Welcome to the innovative low height shed design from Keter – The Grande-Store.
A low maintenance yet diverse storage solution: Designed for triple wheelie bin storage, a gardening equipment facility, a utility able to store two adult bikes with 2 kids bikes or a place to harbor those patio necessities and barbecue paraphernalia.
Since Keter’s state-of-the-art Oakland sheds entered the market, feedback received can only be described as outstanding, resulting in expanding their range across multiple outdoor storage solutions from deck boxes, high stores and low height sheds; all manufactured with Keter’s DUOTECH™ design.
We departed the wooden shed world due to constant yearly upkeep servicing, however replacing with a quality plastic shed design substitutes associated hours of re-varnishing hassles with the few minutes operation of a pressure-hose down.
Topping a 6 ft width, 3.5 ft depth and 4 ft height provides the solution to hide wheelie bins, a smart storage facility for bikes, toys, gardening equipment and patio accessories.
Silvery grey tones display ultra style with modish eye-appeal however Keter’s unique customizable DUOTECH™ design allows adding a splash of paint to produce a colourful statement that’ll brighten up any outdoor space whilst stylishly serving those patio essentials.
A composite mix inclusive of polypropylene provides the textured feel and appearance of weathered wood with the durability resin beholds resulting in gorgeous eye appeal with a virtually maintenance-free finish, resistant to rot, rust and decay whilst retaining an easy to clean surface.
Size: 6 ft W x 3.5 ft D x 4 ft H
Verdict: Excellent Design
#Feature: Low Height Shed
Along with Grand-Store’s voguish appearance and weather-resistant make-up, the construction is formed out of reinforced dual-walled resin sheets delivering robust strength whilst further fortified through the construction’s steel infrastructure.
The grand size enables storing a whole variety of possibilities such as wheelie trash bins, bikes, gardening equipment, lawn supplies, BBQ & grilling utensils, patio accessories, etc, etc. Measure your storage ideas with the internal measurements presented within this post.
Accompanying the Grande-Store represents these quality features:
Facilitating wheelie bin services, a lid opening kit is supplied resulting in the bins opening simultaneously with the Grande-Store lid resulting in a hands-free rubbish duty operation whilst air vents situated either side allow fresh air circulation, critical to disperse waste-odours, prevent sweating & condensation build-up internally.
Hydraulic pistons ensure effortless lid entry whilst the double door frontage, heavy duty floor and sloped threshold make storing heavy items and wheeling in weighty equipment a straightforward service.
Paintable DUOTECH™ walls allow customising the unit a desired shade to blend in with the accents of your outdoor surroundings however if a stylish solution for patio storage lights your candle, shelf supports are provided for fitting a shelf to accommodate extra accessories.
The Grande-Store’s make-up is by virtue of tongue and groove panels providing a straightforward assembly process albeit with huggings of screws whilst security-wise, a stainless steel locking mechanism accompanying a stylish handle designed for a padlock enables locking the unit. Padlock is not supplied.
Video – Keter Grande-Store
Feedback Regarding Keter’s DUOTECH™ Design
Reviews deliver high class feedback with regards to the Oakland range of sheds consisting of the same DUOTECH™ design manufacture and features this Grande-Store is composed with.
Purchasers adore the rugged appearance and textured wooden touch Oaklands possess whilst the low maintenance benefits set this design structure apart with regards to rotting problems and re-varnishing issues wooden sheds are prone to.
The tongue and groove conformation pleases assemblers with a straightforward construction process however the odd niggle does comes through with regards to the amount of screws required to erect whilst a couple wished for a better handle design.
One important detail we found in relation to all resin sheds: It’s imperative the shed sits on solid level foundations. Solid foundations enable the floor to serve heavy duty demanding pressures whilst a level surface pays homage to the facade panels lining up with ease and doors to swing open and close correctly.
Grand-Store’s Resin Design
Keter’s DUOTECH™ facade structure consists of double walled resin sheets joined together with an internal corrugated structure providing enhanced reinforcement to the panels whilst further shored up with a steel infrastructure increases the construction’s rigidity.
Resembling a delightful appearance of rustic wood to the eye and texture to the touch whilst the combined resin manufacture results in a facade resistant to weather attack. Unsusceptible to rust, rot & decay whilst resistant to fading & cracking in the sun are the benefits that lie within the DUOTECH™ design.
However DUOTECH™ is drill-able, jigsaw cut-able, allows the hanging of items and installation of shelves whilst benefiting from a paintable surface enables adding a statement of colour to enhance any home-yard or leave the wonderful rustic charm the way it is.
Visit Keter’s DUOTECH™ Page for more information and design ideas.
To accomplish an easy assembly all DUOTECH™ sheds are designed with a tongue and groove composition, simplifying the construction process. Slot the panels together, wrap around the steel frame, align and secure with screws describes their straightforward assembly procedure.
The beauty however lies within the easy clean nature with regards to the resin surface. A light spray-hose or pressure-wash down when dirty is essentially all this storage facility requires.
Video – DUOTECH™ Design Features
Triple Door Grande-Store Access
Access into the Grande-Store couldn’t be any easier. A sloped threshold adjoining the built-in floor provides easy wheeling in duties for trash bins and heavy rolling garden equipment whilst broad twin doors spanning the frontage width open wide providing excellent entry into the facility.
