Assembly made easy, the Grande-Store swiftly constructs to deliver a low-profile triple wheelie bin storage solution, encased in Duotech’s silver-styled weather-resistant resin.
Providing low-maintenance the Grande-Store not only fulfils generating a recycling station for your backyard, it’s extremely versatile.
Catering as a gardening equipment facility, a bike-park for two adult bikes with 2 kids bikes, an outside toy-shelter, a place to harbor away patio necessities & barbecue paraphernalia, sporty stuff, work tools or a dry-log store for wintertime convenience; summarises just a few alternative storage ideas.
Since Keter’s state-of-the-art Oakland sheds entered the market, feedback’s been outstanding, resulting in expanding their DUOTECH™ range across multiple outdoor storage solutions from deck boxes, high stores and low height facilities like this Grande-Store.
We departed the wooden shed world due to constant yearly upkeep battles & re-roofing dilemmas. Replacing with Duotech material substitutes associated hours of servicing rot & re-varnishing with the few minutes operation of a light pressure-hose down.
Size: 6 ft W x 3½ ft D x 4 ft H
Verdict: Groundbreaking Design
#Feature: Low Height Shed
Grande-Store’s Handy Features
Expanding 6 ft wide, 3½ ft deep and 4 ft high provides the solution to hide-away unsightly wheelie bins, the weathered silvery tones exhibit modish eye-appeal to compliment outdoor spaces whist the recyclable material is not susceptible to decomposing.
Enhancing Grand-Store’s voguish appearance & weather-resistance, the fascia is formed into double lined panels for robustness, further fortified by a steel infrastructure.
The spacious internals enable storing a variety of storage including wheelie bins: Measure your trash-bins & storage ideas with the internal measurements presented within this post to ascertain they fit-in.
The Grande-Store incorporates these handy features:
Facilitating wheelie bin services, a lid-lid chain opening kit is supplied. The chains attach the bin lids to Grande-Store’s lid resulting in all bins opening together when the Grande-Store lid swings ajar, thereby enables hygienically disposing rubbish hands-free.
Air vents situated either side disperse waste-odours by continuously distributing a throughput of fresh air meantime prevents sweaty saturated environments arising inside.
Hydraulic pistons ease the lid operation whilst broad double doors across the front provide fab. A heavy duty floor comprising a sloped entry threshold cater for storing burdensome trash loads and ease wheeling the weights inside & out.
Paintable DUOTECH™ walls cater to customise the facility in any desired shade to blend in with the accents of garden surroundings, meanwhile, if a stylish patio storage solution lights your candle, shelf supports are provided for fitting a shelf to accommodate additional accessories.
The fascia comprises tongue & groove edges which streamline assembly albeit there are huggings of screws meanwhile a stainless steel locking mechanism and padlock-style handle deliver security.
Video – Grande-Store
Stores up to 3 Wheelie Trash Bins
Weatherproofed Rustic Looks
The fascia constitutes two separate panels joined together by an internal corrugated structure whilst steel reinforcements brace the construction, resulting in a sturdy finish, resistant to dents.
Simulating the rustic appearance of weathered wood courtesy of silver pigments mixing in with the recyclable polypropylene, the molding procedure forms deep textured grain to the touch meanwhile additional UV inhibitors armour the make-up to impede the scorch of sun-rays blistering the manufacture & bleaching colours.
Unsusceptible to corrosion & rot the makeup’s designed to endure all weather-seasons including driving rain, continuous damp, snowfall and sweltering heat without suffering any alteration to the manufacture, meanwhile, freshening-up appearances is accomplished by the most basic of cleaning procedures.
We typically click the shower connector into the hosepipe, turn the nozzle to jet and speedily wash the fascia. The most popular method regards a light pressure-wash whereas using a bucket of warm water, a soft brush & a squirt of detergent is a great tip for removing ingrained moss.
DUOTECH™ manufacture caters for customising. Boasting a paintable surface courtesy of incorporating resin-talc enables decorating your preference of colours to brighten-up the home-yard using acrylic emulsion (usually termed bathroom & kitchen paint in DIY stores) or you can simply leave the wondrous rustic charm the way it displays.
Video – DUOTECH™ Design
Triple Door Wheelie Bin Access
Access into the Grande-Store couldn’t get much easier. A sloping threshold incorporates at the entrance to assist wheeling bins inside or parking the lawnmower whilst broad twin doors spanning the width open wide, providing oceans of room for manoeuvring sizeable bins.
The double doors are composed of identical DUOTECH™ material as the fascia whilst the roof’s whopping 6 ft x 3½ ft expanse comprising a back polypropylene manufacture inclusive of weather-resistant additives; opens-up to facilitate easygoing wheelie bin access.
The lid’s 100% reusable manufacture is impermeable to rainwater and delivers imperishable weather-defence irrespective of conditions meanwhile designed with a slight angle effectuates an efficient rainfall drainage system.
Lifting the hefty top is assisted by hydraulic pistons meanwhile the pressure also steps in to soft-close the lid, preventing it from crashing down. You’re provided with chains that attach the bin-lids to Grande-Store’s lid to enable hands-free refuse disposal, hygienically opening all lids simultaneously as represented in the wheelie bin images up above.
The padlockable stainless steel locking mechanism secures both doors & lid together, accomplishing triple door security.
