Secured by Design Sheds

Your garden shed, office or workshop often houses expensive equipment and confidential information that you can’t risk being stolen.  Sheds are a known target for criminals, who capitalise on poor construction and lax security.   

That’s why at Ace Sheds we are pleased to provide Secured By Design sheds and garden buildings which comply with a set of stringent security criteria.  Secured By Design is a Police initiative which focuses on crime prevention at the design and construction stage of home and commercial building projects. Its main aim is to promote the use of security applications and projects to prevent crimes from occurring. 

There are a number of steps the SBD recommends for shed security, including:

  • Checking your shed and garage for signs of decay
  • Strengthening the door and frame
  • Ensuring hinges are secured with coach bolts or non-return screws.
  • Using padbars and close shackle padlocks.
  • Securing shed windows with heavy wire mesh and curtains to conceal the contents of the shed
  • Securing valuables to a ground anchor - a chain or strong point set firmly into the ground, especially on which meets Sold Secured Gold or Secured by Design standards.

If you find your garden workshop or shed is beginning to decay, or does not have the level of security you need for your peace of mind, it is highly advisable that you consider a Secure By Design shed.  At Ace Sheds we offer a wide range of structures that meet the high levels of security required by the SBD Code 3 standard.  We are always willing to customize your shed design to make it even safer.   For example, our secure sheds can be totally windowless or fitted with an alarm to deter break-in attempts. 

Our team members are available to talk you through the process of choosing or designing a Secured By Design shed.  If you already know the design and features you want to incorporate in your secure shed you can configure and buy it today through our online shop.

Commercial Secured By Design Projects

We at Ace Sheds are working alongside various major house builders in the South East to provide Code 3 Secured By Design sheds.  We are specialists in understanding the needs of house builders and tradespeople, as well as helping them interpret and apply advice given by Police Architectural Liaison Officers.  We realise that each site and company is different and has different requirements of its secure garden sheds.  Being the manufacturer, we can cater for these different requirements.  We are able to advise you on the best size of shed for each plot and can provide full customisation of design to fit in with the aesthetics of your build.