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Rowlinson 24x12 Murryhill Metal Garage
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Rowlinson 24x12 Murryhill Metal Garage

£2,018
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Product information

This Murryhill 24x12 Modular garage is ideal for storing and protecting all your garden essentials, and can also can be converted in to a workshop. Assembly required.

  • Modular construction
  • Fittings & fixings included
  • We recommend that Garages are sited on pre-laid, level, solid and dry ground, with a foundation of concrete.

Features and benefits

  • Side access sliding door allows for multiple entry and exit points
  • This Garage is supplied with comprehensive fitting instructions and fixings provided. 2 people are required to build this garage
  • We recommend that Garages are sited on pre-laid, level, solid and dry ground, with a foundation of concrete.

Specifications

Height (m)2.62m
Width (m)3.71m
Base includedBase not included
Manufacturer guarantee15 years
Assembly requiredAssembly required
Roof typeApex
ColourAlmond & coffee
MaterialSteel
Product code5013856015277

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2.33 / 5(3 reviews)

Rowlinson Murryhill 12' x 24'

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Smartguy146 - 11 months ago

I cannot really recommend this product. The garage was extremely time consuming to build and parts of the instructions were difficult to follow resulting in a lot of extra time taking brackets / sections off and refitting. As an example it says the sliding door on the side can only slide towards the rear corner which isn't true as it can slide in either direction. Mine wasn't drilled out correctly for the door jambs and it took me four hours just to decide where the rear door should go fitting it one way and then the other, discarding the instructions and re-drilling for the door jambs which then worked perfectly. This was just one of many queries throughout the build. The two main roof trusses took 4 hours to build up. I built this on my own and I reckon you need about 60 hours at least to build. I did make some modifications to make the building more safe for me and more secure. The tape supplied to seal the roof at the ridge is a waste of time and I sealed mine with flash band. The roof trusses are supported by columns half the thickness of the trusses which having worked in fabrication and engineering I would have thought the supporting columns should be at least the same thickness as what they are supporting. I strengthened mine with 40mm x 40mm x 2.5mm Unistrut as I didn't trust what was given in the package. I also put one of these steel columns in each corner to give it strength and that also helped me build it. The side rails twist very easily and look bent when erected and my base is only 1mm out on the full 24' length. Basically the steel is just too thin in all areas apart from the roof trusses and garage door. The sheets are extremely thin and are easily dented if knocked.

The colour looks different to that in the picture and it doesn't look very nice and looks like a container sat in my garden. It would be better in green or grey. I didn't know the roof would be in the same colour as the walls and that too would look better in grey. In the spring the garage will be cladded with timber as it just doesn't look the part. Note that this garage does not come with any touch up paint and although I was given a RAL number when I made enquires the colour did not match the RAL number given.

The building has little strength until it is fully built as it relies on the 0.4mm steel sheets to support it and hold it altogether. I had mine supported with the columns I had added and some timber fastened to the adjacent fence whilst I was building it. You would not be able to stand on the roof unless it was supported underneath which is what I did to get a proper seal at the ridge. Even then with boards on the roof the steel is so thin it put a crease in where it sits on the roof purlins. The ridge capping is not big enough to stop driving rain going underneath it. Mine is fine because I used a proper seal at the ridge. The garage is impossible to seal at the base level and despite numerous attempts at sealing with decent silicone it still leaks. In the end I have had some flashings made to go under the bottom of the side sheets between the sheets and the bottom rails to deflect the rain water away from the bottom edge. With hindsight the garage base does not want to be any bigger than the garage. My base is only 1" wider than the garage but its enough for standing water to seep in and make the edge of the concrete wet which is no good as I want to screed the floor.

The sliding door is quite flimsy and doesn't even have a proper rolling system which are not expensive. It relies on two pieces of nylon running in a track with two guides in the bottom runner. It does not slide easily.

Note that the eaves height is only 1870mm or 6'3"". The internal trusses are at the same height and I found myself ducking every time I went in the garage even though I am only 6". I modified the trusses and made them higher. I could do this as I had reinforced the posts which support them but it was not an easy task to do when built as I had to support the weight of the roof on the inside with 4" x 4" timber so I could take the trusses out and raise them up.

The best thing about the garage is the up and garage door as the thickness of the steel is what the rest of the garage should be made of. The instructions issued though covered about four different types of door focusing more on the other types but I managed to find some better instructions online. Still not easy though as not written properly for someone who had never fitted a garage door. There isn't any support for the door track where it fastens to the roof beams so there is quite a lot of flex on the tracks. Not a good design and the roof joists need strengthening so they can't move sideways. There isn't any rubber between the door sections which collects water when it rains so when you open the door you get wet if you are stood underneath and the water then drips onto your garage floor.

The condensation on the inside of the roof is terrible and looks like it has been sprayed with a hosepipe. I have a plan for this but anyone wishing to buy and build one of these would best run a layer of breather paper over the roof joists so any drips go outside of the building. Unfortunately though due to the design you will then struggle to bolt the roof sections together in the middle.

Some of my roof panels were damaged when I unpacked them and it took me a good two hours or so to straighten them out. The panels need packing better as the boxes are extremely heavy so mine were possibly dropped The garage door panels though were packed extremely well. I was also two roof beams short but after sending an email to the manufacturer I received some in the post a couple of days later so I cannot fault their service. The panels had started to go rusty where they had been damaged and managed to get my local car body shop to mix me up a touch up aerosol.

I was quite excited about building this garage but did wonder at times if I had made the right purchase and would ever complete it and on a number of occasions I did consider whether or not to cut my losses and take down what I had done and replace it with something else. I would not buy this product again.

Reading other reviews for metal garages I would appear not to be on my own with certain issues but my main issue with this particular model is the lack of proper instructions leading to hours of pondering and wasted time, thickness of the steel panels and sections, lack of substantial steel corner and mid columns and the colour. My modifications have added a cost to the building but what I have now is something that is an extremely solid structure. When it is finally cladded with Log Lap it will look like a log cabin at half the cost but my, an absolute pain to build. Just need to sort the river flowing on the roof which is common in all metal structures. My garage base has a dpm but my guess is as it is not 2" above ground level it isn't doing it any good.

The price I paid for the building was extremely good for what you get and is the only reason I have given it two stars instead of one but I would rather have paid more for something more robust and durable and one that I wouldn't have to modify to make it suitable for me.

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bella17 - 2 years ago

bought this and everything in is ruined with the condensation dripping off it

Nice strong garage, but not for faint hearted!

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weeboab - 3 years ago

After some research, and looking at other products, I decided on this 12 x 24 garage. The instructions are reasonably ok (just make sure you read through each stage several times!), but you have to be extremely accurate with your measurements, and squaring up of the structure, otherwise you will suffer major problems during the fitting of the wall and roof panels, as everything is pre-drilled for assembly. Do not attempt to build this with any sort of wind, as even the slightest breeze will cause you problems, and I did modify the build slightly, as the instructions tell you to build the sheets for all 4 corners first, which is fine if you have 4 other people to hold them and stop them from being damaged! I built one of the main uprights and roof beams first, then one corner, attaching this to the upright, followed by the other corner, then doing the same with the other 2 corners. This provided a bit of stability to the partial structure. I also changed the bolts holding the roof beams on to M6 bolts with washers and nyloc nuts, as the ones supplied do not allow you to tighten them sufficiently to minimise movement between the roof beams, and the uprights. The separate instructions for the door are not great, as there are so many different permutations of door/fittings, but if you go through it fully before you start, and try and organise which fittings you require for your door model, then hopefully you'll be fine.
Once constructed the garage is very stable, and has a nice finish to it.