Best buy 19/20
Rowlinson Garden Products
Tel. 01829 261121
Pressure treated wooden construction. Measures 611⁄2in (156cm) long x 32in (82cm) deep x 50in (128cm) high.
Holds 2 x 240ltr bins divided by a central screen with two lids that can be propped open by wooden stays. Chains are attached to bin lids for automatic opening. Has two front doors, each with a bolt, but no floor. The open back makes it ideally suited to being sited against a wall or fence.
The slatted build stopped it blowing over but the wind did blow the rain in. Again, not an issue when it’s used just to disguise wheelie bins. Meanwhile, chains to automatically open the bin lid worked well. The quality build and design means this store would look good in any garden setting.
A thoughtful design and, if it’s just the one you’re after, there’s a single version available as well.
Others on test were:
* STORE IT OUT 12/20 149.99 Argos Tel. 0845 640 2020 www. argos.co.uk
* PLASTIC GARDEN STORE 15/20 £169 Tel. 01829 261121 www.rowgar.co.uk
* WHEELIE BIN AND TWO RECYCLE CHEST 18/20 £214 Tel. 01276 476778 www.longacres.co.uk