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Best Bike Storage Shed

I understand. With so many different types of bike shed to choose from, it’s difficult to find a one that meets your requirements and won’t fall apart within a few months!

That’s why I’ve put together this detailed guide covering and reviewing the best bike storage sheds.

This article will you work out what type of bike shed you require, what size bike shed you need and later on in the article I’ll recommend several of the best bike storage sheds.

I’ve included several different styles and designs of bike shed towards the bottom of the article. You’ll also find links to retailers that each shed can be purchased from, at competitive prices.

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    Just below I explain the criteria I used for selecting the best bike storage sheds.

    I provide a rating (from 0-10) for each of the criteria for every shed I recommend. This allows you to distinguish which bike shed best meets your needs.

    This is one of my longer articles, as bike sheds are a reasonably significant investment. Reading the information below will help you find the most suitable shed for your bikes. 

    However, if you’d like to cut the chase and hop straight to my recommendations of the best bike sheds click use the navigation below! 

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    How to Choose the Best Bike Shed - Factors to Consider

    Security

    Security for many people will be a deciding factor when choosing a new bicycle shed.

    The best bike sheds come with built-in locking mechanisms.

    These locking mechanisms provide additional security for the bicycles you store inside and act as a deterrent for thieves who’re up to no good!

    High security, bicycle storage solutions tend to be slightly more expensive I’ve included a few premium bike sheds later on in the article.

    How to choose the best bike shed - Security

    Some bike sheds will also provide internal security elements; such as anchor points.

    Anchor points & ground anchors, provide an easy and secure way to lock your bicycles inside the shed.

    If a thief managed to bust your bike shed open, they’d be unable to remove the bikes inside without heavy-duty tools.

    Whilst some sheds don’t come fitted with anchoring points, these can be fitted fairly easily yourself.

    Weatherproofing

    Leaving a bike exposed to the elements for long periods of time isn’t a great idea.

    That being said, you’d be surprised how many people leave their bike uncovered outside!

    Most of the best bike sheds are completely weatherproof, which means your bike will stay clean and dry.

    If you choose to store your bike outside in the rain, over time, you’ll spend more on bicycle maintenance, than a good quality bike shed would cost!

    How to choose the best bike shed - Weatherproofing
    There's no point in using a bike shed that lets water inside. Your bikes will become rusty and parts will need to be replaced.

    Keep your bike somewhere sheltered. Or at least use a good quality bike cover [Amazon].

    Accessibility

    If like me, you have multiple bikes that you regularly use, it can be a pain to take every bike out of your shed, just to remove the bike at the back.

    The traditional “box” style bike shed is space-efficient but isn’t necessarily the most practical choice.

    Instead, a horizontal storage bike will provide easier access to your bicycles.

    I cover the different types of bike shed just below.

    Bike shed accessibility
    You shouldn't have to struggle to remove your bikes from a bike shed.

    Quality of Materials

    If you buy a cheap and cheerful bike shed there’s only going to be one outcome. You’ll shortly be back at square one with a flimsy, breaking shed that needs replacing. 

    This is because the majority of cheap bicycle sheds use substandard materials and components which aren’t designed to last.

    A cheaper shed is still likely to be made with lower quality parts, but there are several budget bike sheds which provide great all-round usability.

    I’ve included these in my recommendations.

    Thin wooden panelling is often found on cheaper bike sheds. It’s is a prime example of something you should look out for and avoid where possible. 

    The same goes for metal and plastic bike sheds. If they’re super cheap, they’re likely to be lower quality.

    Sustainability of materials is another thing you should consider, I’ve covered this in detail below. 
     

    Size

    When we’re talking about bike sheds, size matters. Bicycles come in many different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to buy a shed that offers sufficient space, whilst fitting the space you have. 

    When deciding on the size of your bike shed, it’s important to consider how many bikes you’ll be storing.

    You may also want to store additional items in your shed, such as cycling accessories or garden tools.

    If you’re thinking to yourself “what size bike shed do I need?”, keep reading. Below I’ll help you choose the right size shed for your bikes. 

    Size
    Makse sure you have sufficient space before purchasing a new bike shed! Double check your measurements.

    But, before I help you find the right shed size, you should decide where you want your shed to go and measure the dimensions of the area!

    By taking clear measurements of your selected area, you’ll be able to find the best bike shed much more easily!

    The short guide below will help you decide which size bike shed you need for your bikes.

    Ease of Assembly

    No one wants a bike shed that’ll take weeks to assemble. 

    Some bike sheds come in more individual parts than others, meaning it will take more time and effort to put it together. 

    Some sheds will also have better instructions than others. This will also effect how easily you’re able to assemble the shed. 

    How to choose the best bike shed, ease of assmebly
    The best bike sheds won't use super complex instructions and will be straightforward to assemble.

    To give each shed an ease of assembly score, I spoke with manufacturers of each shed and asked them for an average assembly time for each shed. 

    I also looked at reviews across the internet to determine how easily users had been able to put their sheds together. 

    The higher the score, the easier to assemble. 

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    What Size Bike Shed Do I Need?

    How Many Bikes Do You Have?

    If you live with other people, it’s likely you’ll have several bikes between you.

    By working out how many bikes you have and their overall dimensions, you’ll be able to work out what shed size you need. 

    With my recommendations below, I’ve also included how many bikes each shed is suitable for.

    How many bikes do you have

    The sizes below refer to horizontal storage, rectangular based bike sheds.  

    If you want to store your cycling accessories in your bike shed, several of the best bike sheds (recommended below) provide additional space for shelving and storage hooks. 

    Bikes can be stored in a variety of ways, so take the measurements below with a pinch of salt.

    Several of the best bike sheds I’ve recommended below are able to fit more bikes than these measurements advise. These estimations are made using standard bike measurements.

    What Are the Average Dimensions of a Bicycle?

    Different types of bike will require different amounts of space in a bike shed.

    Below I supply the average dimensions for the most popular types of bike.

    If you want to work out exactly how much space your bikes will take up in a bike shed, use the short guide below to gather your own custom bike measurements.

    Average Road Bike Dimensions

    Width : 15” – 17.3” (38cm – 44cm)

    Length: 68” (175 cm)

    Height: 41.3″ (105cm)
    Average Mountain or Hybrid Bike Dimensions:

    Width: 19.6” – 27.5” (50 – 70cm)

    Length: 68” (175 cm)

    Height: 41.3″ (105cm)

    How to Measure the Dimensions of a Bicycle

    1) Width – Take the reading across your handlebar (end to end)

    2) Length – Measure the distance between your back of your rear tires and front of your front tire (end to end).

    3) Height – Measure from the ground to the tallest point of your bike, saddle or handlebars.

    Bear in mind that these readings are the longest and widest points of your bike. There are ways to store your bikes that reduce the amount of space needed per bike. 

    For example, store your bikes facing in alternating directions so that the handlebars and pedals don’t tangle with each other.

    What Size Bike Shed Do You Need?

    A bike shed for 1 bike needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 2’ (182cm x 60cm) for parallel storage or 5’ x 3’ (152cm x 91cm) for diagonal storage.

    A bike shed for 2 bikes needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 3’ (182cm x 91cm) for parallel storage or 5’ x 4’ (152cm x 121cm) for diagonal storage. 

    A bike shed for 3 bikes needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 4’ (182cm x 121cm).

    A bike shed for 4 bikes needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 5’ (182cm x 151cm).

    A bike shed for 5 bikes needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 6’ (182cm x 181cm). 

