Keter Scala Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed 6 x 5 ft UK Review 

 August 25, 2018

By  Enda

This is our detailed review of the Keter Scala Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed. As you can see from the image below this is designed as a nice looking, maintenance free shed that will look great in any garden.

This Keter brand also do a couple of other smaller sheds and you can read about those by clicking the links below:

However this review is about their 6 feet by 5 feet model, known as The Keter Scala shed. The price will vary depending on where you buy it from, but expect to pay around £400 for this high quality shed. This model is also available in 8 feet by 6 feet if you need something a bit bigger.

Online buyers have given this shed an average satisfaction buyer rating of 88%

That rating is very high and is based on around 500 online buyer reviews that we managed to find and read. Although made of plastic, it does have a wood effect, with double doors , windows, ventilation grills and a good locking system.

How Buyers Rate This 6 x 5 Garden Shed?

Buyer Satisfaction

As you can see this Keter shed gets a very good rating of 88% overall

  • 67% of all buyers gave this shed a full 5 star review
  • 6% of all buyers gave this a bad review

We visit the many online websites that sell sheds. We collect any information that we can find on buyer ratings. We note all of that data and calculate an average score which we mark out of 100%

  • >90% is an excellent rating
  • 81-90% is a very good rating
  • 71-80% is a good rating
  • 61-70% is a satisfactory rating
  • <60% we don't recommend as there are too many complaints
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What Buyers Say about this Keter Shed?

We know that buyers rate this one highly enough. However, we want to understand more by reading what they had to say. That also takes account of the bad reviews, so as you can decide if those are also a problem for you.

We have listed those below in a pros and cons summary.


  • Practical and looks really well  
  • Can be self assembled and is fully weather proof
  • The shed is quite light and can easily be moved to a different position
  • Doesn't rot or rust at all


  • It takes abround 4 hours to build this shed
  • The floor is quite light and many buyers put in their own plywood floor for extra strength

Specification Details

  • When assembled, the external measurements are (L x W x H) 182 x 256.6 x 243 cm
  • The internal measurements are 162 x 236.5 x 238.5 cm
  • It is a plastic shed which has been reinforced by steel
  • It does come with a pretty strong floor panel but we would put additional plywood on to make it that bit better
  • The shed is weatherproof, won't fade and is easy to clean and maintain
  • It has a double door and that is located on the 6 feet side of the shed
  • The shed does need to be placed on solid flat ground. The ideal is a solid concrete base or a wooden structure as that will make the shed more solid

Short Video Review of the Keter Shed

We found this good review on YouTube, and we think it does an excellent job of explaining how to assemble this shed and gives you a good sense of its appearance.

Our Verdict on the Keter Factor 8 x 6 Shed

Clearly from the buyer reviews, it is clear to see that overall, with an 88% buyer satisfaction rating, buyers clearly like this shed.

This shed is not a cheap option, but is is a solid construction, very well made and built to last for a very long time.

Overall buyers believe this shed to be good value for money, and it is certainly handy for storing some items.

It can hold two adults easily and I do like the fact that it is easy to keep clean.

88% buyer satisfaction based on 500+ online buyer reviews

Tips Before Buying the Keter Factor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed


I would strongly recommend having 2 people doing it, as it makes the entire assembly process a great deal easier. The instructions are easy enough to follow. Just be aware though that if the pieces don't easily click together, then get in touch with the buyer and get it replaced. I have read that some buyers have had a builder in to construct their shed but this really isn't necessary, you will be able to do it yourself.


This shed is light enough to be moved about to different areas but we strongly recommend that you pick a permanent place and keep the shed there. This way you can put down a strong base for it to sit on and if possible, bolt it directly to that base. You can concrete, but that might be a bit over the top. I suggest some paving and that can always be used again if you decide to move the shed.


Although there is a floor in this shed, we would advise you to think about adding your own plywood or other type of wood floor. This will really strengthen and protect the floor and is a much better job than the standar plastic floor that comes with it.


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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