Keter Manor Shed

keter manor shed in beige

The Keter Manor shed is available in beige or a harder to obtain anthracite grey. The contrasting colour of the frame and roof makes for an attractive finish.

Wide double doors are always appreciated on storage sheds and the inclusion of a clasp on the door means this shed can also be secured.

Virtually zero maintenance, will not rust, rot or decay, great for people that don’t enjoy the annual chore of “painting the shed”.

Summary Information – Keter Manor Shed 6′ x 5′
Roof type Apex
Roof material Duotech
Walls Duotech
Floor Heavy duty floor
Windows 1 fixed
Window panes Single glazed, 2.5mm styrene
Door Double door. Clasp for padlock (padlock not included)
Width x depth (including overhang) 1.85m x 1.52m  /  6’0″ x 5’0″
Footprint dimensions 1.75m x 1.45m  /  5’9″ x 4’9″
Max height 2.26m  /  7’5″
Sizes available 4′ x 3′, 6′ x 4′, 4′ x 6′, 6′ x 5′
Treatment UV resistant
Guarantee 10 year manufactuers warranty
Price Click here for current price

A more detailed review can be found below…

Available Sizes

The Keter Manor shed is available in four different sizes, denoted by their size in feet:

  • 4 x 3 – great for small spaces, no windows
  • 6 x 4 – pent roof, good for back walls, door offset to one side
  • 4 x 6 – apex roof longer design
  • 6 x 5 – double door and larger footprint – link
keter manor shed different sizes

Most Practial Size

Which size to buy is obviously dependent on your garden size and requirements for your shed. This review focuses on the 6′ x 5′ apex shed which seems to be the most popular version. The double doors allow for easy storage of lawn mowers and bulky garden implements.

The other sizes cater for a range of storage needs with the smallest incarnation the 4 x 3 being a really popular option for storing the bare essentials required to keep your garden looking good.

Your shed will become a magnet for garden items so if in doubt buy a larger version

No More Rotting Sheds

The Keter Manor shed is made of durable plastic “Duotech”, one of the key selling points for plastic sheds is that they don’t rot. This is pertinent if you live in a western area of the UK, since more rainfall tends to fall in these parts. Plastic sheds are a boon for those of us who prefer to skip the yearly ritual of painting of your wooden shed.

The special formulation used by Keter is resistant to UV light so won’t become brittle under harsh sunlight. If you’re reading this in Cornwall, enjoying the most sunshine hours of the UK you can rest assured that it will withstand the sunshine for a few decades.

Modular Design and Ease of Assembly

The modular nature of Keter sheds means that assembling the Keter is a matter of slotting together the main parts and then screwing into place. The roof is even more straightforward.

This modular approch makes it a more straightforward option for people who don’t want to invest a lot of time building their shed or alternatively paying a handyman to do so.

Keter Manor – Wall Sections

keter manor 6 x 5 wall parts

There are nine principal wall sections which need to be put together, with corner elements which hold things in place with the assistance of a plethora of screws (236 to be precise).

keter manor shed wall assembly

Whilst the constituent parts feel somewhat lightweight, the Keter shed definitely amounts to more than the sum of its parts. In its finished state it feels reassuringly solid and more rigid than you might imagine when inspecting your newly delivered flat pack shed.

If you own a Drill and an Electric Screwdriver you will save yourself hours on assembly time.

Floor Assembly and Instruction

Below is another excerpt from the instruction booklet which comes with your Keter Manor shed. As you can see the quality and clarity of the instructions is pretty good. It’s of a similar standard as IKEA instructions, although the assembly is definitely a step up in complexity from the IKEA level (or Lego for adults as I like to call it).

keter manor shed assembly instructions

The instruction booklet comes in at 44 pages, although the last 5 pages are the safety instructions in every language; I almost expected a Klingon translation there were so many.

Customer Service Number

The very last page of the instruction booklet has a list of customer service numbers (UK: 0121 5060008) which you can call if you have missing or broken parts i.e. if you got too enthusiastic with a hammer, you can blame the factory and order a replacement part. Page 1 also has the customer service details.

Security Considerations

As with most sheds, the construction is sturdy enough to prevent easy access and the addition of a padlock will prevent opportunistic theft, which is the most common form.

keter manor lock

However, also like most sheds this will not withstand a determined professional thief. A pro will be prepared and determed, so as with many sheds it would just be a case of unscrewing the four screws securing the left hand side of the clasp.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does it take to build the 6 x 5 Keter Manor shed?

If you’re someone with average DIY skills, you’ll probably need two days to put the shed together. It’s flat packed and has clear instructions, but it’s pretty fiddly and a lot of screws are required to affix the different sections to one another.

Q. How much does the keter manor weigh?

The 6 x 5 version weighs in at 55 kilograms

Q. Can you put a plastic shed on paving slab?

The Keter Manor and other plastic sheds can be put on paving slabs, but stability and drainage capabilities are strongly advised i.e. probase or sleepers interspersed with gravel, to prevent the shed sitting on wet ground which would lead to unnecessary moisture in the air inside the shed.

Review Summary

Aesthetically the Manor shed is a different beast to your average wooden shed and is designed to appeal to people who might never have imagined owning a shed. A sleek design, low maintenance overheads and an easily cleaned exterior mean this shed will enhance any garden.

This is a compact storage shed which is easy to assemble and doesn’t need looking after. If you need to quickly tidy up your garden and store eseentials away from the elements this is a sound choice. Click here to visit the retailer.