    A bike shed for 6 bikes needs to have internal measurements of at least 6’ x 6’ (182cm x 181cm)

    Different Styles of Bike Shed Explained

    Classic Bike Shed (Pent or Apex)

    Pent Bike Shed
    Apex Bike Shed

    Most bike sheds you see have two doors at the front and a sloped (pent) or pointed roof (apex). This is the classic style.

    The classic style of bike shed tends to be made from wooden panels, but you can also find metal and plastic versions available online. 

    This style of bike shed normally has two doors on the front for access to the bikes inside. You may find variations with one, larger single door or with no door at all.  

    With the majority of side access classic bike sheds, you can only remove the bikes in the order they were put in. 

    This means the more bikes you store inside, the more difficult it is to access the bike you want. 

    For those with 5 or 6 bikes, a vertical bike shed or the tunnel & forward access sheds might be more suitable.

    Box & Lid Bike Shed

    Keter Grande Store
    Keter Grande Store
    Asgard Access 4 bike storage
    Asgard Access 4 Bike Storage

    Box and lid style bike sheds are compact and space-effective. 

    This style of bike shed tends to be made from metal, but there are wooden and plastic versions available.  

    As you may have guessed, this type of bike shed has a lid which folds/lifts upwards, uncovering the bikes inside the shed. 

    There are normally doors on the front of these sheds, but there are several box style sheds that don’t use doors and open completely using a folding roof. 

    This style of shed often uses gas or spring-assisted roof to aid with accessing your bikes. This can be helpful if younger cyclists need to access their bikes.

    Tunnel/Forward Access Bike Shed

    Rubbermaid slide-lid bike shed
    Rubbermaid Slide-top
    Dancover Bike Storage Proshed
    Dancover Bike Storage Pro-shed

    Tunnel or Forward access bike sheds are a great choice.

    These bike sheds offer access to your bikes from the front or rear and are capable of effectively storing multiple bikes at once. 

    If you have multiple bikes and need constant access to all of them a tunnel style bike shed will work well for you. 

    Normally inside these sheds, there’s some form of bike stand, either on the floor or the rear wall. This rack keeps your bikes upright and prevents them from falling over.

    The one disadvantage of using a forward access bike shed is that they take up a larger amount of floor space than all other types of shed. 

    If you want constant access to all of your bikes, consider a tunnel shed, but make sure you have the room for it first!

    Vertical Storage/Hanging Bike Shed

    Brighton Bike Shed Vertical Bike Storage
    Brighton Bike Sheds Vertical Storage

    Vertical bike sheds store your bikes like clothes hanging in a wardrobe.

    Vertical sheds require the least amount of ground space of any bike shed and provide excellent access to your bikes. 

    Normally bikes are hung from the wall or roof of a vertical shed, but they may also be placed onto a rack which keeps them upright. 

    Just like tunnel bike sheds, vertical storage sheds are less common and slightly harder to find.

    If you have limited space in your yard/garden a vertical bike shed will serve you well. 

    Where the bikes are stored vertically, these sheds are taller than the other types of bike sheds, so bear that in mind. 

    DIY Bike Shed

    DIY Bike Shed
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    If you know your way around a toolbox, building a DIY bike shed is another good option.

    As all DIY bike sheds are custom built, they are all different. However, the easiest design to replicate is the traditional bike shed style. 

    Building a DIY Bike shed does take time, but it means that you’ll also be able to customise the dimensions of your bike shed. 

    This means your DIY bike shed will be as effective with the space you have as possible. 

    If you’re looking for the most secure bike shed possible, you should probably avoid DIY bike sheds. 

    Unless you’re able to weld metal, in which case I tip my hat to you and wish you luck!

    Weather Shelter Bike Shed

    Bluum Bike Shelter
    Bluum Bike Storage Shelter
    Weather shelter bike shed
    A Custom Bike Shelter

    If you’re simply looking for a bike shed that will shield your bike from the elements, a Weather Shelter Bike Shed will be a good choice.

    Weather Shelters aren’t designed to provide additional security for your bike and simply keep your bike clean and dry. 

    Shelter bike sheds don’t use lockable doors, which means they provide quick and easy access to your bike. 

    They also tend to allow access to multiple bikes at once, making them a convenient choice. 

    You’ll just have to make sure that you’re using a good quality bike lock with this style of shed and are locking your bike to something strong.

    A ground anchor or a Sheffield bike rack alongside one of these will work well!

    Choose your preferred shed material, or find out more below.

    Plastic, Wood or Metal? Which is Bike Shed is Best?

    Plastic Bike Sheds

    Plastic bike sheds are built for convenience. They require minimal effort to assemble and aren’t as heavy as metal or wooden bike sheds.

    Lifetime heavy duty bike storage shed
    Lifetime Heavy Duty Storage Shed

    Plastic bike sheds are resistant to corrosion and won’t rot like a cheap wooden shed.

    When compared to metal bike sheds, plastic will begin to show signs of wear and tear more quickly. 

    Wood and plastic bike sheds provide a similar level of security. Plastic doesn’t split or splinter like wood, but wood won’t melt or cut as easily as some plastics.

    Plastic sheds can be difficult to customise or add additional security features to, unlike wooden sheds. 

    However, if you’re looking for convenience and a bike shed that’s good value for money, a plastic bike shed is a good choice. 

    Wooden Bike Sheds

    Wooden bike sheds are the most popular choice, for a number of reasons.

    Firstly, as explained above, wooden bike storage sheds are much easier to customise than plastic or metal sheds. 

    You could easily add additional storage features such as shelves and cupboards, or increase the security of the shed by adding a higher quality locking mechanism. 

    With plastic and metal sheds, customisations can be made, but it’s not as straight forward as with wooden bike sheds. 

    The best wooden bike sheds use treated wood, which is resistant to rot and won’t warp like low-grade wood.

    Cheap wooden bike sheds tend to be flimsy and are made using low quality, poorly-treated wood.

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    BikeShedCompany Pedalbase 3

    If you want a natural, less industrial look, then a wooden bike shed will be a good choice. 

    Metal Bike Sheds

    Metal bike sheds tend to be the most secure choice. Although this does depends on the overall quality of the bike shed you’re looking at.

    Asgard bike sheds are extremely secure due to the high-quality metal they use. 

    Their sheds are made using galvanised steel which provides unrivalled resistance agaisnt all forms of attack.

    Asgard Gladiator
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    Asgard Bike Storage x3
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    Asgard Bike Shelter x2
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    Due to the cost of the materials used and their complex manufacturing process, metal sheds do tend to be more expensive than their wooden and plastic counterparts. 

    Asgard sell accessories such as shelves and hanging hooks which can be effortlessly installed in the majority of their sheds. 

    All bike sheds are delivered broken down in parts. If you can put together flat-pack IKEA furniture, you can put together a bike shed. 

    Once erected, metal sheds require extremely minimal maintenance, this will save you time and effort in the long run.

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    The Environmental Impact of Different Bike Sheds

    In an ever-warming world, I believe it’s important to consider the environmental impact of every single purchase we make.

    Whether it’s the food in your fridge or the bike shed you purchase, everything we consume has an impact on the world around us.

    To grade the sustainability of a product you need to consider its environmental, economical and social impact. These factors are the three main pillars of sustainability.

    Environmental impact of bike shed materials

    Comparing how environmentally friendly bike sheds are is difficult without analysing individual manufacturers and models.

    Manufacturers source their materials from different locations and suppliers. Some companies do their bit by opting for sustainably sourced materials, some aim for maximum profit.

    As trees grow, they pull CO2 from the atmosphere. This is stored inside them for long periods of time.

