Archive for August, 2009

Two Compartment Lockers

August 12th, 2009

As detailed in the previous post, the two compartment lockers offer the ability to store hung garments such as a pair of trousers or a jacket. In most cases, each compartment of a two compartment locker has a double coat hook mounted centrally. As per the single compartment locker, there is an option to have a hanging rail for the use of hangers in each compartment. Although the hanging rail option may be available, it is not usually a wise option as a hanging rail will use up valuable room inside the locker. As the two compartment locker does not have a shelf for the storage of personal effects, these items must be stored at the bottom of the compartment.

The two compartment locker can be supplied with either key locks or padlock style locks as standard and can also be supplied with coin operated locks, combination locks or electronic locks. Due to the size of the doors on a two compartment locker, 3 point locking mechanisms may be fitted to increase the strength of the doors. Two compartment lockers can be supplied in steel, wire mesh, laminate or wood and can be tailored to suit a wide variety of applications. The two compartment locker is ideal for when space is at a premium but also when hanging garments are required to be stored.

In Brief: Two Compartment – Hanging Garments – Short on Space

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Two Compartment Lockers

Two Compartment Lockers

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Single Compartment Lockers

August 11th, 2009

The single compartment locker provides the most storage space for one person. The single compartment locker is generally split into two separate compartments. The top compartment is usually about 300mm high and is ideal for the storage of personal effects, toiletries and other small items. The remaining space is for the storage of hanging garments. There is, in most cases, a double coat hook fitted to the top of the compartment, although other variations include single coat hooks mounted to the sides of the compartment or even a full width coat rail for the use of hangers. The full length door can be fitted with a variety of locking mechanisms. When using either a key lock or a hasp and staple lock, a 3-point locking mechanism may be fitted to give the door additional security and strength. The 3 point locking mechanism locks into the frame where the lock is located but also locks into the top and bottom frames via connecting rods. Single Compartment Lockers are available as a steel construction, with perforated doors, with clear doors, with wooden or laminate doors and can also be produced in wire mesh. The options are vast for the single compartment locker.

The Single compartment locker is ideal for when there is a need to accommodate full length garments such as lab coats or long jackets or overalls etc. If you are only storing half length garments such as coats or trousers or split overalls, the single compartment locker is a good choice, but does not offer the best use of space.

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Single Compartment Lockers

Single Compartment Lockers

Compartment Lockers

August 10th, 2009

Compartment Lockers are the most widely used lockers and the most basic in terms of design and build. A compartment locker is simple. It is divided vertically into equally sized spaces. Each space has its own door and is uniquely accessible by a locking mechanism. Locking mechanisms are usually supplied as standard as a key lock, supplied with two keys, or a hasp and staple lock for the fitting of a padlock. Locking mechanism options will be discussed in more detail later in the Locker Selector Blog. A compartment locker can have between one and fifteen individually accessed spaces. The number of spaces in the height is referred to as compartments, but can also be called tiers or doors. So the number of total compartments is the number of lockers times by the number of compartments per locker.

Compartment Lockers are generally available with one, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten and sixteen compartments although other compartment quantities are also possible.

Compartment Lockers

Compartment Lockers

Thinking outside the box – The aesthetics

August 7th, 2009

Lockers in the UK are roughly around 1800mm (6’) high and are available in a variety of width and depth combinations. Lockers are normally hinged on the right with the locking mechanism situated on the left. Each door will have some form of punched section which allows for a minimal amount of airflow. In addition, the locker frame will also have some form of punched out section, offering a little more airflow but this is what identifies the locker. The area around the locking mechanism will normally be fitted with a card holder come escutcheon plate. The card holder will accept a variety of standard and bespoke number plates which can be used to identify the locker to its user. The escutcheon plate is designed primarily to protect the compartment door from the constant rotation of keys and also usually has some form of insignia identifying the manufacturer of the locker.

The locker consists of two basic parts, the frame and the door. The frame is described as the two sides, the rear and the front frame. The door is the panel which swivels to allow access to the locker. Most lockers are made from steel but can also be produced from wood, wire mesh, laminate and plastic. We will discuss these in more detail later. Lockers are usually finished with a colour paint finish. The frame and the door may be supplied the same colour, usually a basic range of options, or the frame may be supplied from the basic range with the door being from an extended range of options. Again we will talk further about colours and their uses later.

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Lockers – Opening the Door

August 6th, 2009

Lockers are everywhere. In schools, colleges and universities. In offices, factories and warehouses. In shops, stores and supermarkets. Everywhere, we need to store something somewhere. Lockers give us that facility to store what we want. We need space to store clothes, bags, boots, shoes, boxes, helmets and tools so that we don’t need to carry all of it around with us.

We also need Lockers because in some circumstances we are not allowed to take particular items into particular places. We all need lockers somewhere in our lives. At the office, at the gym and even at home. Lockers are useful.

Read the Locker Selector Blog to find out more about lockers, how they are used and how they can be really useful in our living environment. We will be discussing the various sizes, shapes and styles of lockers as well as how to get the best out of lockers, what lockers are best suited to particular environments and how to go about planning a locker room installation.

What is Locker Selector? Locker Selector is an online portfolio of Lockers which supplies a wide range of Locker systems for use in any and all of the environments mentioned above. We provide advice, consultation, delivery, installation and service to new and existing locker projects ranging from 1 to 1000 lockers and beyond.

Are you planning a locker room installation and would like help or guidance. Email us at sales@locker-selector.co.uk