Which bike shed?

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  1. Kevin1

    Kevin1 Elite Member

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    My lad needs a shed for his new honda 500R
    We are currently looking at a 7' x 7'6" Keter. It's a tad on the tight side lengthways, as he will need to turn his front wheel for it to fit.
    Any suggestions folks?
     
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    Go for the 8'x11' keter shed you'll have loads of room and not much more in price! You can usually get them off the Costco website for a good price and free delivery
     
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    Just make sure you put a ground anchor in concrete to make sure your bike is secure.

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  6. Naz

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    TBH there all rubbish, plastic and metal, for the cost of these your better off adding a little extra cash in and purchasing a concrete sectional garage average sized one are around 1k or buy one off eBay which has been dismantled for a couple of hundred or less. Other option is building yourself a garage out of block again cost would be around 1k maybe a bit over but not much. Just need a couple of you to do it. Would be a lot more secure and would make a better workshop area.
     
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    Something else you might wish to consider... Insurance companies are very wary of anything other than a solid construction build...
     
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    Unfortunately space is an issue. He doesn't have enough room for a full size garage and access is restricted too.
     
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    You still can make one from blocks to suit the size you need or the concrete sectional panels. my friend was looking at the same kinda plastic and metal ones but definitely not that sturdy or secure IMO. we got a concrete dismantled garage and built to the size we needed was straight forward and a lot stronger. I suppose what it also comes down to if you have the time and ability to take on such a job. If you can make one out of block, will look nice and be stronger
     
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    @ Naz, your comments about them all being rubbish is errr actually not accurate.

    My advice came from actual experience of owning and using one, not an opinion. Mine is very secure, very solid and far more difficult to break into than a conventional garage. There is no plastic, it has two locks a hasp, internal hinges and built in ground anchor.

    Of course nothing is thief proof, but they are not easy to break into without making a lot of noise.

    One of the bonuses is that you can dismantle it and take it with you when you move, which I have done on three occasions.
     
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    Yep ok your right not all are rubbish depending on what you want to use them for, my comments are also based on use of them and others who have had them. We all have our opinions on what's good and not, mine are that there just not as structurally as good as a standard brick / block and mortar garage as well as the insurance issue which some companies have with them. The other issue I have with them which I mentioned was the cost. If a metal / plastic shed works for you then that's great but not something I would recommend.

    It all comes down to what you want, what your willing to pay, how it needs to look, if you have to build it, time and money
     
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    @ Naz I have no problems with different opinions, I just felt saying they were all rubbish was not accurate (opinions aside) mine is harder to break into than a conventional brick/block garage. As a Firefighter I spent many a joyful time breaking into all types of structures, from my experience, many garages are ever so easy to break into. I can't speak of other manufacturers bike sheds but the Securit one is pretty secure with very strong floor` walls, roof and doors.

    My biggest issue with bike sheds is that they do not give you the space around you like a garage does. I have lost count of how many times I have smashed my head on the low roof !
     
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    I Had my shed built by a local shed company out of 18mm tongue and groove, think it was red wood. They vented the roof and upgraded me to rubber instead of felt with a 50 year warranty! I knew the owner so got a good discount but it would be worth every penny of what out should have cost. Yale locks and mortice lock on the doors along with extending the monitored house alarm and cctv up there. Had a concrete floor layed though so I could ground anchor it and didn't fancy the chances of the floor going rotten from underneath. Dare say for a bike storage shed youd be as cheap have one built as buy some tin can type branded one. I had a summer house built in front of my shed so they got 2 sets of doors you get through before getting anywhere near my bike and chains.
     
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    Budget is restricted to around £700. But that has to include base. I'm looking at YouTube to build the base myself using traditional method. I.e. Concrete.
     
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    As said . Get a keter ! Great sheds !!
     
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    I have done quite a few bases with 50 mm sand mixed with dry cement with paving slabs tapped down on top. Never had a problem and cheaper than concrete.
     
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    Thanks exfire. I think that will be a cheaper option for me too. Thanks for all the contributions guys. Much appreciated
     
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    Sorry, missed this one. No I don't hear a peep out of this in winds but it has fences on two sides. The only time it's noisy is when opening or closing the doors which is great for my neighbours when I leave for work at 6:30am.
     

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