    The carbon stored in wooden products offsets almost all of the emissions produced during their production. This means wood is the most sustainable and eco-efficient choice of material for your bike shed.

    “Buying a table made of wood, instead of metal or plastic could significantly help to cut carbon emissions”
    – United Nations Agency

    If you’re buying a wooden bike shed, look out for FSC approval. The Forest Stewardship Council promotes responsible management of forests across the globe. 

    As for metal and plastic bike sheds, they produce more emissions during their manufacturing.

    They produce a very similar volume of emissions, so it’s worth looking at the environmental policy of the company you decide to buy from. 

    The FSC logo is found on many everyday products that use rescources from our forests.

    Whilst wood is the most sustainable option, It’s worth thinking about how long the shed you’re buying will last!

    If you buy a cheap wooden bike shed, it’s probably not sustainably sourced wood and it’s likely to deteriorate and require replacing within several years. 

    A good quality metal bike shed may produce more emissions during its production but can last a lifetime. 

    Make sure you buy the best quality bike shed possible within your budget. 

    By spending slightly more on your bike shed (whichever material you decide on) it’s likely to last longer, be more secure and be easier to use on a daily basis. 

    The Best Bike Sheds Asgard Bike Storage Shelter
    Whilst a top-quality metal bike shed produces more emissions during production, it's likely to last longer than a wooden bike shed.

    The Most Environmentally Friendly Bike Shed?

    If you’re able to, building your own DIY bike shed can be super sustainable as you’re in control when it comes to sourcing materials.

    I chose to build my own bike shed. I used recycled wood from wooden pallets that had been discarded by construction companies and metal railing that I sourced second hand online.

    By using reclaimed materials where possible, I drastically reduced the carbon footprint of my bike shed.

    Best DIY Bike Shed
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    I also made sure it was built to last and was able to optimise its dimensions for the space I had available.

    Towards the bottom of this article I picked three affordable DIY shed guides which will greatly assist you if you fancy building your own bike shed. Click here to view them.

    If you don’t have the tools to build your own bike shed but want to be as sustainable as possible with your choice, why not look for a second-hand bike shed?

    Reusing is almost always more sustainable than producing new. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

    The Best Bike Storage Sheds

    Now that you’re clued up on the factors you need to consider with choosing the best bike shed, you’ve made it to the good stuff! 

    Below you’ll find information on the best bike sheds on the market. I’ve included several different styles.

    If you know what material you want already, use the links below to navigate to your preference. 

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    The Best Plastic Bike Storage Sheds

    Lifetime Heavy-Duty Plastic Shed - Good Mid-Range Choice

    Security - 6
    Weatherproofing - 7
    Accessibility - 6
    Quality of Materials - 5
    Ease of Assembly - 6.5

    Overall Score: 30.5 / 50

    External
    Width: 75.2”  Depth: 42.5”   Height: 52″

    Internal
    Width: 72”    Depth: 39.4”    Height: 50.4”

    External
    Width: 191cm   Depth: 108cm   Height: 132cm

    Internal
    Width: 182.8cm   Depth: 100cm   Height: 128cm

    The Lifetime Heavy Duty plastic bike shed is a popular choice and works well for people with limited space in their garden.

    Measuring 6’x3’ (external) this shed doesn’t take up too much space but at the same time provides enough space for two or three bikes. 

    Just like the Keter Grande Store the Lifetime plastic bike shed uses hydraulic pistons to aid the lifting of its lid. 

    This shed also uses high-density polythene plastic, which is very strong and durable. Unlike wooden bike sheds, this won’t rot or rust and will require hardly any maintenance. 

    The Lifetime Heavy Duty Shed uses two metal internal hinges per door. Internal hinges are harder for thieves to tamper with, increasing the security of this shed's contents.

    The Lifetime Shed won’t take long to assemble and its instructions are fairly easy to follow. 

    This shed isn’t as high-quality as the Keter Grande Store (shown below), but it’s slightly cheaper.

    Using a padlock (not included), you’re easily able to secure the doors and lid, helping to prevent unauthorised access.

    Fits: 2-3 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2 Hours

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    Once unlocked, the double doors provide good access to your bikes.

    Alongside two bikes you’ll have space inside the Lifetime plastic bike shed for garden tools and other equipment. A convenient & tidy way to organise items you keep outside. 

    This is easily one of the best plastic bike sheds on the market and is available at a very reasonable price. [Amazon]

    The Lifetime plastic bike shed is hard to find for sale outside of the UK, so if you’re in the US or Europe, the Keter Grande Store (shown below) is your best choice.

    Keter Grande Store - Best All-round Plastic Bike Shed

    Security - 6.5
    Weatherproofing - 7
    Accessibility - 6
    Quality of Materials - 7
    Ease of Assembly - 6

    Overall Score: 32.5 / 50

    External
    Width: 74.8″    Depth: 43”    Height: 52″

    Internal
    Width: 70.2”    Depth: 37”    Height: 48.8”

    External
    Width: 190.5cm   Depth: 109.3cm  Height: 132.5cm

    Internal
    Width: 178.5cm   Depth: 94cm   Height: 123.6cm

    The Keter Grande Store is a top-quality plastic bike shed and is sold at a very reasonable price [Amazon].

    It’s marginally more expensive than the Lifetime shed above. But with the Keter Grande Store, you get much more bang for your buck.

    This is a premium plastic bike shed which is made from highly weather-resistant materials. The Grande store also utilises steel reinforcement which provides extra strength to the structure. 

    Its internal measurements allow two adult bikes to be stored inside the Keter Grande, alongside two smaller kids bikes making it perfect for family usage. 

    Just like the Lifetime shed, the Keter Grande Store uses strong hydraulic lid pistons. These allow you to open the shed without struggling and access your bikes. 

    Keter Grande Store assisted opening and air ventilation copy

    Fits: 2-3 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2 Hours

    The Plastic the Grande uses is UV & weather resistant and requires zero maintenance. The Grande won’t fade over time and is super easy to clean if it gets dirty.

    Although it’s made of plastic the Keter Grande can also be painted to match existing colours in your garden.  

    For a bike shed that will last you years and requires zero maintenance, the Keter Grande is also sold at a reasonable price [Amazon].

    The Grande Store’s metal locking system provides a good level of security for the Grande’s contents once locked. 

    Painting Keter Grande Store Duotech Plastic Bike Shed
    Customising the appearance of the Keter Grande Store is simple. Just make sure you use extirior paint.
    The best plastic bike shed, keter grande locking mechanism
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    Only the best bike sheds offer ventilation grates, another great feature the Keter Grande provides.

    Ventilation is key with bike sheds and helps to prevent a build-up of condensation. 

    Condensation will cause your bikes to deteriorate faster, and require replacement parts. The air vents the Grande uses will keep your bikes dry.

    Assembling the Keter Grande is also super easy as it slots together neatly, saving you time and energy.

    If you’re looking for a no-hassle bike shed, that will keep your bikes safe and dry year after year, The Keter Grande is a top-quality choice and the best all-round plastic bike shed. 

    The lack of small parts means assembling the Keter Grande is easy compored to most other bike sheds.

    It’s marginally more expensive than the Lifetime bike shed, but for the price you pay you’ll also receive a lifetime warranty. 

    View the most up to date and competitive price for the Keter Grande Store here.

    Storage Sheds for 3-4 Bikes

    These two sheds provide more storage space, for up to 3 or 4 bikes. Thanks to the way they’re designed it’s also easier to access and remove your bikes inside.

