When Nigel Broderick had his bike nicked after thieves broke into his garden shed, he set about designing a super-secure replacement for the flimsy wooden outhouse.
The result is the Brodco DaylightSecure Max, which has just been awarded ‘Secured by Design’ status by the Association of Chief Police Officers, the first outhouse to receive recognition of its inherent security.
Broderick went back to basics, and decided that his construction would be made out of recycled materials as well as meeting the most stringent thief-beating security standards. He elected to use Thermo-Polymerised Rock (TPR) utilising 68 per cent plastic destined for landfill. TPR is a new form of material that can be used as an alternative to concrete, and has a lifespan of over 80 years.
There are no windows – identifed as a weak secutiry point – so the shed uses a roof that lets light in. Brodco claims that the entire shed is stormproof; it will not let in water and is resistant to the build-up of moisture.
The DaylightSecure shed starts at £1590 for a six by four foot model, with six by six and six by eight models also available. A range of internal fittings are also available, including bike hangers, shelves and tool racks.