Securing Sheds And Outbuilding

Sheds can be a valuable treasure trove for a burglar, as they often contain valuable items such as garden machinery.

A shed may also contain a variety of tools usable by the burglar to break into your house!

Many timber sheds are fairly lightweight in construction so there may be little point in fitting the world’s best lock to it, but there are several ways to improve the security considerably.

Padlocks are probably the best type of lock to use on most sheds, always aim to use the best quality padlock that you can afford.

A padlock must be used with either a hasp and staple or a padbar.

A hasp and staple comprises two parts. The staple fits to the door frame, and the hinged hasp fits to the door. You simply hinge the hasp over the staple and secure the two parts together with a padlock.

The best hasp and staples are made of hardened steel, and the fixing screws will be concealed when locked together.

A padbolt is much the same as a sliding door bolt, except, it has fixing points to accept a padlock.

Again, a padbolt should be made from hardened steel, and use fixings that can’t simply be unscrewed.

Remember, a padlock is only as secure as the hasp and staple or padbolt that it is used with

Next Section: Securing Your Garage.


At Risk?

Security For
Your Doors

Security For
Your Windows

Securing The Outside Of Your Property

Securing Sheds
& Outbuildings

Securing Your

Security Lighting

Burglar Alarms

Inside The Home

Protecting Your Valuables

Home Safes

Your Insurance
Company & You

Security When
You’re At Home

The Caller At
Your Door

Security When
You’re Not At Home

Security For All Seasons

Holiday Security

Vehicle Security

Personal Security

Fire Safety

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