Standard specifications for all our bike sheds, including bespoke units:

Floor

Pressure treated timber floor built with 50 x 50mm joists at 400mm centres, clad in 12mm ply, glued and nailed. This is raised above ground level on rubber feet which can be adjusted to level the floor during installation.

Walls

Diagonally braced timber framed walls built with 50 x 50mm pressure treated timber studs, doubled at corners. The walls are clad in our various cladding materials which are fixed with stainless or galvanised fixings.

Structural elements

We use a heavy-duty timber lintel above doors and 75 x 50mm rafters fixed at 400mm centres. We add a solid webbed pillar either side of the doors to give our sheds exceptional strength. This means that once installed, the shed cannot be flexed in any direction, which is especially important if a green roof is used.

Cladding

See our cladding options, which are Scottish Larch, Pressure Treated Pine (slats or T&G) and Western Red Cedar (slats or T&G). These are fixed vertically. On all of our Vertical Bike Sheds, the back wall is clad in treated T&G.

Doors

Double doors on Classic and wider (4-6 bike units) Slot-in or Vertical sheds. Single doors on narrower (1-3 bike units), Slot-in or Vertical sheds

Hardware

Heavy duty galvanised hinges fitted with ‘one-way’ screws. Highly secure ‘throw-bolt’ lock fitted internally, supplied with four high security keys. Two galvanised drop bolts fitted to every set of double doors. Secure bar inside every shed.

Gutter and down-pipe

Fitted to all sheds. These can be set up to drain as ‘left hand’or ‘right hand’ and directed to a flower bed, rainwater drain etc as required. On Vertical sheds the gutter and down-pipe are fitted to the front as the back wall is taller in order to stagger bike hooks to save space laterally.

Roofing options

Felt roof

Ply base with heavy duty felt, secured with felt nails. We reinforce the lower edge with a double layer of felt.

Green living roof

Ply base and 1.2mm EPDM rubber liner secured at edges. Edges of roof are reinforced with triangular ‘arrises’ which retain the substrate layer. A filter fleece layer is laid over the EPDM liner which stops the substrate ‘soil’ being washed off the roof and contains roots. A retaining strip at the lower edge secures the substrate. Then 50mm of substrate is laid and raked flat and the sedum rolls laid out over the top of that. Once dressed the roof is well watered.

Wheel slots/hooks

We supply as standard a ‘toast rack’ on a Slot-in model or wall hanging hooks if a Vertical model. These are galvanised or powder coated steel.