Shed Type And Roof Size
The BillyOh Pent Bike Store is the perfect way to look after your bikes. No matter if you are a real cycling enthusiast who has an expensive bike or if you are a family who is sick of the kids bikes laying on the drive, garden or even in the house, this would be perfect for you. One other thing we love about this is that while it is called a bike store this would also serve as a great way to keep a few gardening items organised and out of the rain. At 3 feet deep, 6 feet wide and at a little over 4 feet high, you will easily have enough room to keep three bikes and a whole host of accessories inside of here.
They are using a pent roof on here which is the norm when it comes to bike stores. This roof is made with solid sheet boarding and this is fine for this type of structure as it is both practical and also helps keep the cost down. Covering this is some sand felt which is in a dark grey colour. This is a well made roof and the pent design and the materials used will keep the rain out and your bikes and other items safe inside.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We have seen many low cost bike stores that will cut corners when it comes to the walls so seeing this one with its lovely overlap cladding walls really did make us smile. It also makes this a very strong and secure unit that thanks to the overlap cladding is going to keep the rain out. As well as being practical, we do really love the design and it feel that you are going to really like having this as part of your garden.
If you look closely at the picture, you can see there is a solid frame inside of the bike store. What we love about this frame is how it is strong, but at the same time it is not so bulky that it is going to eat into your storage space. We know that most of the time your bikes will be just thrown in here and this frame we are pleased to tell you will be able to take that kind of abuse.
As standard the bike store will not come with a floor. This is fine if you are going to be installing this on a concrete surface or even a decking area. However if you are going to have to install this on grass then you may want to take them up on one of their flooring options. The cheapest floor option is solid sheet boarding which is low cost and decent enough quality for most people. This will cost you £22.00, which we feel is a very reasonable price. If you want something a little bit more high quality then they do have some, tongue and groove flooring that is a lot stronger and a little easier on the eyes as well. This flooring will cost £28.00, which again we feel is a fair price.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A water based basecoat treatment will be applied to all the timber to protect the wood during transit and while you are building it. This for short term protection is fine and is actually what most bike stores and sheds will have applied before they are delivered. We really like the way this looks and to keep its good looks you will want to make sure you give it a coating of wood treatment shortly after construction.
You will be covered with their two year anti rot guarantee which we feel is a fair guarantee which if you do protect the wood with treatment will not need to be used. Still it is always good to have a reasonable guarantee watching your back.
Doors And Windows
There are double doors on here so you have a lot of width when you open them up to get your bikes and other items in easily. There is nothing worse than having to wrestle with your bike to get it through a small door after a long ride. The space these doors give you to put your bike in really is a high point of the BillyOh Pent Bike Store. There is a turn button catch that comes with this. While not the most secure way of closing a bike store, we feel that it does keep those doors firmly closed and is simple enough that even the kids will have no excuses for not closing the doors when they have put their bikes away.
No windows or any kinds of clear panels are on this bike store and that is something we are pleased with. You do not want to advertise to potential bike thieves that you have a really awesome and expensive bike.
Security And Privacy
This is one very secure bike store in its design, but that turn button catch does not allow you to lock the door so you will have to look into adding some kind of security measure if this is something you are worried about. They do actually offer you a padlock and hasp for £8.99 and this will certainly help keep your bikes safe, is easy to install and we also feel it is reasonably priced. If you really want to kick your security up a few notches then they also have a padlock protector which costs £29.95. This may seem a little high, but if you do have an expensive bike then this is something you may want to consider.
With both doors closed there is no way to look inside here. This is one very private bike store and your items will be well hidden away inside of here, as long as the kids remember to close the doors of course.
Customisation Options And Extras
They offer a crazy amount of different colour options for this bike store. You can leave the trim uncoloured, but for £7.95, you could choose from one of three different colours. You also can pick a different colour for the walls in total there are 11 different colours to choose from these start from £7.95 and go up to £24.95.
For such a compact structure there sure are a lot of extras to consider. We have already touched on a few such as the floor, the lock and the colour, but if you do not have a fully equipped tool box then they do also offer a BillyOh Value Assembly kit which costs £19.95 and has everything you would need to put this together. Another extra that may interest you is their shelving. For £19.99, you can get a set of three stacked shelves which can easily be added to the back of the bike store.
This is a very solid bike store and for the price the quality is very high and in general we are very impressed with this.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
This has been made to take a bit of abuse over the years so it has a very solid design. However to keep it looking smooth, attractive and free from rot, you will have to coat it with wood treatment.
This is not the largest bike store on the market, but you can easily get three bikes inside of here and with a little clever organisation many other items as well.
Ease of Installation 9/10
We feel that even a DIY novice could have this installed in 2-3 hours and have all their fingers intact when they are done.
For the price, we really do feel that you are getting a lot of value for your money here. Even if you do add one of their flooring options the price is completely reasonable.
Final Thoughts: The BillyOh Pent Bike Store is a fantastic and low cost way to keep your bikes safe from rust and also thieves. This is very well made and even though it is being sold for a low price, high quality materials have still been used all throughout. We love how its compact design will not take up a whole lot of space in the garden and also how it has an attractive look so it will not stand out in a negative way. In all we are very impressed with this bike store and feel that for a family or even just a person who loves their bike this would be a great purchase.
Prices around: £115
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