The 5 x 7 ft Flexistore is one of Asgard’s walk-in heavy-duty steel sheds. It weighs 184 kg, which shows how thick and strong the steel is. Asgard works closely with Crime Prevention Authorities and the Steel Industry to make sure these storage sheds are really secure.
The Asgard Flexistore 5 x 7 ft Heavy-Duty Steel Garden Shed
The Flexistore comes in three different colour schemes, including brown and ivory. The most popular choice is the garden green, which goes well with lawns and landscapes. It’s 5 feet wide and 7 feet deep, providing plenty of space to securely store all your gardening equipment and supplies, no matter how expensive they are.
To protect the steel from harsh weather conditions all year round, the Flexistore has three weatherproof coats and a 10-year anti-corrosion warranty. It can withstand everything from heavy rain to intense sun without getting damaged, unlike other sheds that quickly deteriorate.
Maintaining the Flexistore is easy. You just need to give it a quick soapy scrub every now and then to keep it looking stylish. During the summer, you can use a garden hose to wash the shed and water your plants at the same time, making maintenance a breeze.
Asgard focuses on delivering high-quality sheds to the UK market, rather than exporting them worldwide. This helps reduce their carbon footprint and allows them to prioritize producing top-notch steel structures that aren’t solely driven by cost. They want to offer something better than the flimsy metal sheds dominating the global market.
Inspect The Features of the Flexistore
Heavy-Duty Weatherproof Steel Makeup
The Flexistore is made from thick-gauged steel, which gives it a sturdy and durable structure. It weighs a hefty 29 stone and consists of wall panels, an apex roof, a single door, and a built-in floor.
Unlike most metal sheds, Flexistore includes a steel floor, which greatly enhances its resistance against break-ins and provides excellent stability during storms. Once properly anchored, Asgard sheds are nearly immovable.
While many sheds rely on metal or aluminium frameworks with additional reinforcements for roof support, Flexistore’s substantial steel walls are strong enough to support the roof without the need for extra fortifications.
When it comes to weather resistance, a heavy-gauge steel construction surpasses traditional wood as it is less prone to composition breakdown. However, it’s crucial to protect the metal from rust development.
Asgard ensures peace of mind with a 10-year warranty that covers corrosion. They achieve this by galvanizing the steel in molten zinc, treating it with iron phosphate, and applying a tough powder-coat finish of weatherproof polyester. Colour pigments are added to give it an attractive appearance.
Locking-Up Ensures Ultimate Security
When it comes to security, Flexistore leaves no room for compromise. Its door-locking mechanism incorporates a three-way security system. At the side of the access handle, a steel lever engages with a steel latch in the door frame. Simultaneously, two shoot bolts made from 10mm thick steel bars embed deep into the top and bottom framework, providing top-notch security.
Flexistore uses Euro Cylinder Locks, designed with the assistance of the Locksmiths Association, to operate the three-way locking system. These pick-proof locks give thieves nightmares because even if they try drilling or breaking in, the lock will shear away, rendering access impossible no matter how determined the intruder may be.
But security isn’t just about keeping thieves out. Flexistore is also child-friendly, with handles that can be operated from the inside. Asgard works closely with the Police Force and Steel Industry to continuously update and improve their security-conscious designs.
Precision Engineered 3-Point Locking System
The precision engineering of Flexistore’s 3-Point Locking System reinforces vulnerable entry points. Steel is double-folded where panels meet, while intruder hot spots around the internal perimeter of the door are reinforced. These designs create formidable barriers against crowbar access and prevent forced leverage.
To ensure maximum security, the entire structure is internally bolted together, hiding all construction screws from the outside. And here’s something unique: Flexistore has an integrated heavy-gauged steel floor, which forms a crucial part of its structure. The wall panels bolt onto this flooring during construction, and it also serves as the anchor point.
When you combine all these security features with the use of industrial-grade steel, you get an incredibly strong and secure unit to protect your valuable gardening equipment. It would take quite a force, like a bulldozer, to move it once it’s properly anchored!
Flexistore’s Effective & Sturdy Features
Flexistore’s roof is made of the same weight-gauge steel as the walls, ensuring it’s durable and resistant to weather. It’s impermeable and galvanized, with a weatherproof polyester overcoat to provide total protection against changing weather conditions.
The apex design of the roof allows for instant drainage during heavy rain and prevents water from seeping inside by overlapping the walls and creating eaves.
