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Education Lockers – 5 Reasons Why You Should Update Yours

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Education Lockers in the UK

Education Lockers for schools see more traffic than any other lockers out there. Millions of pupils up and down the country use lockers daily. The maintenance of school lockers is higher than that of an office locker. We crunch the numbers and look at the potential impact your old, shoddy lockers might have!

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1. Make an Impression To New Students

With just an overview of how many schools and pupils there are in the UK alone, we can see the importance of lockers for schools. They cater for millions of pupils’ needs. Schools naturally instil confidence in the parents of pupils when good, quality lockers make a statement during inductions over the summer holidays. They contribute to the overall ”feel” and ”look” of a school and can either deter or encourage parents to enlist their children there. First Impressions are key when parents decide which school their children will attend.

2. Keep It Fresh for Existing Students

Pupils spend an average of 5 years at each of their primary and secondary schools. It’s important during this time that their environment changes somewhat. We don’t feel drastic changes are necessary. However, a new set of lockers is just one example of what could give school pupils a lift when returning for the new term. According to ‘Education Advanced’, school maintenance is 1 of the 14 top tips to help improve schools and overall student performance.

3. Are Your Lockers Fit for Purpose?

So, your lockers store personal goods, but do they secure them safely? Are they easy to use? Have they rusted? Does the colour still match your school colour scheme? If not, it’s time to update your range of lockers. Or, at the very least your locking mechanisms. It’s important that doors aren’t hanging off hinges, and holes aren’t visible where old locks used to be. Each locker has to function correctly. This links to first impressions too. Ensuring your lockers are as good as new shows that there is good attention to small details in the establishment.

4. Locker Scent – Is This a Cause For Concern?

Let’s imagine your lockers haven’t been changed for a decade. If maintenance on your lockers isn’t a priority, you can imagine it my not be very pleasant for new students to use lockers dating back a generation of other students. This could also be made obvious by scents that are left in corridors or changing rooms, wherever your lockers are situated. Have you thoroughly cleaned your existing lockers? Has this solved the problem of bad odours in your school corridors and classrooms? If not, it could be time for us to pay you a site visit! Look into our School Lockers here.

5. Students come first

There should be a considerable amount of care, planning and consideration that goes into your choice of school lockers. However, students may not give them much thought at all. This will be the case if your lockers are functional. They form a part of a students’ daily routine and accessing their lockers should be seamless. Students have a lot to take in during their school years and securely storing their belongings should be the last thing they worry about. Again, this will be the case if it’s done well. Get in touch with Direct2U today and get the perfect storage solution mapped out by one of our design specialists free of charge.

Lockers for sale at Direct2U

Browse our most popular lockers used in schools today. TUFF lockers, Education Lockers, Gym Lockers and more:

  • Choose from 7 colours, 4 sizes
  • Cam locks fitted as standard (lock upgrades available)
  • Single compartment lockers include a top shelf and coat hook
  • Two compartment lockers have a coat hook in each compartment
  • UK Made
  • Choose from 3 heights
  • Available in 7 colours
  • Up to 4 compartments per locker
  • Cam locks fitted as standard
  • Optional locking mechanisms available
  • UK Made

Get in touch today

If you’re unsure where to start with your idea of potentially having new lockers installed, get in touch with us today. We recommend that you have a look through Lockers Direct2U. Our specialist website is designed to help you navigate with ease and choose the lockers that fit your requirements. Choose from school lockers, charging lockers, mesh lockers, budget lockers, gym lockers, express lockers and much more!

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Locker Maintenance – Our Top 5 Suggestions!

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Lockers maintenance is essential. Whether your lockers are out on display or hidden in the staff room, their condition plays a part in how some may perceive your establishment. Lockers are built to stand the test of time, but this goes hand in hand with maintaining them. High-traffic areas like schools will see the impact of locker aesthetics deteriorate much quicker than most, and it can get ugly. This is why locker maintenance is so important to businesses. If you’re looking to make an impression with sleek, clean designs to customers and pupils alike, this is essential. Check out our top 5 five suggestions. We delve into advising on cleanliness, changing locks and checking hardware.

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How often should I check my Lockers?

