Multipurpose Collapsible Baskets

Our Multipurpose Collapsible Baskets are manufactured from polypropylene making them strong and durable. When not in use they can be folded down, they area ideal for small places. Designed for a range of uses such as shopping, work, in the car or caravan. Ours have easy to carry handles and comes in a choice of 3 sizes.

Max/Min Height       Length      Width

Small:   15CM/4CM      30CM       20CM

Medium: 19CM/5CM     37CM      25CM

Large:    24CM/7CM      44CM      30CM

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Our Largest basket

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Shannon

 

Get out on the bike!

As Summer is approaching and the evenings are getting ever lighter, there is more opportunity for you to get outdoors and do something different with your spare time, which you couldn’t do as often in Winter. An added bonus (depending on the kind of weather you enjoy) is that it’s usually warmer and sunnier, increasing that “feel good” factor. A personal favourite thing for me to do when the sun is shining and I’ve some spare time is to get out on my bike.

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Safety On & Off the Road

Road Safety is always a hot topic within our office at SecureFix Direct. We’ve often got thoughts and ideas on how to improve certain roads or car parks to prevent excess traffic build up or accidents. With this in mind, we’ve always had a range of items to help prevent some of the above. However now we’ve a couple of new items in to help in other situations too! Let’s take a quick look at some of these. Continue reading

Staying in or Going away? Here’s some Easter Inspiration!

The Easter Bank Holiday is nearly here! I personally can’t wait for a few cheeky days away from the office, my blog is here to give you some inspiration on what to do whether you’re planning to stay at home or get away for the long weekend.

6″ Post Rammer Driver

Why not make the most of the long weekend and get some home maintenance jobs done? If you’ve been thinking of putting up a fence or making some improvements to your existing one, I would recommend a Post Rammer. We supply a Heavy Duty Rammer which makes easy work of driving fence posts deep into the ground. It can be used for both square or round posts and unlike a conventional hammer our Post Driver is safer to use and still leaves a secure & sturdy finish.

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A Heavy Duty Post Rammer makes easy work of erecting fence posts.

8MM LPG Gas Hose Pipe

If you’ve not had your first BBQ of 2019 yet, get the family together this Easter weekend and get showing off your BBQ cooking skills! If you’ve purchased a new BBQ, you’ll need some gas hose to connect the gas bottle to the BBQ. Our Gas Hose Pipe will fit many L.P.G, Propane and Butane regulators, it’s supplied in a length of 5 metres and conforms to BS3212/2. If you already have a BBQ it’s recommended you change your pipe every 5 years for optimal safety and performance.

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Our 5 Metre Gas Hose Pipe, ideal for BBQ’s

Strong Plastic Ground Sheet Pegs

Have you planned to get away for weekend? Camping is always great fun and our Strong Pegs can ensure your tents ground sheet is safely secured down. We supply a large pack of 50 pegs and the domed shaped head will help to prevent any trips, there is also an extractor hole which makes easy work of removing the pegs. Ours are suitable for a range of ground sheets sizes and can be used in soft or hard ground.

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The pack of 50 Ground Sheet Pegs are great for camping.

Folding 80W Solar Panel

If you decide to go adventuring in your motorhome or boat our Folding Solar Panel Kit can be a great piece of equipment to power your amenities through the sun’s rays. Our panel will give you 80 watts of power when placed in the sunlight and the sleek design can be folded away whilst not in use. The panel we supply has a high transmission low iron tempered glass, a crystalline cell panel and a lightweight Aluminium frame. Kit out yourself out with the latest gear today!

80W folding solar panel

Our Sleek Folding Solar Panel.

High Definition TV’s

A piece of equipment which can be used both at home or in the caravan is a Portable TV, we offer a range of TV’s some include a built in sound bar and DVD player. Ensure you don’t miss out on your favourite TV shows no matter where you are! All our TV’s are high definition and are lightweight making them easy to transport.

sound bar, DVD player TV

The Sierro Three in One, 19″ TV.

