Lee Latchford-Evans talks about his garage makeover with Garageflex

Lee Latchford-Evans, from the pop group Steps, came to us with his garage storage problem.  He had bikes, golf clubs, Christmas trees and a whole host of Steps memorabilia that was cluttering up his garage and in desperate need of the right storage solution.  He wanted to walk into his garage to see everything neat, tidy and perfectly stored away.

He had decided to get some general storage but then searched online and found Garageflex, it was over to us!

Alastair Broom went to see Lee to discuss his garage, provided him with a design that met his requirements and gave him a price.  It was all agreed and the date was scheduled for Lee’s garage makeover.

The team arrived to an empty garage and within 4 days had transformed it by adding our TekPanel walls, fitting a range of cupboards, shelves, bike racks and other storage items.

Lee said “So from what was a dump, wow, look at this transformation.  Three days later, Garageflex have come and they truly have delivered.”  He now has an organised and clutter free garage, he is a very happy customer.  Watch his story.


World’s most amazing garage ideas

We have been seeing some great garage design ideas out there recently and so thought a blog about the best 10 things you can do in your garage was just crying to be written!  So here goes, these are Garageflex UK’s top ideas if you want some inspiration for your garage.

1. Don’t just put in stairs, add in a slide too

If you are building a garage below your house or you already have stairs, why not incorporate a slide into the staircase too?  We thought this was a great idea and also keeps any little ones happy as well. Win win all round!

2.  Park in just the right place

Ever put your car in the garage and found the door banging into another car or the wall?  These two images show just how you can ensure you park in the right place to stop this happening.  Either you can use a parking guide which has a ramp which your front wheels hit or you could think about outlining your car parking space with a different colour of floor tiles.  Or both.


3.  Get rid of those ladders out the way

Though great things, ladders can be hard to store.  And this was what happened to Magician Paul Daniels who couldn’t find quite the right product for his garage.  He purchased one of our Ceiling “T” Racks and then set about creating just what he needed with a little bit of creativity.  He then posted a video about his project and we think it looks smashing!

4.  Change your garage into something else, home gym anyone?

Garageflex helped a customer change his garage from a dusty and cluttered place into a slick home gym. The team also worked around existing pipework and a boiler to ensure the client still had access should the need for servicing or repair arise.  This transformation took just 4 days.

5. Wine o’clock!  I’ll just head downstairs for a bottle

What an innovative use of space which we think would work fantastically in a garage. 


6.  Make things easy for yourself

If you need black bin bags or kitchen roll close to hand, then a dispenser like this could be ideal.  Whether you need it for spills or general tidying, nice to know its always there when you need it.

7.  Have a cool breeze in your garage

Ok so not particularly suited to the changeable UK weather but a great option for the summer months is this cool breeze garage door idea.  The idea is that it keeps the bugs and flys out but lets a lovely breeze in and the screen opens right the way across so it makes getting in and out of the garage easy.

8.   Create a tool wall

Perfect for keeping everything to hand and in the right place.  This is a wall completed for a client in Tonbridge Wells.  You can see that the main wall has been panelled in TekPanel where brackets and hooks can tidy the tools. Then the wall next to the door has some TekTrak fitted which is simple to put up and offers a variety of flexible storage solutions.

9.  Have a custom-made sign created

We love this personalised garage sign, perfect for the man or woman in your life.   This one has the engraving on reclaimed slate and we found it on Notonthehighstreet.com.

10.  Organise your bikes

There’s nothing worse than having lots of bikes taking up space and creating a trip hazard.  Think about how you could store them more efficiently, whether it be a wall rack or on the ceiling.

So that is our top ten design ideas for the garage.  If you like what you see, come and talk to Garageflex at www.garageflex.co.uk or phone 01491 579975.  We should point out that we don’t offer numbers 1, 5, 7 and 9 though!

Garage Makeover – September 2014

When this client in Primrose Hill asked us for help covering his garage pipework we didn’t realise just how big a job it was.  As you can see from the “Before” shot, the pipework was substantial in this garage but the client wanted it to look tidier but needed it easily accessable.  The Garageflex solution was to panel the walls but build doors so that the appliances and pipework could continue to be accessed, plus it reduces the noise and eliminates drafts.  For more garage makeovers, visit our photo gallery page.