In this post, we'll take a look at some standard, unusual and more unorthodox ways of getting the most out of your garden shed this summer.
At any time of the year but more so through the bad weather of autumn and winter. Nathan James Dodd reviews your options if you need somewhere safe to store cycles and expensive garden equipment.
As the cost of these items increases, so does the threat of theft. Fortunately there are specialist storage facilities designed to be extremely secure.
TriMetals have been manufacturing quality garden storage solutions for over thirty years and their products' unique design emphasize strength and rigidity. They are made from precision made PVC coated galvanised steel and come with a 15 year guarantee.
They offer four storage solutions including a specialist Bicycle Store that has ample width and height for all types of mountain and racing bikes. Depending on their design, there's usually enough room for three adult bikes.
In addition to bicycles, TriMetals stores can be used for lawn mowers, barbecues etc., and feature a spring assisted opening action that allows easy access and two padlock points for extra security. Larger 'Titan' garages are designed to accommodate motorcycles.
Asgard is another of UK supplier of metal storage sheds and lockers. Again made from painted galvanized steel, their range features 3 point, pick resistant locks, designed to be attack resistant and exceptionally secure.
If you have limited space, Asgard have a twin and vertical bike locker, in addition to a double ended locker suitable to be located at the side of a house. The latter has two independent doors and internal locking points that ensure the two bikes can be secured independently of each other inside the same unit.
Asgard also have two Motorbike Secure Garages, that can of course also be used for quad bikes and sit on lawn mowers. These have a five point locking system and are ventilated to allow exhaust fumes to escape.
Alternatively, the larger models in the Biohort StoreMax range of utility storage boxes, with coated aluminium roll up shutters are big enough for a scooter or bicycle, and Forest manufacture wooden bike stores to a slim design that allow the owner easy access.
Whether the reason is security or protection from the elements, it makes sense to keep your large and expensive purchases under lock and key, and these specially designed lockers and sheds are just what you need.
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