The frequency with which you should check your lockers depends on their
environment. For example, low-traffic areas like offices mean the lockers won’t
get heavy use. So, we suggest locker maintenance every 6-12 months. However,
for any lockers in areas such as schools and gyms with incredibly high traffic
and heavy use, we recommend reviewing them every 3-4 months. Here are our top 5
suggestions to ensure you get the life you can from your locker.

1. General Cleaning

  • Dust down externally before wiping your lockers down
  • Wipe down doors and frames using a disinfectant wipe or sponge / cleaning solution
  • Remove dust and debris from inside the locker unit and wipe down this area
  • Check on top of the lockers, dust can gather easily here as well as litter
  • Using a leather, remove any excess water – this will help prevent rusting

2. Locker hinges

  • Ensure the lockers open and close effortlessly
  • Apply oil substance to squeaking hinges (WD40)
  • Remove residue of any oil substances used
  • Check hinges are secured to the locker doors and body
  • Tighten screws where applicable

3. Check Locks

  • Check the functionality of the locks
  • Check internally that all sliding parts and pivots work correctly
  • Clean lock from the inside and dry to help prevent rusting
  • For digital combi locks, ensure batteries haven’t run out
  • Check each locker locks when in use
  • Check for structural defects preventing the locker from locking

4. Structural Review

  • Check all screws are tightly fastened
  • This applies to internal shelving, nesting and lockers attached to walls
  • Tighten any screws around the lock
  • Straighten out any steel work (using pliers) that may have bent, preventing doors from open or closing

5. Overall Aesthetic

  • Source the colour code of your lockers from where you purchased them
  • Using this colour code, order some touch up pens to disguise marks and scratches
  • Check for rust and remove with emery cloth

Why should I maintain my lockers?

Lockers maintenance is key for getting the most out of your lockers. If you’re looking to keep your lockers in the best condition you can whilst they’re a part of your esablishment, these steps are crucial. Alternatively, you could find that they need replacing sooner than they should. Some things are out of your hands, like accidents or damaged beyond repair. However, an effort should be made to keep them in the best condition they can. This is important for you and your staff / pupils.

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  • Single compartment lockers include a top shelf and coat hook
  • Two compartment lockers have a coat hook in each compartment
  • Compartments fitted with a security shelf to prevent access to the locker below
  • Fire Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1, Reaction to Fire Classification AS-s2
  • Locker doors each have reinforced rubber buffers and a door stiffener
  • Hard-wearing finish with anti-bacterial powder-coated paint

Contact us

Order lockers online or call us today for a site visit and free quotation. We encourage site surveys for larger projects to see how we can meet your requirements. You may need some inspiration too. Our specialists can advise on what combinations would be suit your needs. Or for any locker maintenance information, please contact us here today.

Charging Lockers – Laptops, Tablets and Phones

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Charging Lockers are growing significantly in popularity and for good reason too. With 88% of the UK population in possession of mobile phones alone, these lockers have never been higher in demand. As well, nearly 65% of the UK population own a laptop. Therefore, charging lockers in schools, public spaces and offices makes perfect sense.

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Charge via USB or 3-Pin Sockets

All our mobile, tablet and laptop lockers come with the option to charge your devices via USB or 3-pin. The USB locking option comes fitted with both Type A and Type C sockets. This ensures that no matter how modern your device, a suitable insert is installed to charge your device. Look out for these icons below when browsing through our charging lockers:

Mobile Phone Charging Lockers

A mobile phone locker is a secure locker consisting of 8, 10, or 15 compartments. With its narrow design of 300mm, its the compact choice suitable where space is a premium. Choose between a single door or compartment matching door quantities. As well as being able to store your mobile device securely, you can also charge it. You can also choose how you want to charge it. This means you have the option of either USB or 3-Pin sockets in each compartment. The entire locker is powered with one 3-Pin plug. However, depending on which quantity of lockers you select, you will have a charging port in each compartment.

Tablet 3 Pin Charging Locker – 8 Compartments

  • Great for schools, universities, offices, public areas, libraries, etc.
  • Each compartment is fitted with a standard 3-pin plug socket
  • Sturdy steel construction and solid door hinge for security
  • Standard cam lock fitted as standard
  • Free Delivery to UK Mainland
  • UK Manufactured
  • View USB model here

Laptop Charging Lockers

Laptop Lockers are a little wider than mobile lockers. This is to cater to the average size of a laptop. At 450mm wide and 450mm deep, this ensures ample space for your larger devices. Much like mobile lockers, there are 8, 10 and 15 compartments to choose from. Again, choose from a single door or compartment matching doors. Choose your preferred charging option once again.

