Monthly Archives: June 2013

Green roof minishelter2

A little while ago we had a thought experiment: How could we design a nifty little system for cycle storage that would maiximise space, be manufactured with product sustainability in mind, be almost entirely made in the UK and offer an end-of-life collection and replacement service. This is what we came up with; The mini shelter (above).

This product is to be the template of how we consider all of our product range. Wherever we use a material we want to know how long it will last, what the implications of its manufacture and use are and what we can do with the product once it has satisfied its purpose. As an important aside it also needs to promote cycling being both aesthetically pleasing and a pleasure to use (as much as using a cycle ‘shed’ can be pleasurable!). The product features for this are:

The green roof promotes bio-diversity, softens the urban landscape and helps to reduce flood risks. The wood can be sourced from Welsh forests or sustainably farmed Western red cedar. The double decking system is designed and made in our Midlands factory and available in bespoke colours (but we’re rather partial to the ones in the image). The system is easy to use and offers several locking points to protect your bike. At end of life we’ll offer a service to collect and dispose of the product combined with a discount code for a replacement (if cleaned annually, Western Red Cedar will last around 30 years. Replacement service available after 25 years of service).

Green roof minishelter 1

Shelter dimensions: 2460mm x 2662mm x 2992mm, whilst the double decker system measures 1735mm x 1582mm x 1660 (Length x Width x Height)

The double decker and mini-shelter are also available as stand alone items. If you’re interested in details of our EOL proposals (or anything else for that matter), drop us a note here.