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Protect Your Family from Fire and Burns in the Garage

With most of us storing some kind of flammable liquid in our garages, we wanted to share our thoughts on minimising the chances of a fire breaking out.

Here are our top tips for keeping your garage a safe place to be:

  1. If you do have to store petrol in your garage, keep it tightly sealed and out of reach of children.
  2. You shouldn’t store petrol in a garage that contains an appliance with a pilot light.
  3. Be careful not to overload plug sockets or extension cords and make sure all your wiring and cords are free from damage.
  4. If you have any chemicals stored in your garage, keep them in a secure cabinet out of reach.  Something like our cabinets are a good choice.
  5. Have a fire extinguisher to hand in the garage and train all adults on how to use it.
  6. If you have any appliances in your garage, keep them clean and clear of build up residue to stop the chances of it catching fire.

For all your garage makeover needs, call us on 01491 636080 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk.



Special January Offers – Available For a Limited Time Only

To combat those winter blues, we have three very special offers available for a limited time only.

1. Book now and pay 50%, with the rest in instalments*
For installations completed by the end of February 2013, we are offering the chance to pay 50% now with the balance paid over the following three months in equal instalments*.  This is limited to the first six takers.

2. Buy from our e-store and receive free installation**
With any purchase from our e-store over £1,000, we will provide FREE INSTALLATION**.  So not only will you get a fantastic product to tidy up your garage, we will also install it for free.

3. Make use of your HMV, Jessops or Comet vouchers***
With the collapse of these three high street chains, we will happily accept vouchers up to a total value of £100 on e-store purchases over £500***.

Interested?  Email abroom@garagetek.co.uk or call us on 01491 636080 to book one of the few available dates.

* Terms and conditions for offer 1

  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Only available to the first six takers

** Terms and conditions for offer 2

  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • The location must be within two hours drive of postcode SL7 or a mileage charge of 45p per mile will be charged
  • Spend of over £1,000, exclusive of VAT, qualifies for this promotion
  • Fitting must be completed by 31  January 2013

*** Terms and conditions for offer 3

  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Valid until 31 January 2013
  • Spend of over £500, exclusive of VAT, qualifies for this promotion and the face value of the vouchers will be deducted from your total spend
  • Total face value of the vouchers must not exceed £100

Don’t Give Thieves a Helping Hand

Keeping our home safe is the number one priority for most families.  However, although most people secure their homes, garages can be less of a priority.

With most garages packed full of expensive gardening equipment, tools, sports equipment and bikes, it proves a popular target for thieves.  Don’t overlook your garage’s security.  Read our top tips below to keep your garage safe from thieves.

  • It sounds silly, but lock any doors leading into the garage and especially those from your garage to your house
  • Make life difficult for a thief by using good quality locks and alarms
  • Install some security lights around your garage doors
  • Chain expensive equipment together or make it too heavy to take away
  • Keep an inventory of everything you store in your garage including serial numbers and photos of the most expensive items
  • Use prickly plants on your boundaries to act as a deterrent
  • Try security marking your property for easy to carry off items such as bikes

Don’t make it easy for thieves and becomes another statistic.



January 2013, Mr and Mrs F, Hertfordshire

“The quality of sales and after sales care was exceptionally good and exceeded my expectations.”

Take Care To Avoid Trips, Slips and Falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury in the home.  So next time you are in your garage, look around for potential hazards which may cause trips or falls and read our four safety tips below to minimise any accidents.

1.  Remove all objects from stairs, steps, landings and floors.

2.  Tuck electrical cords into appliances, where possible, or around external prongs. But always ensure they do not cross walkways.

3.  Attach and secure bannisters or hand-rails on both sides.

4.  Keep the floor clean and clean up grease, water or other spills as soon as they happen.

Call us on 01491 636080 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk to find out more.

Beware Any Falling Objects

Did you know thousands of accidents occur each year from objects falling from shelves, hooks and cabinets.  The new year is a great time to check your garage and make sure your items are stored securely.

Here are our six safety tips to help prevent accidents caused by falling objects.

  • Relocate heavy or sharp objects, such as tyres and gardening tools which are propped against a wall.  Make sure these items are always stored out of children’s reach.
  • Store ladders horizontally.  This prevents them tipping up and discourages children from climbing on them.
  • Always anchor any tall shelving units to the wall.
  • Store tools, gardening supplies and automotive parts on shelves and out of children’s reach
  • Avoid overloading shelves.
  • Position lightweight items on higher shelves and heavy items close to the ground.

Call us on 01491 636080 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk to find out more.

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