Laptop USB Charging Locker – 15 Compartments

  • Choose from a single door or 15 separate doors
  • Great for schools, universities, offices, public areas, libraries, etc.
  • Each compartment is fitted with USB Type A and Type C ports
  • Sturdy steel construction and solid door hinge for security
  • Standard cam lock fitted as standard
  • Free Delivery to UK Mainland
  • UK Manufactured
  • View 3-Pin model here

Laptop Charging Trolley

Something a little different that is also a part of the charging locker family is our trolley charging units. We have charging trolleys for both laptops and mobile devices. These mobile units traverse with castors and can be used in between classrooms, offices and more. Choose between 2 or 16 doors to cater for the 16 compartments built in these.

LapBox 3-Pin Charging Trolley – 16 Compartments

  • Ideal for schools, universities, offices, IT rooms, etc.
  • Each compartment is fitted with a standard plug socket
  • 13 amp charging socket in each compartment
  • Sturdy steel construction and solid door hinge for security
  • Free Delivery to UK Mainland
  • UK Manufactured
  • View USB model here

Device Charging Locker Q&A

We’ve put together out most popular Q&A’s from our customers regarding Charging Lockers. If you have any more questions, please get in touch with us here:

Q1. How many devices can I charge in each charging locker?

A1. With 3-Pin charging lockers, each compartment’s port can charge a single device. With our USB charging lockers, 2 devices can be charged in each compartment via its type A and type C ports. So, in our 8 compartment 3-pin lockers, you can charge 8 devices. With our 15 compartment USB lockers, you can charge 30 devices (depending on their size)

Q2. Are charging lockers secure?

A2. Yes. You can store and charge your devices securely. Each locker comes fitted with a cam lock as standard. You can lock each door securely with a key. Or, there are optional lock upgrades too. Upgrade to a swivel latch lock if you want to lock with a padlock for example. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

Q3. Can I combine 3 Pin and USB charging ports in a single locker unit?

A3. There isn’t currently an option to combine the 2 charging methods in a single unit. This is all based on how each pillar is constructed that runs from the top to the bottom of the locker (in the far right corner of each compartment). Currently, each pillar is installed with either 3-pin or USB charging ports.

Q4. What device can I fit into each locker compartment?

A4. We encourage you to view each of our products descriptions. There, you can see the external locker size, along with each internal compartment size.

Locker Projects

For large order enquiries and site visits, please contact us here. We project manage all enquiries from start to finish. We can help you identify what it is you need, arrange delivery and install your lockers.

New School Lockers Install at Direct2U!

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It’s that time of year! Whilst Schools close over the summer months, many use this time to update and replace existing storage and equipment. Lockers are very effective in schools. They allow students to store personal belongings securely.

Our most recent School Lockers Installation is complete, and we can’t wait to show it off! We will soon be adding this project to our most recent installs. You can view our most recent projects here.

TUFF Education School Lockers

Our popular TUFF Education Lockers in blue were the preffered the choice on this occassion. These low-height school lockers sit comfortably under each window. Our customers can choose from many colours and locking upgrades.

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TUFF EDUCATION LOCKERS – H1235MM

  • High quality design with lower height for easy access
  • Fitted with standard mastered cam lock with 2,000 differs as standard
  • 1 Door lockers come with a top shelf
  • UK Manufactured

Specifications:

  • Height: 1235mm
  • Depths: 300 / 380 / 450mm
  • Material: 0.7mm mild steel

Other sizes in this range are also available: Explore our 955mm , 1380mm and our 1800mm high TUFF Education Lockers.

School Lockers Project

This Primary School made contact with us via our ‘Request a Quote‘ page. This way, we understand what the requirements are. How many lockers / compartments? What colour? What locking options? We will then arrange a site visit. This allows us to get a much clearer idea of what our client is looking for. We can then start building a vision together whilst being able to advise on delivery times and installation.

Take a look below at the finished project.

