Resin Garden Storage Sheds

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Keter’s state-of-the-art resin garden storage sheds upgrade sturdiness through steel infrastructures meanwhile enhance appearances virtue of picturesque facades. Their potent addition of polypropylene ensures weather-resistance resulting in a make-up, conservation-free.

Resin Garden Storage Sheds

Fusion and Oakland Resin Garden Storage Sheds

Fusion’s composite mix exhibits tradition combined with polypropylene’s durability whereas Oakland’s ultra-stylish silvery-weathered display is further enhanced with paintable walls providing the option of keeping the wondrous display the way it is or customising the surface in your colour choice.

We purchased our resin shed way before these new-age models entered the market. The difference it’s made with respect to sidestepping time served re-varnishing & re-roofing not forgetting the yearly replacements of rotting panels has been well worth the small investment after previous decay dilemmas.

3 sheds currently complete Fusion’s range meanwhile Oakland’s composition has expanded across various outside storehouses. Links to in-depth reviews regarding each shed are provided for further information, more imagery and dimensions etc, besides linking to prices.

Firstly we”ll review Fusion’s range, then follow on with Oakland’s. Both designs receive exceptional feedback meanwhile these favourable solutions are gearing up to become additional Best Sellers for the Keter brand following their hugely successful more competitive Factor Range of Sheds.


Fusion Range of Sheds

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 Composite Wood-Resin Facade

Fusion’s Composite Wood-Resin Walls

Fusion’s innovative mix of wood & polypropylene combine together producing wood’s richness backed with the impermeability of weatherproof resin delivering stunning traditional looks along with 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 resistant to dent damage.

Supplementary UV protection enhances strength to the manufacture and stabilises the composite thereby overcoming plastic’s inherent predicament concerning surface splitting and bleaching dilemmas afflicted upon by sunburn assault.

The wall panels constitute tongue & groove edging streamlining assembly. Construction involves slotting the edges into place, aligning plumb and securing onto the steel framework with screws to determine robust stability.

Although Fusions comprise a wood/plastic manufacture, their composite finish 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.

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Fusion 7.5 x 4 ft Shed

7½ x 4 feet Review:

Stalwart Roof Construction

Keter describe Fusions as substantial sheds constituting a stronghold of reinforced roof support able to hold significant snow-loads.

Alike the walls, the roof sheets are manufactured into twin-panel formation yet comprise entirely of polypropylene, they secure with screws onto the roof framework meanwhile their apex infrastructure with regards to the medium and large models is undergirded by a steel truss system, a series of additional steel beams spans their internal apex width.

An elevated roof pitch reciprocates inside with an abundant sweep of headroom expanse meantime the steep angle generates efficiency for rainwater drainage averting the development of puddles. The walls abutment underneath the roof’s generous overlap overcomes internal rainwater dribbles occurring at the top of the walls.

The moulding procedure delivered to the roof’s exterior surface creates the most impressive 3D slate-effect crown, capping Fusions off to stylish effect however their real beauty lies within the weatherproof polypropylene manufacture.

Unlike roofing felt’s rapid structural demise when subject to the elements of damp & heat, resin’s composition remains unaffected. Unsusceptible to rot and decay eliminates time spent on future roof replacements.

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Fusion 7.5 x 7 ft Shed

Fusion’s mid-size review:

Improved Features complementing a Radical Design

Avoiding the occurrence of condensation arising, brought on by sweaty internal atmospheres attributed through humidity, triangular air vents integrated into both the font and rear apex peaks generate a constant throughput of air to circulate inside. 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 within the apex ridge accompanied by the stylish privacy of slimline rectangular windows situated in both the facade and doors.

Why Choose a Fusion Shed?

Double doors spanning the sheds width deliver extensive access; assisted by a sloped entrance threshold aids the lawnmower’s wheeling-in process. Metal hinges and stylish handle operate a quality entrance meanwhile a stainless steel locking system secured via a padlock clasp vastly enhances security measures.

Fusions incorporate integrated floors; interlocking with the facade 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 survive heavy duty storage pressures.

Comparing with standard resin manufactures, the unique advantage regarding a composite wood/plastic mix regards the ability to screw into the walls to incorporate hooks and clamps to hang gardening tools against the walls. Furthermore the installation of shelving also represents 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 heavy storage, this provides the ability to exploit Fusion’s lofty internals. Inside, the elevation’s a tad short of 2.5 metres generating a spacious environment escaping claustrophobic and bent-over feelings.