    Suncast Glidetop Horizontal Storage Bike Shed

    Security - 4.5
    Weatherproofing - 6.5
    Accessibility - 7
    Quality of Materials - 6
    Ease of Assembly - 6

    Overall Score: 30/50

    External
    Width: 58”    Depth: 80”  Height: 52″

    Internal
    Width: 50.2”   Depth: 71.7”  Height: 49”

    External
    Width: 147cm    Depth: 108cm    Height: 132cm

    Internal
    Width: 128cm      Depth: 182cm      Height: 124cm

    If the bike sheds reviewed above don’t provide enough space for your bikes, the Suncast Glidetop is a more space-efficient option.

    The Glidetop is a tunnel style bike shed, which opens from the end rather than the side.  This means the Suncast provides easier access to your bikes than a traditional bike shed. 

    Instead of having to remove several bikes at a time, simply select the bike you need and wheel it out of the double doors.

    Just like the other plastic bike sheds featured in this review, the Suncast Glidetop requires virtually zero maintenance once assembled. 

    The heavy-duty floor the Suncast uses is designed to cope with heavy lawnmowers and other garden equipment, so won’t struggle with the weight of your bikes.

    You’re also able to lock the doors and lid using a padlock (not supplied). 

    Suncast Glidetop Plastic Bike Shed Storage
    You'll have plenty of room to store tools or cycling accessories in the Suncast Glidetop.

    The locking points are made of plastic, which means they aren’t as secure as the Keter Grande or the Rubbermaid (shown below). But they still provide an additional level of security for your bikes. 

    The Glidetop feature also allows you to slide half of the hardened plastic roof back. This opens up the Suncast plastic bike shed, again providing easier access to your bikes.

    Fits: 3-4 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2-3 Hours

    Alongside 3 – 4 bikes, you’ll also have space to store additional items inside the Suncast, such as helmets or cycling accessories. 

    Alternatively, if you want to keep gardening equipment out of the rain this will provide space for most lawnmowers and 1-2 bikes at the same time. 

    If you want a larger plastic bike shed, that’s low profile and space-efficient, the Suncast is a great choice, view more here [Amazon].

    Rubbermaid Slide-Lid Outdoor Garden Bike Shed

    Security - 5.5
    Weatherproofing - 7
    Accessibility - 7
    Quality of Materials - 6.5
    Ease of Assembly - 6.5

    Overall Score: 32.5 / 50

    External
    Width: 55.1”    Depth: 75.9”    Height: 51.9″

    Internal
    Width: 51.9”    Depth: 72”    Height: 42.1”
    External
    Width: 140cm    Depth: 193cm    Height: 132cm

    Internal
    Width: 132cm    Depth: 183cm    Height: 107cm

    The Rubbermaid Slide-Lid is very similar to the Suncast Glidetop.

    This is a tunnel style plastic bike shed with a sliding roof which provides quick and easy access to your bikes

    The hard plastic walls of the Rubbermaid shed are double-layered, increasing the durability and overall strength the shed offers. 

    Fits: 3-4 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2-3 Hours

    Rubbermaid slide lid reinforced roof
    Metal support beams strengthen the sliding roof of the Rubbermaid shed.
    Rubbermaid Slide lid resin shed
    Unlike the Suncast Glidetop, the Rubbermaid uses a metal locking staple. This provides slightly more security.

    Metal support beams span the underside of the Rubbermaid’s roof, providing good security and allowing the roof to slide open easily. 

    This shed can be locked easily using a padlock (not supplied) and uses a metal staple to protect the shed from opportunist thieves. 

    View the most up to date and competitive price for the Slide-Lid here on Amazon.

    The Best Plastic Bike Shed Comparison

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    Model
    Lifetime Heavy-Duty
    Keter Grande Store
    Suncast Glidetop Horizontal
    Rubbermaid Slide Lid
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    External
    74.8" x 43" x 52"

    Internal
    70.2" x 37 " x 48.8"
    External
    58" x 80" x 52"

    Internal
    50.2" x 71.7" x 49"
    External
    55.1" x 75.9" x 51.9"

    Internal
    51.9" x 72" x 42.1"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    2-3
    3-4
    3-4
    Pros
    • Very easy to assemble

    • Internal hinges

    • Zero Maintenance
    • High quality Duotech palstic

    • Vents prevent condensation

    • Metal locking system
    • Easy access to your bikes

    • Store multiple bikes easily

    • Space for cycling accessories
    • More secure than Suncast

    • Apex roof increases water runoff

    • No maintenace
    Cons
    • Hard to find outside of UK
    • Slightly less affordable than the Lifetime
    • Plastic locking system
    • Plastic hinges
    • Plastic hinges
    Warranty Period
    5 years
    Lifetime
    10 Years
    10 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Lifetime Heavy-Duty
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    Pros
    • Very easy to assemble

    • Internal hinges

    • Zero Maintenance
    Cons
    • Hard to find outside of UK
    Warranty Period
    5 years
    Preview
    Model
    Keter Grande Store
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    74.8" x 43" x 52"

    Internal
    70.2" x 37 " x 48.8"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    Pros
    • High quality Duotech palstic

    • Vents prevent condensation

    • Metal locking system
    Cons
    • Slightly less affordable than the Lifetime
    Warranty Period
    Lifetime
    Preview
    Model
    Suncast Glidetop Horizontal
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    58" x 80" x 52"

    Internal
    50.2" x 71.7" x 49"
    Number of Bikes
    3-4
    Pros
    • Easy access to your bikes

    • Store multiple bikes easily

    • Space for cycling accessories
    Cons
    • Plastic locking system
    • Plastic hinges
    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Rubbermaid Slide Lid
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    55.1" x 75.9" x 51.9"

    Internal
    51.9" x 72" x 42.1"
    Number of Bikes
    3-4
    Pros
    • More secure than Suncast

    • Apex roof increases water runoff

    • No maintenace
    Cons
    • Plastic hinges
    Warranty Period
    10 Years

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    The Best Wooden Bike Storage Sheds

    If you want a more eco-friendly shed, a wooden bike shed will work nicely.

    Below I’ve included several different brands of bike sheds capable of storing 1-6 bikes.

    I’ve spent days researching the different brands of wooden bike sheds available, so you can be sure these are the best wooden bike sheds money can buy.

    Best Readily Available Wooden Sheds

    Power Pent Bike Shed - Best All Round Wooden Bike Shed

    Security - 6.5
    Weatherproofing - 9
    Accessibility - 7.5
    Quality of Materials - 8.5
    Ease of Assembly - 7.5

    Overall Score: 39 / 50

    External
    Width: 75.8”   Depth: 36”  Height: 64.3″

    Internal
    Width: 70.5”   Depth: 31.5”   Height: 50.4”

    External
    Width: 192.6cm   Depth: 91.4cm  Height: 163.4cm

    Internal
    Width: 179cm   Depth: 80.2cm   Height: 128cm

    Power are an up and coming, award winning shed manufacturer from the UK. They claim to sell the best quality wooden sheds available, and I describe them as: “the most durable wooden bike sheds ever made”.

    A claim I found very hard to disprove when comparing this model to other wooden bike sheds.

    This customisable wooden bike shed is available in a range of sizes capable of storing 1 – 6 bikes, starting at 6’x2’ and reaching 6’x6’. 

    You’re also able to choose which side of the shed you want the doors to be on. Power are the only company I know of that offer this level of customisation.