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More School Locker Projects

Like what you see? We have more lockers projects available for you to view here. This includes projects from Norland Primary School and Old Mill Primary School. Arrange a free site survey today and speak to one of our specialists about your options.

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Lockers vs Coat Hooks – What You Need To Know!

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Coat Hooks or Lockers? Do you remember what you had at school?

At Direct2U, we are often asked whether we would recommend Lockers or Pegs for School Pupils’ storage. We will look into why both Lockers and Pegs can be a practical storage solution. We will also consider situations where they may not be the most practical option.

Are Coat Hooks a cost-cutting solution for children? Should their belongings be more secure and better organised? Can Lockers provide a better solution than Coat Hooks? We will investigate making a comparison between the two storage options. This way, Schools and Nurseries alike can make an informed decision on which is best suited for them.

Why Go For Pegs over Lockers?

First, you can expect to save on cost and space with coat hooks. A single panel of wood with several hooks can cater for many students, most of which will be colour coded. Installation is quick and easy and results are immediate. You can use our Armour Junior Wall Mounted Coat Rails as a great example of what to expect from this method of storage.

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1800mm wide Coat Rail
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1200mm Coat Rail

However, it’s important to look at how these may become problematic over time. When you are deciding to buy coat hooks, are you buying with the worst-case scenario in mind? Do you cater for the winter months when pupils may want to use more than a single hook for extra wear brought in? There have been instances where pupils’ coats and bags have fallen, causing hazards to teachers and pupils alike.

So, at a glance, why go for Pegs over Lockers:

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Practical and efficient
  • Convenient and Versatile
  • Reliable

And why Lockers could be the better choice:

  • Coats and bags could get mixed up
  • Belongings can fall on to the floor – creating hazards
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Why Go For Lockers over Pegs?

Lockers provide a clean, compact solution for storing many items across many compartments. This is ideal for when many pupils need storage space. This s not only more pleasing to the eye but far more secure than leaving belongings out on show. Possessions can often be misplaced via coat hooks and most instances will be by mistake.

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TUFF 955mm School Lockers
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TUFF 1800mm Lockers

At Direct 2U, we provide School storage with various heights. This is so that we can accomodate for pupils of all ages throughout their education. Browse our TUFF range of School Lockers – This is a great place to start.

Giving each pupil a Locker means as soon as they walk into their classroom, there is a compartment specifically for them. Here, they can store their coat, bag, books, and lunch. In turn, this helps maintain a more organised and tidier classroom. There will be no risk of coats of bags falling from hooks, thus, less risk of potential hazards.

So, at a glance, why go for Lockers over Pegs:

  • Individual compartments for pupils
  • Tidy and Practical
  • Secure Storage
  • Long-lasting

So, why go for Pegs over Lockers?

  • Spend less on Pegs
  • Lockers will take up more space
  • Less convenient – chance of keys being lost

Explore our TUFF Range of School Lockers below:

955mm High Lockers
1235mm High Lockers

Other sizes are available too, suitable for secondary school and beyond in our TUFF Education Lockers – H1380mm & TUFF Lockers

Metal Lockers and Coat Hooks at Direct2U

For any more information regarding the availability and options of other storage solutions, please contact us via online chat, email or telephone.

School Lockers Projects at Direct2U!

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Where to start with your Lockers Project…

It can be a fairly daunting task when looking into buying equipment for Primary and Secondary Schools. The largest factors that come into play is the quality of the product, cost and reputation of the business that will provide. We will delve into how we manage our School Lockers Projects from start to finish.

We provide workplace equipment and install across the country. Many of our large projects stem from Primary and Secondary School Locker enquiries. To cater for hundreds and thousands of pupils takes careful planning and consideration.

At Direct2U, we have years of experience in assisting schools with thier school lockers projects. Therefore, we have a process in place for any new customers looking to reach out for new ideas and solutions. Below, we will go into some detail about our latest clients’ wants and needs along with our solutions for them.

Norland Primary School

Our clients at Norland Primary School made contact with us via our contact us page online. We arranged a free site survey so that we could look into the possibilities of what could be done, essentially allowing us to understand their needs.

For Primary Schools in particular, we recommend low-height lockers; so that pupils can reach the contents of their lockers with ease. Also, swivel latch locks are easier for pupils to use with a simple turn and lock action with no concerns of ever losing keys.

