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Our range of Folding Frame or Foldown Clotheslines are supplied by the most trusted names in the industry such as Hills, Austral and City Living. They would be most suitable for homes housing anywhere from 1-4 people or potentially more and have models to suit tighter or narrow sides of a dwelling and larger spaces as well.
Installation is easy, however if you don't consider yourself very handy around the home, we offer an installation service at a flat rate fee of $135. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to call or email us through our contact page.
The Folding Frame or Foldown models are uniquely Australian products which were invented to provide clothes drying options for people who did not have enough space for a conventional rotary washing line.
Why you should consider a Fold Down unit for your home
Home renovations shows can be seriously addictive. Whether you watch them for pure entertainment purposes, because they always seem to be on when you switch on the telly or because you’re frantically searching for inspiration for your own design aspirations there’s no denying just how difficult they can be to switch off once you’ve seen the ‘before’. As for the after? Nothing short of breathtaking! But just how long can this little slice of heaven last?
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Has it ever crossed your mind that, while the ‘after’ is an incredible transformation, functionality would have appeared to be completely replaced by aesthetic delight? Yes, the backyard does look larger with its Japanese inspired tranquility garden and accompanying water feature, but that might have something to do with the complete removal of the washing line from the yard? Gorgeous, yes, entertainers heaven, maybe, but where on earth does one dry the washing now?
If you, presumably much as the recipients of home renovations shows do, want that element of backyard design bliss in your life and you’re wondering how to walk the line between functional and aesthetics, don’t despair. It is possible to achieve both with a little careful consideration.
The traditional rotary clothesline does require a fairly decent amount of space and if you’re not willing to part with that much of your backyard, or perhaps just don’t have that sort of backyard space to begin with then don’t make that sacrifice - a great alternative is opting for a fold down line.
The Low Down on the Fold Down
Fold down lines are a clever way to get the best of both worlds. Particularly given how land sizes are getting smaller, while land prices seem to be getting larger, the only thing that seems to be increasing in your budget is the allowance for the cost of living… where compromising is the name of the game.
Fold down lines consist of a series of parallel lines attached to a hinged metal frame and mounted somewhere convenient depending on the needs of the individual. Mounting spaces could include the side of the house or garage, alongside the fence line, tucked over to one side of the courtyard or even in that back corner of the yard that’s a bit out of the way for anything else but gets great sun and/or air circulation. You don’t necessarily have to have a structure for the line to be mounted on either; ground mount post options are available with these versatile lines.
Don’t have a backyard but have a balcony? A fold down line is a great solution to this modern washing conundrum. As the name suggests the line doesn’t have to be permanently out, the hinges allow the line to be folded down out of the way when not required.
Don’t want the line outdoors? How about wall mounted in the laundry or utility space? Pop them out when needed and tuck them flush against the wall or fold them down when you’re done! Too easy.
Even better, fold down lines do come in a range of sizes so you’re able to cater for your washing quantity needs, be it single person, couple, group of flatmates or family size.
Handy, sturdy and economical for that investment property with the small courtyard – fuss free and leaves your tenants happy that there’s still enough room for that summer BBQ get together or for the trampoline for the kids.
And That’s Not All
Fold down lines come with additional features and various options for you to tailor your line to your specifications.
• Water proof / drying friendly cover. Does it seem strange to cover your washing in order for it to dry? Maybe so, but that Aussie summer sun is FIERCE. Protect the integrity and longevity of your clothes by covering them from harmful UV rays. Uniquely designed to aid, not hinder, drying with the added bonus whereby if it starts to rain you don’t have to race home to haul the washing in!
• Ground mount option – whether your needs dictate a grass/soil mount or one that can be bolted down to concrete
• Range of sizes to suit you washing needs and available space
• Some brands offer a large range of colours so the colour scheme you’ve carefully implemented won’t be derailed with the addition of your fold down clothesline.
Home renovation shows aside, it is really possible to get the most from your outdoor space without giving everything over to life’s little boring day-to-day practicalities. Don’t lose the playspace for the kids, the entertaining area, the space for the vegie patch or the garden shed because you think your options are limited.
With a number of reputable brands providing a range of fantastic products, there really is no better time to sort out your washing dilemmas and claim back some of that much needed space.