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Archive for January, 2018

Two years on and this garage still looks fantastic!


We are delighted to share photos and a video testimonial with you on an Oxfordshire Garage Transformation, completed in 2016 and with updated photos from 2018.

How it all started

Back in 2016 we met a customer at the London Classic Car Show not realising he was local to our offices in Medmenham.  He spoke to Alastair about his garage plans and what he wanted to achieve.  Having been over to his garage just outside Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire, Alastair measured up the garage and designed a space that was just right for the customer’s needs.

Our professional team of fitters installed wall panelling to take wall storage cabinets, hooks, shelf units and racks.  The ceiling was also clad and a loft hatch created for the customer to create a den above the garage for the grandchildren.  Finally, a lovely green tiled floor was laid using our Interlocking Floor Tiles.

In January 2018…

Alastair popped over to the garage with some extra storage cabinets that the customer had purchased from our online store.  He was delighted to see how great the garage still looked nearly two years on and got some up to date photos and a fantastic testimonial as well.

In addition to a this video testimonial, we also got this very kind quote:

“Garageflex were new to me a couple of years ago.  I went to the London Classic Car Show, saw the stand and met Alastair.  Within a few months we had ordered to have the garage completely redone which involved the walls, the floor, the ceiling and boarding out the loft space.  The installation was flawless, all of the elements arrived and were fitted on time.  There was a challenge with one wall which was overcome by the team and they did a great job in boarding up the loft so that I can now turn that it into a den for the grandchildren.  So I can only say I’m delighted and pleased with the Garageflex facilities, service and installation.”  Mr D, Oxfordshire, January 2018.

How can you get this in your garage?

To see how we could work similar magic in your garage, download our brochure or get in touch to have a free, no obligation chat.  Our Design Consultants can also visit you in your garage to discuss your requirements, to find out more about this please click here.

 

4th consecutive year exhibiting at The London Classic Car Show


We are delighted to announce that for the 4th consecutive year, we will be once again be exhibiting at The London Classic Car Show at Excel. 

Come and see us at The London Classic Car Show 2018

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. From 15-18 February at ExCeL London, the Show brings together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products. Set in London’s premier events venue, the show features an indoor driving runway where iconic classic cars are fired up and driven. See, hear and smell these beautiful iconic classics in action!
 
The show runs from 4pm on Thursday 15th February until 5pm on Sunday 18th.    This year the show highlights include a feature on the best getaway cars curated by actor Philip Glenister as well as celebrating the career of this year’s icon award, Nigel Mansell.  As in previous years you can also see a  bevy of beauties on the Grand Avenue, get some insider tips on the best classic car buys from Quentin Willson and find a new classic to buy.
 
It really is a fun event to attend with a great atmosphere.  And this year you also get entrance to the Historic Motorsport International event at the same time.
 
Quentin Willson at The London Classic Car Show talking about his Smart Buys
 
We are excited to be exhibiting once again at this special show.  As with last year, we will be taking our mobile showroom that we have nicknamed ‘Tilly’ which shows exactly how your garage could be fitted out with wall panelling, cabinets, bike racks and shelving.  The trailer even allows you to see our resin and floor tiles that you can put on your garage floor.  This year we will be on stand A21 so please pop by and say hello if you are attending.
 
Garageflex exhibits at The London Classic Car Show
 
 
To see our photos from 2017 click here.
 
If you haven’t yet booked your tickets or for more information visit www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk

 

 

 

Popular Garage Renovation Ideas


If you’re planning to update your home or any part of it for the purpose of increasing living space and your property value or just increasing storage space, then look no further than a garage renovation.

 

It doesn’t matter if you add an elegant new floor and garage door or a highly efficient storage system; this often underutilised part of your home can become a major asset of your home. Many families wait to remodel their garage just before they decide to sell. That is a great idea if you want the house to sell faster and at a great price, but why not consider a garage renovation now so you can enjoy it too?  Let’s have a look at some effective garage renovation ideas. 

