however a re-coat can soon be administered as Oakland’s preparation only entails a wash-down & dry without any decay issues to deal with.
Many leave Oakland’s silvery rustic presentation the way it displays, others brighten-up the home-yard with artistic colour creations.
Would you leave Oaklands displaying their silvery charm or opt to paint?
Recent Duotech Creations
Create your unique personal summerhouse escape
Includes ventilation grids while a steel roof-bar robustly supports the roof
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