Bin & Log Storage
Bluum Stores hand-make each bespoke green roof bin & log storage unit to the customer's specification, to ensure that it meets the required size and style, and fits in well with both their garden and lifestyle. Every one has been different in some way, and although a little more expensive than an 'off the shelf' solution, each is made with passion and care from high quality materials. Our bin, recycling and firewood stores are made to last.
Below is a selection of the different custom-made 'green roof' bin tidies and bespoke log stores we have made and installed to date.
If you would prefer to see some of our standard products, please go to these sections of our online Shop:
This log store was made to specific dimensions for a customer in Monmouthshire. It looks fantastic filled with firewood and with a living roof full of alpine plants, and they have since bought a second log store for the adjacent wall:
An installation for our partners at higgihaus, providers of unique (and stunning) Co-Living Homes, Serviced Accommodation and Boutique Hotels. This large bin store houses multiple wheelie bins and recycling boxes, and sits next to a matching walk-in bike shed. Please see our Bike Sheds & Shelters page for more information. The living sedum roof was also installed by us, and sourced from Green Rooftops:
A triple section bin and log store, the green roof filled with alpines. This houses a wheelie bin, recycling boxes and logs and all shut away from view with doors. For this customer we also made two large bespoke planters to match their bin & log storage unit, all finishing off the front garden nicely:
This low-level recycling storage unit was commissioned by a family in Bristol, to provide a tidy place to store their recycling boxes and food caddy. They wanted something unobtrusive, not being much higher than the front wall. They have since lovingly planted the roof with a selection of alpines. These will soon spread to fill the green roof area nicely:
A custom-made green roof store, with plenty of room for logs / firewood as well as a separate area for wellies and a shelf for kindling. This was made to fit around, and give access to, the outdoor socket behind the right-hand section. Fitted in the front garden of a stunning home in Somerset:
A tall, triple-width bin storage unit with sedum roof; to tidy away two wheelie bins and three recycling boxes. At 1.6m high, this unit gives plenty of space to house the wheelie bins, as well as being able to open them fully to deposit their waste. The extra space also comes in handy for deliveries, giving couriers a dry place to leave parcels out of sight.
This sloped site is the front entryway to a large building in Clifton, Bristol, now divided into flats. The tenants were struggling to keep numerous recycling boxes tidy, and so wanted a bespoke recycling storage unit. This now houses up to 9 recycling boxes and 4 food caddies. The 'growing roof' planter area will also make a pleasing green addition to the front aspect of this beautiful building, when filled with plants:
A triple-width, open-fronted bin storage unit; made to accommodate two wheelie bins and recycling containers. This has since been planted with a wonderful selection of alpine plants and decorative aggregates, and has really tidied up the driveway of this home in North Somerset:
A simple bin store to tidy away a green waste wheelie bin and bags of compost. Some extra height enables the large garden waste bin to be opened without pulling it out of the store. Green waste wheelie bins are now standard in many counties, and are bulky items to store in the garden. The customer has planted a range of succulents:
Made to match this customer's existing log store, this 'growing roof' bin store now keeps two wheelie bins and recycling boxes tidily out of sight on the driveway of a lovingly refurbished home in Farmborough, near Bath. The pressure treated timber will become more of a 'honey' colour soon, and blend in nicely with the fencing. A shelf in the thinner middle section creates two areas for the recycling boxes:
A triple width, open fronted bin store. This was made for GreenBird Gardening, as part of a huge garden transformation. Bluum Stores are made into flat-pack style panels, so this was installed 'on site' in less than 20 minutes: very handy for staying out of the way of the other trades working on site that day. The green roof is fully lined, ready to house a selection of sedums, other succulents or alpines, herbs or grasses:
A small bespoke unit to store recycling boxes behind the door, and air out logs / firewood on the right. This was tailor made to fit into a small space in the front garden of a Victorian terraced house in Bristol. The customer planned to plant a selection of alpines and succulents in the green roof:
A standard green roof bin store, for a wheelie bin and recycling boxes. The extra height here gives enough space for two recycling boxes, a food waste caddy, and for the wheelie bin to be opened:
Green roof bin store, planted with different sedums. This section of the customer's garden was previously a messy collection of bins and recycling, but now all are nicely tidied away:
A bespoke bin storage unit for two wheelie bins, with a door and a fixed panel at the front. The existing brick wall in this customer's front garden, as well as the limited space available to work with, demanded some very exact dimensions and a few design hurdles to overcome. This bin store now tidies away the wheelie bins, as well as bringing more green space to the garden with the green roof planter:
In a stunning home near Exeter, this customer wanted to make a useful feature of this old oil tank stand, and asked us to make a very deep log store to sit on top of it, as well as a bin store on either side. They can now tidy away two wheelie bins, all of their recycling boxes, a food caddy and a huge amount of logs to keep them going all Winter:
A small unit was needed here, in this Bristol courtyard garden, to hide away the recycling boxes and food caddy that were in plain sight from the customer's kitchen window and dining area. She intends on adding a sedum mat to the green roof planting area:
This customer in a Hertfordshire village requested a custom-made triple width bin storage unit, with a green roof she has now filled with alpines, chives, thyme and alpine strawberries. This makes for a much nicer view out of the back of her house than the previous pile of wheelie bins and recycling boxes:
This project in a leafy street in Chiswick, West London, required a green roof bin storage unit to hold a large wheelie bin and three recycling boxes. Height was an issue here, so we kept it as low as possible whilst utilising as much storage space inside the store as possible:
This block of flats in Clifton, Bristol had a huge number of recycling boxes littering their entryway, often blowing around in the wind. We made this recycling storage unit to fit snugly into a nook facing their front door; it'll look even nicer once the plants have been added into the green roof and really tidies their outside space: