Why the Bicycle Barn?
Phil's an architect and Michael works on environmental and human rights publishing. They noticed that it was pretty much impossible to buy a bike shelter to fit a small front garden, so they decided to make one. It looked so good that people said 'you should sell them'. So that's what they've done.
They made them to blend in with any house and used a simple curved roof design so as not to jar with architectural features. They are strong and easy to assemble. Sustainability was a must, so they sourced local and recycled materials. A sedum green roof can also be added.
The Eco 1 and 2 models are perfect in small spaces to keep bikes dry and secure. No clumsy shed doors mean you just unlock and go. And no more wheeling them through your house to store in your back garden.
As well as bike storage, the design is also perfect as a neat way to store wheelie bins, or as a sheltered area in your garden or outdoor space.
Please note, some of these photos were taken during the prototype and testing phase of the Bicycle Barn project.