If you want to get the job done in a professional manner from the very beginning, we recommend you to take accurate measurements and to use quality materials. If you really want to enhance the look of the shed, we also recommend you to attach 1×4 trims to the corners of the shed. Smart Tip: Apply several coats of exterior paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of your backyard shed.
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A Brenton lock is a barrel bolt with additional staples to allow a padlock to be fitted and secure the bolt. As you can see from the image above, once the bolt is closed into the keep, the handle is pushed down and a padlock is snapped closed preventing the bolt from being opened. This type of shed lock is easily fitted and is made additionally secure by the fact that 50% of the fixings pass through the door and are bolted on the reverse. This then prevents any potential thieves from being able to unscrew all the fixings from the outside and remove the lock to gain access.


The nuts that screw on to the bolts on the inside of the shed or outbuilding are also accompanied by large washers. The bolt heads are shown as (A) in the image above and the ordinary screws (which make up the remainder of the fixings) can be seen as B. In most cases there will be large supporting battens top, middle and bottom (ledge and brace door) on the reverse of the door that will help give the door its rigidity. Just before you start drilling holes, make sure that the bolts and fixings you have are long enough to go through the door and the batten on the reverse and still give enough thread to screw a nut onto. Mark the top left fixing hole of the bolt on the door with a pencil and then put the bolt to one side for a moment.
Take the bolt and position it back on the door and screw in a screw where you have drilled your pilot hole.
With the first screw in place swing the bolt up and then put a spirit level on the flat top edge of the bolt and get it level. With the bolt fixed and level, drill pilot holes in the remaining fixing points for your bolt and then screw in some screws, again, tightening them all up fully. Measure the diameter of the bolt thread (usually 6mm) and drill this size hole through the square hole in the body of the Brenton bolt and through the door. As you can see from the image below, the bolts pass through the door and, before the nuts are put on, a large washer is placed over the bolt. Shed and garden security offers a very good return for your money as insurance premiums can be lowered if you have adequate security on any out-buildings as most insurance companies consider out-house equipment to be the most vulnerable when it comes to thieves. Now that you have learnt all about fitting a shed lock you may be interested in seeing our other security projects such as fitting a fireproof safe and home and garden security. Building a plywood door for your shed can be done by any person with basic skills, if the main techniques and professional tools are used. Therefore, you make the shed door using the piece of plywood that was cut out when installing the siding to the front face of the shed and 1×4 lumber.
After you check if the door opens properly, you should install the hinges, as well as a strong latch. If you want to get a professional result, we recommend you to attach 1×4 jambs around the door opening and lock the components into place with screws. As you can see in the image, you just need to secure a 1×2 piece of lumber to the door header.
As you probably know, the best idea is to make the door using the piece of plywood you have cut out from the front panel.
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You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. See how you can attach the Brenton lock to a wooden door to make a very secure out building. The heads of these fixings are dome shaped and do not feature any screwdriver slots or other means of undoing them. This then also prevents the bolts being pulled through the door and the entire latch being levered off. As you can see it is impossible to get any leverage on the heads of these bolts to be able to undo them or pull them through the shed door.
Make sure it is at a decent height as you don't want to have to stoop each time you want to open it up. You should aim to fix your bolt to the middle one as this will provide a solid fixing point.
If they are not then it may be worth popping to your local DIY store and getting some longer ones as moving the lock and fixing to a thinner part of the door won't provide anywhere near as much security. Don't screw it all the way in yet, just leave it loose as this will allow you some movement to get the bolt level. You will need top drill these out more in a moment, but its always a good idea to start larger holes with a small pilot hole first. This is the section that goes opposite the bolt on the door, that the bolt extends into and prevents the door from being opened. As above, check the diameter of the bolts (should be around 6mm) and drill the same size hole through each of the square holes in the keep.
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You can adjust the design of the door by adding diagonal trims to the plywood panel, especially if you want to create a traditional barn style shed. Work with attention and with great attention, if you want to get the job done as a professional and to prevent costly mistakes.
If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. In this DIY guide we show you all you need to know about how to fit a bolt lock or Brenton bolt to a shed or outbuilding door. Align the edge of the bolt as close to the edge of the door as possible to ensure the bolt reaches into the keep as much as possible.
This is because the underside of the bolt head is also square (See A in the image left) and this piece of the bolt fits snugly in the hole to stop the head of the bolt turning when you are tightening the nut on the other side.
Last but not least, apply a few coats of exterior paint to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay. Learn about where the bolt needs to be fixed to on the door, how to get it level, what order you need to insert the screws and bolts and how and where to fix the keep so that the door can be bolted. Make sure that there is still a nice bit of space around bolt so that it won't bind and then use your pencil to mark the bottom screw hole.



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