Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line with Protective Fabric Cover (24m) Wall-Mounted Foldaway Clothes Air Dryer (Silver)

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Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line with Protective Fabric Cover (24m) Wall-Mounted Foldaway Clothes Air Dryer (Silver)

Brabantia WallFix Retractable Washing Line with Protective Fabric Cover (24m) Wall-Mounted Foldaway Clothes Air Dryer (Silver)

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The size of your family is something else to think about here, and how much washing you need to hang up at a time. A heavy-duty retractable washing line with multiple lines like the Brabantia wallfix, or the Better 35m washing line, is more likely to suit your needs here than our best overall- Vileda’s cordomatic, as it only has a single, 15 metre, line. Another thing that puts me off the standard rotary washing line is how dirty they get when they’re left out in the elements. They’re not always the best place for your clean washing when they’re covered in cobwebs and bird droppings! By storing the line away between uses, everything should stay clean and free of the worst of the outdoors. Although not the longest washing line among our featured products, at 15 metres you can still get a decent amount of washing on there, and it would be just fine for any average sized family. NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close at least 172 branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

The reason it can do this better than the others is that Brabantia have gone with a largely metallic construction for the wall fix, and every support arm for the washing lines is extremely solid and robust. There’s just no plastic model that can compare. Don’t get tripped up on install – there’s every chance you won’t be happy with the fixings provided. Whilst I appreciate many have done just fine, I really don’t think the fixings they give you work well at all for wooden structures. As I allude to in my Vileda Automatic Retractable Clothes Line review, you will want to get some decent wood screws – anything over 40mm will do you just fine. For concrete I think the fixing kits are just about OK – you’ll need a 6 or 7mm SDS bit from all of the kits that I tested in this review. Worth knowing as you’ll be pulling your hair out if you don’t have one! Build quality With the Wallfix, Brabantia has given us a durable and very practical product. The Wallfix dryer fits into a compact space-saving unit that can be wall-mounted indoors or outdoors. The rotary construction means that despite its compact size you still get a full 24 metres of drying space, which is enough for at least one full load of washing, so it’s a good option as an alternative to a single horizontal washing line if you have a small garden or limited space. There’s plenty of space for a whole machine load, with 24m of clothes line and extra hanger hooks for drying delicate garments. Features and Benefits The outer lines are 120cm in length – wide enough for single sheets but doubles and duvet covers will need to be folded once, or pulled over a corner, but the lines are well spaced allowing good air circulation between your clothes, reducing drying time.Vileda Cordomatic 15 Metre Automatic Retractable Clothes Line – fixing kit didn’t feel strong enough Now repeat the process the other end of the garden with your hook to hold the line. As always I recommend using a long bar of some description to twist in the hook. In this case we used a hammer: A robust design, enough drying space for a full load, easy to use and install, and the 5-year guarantee brings peace of mind. We’re not so keen on:

However, due to their collapsible nature, foldable lines are often made from lightweight aluminium. This is because lighter materials put less strain on the overall frame. Aluminium is rust-resistant, which is good news for lines that are kept outside, but it can still corrode and isn’t as strong as steel. There’s only a single line, not two like the Minky retractable washing line, but the line offers a good combination of strength and flexibility. In our tests, we were able to zig zag it across a small garden using some screw-in eyelets and it made great use of the space. A simple solution for drying clothes outdoors without the hassle of moving heavy poles each time, this compact airer can be securely fixed to your outside wall, so it’s always ready for you to pull out whenever you need it.

So the first thing to mention that I am not happy about myself, if you watched the video you’ll know I binned the screws. I ended up going for 50mm screws but I think anything size 4 and 40mm up is fine, size five would be bullet proof and beyond the weight rating of the line itself considerably, and if you like to be sure then use the size 5 40mm wood screws rather than those supplied and feel immeasurably more comfortable with that. Here’s a look at the fixings:

The frame itself is made from aluminium, it’s lightweight and easy to manage during assembly – putting up the line will take less than half an hour. Due to its aluminium construction, as well as the screws included, it’s important not to overload this line. As mentioned, it’s suitable for smaller amounts of washing, but is likely to struggle under a lot of weight. The retractable clothesline you can see in the following image is about the most common size, so take a look and decide if you’d have that in your house or out in the garden: How long do they last?This extra weight is just a byproduct of the very solid build quality that this retractable washing line has. Even when all five lines were filled with wet and heavy clothes, towels, etc. it showed no signs of sagging. Many rotary washing lines include spikes that can be screwed or driven into the ground. These should be provide an adequate base for long-term use providing you are sensible about not using the line in high winds.

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