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Archive for November, 2016

Weather proofing your garage this winter


With winter inevitably on the way, is it ever too early to start thinking about weather proofing your garage?  Here are some thoughts and tips to keeping your garage a bit more bearable this winter.

Garageflex - get your garage ready for winter

 

Insulate the Walls

Garage doors are built to keep whatever is inside safe from thieves, not necessarily to keep it warm.  So a good place to start is to insulate the garage door with a general purpose polystyrene sheet* or with a Thermawrap sheet*.  In addition, drafts around the door need to be tackled and could be plugged with weather stripping which is easily installed.  Alternatively our Garage Door Threshold Barrier which is designed to form a watertight seal between the garage door and the floor can prevent prevent leaves, dust and debris from being blown under shutter/garage door, thus ensuring a clean and dry environment.

Garage Door Threshold Barrier

Upgrade your garage doors

If you are thinking of upgrading your door then consider buying one that has weather proofing included.  This means it will probably have insulation built into the door panels and seals around the edges to keep out the worst of the weather.  Consider looking at our case study where we helped the customer install a new Roller Shutter Door.

Mind the gaps…

Cold air can find its way into your garage via other holes or cracks.  So it is important to block these up either with expanding foam or with some kind of floor covering such as Garageflex Floor Tiles. 

Add in some heat

Most garages don’t have a heat source.  But perhaps if you intend to spend lots of time tinkering with cars or using it as a man cave then invest in a fan heater.  This pushes warm air around the garage and keeps frostbite at bay.

Cover over metres and pipework with a Garageflex Design & Install Makeover

And finally the walls

We talked a little about this above but one of the products that Garageflex offer is a wall covering called FlexiPanel.  This is a sheet of panel which fits onto timber battens and helps insulate the walls.  In addition, it seals over any drafts and provides handy storage with a range of attachable accessories.  Take a look at our photo gallery to see how we have transformed our customers garages.

So there it is, some hopefully useful tips to keep your garage snug this winter.  Any ideas you have?  We would love to know!

*Any products not made or distributed by Garageflex can not be guaranteed and as such Garageflex do not take any responsibility for the reliability of these products.

Miss O, Cardiff, November 2016


We are so pleased with the results and will be telling others about your service and the products.  Thank you and your team once again for transforming our garage into a useable and comfortable space.

December 2016 Cardiff Garage Home Gym

Christmas Offers available from our e-store


With Christmas just around the corner, we are delighted to introduce our Christmas Offers!  Included are Wall Cabinets, Shelving and Floor Tiles but hurry they are only available whilst stocks last.  All products can be purchased via our online store with VAT and Carriage included.

Click here to visit our store.

Garageflex Christmas Offers 2016

What else can you buy?

All products that can be purchased for your Design & Install garage makeover can also be purchased on our e-store for DIY installation.  These are just some of the current special offers available but we frequently change these around. 

If you are thinking of fitting out your garage with Garageflex accessories and have some questions, please do contact us to discuss further.  We would be delighted to assist you.

Cambridge Video Case Study


Garageflex were invited in to transform a garage in Cambridge.  Our customer was an Interior Designer acting on behalf of their client who wanted to create a garage that had a real wow factor.  He wanted installed a Resin Floor, Bike Storage and plenty of Wall Storage in the form of Metal Cabinets.  So Alastair Broom went to see the team in Cambridge to give them ideas as to what they could do and how much it would cost.  Once all was agreed, we fitted it into our calendar.  On the specified day, our friendly team of fitters arrived and took 4 days to transform the garage.  We were delighted to help and are thrilled with the results.  This video case study takes you through the whole process from start to finish.

What comprises a Complete Garage Makeover?


It cannot be denied that among the areas in the home, the garage is often the one that gets taken for granted.  Most of the time it is left cluttered and unorganised and can become a dumping ground for old photo albums, bikes and toys. And, when the time comes to find one of these items, you end up having a difficult time navigating through the clutter.

If your garage is somewhere you shy away from showing others because of the mess, then perhaps it is time that you take on a complete garage makeover as a home improvement project.

What does a Complete Garage Makeover include?

Complete Garage Makeover - Garageflex

When we use this term, it simply means that you give the whole garage an overhaul.  This includes making best use of your wall and ceiling as well as updating the floor and possible other works such as garage doors, loft hatches etc.

The first step should be to research the kind of style you like on something like Pinterest or Houzz.  Then think about what you have in your garage that needs to be stored in order to free up your floor space.  Items such as Christmas decorations, old toys or garden chairs do not need to be accessible all year round and could be put on ceiling racks for example.  Next you need to find a reliable company who can do the job for you in the time frame you are after. In order to make the most of your garage space, it is advisable to have a professional Design Consultant to your home to measure your garage and understand your needs. They will produce a design layout that suits your lifestyle and leave it with you together with a quote to have a think about.

What next?

If you wish to go ahead, the professional fitters would come and transform your messy garage into a well-organised and safe environment. This includes fitting wall storage to make the most of your wall and maximise space. This system includes shelves, cabinets, and racks which give you plenty of storage options. The makeover could also involve the installation of a ceiling storage system, where bulky and seasonal items such as ladders and holiday decorations can be stored.

In terms of flooring, good options include Floor Tiles or Resin Floors.  Tiles help insulate your garage from the cold and damp, reduce dust, and create an even surface to prevent trips and falls. They are also low maintenance. Resin Floors provide a beautifully seamless finish to your garage floor and give you a real wow factor.

To sum it all up, a complete garage makeover can make it easier for you to find the things you need when you need them, and makes your garage a safer place to be in.

Before and After Resin Floor Cambridge


This lovely double garage in Cambridge was installed in November 2016.  The first element was for the Resin Floor to be put down, the owner decided on a Slate Grey which is dark but provides a real wow factor.  To find out more about Resin Floors click here.

Next our team of fitters arrived to add in to panel one wall for Bike Storage Accessories and to put up new Anthracite Grey Metal Cabinets so that the owner now has plenty of wall storage.  The completed garage now now looks stunning and the owner is absolutely delighted with the result.

Resin Floor, Metal Cabinets and Bike Storage Galore in this lovely garage makeover in Cambridge


This lovely double garage in Cambridge was installed in November 2016.  The first element was for the Resin Floor to be put down, the owner decided on a Slate Grey which is dark but provides a real wow factor.  To find out more about Resin Floors click here.

Next our team of fitters arrived to add in to panel one wall for Bike Storage Accessories and to put up new Anthracite Grey Metal Cabinets so that the owner now has plenty of wall storage.  The completed garage now now looks stunning and the owner is absolutely delighted with the result.

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