So what exactly do you get?
Comes complete with everything you need – All cast iron ends as seen in images on each product page, wooden slats, a single pulley, a double pulley, rope, a cleat with screws and easy to follow installation instructions.
Cast iron parts come in a choice of different colours
Easy to install in almost all ceiling spaces.
Dries up to 30 - 45kg(66 - 99lbs) of washing
Professional high quality British Made products.
Why a Gismo Clothes Airer?
Our Gismo airers are the latest products offered. A Gismo Clothes Airer not only works as our conventional clothes airers but it also can be used as a hanging shelf. This is because it is completely flat and makes a perfect base for folded items that have finished drying. The lath can be fitted sideways or width ways giving you more space to load the gismo with clothing. Ideal for people needing more shelf space without the room.
Are they easy to fit?
Our Ceiling Clothes Airers are able to be installed in almost any ceiling space including sloping ceilings and staircases. Our clothes airers come with full instructions. We have made them as straight forward as possible to assemble. All you will need is a drill to drill 2 pilot holes in the ceiling joists for the pulleys, and 2 holes for the fitting of the cleat. The joists are found under most ceilings and our instructions guide you through how to locate them.
Will I save on my spiralling fuel costs and help the environment at the same time?
Our Ceiling Airers can help you negate the rising cost of your energy bills. Hoisted up to the ceiling it dries all your washing by using the naturally warm rising air which becomes trapped in the ceiling space of your home. By using a ceiling clothes airer instead of a tumble dryer you could save yourself more than the cost of an airer in a year. Not only can you save yourself a considerable amount of money you can also help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. Your tumble dryer contributes to 0.15 Tonnes of carbon emissions a year!!
What is the purpose of a second double pulley ?
Should you wish to position the clothes airer away from the wall it may be necessary to extend the run of the rope across the ceiling so that it may travel to the cleat hook at a right angle as opposed to diagonally from the main pulley. When fixed above the cleat hook, a second double pulley provides the pivot to allow you to do this.
What are the parts made from?
All of our components are solid cast iron and are powder coated in a choice of colours. Our standard pulleys come with plastic wheels and our deluxe pulleys come with cast iron wheels for a more authentic touch.
The wooden laths are solid natural redwood pine and are produced specially from a renewable source to fit our rack ends. These are supplied untreated and are hand sanded so that they will not snag or stain your clothes.
The rope is 6mm organic cotton lined pulley cord with a nylon core to give it strength and durability. This is a tough rope and is usually more at home on sail yacht but we find is absolutely perfect for our airers as well as giving that traditional look.
Can I use your airers on a sloping ceiling?
Yes you can. Our ceiling airers are perfect for sloping ceilings. The airer must be kept level for correct operation so it simply means that the rope from one end of the airer to the ceiling pulley is longer than the other end, therefore holding the airer level. The only thing you need to consider it that the airer can only be pulled as high as the lowest point on your sloping roof. If this is high enough so as to allow the airer to be pulled up out of the way then it won't be a problem. Ceilings can slope in all sorts of directions but our airer will work with any of them.
What is a Cleat?
The cleat is a small retaining hook used to secure the rope of the pulley airer to the wall and hold it securely in place. It is needed to hold the airer in the chosen position once you hoist it up to the ceiling, it is also used to hold the airer in position when loading it with clothes. The cleat is fixed to the wall near the airer with screws provided.