Renting your home? Try FlexiTrack for your storage needs
One of our very first customers near to our offices in Henley on Thames recently moved house and wanted to take his Garageflex units with him. He told us that he loved his garage system and knew he would want to have it again in his next garage.
Unfortunately, he had moved into long term rental and with lots of “stuff” to store. Given it was a rental property, he didn’t want to spend too much on someone’s else’s house so Alastair Broom suggested he put everything he could on our FlexiTrack system.
The customer thought this was a great idea and so our fitters spent a couple of days installing FlexiTrack in his garage, boiler room and storage room. The overall cost was very reasonable and it gave him exactly what he wanted.
So he’s now happy knowing everything is sensibly stored and he can take it with him when he moves on. And the landlord is delighted as he has a FlexiTrack for the next tenant!
This is something that can easily be installed as a diy project and our lengths of FlexiTrack can also be cut to fit your space. So there’s no excuse for all that clutter on the floor anymore!
If you are unsure as to how to install our track system, the video below shows you just how easy it is as demonstrated by our fitter Mark.
Once you have FlexiTrack installed, you can add baskets, shelves, racks and more to create storage that is just perfect for your space.
If you do have any questions, then please let us know, we would be delighted to answer them. Or you can click here to buy online.
Sensational storage solutions installed in Cameron Homes show garage
We are delighted to have just installed our storage solutions into a new development by Cameron Homes in Tatenhill.
Most new build garages are just brick and concrete but the owners of the houses here now have the chance to add in bespoke storage to their garage, before they move in.
We have fitted our storage solutions into the show house garage with plenty of storage options to choose from. The first image below shows our FlexiPanel solution which panels the whole wall and then various hooks, workbenches, bike racks or shelving units can be added to create the ideal space. As little or as much as the customer wants can be purchased.
Dark Grey and Red floor tiles are also added here to show how great the floor can look.
In this next image we have fixed on to the existing wall our FlexiTrack option. These are strips of our panel which can fit anywhere and can be cut to size. Our storage accessories can also be added on to here to take hooks, racks, cabinets and shelves.
We don’t offer a one size fits all solution, we work with our customers to find the right solution for them. We talk through requirements, create drawings and then have our fantastic team of fitters install everything with a ten year warranty.
Garageflex attending the Henley House & Garden Show 2019
We are delighted to be attending the fantastic Henley House & Garden Show which is taking place in Henley on Thames on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019.
The event takes place in the Town Hall, an outside marquee and in Falaise Square. Our trailer will be parked up in the Square (just outside the Town Hall) for the two day show and we would love to see as many old and new friends as possible.
This is also a free event so you can just pop along to see what’s going on. Our trailer, shown below, gives you a great idea of how good your garage could look.
About the Show
Interior Designer Niki Schafer and the team are excited to bring back The Henley House and Garden Show 2 and 3 March 2019 with exciting speakers, workshops and exhibitions to provide you with interior design, garden design and home styling ideas.
The House and Garden Show will once again take place throughout Henley town, working in collaboration with the local retailers and businesses. There will be a large marquee in place on Falaise Square and stalls exhibiting in Henley Town Hall.
We hope to see as many people in Henley supporting this two day event, gaining valuable interior design and garden design ideas and professional contacts to custom build, style, architectural design and insure your new home projects.
Tips for cleaning your Garageflex garage
Once your garage is complete, there comes a time when it needs a bit of a spruce up to get it back up to scratch . We’ve put together some helpful cleaning tips for your wall, ceiling and floor so you can get it back to being beautiful again for Spring!
The walls can be kept clean with a feather duster. But, if any marks get on the FlexiPanel you can remove them with a neutral cleaner or a specialist option such as Silver Sill PVC Restorer which is available to buy on our e-store for £13.50. This removes ingrained dirt and is solvent free.
The same tip applies to the ceiling. You may find some static gathers on the ceiling but this can be easily removed with a feather duster or a dry cloth. For heavier marks use the Silver Sill PVC Restorer as above.
These are very easy to look after but you will find the following process will brighten them up no end.
Sweep or vacuum up dust and dirt, remove any larger pieces of debris
Apply a suitable floor cleaner to the floor in the correct dilution and leave for several minutes to breakdown the dirt. You could try our floor cleaner available on our e-store.
Scrub the floor with a deck scrubber, micro fibre mop or suitable cleaning pad.