    Power 6x3 Pent Bike Shed Low
    6x3 Pent Shed Low
    Power 6x3 Pent Bike Shed High
    6x3 Pent Shed High
    Power 6x6 Pent Biek Shed Low
    6x6 Pent Shed Low
    Power 6x6 Pent Bike Shed High
    6x6 Pent Shed High

    Unlike cheaper wooden sheds the Pent uses thick 12mm tongue and groove cladding, made from the best-quality Scandinavian wood available.

    Even its floor and roof are made from the 12mm cladding, whereas other wooden sheds use OSB board which can rot faster if it gets damp.

    Thanks to the use of slow grown timber Power provide a 10-year guarantee which will ensures their sheds will stay free from rot, decay or insect infestation.

    Fits: 2-3 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2 Hours

    The Power Pent 6x3 wooden bike shed offers quick access to your bikes thanks to its super wide doors.

    I spoke to Jack Sutcliffe, one of the founders of Power who let me know why power sheds are the best wooden bike sheds on the market.

    Comparing the Power Pent Bike Shed to the Forest Apex Outdoor Store (seen below), Jack highlighted why power bike sheds are an excellent choice.

    Use the drop down menu below to read more about the advantages of power sheds.

    Jack's Reasons - Why You Should Choose a Power Bike Shed

    “Our shed comes with bracing on the back of the door. The Forest Outdoor Store shed just has three pieces of framing, which means the doors are more susceptible to twisting/bowing”

    “Our shed has thicker framing at 44x28mm thick. The Forest Outdoor Store shed is made of thin 28x28mm framing”

    “Forest only have two hinges on each door (Apex Outdoor Store), ours has three to get the door extra support”

    “The Forest Apex Store shed does not come with a lock, ours comes with a lock and key”

    We do have to bear in mind that as a founder of Power, there’s a possibility of bias here. But it’s pretty clear, Jack knows what he’s on about when assessing the quality of wooden sheds.

    When contacting Power, I received quick, helpful responses from several members of staff, so only have good things to say about their customer service!

    Power Bike Shed Hinges
    Whilst the Power shed offers more hinges, they can be partially detached from the outside. Don't worry though, there are several steps you can take to easily increase this shed's security.

    For the small amount extra you pay for a Power shed compared to the Forest shed below, you’ll receive a much higher quality shed that can last up to 25 years if you take care on it properly.

    You can view the most up to date price for Power sheds here [Amazon].

    Forest Shiplap Apex Large Outdoor Store - Cheaper alternative to Power

    Security - 6.5
    Weatherproofing - 8
    Accessibility - 7.5
    Quality of Materials - 7.5
    Ease of Assembly - 7

    Overall Score: 36.5 / 50

    External
    Width: 78”    Depth: 31.8”    Height: 59.8″

    Internal
    Width: 72”   Depth: 30.7”   Height: 50.4”

    External
    Width: 198cm   Depth: 81cm  Height: 152cm

    Internal
    Width: 179cm   Depth: 78cm   Height: 128cm

    If you’re looking for a sturdy, elegant bike shed that will keep your bikes out of sight, dry and secure, the Forest Large Outdoor Store is a good choice.

    Whilst many wooden sheds will warp or rot when exposed to the elements, the Forest shed comes with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee.

    This shows that this wooden bike shed has been designed to last and will provide bang for your buck.

    After speaking with Jack from Power, I was keen to hear how Forest compares their shed to the Power Pent (featured above). 

    Kate who manages Forest’s PR said consumers should choose this Forest shed for the reasons shown below:

    Unlike Power, the wood Forest use to create their products is FSC approved and comes from sustainably managed forests.

    At the time of publishing this content, Kate informed me that the Forest Outdoor Store was cheaper on their website than the Power Pent shed on Power’s website.

    “The Forest Outdoor Store  is mounted on pressure treated bearers to stop it sitting on the ground in the wet”

    The Forest Shiplap Outdoor Store has hidden door hinges for extra security

    Two large double doors provide access to your bikes stored inside. The doors can be locked using the staple and hasp locking system on the front of the shed (padlock not included).

    This locking system provides a decent level of security for your bikes.

    The roof of this wooden bike shed is lined with a thick, water-repellent felt that will ensure your bikes stay dry inside.

    Fits: 2-3 Adult Bikes

    Assembly Time: 2 Hours

    Forest Outdoor Store Internal Hinges Best Wooden Bike Shed
    The Forest Outdoor Store using internal hinges that are harder for thieves to attack.
    Forest Oudoor Store the Best wooden bike shed
    A Hasp and Staple locking system can be used to secure the doors of this wooden bike shed (lock not inlcuded)

    On top of all of this, the Forest Outdoor Store is made using high-grade FSC approved wood, which shows this wood is from well managed, sustainable tree farms.

    Considering how reasonably priced this shed is and the impressive features it offers, it’s definitely one of the best wooden bike sheds out there.

    It’s not as high-quality as the Power bike sheds, but it’s cheaper and can be found for sale at the most up to date price here [Amazon].

    Best Bespoke Wooden Bike Sheds

    Now, for those of you that are after the best quality wooden bike shed on the market, with bespoke customisable options, there are several options.

    Two companies that I like and have proven to be very popular are Bluum and TheBikeShedCompany.

    Whilst both of these companies aren’t as well known as Forest or Power, the quality of the sheds they provide easily surpasses these bigger brands.

    I couldn’t decide between these companies as they offer very different products. Take a look for yourself!

    Bluum - Bike Shelter with Green Planter Roof

    Security - N/A
    Weatherproofing - 6.5
    Accessibility - 8.5
    Quality of Materials - 9
    Ease of Assembly - 9.5

    Overall Score: 33.5 / 40

    External (approx – customisable)
    Width: 78.7”   Depth: 39.4”   Height: 59″

    External (approx – customisable)
    Width: 200cm   Depth: 100cm  Height: 150cm

    Fits: 3 Adult Bikes

    Installation Time: 30 Mins

    Bluum bike sheds put a unique and refreshing spin on bike storage solutions. If you enjoy greenery want to promote nature around your house, this is the bike shed for you.

    The roof of the Bluum shed provides its users with a space to plant seedum and other succulents. Store your bikes inside, then sit back and enjoy the view!

    The standard Bluum bike shed is designed to keep your bikes out of the rain, however, Bluum sheds can be custom-built to fit your exact requirements and dimensions.

    Lockable doors with high-strength hinges can be added. Alternatively, many Bluum owners install a Sheffield style bike rack or ground anchor to lock their bike to.

    Bluum Bespoke Wooden Bike Shed With Doors & Lock
    You can add doors and a combination lock to your Bluum shed to provide better security for your bikes.
    Bluum Bespoke Wooden Bike Shed
    Bluum bike sheds can be custom built to fit. Perfect for smaller gardens in towns & cities!

    Assembly of a Bluum bike shed “should take the average DIY-er 15 less than 15 minutes”, so no need to worry about complicated instructions!

    If you don’t want to lose the natural, green look of your front garden, but need a convenient place to store your bikes, you need a Bluum bike shed.

    They also only use wood from sustainably managed sources (the majority of it being UK wood), making Bluum a more eco-friendly option.

    You can find out more about Bluum sheds on their website here or on their website here.

    TheBikeShedCompany - Pedal Base 3

    Security - 8.5
    Weatherproofing - 8.5
    Accessibility - 8
    Quality of Materials - 9
    Ease of Assembly - 8

    Overall Score: 42/50

    External (Customisable)

    Width: 79.5”   Depth: 39.7”  Height: 52.6″

    External (Customisable)

    Width: 202cm   Depth: 101cm  Height: 133.5cm

    This is as premium as they come with wooden bike sheds.

