TPR® has been tested independently by approved testing companies and universities to various standards including BS standards. The DaylightSECURE™ Max is the only building of its type to successfully complete the physical attack test specified by the ACPO Secured by Design initiative. Since the test was completed in 2013 the product has further benefitted from a Kevlar® reinforced roof and Sold Secure lock cylinder.Could a thief melt or burn the walls?
Although TPR® is made with polymers it has completely different properties. It does not melt and is fire resistant to Class E, the classification to ensure it is suitable for the construction of buildings.What’s the roof made from that stops it being a weak point?
The roof is a tough Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite that hammers bounce off. The dome design adds strength and acts like a drum when attacked – very noisy! The roof of the Max is reinforced with Kevlar®, a material known for its extreme strength - 20 times stronger than steel. Kevlar® is used in the construction of F1 race cars and in the aerospace industry as well as police and security forces worldwide. The translucent roof allows the light through, but cannot be seen through.What if somebody tried to steal the whole building?
The 6×4 DaylightSECURE™ weighs 868kg and a 6x8 over a ton, it is far too heavy to steal without heavy machinery.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 building of its type to successfully complete the physical attack specified by the ACPO Secured by Design standard 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, suffers from condensation and has a less secure roof and door.Can I see a DaylightSECURE™ before buying?
All the panels are handmade which does not allow us to mass produce and serve the retail outlets that require up to a 40% profit margin. We do not have a showroom but we do take a building to events and exhibitions around the country. Check the Upcoming Shows page on the More Info section of our website. At other times a building may be seen in Somerset by appointment.I have an existing concrete base from my old shed. Can I use this?
Yes, but only if it is flat, level, and in good condition. If it is not level or is sloping the building will not be square and the installation team may not be able to complete your building.
It is possible but customers who have moved have found the building adds value to their home and it is cheaper and easier to install a new one at the new home.Can I buy replacement keys?
The standard building comes with 5 keys, and although we are unable to supply more you can get additional keys cut from any good locksmith. The Max has 3 keys that can only be duplicated by specialist locksmiths and requires a PIN code.How many bicycles 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 or sports cycles our Goliath ground anchors can be specified when ordering your building.Can you make larger buildings?
The largest DaylightSECURE™ we manufacture is 8’ x 18’. Please contact us for a price.Can I screw into the walls?
Yes, but only with a masonry bit with hammer action. TPR® eats HSS drills for a pastime! We only recommend drilling at the thicker perimeter 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 building?
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 building after ordering?
Lead times vary between 2 and 12 weeks dependent on the time of year. Telephone for the current lead time.There are not any windows. Can I work inside the building with the door shut?
Light transmitted through the roof provides more daylight than would come through a window.Can I paint the building?
One of the key features of our buildings is that the outside they are maintenance free and do not require painting, but if you really enjoy brushing go ahead! The interior can be painted with emulsion paint if required.