Rinse the floor with clean water, removing the dirty water from the floor with a mop and allow to dry.
Any oil or fuel spillages should be cleaned off the floor as soon as possible.
Tips for cleaning a resin floor are as follows:
Sweep the floor to remove particles, leaves and general dirt
The floor can then be washed using a Power Washer with a light detergent
Oil leaks or spillages can be removed with a damp cloth
If installed by us, your worktop would have had at least one coat of Danish Oil applied. You can wash it down as and when you like, perhaps applying more oil if you use it on a daily basis.
Racks such as bike racks, golf racks, shelves and hooks only need a feather duster over them to keep them sparkling clean.
Of course if you have any specific questions, we are always on hand to ask.
Merits of an Organised Garage
When it comes to the garage, it is usually a place to store all the clutter. Whether it be tools, Christmas decorations, out of season toys or sports equipment. We are all guilty of putting items in the garage as we don’t have space in the house, they are a bit messy or we don’t really need them.
And at some point, the garage is going to be so disorganised and full that you HAVE to do something about it.
The solution is clear. Declutter and organise your garage space.
So here are our thoughts on why you should tackle this task, it might not be pretty but the end result will certainly be worth it.
Benefits of an organised garage include:
Once you have everything organised in its rightful place, think different zones for tools, sports etc., you can easily find what you need. No more rifling through boxes or piles to find your golf shoes.
More space to store
The cleverer you are with your storage solutions in the garage, the more you’ll actually be able to fit in. So you might even be able to free up some of the cupboards in the house if you invest in the right option.
Stop the Spiders
Getting rid of the exposed brick or breeze block walls means you eliminate all the nooks and crannies that spiders can hide in. Adding something like white wall panelling keeps things sealed up and clean.
Easy to keep clean
If you store everything on your garage wall and ceiling, you’ll have a nice clear garage floor which is easy to clean. You’ll be able to mop around in a jiffy.
If you’re going the whole hog, upgrading your garage door will give you an instant shot of kerb appeal to your home. Perfect if you are thinking of selling at some point.
In this day and age, a lot of newer properties lack storage space. By investing in clever storage options, you’ll certainly add value to your home.
Space for your Car?
If your car is your pride and joy, who wants to leave it on the driveway overnight. Keep it safe and out of the rain and snow by storing it in your garage. Keeping everything organised in your garage might allow you to have space to store your car.
A safer place for all the family
When a garage is cluttered there are so many hazards around. Little children can easily hurt themselves by pulling items down on top of them or the elderly might trip over trailing items. Storing items properly on the walls and ceiling get rid of this problem and allow you to provide a safe environment for all the family.
A brighter place
Installing wall panelling on your garage wall brightens up the garage and allows light to bounce around the room. Of course you’ll still need lights in there for dark days but it is incredible how much light this can bring into the garage space.
Garageflex provide bespoke garage storage solutions for your residential garage. If some of the points here have inspired you to sort out your garage, we’d love to have a chat about how we can help. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01491 579975.
2018 Garage Makeovers
When it comes to your garage, wouldn’t it be nice to have a clean, tidy and organised space? Now you can.
Take inspiration from some of these garage makeovers we completed in 2018. We can help you create a home gym, playroom, home office, storage area or even somewhere to store your car.
Whether you have a single, double, triple or even a bigger garage than this, we can help you get it sorted out.
We offer storage solutions for your wall and ceiling as well as flooring. Our racks and hooks help you store bikes, golf clubs, diy supplies and more easily.
Decluttering with Marie Kondo – what not to do…
At this time of year, and particularly this January, the decluttering craze is in full flow. If you have the bug and haven’t yet watched the new Netflix programme “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” then you should definitely take a look.
According to an article we found on MBGLifestyle blog, here are four things that you shouldn’t do…
1. Think of decluttering or tidying as a chore
Instead try dedicating all your energy to tidying up until the task is completed.
2. Don’t keep bin bags of stuff lying around
Once you’ve decided to get rid of items, get rid of them immediately rather than keep them hanging around.
3. Discard things without thanking them
Think about what they meant to you once rather than just thinking of them as a disposable item.
4. Put all the pressure on yourself
If you live with others, encourage them to get involved and give one room per person to keep tidy. That should focus the children’s minds…!
