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Win two tickets to the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Win two tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Sandown Park on 1-2 July 2017

Facebook Competition

We are delighted to offer two tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show taking place at Sandown Park on 1-2 July 2017.  This competition is running on Facebook, click here to enter.  The terms and conditions of this competition are as follows:

  • To enter this competition you must upload a photo to the comment section of this competition post of items you would like to store in your garage
  • Entrants must reside in the UK and be over 18 and can only enter once
  • We have five pairs of tickets to give away to the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show only, no alternative show can be offered
  • Garageflex will choose five winners at random to each win a pair of free tickets, the winners will be drawn at 11am on Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Winners will be given a unique reference to claim their tickets and will need to register and print a ticket for each person attending.  Availability of tickets are for either 1st July from 10am-5pm or 2nd July 10am-4.30pm.
  • This competition is in  no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook

Twitter Competition

  • Users need to RT our Tweet to be in with a chance of winning
  • Entrants must reside in the UK, be over 18 and can only enter once
  • One person will be chosen at random at 11.30am on Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Winners will be given a unique reference to claim their tickets and will need to register and print a ticket for each person attending.  Availability of tickets are for either 1st July from 10am-5pm or 2nd July 10am-4.30pm.

Looking for a part installation? This could provide some inspiration

In 2016 we were contacted by a client who was keen to increase storage in his garage but didn’t want to spend too much money. We talked him through his options and went to see him to draw up plans. We are always keen to ensure that the solution we propose exactly fits your requirements so if you just want a part installation then that’s fine with us.

Our solution for this client was to panel one wall with our FlexiPanel to which any number of cabinets, hooks and racks could be added, and then put our FlexiTrack on the remaining two walls.  This we would call a Part Installation.  FlexiTrack are simply smaller strips of our FlexiPanel which can be cut to fit the available space and can be used for bike racks, shelves, hooks etc. They are also considerably cheaper than panelling the whole wall. In addition, the client also wanted a striking garage floor laid out.

Plans were agreed and installation went ahead a month or so later. The outcome is a bright, clean and organised garage space with plenty of space for hooks. Now all that’s left to do is for the customer to add back in all his belongings.

To find out more about FlexiTrack and FlexiPanel and how it could look on your garage wall, please click here.

Prefer to fit your garage yourself? No problem

In addition to our premium Design & Install service, we are delighted to offer our customers the option to install Garageflex items themselves at home.  Our DIY with Design service is available free and gives you access to our in-house design software to ensure you maximise the space available in your garage. 

All you need to do is contact us with your garage measurements and requirements, we’ll then turn it into a Garageflex design and list the products you need to buy from our e-store.  If the design doesn’t quite fit what you want then we’ll tweak it for you until you are happy and of course we’ll provide installation instructions and advice on fitting it too.  To find out more, click here.

DIY Customer Testimonial

We were contacted by Mr N from West Sussex in 2016 to help him fit out his own garage and he has shared his thoughts below on the whole process and his feelings on the finished results.

Garageflex DIY before and after West Sussex

Mr N from West Sussex shares his thoughts:

“If you are reading this you are already on the Garageflex web site.  If you like what you see and plan to go ahead, your first decision will be do I go for the full installation by the
guy’s at Garageflex or do I DIY.

I decided to go for the DIY route. Why: Firstly both my garages were full of useful items and boxes of items from when we moved into this house 16 years ago, (we had downsized), I had said at the time that after being in the house for 6 months we would clear out anything that could not find a place in the house. So 16 years on I would finally have a clear out.

What would go and what would stay I had no idea. The other reason being I am now fully retried so time rich.

This would-be an interesting DIY project.

But would I be able to get a result anything near like the pictures on the web site. So I decided to just do a bit each month learning as I progressed and sorting out what I would
keep and what units I needed from the range of units on offer at Garageflex.

Was it difficult: no, if you are capable of fixing battens to your garage wall, then you can do
this. Once you have the battens in place the flex panels are very easy to fix to the battens, just cut to the length and screw on to the battens (screws with white coated heads are provided).  Make sure the base panel is level the rest just fit on top. You then just need to decide which units, you want to fix to the panels. 

Am I pleased with the result yes,(see pictures) not maybe as good as the guys from Garageflex would have done, but I have got a lot of pleasure in doing it myself.  The system is very flexible, easy to move sleeves and tool racks etc around if not in the right
place first time, very easy to clean and I trust you agree good to look at.

I am now about to start on garage two, and looking forward to working on that.”

Oxfordshire Case Study includes Resin Floor, Metal Cabinets and plenty of storage

Mr W contacted us back in December 2015 for options on how he could sort out his garage and introduce storage.  We talked him through the options and we left it that he would come back to us when he was ready to proceed.  In late 2016 he contacted us again to confirm he was ready to go ahead and Alastair Broom, the Managing Director of Garageflex, visited him in his home to take measurements, discuss his requirements and draw up plans for the new garage space.

This was a newly built triple garage that was plastered and painted but lacked any storage or a decent floor.  Alastair’s recommendations included adding in FlexiPanel to both side walls to use for storage including Bike Racks, hooks and hangers whilst utilising the long back wall for cabinets.  The customer was keen to have metal cabinets and chose three sets of our cupboard and drawer range in Anthracite Grey as well as a Light Grey Resin Floor which we call Linen Grey.  It was then scheduled in for April 2017 once other works had been completed to the house.

First to be completed was the wonderful seamless Resin Floor which took one day to install.  Next the team of fitters arrived to start panelling the side walls with FlexiPanel and installing the metal cabinets to the back wall.  The result is a stylish space that oozes class and the owner is absolutely delighted.

Once completed we were able to go back and take these fantastic images of the finished project and also a short video giving you a panoramic view of the garage.

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