Duotech’s contemporary range of small outdoor storage units add a touch of panache to a patio’s outdoor seating area. The Keter Garden Store presents a spacious weatherproof cupboard design, one that refrains from overshadowing small areas yet is ideal for facilitating a variety of outside storage services.
Exhibiting rustic textured fascia panels displays elegant silvery accents from a distance meanwhile up close the efficacy of a wood-grain effect presents to the touch.
Manufactured decay-resistant ascertains durability. The composition replaces annual conserving with a wipe over, a decision we happily engaged with after time constraints encountered upon with our last wooden facility that ended up deteriorating away through weather-rot.
Feedback comes through quite exceptional, apart from the oodles of screws they take to assemble. Favoured by pleasant eye-appeal, decay-resistance and the effortless duty it takes to brighten-up their appearance meanwhile the paintable surface design certainly sparks interest for those desiring to create their own artistic creation.
This Garden-Store represents one of the smaller sized facilities within DUOTECH™’s Range of weatherproof outdoor storage units.
Oakland’s 7 footer commences the walk-in range whereas their low profile facility termed the ‘Grande-Store’ provides similar dimensions albeit in a horizontal shape that sits under the typical house window & conventional garden fence-line.
More Info: keter.com
Size: 54″ x 30″
Verdict: Feedback’s Very Good
Keter’s Unique Resin Creation
Keter’s High-Store is purposely designed to sit where space is rather limited, alike a patio or small back garden. Standing against a house wall regards a popular location, the facility isn’t obtrusive due to it’s adequate size.
Access is superb, the doors open up the entire 1.3 metres width. Presented within arms reach situates the entire storage collection due to the internal depth equating to a mere 66cm – No hassle here.
An ideal storage solution for patio accessories, gardening tools/equipment and barbecue paraphernalia meanwhile boasting a 1.76 metre internal height serves the storage of lengthy implements suchlike long handled rakes, brushes, forks & spades etc. Extendable ladders & parasols represent additional favourites.
Dimensions are presented further down the page, check whether it’s suitable for your requirements.
Duotech design is Keter’s Blueprint – A resin surface specifically designed for painting caters for artistically decorating a statement in your unique colours to enrich the backdrop of home-yard and patio surroundings. When you inspect the wondrous shades down below, I’m sure you’ll agree – resplendent colour schemes can be created.
Features of the High Store
Low-Maintenance design escapes the rot
From a distance the lustrous silvery sheen of High-Store’s fascia presentation is admirably stylish whereupon close inspection, a rustic semblance of wood-grain transpires to the touch.
Two panels reinforced with a centre-ribbed structure rigidly provide stability to the composition meanwhile the benefits of a formed tongue & groove edging simplifies assembly into a basic construction.
Developing this style of dual reinforced fascia design circumvents unsightly dented appearances occurring when suffering the average typical knock.
Unfortunately in the USA poor stock control & transportation has led to the odd damages with regard to cracked panels. Under these circumstances, I would immediately ask for a replacement. Strangely, it doesn’t seem to be an issue in the UK.
Manufactured from reusable polypropylene constitutes Keter’s innovative design providing all-embracing weather protection to the make-up.
Durability & rot-resistance kicks in when under attack from sweltering heat, severe snowfalls & driving rain whereupon the composition remains unaffected, irrespective of what the weather throws. Enduring polypropylene assures immunity from deterioration setting into the manufacture, even throughout long-term damp environments.
The High-Store is not prone to beaching & structure splits caused by the heat stresses of sunburn, rather Duotech’s polypropylene is UV stabilised in order to armour the composition with a shield of protection thereby preventing alteration to the make-up when under the duress of sun-rays.
Resin eliminates the continuous cycle of upkeep. Virtually maintenance free this facility escapes re-varnishing duties associated with nourishing wood for protection, only requiring a simple wash down when dirty to restore the spotless finish.
Make a Statement to Your Surroundings
DUOTECH™ design is unique to Keter, accomplishing the first resin-based shed that can be painted, a preferred option for many looking to add a colourful statement to their home surroundings and what a vibrant colour transformation this store transfigures into – No wonder it’s becoming so popular.
Painting on water-based acrylic paint is advised, this toughened emulsion paints on user-friendly, quick to administer, clean-up and dries rapidly with an outdoor breeze meanwhile there’s every shade imaginable including matt-to-high gloss finishes. Typically advertised as bathroom or kitchen paint owing to it’s durable mixture that withstands scuff marks when wiped over.
Flat Roof – Concerned?
Initially concerned, flat roofs always tend to ring alarm bells with me however worries soon diminished upon realising the roof comes in one sheet which assures a huge advantage in preventing internal rainwater dribbles meanwhile it’s polypropylene manufacture is weatherproof, durable and impermeable.
The roof constitutes built-in ridges into which the walls slot within during installation prior to fastening with screws, accomplishing sturdiness along with a tight seal meanwhile the roof’s slight extension beyond the walls avoids the occurrence of rainfall entering in at their abutment.
Integrated Heavyweight Flooring
High-Store’s toughened polypropylene floor design caters to subsist demanding stresses endured by the storing of weighty items and a lawnmower however the built-in long-term resistance to hefty tensions will only suffice if the facility’s stood on solid level foundations.