It is great to share some recent garage installations that we’ve completed over the last few months. From Surrey to Stourbridge, our fitters travel across the UK to create order in your garage!
New build garage in Cobham, Surrey
Double garage in Petersfield, Hampshire
Double garage in Solihull, West Midlands
Single garage in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Large single garage in Stourbridge, West Midlands
If you would like to know how we can help you declutter your garage and organise the space, get in touch with us on 01491 579975, email us at email@example.com or download our brochure.
Want to design your own Home Gym?
January. The month when we make new year’s resolutions, cut out alcohol and plan to get back into fitness. But instead of opting for a pricey gym membership, how about converting your garage into your very own gym?
In this blog, we’ll look at examples of where we have helped customer create their own fitness spaces ranging from complete home gyms to those specific to sports such as Golf or Cycling. Any questions or comments, do let us know on 01491 579975 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “All-Rounder” Home Gym
This home gym was created for a customer in Stourbridge in November 2018. She wanted to turn her single garage into a fitness space for her and her daughter to use so the focus was on putting fitness equipment on the wall so that she had plenty of floor space. As you can see, bikes, tennis, balls, rollers, hoops and weights are now all fixed on the wall, opening up the space for bigger, stand alone, equipment.
A large mirror was installed as part of the wall installation as well as a tv to keep the customer motivated whilst working out. Finally, floor tiles were added as they give good traction and are an ideal base to work out on. To read the full case study, click here.
Another gym we completed back in 2016 was this all-rounder gym for a customer in Wales. The focus was on getting all their gym equipment into the small space, so storage was really important to clear the space. Again, floor tiles were added to the floor, our FlexiPanel was added to the walls and a good selection of storage accessories such as hobby racks, baskets and cabinets were installed.
Storage plus gym equipment
If you have stand alone gym equipment such as treadmills, rowing machines or cross trainers, then getting maximum clear floor space is key. This Exeter garage has storage to put items away but keeps things clear of the floor so you can really get your sweat on! To see the full case study click here.
Storing golf clubs is easy if you have a dedicated place for them. You will always know where they are when you need them, so you can spend more time decreasing your handicap than looking for your clubs. This image shows a garage installation we completed in Berkshire for a keen golfer who wanted to keep everything organised. The Golf Activity Centre makes storing your clubs on the wall easy and hooks can be used for your PowaKaddy too.
A great way to store your PowaKaddy with our double hooks as shown in this garage fit out in Kent.
Storage for your bikes
No place to store bikes on your wall? Then consider using your ceiling, if it is high enough, to store them instead. In this garage, completed in 2018, we installed extra long hoists so that the customer could easily lower and elevate his bikes when he wanted to. This is a great way to use all of the available space in your garage for storage.
This garage owner really had the cycling bug and wanted his bikes to be centre stage in his garage. The whole garage was fitted out with wall panel, floor tiles, overhead ceiling racks and of course storage racks for his bikes. We used our Vertical Bike Racks which are very easy to use and put the bike on. Plus it displays them quite nicely too!
Other sports storage ideas
Scooters and kids bikes can be attached to the garage walls via hooks and brackets too once you have our FlexiPanel fitted to the garage wall. This photo shows Garageflex MD Alastair Broom with the fantastic Sarah Beeney. We designed and fitted out this garage as part of Sarah’s Double Your House TV programme. Click here to find out more.
How can we help?
Of course every garage is different in terms of size, items inside and of course, what you want to use it for. Give us a call on 01491 579975 to discuss your particular requirements and we’ll do our best to provide ideas and inspiration. You can also send us an email to discuss email@example.com.
2019: Is the garage your New Year’s Resolution?
So Christmas is over for another year and perhaps you are rushing to the sales to see what bargains you can pick up. But once the dust has settled from all the celebrations, you might look at all the presents that have arrived and think where on earth do I store everything?
That’s why we would like to know, is the garage your New Year’s Resolution?!
Ok so lots of items have come into the house over the Christmas period, where do they go? Perhaps you might need to move some older toys into the garage, find some hooks for the new bikes or just have a general declutter. Whatever your reason behind wanting storage, we can help.
Our storage accessories can help you clean up the garage, organise everything into zones and make it a much better place for all the family to be. You can find what you want, when you want it.
Over the coming weeks we’ll share ideas on how to make the most of your storage space. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss your garage with us, please do call us on 01491 579975 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat.