Austral Compact 28 Clothesline
The Austral Compact 28 Clothesline is perfect for those with limited space around the home. This model is compact enough to fit the narrowest of places, yet offers 28m of line with 12 lines for optimum drying. This clever compact clothesline is suitable for smaller backyards, narrow side paths or a townhouse.
Installation Note: If you require drilling into existing concrete for your clothesline installation please contact us on 1300 798 779 to discuss, as there is additional labour and charges.
- Suitable for large families with 39m line space
- Unique depth size is perfect for narrow spaces
- 100% Australian made design
- 10 year warranty for peace of mind
- Wall mounting or free standing with optional ground mount kit
- Installation and removal of old clothesline available
- Optional waterproof cover for all weather drying
What's Included With The Compact 28
- 1 x Clothesline Frame
- 1 x Standard Clothesline Cord
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 4 x Fasteners
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|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Suitable For||3 - 4 People|
|Width Across Wall:||2 to 3 metres|
|Width Across Wall||2.4m|
|Depth Off Wall:||Under 1 metre|
|Depth Off Wall||0.94m|
|Total Line Space||28m|
|Total Line Space:||20 to 30 metres|
|Area Required||2.5m x 1.44m|
|Compatible with Cover?||Yes|
|Number of Lines||12|
|Line Spacing||Lines are 6.5cm apart|
Can I make the width of my Austral Fold Down clothesline smaller? Yes, this is very easy to do, just trim down the front bar before assembly to reduce the width. Can I get a special colour for my clothesline? No, the Austral clotheslines are only available in the colour/s shown on each Product Page. Can I install the clothesline in the ground instead of on the wall? With most models, yes. Just check the Product Page for a ‘Ground Mount Kit’ option. What does ‘Standard’ ground mount kit mean? Posts (approx. 2200mm long) and 1 x Rear Spreader Bar. This is the most common type of post kit. What does ‘Plated’ ground mount kit mean? A Plated kit allows you to bolt the posts down onto an existing concrete area rather than core drilling or jack hammering holes into the concrete. The posts have metal plates welded on the bottom with holes for dyna-bolting down onto the concrete. It is 2 x Posts(approx. 1800mm long) and 1 x Rear Spreader Bar. How does the Compact 28 compare to other, similar clotheslines? To compare all of the Compact 28's features against Hills, Daytek and City Living clotheslines that are similar, then visit our Austral Compact 28 clothesline comparison chart. Can I install a fold down clothesline on a wall other than brick? Yes you can but you will just need to make sure the mounting brackets align with the structural supports in the wall. If not you may be able to customise the width of the clothesline(see above) to suit the supports. Another solution would be to purchase a Ground Mount Kit(if available) with the clothesline and install it freestanding in front of the wall. Can I install a fold down clothesline on a fence? Yes, this is very similar to mounting on a non-brick wall, the mounting brackets would need to align with the fence posts and they would have to be nice and solid. You will also need to check council regulations in your area to see if this is allowed. A freestanding Ground Mount Kit is an alternative once again. What is the best height for installing a fold down clothesline? A general rule of thumb is to install the top bolt of the fixing bracket at approx. 50mm above the users head height. An average height is approx. 1800mm but you can adjust this to suit your requirements. Can I proceed with the wall mounted installation of my foldown clothesline if the wall is shorter than the clothesline length? Yes. All Austral folding frame units have tubular steel front bars that may be shortened using a hack saw or angle grinder. You just need to reduce the front bar by the required length before inserting into pre-assembled side arms during installation. Can I hang my sheets without the need to fold or gather them to fit on the clothesline? Yes. The Austral Compact 28 has width of 2400mm, which easily fits a queen size sheet without folding or gathering. I have a cement path down the side of my house, yet not enough wall space to wall mount a fold down clothesline. Is there another option that will allow me to utilise this space? Yes. Austral manufactures Foldown Ground Mount Kits and Retractable Posts with welded metal base plates. These plated kits are pre-drilled and powdercoated for direct fixing onto cement slabs and tiled floors. The alternative is to core drill a neat hole in which you can install the upright legs. Is the Austral Compact 28 suitable to be used as an extra clothesline for wet weather drying? Yes. This unit is appropriate for use within carports, garages and verandahs, offering lots of line space and flexibility for wet weather drying. How easy is the Austral Compact 28 Foldown line to operate? The Austral Compact 28 foldown unit has a simple one-handed operation to raise or lower the frame. Pull the clothesline up with one hand until it locks into position. Push up firmly to release the catch and allow the line to fold down.
When you place an order, we will estimate delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and as a general rule we make every effort to have most orders delivered within 2 - 9 working days from date of order depending on your location within Australia and the product purchased.
Please keep in mind some products are of a 'Made to Order' nature and may take a little longer. Rural and regional areas can take longer, up to approx. 12 - 19 working days.
If you have ordered installation or want to have your new clothesline installed by one of our professional installers, please see the steps below which outline the order/installation process.
Step 1. Place your order online or over the phone by calling 1300 798 779
Step 2. Your order will be processed within 24 hours (Mon - Fri) and the details of your order are then sent to the warehouse and the appropriate installer.
Step 3. Depending on the product you have chosen and your location the clothesline will either be picked up from the warehouse or sent by courier to the installer.
Step 4. Once the clothesline installer has the clothesline and he is ready to do your installation, he will call you directly on the phone number provided to arrange the installation day with you. Please make sure you provide the most contactable phone number/s. The installer will bring the clothesline with him on the day of installation.
Step 5. This process generally takes approx. 1 - 3 weeks depending on seasonal demand.
To view the complete guide to clothesline installation, please click on the following link Clothesline Installation Process