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Fusion 7.5 x 9 ft Shed

Fusion’s Big Daddy Review:

Streamlined Shed Assembly

Elucidating assembly through clear & concise instructions further to embracing tongue & groove panels constructs Fusions & Oaklands in double quick time.

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 wood, paving, concrete including materials suchlike asphalt to determine the sheds correct stationing. Foundations have to be solid and level.

Level foundations deliver an easy assembly owing to a straightforward plumb panel alignment. A vertical stance ensures the doors functional swing opens & closes precise and ascertains the roof weight applies uniform force across the board thereby averting future leaning pressures.

A solid flat substrate delivers firm groundings to endure the stains of severe storage stresses and to attain unyielding anchorage to combat the gales and assure overall stability. Anchor placements indented within the floor determine the locations for the grounding bolts.

This excellent video demonstrates how straightforward Fusion and Oakland sheds are to assemble:

Fusion Shed Assembly


Oakland Walk-In Sheds

Oakland sheds are born out of groundbreaking innovation conducing a fully customizable resin make-up, the DUOTECH™ Design.

These alluring constructions accompanied by impressive feedback spurred Keter to manufacture a series of various sized low-maintenance storage solutions ranging from small & large patio stores, deck boxes, low profile designs up to these super-spacious Oaklands, all composed with DUOTECH™’s ultra stylish weather-resistant manufacture.

Currently 3 models conclude the Oakland set. They all comprise equivalent frontage dimensions across their 7½ ft widths. The smallest incorporates a 7 ft depth, the medium occupies 9 feet in length whilst topping the range regards the 11 footer.

Oakland Garden Sheds

Revolutionary Shed Composition

Oakland’s silvery weathered appearance delivers a rugged wood-grain texture to the touch, exhibiting rustic style complements any garden’s landscape.

The walls display a vertical panelled presentation wrapping around the facade, adjoining the floor they deliver encasement thereby assist in maintaining a clean interior meanwhile construction stability is assured by screw-securing each panel onto Oakland’s steel infrastructure.

Oakland's DUOTECH™ Paintable Walls

DUOTECH™ Paintable Walls

Oakland’s unique manufacture combines polypropylene with a resin talc formula, accomplishing the first paintable surface for a resin shed. This innovative mix additionally undergoes a UV stabilisation process, toughening the manufacture for protection against the demising effects of sunburn, suchlike discolouration and surface fractures.

The facade is manufactured into tongue & groove edged wall sheets thereby easing assembly whereas rigidity is produced by molding a double walled skin comprising a corrugated internal structure for reinforcements making Oaklands able to suffer the knocks without falling victim to dents.

The durability regarding Duotech™’s recyclable thermoplastics encase Oaklands in a weatherproof skin boasting resistance to decay therefore not susceptible to rotting when subject to damp conditions. This impermeable manufacture is fully inclusive of weather-defence built-in, armouring the make-up to survive the elements.

Besides amalgamating this shield of weather-resistance into the manufacture, Keter have created a surface that’s effortless to maintain appearances. A swift shower down with the garden’s hosepipe cleanses at lightening pace.

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Oakland 7.5 x 7 ft Shed

Oakland’s Smallest Review:

Strengthened Roof Construction

Similar to Fusion’s design, Oaklands likewise have intensified strength with a reinforced top able to accommodate 100 kg/sqm snow-loads.

Constituting a steep incline apex returns way in excess of 2 metres internal highness replacing the notion of a hemmed-in feeling with user-friendly roominess. The loftiness created enables an adult to freely roam around inside without feeling cramped in meanwhile up-above outside the high apex gradient effectuates prompt rainwater drainage thereby vanishing puddles.

Each roof-sheet secures onto the apex metal framework meanwhile undergird support is upheld by virtue of steel trusses spanning the roof rafters. Extending beyond the facade the roof overlap puts an end to rainfall finding access and dribbling in at the walls connection.

A twinned lining of polypropylene comprises the roof manufacture meanwhile a presentation of elegant slate-style tiling is craftily molded onto the exterior side, crowning Oaklands off with classy looks.

Unlike roofing felt’s inability to survive the weather-elements thereby succumbing to frequent replacements, polypropylene’s structure remains unaffected therefore absent from laborious future re-roofing projects, hence the gaining popularity of a resin manufacture.