  1. Storage Organisation Systems: Apart from parking your cars, one of the most important attributes of your garage is that it’s often one of the largest rooms of the house and therefore offers many options for creating more storage space. An active family’s garage needs a storage and organisation system for sports equipment, camping gear, hobby supplies, workshop tools, bulk household items and garden tools. A combination of cabinets, overhead storage racks, workbenches and FlexiPanel can solve every family’s challenge of making the garage work for them.
  2. New Garage Door and Opener: Another item that will improve the curb appeal of your home is a new garage door and opener.  Is your garage door sagging and cracking, almost impossible to lift? Or is it just generally falling apart? If so, now is the time to replace it with a new door that’s easy to operate and maintain. Not only can a new garage door and opener provide safe, secure, easy access to your garage, but — as one of your house’s most visible elements — it can renew and refresh your home’s appearance. Your garage options are:
  • Up and Over
  • Roller Shutter
  • Sectional
  • And then they come in Wood, Aluminium, Steel or Glass panel

Selecting the right garage door and opener has plusses beyond beautifying your home … there is also safety, security, energy savings and home automation benefits to consider.

  1. New Flooring: One of the best and easiest ways to make your garage look attractive, clean and elegant is to install a new floor.  Apart from aesthetical aspects, this will also help you to protect your garage floor from spills, leaks, chipping and cracking, and what’s more, the new surface is much easier to clean as well. There are various grades of flooring solutions to provide homeowners with a sigh of relief and a beautiful, durable garage floor.

The most popular options are:

  • Stains and Clear Coats (least expensive)
  • Pvc Inter-locking Flooring Tiles
  • Resin Flooring
  • Grind, Patch and Polish Concrete (most expensive)
  1. Transform your garage into an entertainment space: Now, this is a very popular garage renovation idea. As you may already know that garage is one of the most spacious rooms of your home, you can easily convert it into an entertainment room. You can include big screen TV, pinball machine, football table, pool table, treadmill, weights or you can even set up a refrigerator and bar in your garage. 
  2. Create a home office: With the advent of the internet, more and more people prefer to work from home these days. Whether you need a  quiet place you call your own, a work centre to get things done, you’ll need order, organisation and a space for your files, equipment and supplies that allows you to do what you need to do with ease and comfort.  Once you install new flooring, lighting and install insulation and Panel, you just need to add a desk, filing cabinets, shelves, a phone line, computer and Internet access, and then your very own private office space is ready for you. 
  3. Make it your personal gym: Another garage renovation idea is to convert your garage into a  home gym. Just include a treadmill, free weights, exercise bike and a yoga mat. You can further enhance your garage gym by adding a terrific sound system, wall mounted flat panel television and some good workout DVD’s. 

Now you have a few good garage renovation ideas that can improve the quality of your daily routine and enhance your home’s value. So start dreaming of how you want to renovate your garage

A look back at our 2017 Garage Makeovers


With the turn of the year, we always find it is a good opportunity to look back over the garage installations we have completed.  It gives us a sense of achievement as well as satisfaction that we have turned dirty, dusty and cluttered garages into places that are now tidy, clean and sparkling.

With this in mind we created a short video clip which highlights some of the best makeovers we have been involved in for 2017.

Want yours to look this good?

It really can be a reality.  And it doesn’t have to cost the earth to get it.  We do a lot of work for customers who want the full garage makeover installation which includes walls, ceiling, floor and units.  However, we do have many customers who want just a floor, one wall or even some FlexiTrack on their wall so they can put up a few bike racks.

Our aim is to work with you to create the storage that you need in your garage, shed, basement or utility room.  So do give us a call to discuss. 

Full Garage Makeover

To see what this includes and a gallery of finished garages, click here.

DIY Garage Storage

Or you could opt for a DIY option that works out significantly more cost effective.  Click here to visit our e-store.

Ascot Before and After, December 2017


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