The things you should know about the Apex Bike Shed
We’d love to help give peace of mind that you have chosen the right shed, so have a read about all our unique and innovate product features.
Power 10 Year Guarantee
Every Power shed is made to stand the test of time. Any shed purchased on the powersheds.com website or through an approved Power retailer comes with our free 10 year guarantee, against timber rot, decay or insect infestation.
We source only the finest high grade timber available, suitable for a garden shed. The timber is specially and responsibly imported from forests in Scandinavia in line with our sustainability policy. We select slow-grown timber which means the timber is stronger and resistant to warping.
Tongue & Groove Throughout
All Power sheds are made from 12mm thick shiplap tongue and groove timber. Even the floor and roof are 12mm tongue and groove to give extra strength and durability. Shiplap cladding has the additional feature of a small profile at the top of each board. This little channel, allows water to run off the shed quicker than normal tongue and groove. This also helps the shed dry quickly after exposure to rain, helping to protect it from any water damage.
Heavy Duty Framing
The shed framing is 44x28mm and rounded at each corner to give a stunning finish. The panels are screwed together and so when joined it creates double strength 44x56mm thick framing.
A Power shed comes with galvanised hinges, turn buttons and door pull so the shed lasts longer and minimises oxidisation. Galvanising is coating with a protective layer of zinc in order to protect it from rust and other damage.
Internal corner bracing has been added to every wall panel on your apex bike shed to maximise strength and rigidity.
Premium 'Super' Felt
The shed is complete with a high performing waterproof felt with special 'polyester' backing ensuring it lasts longer and doesn't ripple or tear easily. The felt is saturated with a protective coating called bitumen (asphalt), which repels water but still allows the product to breathe.
Our special formula wood preserver has a wax additive allowing you to go a WHOLE YEAR without the need to re-treat your apex shed. However, it is water based and has just the right amount of wax so that if you want to paint the shed a different colour, you can. At Power we dip treat shed panels into a tank of preservative fully submerging the panel into the treatment. All surfaces are thoroughly immersed before being removed and dried.
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We despatch the shed 2-5 working days prior to your agreed delivery date, if you need to amend anything on your order please let us know at least 6 working days in advance so this can be actioned.
Can we view your garden sheds?
Of course! We have many shed trade agents up and down the UK, who can be found on our store finder page
We advise you call ahead if there is a trader in a reachable distance from you. Some trade agents will not have every building we offer on display but you will be able to see and feel the quality of the shed and order in store.
Our location is a manufacturing site only, and unfortunately we do not have a show site ourselves.
Do I need to re-treat or re-paint my shed?
Our shed comes with an advance exterior wood preservative. You can install your shed without worrying about the elements and it allows you a year to select a wood preserver and your choice of colour to cover the base preserver. We do recommend you retreat your garden building internally as well as externally annually thereafter. You may re-treat it or change the colour sooner if you wish.
Do you offer bespoke sheds?
Please note that many of our sheds are fully adaptable where you can position the doors and windows on any side as you build it.
If you require a shed with additional or fewer doors or windows etc then this is usually not an issue for us.
If there is anything more complex you would like then please get in touch with your requirements and we can advise through either calling us on 01274 036577 or emailing us at email@example.com.
How can I place an order for a shed?
You can place on order two ways:
Online using our secure order system. Simply view and select the product(s) you want to purchasing adding them to your basket. Then follow the on screen instructions
Offline over the telephone with one of our trained team of experts. Simply call us on 01274 036577 and we will guide you through the process or take your order over the telephone.
Does the shed come with instructions and fixings?
Absolutely – full and comprehensive instructions are included. We also supply all the screws and nails necessary to put together your garden building. If you have any issues installing please do not hesitate to get in touch so we can help you over the phone.
Please see our installation instructions for all of our building range.
How long does it take to install a shed?
Building a garden shed can be quite a daunting task for those who have not done it before. Our garden sheds do come with fixings and assembly instructions to help you put it up. But, even with this, many customers often ask how long it will take them to assemble their shed. If you have not chosen to get someone to install the shed for you then, then the shed is designed so that you can install it yourself without prior knowledge. Don’t forget, this does not include the time that it takes to sort a base. Our sheds come with a floor (many competitor sheds don’t) but it still needs to sit on a firm and level base. But how long does it take to install the shed?
This does depend on your experience and skill level, but as a guide (for someone who has not put a shed up before) you are looking at around 4 hours on average.
4×4 to 8×6 sheds – 2-3 hours
10×6 to 14×6 sheds – 3-4 hours
16×6 sheds and above – 4-5 hours
Can I Replace Components After The Building Has Been Constructed?
Yes, it is possible to replace components after installation of your garden building has taken place. Please see our range of tutorial videos below for guidance on how to go about this. Before commencing any repairs, please contact our helpful Customer Care team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to offer advice on what materials may be needed for your repairs.
Our sheds are completely waterproof, provided they are installed and maintained correctly.
The only additional thing we advise you to do once you’ve assembled your Power shed would be to add some silicone to the windows and this will ensure that water cannot get in. This is advised in the instructions.
Top reasons why our sheds are waterproof:
Our shiplap sheds come in shiplap tongue and groove cladding which acts as a control element to direct water safely down the outside wall of the shed and not into the shed, preventing infiltration into the garden building.
Our overlap sheds come with overlap cladding, this means each board overlaps the previous board in the panel. Due to this, any rain that lands on this cladding will naturally drip down and away from the shed.
Our entire range comes with polyester felt as standard. This prevents water from getting in to the building but still allows the roof timber to breathe.
Toughened glass with PVC sills
Our windows are toughened and our shiplap sheds have PVC sills – this ensures any water running down the windows doesn’t enter the shed as the sills protect the timber.