Case Study – Tonbridge

We have just added a great new case study profiling a recent garage makeover in Tonbridge.  Our customer wanted to transform his garage to make the most of the space available, as well as hiding an unsightly boiler area.  Our solution was to build a stud wall to hid the boiler whilst allowing the wall to be used for storage purposes.

Our customer now has a fantastic looking garage with all the storage he needs, a fantastic floor and everything is clean and tidy.  For more images click here.

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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.

How Updating Your Garage Can Really Add Value to Your Home

With many of us looking to add value to our home prior to selling, have you considered how much floor space your garage actually takes up and how making this a usable and welcoming space can add value to your home?

Garageflex looked at the parts in your garage that you should prioritise if you want your money to be spent wisely. Not only can they add value they make you happier to spend time in your garage too.

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1. Garage Door

How old is your garage door? Many older doors close slowly, block the driveway or squeak. These things should be taken care of in your makeover.

Check if your door’s hinges have been properly oiled, this might be the cause why it closes slowly. You would also know this through the sound that it makes. If you think your door has an inappropriate design for your driveway, why not change it?

2. Storage Units

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To make sure your garage is a safe place to store your tools and other important machinery, invest on storage units. Old wooden cabinets are not enough to keep your valuables safe.

If you get the right storage units, your garage would also look more organised, having your items in their right places and making them easy to access at any time. For storage ideas, click here.

3. Flooring

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Have you included upgrading your garage flooring in the budget? If not, be sure to save some for it. Most homeowners settle for paint which can soon flake and look unslightly. Tiles or resin floors are a good solution as they are hardwearing and create a stylish finish. To see some examples of how good this can look, click here.

4. Lighting

How do you feel entering a garage with few or gloomy lights? Feels awful right? Your garage should have bright lights because this is where you do the most delicate projects such as cleaning your vehicle’s engine. If one screw rolls off, would your lighting help you in finding this small part in a big room?

If you are going to sell your property, your potential buyer would be pleased to see a well-lighted garage.

These are just a few of the small things you can change to increase the value that your garage provides to your home. For a complete garage transformation, visit Garageflex’s case studies page to see how good other people’s garages look as a result of their Garageflex makeover.

Thinking Of Transforming Your Garage? Best to Take the Well-Trodden Route

One way of thinking about success in transforming your garage is to liken it to summiting Mount Everest.  Not such a strange comparison when you think about it logically and view the photo below which is of climbers on their way to the summit.  But why are they all using the same route and following in each others footsteps?

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Because it’s the safest route and the one which maximises their chance of getting to the top, and back down safely.  And if you want to transform your garage into a clean, safe and successful space with lots of storage as well as looking good, whose route should you follow?

Garageflex UK is part of a worldwide franchise started in the US which arrived in the UK in 2005.  Since then, we’ve completed nearly 500 garage transformations which is a lot for a small business of 5 people and it has made a lot of dreams come true.

To see a recent case study of a garage transformation in Henley on Thames, click here.  The owner said “The system is so flexible that everything is easy to move around.  And for the first time in seven years living here, we can now get our cars in the garage. It is brilliant!” and that’s what we want to hear from all our future customers too.

So if you want to be on the right path in your garage transformation and follow a well-trodden route, then speak to Garageflex about a free no obligation quote today.

Introducing the Garageflex range of storage boxes and recycling bins

Since we started transforming UK garages back in 2005, we have always asked our customers what else they would like us to stock.  There was a resounding vote for recycling bins to be added to our range and we are delighted that these items are now available via our e-store.

Our range includes a Triple 110 Litre Recycling Bin which allows you to sort waste into three separate bins and is floor mounted. Or choose from one of our 82 Litre Recycling Bins which come in three formats, an open slot lid, a propeller lid or a lift lid. We feel this covers a good range of recycling needs but are always open to further suggestions!

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Other recent additions are general storage boxes, now available in 18, 35 or 48 litre capacities. All are made from polypropylene and are easy to stack and store. The 48 and 18 litres fit particularly well on our 48” and 24” shelves.

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Or if you are looking for a more general storage solution but don’t want to spend too much, why not consider our GT576 General Storage Lifestyle kit. It comes with a 56” piece of TekTrak which is a strip of panel that fixes to your wall and can be placed anywhere in the garage. The kit also comes with a basket, some hooks, brackets and wall clips. Perfect for starting your de-cluttering journey at only £109.00 plus P&P.

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Our e-store is open to everyone, not just our customers who have TekPanel installed on their walls. We stock many items that can be used on their own including ceiling storage for getting ladders, timber or other bulky items you want to get off the floor and out of the way.
We would also love your feedback. What else would you like to see on our e-store? Tell us and we promise to look into it!

Squeaking, Squealing and Scraping. Who Wants A Garage Door That Makes That Kind Of Noise?

We’ve all been there, you open the garage on a peaceful Sunday morning and wake up the neighbours with the screeching that comes from your garage door.  Thankfully we found a great little article with some useful tips which are simple to implement and can make a real difference to your ears.  Find out more about tightening, replacing and spraying your garage door here.