Metal sheds often suffer from condensation and damp walls, especially in humid conditions. To combat this, it’s important to create a steady airflow inside. Flexistore includes steel air vents above the entrance, strategically engineered to maintain consistent airflow. Placing the shed away from vegetation and allowing items like motorbikes and chainsaws to cool down before storing them inside also helps maintain a healthy internal environment.
Optional heavy-duty steel ramp
If needed, you can purchase a heavy-duty steel ramp to assist with rolling in heavy lawnmowers, bikes, or mobility scooters. The ramp simply slots under the entry and stays in place without any additional fixings.
This 5 x 7 ft Flexistore can accommodate up to 12 steel shelves, which can be purchased separately. They come pre-drilled and securely attach to the walls with steel screws, providing sturdy support for your gardening equipment. You can also purchase packs of 10 steel hooks to organize tools like spades, rakes, and brushes along the walls. Additionally, steel eyelets are available for fastening bungee cords or ropes to secure items against the walls.
Consider purchasing an 18mm thick OSB2 timber floor to prevent scratching the metal base, create a more slip-resistant surface, and reduce internal noise levels. Asgard can provide a custom-cut timber floor that fits perfectly in the Flexistore and includes a metal fixing strip. Installing it is straightforward, as the timber simply lays into position over the base after anchoring.
Flexistore 5 x 7 ft Measurements
Assembly Process Made Remarkably Simple
When setting up a heavy-duty steel shed like Flexistore, it’s crucial to place it on a solid, level surface such as a patio, concrete foundation, or materials like asphalt or tarmac. Make sure the substrate is at least 2 inches thick and level to prevent any subsidence or tilting.
Once you have prepared the foundations, the assembly process becomes very straightforward, as shown in the instructional video. You start from the base, where the wall panels are bolted simultaneously to the steel floor and adjacent steel sheets. Then, you proceed to attach the roof and door.
What makes the assembly process even easier is that anchor screws are provided. These screws help securely anchor Flexistore’s base to the ground, ensuring stability. The fast-forward video demonstrates the efficiency of Asgard’s assembly process. Thanks to cleverly designed precision engineering and the use of heavy-gauge steel, the number of parts is minimal, making construction quick and hassle-free.
Video – Flexistore 5 x 4 ft Assembly
Advantages and Obstacles
- Green, ivory or brown colour choices
- Stylish & presentable to charm any home-garden
- A pleasure to wash & clean
- Weather-resistant polyester top-coat
- Galvanised with zinc stops corrosion
- Impervious, durable & extremely heavy-duty
- 29 stone – 184 kg heavy-gauge steel building
- Apex steel roof structure drains immediately
- Internally constructed with steel bolts
- Tamper-resistant Euro-Cylinder lock
- Three-point door locking mechanism
- Steel shoot-bolts and catches provide the lock
- Steel industry designed to thwart crowbar access
- Dual-folded steel impedes leverage
- Steel shelving, hooks, and eyelets can be purchased
- Optional ramp threshold easily slots into the location
- Optional cut-to-size OSB timber floor simply lays on the base
- Built-in ventilation stops condensation by distributing freshness
- Wide access, steel reinforced single door
- Included anchor bolts
- 10 years Flexistore warranty cover
- Extremely secure
Things to Consider
- Heavyweight steel constructions require solid substrates suchlike concrete
- Ensure Flexistore sheds are stationed on level ground
- Heavy-duty steel, designed ultra secure demands a higher price tag
When it comes to prioritizing the safety of your valuable tools like hedge trimmers and lawnmowers, it’s hard to find a manufacturer that can compete with Asgard’s steel engineering. I haven’t come across any that match their level of quality and security.
While Flexistore has a width of 5 feet across the front, the Flexistore range offers sizes ranging from 4 feet to 11 feet deep. The 7-foot option sits in the middle of the range. If you prefer twin door access and a 7-foot width, you might want to consider Gladiator’s 7 x 7 ft shed. It offers the same high-quality steel construction and top-notch security.
Asgard offers a wide variety of storage options to choose from, including bike stores, motorbike garages, horizontal steel units, and heavy-duty garden sheds. Security is always at the forefront of their designs.
So, if you’re looking for a reliable and secure storage solution, Asgard’s range of steel structures is definitely worth exploring. They have a solution for every need and provide cutting-edge security features that give you peace of mind.
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