As you can see we offer a range of equipment to ensure no matter what you do it’s made the most of. You can explore our full range of products at SecureFixDirect.com. Myself and the whole SecureFix Direct team hope you have a lovely Easter and enjoy plenty of chocolate!

Have a great week,

Shannon

 

 

Accessories for your Vehicle you may not have Considered.

Here at SecureFix Direct we’ve been looking at essential motoring products. Some to carry equipment on your vehicle and others for practicality, take a look and see if we can inspire you!

Bike Carrier

One product which can be used all year around is our Large 4 Bike Carrier, which can fit onto any standard tow bar and still allow you access to the boot, even with bikes attached to the carrier. The simple yet stylish curved design will look great on any vehicle. Ours come with rear lights which are e mark approved. It can hold 4 bikes so the whole family can get involved, just think of all the fun adventures you could have on holiday!

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Our Stylish 4 Bike Carrier.

Hand Winch

A great piece of equipment which can help in a range of scenarios, such as pulling your boat out of the sea is our range of  Hand Winches. They can be bolted onto your vehicle and pull items such as trailers, caravans, bikes and much more. Our Winches come with a duracoat, stainless steel or zinc plated finish and some are fitted with an integral brake as an added safety feature. With this piece of equipment, you’ll always have a helping hand.

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Our Handy 2500LB Hand Winch.

Tyre Chocks & Savers

If you ever need a product to prevent your vehicle rolling whilst it’s jacked up then we have our compact chocks, which can be kept in the boot of your car.  Our Tyre Chocks are manufactured of a strong durable plastic which slots under the wheel of your vehicle to prevent it rolling and provide additional grip to the ground whilst the brake is applied. We even have Chocks with Handles which allows then to be inserted and removed easily. Our Tyre Savers are designed to prevent flat spots on your wheels by cradling them off the ground, these can also be connected for much wider tyres.

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Our Chocks can be supplied in a set of 4.

T Bar Lock

We all want the best security for our vehicles but sometimes the car lock is not enough. A brilliant theft deterrent is a steering wheel lock, our T Bar lock is easily visible and therefore a top deterrent due to the bright yellow colour. This product is supplied with 3 keys which have a patented moon locking barrel. The advantage of using a moon shape key is that the lock barrel cannot be forced open as easy using a screwdriver or similar tool.

Steering wheel lock

Our T Bar Lock comes supplied with 3 keys.

These are just a few vehicle accessories you may not have considered, our Motoring and Towing section at SecureFixDirect.com has a whole lot more to offer! For any advice or more inspiration contact us on the social media link or email us.

Have a lovely week,

Shannon

 

The Anatomy Of A Ratchet Strap

A ratchet strap in its most basic form is made up of 3 different pieces, industrial grade webbing, a ratchet handle and an end fitting (of which there are a huge variety of). Four main types of handles can be fitted to the ratchet mechanism; Short Wide, Long Wide, Short Narrow & Long Narrow. The webbing that is fitted can vary in width and colour; the fittings that are available are Claw Hooks, S-Hooks, Snap Hooks or Delta Links. They’re used for securing loads and can have varying lashing capacities.

Ratchet Fittings

All our Ratchet Fittings allow you to make your own ratchet straps by sewing the fitting securely into the webbing.

Claw Hooks – Our Claw hooks are available with varying widths and breaking loads, from 1.5 to 10 ton. The width of your webbing will determine which size hook you use. Our products are either zinc plated or stainless steel, which give a great finished look.

Snap Hooks – We have two types of Snap Hooks, Flat and twisted. These are ideal for securing loads to a vehicle where the attachment point is orientated differently. Snap hooks also have a safety catch to prevent loss of the ratchet whilst in transport.

Delta & Dee Links – These products are triangle or D shaped. Our Links also come in a range of widths and breaking loads depending on your needs, the zinc plated finish gives excellent corrosion resistance.

S Hooks – Our S Hook is suitable for use with 25mm webbing. They have a breaking load of 600KG and have a plastic coated finish.

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Our 35MM 3T Zinc Plated Claw Hook, ideal for webbing.