    The Pedal Base 3 is the most expensive shed featured in this review, however, it’s easily the best wooden bike shed on the market and one of the best looking too!

    All of the timber used to create these beautiful sheds is responsibly sourced from UK forests, making them a sustainable choice.

    The lid of the Pedal Base opens weightlessly with assistance from two powerful gas pistons.

    TheBikeShedCompany gas strut
    (Click to enlarge)
    Ground Anchor inside Pedal Base 3
    (Click to enlarge)

    Fits: 3 Adult Bikes

    Installation Time: 2 Hours

    If you want to store your cycling accessories in your bike shed, the Spokeshed 3 is a good option thanks to its large internal shelf. 

    TheBikeShedCompany offer multiple different shapes and sizes of shed, so have a look on their website and see if any of their sheds take your fancy.

    If you need a shed made to fit a small space, just like Bluum, TheBikeShedCompany offer bespoke sheds that are made to fit your exact requirements.

    The tongue and groove cladding TheBikeShedCompany use is 20mm thick and the doors are 50mm thick, making the Pedal Base 3 much more secure than other wooden sheds.

    When locked the doors are held in place by two heavy-duty deadbolts.

    This makes them almost impossible to pry open with a crowbar or other tooling, a vulnerability that cheap wooden bike sheds suffer from.

    The Pedal Base can be painted in a wide range of colours, to suit your style and to help it match existing outdoor furnishings.

    Installation is available with all of the sheds from TheBikeShedCompany.

    Spoke Shed 3 the best Wooden Bike Shed copy
    The Spoke Shed 3 provides internal storage space for your cycling accessories, protected by the large deadbolts.

    Just remember, the premium materials and design of these impressive sheds does come at an increased cost.

    View the full range of sheds here on TheBikeShedCompany’s website.

     

    The Best Wooden Bike Shed Comparison

    Preview
    Model
    Power Pent Bike Shed
    Forest Large Outdoor Store
    Bluum Bike Shelter Green Roof
    TheBikeShedCompany Pedal Base 3
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.8" x 36" x 64.3"

    Internal
    70.5" x 31.5 " x 50.4"
    External
    78" x 31.8" x 59.8"

    Internal
    72" x 30.7 " x 50.4"
    External (approx)
    78.7" x 39.4 " x 59"
    External
    79.5" x 39.7" x 52.6"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    2-3
    3
    3
    Pros
    • Strengthened Doors

    • 12mm roofing and floor

    • Can last 25 years
    • Raised off the ground

    • Internal hinges for added security

    • FSC Certified Timber
    • Super quick to assemble

    • A space for nature to thrive

    • Exterior grade fixings
    • Re-inforced 55mm doors

    • Assisted opening roof

    • Internal hinges increase secuirty
    Cons
    • External hinges

    • Hinges can be unscrewed
    • Thinner floor than Power sheds

    • Not supplied with lock

    • Not supplied with doors

    • No warantee
    • Expensive compared to other sheds

    • No option for green roof like Bluum

    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    15 Years
    -
    5 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Power Pent Bike Shed
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.8" x 36" x 64.3"

    Internal
    70.5" x 31.5 " x 50.4"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    Pros
    • Strengthened Doors

    • 12mm roofing and floor

    • Can last 25 years
    Cons
    • External hinges

    • Hinges can be unscrewed
    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Forest Large Outdoor Store
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    78" x 31.8" x 59.8"

    Internal
    72" x 30.7 " x 50.4"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    Pros
    • Raised off the ground

    • Internal hinges for added security

    • FSC Certified Timber
    Cons
    • Thinner floor than Power sheds

    • Not supplied with lock

    Warranty Period
    15 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Bluum Bike Shelter Green Roof
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External (approx)
    78.7" x 39.4 " x 59"
    Number of Bikes
    3
    Pros
    • Super quick to assemble

    • A space for nature to thrive

    • Exterior grade fixings
    Cons
    • Not supplied with doors

    • No warantee
    Warranty Period
    -
    Preview
    Model
    TheBikeShedCompany Pedal Base 3
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    79.5" x 39.7" x 52.6"
    Number of Bikes
    3
    Pros
    • Re-inforced 55mm doors

    • Assisted opening roof

    • Internal hinges increase secuirty
    Cons
    • Expensive compared to other sheds

    • No option for green roof like Bluum

    Warranty Period
    5 Years

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    The Best Metal Bike Sheds

    Dancover Proshed Bike Storage - Great Accessibility

    Security - 7
    Weatherproofing - 8.5
    Accessibility - 9.5
    Quality of Materials - 7
    Ease of Assembly - 5

    Overall Score: 37 / 50

    External
    Width: 75.2”   Depth: 42.5”   Height: 52″

    Internal
    Width: 72”   Depth: 39.4”   Height: 50.4”
    External
    Width: 191cm   Depth: 108cm   Height: 132cm

    Internal
    Width: 182.8cm   Depth: 100cm   Height: 128cm

    The Dancover Bike Storage Proshed uses .25mm zinc-plated sheet walls, which are thin but will keep your bikes safe and dry whilst secured at home.

    This is another tunnel style shed, which provides access to your bikes from the end rather than the side. Meaning this shed a good choice for those looking to store multiple bikes.

    Two racks sit inside the Proshed, which keep your bikes off the floor. You’re also able to secure your bikes to the rack, locking them in place.

    A larger version of this shed is available, which fits up to four bikes.

    Best budget metal bike shed - Dancover Proshed Bike Storage
    The Proshed is a tunnel access shed and provides access to your bike from the rear rather than side. This makes the Proshed more practical than other bike sheds.
    If you need to store more than two bikes, don't panic! There's a larger version of the Proshed avlaible which allows you to store up to four bikes inside.

    The 4 bike version is only slightly wider and provides easier access to your bikes than most other bike sheds.

    Simply wheel your selected bike off its ramp and out of the spacious double doors.

    The two steel doors the Proshed uses are secured with a cylinder lock, which provides a reasonable level of security for your bikes and helps keep pesky thieves out.

    Both steel doors are reinforced with metal bars which prevent twisting or prying.

    Fits: 2 Adult Bikes

    Installation Time: 5-6 Hours

    The best bike shed for multiple bike storage, Dancover Proshed

    There isn’t an installation service available with this shed, so be prepared to erect it yourself. I contacted Dancover who informed me that it would take 4-5 hours to assemble.

    This is longer than other sheds take to assemble. However, bear in mind the Proshed Bike Storage comes with a 10-year anti-corrosion warranty, so you won’t have to worry about this bike shed going rusty!

    View the shed for 2 bikes here or for storing 4 bikes this is the larger model.

    This metal bike shed isn’t as secure as the other metal sheds shown below, however, it’s slightly cheaper and provides more convenient storage for multiple bikes. 

    The Best Metal Bike Storage Shed

    For those of you looking for the ultimate security, a metal bike shed is your best option.

    If you worry about the security of your bikes at night, a metal bike shed can give you the reassurance needed for a better night’s sleep!

    There are several companies in the UK that produce metal bike sheds, however I narrowed it down to two, Asgard and Trimetals.

    These companies produce the best quality metal bike sheds on the market.

    They both manufacture their bike sheds using the best quality materials avalible and have had their designs approved by insurance companies and security-related organisations.

    Asgard Access 4 Bike Metal Storage Shed - Ultra Secure

    Security - 9.5
    Weatherproofing - 9
    Accessibility - 8
    Quality of Materials - 9
    Ease of Assembly - 7.5

    Overall Score: 43 / 50

    External
    Width: 81.1”   Depth: 41”  Height: 52.8″

    Internal
    Width: 78”   Depth: 35.8”   Height: 52”

    External
    Width: 206cm   Depth: 104.3cm  Height: 134cm

    Internal
    Width: 198cm   Depth: 91cm   Height: 132cm

    When it comes to metal bike sheds I’m not the only one who thinks Asgard are the best of the best.

    These award-winning sheds are built like Fort Knox. Security has been considered with every aspect of the Access 4’s design.

    The Access 4 uses shrouded locking points. These make it virtually impossible for thieves to remove the two heavy-duty locks which hold its doors closed. (Locks not included).

    An internal deadbolt also prevents unauthorised access, by keeping the 1.2mm heavy-gauge, galvanised steel doors firmly shut.

    The Asgard Access 4 shed is your hub for everything bike. It provides enough space to store your helmets, locks and other cycling accessories.

    Asgard Access 4 Metal bike shed security features
    Shrouded locking points prevent thieves from targeting the locks that secure the Asgard Access.

    If additional storage is required, Asgard offer accessories such as shelving units and hanging hooks, which are easily installed and work with the majority of their bike sheds.

    Fits: 3-4 Adult Bikes

    Installation Time: 3-4 Hours

    This space for accessories means you’ll no longer be tripping over your cycling clutter. Instead keep it inside your shed for convenient access to all of your cycling gear.

    To remove your bikes, simply raise the lid using the assisted opening gas pistons. Without effort, you’ll then be able to remove the bike and accessories you need. 

    Unlike cheap metal bike sheds the Asgard Access 4 doesn’t take days to assemble and comes with instructions which are easy to follow. 

    If you’d rather have someone assemble this metal bike shed for you, then there is a quick installation service available.

    However, this bike storage shed is simple to assemble and the instructions are easy to follow. (see video above)

    If you’d prefer a bike storage shed that offers better access to your bike, check out the full Asgard range here

    This is easily one of the best all-round bike storage sheds on the market and will keep your bikes safe and secure whilst you’re away from them.

    Several world champion cyclists use Asgard sheds to secure their top of the range bikes, so if you worry about your bike at night here’s your solution.

    Asgard Tunnel Bike Shed Access
    These Asgard Bike Shelters offer low profile storage for two bikes each. Click here to view more

    6x3 Trimetals Green 'Protect.a.Cycle' Secure Storage

    Security - 9
    Weatherproofing - 9
    Accessibility - 8.5
    Quality of Materials - 8.5
    Ease of Assembly - 7.5

    Overall Score: 42.5 / 50

    External
    Width: 75.2”   Depth: 42.5”   Height: 52″

    Internal
    Width: 72”   Depth: 39.4”   Height: 50.4”

    External
    Width: 196cm   Depth: 89cm  Height: 133cm

    Internal
    Width: 180cm   Depth: 84cm   Height: 129cm

    Trimetals produce some of the best and most popular bike sheds on the market. The Protect.a.Cycle is a top-quality metal shed that’s approved by police and is perfect for those who cycle daily.

    This high-quality metal shed offers storage room for 2-3 bicycles. Once inside your bicycles will be kept dry and will be hidden securely from prying eyes.

    The Protect.a.Cycle provides access to your bikes from the side using a large vertically sliding door. The door is spring-assisted, which makes accessing your bikes much less effort.

    Two Sold Secure Silver Oxford disc locks are supplied upon purchase. These can be used to lock the doors using the two steel hasps located at the front of this metal bike shed.

    oxford lock on trimetals protect a cycle metal bike shed
    Non-shrouded locking staples are more accessible to thieves.

    Unlike the Asgard Access 4 bike shed, this shed doesn’t use shrouded locking points.

    This means the Protect.a.Cycle is slightly less secure, but these locks will still put up a good fight against all forms of attack. 

    If you’d like to upgrade the security, simply purchase a more secure set of disc locks. 

    This shed is “Secured By Design Approved” which means it uses a specification approved by British Police.

    Fits: 2-3 Adult Bikes

    Installation Time: 4 Hours

    A version of the Protect.a.Cycle is also available with a foldable ramp, which makes storage easier for cyclists with heavier bikes or e-bikes.

    The panels of this shed are guaranteed to last for 25 years and like the Asgard Access 4 they require zero maintenance.

    A good quality ground anchor is included in the price, along with all of the fixings you’ll need to set this shed up.

    Trimetals Protect a Cycle Metal Bike Storage Shed
    An example of how the Trimetals Protect.a.Cycle looks in a front garden.
    The cable extension supplied with this metal bike shed shouldn't be relied upon as a primary bike lock. Instead used a good quality chain lock.

    Assembling the Protect.a.Cycle is straightforward, compared to the Dancover which is much harder to wrap your head around. 

    All in all, the Protect.a.Cycle is the runner up in my list of the best metal bike sheds. This is due to the lower level of security it offers compared to Asgard’s bike storage sheds.

    You can view the Protect.a.Cycle here at a very reasonable price here.

    The Best Bike Shed for E-Bikes

    With the expansion of the e-Bike industry, e-Bike owners now require somewhere secure and watertight to store and charge their expensive investments.

    It’s no good having an e-Bike if you have to bring it into the house to charge, leaving dirty trails across your nice clean floors!

    Or having to remove the large heavy battery pack from your bike, carry it inside and remember to put it on charge.

    Also due to their value e-Bikes are commonly targeted by thieves. Some thieves have been known to follow cyclists home, taking a note of where they live.

    This means you need a bike shed that provides top-tier security and a reliable power supply to keep your wheels turning.

    Plastic and Wood aren’t secure enough. So again, we turn to the best metal bike shed manufacturer, Asgard.

    Asgard Access E Plus Bike Storage - Fits 3 E-Bikes

    Security - 9.5
    Weatherproofing - 9
    Accessibility - 9
    Quality of Materials - 9
    Ease of Assembly - 7.5

    Overall Score: 43 / 50

    External
    Width: 90.8”   Depth: 41.5″ Height: 52.8″

    Internal
    Width: 87.8”   Depth: 35.8”   Height: 52”

    External
    Width: 230cm   Depth: 105.3cm  Height: 134cm

    Internal
    Width: 223cm   Depth: 91cm   Height: 132cm

    The Access E Plus Bike Storage is easily the best e-Bike shed on the market. This is essentially a wider version of the Access 4 bike shed.

    The increased width of this shed offers space for larger e-Bikes (including fat-wheeled e-bikes) and for your all of your cycling accessories. Essentially making this metal bike shed, your cycling hub.

    Storing all of your cycling equipment in one place means you won’t have to spend hours searching for the bike pump, or for that spare inner tube that you bought months back.

    Asguard E Bike Metal Bike Shed
    Free your house of your cycling clutter and make going for a ride less of a chore!

    Your equipment will also benefit from unrivalled protection whilst stored inside the E Plus Bike Storage Shed.

    A heavy-duty deadbolt holds the two lockable doors in place, preventing prying or twisting of the structure.

    Vent holes in the side of the shed will allow air circulation inside. This prevents a build-up of condensation, preventing corrosion and deterioration of your expensive bikes.

    Asgard don’t fit or supply the power socket for this shed, but a local electrician will do this for an affordable price. 

    Fits: 3 Adult E Bikes

    Installation Time: 3-4 Hours

    Asguard Access Electric bike storage shed 26 and 29er

    Due to this sheds increased width it can accommodate for 29er mountain bikes other larger bikes, whilst still providing storage room for your cycling accessories.

