External containers specifically designed for the secure storage of bicycles must be
certificated to LPS 1175 SR 1. Where cycle storage is provided in a shed, the shed must be securely fixed to a concrete foundation and the shed door fitted with a certificated ‘Sold Secure’ Silver Standard padlock, hasp and staple (coach bolted through the shed structure). Providing the shed door is at least 44mm thick the shed door can be locked into the doorframe using either a mortice deadlock or mortice sash lock certificated to BS 3621: 2007. The bicycle security ground anchor must also be certificated to ‘Sold Secure’ Silver Standard. Where cycle storage is
provided in a garage, adequate space must be provided to store both the bicycle(s) and the car(s) at the same time. A certificated ‘Sold Secure’ ground anchor shall be installed.Internal communal bicycle stores within blocks of flats must have no windows and be fitted with a secure doorset that meets the same physical specification as ‘front door’ and specifically clauses 21.1 to 21.6 and 21.8 to 21.13 in order that these places are only accessible to the residents. The locking system must be operable from the inner face by use of a thumb turn to ensure that residents
are not accidentally locked in by another person. The store must also be provided with stands with secure anchor points (see 35.4) or secure cycle stands (see 35.7). (Sect 35. New Homes 2010)
An open bicycle shelter is located at the side of the flats. This is poorly overlooked
and not secure.
The cycle store has been integrated into the building and can be accessed from the inside or outside via locked doors.