Everything. Individual attacks are targeted and timed on walls, floor, roof, doors, locks, handles, hinges and door frames. If any one attack is successful within the prescribed time the whole test fails.Could a thief melt or burn the walls?
TPR is made with plastic, but has completely different properties. It does not melt and is fire resistant enough to build homes with.What’s the roof made from that stops it being a weak point?
The roof is a tough fibreglass composite that makes a lot of noise when banged. It does not require meshing to be secure. Initial tests put the roof just outside the Secured by Design requirements, so the Max edition roof is 50% thicker, but otherwise identical. The roof allows the light through, but cannot be seen through.What if somebody tried to steal the whole shed?
Even the 6×4 DaylightSecure weighs 868kg and is far too heavy to steal without heavy machinery.The same security doors are available online.
The steel door is our own design and has been modified to pass the Secured by Design testing process. You may be able to buy other SBD approved doors but only the door, not the frame or the shed, would meet the requirements. The door is just one part of a whole.I could build a shed myself for less money that would be just as secure.
Experts estimate that it takes around 12 seconds for thieves to break into most sheds, even with a quality lock fitted. The DaylightSecure Max has been tested by experienced security engineers and is the first garden shed ever to achieve Secured by Design certification since the scheme started in 1988. If you compare the price to a brick shed, including concrete base, you will find us to be more than competitive. You may also find the brick shed is dark inside and suffers from condensation.Can I see a DaylightSecure before buying?
We don’t have a showroom but we take a shed to events around the country. Check the Upcoming Shows page on the More Info section of our website.Can I ever relocate the shed?
Yes, but if you are expecting to move the shed speak to us first, we can save you a lot of frustration. Alternatively charge extra for the shed when you sell your house – you would not be the first to do this.
The shed comes with 3 keys, and although we are unable to supply more you can get additional keys cut from any good locksmith.How many bikes can it hold?
Using our TidyUp bike hooks, the 6’ wall of a 6×4 or a 6×6 will hold 3 bikes comfortably, or 4 if the heights of the hooks are staggered or the bikes are ‘top and tailed’. The 8’ wall of a 6×8 will take up to 6 bikes in the same way.Are ground anchors available?
If you are storing high-value items such as motorbikes and would prefer to have ground anchors fitted they are available at a cost of £65 + VAT.Can you make larger sheds?
It is not possible for us to economically transport a roof larger than 6×8, however 6×12 and 8×12 ‘double’ sheds are available on premium service only.Can I screw into the walls?
Yes, but we only recommend drilling at the thicker parts of the walls where the panels meet. For storage, the TidyUp range is best suited to the DaylightSecure walls.Can I run electricity into the shed?
You can run cables through the ventilation points in the corners, or drill through the walls, run the cable through and then plug the hole with the silicon provided.How long do I need to wait to get my shed after ordering?
Lead times vary between 2 and 12 weeks dependent on the time of year. Telephone for the current lead time.
SBD general manager Alan McInnes commented: “Not only is the DaylightSecure shed made from recycled products… but it also benefits the environment by helping to prevent crime” So crime is bad for the environment…how?
Secured by Design (operated by the Association of Chief Police Officers) estimates that crime accounts for 2% of the UK’s entire CO2 output. This includes the activities of the emergency services in response to crime and the journeys and manufacturing associated with repair work.