A general rule of thumb is to install the retractable clothesline so that the lines are approx. 50mm above the users head height.
An average height is approx. 1800mm(6ft) but you can adjust this to suit your individual requirements.
Yes you can install a retractable clothesline free standing if you dont have any suitable walls.
This type of setup is call a post to post installation and requires 2 x Post Kits, 1 x Mount Bar and 1 x Clothesline Unit.
If you would like the posts to be removable, you can also add ground sockets which allows for the posts to be removed after installation.
The Mount Bar is only required if you want to install the clothesline cabinet onto a Post Kit.
If you are mounting the clothesline cabinet to a brick wall or concrete surface you do not need a mount bar.
If you order a Post Kit with the clothesline, you don’t have to permanently fix the post into the ground.
The socket is what you cement in and the post simply slots into this making it removable at any time to make room for a party.
Please note it is not recommended to have 2 posts removable with sockets due to the tension of this type of product. The clothesline cabinet post should be permanently fixed.
Austral is the only brand of retractable clothesline that is Australian made.
Hills retractable clotheslines are all made in China.
Lifestyle Clotheslines stocks the biggest range of quality retractable clothesline models in Australia from the best brands available today.
These types of retracting and extendable clotheslines come in a range of models including ones with 1 line, 5, 6 or 7 lines.
Installation of retractable clotheslines is generally between two walls, but they can also be mounted wall to a post, or ground mounted onto posts at each end.
Accessories such as a mount bar, steel post, ground socket or installation service are all extra's that can be added to any order if required.
They are particularly suited to narrow areas due to there compact size or just "out of the way areas" in the backyard as they are such space saving units.
Leading brands such as Hills retractable clotheslines, the Austral Retractaway clothesline range plus the Artweger and Brabantia retractable clotheslines are all in stock.
Clotheslines that are retractable or extend and retractaway when not needed are very popular in modern homes due to the reduced land size and limited space options for a clothesline to be installed.
If you still have queries on retractable clotheslines, the best brands or what would suit your home best, please call us on 1300 798 779 to talk to our friendly retractable clothesline experts today.