We have a good selection of low-height lockers. However, it was our TUFF Education Lockers that Norland Primary School decided on. Delivered fully assembled with nesting holes already pre-drilled, our installations team could carry out and install with ease.

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TUFF Education Lockers – 1235mm High
  • High quality design with lower height for easy access
  • Fitted with standard mastered cam lock with 2,000 differs as standard (lock upgrades available)
  • 1 Door lockers come with a top shelf
  • Height: 1235mm
  • Choice of depths: 300 / 380 / 450mm
  • Material: 0.7mm mild steel
  • UK Manufactured
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Old Mill Primary School

Our clients at Old Mill Primary School return this year for more lockers. Last year, we installed lockers for thier Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. This time around, they needed a combination of different heights for their Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. The colour theme for the School and the pupils uniform is red. This was the driving force behind choosing a powder-coated red finish – to remain consistent with the schools colour scheme.

Our Lockers come in various heights. This means we can accommodate for multiple room designs, just like the one above. Our 1800mm high TUFF Lockers have been used on adjacent walls. However, the centre wall would need low-height lockers to allow them to fit underneath the windows. The room remains well lit and ventilated whilst having additional storage for more students.

We have highlighted below the 2 ranges of Lockers selected for this project along with some key features and benefits.

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Armour Standard Lockers
  • 1800mm High
  • Up to 6 compartments per locker
  • Cam locks fitted as standard (lock upgrades available)
  • Fire Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1
  • UK Manufactured
  • 1800mm High
  • Up to 6 compartments per locker
  • Choice of 3 widths
  • Strengthened and ventilated doors with rubber buffers
  • UK Manufactured

Are you looking to replace your existing lockers? Or arrange to have lockers installed for the first time? At Direct2U, we offer free site surveys and quotations. Alternatively, you can browse our range of lockers online here, as well as all optional accessories such as locking upgrades, sloping tops and stands. All neccessary measurments are to hand so that you are able to gauge roughly what you need.

Click below to get started!

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We Answer Your Top 5 Metal Lockers Questions!

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A closer look at our range of Lockers..

The concept of Metal lockers is simple. Choose your style, size, colour and locks. However, there are still questions to be answered that go beyond the simple options available. What other colours do lockers come in? What metal are lockers made from? How do you lock your lockers? We’ll use this space to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers.

What to put in your locker.

Although not technically a question, it’s along the same lines as ‘What can I put in my Locker?’. This is a good starting point. It may seem obvious but we wouldn’t suggest that you can store absolutely everything in your lockers.

For students, office staff and warehouse employees, Lockers can store everything you need during your working day. Coats, lunch, sports wear, books, phones, tablets, shoes, the works.

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We don’t recommend that you store any chemical substances in lockers. There are other specially made products for use with chemical products.

How Tall Are Lockers?

The average height of a standard locker is 1800mm. Generally, lockers tend to have a flat top design. This is to prevent any awkward obstructions with ceilings are partitions in more traditional buildings. Our TUFF Lockers are a great example of what to expect from our standard height lockers.

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Standard height of a full sized Locker

However, there are many types of lockers to choose from. Nurseries and Primary schools may not need lockers as tall as 1800mm. Therfore, small variations are a great option. We have lockers as low as 300mm (our Armour Cube Lockers). These are also stackable. Click here to take a closer look at our Cube Lockers.

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Locker heights can vary significantly

Alternatively, explore lower compartment lockers. Our Education Lockers are perfect for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. Heights from 955mm to 1380mm allow pupils to store and access thier personal belongings with ease.

What Metal Are Lockers Made From?

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The majority of metal lockers are made from 0.7mm mild steel. Mild steel is made from iron and carbon. This metal has a carbon content betwen 0.16% and 0.29%. Mild steel has a relatively high melting point between 1450°C to 1520°C. This high temperature translates to the steel being more ductile when heated. This effictively allows us to forge, cut, drill and weld with more ease.

Having said that, not all lockers made from metal. The reason for this is that some businesses require lockers suitable in other conditions or even outdoors. Take our Plastic Lockers for instance. These are fantastic for gyms, sports halls or the outdoors. The polyethelene material that we use for these are particulary good in wet areas. The plastic finish cannot rust and one of the most durable materials used. In fact, we use the same matertial is to make Wheelie Bins, albeit a high-density polythelene.