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Oakland 7.5 x 9 ft Shed

Oakland’s Medium Size Review:

Impressive Finishing Touches

Incorporated within the entire length of apex ridge lays a translucent roof-light. Assisting the attractive Victorian style windows they illumine 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 thereby enabling positioning at the best side to enhance daylight delivery or display, conditional to garden surroundings.

Why Opt for an Oakland Shed?

Twin wide burly doors spanning towards the 7.5 ft width deliver first-class access meanwhile an enhanced stainless steel locking system accompanied by a padlock clasp delivers the lock. A quality handle coincides with metal hinges to function their sweet opening and closure.

Oakland floors are integral virtue of an interlocking mechanism with the walls. The thickset bed comprises a blend of extra toughening within the resin mix providing a floor capable of surviving demanding storage stresses associated with wheeling in weighty gardening equipment and enduring the tensions tractor mowers entail.

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Oakland 7.5 x 11 ft Shed

Oakland’s 11 Footer Review:

Oakland’s New DUOTECH™ Design

Oakland’s DUOTECH™ Range is fully customizable allowing jigsaw cutting and drilling into for hanging items and the installation of shelves. By using Keter’s specially created  D-Clip™ wall anchors they aid installation and deliver DIY convenience.

Acrylic water-based paints associated with decorating kitchen & bathroom walls owing to their toughened wipe-able surface are advised for decorating Duotech™ facades. Colour choice is vast in addition to gloss, semi gloss, light-shade or satin-wood preferences. An extensive variety of acrylic paints are readily available at most hardware stores to enable brightening up any garden setting in your personal style.

A paintable surface is bound to fade over time when subject to changeable weather conditions however a re-coat can soon be administered as Oakland’s preparation only entails a wash-down & dry without any decaying issues to deal with.

Why Choose a DUOTECH™ Design?


Check out alternative DUOTECH™ storage solutions.

Many people leave the wondrous silvery-grey weathered look the way it is, others customise in unique colour shades to complement their garden’s landscape.

Would you leave Oaklands displaying their silvery charm or opt to paint?

Keter Oakland - Leave or Paint?


Resin Garden Storage Sheds


Simon

Hope you’ve received plenty of inspiration.

Feel free to share your favoured innovative resin shed design below.

Bye for now,

Simon.


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14 Comments

  1. Alex

    Wow! There are quite a lot of options out there for sheds. It is a bit overwhelming. All of these look nice, but I cannot decide which one to choose.

    For this reason, I have a question. If you had to choose your favorite shed, which one would it be? As an expert, you know more than me, so I would like to hear your thoughts.

    Thank you in advance and I hope you make it a great day!

    • Simon

      Hi Alex, thanks for reading about Fusion & Oakland’s innovation of resin garden storage sheds.

      There’s only two kinds of garden sheds displayed here, either Fusion or Oakland, both are available in 3 sizes.

      The choice is either the traditional richness of Fusion’s wood grain finish or Oakland’s silvery rustic exhibit which provides the choice of leaving the presentation the way it displays or painting the facade in your preferred colour shade.

      Personally I prefer the image Oakland’s exhibit however many prefer traditional appearances therefore opt for their size of Fusion. Both build qualities are very similar delivering reinforced strength to support snowfall, a makeup specifically designed to provide longevity against weather depreciation and are easy to clean.

      Choosing is really down to personal preferences and to what complements your garden settings.

      Good luck choosing Alex,

      Simon.

  2. Jacquie

    I’d definitely invest in one of these if I had the budget and the space. They look really nice, and the low maintenance is definitely a bonus.

    I wonder how they do in a move? Do they disassemble and reassemble fairly easily? Or is that a no-no if at all possible?

    • Simon

      Hi Jacquie,

      Thanks for reading about these new-age Fusion and Oakland range of resin garden storage sheds.

      Yeah, they are more expensive due to their recent arrival on the market along with their enhanced quality features, whether prices decrease as their popularity increases, only time will tell.

      Keter Factor sheds are a more reasonable yet extremely popular low maintenance storage solution worthy of a full inspection. A global best seller with feedback to match.

      As far as dismantling these sheds are concerned, this is something I have never tried however they are advertised with the ability to dismantle and reassemble. My view is that the quality of the screw fixings degenerate to some extent causing me to query whether they will reassemble as good as their first construction, not too sure.

      Thanks again Jacquie, hope this helps,

      Simon.