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Of course all of these are just guidelines, if you are in doubt, seek advice from your local expert.  Garageflex will not be liable for any injuries that may occur.  Good luck!

If you want your garage fitted out with bespoke storage ideal for your lifestyle, Garageflex are the experts.  So come and talk to us!

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

Six Things You Didn’t Know You Needed

Even in the most organised garage, we find there are always ways to make it better. Today we wanted to tell you about six products available on our e-store that you might not know you needed but could provide the right solution for that niggling annoyance.

Shelf Liner

Do you store liquids, paints or other items that might leak? Then Shelf Liners might be just the thing.

  • Made of high impact polystyrene
  • Smooth semi-gloss surface for easy cleaning
  • Ready shaped to fit inside your wall, tall or mini wall mounted cabinets
  • £15.98* for a pack of two

in-cabinet tool holder

Lots of tools lying around in need of a proper home? Then our GT4019 in-cabinet tool holder is ideal.

  • Designed to hold small hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers and scissors
  • Four different size openings to accommodate a wide variety of tools
  • Easily mounted inside our wall, tall or mini cabinets
  • Comes with four mounting strips.
  • £29.99*

mini clip set

Stuck for somewhere safe to hang keys or want to put up some pictures or a clock in your garage? Then the GT4016 Mini Clip Set could come in handy.

  • Sold in packs of five
  • Ideal for hanging pictures, clocks, locks, keys or other small items
  • Keeps item securely fastened to the wall and within easy reach
  • £17.50* for a pack of five

Paper Towel Holder

Fed up with trekking to the kitchen or utility for something to wipe up wet or muddy floors? Then why not buy our GT4015 Paper Towel Holder and never have to worry again.

  • Holds one jumbo size kitchen roll
  • £16.00*

tip out bin

Into DIY, hobbies or just have lots of odds and end? Our GT3004 Large Tip Out Bin Rack is perfect for holding all those little bits.

  • Comes with five clear bins which tip open for easy access as well as the ability to lift them out and take them with you
  • Each bin has a label so you can easily identify your 1 inch nails from your pegs
  • Ability to store items on top of the unit
  • Supplied with two mounting brackets
  • £32.00*

bike rack

With spring just around the corner and the days getting longer, no doubt you are gearing up to take your bikes out. But where do you store them when you are not using them? Our GT2005 Horiztontal Bike Rack can help you overcome the issue of moving it out of the way.

  • Two large, adjustable hanger hooks to hold a bike
  • Also comes with a shelf and six hooks
  • Holds a bike as well as helmets, water bottles, gloves and locks
  • £80.00*

* Plus P&P

Any questions, just let us know and we’ll be glad to help.  You can call us on 01491 579975 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk.

Lifestyle Kits

Another neat little video showcasing some of the lifestyle kits available on http://garageflex.co.uk/ today.  We have a range on offer whether you are looking for general storage or something more niche to hold your gardening, hobby or DIY bits and pieces.

Our lifestyle kits are priced to be more economical than buying the component parts separately and come with TekPanel for the accessories to be mounted on.  And all of our lifestyle kits are available to buy in our online store or as part of our design and install service.

For more information contact us at info@garageflex.co.uk or on 01491 579975.

Want to add value to your home? Keep the garage as a garage.

 

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If you have a garage then you’ll know just how easy it is to dump everything in there to sort out another time.  Or even to start thinking about it as a way to add value and convert it into a living space.  But findings suggest that most home buyers find a garage very appealing and in some cases it can add as much as 15% to a property in a desirable area.  So what should you do?

Keep it is the answer and give it a makeover.  Ensure you are making the most of it with storage solutions that suit your needs and will be attractive to buyers if and when you come to sell.  So think about what you do in your garage and what you want to use it for, that should answer the basic questions around how much storage you need and if you can designate particular areas to hobbies such as cycling, golf, tinkering with your beloved vintage car or bike.f you have a garage then you’ll know just how easy it is to dump everything in there to sort out another time.  Or even to start thinking about it as a way to add value and convert it into a living space.

But findings suggest that most home buyers find a garage very appealing and in some cases it can add as much as 15% to a property in a desirable area.  So what should you do?

Hanging items off the walls are a great way to keep your garage looking neat and tidy.  For example wall hooks can be used for hanging up garden tools and bike racks keep the bikes tidy too.  Whilst you are in the mode of revamping, think about your floor.  A tiled or resin floor can make all the difference and will last a lot longer than a painted finish which will soon peel and flake.

An upgraded garage doesn’t need to cost the earth.  At Garageflex we offer both a design and installation service if you want us to do all the work or a DIY service where you can buy and install yourself.

Just remember, thinking now about storage and giving it a professional finish could make your house more attractive and reap the rewards in the future.  What have you got to lose?

Find out more by calling us on 01491 579975 or emailing us at info@garageflex.co.uk.