Back in March of 2019, delivery company Whistl contacted us looking for some new lockers for one of their staff rooms. As one of the UK’s leading delivery management companies they have a lot of staff working in their warehouses. To make life a little easier, they took steps to upgrade their facilities and offer everyone brand new, secure storage for their belongings. The end goal was to give all members of staff enough space for all the essential items that they need to bring into work each day.
Why TUFF Lockers?
Our TUFF Lockers make for great staff lockers. They come in a whole host of sizes with anything from a single door per locker to six. For Whistl, this variety allowed us to select the exact size they would need to comfortably fit their locker room.
After assessing the room dimensions and taking into account the various walls and pillars, we were able to suggest W400 x D400mm units. This is the largest width and depth we offer TUFF Lockers in, comfortably offering enough space for bags, folded coats and other belongings. With four doors per locker, we were able to fit in enough compartments to fully accommodate all staff with ease.
In February this year, a popular high street store contacted us. They were looking for some lockers to help give their staff area a makeover.
After working out what space was available, we went through a variety of options and find the best fit for their requirements. They went for the Buzzbox lockers which look great in the space they have, below are some pictures so you can see for yourselves!
Choosing the right lockers for you
The Buzzbox laminate lockers are the perfect solution if you are after a stylish way to provide safe storage for staff. As they offer a modern sleek look that can fit into most environments. We also offer these in one, two, three and four door options. Our customer opted for a combination of two and three doors, this is a good way to ensure all staff have the right amount of space for there belongings.
As well as a number of different door options, we have different lock options. These range from a standard key lock to coin locks and combination. All the locks offered provide added security so staff don’t have to worry about there belongings. Our customer went for the coin return locks. They are a good option to ensure keys are returned to the lockers. Especially when different staff members are using them. As once the key has returned, the money/ token will be released back to the locker user.
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Due to Covid-19 there have been many new procedures and restrictions put into place within workplaces, to allow for a safe working environment. Some of these restrictions include staggered shift patterns and no hot desking, however have you thought about the lockers and storage you are providing to your staff.
Workplace storage is a key area where bacteria and germs could potentially lurk and risk infecting other members of the work force even when keeping to safe social distancing. There are some key changes that could be done to help reduce risks;
Individual storage – often workplace offer sharing lockers or storage, for space and cost saving. However, sharing storage could increase risk of infection between staff members even with staggered shift patterns.
Lockers with antibacterial properties – our lockers have a anti-bacteria properties without their paint work. This prevents the infection and growth of bacteria on the surface of the lockers.
Providing hand sanitiser – providing hand sanitiser for your employees they will encourage staff to use this both before and after using their storage and the staff areas.
Regularly clean – ensuring that lockers are cleaned at the minimum between each work shift. This will help reduce the risk of infection between employees on different shifts.
Separations between storage – by separating lockers, this allows further space for staff to socially distance. All of our lockers can be purchased in individual widths, but can nested together at a late date if required.
By making these few simple changes to your workplace storage you will be creating a safer working environment for your staff members.
There are many other aspects to be considered when bringing staff members back into the workplace in order to create a safe and socially distanced working environment. Some of these aspects include:
Reducing the number of staff on site. Can any of your staff work from home, as this will reduce staff numbers. Amending working hours to shift patterns would also help.
Increasing the space between workstations. With a reduced workforce there would hopefully be space for increased distance between staff workstations.
Use of temporary barriers on workstations or in staff areas. Especially if you are unable to increase space between work stations, adding temporary barriers will help to lower infection risks.
If you need to purchase any further storage to manage these steps, why not take a look at our range.
We live in an era where first impressions count, when a client or prospect enters your facility it’s important that the decor reflects your high standards.
One factor to consider when re-decorating is lockers, their functionality to store personal belongings away can de-clutter a whole workspace. Additionally, their designs and colours can add to the environment and brighten up previously dull locations.
Deciphering which lockers suit or are going to be the best fit can lead to hours of online searching. But here at Direct2U, we like to help you find the best offers and ease the process of updating your lockers.
Classy, sleek and decorative our executive lockers provide offices with a modern taken on traditional lockers. With a selection of colours, they can easily be added to existing decor or styled around new offices. I’m slightly biased, but our executive lockers provide that extra flair many offices are missing. Their unique design and finish provides a modern atmosphere that can offer a great first impression.
Probe BuzzBox Laminate Lockers
For a pop of colour, our buzzbox lockers are ideal to liven up a workspace. Available in a range of colours, they’re perfect for offices, schools and universities in need of a colour boost. By including bright and colourful furniture in any working space, it’s known to boost morale and improve productivity. If you require this extra boost, our Buzzbox laminate lockers are an amazing fit.
TUFF Rustic Lockers
New to our range, our TUFF Rustic Lockers have been a popular hit within gyms, changing rooms and workspaces. Their vintage appearance throws you into a steam punk era & changes the dynamic of the room.
Hand crafted, each unit is completely bespoke. No one locker will be the same, which adds to the quirkiness of the lockers. If you want to make an everlasting first impression, then TUFF Rustic lockers are ideal for your facility.
You’re missing out on potential exposure
This mostly applies to organisations who rely on word of mouth, E.g. Coffee Shops, Gyms or Retail stores. It’s become a common trend for customers to pose next to aesthetically pleasing locations and tag them via social media. Something as powerful as social media shouldn’t be ignored. Whilst lockers isn’t going to be the next fashion trend, it’s important to acknowledge how they can provide this important aesthetic that may result in organic exposure.
Get in touch
Hopefully we’ve helped open your mind to the potential of updating decor. Due to our extensive range, if you require further help our sales team can assist with any questions. However, for now if you want to check out our range then head to Lockers Direct2U and see what we have to offer!
