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Top 5 things to know when buying a shed

A shed can seem to be a complicated purchase. Metal, wood or resin? Where to put it? How to build a base? Have a look at our top 5 tips on buying a shed which will make the whole thing a lot simpler.


Decide on the shape and size you need first

It’s always best to give yourself more space than you think you need.

Measure your space carefully and don’t forget to include the overhang of the shed roof in your measurements. If it’s just to store the kids' bikes then a Keter Store-It-Out ACE may be just what you need.

There are horizontal and vertical sheds, standalone buildings and pretty much every size and shape imaginable. Some sheds make it really easy to add shelves which can dramatically increase storage space.


Which material?

What’s the right material for you? Wood always looks nice but requires regular maintenance and can be susceptible to rotting. Metal sheds are strong but aren’t pretty and can be hard to erect. Resin sheds are maintenance-free, easy to put up and stay looking great season after season.

Take a look at the Keter shed range >>


What are the features you really need?

Do you need a shed with a lipped threshold to roll things in and out easily?

Do the doors open wide enough?

Ventilation to prevent mildew and moisture build up?

Light is essential in a shed – look for decent windows and/or a skylight.

Security is key if you’re going to store anything of any value – does your shed have a lockable and secure latch?


Plan the installation carefully

Make sure you have a level base for your shed to sit on – if it’s sloping then the shed won’t fit correctly, and gaps will appear that can let in rain. Erecting a shed is at least a 2 or 3-person job, depending on its size.


And here’s one extra tip – check the warranty information so you can buy with confidence. Keter sheds come with warranties from 5 years to lifetime guarantees!

Grande Store

Solving the bike storage problem

They may be great for exercise and fun to ride but storing bikes can be a pain. Whether they’re the kids’ bikes or yours, electric, folding or just regular bikes, you’ll want to keep them both secure and protected from the weather. And where do all the helmets, pumps and other things go?

We have a range of bike storage sheds and boxes that fit kids and adult bikes. With space for all the accessories you need and protection from the elements.


The Grande-Store Shed, is big enough for two kids bikes and two adult bikes, plus hanging space for helmets and other items, this is a 70 cu. ft. / 2000L shed that ideal for a biking family. It has built-in shelf supports (shelves not included) – just cut some word to fit and you’re done. It’s vented and has a strong latch for a padlock. And of course it’s super durable, and weather and fade resistant.

If you want something a little smaller, then the Store-It-Out ACE could be ideal. It should be big enough for two small/medium bikes.

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