Today we will be assembling the Apex 8×6 Keter Resin Shed. Before you unpack you will need to make sure you have the following tools on hand:Safety goggles, Gloves, Power Drill, Leveler, Screwdriver a Hammer and a Ladder.These items will ensure your assembly is smooth and easy, so be sure to check you have the right equipment before starting.
Last update was in: October 24 2020, 3:58 pm
Before you start building your shed, make sure you have a nice level surface for your shed. It is recommended that you construct a wooden or concrete base to use as a foundation. Clear the area of stones and remove all plants, roots and other obstacles. Then use a rake or shovel to level the surface. You’ll also need an extra person to help build the shed. Two sets of hands will make it much faster, easier and safer. Now, when unpacking and building your shed please be aware of the following:Some parts have steel edges so be careful when handling the components. Always wear work gloves, eye protection and long sleeves when building the shed. Also, if you perform any maintenance in the future, we suggest you do the same. Do not attempt assembly on strong windy days or low temperatures. Before unpacking your kit, it is recommended to use a clean work surface to spread the parts out and for pre-assembly. Your shed parts are all in the 2 packages you have received. So identify the parts and sort them. Carefully open the packaging and start removing all the pieces. Read through all the instructions before you begin and continue to refer to them during the entire assembly process. For easy identification of the parts, code letters are imprinted on them. And please prepare these components in advance at the beginning of each stage.
Okay so lets get started! First of all you will need to put together the floor together, which will provide a level surface and a base for your shed.
Step 1 Line up 2 floor, panels labeled F,G together and click them together.
Step 2 You’ll now need 12 SC1 screws to fix the floor panels together. Use 4 screws along the joins. And you can either use a screwdriver or a powered drill to get the job done. Repeat this process for all the panels. We are now going to build the shell of the shed, by adding the walls. Wall panels are pre-built so you don’t need to construct them. Walls are either labeled SPK or SP. The first has the window cut out so before starting, now is a good time to decide where you want your windows to go. They can either be installed on the back wall of your shed or on either of the sidewalls. Before moving onto Step 4- you can take a moment now to first prepare all the CO Screws by sliding a Washer ring on, easy labeled WA, and provide insulation. Preparing all of them prevent you from loosing then later on and process.
In Step 4 you will need to position a wall panel labeled O on one of the corners of the floor kit. Fix the wall panel to the floor by screwing in the CO screws into the available holes. There are three places to fix the shed to the floor as you can see here.
Now, the next step is to set up the wall panels- you can use either wall panels labeled SP or SPK at this stage. One has the window cut out and the other doesn’t. Wall panels slide easily into the provided groove in wall panel O. You’ll also find grooves in the floor for the wall to click into.
Step 6. Step 6, to join wall panels together you will need Support Beams labeled CS. Slide one along the first wall panel and click into flooring. Sometimes you may need to gently knock the parts into place till they click.
Now repeat process for step 7 to 11 until all your wall panels are securely clicked in place and you have the shell of your shed.
Step 12 Lastly, in Step 12, you will need to attach the side roof beams along the top of the left and right walls. You can either do this step as you go, like you can see in the instructions or wait till you have finished the shell as we have done in this video. You will need parts labeled TD2 and 2 CO screws. Make sure the washer rings are still around the screws before starting. Position TD2 with the lip facing the outside of the shed and click it into place. Use the CO screws to fix it on the inside to panel O. As you can see here. That’s the walls done. Now we are going to assemble the doors. Your shed comes with double doors so there should be parts for both in your Kit.
In Step 13 and 14, we’ll be assembling the doors and it’s pretty simple. First, insert the DP Beams along the bottom and top of the door. Then the pegs labeled HG need to be added to the corners at the top and bottom. Make sure these are completely clicked into place with no gaps. Lastly, click the hinges labeled DX to the outside edge of both doors.
In Step 15, we’re going to hang the doors. When hanging your doors make sure to click them in place starting at a 90 degree angle like so, place the bottom joint in the hole and move to click the middle hinge in place against the wall and finish by standing it up straight. Repeat the process on both doors. That’s the doors done for now. Now we are going to move on to the roof assembly. You may need your ladder for this one, just for your safety.
