Keter’s Elite Store represents a small horizontal storage shed that aptly settles in confined areas outside a home. The silvery fascia stylishly compliments surroundings whilst the easy-to-clean weatherproof construction delivers convenience & fair value for money.
Comprising an assortment of usages, Elite’s compact store provides a shelter for gardening tools, the lawnmower & plant feed – A mini recycling station for household rubbish – Wonderful access for a kids toys haven – An outside sports equipment or work tools store – Maybe a dry-store for fire-logs lights your candle.
Enhancing the patio, Elite-Store flaunts a smart silvery chic appearance into which the spacious interior caters to accommodate barbecue grilling paraphernalia, stack-able or fold-up chairs along with a conglomerate of outdoorsy accessories meanwhile the fresh & dry interior makes it ideal for towel storage and ultra-handy for squashing in a whole set of bulky outside furniture cushions.
There are no specific usages, Elite caters to stylishly serve storage necessities from poolside, the urban balcony to the decked backyard and any restricted zones in between.
Elite’s manufacture boasts the upper-hand to where maintenance is concerned, you won’t be confined to the annual re-varnishing cycle that’s for sure. Keter’s groundbreaking Duotech™ manufacture prides itself delivering immunity from rot therefore apart from a cleanse to spruce-up appearances, it’s upkeep-free.
Constructing entails quite a rudimentary assembly procedure too. Okay, there’s a pile of screws to secure but if you’re aided by your best mate, the drill driver, you’ll have the store up & serving in minimal time. On account of the low-profile height, Elite-Store unobtrusively sits beneath the conventional garden fence-line and most window ledges, along with situating in restricted placements.
Gloating a lockable triple-way entry, all 3 doors widely agape providing supreme access, the floor integrates forming part of the structure, encasing the internals from the breeze of outside debris meanwhile freshening up the silvery fascia takes minutes with a wet cloth & squirt of detergent.
Low-Profile Shed Competition
Size-wise, the Elite-Store stations between Duotech’s smaller Patio-Store and the popular larger Grande-Store that’s spacious enough to accommodate 3 wheelie trash bins whilst retaining a horizontal shape.
Video – Keter Elite Store
Snazzy Looks combine with Weather-Resistance
Engineered by Duotech involves moulding two separate fascia boards and connecting them together by of a corrugated internal structure. Producing a dual-skin enhances strength & rigidity along with vanquishing unsightly dents appearing to the composition.
Besides creating reinforced twin lined fascia panels, the edges are formed with tongue & groove borders benefiting assembly with an easy alignment prior to securing.
During manufacture, silvery pigments blend within the polypropylene base-mix producing the snazzy lustrous image that will not peel meanwhile the molding process embosses a vertical ribbed impression to the touch, creating stylish charm to the exterior.
In addition to the colouring, UV inhibitors stabilise the manufacture to prevent sunburn damage bleaching the exterior along with toughening the manufacture to combat sun-scorch fracturing the skin.
Duotech™ Composition is designed not to corrode nor rot, regardless of whether it’s situated in a permanent damp setting, endures countless rainfall showers or tolerates the onslaught of sunstroke. In a nutshell, it’s immune from decay therefore sidesteps re-varnishing with wood-stain for the purpose of preserving.
The mere duty to spruce-up Elite’s appearance once the grime’s taken hold regards a wipe-over with a damp cloth. We generally hose our shed down with the shower adaptor clicked in meanwhile very occasionally we find a soft brush along with a squeeze of washing-up liquid removes moss & sap however this is merely a once-in-a-while operation, depends on one’s location & surroundings.
Showcase Your Exclusive Colourful Statement
Duotech have invented the first paintable shed manufactured in resin however in contrast to the arduous task of primer followed by top coats of oil based paints such as gloss, the real benefit here is the sliver part of the manufacture has been designed to adhere to acrylic emulsion.
Water-based emulsion is a joy to decorate with. It’s fast, rolls on like a dream, dries super-quick whilst the equipment washes clean in a jiffy. Acrylic paint includes a hardener to toughen the surface making it scuff-free & wipe-able. It’s usually termed Bathroom and Kitchen paint in DIY stores for decorating walls.
Usually, there’s every rainbow shade to choose from meanwhile our local store mixes the paint while you wait. Besides deciding which colour shade brightens-up your home-yard you also have to choose the preference of finish, from low sheen matt shades to the shininess of gloss including egg-shell & vinyl-silk in between.
It should be noted, over time & stood outdoors paint colours will inevitably fade however due to the make-up not being susceptible to weather-rot, Duotech’s preparation prior to a re-paint merely concerns a wash & dry before commencing.
Time to wear you creative hat to determine your resplendent shade, then decide upon subtle matt or vivid gloss?
