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Organise your garden tools the easy way


Although the end of March can still be a bit chilly, the warmer weather is on its way.  And there’s no time like the present to get your garden tools organised ready for the off.

We have some wonderful storage accessories which can really help you to organise your tools and keep them handy in the garage.

All of our storage accessories mount on the garage wall with the help of either our FlexiPanel (covers the whole wall) or FlexiTrack (single lengths of FlexiPanel).  All of the options mentioned below fit on both and are easily clipped in to the grooves.

Let us show you the options.

Gardening Rack

Keep your tools organised with our fantastic Gardening Rack. Capable of holding up to ten tools with baskets for smaller tools or supplies.  The tool holder arms are covered with protective sleeves to protect both the rack and your tools from damage.  The rack can hold 18kg of weight.

Also available as a kit with a 1200mm length of FlexiTrack

Garageflex Gardening Rack Storage Kit

 

In-Line Tool Holder

Conserve your wall storage space with this useful In-Line Tool Holder.  This hook can take 13.6kg of weight and can take approximately 3-4 long handled tools.

In-Line Tool Holder Storage

 

Hobby / Sports Rack

A very flexible option for any garage which can be used for garden items.  This Hobby / Sports Rack sits on the garage wall and has a removable canvas bag with carrying strap if you want to take items outside.  It also has shelving, small hanger hooks and a side tray for storing long handled tools. Takes up to 18kg of weight.

Also available with FlexiTrack here.

Storage Hooks
Store just about anything from snow shovels and shears to buckets and rakes, storage hooks are a staple for any organised garage.
We have single and double hooks available which all come in a variety of sets.  Click here to find out more.
Rubber tipped for safety, the single hooks can take 4.5kg of weight and the doubles take 7kg.
Hook Storage
Hang-All Bracket
Our brilliant Hang-All Bracket is perfect for storing ladders on the wall and even a light-weight mower or strimmer.  Taking 18kg of weight, you can store many items easily on the garage wall with this storage accessory.
So next time you need to top-up your bird feeders, mow the lawn or cut the hedge, everything you need will be ready to go.
Ladder Storage Bracket
What about coats, hats and welly boots?
Well we have three options for storing these useful garden items.  First up we have our Hat and Coat Rack.
With 10 hooks, it’s easy to store hats, bags, waterproofs and even waders if you so wish.  Each hook is rubber tipped for safety and can hold 5.4kg of weight with a combined weight capacity of 27kg.
Hat and Coat Rack for the Garage Wall
Or, if you are short on vertical space, try our Waterfall Hook.  With five hanger hooks, you can store anything from waterproof jackets to dog leads.  Takes 7kg of weight.
Waterfall hook for waterproof clothing storage
And last, but certainly not least is our Welly Boot Rack.  Able to hold four pairs of wellington boots, whatever the size, this is so handy to have in the garage and save taking muddy boots into the house.
Also available with FlexiTrack here.
Welly Boot Rack for the garage wall

Three brilliant reviews on recent installations


Three great reviews received this week from recent installations.

We are delighted to have helped these customers achieve their vision for the space with them all now being fresh, modern and fit for purpose.

Garage 1: A full garage makeover in Bedfordshire with walls, ceiling and floor installed by our great fitting team of Brett and Matt.

Garage 2: Beautiful green floor tiles installed in this London garage to cover over a crumbling garage floor.

Garage 3: A new home gym / storage space for this new family home in Surrey.

 

From a complete mess to resembling a professional workshop in one week


That’s what our customer said about his recent garage makeover that we completed for him!

Having got in touch with us back in late 2021, our Design Consultant Serena Edwards worked alongside the customer to create his dream garage workshop.  The project included:

  • Replacing and Installing new Roller Shutter Garage Doors
  • Creating a new ceiling in the garage with loft boarding and a loft hatch with ladder access
  • Insulating the walls and ceiling
  • FlexiPanel to all walls so that our shelves, racks and hooks could all be wall mounted and provide excellent organisation for belongings
  • New metal storage cabinets and drawer units
  • A beautifully seamless Resin Floor
  • Solid oak worktop on top of the metal units
  • New perfo and louvre panels for tool organisation

 

“If you’re looking for a genuine all-in-one solution for your garage then I absolutely recommend GarageFlex.” Mr C, Nofolk, February 2022

To start your garage journey, click here to fill in our form.

Creating a spacious utility room for this family home


Having just relocated to the UK from China, this family wanted to create more space in the home by turning the garage into a bright utility room and moving the appliances outside.

