Fitting a hasp and staple for a padlock

A simple way of making an outbuilding or shed more burglar proof is to fit a hasp and staple that can then be secured with a padlock. The example below shows fitting to a shed, as although sheds often come supplied with some form of bolt, a hasp and staple will add a further level of security.

marking off fixing points for hasp and staple 1. Use a bradawl or pencil to mark the fixing holes for the hasp and then drill pilot holes so that you can screw the hasp in position.
 inserting bolts or screws to secure the hasp plate 2. Using the fixings provided, fix the hasp to the door.
 marking fixing points for the staple 3. Mark the fixing points for the staple and make pilot holes as before. Then, fix the staple in place, again using the supplied fixings.
 securing shed with padlock 4. Choose a padlock that is designed for outdoor use. The hasp and staple fixings will be hidden behind the hasp plate making it tamper proof.

Hasp and staple tips

  • The fixings supplied with a hasp and staple are often a lot longer than required for a shed door (which is generally a lot thinner than most doors). However, this does give you the option to fit a batten to the inside of the door, at the fixing level, to make a more robust security set up.
  • You can also upgrade security further by fitting hasps and staples in pairs with one towards the top of the door, and another closer to the bottom.



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