≥ 300mm
gap from obstruction

≥ 900mm
gap from obstruction

≥ 600mm
gap between racks

< 900mm
gap from obstruction

Access Points

Access points to shelter


S - Sheldon
M - Malford
L - Langley
P - Pewsham

Product Type

BN - Bench
ST - Seat
PT - Table
LC - Litter Bin
PG - Pergola/Shelter
CS - Cycle Shelter
CR - Cycle Rack
RU - Recycling Unit
PL - Planter
BD - Bollard
DB - Door Barrier
SS - Storage Shed

Fixing Option

A - Direct Embed/Root Fix
B - Below Ground Base Fix
C - Surface Mount
D-GG - Plinths - Grey Granite
D-BG - Plinths - Buff Granite
FS - Free Standing
FS-BW - Free Standing Base Weight
WM - Wall Mount

Slat Material

TRC3 - Class 3 Treated Redwood
TRC4 - Class 4 Treated Redwood
TRC3-DO - Treated Redwood-Dark Oak
DF - Douglas Fir
HI - Hardwood Iroko
RP-BK - Recycled Plastic - Black
RP-GY - Recycled Plastic - Grey
RP-GN - Recycled Plastic - Green
RP-BR - Recycled Plastic - Brown
TS - Treated Softwood

Metal Finish

GL - Galvanised
GPC - Galvanised & Powder Coated
SS-304 - Stainless Steel Grade 304
SS-316 - Stainless Steel Grade 316
APC - Aluminium Powder Coated
PPC - Zinc Plated & Powder Coated

Top Type

AT - Apex Top
CT - Chamfer Top
DT - Dome Top
FT - Flat Top
OT - Open Top
ST - Slant Top

Recycling Option

GW - General Waste
MR - Mixed Recycling
PB - Plastic Bottles
PO - Paper Only
AC - Aluminium Cans
PC - Paper and Card
NI - No Insert

Concrete Finish

DS - Dressed Finish
SH - Satin Shine
DP - Deluxe Polish
TF - Textured Finish

Concrete Colour

LG - Light Grey
WT - White
BF - Buff
BK - Black
RD - Red
SG - Standard Grey
NS - Non Standard

Plastic Colour

RB - Recycled Black
RM - Recycled Multi
BK - Black
OX - Onyx
LG - Light Grey
AG - Admiralty Grey
GW - Grey White
BW - Bluebell White
MB - Medway Blue
BB - Boat Blue
UB - Ultramarine Blue
CN - Classic Navy
DA - Dark Aqua
BU - Burgundy
RS - Red Signal
PO - Pallet Orange
HV - Heather Violet Grey
YE - Golden Yellow
LI - Lime Green
JG - RSJ Green
RG - Racing Green
HG - Heritage Green

Canopy Colour

BK - Black
WT - White
CP - Champagne
CC - Concrete
BO - Boulder
NV - Navy
MB - Midnight Blue
PP - Poppy
MA - Mandarin
BC - Buttercup White
TN - Tennis

Other Codes

NS - Non Standard
B06 - BREEAM 2006
B08 - BREEAM 2008
AR - Arm Rests
SBS - Single Back Slat
DBS - Double Back Slat
RB - Reflective Band
WC - Wheelchair Access
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BREEAM works to raise awareness of the benefits to taking a sustainable approach to construction.

Although BREEAM affects various areas of the external package, the main product area involved is cycle parking. The spacing between cycle racks and other objects is determined by the BREEAM standard in use when the building was designed (BREEAM 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014). The following information will help explain the differences between the standards and how to achieve your BREEAM rating regarding cycle parking.

BREEAM sedum roof

This page documents the BREEAM 2008 Standard. There are few projects left working toward the BREEAM 2006 standard and the BREEAM 2011/2014 standards are non-prescriptive, so products will be manufactured to the 2008 standard as below, unless otherwise agreed.

Cycle Racks Only

If the cycle hoops are to be loaded from both sides, then there needs to be a minimum distance of 1000mm between the racks.

Double Side Cycle Rack Parking to BREEAM 2008

Or, if the cycle hoops are to be loaded from a single side only, then there needs to be a minimum distance of 800mm between the racks.

Single Side Cycle Hoop Parking to BREEAM 2008

Langley Design use a double sided cycle rack as standard to maximise cycle parking spaces.

Shelter with a Single Row of Cycle Racks

Single Side Access Cycle Shelter

If the cycle shelter is up against a wall or can only be accessed from a single side, then the racks need to be at least 300mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key

B08 Single Row Single Side Access

Two Side Access Cycle Shelter

If the cycle shelter is away from any obstruction or can be accessed from both sides, then the racks need to be at least 900mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key

B08 Single Row Two Side Access
B08 Single Row Two Side Access

Shelter with a Double Row of Cycle Racks

Two Side Access Cycle Shelter

Wider cycle shelters with a double row of racks need to be accessed from both sides, therefore need to be away from any obstruction, the racks then need to be at least 900mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key

B08 Double Row Two Side Access
B08 Double Row Two Side Access

Steel Shelter with Double/Single Row of Cycle Racks

Steel Shelter with Double Row of Cycle Racks

Steel cycle shelters work on the same principles as the other shelter types above and abide by the same BREEAM Rules. For our steel shelters to fall inline with the 2008 BREEAM standard the double row of racks have to be at least 1000mm apart and this means that the end racks have to fall in line with the shelter legs to be in line with the obstruction as show in diagram 2 below. View BREEAM distance key

Steel Shelter with Single Row of Cycle Racks

The steel cycle shelters with a single row of racks still have to be at least 1000mm apart and means that the cycle racks either have to be offset from the centre of the shelter in order to be inline with the shelter legs or by removing a hoop to fit along the centre of the shelter. If this is the case the shelter could be adapted to allow for the shelter leg itself to become an additional cycle parking space.  View BREEAM distance key

Additional BREEAM Related Information

Cycle Racks in Relation to Obstructions (Shelter Legs)

As we understand the BREEAM 2008 regulations, the cycle racks can be less than 900mm away from an obstruction (like a shelter leg) if the obstruction is in line with the cycle rack and easy access and parking space still remains to both sides i.e. Diagram 2. View BREEAM distance key

Narrower Shelters and BREEAM Compliance

Some of our shelters are manufactured to a narrower width to fit in smaller spaces, these shelters have to have an adjusted layout in order to comply with the BREEAM 2008 regulations. In the same way that the steel cycle shelters and rack layout has been adapted, the narrower timber shelter have used the same understanding. The two end cycle racks would have to be exactly aligned with the shelter legs in order to achieve the easy access to both sides of the rack in order to remain BREEAM compliant . View BREEAM distance key

Download the complete BREEAM cycle parking data sheet for all the drawings that go along with Langley Design’s understanding of the 2008 BREEAM standard compliance.