    If you’re looking for a bomb-proof bunker to protect your costly electric bicycles, the Access E Plus is the best bike shed for you.

    This metal shed has proven to be a popular choice with my readers so far and is available here at a very competitive price.

    The Best Metal Bike Shed Comparison

    Preview
    Editors Choice
    Best Bike Shed for E Bikes
    Model
    Dancover Proshed Bike Storage
    Asgard Access 4 Bike Storage
    Trimetals Protect.a.Cycle Bike Storage
    Asgard Access E Plus Bike Storage
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    External
    81.1" x 41" x 52.8"

    Internal
    78" x 35.8 " x 52"
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    External
    90.8" x 41.5" x 52.8"

    Internal
    87.8" x 35.8 " x 52"
    Number of Bikes
    2
    3-4 (Plus accessories)
    2-3
    3-4 (Plus accessories)
    Pros
    • Lockabable doors

    • Great for multiple bikes

    • Bikes stored off ground
    • Made in the UK

    • Lockable & deadbolted doors

    • Shrouded locking points

    • High quality materials
    • Longest Guarantee

    • Hasp and staple locking points

    • Maintenance free

    • Supplied with locks
    • Top-secuirty for expensive E bikes

    • Shrouded locking points

    • Double deadbolted doors

    • Made in the UK
    Cons
    • Thin 0.25mm steel walls

    • Time consuming to assemble
    • Less secure than other metal sheds
    • More expensive

    • Thicker metal pannels are heavy

    • Non shrouded locking points

    • Fiddlier to assemble
    • Expensive

    • Locks sold seperatley

    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    10 Years
    25 Years
    10 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Dancover Proshed Bike Storage
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    Number of Bikes
    2
    Pros
    • Lockabable doors

    • Great for multiple bikes

    • Bikes stored off ground
    Cons
    • Thin 0.25mm steel walls

    • Time consuming to assemble
    • Less secure than other metal sheds
    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    Editors Choice
    Preview
    Model
    Asgard Access 4 Bike Storage
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    81.1" x 41" x 52.8"

    Internal
    78" x 35.8 " x 52"
    Number of Bikes
    3-4 (Plus accessories)
    Pros
    • Made in the UK

    • Lockable & deadbolted doors

    • Shrouded locking points

    • High quality materials
    Cons
    • More expensive

    • Thicker metal pannels are heavy

    Warranty Period
    10 Years
    Preview
    Model
    Trimetals Protect.a.Cycle Bike Storage
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    75.2" x 42.5" x 52"

    Internal
    72" x 39.4 " x 50.4"
    Number of Bikes
    2-3
    Pros
    • Longest Guarantee

    • Hasp and staple locking points

    • Maintenance free

    • Supplied with locks
    Cons
    • Non shrouded locking points

    • Fiddlier to assemble
    Warranty Period
    25 Years
    Best Bike Shed for E Bikes
    Preview
    Model
    Asgard Access E Plus Bike Storage
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    External
    90.8" x 41.5" x 52.8"

    Internal
    87.8" x 35.8 " x 52"
    Number of Bikes
    3-4 (Plus accessories)
    Pros
    • Top-secuirty for expensive E bikes

    • Shrouded locking points

    • Double deadbolted doors

    • Made in the UK
    Cons
    • Expensive

    • Locks sold seperatley

    Warranty Period
    10 Years

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    Best DIY Bike Storage Sheds (DIY Bike Shed Plans)

    If you’re up to the challenge of building your own bike shed, but don’t quite know where to get started there are several books available online at a reasonable price.

    These books have received good feedback, I haven’t read them in detail, but had a look through their pages and they do provide many helpful tips and ideas. 

    If you’re new to the wonderful world of DIY, these are a better place to start than “just going for it”. They’ll teach you the basics and set you up with the skills you’ll need to put together your own bike shed.

    My Dad and I were able to build my DIY bike shed in just over four days. Arguably in terms of time, this costs more than any of the bike sheds above.

    But my DIY bike shed fits my exact dimension requirements, was built sustainably using reclaimed and second-hand materials and has been built to last.

    Black and Decker have a great complete shed building guide, definetley good for DIYers.

    How to build the best bike shed

    Creative Homeowners sell the Ultimate Guide to Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings.

    Custom bike shed manual

    And the well-known publisher Haynes have a manual on Garden Sheds.

    Again, I haven’t read these in details, but they will be of assistance to those who aren’t as experienced with DIY.

    If you’re choosing to build your own shed, I wish you the best of luck with your creation! Feel free to send me images of your finished work and I’ll include them in this review as inspiration for others.

    The Best Bike Sheds - Comparison Table

    Using the table below you’ll be able to compare all of the best bike storage sheds featured within this review.

    Clicking the links within the table will take you to another site where you can view a competitive price for each shed.

    Some of these links are affiliate links.

    Preview Model Material Warranty No. of Bikes Overall Rating (out of 50) Price
    Lifetime Heavy-Duty Plastic 5 Years 2 to 3 30.5 View on Amazon
    Keter Grande-Store Plastic Lifetime 2 to 3 32.5 View on Amazon
    Suncast Glidetop Plastic 10 Years 3 to 4 30 View on Amazon
    Rubbermaid Slide Lid Plastic 10 Years 3 to 4 32.5 View on Amazon
    Power Pent Bike Shed Wood 10 Years 2 to 3 39 View on Amazon
    Forest Shiplap Apex Wood 15 Years 2 to 3 36.5 View on Amazon
    Bluum Bike Shelter Wood N/A 2 to 3 39 View on Bluum
    TBSC Pedal Base 3 Wood 5 Years 2 to 3 42 View here
    Dancover Pro Shed Metal 10 Years 1 to 2 37 View on Dancover
    Asgard Access 4 Metal 10 Years 3 to 4 43 View here
    Trimetals Protect.a.Bike Metal 25 Years 2 to 3 42.5 View here
    Asgard E Plus Access Metal 10 Years 2 to 3 44 View here

    Bike Shed Bases/Foundations

    Depending on the bike shed you decide upon, you may need to use a foundation for your shed to sit on. 

    Each bike shed is slightly different and needs to be stored in a different way. Reading the manufacturer description is the best way to figure out if you’ll need a shed base. 

    Suitable foundations for garden storage sheds include: 

    • Stone paved areas
    • Gravel flooring
    • Concrete foundations
    • Wooden platforms
    • Plastic base kits

    By keeping your bike shed elevated off the ground you’ll increase its life span. If a wooden bike shed is placed directly on wet grass it will become saturated with water. 

    Saturated wood will begin to rot quickly, meaning it won’t be long before you need a replacement shed. 

    Metal and plastic sheds will also last longer and perform better if installed upon a solid foundation. 

    Conclusion – The Best Bike Shed

    So there you have it, the best plastic, wood and metal bike sheds on the market.

    Whilst I recommend the sheds above, these might not be the best bike shed for your situation.

    Every cyclist has slightly different requirements, so shop around and make sure the shed you choose will work with the space you have.

    When making any purchase, remember to consider sustainability & remember the cheap spiral of decline.

    Normally, cheap and cheerful bike sheds are harder to assemble than the better quality sheds. This is because they come in smaller parts, which take more time and effort to put together.

    Whilst many of these sheds can be secured and locked from the outside, I’d advise you to secure your bikes inside your shed of choice.

    A good quality ground anchor will allow you to secure your bikes inside the shed, making it extremely difficult for thieves to remove them.

    Alongside a ground anchor, a quality chain lock will provide an easy way to secure multiple bikes at once.

    Thanks for reading and remember, lock it or lose it.

    Ciao for now!

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