are some of our most frequently asked questions
about the products and service we offer. If you
can not find the information you are looking for
please contact us on 01743 249 039 and we will
be happy to help.
the clothes airers come with everything I will
clothes airers comprise of four or six wooden
laths suspended between two cast iron rackends
and come with a full working pulley system as
standard, which screws into the ceiling joists
and allows the airer to be raised and lowered
most installations this is all that will be required,
however depending where you wish to position the
airer and the height of your ceiling, you may
wish to consider adding an extra double screw
pulley and/or rope extension to your order.
of our clothes airers come with a full set of
instructions to guide you through the installation
process and these are also available to view on
our website by following the link on the left
hand side of the page.
How wide are they and what clearance height
do I need?
4 lath clothes airers are 360mm wide and our 6
lath is 610mm wide. When fully hoisted to the
ceiling we recommend allowing for a clearance
height of 22.5cm and this will allow for the depth
of the rack and pulley combined.
Will I need a sash cord extension, hanging
hooks or extra pulley?
placing your order you are given the option to
add an extra double pulley, a 5m sash cord extension
or a pack of our hanging hooks to the airer you
extra double pulley allows you to position the
clothes airer away from the wall as shown in the
diagram above. The extra sash cord extension is
useful if you have a particularly high ceiling
and the hanging hooks are a nice addition as they
allow you to hang pots and pans or other decorative
items such as dried herbs from your airer.
Can I use the clothes airer on an uneven
or sloping ceiling?
airers are perfect for a sloping ceiling as both
ropes can be adjusted and set to different lengths
ensuring that the rack remains level. In fact
as long as you can install the pulleys above where
the rackends will hang and can run a length of
rope between them without obstruction, our clothes
airers can be installed just about anywhere.
Are the wooden laths treated or left natural?
wooden laths are produce from sustainable natural
redwood pine and are supplied untreated. They
are finished to the highest possible standard
and will not snag or stain your clothes.
customers may be tempted to treat the laths themselves
and if you are planning to do this, please remember
that some stains and varnishes may transfer when
wet washing is placed on top. If you are planning
to do this, we would advise you to consult a DIY
specialist before doing so to ensure that the
correct product is being applied.
Can I buy a clothes airer without the
sell a range of spares and accessories which can
been ordered together to make up a clothes airer
kit without the wooden laths. This is often an
attractive option for people wanting take their
clothes airer abroad, however do please bear in
mind that we can deliver to most parts of Europe
for just £15.00 which would work out cheaper
than ordering the components separately and having
the laths made.