Ceiling Solutions

Some of the most popular items on our e-store are our ceiling solution products and so we thought we would talk about them in a little more detail to show you just how easy they are to fit and all the sorts of things they can be used for.

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The major component of our ceiling systems is the PowerTrak from which all the hooks, racks and hangers are installed. The PowerTrak is mounted to the ceiling joists then the hooks, hangers and racks have twist connectors which allow quick mounting to the PowerTrak. There are no permanent fasteners required.  So once you have this installed you can then add any of our ceiling accessories to suit your needs.

 GT7004E Overhead Storage Rack The GT7004 Overhead Storage Rack (4x4ft) allows you to use that valuable ceiling space.  The rack provides 53 cubic feet of storage and has a capacity of 250lbs.  With open mesh shelving for easy viewing of stored items, its an ideal place to store seasonal sports equipment or other bulky items. Available with or without PowerTrak from £173.00 including P&P.
The GT9000 D Hanger Hook features a hanger hook with a large, flat holding surface.  Each hook is priced at just £18.00 but a package of 2 hooks with PowerTrak can be purchased from our e-store for just £53.18. 
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The GT9001 C Hanger Hook features a hanger hook with a large, rounded bottom which is very versatile for holding different shaped objects close to the ceiling.  Available as a single hook at £18.00 or as a package with PowerTrak for £53.18.

So if you are ready to get items off the floor and onto the ceiling, why not take a look at our e-store to find out more.

Free P&P on All Products Purchased Via Our e-STORE

We are delighted to announce that our e-store now carries no postage and packaging costs so the price you see is the price you pay.  Why not visit our e-store now to see what you could purchase for your garage?

Perhaps our Horizontal Bike Rack with TekTrak could be the answer to your bike storage worries.  This is a fantastic package that gives you the bike rack and some trak to install directly to your garage wall.  Only £112.70.

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Or looking to maximise your ceiling space?  How about our Overhead Storage Unit which connects to the ceiling and can be used to get lots of stuff off the ground and out of the way.  Only £173.

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For more ideas visit our online e-store.

What Could You Create?

Back in 2009 we provided one of our ceiling “T” Racks to the magician Paul Daniels.  He wanted to store ladders on a support that hung from his garage ceiling and couldn’t quite find the right product to take the size of ladder he had.  With a little bit of DIY and a few additional materials, Paul created his ideal product from our standard “T” Rack and is now the proud owner of a ceiling rack to hold his ladders.  In fact, see for yourself how Paul did it as he posted a video on youtube showing how easy it was.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmr334kw3gU

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Our brilliant range of DIY garage storage solutions are available on our e-store.  It just goes to show that if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, with some imagination Garageflex products can become exactly what you need.   So, what could you create?

Or let us do the hard work.  If Paul’s idea has struck a chord with you and you would like us to create something similar, get in touch and we can talk through what you want, how much it will cost and when we can get it ready by.

Get in contact either by telephone on 01491 579975 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk

We answer the doubters

Well those who believe in The Law of Attraction will know how I felt on Tuesday driving to The Business Wealth Club in Oxford to give a presentation on “How Garageflex can give you back your garage to suit your lifestyle”. The radio stations (several I later discovered) were following up a newspaper report on why homeowner’s garages become such a dumping ground and they just can’t get their car in!Courtesy of the Daily Mail:

I showed my audience how Garageflex have solutions for all the problems:

All those bikes lying around? No problem we have a range of bike racks.

All those pots of paints on the floor? Put them in one of our cupboards.

All the garden tools hanging around? Then put them on the hooks from our range.

And the floor is a nightmare….We offer interlocking tiles or Resin finishes

And the ceiling is so dirty……….We can clad it and no more cobwebs!!

Whilst the cost may seem high we make no apology for that. It is a very good solution that homeowners love for years and years. And it all comes with a 10 year Warranty so there is no risk of things going wrong.

So go on – give us a call on 01491 579975  or email info@garagemakeover.co.uk and let us show you what we can do to finally sort out that garage problem.

Good garaging

Alastair

Use Ceiling Space in your Garage

A lot of owners are surprised how much use can be made of the space above the car in their garage. The average height of the ceiling is 2.4m but most saloon cars are only 1.6 m high and 4 x 4s are around 1.8m. So unless you’ve got two 4 x 4s in a double garage then you have space to use!

So how to use it? Well the options range from getting a few hooks and hangers from Homebase or similar (must start plugging other brands!) and screwing them into the roof joists right through to bespoke systems to suspend from the ceiling. Here we shall talk about the systems because that is what we know about – and they can be fitted as stand-alone units without having the whole garage fitted out. and they can be fitted by you in no time.

Here are a selection:

Overhead storage rack: these are 1.2m square and made of steel mesh that are suspended from the ceiling taking a maximum weight of 113kg. They are really useful for putting “out of season” items up there like Christmas decorations, garden furniture cushions or anything that is not being used daily. Two of these units can be placed side by side to create even more space.

Adjustable T Rack: OK so who keeps loads of bits of wood just in case…..? Yes we all do and these racks are the place to keep them all! And anything else long that needs putting away somewhere safe. They come in pairs so can be placed any distance apart and are adjustable in height. You can also hang different weights on each side making them ideal for skis, fishing rods and other activity items. We recently sold the magician Paul Daniels a pair and he put a clip on YouTube to show how he had adjusted them to take his ladders – no trick in it!

“C” and “D” Hanger Hooks: these durable hooks are perfect for so many things: bikes, fishing rods, ladders, sledge, model airplanes, garden umbrellas – the list is endless. They don’t take much space and again can be set up in pairs or single. It was another Television personality (can’t name two in one Blog so I’ll maybe get his name in another time!) who keeps his model planes on these!

Hoists: you can get what are called “single point” or “four point” hoists depending on the use to which they will be put. A single is good for hoisting a bicycle to the ceiling and a double for a canoe or car roof box or as one Garageflex customer has done, his model railway set from his childhood days. Just to prove we cannot ever throw things out!

PowerTrak: all these items can be fastened to the ceiling timbers – unless it is a new house with a suspended ceiling as happens a lot now days. This is not a problem, it just requires different fixing materials. But the best solution in our view is to use an innovative PowerTrak developed by Garageflex. This is attached to the ceiling and then all the above products are slid into the PowerTrak using adaptors that allow the items to be placed anywhere within the PowerTrak. So they can easily be slid to a different position if needs change – great flexibility.

Ceiling cladding: the ultimate product that can bring everything together on the ceiling is the PowerPanel cladding system. This is not necessary for any of the above and indeed where ceilings are plastered it is not often used – only occasionally where owners want either low maintenence or a reflection to improve the lighting.The cladding is a tongue and goove white soffit that does however cover up any old roof timbers and all the cobwebs and gives a terrific light, bright and clean surface on which to attach everything. It looks good and stays looking good.

So whatver you have to get up there, a solution is available. Take a look at the Garageflex video or call us on 01491 579975 and we would be pleased to go over the best solution for your problem.

Good garaging

Alastair