To help them realise their vision, Design Consultant Abigail Leonard designed the space which included:

– new plumbing

– electrics updated

– wall insulation and panelled with a combination of FlexiPanel and FlexiSmooth

– New cabinets and sink unit installed with a strong oak worktop

– A new roller shutter door replaced the old metal one

– Flooring surface improved with interlocking floor tiles

As you will see from the before photos, the garage was dirty and dusty. However, now it is bright, clean and a utility room to be proud of! Find out more at www.garageflex.co.uk

Be inspired to install a Resin Floor in your garage!


Our new Resin Floor brochure is now available for download. With lots of information including technical points, new colours and the installation process, we hope this will provide everything you need to make the choice for your garage!

Why not give us a call on 01491 579975 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk to get a quote for your garage.

Download your copy here.

Be inspired to lay a Resin Floor in your garage

What does a complete garage makeover involve?


We often talk about a “complete garage makeover” and how we can transform your garage into a brighter, more usable space.  But what does this actually mean?

Some customers get in touch to ask if we do painting, structural work, plastering or asbestos removal which are not areas that we cover. We actually like to think of ourselves as interior designers for your residential garage, focusing on the inside and turning the dark and dusty space into a clean, modern and bespoke space that’s just right for you.  With this in mind, let’s take take a look at the different elements that make up our interpretation of a  “complete garage makeover” and what each of them includes.

 

Garage Walls

Depending on the current state of your garage wall you can choose three different options to get the right one for your garage wall.

FlexiPanel covers the entire length of your garage wall from ceiling to floor and its glossy, reflective surface increases light around the garage making it a brighter place to spend time. It gives you a degree of insulation and provides maximum flexibility as our storage hooks, shelves, racks and baskets can all be hooked on and then moved around as and when you want to, simply by slotting into the panel.

FlexiPanel image Garageflex wall panel for garage storage solutions

FlexiSmooth also covers the entire length of the wall from floor to ceiling. It is glossy and has a reflective surface to make the space light and bright. The significant difference from FlexiPanel is that FlexiSmooth does not allow for any storage accessories to be attached to it. It is purely for a decorative finish so that the dusty brick or blockwork is hidden.

It is a more cost effective finish than FlexiPanel and can make a significant reduction in the overall price.

FlexiSmooth wall panel for the garage wall

FlexiTrack are small, singular strips of our FlexiPanel that can be fixed to your garage wall to accommodate many of our storage accessories including baskets and shelves. Unlike FlexiPanel, these strips don’t cover the entire wall but rather a small section. So they are a great solution if you only have a small space to fill and they can be cut to fit the size you have.

FlexiTrack Wall Storage Solution - Garageflex

Garage Ceiling

The next part of the complete garage makeover puzzle is the garage ceiling.  Most garages have open beams which are a haven for spiders and other bugs but with us, you can choose to have your whole ceiling panelled to eliminate draughts and bugs from the space.  In addition we have a selection of storage accessories created just for the ceiling and are able to install loft hatches with ladders as well.

Garage Ceiling Solution loft hatch and ladder - Garageflex

 

Garage Flooring

Whether you want to park your car in your garage, use it for DIY or just for storage, we think every garage deserves a floor that provides a safe environment for all the family, yet looks great too. We have two options when it comes to the garage floor, either our premium range of interlocking floor tiles or our beautifully seamless resin floor coatings.  Both offer a robust finish to your garage, come with a 10 year warranty and create the finishing touch to your complete garage makeover.

Installing a Resin Floor in your garage gives a beautifully seamless finish that looks fantastic. Our Methacrylate MMA coating is specially designed for the residential garage and provides the highest quality finish you can buy. It also comes with a ten year warranty.

Seamless resin floor coating for the garage from Garageflex

Our premium range of interlocking floor tiles are an ideal solution for any garage floor. They are a hard wearing solution, come in a variety of colours and have a 10 year warranty.

Premium garage floor tiles from Garageflex

Garage Doors

There are many reasons our customers decide to get a new garage door fitted, ranging from wanting to stop draughts and leaves to replacing two doors with one so they can finally get their car in the garage. Complete your garage makeover with our range of Roller Shutter or Sectional garage doors and give your property kerb appeal.

Roller Shutter and Sectional Garage Door options from Garageflex

To complete your garage makeover, we suggest installing a range of our storage accessories to create a truly bespoke space in your home.

From bike racks and hooks to shelving and workbenches, we have over 80 storage options.

To book your free Design Consultation with one of our team, please click here and fill in our online form.

Comparing MMA with Epoxy and Floor Paint


When a customer calls us about our flooring options, one of the main queries is around our MMA resin floor coatings compared to epoxy resin floors and garage floor paint.  Our dedicated Flooring Consultant gave us this information and we thought it was so useful that it was worth sharing.