In Step 16,we start by clicking part A4 and A2 together and finish by snapping on a BC part on top at the peak. Repeat the method for the second beam as well.
In Step 17, we’re now going to fix them to the shed walls carefully. Place the first beam on the front wall of the shed. Be careful of the door pegs and make sure it clicks in securely without forcing it. Then fix it to the inside with two CO screws. Again check you have not lost the washer rings on the screws. Repeat the whole process again for the back roof beam. Now, the bottom center of the front beam, which is directly above the door click in the AP, join where the hole is provided.
In Step 18, we’re going to add the finishing touches to the roof frame. All you need to do is click in place parts labeled D U C to the inner side beams.Then, click in part CA to the back wall roof beam and that’s done. So now, we are going to install the Skylight. Before the roof goes on, you need to add the Skylight panel labeled BM. You will need a stepladder to ensure you do this properly and safely. Place it directly in the center of the gable beams and click it into place. To secure its position, use the screws labelled SC9 to fix it from underneath, like so.
Now, we are going to add the Support Beams in Step 20. Now slide in the 2 support beams either side of the skylight. These are marked MT2.
In Step 21, we are going to add the roof sheets. Unfold the roof sheeting and slide them on to the roof. Then press them firmly into place like so. Be aware there is a top and bottom end of these sheets and you can check the manual to see how to tell.
In Step 22, we are going to fix the sheets to the roof. Now, along the roof sheeting you’ll see 6 cut out sections. Using parts labelled RS pieces in the kit screw these to the roof frame. Screw all 12 RS pieces down. Lastly screw the 4 corners of the roof from the inside of the shed. Remember to Stop and Check your manual regularly so you know you are on the right track.
In Step 23 we are going to add the finishing touches to the roof. As you can see the roof has a slight overhang so to ensure it is securely fixed to the shed use 12 screws along each side to secure it. In Step 24, we are going to screw in the front and back beams to the roof sheeting from underneath. Make sure you do this from the inside, like so. And that’s your roof complete. We’re going to attach the door handles and security features. You’ll need 4 SC12 screws,2 handles labeled GM, and two parts labeled GLL and GLR, these will be both slightly different but look very similar. You’ll also need 4 GSA shoulder washers. Begin attaching door handle GILL to the left door, using 2 screws and 2 GSA shoulder washers on the back. Repeat the same process for the right door, however you’ll be using the GLR part. Next we are going to secure the hasps. On the door to the left you will find a narrow slot in the edge by the handles. Click part DH1 in and secure using two screws. Repeat process by fixing part DH2 on the right hand side door using 2 screws. Next you will need to fix the frame labeled DNS along the side of the left door using8 screws, like so. Now, remember to make sure to use your safety gloves, edges may be sharp. Now click in the DLA door locks. These just click into the available slots at the top and bottom of the left door. Then click in the door stoppers labeled DS. These go in the available holes in the floor panel, at the door entry. They’ll prevent your doors from swinging.
To complete the Shed, you’ll just simply need to screw 2 SC12 screws to the bottom of the left hand wall and the support beam as well as the right hand wall. And that’s it, all that is left to do now is to assemble the accessories, your windows and shelf. Your kit comes with the necessary window parts and at this stage you have already installed the wall panels with the window cut outs. Grab the F-Out labelled Window frame and slide it into place like so. Before doing this make sure it’s facing the right way up and the right way round. Also, make sure it is securely clicked into place by the wall by pressing it gently into the grooves. Next step is to place the window pane gently into the frame. After this, place window frame labelled F-IN on the inside and fix together using 7 screws around the edge. Repeat these process for the second window. Now that your windows are complete we can move onto the Shelf- this too is very easy. Shelves can only be installed in the side walls and as you can see you have two options for your shelf. Today we’ll build option two. First insert the 2 steel slats into the resin shelf parts. There are 2 for each shelf, this will give them stability. The shed wall already provides a support lip around the edge so all you need to do it click parts SN to the middle beam.You can rest your shelf on the lip and secure them with screws. Hope you enjoyed the project and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.