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Frequently Asked Questions
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How easy is Self Assembly?
We provide a full set of clear and simple self assembly instructions and if you want a PDF copy of this sent to you before deciding whether to self assemble, just let us know.
The installation process is facilitated by the fact that much of the pre-assembly has already been done in our workshop. However, an understanding of basic carpentry will help. As will a battery drill with 18V batteries.
Generally, the larger Vertical units (4-6 bike) are more challenging to install, especially with green roofs. The Classic range is simpler and can take around half the time. Be aware that a tall/sturdy step ladder is essential for all Vertical roof installations.
If in any doubt we recommend that you select our installation service, which we have kept affordable.
What are the installation costs?
Installation Zone 1: £175
Installation Zone 2: £250
Installation Zone 3: £300
If you are ordering a bespoke product these installation costs also apply and will be itemised on your detailed quotation.
Are Brighton Bike Sheds secure?
Yes, we have worked hard on improving our designs over the years to make security a top priority, and as with any good security practice, we build it in layer by layer to delay intrusion and to make a silent attack virtually impossible. The hinges used for the doors are heavy duty galvanised T-hinges, fitted externally using galvanised steel security screws. A secure long-throw bolt is fitted internally. Turning the key extends a hardened steel bolt over a steel locating plate.
Every Brighton Bike Shed is equipped with our Secure Bar as standard. The Secure Bar is a thick-walled galvanised steel tube which is fitted into the frame on the back wall and would require noisy power tools to cut through. Our Secure Bar is easy to lock bikes to using your D-locks (Classic, Vertical units), or a security chain and padlock (all units) which runs through all the bikes (or best of all, a combination of both chain and D-locks).
Timber cladding is well nailed to the structure in three rows and removal of it is made impossible by the roof overhang which clamps the cladding in place around the top. Slatted cladding is given an additional run of lost head screws alongside the screws to avoid the prising off of slats. The doors are given an extra layer of fixings and are nailed through the back and front. Slatted doors are given two rows of lost head screws in addition.
Does a Brighton Bike Shed require a hard level base?
There are three types of base that our sheds can happily live on: a level concrete slab, an area already paved, or eco-base.
- The first type (concrete slab) is the best base for any of our bike sheds. It is especially suitable for our Vertical units. The slab should be the same dimensions (W x D) as the shed footprint. It should be 100mm thick and level.
- The second type (already paved area) is fine for our smaller units (Classic 1-6 bikes, and Slot-in 1-4 bikes). Most front garden locations are already paved with a slight slope for drainage, and we mainly install Classic sheds in front gardens on existing paving without issues. If the paving is partial (some soil areas), then it should be extended with more paving or concrete to include the whole footprint of the shed.
- Eco-base is a grid/honeycomb layer that is designed to be filled up with shingle. Classic and Slot-in sheds can be installed on eco bases. We recommend that the eco base is laid on sharp sand over a well compacted and level sub-base that is 100mm thick. The eco base should be firmed up and level prior to filling with shingle and ideally would be finished around 25mm above ground level.
Our sheds all include a sturdy timber floor which sits on rubber pads. These pads can be adjusted so that the floor panel is firm before installing the walls.
We do not install concrete bases, so you would need to arrange this prior to the bike shed being delivered/installed.1
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.