Why Do Lockers Have Vents?

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Ventilation styles for Probe, Pure and Armour Lockers

Locker doors have various styles of ventilation. The reason these slits in the metal are included in the door locker design is purely to allow air to pass through the compartment. Without these, a build of dust and smell can occur. The airflow means less maintenance for users. Some of our larger compartmetns, such as out 1 door 1800mm high lockers, include 2 vents. Whereas the smaller compartment lockers like our 5 and 6 door lockers, have just 1 vent.

How To Lock a Locker

There are multiple factors that can dictate your choice of locks, this ultimately leads to the question of how it is your going to lock each locker compartment. Where the lockers are going and who can access them will help you with your decision in selecting cam, swivel, coin and other locks.

For Schools, swivel locks are ideal as they instantly access with the turn of a small level on the front of the door. Whereas a coin return / retain lock would be ideal for leisure centres and sports halls. In most cases, there will be the option to purchase a Master Key. This gives the main user access to all locker compartments.

Swivel Locks
Combination Locks
Coin Return Locks

There are more locking options for you to be able to lock your compartements. Our Probe Lockers have even more options. You can check out our Locking guide here too.

Contact Us

For any further enquiries or questions you maye have, please reach out to us here. Use our web chat, phone lines or email us at sales@direct2u.co.uk and we will respond as soon as we can.

School Lockers – 3 Reasons to update yours!

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Another School year goes by – the halls and classrooms eerily empty for the summer once more. New students will arrive for the new term whilst others will say their goodbyes…could the same be said for your School Lockers?

We’ll look at some of the reasons why a brand new set of Lockers can make all the difference. Not just for new students coming in, but for your staff and existing students that will be returning for the new School term.

Impress With School Lockers

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Click to view our Range of TUFF School Lockers

Most students will have a very good idea of what to expect from the school they decide to attend during summer inductions . But there’s a lot going on with so much to take in over a short 1 or 2 day period. However, it is the little things that make all the difference. Good quality Lockers can leave a lasting impression on children and parents visiting the school. The security of childrens’ belongings is vital in any school environment.

Check the condition of your Lockers during the summer months and ensure they are functional. Broken or worn Lockers can potentially give the wrong impression to new and existing pupils. A brand new range of lockers, however, can contribute to reasons behind a school being selected or not.

Lockers That Last

We design our Lockers at Direct2U to stand the test of time. This is arguably the most important feature for Schools, Leisure Centres and other Educational institutes. They will endure the traffic they see year in, year out. As well as a solid steel construction, the paint work has an anti-bacterial powder coat finish. This drastically reduces the spread of germs around the school.

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1800mm High TUFF Lockers – Fitted with Cam Locks as Standard

Keep it Fresh

How many years have you had your existing storage lockers? Would you like to change the colour scheme that you currently have? Our range of School Lockers come with the choice of size, colour and accessories. So, changing the look of your halls, classrooms and changing rooms can have a positive impact on students and staff members alike.

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955mm High School Lockers

TUFF Lockers – 955mm

  • Ideal for Nurseries
  • Fitted with standard mastered cam lock with 2,000 differs as standard
  • 1 Door lockers come with a top shelf
  • UK Manufactured
  • More details here

TUFF Lockers – 1380mm

  • Ideal for Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Fitted with standard mastered cam lock with 2,000 differs as standard
  • 1 Door lockers come with a top shelf
  • UK Manufactured
  • More details here
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1380mm High School Lockers

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As the UK’s leading supplier of Lockers, we have an exceptional range for you to look through. Our Tablet & Phone Lockers have been a popular range for Colleges and Universities. Whilst our Fortis Plastic Lockers have been in high demand for outdoor environments.

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Metal Lockers Installation Top Tips!

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Purchasing new equipment for your workplace is exciting. Giving your business, your school, or your offices the makeover it’s been shouting for is what it’s all about. Before you start browsing the web or catalogues to hand, it’s time to draw up your plans. This will save you a lot of time when deciding which lockers, you want. Metal lockers come in various sizes, styles, and combinations so it’s important you know what can fit before delving in!