Elite-Store’s Practical User-Friendly Features
Twin doors combine with the lid to swing ajar, after which everything’s presented within arms reach. Access couldn’t get anymore obtainable meanwhile air ventilation grids incorporate both sides to effectuate a fresh-air current to the interior, benefiting both waste disposal services for getting rid of nasty odours and seating cushion or towel storage by eliminating musty odours developing inside.
Securing Elite has two options. Inserting a padlock through the top holes of the clasp delivers simultaneous triple-way security, locking all 3 doors together whereas padlocking the underneath holes locks the two front doors leaving the lid to conveniently swing open for emptying refuse waste.
Elite comprises a 1150 L / 41 cu. ft storage capacity. Two 63 Gal / 240 L wheelie trash cans can accommodate inside meanwhile two linking chain mechanisms are included to operate the waste bin lids simultaneous to opening Elite’s lid delivering a more hygienic method of waste disposal that doesn’t entail touching the bins.
Alternatively, the Grande-Store holds 3 of these bin sizes or a couple of the extra large variety if more spacious internals are preferred meanwhile Elite’s dimensions are presented below to measure against your storage ideas.
The lid comprises one sheet of black polypropylene constituting a reinforced thickened skin that slopes back-to-front down a shallow gradient in order to effectuate a prompt rainfall run-off.
Aiding lifting Elite’s hefty lid expanse is virtue of two gas shock pistons that help operate a one-hand opening, swinging the lid ajar through forced pressure meanwhile the tension held within the pistons also performs a soft-close mechanism when the lid comes down preventing the lid’s full weight and the trash bin lids from slamming shut and hurting fingers.
Inside Elite’s facility, the base integrates by means of interlocking the walls within the floor’s boundary which in return stops pests from scurrying their way through and helps maintain clean & dry internals by prohibiting rainwater puddles and leafy waves congregating on the inside.
The floor is strengthened during manufacture to subsist the weightiness of fully loaded rubbish bins meanwhile a sloping threshold delivers ease in rolling the mower in & out. You have the option of grounding the floor through the anchor placements presented within each corner to improve stability however on account of the low height being sheltered, most people bypass this procedure.
Illustrations display shelf cutting dimensions for fitting a straight-cut shelf in the instructions. 1.5″ thick plywood provides adequate shelving meanwhile adjustable brackets are included to aid the fitment. Local DIY stores where we live cut straight pieces of wood like this shelf’s dimensions on site. I’d take the measurements in and ask for cutting if I didn’t have a saw.
Uncomplicated Assembly Approach
Okay, Elite’s installation procedure may contain 30 steps that require securing a mountain of screws but it’s basic and doable for the inexperienced DIYer, similar to building a large set of Ikea drawers in my view.
If two people construct, one supports whilst the other secures the panels further to using a drill driver set on low torque for driving in the screws, you’ll have this low profile unit built, stocked and serving to full potential in a short amount of time.
It’s important to station Elite on solid level paving, asphalt, decking or tarmac etc to ascertain the floor copes with the full loads of rolling wheelie trash bins inside meanwhile the perpendicular standing ensures both the door & lid operations function precise.
Another thing to note: Elite does not want to be stood in flood water, raise the foundations in doubts arise.
Highlights and Considerations
- Compact store with 1150 L / 41 cu. ft capacity
- Elite-Store provides a multitude of outdoor services
- Locates in restricted placements of a garden
- Sits beneath fences and most window ledges
- Good looks – Exhibits a smart silvery appearance
- Vertical ribbed texture embeds throughout the surface
- Rot & corrosion resistant make-up – Will not peel
- UV defence withstands fractures & colour fade
- Reinforced double-skinned fascia panels withstand dents
- Triple door entry provides generous access
- Front doors lockable and 3-door lockable
- Hydraulic pistons deliver a one-hand opening lid
- Piston pressure soft-closes Elite’s hefty lid
- Accommodates two 63 gal / 240 L wheelie trash bins
- Includes two lid-to-lid bin-chain opening kits
- Option to fit a shelf – brackets provided
- Option to anchor the Elite-Store to the foundations
- Integrated toughened floor survives bin-weight pressures
- Ramp threshold aids wheeling mowers & bins inside
- Duotech provides a paintable composition
- Customisation caters for acrylic emulsion paints
- Backed by Elite-Store warranty assurance
- Easygoing maintenance involves an occasional wash
- Elite-Store needs to station on solid ground
- Level foundations ensure all door operations swing precise
- Worried about a flood? – Station the store on a platform
Elegant, Multi-Purpose & Low-Maintenance
Keter’s Elite-Store showcases smart classy looks that elegantly enhance balconies, patios, poolside and garden locations meanwhile unaffected by rot it’s a cinch to wipe clean, attributed by Duotech’s weather-resistant polypropylene based manufacture.
Boasting multi-purpose uses from a recycling station, occupying garden tools, situated poolside keeping towels dry, conveniently located on a patio protectively storing bulky furniture cushions alongside a multitude of additional services from work tools to sporting gear describes Elite-Store’s versatility – What’s your ideas?
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