Inside Keter’s Grande-Store
The Grande-Store offers a variety of outdoor storage solutions from stylishly hiding unsightly wheelie trash bins, parking bikes, accommodating sports stuff, an outside toy-shelter to occupying gardening equipment & lawn supplies or perhaps a smart looking low height storage facility for patio accessories.
It’s becoming more common to see a few horizontal stores occupying home gardens nowadays due to stricter planning regulations regarding walk-in sheds in certain areas plus many prefer this easy installation method besides the way low-profile units station below the standard 6 ft fence-line.
Integrated into the shed, the floor helps maintain a clean environment courtesy of the fascia-panels interlocking within the perimeter, preventing gusts of wind blowing debris inside, critters finding entry and rainfall puddling the shed floor whilst the muscular thickset resin manufacture is purposely designed to subsist the tensions of wheelie bins and storing weighty equipment.
Air vents positioned either-side generate a current of fresh air to repel refuse odours and prevent saturation arising during clammy conditions, thereby preserving storage if used for other purposes. This store will either accommodate two 96 GAL / 360 Litre wheelie bins or three 63 GAL / 240 Litre wheelie bins.
Brackets are included for installing your own wooden shelf whilst cutting measurements are detailed in the instructions. Thick plywood purchased from local hardware stores make suitable shelving if intentions are to be used for alternative garden storage.
The benefits of a resin manufacture relate to their weather-resistant advantages. Duotech material does not rust or rot and is immune from decomposing leaving the mere maintenance as a wash down when mucky to freshen back the pristine appearance that lies beneath.
Hosing down our resin shed with a jet-spray is a job I’ve come to rather enjoy, a few minutes later the new look shines back through, making a doddle out of maintenance.
This make-up doesn’t require constant upkeep associated with re varnishing, servicing rotten wood and re-roofing; hassles to which disintegrating roofing felt is prone to, being susceptible to weather decay. If you decide to paint the silver fascia however, this will inevitably fade and require a re-coat stood outside.
Whenever ingrained dirt becomes hard to shift, we find a bucket of warm soapy water & soft bristled brush swiftly removes, albeit this is only once in a while. The hosepipe usually entails the whirlwind wash.
The primary issue disregarding which type of resin shed floats your boat concerns stationing the unit on solid level foundations. Timber-decking, concrete, asphalt, tarmac or paving provide ideal substrates for a shed this size, just make certain they’re level.
Abiding by this rule presents a solid base for the built-in floor to subsist the tensions of full wheelie-bin loads plus assembly becomes straightforward with regards to aligning the panels plumb and ensuring the doors swing vertically.
There are heaps of screws however installation is very straightforward, a matter of implementing the steps demonstrated in the instructions.
Once construction is finalised, there’s the option of anchoring the floor down onto the foundations through the 4 anchor placements.
Highlights & Things to take into Consideration
- Stylish-textured silvery appearance resembles rustic wood
- Resin surface is paintable for adding a splash of colour
- Resists weather decay. Will not rust or rot.
- Easy to clean surface. Minutes with a light pressure-wash
- Triple door access. Triple door security
- Hydraulic pistons assist lid opening & soft-close
- Built-in floor maintains a clean internal environment
- Toughened floor survives challenging pressures
- Ventilation grids throughput fresh air circulation
- Bin chain-opening kit included
- Shelf supports included for fitting a shelf
- Sits below a standard 6 ft fence
- Unobtrusively stations where space is tight
- Stylishly hides wheelie trash-bins from view
- Stores Two 96 GAL / Three 63 GAL wheelie bins
- Stores 2 adult bikes with 2 kids bikes
- Low-profile design & smart appearance enhances patios
- Built-in toughened floor subsists wheelie bin stresses
- Sloped entry threshold aids wheeling-in services
- Straightforward assembly
- 10 years limited Grand-Store warranty
Things to take into Consideration
- Solid level foundations required
- Installation is straightforward but there are loads of screws
- Option to anchor the Grande-Store down onto the foundations
Low height sheds comprising a weather-resistant resin manufacture are predominantly dominated by Lifetime, Suncast and Keter.
Circumventing upkeep, their ease of installation suits inexperienced DIYers meanwhile provide a way round planning regulations besides stationing unobtrusively in restricted locations. Their versatility is gaining traction.
Horizontal Sheds visually displays the low-profile shed competition meanwhile here’s a few comparable in size to the Grande-Store.
Suncast Stow-Away – 70 cu. ft
Lifetime Horizontal Shed – 75 cu. ft
Exhibits Eye-Appeal & Unsusceptible to Rot
Keter’s Grande-Store provides a versatile outdoor storage solution for locating in restricted zones whilst the low height unobtrusively stations beneath the standard 6 ft fence-line. Delivering an ideal storage solution for: wheelie bins, bikes, kids toys, gardening equipment, BBQ gear, sporty stuff, dry logs & patio accessories, etc, etc.
DUOTECH™ innovation stylishly simulates weathered wood & ascertains rot-resistance. Enables decorating a splash of colour to brighten-up garden surroundings or you can simply leave the rustic silvery appearance the way it displays.
Low-maintenance benefits trumpet out Grande-Store’s advantage, it’s effortless to wash down without succumbing to weather deterioration.
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