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How To Keep Your Shed Summerhouse Workshop Log Cabin Safe and Secure

How To Keep Your Shed Summerhouse Workshop Log Cabin Safe and Secure
How To Keep Your Shed Summerhouse Workshop Log Cabin Safe and Secure

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Even before the current recession there were many thieves looking to steal other people's hard earned possessions from their gardens sheds summer house, workshops, log cabins or any out door garden buildings. However, now the recession has taken bite, more people can be tempted in to desperate measures to keep their head about the water. This means it's important to help yourself by looking after your items and to help others who may be a little weak by removing temptation.

The basics for garden sheds security is to ensure that they are kept locked at all times when you are not in attendance and always to use a strong hasp and staple for the padlock to go onto the shed door. The type of hasp and staple recommended is the fold over type. With these the staple part will fold over the top of the hasp concealing the screws which hold it to the garden shed. This will ensure that the screws can not be unscrewed by any potential thieves as this would make it a waste of time putting a lock on the shed, even if the shed lock is a very strong one.

People who have a lot of valuable garden equipment and are very serious about looking after their valuables might wish to consider a steel building such as the SafeStore security shed from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. This is made from thick steel, about 4 times thicker than the cheap domestic metal sheds, and is complete with a steel base. Backed up with a drill and pick proof lock you can be sure that these steel garden sheds are the next best thing to having a security guard on duty.

A little while ago there were two incidents, in Stancombe and Eastcombe near Stroud, where two unprotected garden sheds were broken in. In the first break in a 250 petrol hedge trimmer was taken from the garden shed and in the second attack a generator was removed from the owner's shed. These items are very easy to sell on for a good profit.

The local crime prevention officer, PC Mark Godsland, said that it is relatively easy to prevent these type of thefts backing up the advice given by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. He reiterated that garden buildings owners should check to see how vulnerable their out buildings are. He also again stressed the importance of strong window and door locks on any garden sheds to make them more of a challenge to thieves.

He further advised that any high value bikes, which have become even more desirable after the efforts of Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and the Olympics, should be kept locked up and ideally chained or shackled set into concrete for maximum security. Also, of course, using a strong padlock for the best security.

In many instances an investment in a Capital Steel Building could be worth considering. Being made from extra strong high tensile steel on a fully galvanised steel frame these can made superb outdoor buildings in your garden, Available in any size from about 3m x 4m but as the sizes get larger they become better value. With the addition of composite insulated panels they can be used all year round as an extra room.


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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone 0333 800 8880
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The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.

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The garden centre is visible from B3208 road between Farnham and Aldershot.

Currently on display at Badshot Lea: are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Garden Cabins and Lidget Garages. Please see this page for a full list.




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