Let’s look at what you’ll need to measure up beforehand!

Your Measurement Checklist

Grab your pen, paper and measuring tape and let’s get started.

  1. Measure the overall size of the room
  2. Note the ceiling height (and any slopes in the ceiling) and wall partitions
  3. Take note of radiators, skirting boards, pipes, light switches, all sockets, and other electrical fittings.
  4. Window and Door positions (along with their frames)
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Now you have the foundations down, you should be able to assess the ideal location (s) for your Lockers. Great stuff. Let’s look at some other essentials before you explore your options:

  1. Allow for 4mm extra each side of the locker (this allows for doors to open fully and for a bit of breathing space)
  2. Ensure there is at the very least 1000mm between the front of the locker and the adjacent wall (or opposite locker if you’re having them on both sides) – this ensures wheelchair access along with ample space for someone to be stood in front of the locker whilst it’s open.

Metal Lockers Installation Essentials

Fortunately, lockers with Direct2U are incredibly easy to install. As a result, will save you a day of piecing together your lockers. Our fully built lockers can be nested on top of one another and side by side. This ensures you can create a unique look, but more importantly, one that is practical and ideal for what you need them for.

Fixings, bolts, and nesting nuts will always be provided by us. However, let’s tick off some of the essentials you will need to get these lockers up and running!

  1. Spirit level, spanner, drill, and handling equipment
  2. Ensure 2 people are present (if nesting is required) – this is due to the weight of lockers (laminate)
  3. PPE equipment for safety reasons
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Drill your lockers together for quick, efficient nesting.

How Do Your New Lockers Look?

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Example of changing room lockers and benches we provided to a Primary School.

Ensure the lockers are fixed to one another (or walls if 1800mm high). This is a great way to ensure the safety of your employees or students. This will prevent units from toppling over or falling over, potentially causing serious injury.

Hopefully now you have an idea of what you want and where you want it! We have arranged a selection of lockers below for you to start with. Please feel free to get in touch with us via our telephone or web chat here for more information!

Browse our range of Lockers right here!

Click on any of the images below to look at detail descriptions, images and all accessory optiosn for each!

Metal Lockers and Storage – What you need for Winter!

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Which Lockers do I need for my office? What Lockers are best for schools? What can I store in Lockers? There are so many options when it comes to buying Lockers. It can be quite daunting at times. Even more so that there are so many differentials involved. Metal Lockers and Storage space has never been more important than it is during the winter months. With so many coats, scarves, gloves, and other apparel used in the outdoors.

Let’s look at some Locker storage options you have, all of which are suitable for your winter equipment. This may be the reminder you need to freshen up your current set up, prepared to keep your students or staff belongings secure and organised.

Durable Metal Lockers

Apollo Lockers
Apollo LockersApollo Lockers Range

This range of quality made cheap lockers may be the most cost-effective storage solution for many Schools and businesses. Yet, there is no compromise on quality. Looking at the Apollo Range for instance; the 0.9mm reinforced steel doors allow them to stand the test of time without having to break the bank. With sloping tops, you can prevent accumulation of litter atop the lockers.

Colourful Range of Storage Lockers

There is no shortage of colour choice. It’s important that you have a variety of styles and colours to choose from. This is great if you have a certain colour theme you want to work with. Whether that’s in school halls, offices, or leisure centres. These lockers can brighten up any room they’re placed in (browse the range of lockers and colours at the foot of the page).

Cloakroom Lockers & Benches

Armour Junior Benches
Armour Junior Double Sided Cloakroom Benches

Cloakroom equipment can be especially useful during the Autumn and Winter months. The Armour Junior Double sided benches include hooks to hang bags, coats, scarves and hats. As well as this, there is seating space either side to allow Pupils to change from their boots or wellies to indoor footwear.

Armour Cube Lockers can be useful when storing smaller belongings in areas where space is at a premium. Air vents allow for circulation without compromising the security of any items inside. You can buy these as individual lockers that you can stack on top of one another.

Armour Cube Lockers
Armour Cube Lockers

Lockers – Here and Now!

Express Lockers
Express Delivery Lockers

As we’re now in December, it’s important that you able to get the items you need in a timely fashion. There are locker ranges such as the ‘Express’ range above that you can receive within 5 working days.