The double doors consist of a DUOTECH™ resin make-up identical to the rest of the facade whilst the roof is one huge 6 ft x 3.5 ft expanse opening up to facilitate easy wheelie bin access.
The lid, manufactured from polypropylene resin resists weather decay and is unsusceptible to rainwater damage resulting in a waterproof topping whist designed with a slight angle ensures an efficient drainage system.
The operation with regards to lifting this heavy top is simplified by virtue of hydraulic pistons. To enable not touching the bins during refuse disposal, a lid-to-lid chain system attaches the wheelie bin lids with the Grande-Store lid opening all lids simultaneously as represented in the wheelie bin images up above.
The Grande-Store incorporates a stainless steel locking mechanism designed for a padlock, securing both doors and lid together accomplishing triple door security.
Inside Keter’s Grande-Store
The Grande-Store offers a variety of outdoor storage solutions from hiding unsightly wheelie bins, parking bikes and kids toys to accommodating gardening equipment and lawn supplies or perhaps the preferred option of a smart looking low height storage facility for patio accessories.
It’s becoming more common nowadays to see a few horizontal sheds designs occupying home gardens due to planning regulations regarding walk-in sheds in certain areas plus many prefer the unobtrusive low height stance like this Grande-Store projects, sheltering below the height of a standard 6ft fenceline.
Integrated into the shed, a built-in floor maintains a clean environment preventing gusts of wind blowing debris inside and rainfall puddling the shed floor whilst the resin manufacture is purposely designed tough to cope with demanding pressures of rolling in wheelie bins and storing weighty equipment.
Air vents are built-in either side of the store providing a current of fresh air to constantly circulate the interior, beneficial to cope with refuse odours whilst preserving storage if used for other purposes.
Brackets are included with this Grande-Store for installing your own wood shelf. Shelf-size measurements are detailed in the instructions. Thick plywood purchased from a local hardware store will make a suitable shelf if intentions are for patio and garden storage.
The benefits of a resin manufacture are the weather-resistant advantages. This Grande-Store will not rust or rot and is immune from weather decay leaving the only maintenance duty of a wash down whenever the muck appears to bring back the pristine appearance that lies beneath.
Hosing down our resin shed with a pressure hose 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 duties associated with re varnishing, servicing rotten wood, rusting metal nor re-roofing, a huge hassle to which disintegrating roofing felt is concerned due to being susceptible to weather decay.
Although many light detergents work wonders, whenever ingrained dirt becomes hard to shift we apply a couple of cups of white vinegar into a bucket of hot soapy water and remove with a soft brush however this is only once in a while, a pressure hose usually entails the whirlwind wash.
The primary issue disregarding which type of resin shed is chosen relates to preparing solid level foundations for the shed to sit on. Wood, concrete or paving are ideal bases 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 serve challenging storage pressures like rolling in heavy wheelie bins & weighty lawn mowers plus assembly becomes straightforward with regards to aligning the panels plumb and the doors to work accordingly.
There are loads of screws unfortunately resulting in a few hours + to finish constructing however the walls are straightforward to erect, joining together through their tongue and groove conformation whilst screws secure the facade panels to the steel framework.
Assembly regards working through the step by step procedure presented within the instructions.
Once construction is finalised, Keter advise to anchor the floor down onto the foundations through the 4 anchor placements presented within the resin floor. The type of anchor screws are dependant on the base material, either concrete or wood therefore not supplied.
Pros and Cons of the Grande-Store
- Stunning silvery appearance resembling rustic wood
- Resin surface is paintable. Add a splash of colour
- Resists weather decay. Will not rust or rot.
- Easy to clean surface. Minutes with a pressure wash
- Triple door access. Triple door security
- Hydraulic pistons aid lid opening
- Built-in floor maintains a clean internal environment
- Toughened floor survives challenging pressures
- Air vents enter fresh air circulation
- Bin opening kit included
- Shelf supports included for fitting a shelf
- Sits below a standard 6 ft fence
- Fits where space is tight
- Enables hiding wheelie bins
- Superb bike storage facility
- Unobtrusive for serving patio accessories
- Floor contains a sloped threshold
- Straightforward assembly
- 10 years limited Grand-Store warranty
- Solid level foundation required
- Takes time to assemble with the amount of screws
- Anchor down into foundations
Low height sheds are becoming the popular alternative to walk in sheds due to their ease of assembly, a way round planning regs and their unobtrusive stance, therefore competition is starting to gain traction.
A low maintenance resin design that’s resistant to weather decay and easily cleaned is slowly becoming a firm favourite for those wanting rid of upkeep duties.
Here’s a few in competition with this Keter Grande-Store. Tap below the shed image to read the review:
Keter’s Grande-Store delivers a popular outdoor storage solution for sitting where space is tight whilst the low height provides an unobtrusive appearance sitting below a standard 6 ft fence-line. An ideal solution for storing the likes of wheelie bins, bikes, kids toys, gardening equipment, BBQ gear, patio accessories, etc, etc.
Keter’s unique DUOTECH™ design now makes it possible to add a statement of colour to accomplish brightening up any garden surroundings or leave the rustic silvery grey appearance the way it is.
Low maintenance benefits trumpet out Keter’s Grande-Store advantage, it’s effortless to wash down without succumbing to weather deterioration.
The Oakland design has become a global best seller with reviews to match. Looks like this Grande-Store’s set to follow.
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