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Add-ons and Options

To complement our standard product range we offer a variety of add-ons and options to increase the functionality of your shed

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I add shelving to my shed?

    In the Classic or the Vertical shed designs shelving can be added as a custom extra. We charge £25-£85 per shelf installed depending on the size. You can specify your shelving needs in an email and we will work out any extra costs accordingly. We include a full width shelf as standard in our Plus Height Classic (2000x400mm).

    Here are the most popular places in a shed to add shelving:

    Classic. One small shelf at the side for bike oil, lights or pumps. W: 130mm x D of shed.

    Vertical. 2-4 full depth shelves on one side. Taking the space of one bike.

    Add on Side Storage. Side storage in a Classic or Vertical is an ideal place for 2-4 shelves. Full width and around 400m depth works well for general storage.

    Bin storage. Recycling boxes can be efficiently stored on and under a mid height shelf. This would take the place of one bin.

  • Plus height or shelving added to Slot-in sheds?

    Unfortunately we don’t add Plus Height on the Slot-in design because the space over the bikes is inaccessible, unlike the Classic, so there is little point in having any storage or a shelf there. We don’t add shelving for similar reasons. One idea that does work is to use one side of a Slot-in shed to store car top-boxes or lawnmowers. If you plan on doing that you can always order a 6 bike Slot in for bikes (for example).

  • How do I make a bespoke order?

    If you require non-standard or bespoke sizes or finishes, use our bespoke enquiry form. Or send an email to info@brightonbikesheds.co.uk and upload an image or two of the space. Please also include a description of your storage needs, dimensions (WxDxH), and your postcode. If you send a photo of a quick sketch of the layout too that really helps.

    We’ll reply with a free detailed quotation. If you are happy to proceed just email us back to confirm your order and we’ll send you an invoice for 50% of the agreed cost. Once we have received your deposit, your bike shed will be built in our workshop and delivered and installed within 12 weeks (early 2021 delivery/install dates now booking). The balance is due on completion of the installation.

  • What finishes do you offer?

    We have a range of finishes designed to meet most budgets and aesthetic requirements. Our untreated Scottish larch cladding, Pressure Treated European Pine slatted cladding or Pressure Treated European Pine tongue and groove (T&G) all offer great looks, resilience and value.

    The premium cladding options we offer are Western Red Cedar (WRC), either vertical slatted or T&G. The quality of the Western Red Cedar we use is reflected in the price and in addition to its BS EN 350 Class 2 durability rating it also looks great.

    We do not currently offer a painted option. If you want a painted finish the Treated Pine T&G and the larch options both can be painted. We recommend that you order the shed for self assembly and paint the panels before you or your builder assemble it. Or in some locations you can paint the shed after our team have installed it for you (if there is good access to all sides of the shed to paint).

  • If I have a bay window can you fit around it?

    We have built many ‘bay’ sheds, which are a five sided version of our Classic. We now offer a Bay Window option in Optional Extras shop so that the additional cost of this option can be seen alongside various Classic sheds.

    If you have a bay in the way of a standard Classic bike shed just send a standard enquiry and we’ll send you our PDF guide on measuring up your bay space.

  • Do you make bin sheds?

    We have built many bin sheds and recycling storage units as add-ons to all our range. We now offer these as options to bolt on. To see prices just add options to your shed in the Shop page, or for an overview see our Optional Extras page.

    There are two designs that work well for bin storage.

    The first design is a ‘One Roof’ side store added to either left or right of a Classic shed. The roof line is continuous with the bike shed roof, as are the front and back walls. The floor of the bin part is the existing paving or concrete. There is a trade off in that the bins require accessing while inside the shed or pulled out of the shed (there is approx 200mm space above the bin). However the clean lines of this design make it our most popular option.

    The other option is an open topped unit that hides the bin but allows for the bin top/lid to be freely accessible. The rest of the unit is clad to match the bike shed and has single or double opening doors. The floor is the existing paving or concrete. This design works for Classic, Slot-in and Vertical sheds and simply bolts on left or right.

    A recycling unit can easily be incorporated into either version and usually consists of a mid height shelf that the boxes sit on/under lengthways. If you require a or recycling unit, or a variation on the standard just send us an email as a bespoke enquiry.

    UPDATE: In December 2021 we launched a new range of standalone wheelie bin storage. The 2-bin and 3-bin versions of these are now available to purchase here

    In due course we will be offering a more comprehensive range of standalone bin storage on the main BBS website. However, in the meantime we have enabled this limited range on Shopify – with introductory pricing.

    If you have any questions about the standalone Bin Shed products please feel free to contact us.

  • Do you build anything else?

    Yes, so long as it can be built from timber! We build to order bespoke solutions such as planters, herb beds, log stores, vegetable box stores, seating, trellises, pergolas and screens etc., usually as add-ons to our bike sheds, and featuring matching cladding and roofing. We also build bike sheds that are designed to house surf-boards, car boxes, BBQs, tools, mowers, garden furniture… Contact us with your ideas and we’ll be happy to make them a reality!

  • Can you build a narrower or lower version of the Classic (eg 1.9m wide or 1.25m high)?

    The width and height of the Classic are dictated by the thickness of the timbers used in the walls, roof and floor construction. The width by the length of a bike plus wriggle room. The height by a standard bike and the clearance needed above the bike. We use 1.83m as a standard bike length and 1.15m as a benchmark bike height.

    However, if you have a tighter space to fit your shed into (eg <2m wide), or if all of your bikes are 1m or less (all road bikes or kids bikes) then we can shave anything from 50mm to 150mm off the width/height. If you want us to do this just order your Classic online as normal – and then send us a separate covering email requesting that we reduce the width or height by …..mm. There is no extra cost for this small type of alteration as we build to order.

Bespoke Bike Shed Service

If your enquiry is in relation to a bespoke bike shed solution please input your requirements into our bespoke request form.

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