       

  3. Sonia

    I found a picture of the 11 Ft by 7.5F Oakland Shed. Where could I purchase this? I live in Iowa. Also, do these fade fast from the sun?

    • Hi Sonia,
      The only place I have found Oakland sheds for sale in America is via eBay.
      Here’s the link to the prices section – Choose USA:

      https://qualityplasticsheds.com/shop-keter-oakland-sheds

      The polypropylene resin mix is UV stabilised to prevent cracking and fading in the sun.
      In the maintenance-free section on Keter’s Duotech page, they describe how maintenance-free Oakland sheds are. Here’s the link:

      http://www.keter.com/duotech

      Hope this helps Sonia. Good luck,
      Simon.

  4. Adam

    Hi, do these two newer ranges come with reinforced doors as compared to earlier models e.g. Factor?

    I have read a few comments and reviews which suggest the doors can be bent allowing them to be pooped open. What are your experiences?

    • Hi Adam,
      Thanks for reading about these Fusion and Oakland range of sheds.

      The doors have a double skinned lining rather than a flimsy single skin however they are not fully solid yet do contain a stainless steel locking system so they are in a higher league when comparing to the Factor sheds but they don’t have the same sturdiness as a solid thick wooden door.

      It’s imperative to note that when constructing a resin style shed, the end result including the sheds stance, door alignment and ease of assembly is all down to the preparation regarding the base its sat on. Foundations must be solid and level, this is key to a successful assembly.

      If you start constructing from solid level foundations it aids assembly because all the panels align plumb and due to the level base the doors line up correctly and with ease. Level footings ensure a vertical stance therefore equal pressures across all sides prevent leaning pressures which could also affect the doors alignment. Solid foundations enable the floor to serve and survive heavy duty demanding pressures.

      I find it sad that few sales websites mention the Solid Level Foundations ruling yet this headlines all instructions, it’s imperative to take note rather than skipping as it aids the doors aligning plumb and working correctly.

      The only disgruntled comment I have heard from a few who have constructed correctly is they wish the doors had a better handle and a better design in the way it fastens to the door.

      Hope this helps your query Adam and thanks again,
      Simon.

  5. Phil

    Hi there,
    These sheds look so amazing and I like the fact that they are also so versatile. We can position them in any location in our backgarden or front garden as well. I also like that fact that we can paint them any colour of our liking as well.Definitely a well thought-out solution for many a familys’ storage problems.
    Cheers…PB

    • Simon

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for calling in and reading.

      Yes there’s some very nice designs regarding resin sheds arriving on the market nowadays, becoming popular due to their low maintenance issues. A wash down when dirty is the only upkeep duties required.

      The Oakland range is the first resin style of shed that has been designed with paintable walls. This range is proving very popular leading to a whole host of different designs regarding all sizes of sheds and horizontal outdoor storage solutions, coming onto the market this year.

      I will be reviewing the various styles as they enter onto the market. Keep calling back in as I update this website regularly.

      Thanks again Phil and good luck with your decision,

      Simon.

  6. Mary

    Thank you so much for your quick response. I too prefer the Oakland model but wanted a second opinion from the shed expert 🙂 Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and helping me (and others) with an important decision.

    • Hi Mary,
      Pleasure helping you.

      Resin Sheds are a particular passion of mine having been through time consuming maintenance jobs with my last wooden shed I thought I’d have a complete change and try the plastic variety.

      I have to say it’s been my best decision for all our outdoor gear and it’s gotten rid of all those yearly upkeep duties.

      Thanks again Mary, all the best,
      Simon.

  7. Mary

    Hi Simon,

    Thank you for detail comparison between the two sheds. I’m struggling to decide which one to buy. If you had to pick one, would you please let me know which one you would pick and the reason?
    I’m trying to decide between Fusion 759 and Oakland 759. Thanks.
    Thanks again.

    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks for calling in and reading.
      Personally I prefer the Oakland range due to the silver-grey appearance and the added strength this range is designed with. I’m definitely more attracted to this model but everyone is different.

      It really depends whether you are wanting a more traditional look with the option for hanging tools as the Fusion range allows or the Oakland range has the advantages of being more supported with added strength to the roof plus the option of being able to paint the Facade if you wish to add a splash of colour to your surroundings.

      It really is a personal choice but I just prefer the Oakland style.

      Hope this helps and good luck with your decision,
      Simon.

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