Ratchet Handles

Our Ratchet Handles are supplied in a range of widths, breaking loads and either zinc plated or stainless steel material. These are great for use as spares to replace any broken parts you may have on your current ratchet straps. The webbing is attached to the ratchet, so when you need to tighten the ratchet, you’ll have the security you require.

Wide ratchet handle

Our Wide Ratchet Handle which gives you a firm grip whilst in use.

Cam Buckles

If you need to secure a load quickly but don’t require the lashing capacity which ratchet straps offer, Cam Buckles can offer what you need. If you have a light load or luggage that needs securing these buckles are lightweight and easy to use and have a lashing capacity up to 900KG.

High visibility cam buckle

Our High Visibility Cam Buckle

As you can see at SecureFix Direct we have everything you need to make your own ratchet straps, we also have a great range of ratchet straps available ready to use.

Have a great week,

Shannon

 

Myth Busting – Camping Edition

What springs to your mind when you think of camping? Cold? Uncomfortable? Difficult? Our team has been exploring these issues associated with camping and looking for solutions. My blog is going to share those ideas with you to bust those camping myths and inspire you to get outdoors!

Dreadful Campsites?

Camping is greatly associated with low quality sites on a plain field, but this is where we are wrong. If you have a tent and a flat enough surface, you can camp wherever you like! You could go full Bear Grylls and camp in the wild, keep it basic and find a spot with a beautiful view or check out a holiday park. Wherever you decide these days there’s more campsites than caravan sites which gives you a choice in the level of comfort you require.

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What a beautiful view to wake up to.

Lack of Amenities?

Do thoughts of cold showers come to your mind when you think of camping? Many camp sites are full of well looked after shower and toilet facilities which you can normally use for free. You can also access a fresh water supply on sites, a water carrier will allow you to easily transport the water back to your tent. You can simply research the camp site you wish to stay at to discover their range of amenities.

No Electricity?

A huge turn off for many people, including myself whilst camping is the thought of no electric. How can I keep warm? How can I cook? Or keep my mobile device charged? Grab yourself a hook up cable which can connect to a CEE female socket; these are located on campsites and provide power to all your devices. An easy way of keeping warm in the evening is a portable heater, I would recommend a electric fan heater which would heat your tent up in minutes! Do you think camp cooking means making a fire? Not anymore with portable gas stoves, efficiently cook food or boil water with minimal fuss.

This phones finally getting some power!

Tents are Difficult to Inflate and Cramped?

Why would anyone want to spend hours putting up a tent? These days tents can be inflated within minutes, such as an inflatable air tent which often come with a pump to inflate the main structure of the tent, no poles to extend just knock the pegs into the ground and away you go! When you need to pack it away simply undo the air valve and watch it deflate! Tents can provide a vast amount of room, with some tents being able to accommodate for over 12 people! Depending on your needs you’ll find a tent to suit!

Lack of Comfort?

Nothing beats the comfort of your own bed but the latest camping gear can be just as comfy. From air beds to memory foam mattresses camping has become extremely comfortable, a bunk bed will leave you feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep and will keep you and one other off the ground. Sleeping bags have evolved too with a range of thicknesses and designs for each season, ensure you get a cosy waterproof sleeping bag to keep you snug and warm.

A camper and their trusty sleeping bag!

As you can see camping has really evolved from what it used to be, I hope this post has shown how easy and fun camping can be! At SecureFix Direct we offer a huge range of camping equipment for beginners to experts. Check out our website to view our great products.

Have a great week,

Shannon

 

Feels like Summer but it’s still Winter!

Ok, it is pretty close to the end of Winter admittedly but the temperatures this week have been record breaking across many areas of the UK. The last 2 days have seen records broken in England, Scotland and Wales, with over 20°C being recorded for the first time in Winter since records began. It’s a stark contrast to last year where we talking about the fabled “Beast from the East”. The warm temperatures encouraged myself to go and get a small tent ready for any last minute weekend getaways I might end up going on. Has this made you think of trying a spot of camping?

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