Normally a clothesline is installed so the brackets are approximately 185cm or 1850mm above ground height. You can usually install it 15cm or 150mm above the main users head height to give them enough reach if it is a folding model.
No, not at this stage. Hebel walls have a compressive nature due to the aeration of concrete. Our brackets are approx. 3kg each and may not be correctly supported on a heble wall. We are still in the testing phase for heble walls.
To install a clothes line to corrugated iron walls, find the vertical stud location and mark the centre of the stud. Use either CORROMOUNT, a hard corrugated shaped profile block for installing fixtures to corrugated iron or use a hardwood block or length of timber fixed to studs. Once either Corromount or timber blocks are installed follow our install guide.
Yes. The fence needs to be structural handle the weight of each bracket and loads of wet washing. With a timber fence, either use the top horizontal rail or the upright posts. Remember a maximum of 3600mm or 3.6 metres of cables length between clothesline brackets can be achieved. However the space between your posts usually determines the length of your cables.
The posts we recommend are a minimum of 90mm x 90mm in hardwood or hollow galvanised steel. This allows for at least 2 out of the 3 fixings which is structurally sound. A 140mm post will allow all 3 fixings to mount into the face but 2 fixings with a 3rd screwed in for aesthetics looks great.
It is relatively easy to install if you have tools and are savvy & generally handy. It takes about 1.5hrs if your wall is straightforward & structural. Safety equipment should include ear muffs & safety glasses & a dust mask.
BRICK: A level, pencil, hammer drill, a 10mm masonry bit & a hammer to put the supplied plugs into the wall & rachette with a 13mm socket.
TIMBER: A level, pencil, drill with a 6mm & 10mm drill bit, hammer & rachette with a 13mm socket.
NORTH: The best location is a north facing wall to capture the longest period of sunshine. This is crucial during winters in Victoria, South Australia, Tassie & Southern WA. Installing on a north facing wall can be extremely hot in NSW, QLD & NT, north WA so other locations can play their part, especially in Summer.
WEST: The best winter location in northern Australia is a western wall. Excellent for winter sun, they become a heat bank retaining warmth to dry your washing. A western wall in summer is also excellent Australia wide.
EAST: Eastern facing fences or walls can get the first rays of sun for a great clothes drying option & will be in shade for the remainder of the day. Eastern walls & fences are possibly in breezy locations down the side of your home. Great for delicates & washing that may fade.
SOUTH: Think Queensland & NT when the days are long & hot. A south facing clothes line can save your washing from fading & drying like a crisp! Handy to dry washing on the south facing washing line if you experience southerly winds.
We use professional installers that are actually carpenters & tradies across Australia. We are very happy with our qualified & insured handy trades people that have been working with our clotheslines. Installers will carry out installation and removal of old clotheslines and liaise directly with you for timeframes, price & scheduling.
We have recommended installers across Australia. Please get in touch via our CONTACT page if you are unsure about finding an installer in your area.
Sydney metro , Sydney Eastern & Northern Beaches , Sutherland Shire , Woollongong, South Coast, Newcastle, Mid North Coast , Northern Rivers , Byron Bay , Tweed Coast.
Melbourne , Bayside , Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula , Surf Coast – Torquay to Lorne , Warrnambool to Port Fairy.
Our family sized clothesline is any configuration with 6 lines. The more space you have between brackets the bigger your lineal hanging space will be. The maximum is 3600mm or 3.6m between brackets. Anything over 2500mm or 2.5m is great!
The ‘Happy Days Range’ of Folding clotheslines protrudes from the fixing points of walls or fences as per the following:
4 Line: 400mm,
5 Line: 500mm
6 Line: 600mm. Folding clotheslines only protrude 7cm (70mm) when folded. Check out our dimensions here.
The Mini Lines are just that- mini! In other words the protrusion is 200mm for 2 lines. A perfect compact balcony clothesline, poolside and outdoor shower zones in small tight spaces. Check it out here.
Our clothes lines are made from 316 marine grade solid stainless steel flat bar. The best stainless steel clotheslines in Australia for corrosion zones like the beach front, harbours and salty rivers and canals.
The cables are made of 316 stainless steel threaded into a thick 3.2mm cable. You have the choice of 316 or DUPLEX cables. The 316 marine grade stainless steel cable is the perfect choice if you live OUTSIDE THE 1km range of the ocean and there is no obvious corrosion around your home.
The DUPLEX cable has a higher nickel content & superior anti-corrosion and is a must if you live WITHIN the 1km zone of the ocean. It looks and feels exactly the same as 316 cable- there are no plastic or PVC coatings on it.
If there are visible signs of corrosion around your home then it is likely you will need DUPLEX. Check out the DUPLEX cable info sheet HERE.
We use a recycled cardboard that you can recycle again. We use a sticky tape around your package that is eco-adhesive made from PLA (polylactic acid) and natural rubber adhesive. This eco-tape meets the requirements for disintegration and ecotoxicity so it’s completely compostable. We use a compostable snap-lock bag to hold the fasteners. Re-use it please!
We design for durability because sustainability IS durability!
We are constantly striving for greener outcomes from our manufacturing to shipping to sourcing stainless steel. Our stainless steel is already made from recycled stainless steel so it lives again! We are creating a circular life for your clothesline so if or when it no longer is used as a clothesline it can be completely recycled and turned into something else that will be made from stainless steel. Many passive homes owners have purchased our lines based on our low carbon footprint. Feel reassured that you are purchasing Australia’s most sustainable clothesline. No green washing here!
Our clothesline frames are made of 316 marine-grade stainless steel. A little bit of clothesline care & cleaning is needed to keep your brackets & cables looking fine!
Within salty zones we recommend Marine Stainless 2 in 1 to clean & protect as often as needed. Amazing stuff!
Outside the salty zones a quick once over the brackets and cables twice a year with a scourer and warm soapy water will do the trick.
DO NOT place any substances on your cables/wires except hose water & washing!
We offer a volume-based sliding scale on trade pricing.
We support architects, landscape architects, interior designers & builders who, in return, support us. Volume buys are the cornerstone of our business so please get in contact to discuss any townhouse, multi-residential or high rise developments.