The floor, alike the roof comes in one polypropylene sheet, impermeable whilst resistant to damp affecting the structure further to comprising additional defence to survive humidity makes this outside cupboard a great storage solution suited for all climates.
The only fixing required to make-up the floor regards the sloped threshold which aids the duty of wheeling items in and out meanwhile the fascia panels slot into the floor’s boundary ridge, enclosing High-Store’s internals from the outside environment..
Anchor indentations provide the placements for rigidly grounding the High-Store down onto a solid base, advisable for a unit tall and slim unless positioned within a sheltered spot or adjacent to a house wall.
Fairly Spacious Internals
Upon opening the double doors, the entire storage collection is easily obtainable owing to the slimline 66cm depth meanwhile the favourable 1.3 metre width provides a storage solution capable of accommodating plentiful solutions.
A 1.76 metre height aids storing lengthy garden tools & parasols meanwhile for those requiring shelving options, the instructions provide the dimensions for cutting two of your own wood shelves, supported by the included shelf supports. Thick plywood purchased from local hardware stores make ideal shelves for a unit this size.
Alternatively if you’re not interested in storing on the floor and a bank of tiered shelving lights your candle, there’s plenty of free standing shelves found at DIY stores that’ll accomplish. A mere matter of measuring the internals to assure the chosen size fits.
Where the walls adjoin to the roof and floor, a sealed unit ensures no gaps are present for rainwater and pests to enter thus preventing the outside environment blowing debris inside.
Quality door fittings sweeten their swing
Wide double doors spanning the width of the High Store deliver unrestricted access. Once ajar, acquiring storage becomes a non issue, everything is within arms grasp.
The doors polypropylene manufacture is identical to the facade panels thereby exhibits the same enchanting silvery glisten all round meanwhile assures the doors constitute durable weather-protection whilst their paintable surface makes the High Store all-round fully customizable in your colour choice.
Chrome hinges are fitted to produce an efficient opening/closing swing meanwhile the door handle comprises a clasp designed around a stainless steel locking system into which a padlock secures when locking up.
The Added Benefit – Low Maintenance!
Duotech’s High-Store only requires an occasional wash down to bring back the new-look.
No more weather-rot issues to deal with, re-varnishing duties nor re-roofing services either. A huge bonus, saving costs & time associated with ongoing maintenance, when comparing the traditional dilemmas wooden structures entail.
Generally a light hose down sufficiently cleans whereas ingrained muck may require a squirt of detergent, this depends on the location. Rejuvenating appearances couldn’t get more swift.
If the paintable route is taken, colour fade will eventually occur however a quick clean & dry prior to the re-coat entails the only maintenance, absent from decaying issues.
Tongue & Groove Installation Process
The no1 rule of thumb prior to assembly relates to locating on level solid ground. Obeying ensures all the fascia panels align plumb to accomplish a perpendicular construction that functions correct doors swings whilst enabling the flooring to serve heavy-duty stresses.
Anchoring plays an important role in rigidly stabilising the High-Store for protection against the weather elements if located in an unsheltered position owing to it’s slimline build.
The build takes roughly an hour or two and requires two people. On the whole, the clear instructions receive good feedback, it’s quite straightforward & basic to assemble albeit there are plenty of screws.
Here’s a post containing High-Store’s installation video, built by the Ultimate Handyman in a real-life setting. Well worth a watch prior to constructing to satisfy any assembly fears.
And that’s your Keter High Store built – Happy days, Enjoy!
Highlights and Considerations
- A stylish addition to enhance any patio or home-yard
- Rustic silvery tones exhibit a weathered guise
- Molded to resemble wood-grain texture
- Maintenance merely concerns a hosepipe shower
- Impermeable make-up assures weather-resistance & durability
- Customizable with acrylic emulsion
- Decorating enables showcasing your own unique creation
- Wide double doors efficiently access the entire unit
- Chrome hinges effectuate a quality door swing
- Spacious internals yet unobtrusive on the eye
- Installation of shelving is optional. Includes shelf supports
- Polypropylene – One sheet roof
- One sheet – polypropylene integrated floor
- Environmentally friendly & recyclable
- UV protection endures sunburn assault
- Straightforward panel alignment & secured with screws
- 10 years limited High Store warranty
- Exceptional feedback presented in reviews
- Situate on a solid level base
- Shelving is not included, however, shelf supports are.
- Advisable to anchor the High-Store down onto the foundations
- Loads of assembly screws
High Store Competition
Shed Sizes: presents a visual walk-through of low maintenance resin sheds competing with this High-Store. Here’s a few expamples:
Keep the silvery-grey finish enhanced with wood-grained textured charm or spring into action and customise the colour of your choosing, make a statement and complement your patio.
The Keter Garden Store enables creating more space in the home by storing outdoor gear conveniently outside. Ideal for patio accessories, BBQ gear and garden tools.
Sturdy, weather-resistant, durable and impermeable to rainwater whilst boasting an easy to clean surface. Storage protection delivered.
Low-maintenance regards the majorities preference – High Store delivers
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