At Brighton Bike Sheds, we take security very seriously, and unlike most other suppliers, we don’t charge more for it. We believe security is fundamental and we build it in layer by layer.
The hinges are heavy duty galvanised T-hinges fitted externally using security ‘one-way’ screws. T-hinges are extremely sturdy and work well in supporting the considerable weight of the doors. The security clutch screws used to fix the hinges can only be tightened, not loosened.
A secure long-throw bolt is fitted internally. Turning the key extends a hardened steel bolt into a steel locating plate. The locks come with a set of 4 security keys and the key-holes are finished with a circular key plate.
On double doored sheds (all Classic sheds and 4-6 bike Slot-in or 4-6 bike Vertical sheds) the left hand door bolts shut at top and bottom to firmly secure the left door before closing the right hand door and then operating both locks. We use 100mm heavy duty galvanised bolts.
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.
Over-hang on roof. The roof extends over the doors by 40mm, which is enough to make it impossible to manoeuvre a crow-bar or similar tool behind the doors.
Internal second-line security is covered with our Secure Bar, a 32mm thick galvanised steel bar which is drilled into the frame on the back wall inside the shed and would require power tools to cut through. This bar is easy to lock bikes to with your U locks, or a 2m or 1.8m long motorcycle type chain which runs through all the bikes inside (or best of all, a combination of both). The Secure Bar is a standard feature fitted on all our sheds.