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Wall-Mounted Washing Lines – Reviewed

New, innovative wall-mounted washing line designs mean that you get maximum drying space with minimum fuss. For space-saving convenience it’s hard to beat a wall-mounted washing line, plus if you dry your clothes outside, they’ll smell fresher and you’ll save energy and money compared with tumble drying. Wall-mounted washing lines can be mounted inside or outside the home and once your washing is dry, the lines on many models can be folded away, freeing up space for more important things. Here we review some of the best:

Brabantia Wallfix Wall Mounted Washing Line Review

Brabantia Wallfix wall-mounted washing line

Our Rating:     4.5 out of 5 stars

  • RRP: £105.00 (BRABANTIA WALLFIX DRYER)
  • Total line space: 24m
  • Outer lines: 120cm
  • Extended dimensions: Width 182cm x Depth 184cm
  • Effortless one-handed operation
  • Can be either wall fixed or post mounted
  • Corrosion resistant materials
  • 5 Year Guarantee

We like:

With the Wallfix, Brabantia has given us a durable and very practical product. The Wallfix dryer fits into a compact space-saving unit that can be wall-mounted inside or out. The rotary construction means that despite its compact size you still get a full 24 metres of drying space, which is enough for at least one full load of washing, so it’s a good option as an alternative to a single horizontal washing line if you have a small garden or limited space.

Instructions for mounting the unit are written on the box, so make sure you don’t throw the packaging away too eagerly. Instructions are clear and easy to follow and the kit even includes a template for drilling the holes and a special spanner, which is a great time-saver for busy DIYers. The washing line is simple to operate and can be opened out from the wall with one hand, which is handy when you head out into the garden with a bundle of washing under one arm. When not in use, it’s equally easy to collapse neatly out of the way, and the supplied cover keeps the Wallfix clean, dry and tidy.

The outer lines are 120cm in length – wide enough for single sheets but doubles and duvet covers will need to be folded once, or pulled over a corner, but the lines are well spaced allowing good air circulation between your clothes, reducing drying time.

A robust design, enough drying space for a full load, easy to use and install, and the 5-year guarantee brings peace of mind.

We’re not so keen on:

The Brabantia Wallfix retails around £70, which despite this washing line’s solid build quality we find a bit pricey. It doesn’t rotate, so washing on the inner lines nearest the wall can take longer to dry.

Available from:

Amazon.co.uk

Leifheit Teleclip 60 Wall Mounted Washing Line Review

Leifheit Teleclip Wall-Mounted Washing Line

Our Rating:     4.5 out of 5 stars

  • RRP: £41.95 (Leifheit 83303 Teleclip 60 Wall Mounted Dryer)
  • Total line space: 4.2m
  • Extended dimensions: Width 60cm x Depth 54cm
  • Folds up against the wall, opens for drying
  • Ideal for a small room
  • Handle grip for easy opening
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • 3 Year Guarantee

We like:

We’re great ambassadors for the German designed Leifheit Teleclip; we have a small utility room and this washing line suits our needs perfectly. It is stable and compact and fits neatly above our washing machine and is great for drying smaller items like socks and underwear, but is sturdy enough for wet towels. It is weatherproof, so can just as easily be fitted to an outside wall or balcony.

The simple concertina design makes opening and closing the washing line a cinch – simply grip the handles at the side of the dryer and gently pull to open. The dryer extends out smoothly and the drying rails are ready for use. When the washing is dry, just push the two handles back towards the wall and the washing line conveniently folds up to the depth of a radiator. The drying rails are made from plastic coated steel so they’re nice and sturdy.

Mounting the washing line is straightforward; the wall fixings are good quality steel and Leifheit supply screws and standard wall plugs for mounting. However, please keep in mind that some walls such as cavity walls may require special fittings. Durable construction and easy to use, this wall-mounted washing line is ideal solution for anyone needing some extra drying space.

We’re not so keen on:

If you’re paying the full RRP, it can seem a bit expensive. Some lateral movement when fully extended gives the impression it could be damaged if knocked.

Available from:

Amazon.co.uk

Versaline Slimline Wall Mounted Washing Line Review

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Our Rating:     5 out of 5 stars

  • RRP: £105.00 (VERSALINE SLIMLINE)
  • Total line space: 20m
  • Required space: 58cm width x max 5m length
  • Easy installation
  • Flexible line length
  • Can be installed virtually anywhere
  • 1 Year Guarantee

We like:

Already popular in Australia and the USA, the Versaline Slimline has just been released in the UK. We love the flexibility of this washing line, it really is a ‘use anywhere’ solution. Indoors, outdoors, on a balcony, along a corridor, above a utility room worktop, between fence posts, on stud walls or brick walls, the Versaline Slimline can turn any space into drying space. The brackets are mounted independently of the lines, which means the washing line can be completely removed in seconds, or the lines can be simply folded against the wall. The Versaline’s 4 lines can be extended to any length up to 5 metres and fully extended, the 20 metres of line space mean you can easily dry a full family load of washing.

As with the Brabantia, the lines are well spaced allowing good air circulation between your clothes, reducing drying time, but because of the horizontal design there’s no problem drying large sheets.

A unique design, flexible enough for use anywhere around the home, enough drying space for a full load, easy to install and remove, it’s an excellent choice if you want to make the most of the space around your home and garden.

We’re not so keen on:

The premium price tag.

Available from:

Not currently available

Austral Slenderline 14 Folding Frame Wall Mounted Washing Line Review

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Our Rating:     4 out of 5 stars

  • RRP: £116.50 (AUSTRAL SLENDERLINE 14)
  • Total line space: 16.6m
  • Dimensions: Width 240cm x Depth 50cm
  • Inside or outside use
  • Wall-fixed (or free-standing if purchased with ground-mounting kit)
  • Galvanised steel tube construction
  • 10 Year Structural Guarantee

We like:

This Australian-made folding frame washing line is ideal for narrow passage ways or anywhere where there is only a small amount of space between the wall and an obstruction. It easily folds and unfolds and with the line-tensioning device, you’ll never have a problem with the lines becoming slack over time.

The solid build galvanised steel frame is powder coated to provide a long-lasting painted finish, and you get the impression from the minute you open the box that you have purchased a quality product that will last the test of time, a sentiment which is backed up by Austral’s 10 year guarantee.

This washing line does what it says on the tin, very well, and if you need more drying space, the Austral Slenderline also comes in a 20m version.

We’re not so keen on:

The Austral Slenderline lacks some of the versatility of the Versaline, once it’s mounted on the wall, it’s there to stay. You can purchase a ground-mounting kit to turn it into a free-standing washing line, but that will cost you an additional £50.

Austral claim that the washing line can be easily reduced in length and depth if required, but this actually means finding a hack saw and cutting the front spreader bar and side arms, which doesn’t seem that easy to us.

The Slenderline’s only available in beige or green, I suppose the idea is that it blends in with the natural colours in your garden, but it’s a shame it’s not available in more colours like white, or just plain steel.

Available from:

Not currently available

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