Of course this chart is just a guide and compares the Garageflex MMA resin floor system with standard epoxy coatings and floor paints.  But it gives you a good idea of the differences between the products so that you can decide which is the best option for your garage floor.

Garageflex MMA Resin coatings compared to epoxy and paint

 

Garageflex MMA Resin coatings compared to epoxy and paint

 

 

Garageflex MMA Resin coatings compared to epoxy and paint

Now that you know the difference between these various options for your garage floor, you can make an informed decision as to which is the right option for you.  Indeed, if you are interested to know more about our resin floors then click here to visit our resin floor page.  Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to get a ballpark figure for how much it will cost to lay one of our fantastic resin floors in your garage.

Garage designs to declutter your life


Delighted to share just a few of the installations we completed in February for customers across the UK.

Working with you to create a bespoke design that suits your needs, our professional fitting team install everything for you.  The final result is a beautiful garage that is fresh, modern and a space to be proud of.

Arrange a free design consultation to see how we can transform your garage here.

Celebrating International Women’s Day


Let’s join together to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

At Garageflex we are proud to have so many women included in our team from Design Consultants to Marketing and from Customer Services to Accounts.  They are an integral part of our company  and so we wanted to give a little shout out to them.

 

Here’s a little more about each of our team members…

Abigail Leonard – Design Consultant

Abigail Leonard, Design Consultant, GarageflexAbi started her career in Investment Banking Sales in 1996, working for both Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse for a period of 15 years, focussing primarily on Foreign Exchange.

In 2006 Abi met Alastair in London when she arranged for her own garage to be fitted out. She and her husband loved the product so much that they took the Garage Organisation concept to South Africa in 2008.

Fast forward to 2017 and she returned to the UK where she is now delighted to be part of the Garageflex team. Having been both a customer and a supplier of this incredible system, she says with the greatest confidence “Once you have had this system, you will never want to live without it.”

 

Serena Edwards – Design Consultant

Serena Edwards - Design Consultant, GarageflexSerena joined the team in 2021 and will be working alongside Alastair Broom and Abigail Leonard on the Design Consultancy team. Serena’s role will be working with our customers to achieve the best design for their garage space and conducting presentations in person and virtually.

Serena has substantial international experience in Sales, Marketing, Communications and Finance working in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK, primarily working across the Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical industries.

Serena had the Garageflex team install her garage back in 2019 and states that the transformation has given her the ability to declutter and store everything in one place.

 

Barbara Broom – Accounts

Barbara Broom - Accounts, GarageflexBarbara takes care of all the accounts side of the Garageflex business and keeps everything running smoothly.

Formerly Cabin Crew for ‘the’ national carrier, she then ran her own soft furnishings business when her children were young. When Alastair set up Garageflex in 2005, Barbara decided to help out and became a permanent fixture of the team.

Barbara works two days a week on a Monday and Wednesday. On other days she can be found on the golf course, gardening, painting or reading as well as enjoying family life with grandchildren.

 

 

Veronique Di Ludovico

Veronique Di Ludovico - Customer Services, GarageflexVero joined the team in October 2015 and looks after the Sales and Customer Services for us.

Originally from South Africa, her background includes over 20 years in Retail with roles sales, buying, merchandising and customer services. Vero works on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Outside of work, Veronique’s interest include fashion, interior design, swimming and sunshine.

 

Louise Fooks – Marketing

Louise Fooks - Marketing, GarageflexLouise joined the team in January 2013 and looks after all of our Marketing activities.

With a background at one of the Big 4 Accountancy firms based in London including events, brand and general marketing, Louise enjoys working across all aspects here at Garageflex. Louise is now responsible for all marketing activities for Garageflex including advertising, social media, client newsletters, blogs, website, events and design.

Louise works in the office on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and brings in her little pug Tilly to entertain the office. On her days off she is busy being a taxi driver to her two young daughters, pottering about in her garden or baking cakes.

 

New home owner’s garage makeover


The brief from this customer was to provide lots of storage space after moving into a new home.

The walls have been panelled with our bright FlexiPanel wall panel and will be used for storing bikes, skis and other hobby items. Utilities have been covered with false walls and doors to create a seamless look whilst still being accessible.

Metal Storage Cabinets were a key factor for the customer to store his BBQ items and these will be installed at a later date, creating an island area in the middle of the space.

Finally, our premium range of floor tiles were laid in a raised disk finish.

Ready to start your garage transformation journey? Click here to book your free design consultation.

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