When working with small children, organisation is key. It’s often difficult to keep rooms tidy and many schools lack storage. We have the perfect solution on how to teach children responsibility for their belongings and how to be tidy!
Unsure on how to make your budget work for you? We will help identify the best lockers and storage solutions for your requirements. All large orders are subject to discounts, including upgrades. Order any of our lockers now for guaranteed winter break install. Most schools will return to school 7th January 2019. So, make sure you start the year off right with some new storage.
When asked to think of lockers, what do you see? Most often the image that
will spring to mind is the boring run of tatty grey lockers from your secondary
school days, most probably with the addition of some graffiti or stickers.
This doesn’t need to be the image that future generations remember.
Lockers don’t need to be dull and boring. Instead, they can be a great way
to integrate colour into the workplace or school corridor for no extra cost. At
Direct2U we never charge extra for the same locker in different colours.
Let’s explore some of the colourful locker ranges available…
1. TUFF Lockers
The latest addition to the standard range, the TUFF locker has increasingly
become a popular favourite. Not only do the lockers have an affordable price
tag but they come in an attractive range of colour finishes. The colour
offering will suit most corporate schemes and is set off with the modern and
unique dark grey TUFF escutcheon plate. These lockers will look great in
colourful combinations or as single runs of colours.
Door colours available: Dark Blue, Red, Light Blue, Yellow, Green, Dark Grey
or Light Grey.
with security shelves and door stiffeners to prevent access and vandalism
with rust-inhibiting galvanised shelves which suits any type of contents
coated finish with anti-bacterial paint that lasts life time of the locker
effective storage option manufactured from high quality steel
tested and certified to EN13501-1
DELIVERY: 10 working days!
2. Probe ACTIVECOAT Lockers
The Probe brand is known for its quality. Not only are their lockers
attractive but they are also very affordable. For schools, offices, gyms and
staff rooms you won’t go wrong with these lockers. What’s more within the last
12 months Probe have extended their colour offering to 6 door colours and 3
body (carcass colours), tripling the amount of combinations you can have.
The locker doors are available in 6 colour options including: Red, Blue,
Green, Yellow, White and Light Grey. For the body colour you can choose from:
Light Grey, White or Black. These options immediately change the look of the
locker, therefore enhancing the number of colour options available.
The Probe ACTIVECOAT lockers are also one of the few ranges of lockers that
are available in an all white finish. The white finish is ideal for first aid
rooms and / or clean rooms.
lockers are known for their quality and affordable prices
formed base prevents damage to floor covering
welded doors with door stiffeners for greater strength
Fire Zero Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1
to BS 4680:1996 ‘Standard Duty’
3.Armour Standard Lockers
The Armour range of lockers offer quality and flexibility. They are
approximate for a multitude of storage applications and will look the part in
all environments. They not only offer flexibility in terms of the available
sizes, number of doors, lock options and accessories. But also offer 7 door
colour options to choose from.
Door Colour Options Include: Dark Blue, Red, Light Blue, Yellow, Green, Dark
Grey and Light Grey.
security shelf and door stiffener deter theft and vandalism
have attractive ventilation grooves for superior airflow through the
with rubber buffers on the doors to reduce daily wear and tear
The Probe Autumn Lockers are available in a range of pastel hues including
Lilac, Orange, Lemon, Jade and Ocean Blue. Like the Probe Activecoat Lockers
they also come in 3 body colours (Silver, White and Black). The subtle use of
colour offers an elegant finish which will suit most environments.
Knuckle hinges and security bar are added to help prevent vandalism
powder coated finish for improved hygiene
Fire Zero tested & certified to EN 13501-1
to BS 4680:1996 ‘Standard Duty’
5. Spectrum Heavy Duty Lockers
Our Spectrum Heavy Duty Lockers offer an exciting colourful twist on the
standard locker. The vibrant colour pop creates a fun and cheerful environment.
For a twist on a classic run of lockers choose complementary colours or a
single colour. To be more playful choose from all the colours and position them
in a pattern.
duty construction from 0.7mm thick mild steel
security beam prevents access to compartment below
are 38mm deep for added security and durability
Guard Tested & Certified to EN13501-1
coated with Germ Guard Active Technology paint
Due to the special range of colours there is a minimum order quantity of
20 lockers. If you would like more information about the minimum quantity,
please call on 01922 715 130.
Can’t find a locker in the colour you’re looking for? That’s no problem. For
a large quantity of lockers we are able to offer bespoke colours and can match
any RAL provided. If you are interested in this service, please get in touch
with our Sales Team by calling 01922 715 130 or via email
key design trend in 2018 is wood. It’s also been claimed that wood or
wood effect can have a positive influence on health and well being in
the home and workplace. The trend has arisen because of our day to day
lives becoming overcrowded with technology. People have expressed a need
to get closer to nature. Consequently, we are introducing more wood and
greenery in our homes and work places to fulfil this desire.
First, let’s take a look at this year’s design trends and what’s on the way in.
TREND 1: Rich, earthy tones
dark, natural colours. Browns, sage greens, rustic oranges and blues.
These colours add depth to a room and are calming colours. As a side
trend jewel colours are also in. So, you can brighten a room by adding
emeralds, purples and brighter oranges as accents.
TREND 2: Dark woods
is set to be the year where we see a turn away from pale wooden tones
as the luxurious tones of dark wood become the new ‘modern luxe’. Look
out for Walnut, Rosewood and dark stains.
TREND 3: Texture
is going to be huge this season. Why not achieve this trend in the
office will wood effect laminate, which will add warmth without the
cost. Create contrasting textures with exposed steel and wood. We
recently experimented with this trend in our new boardroom. Paring solid
oak tops for our boardroom tables with steel leg frames that have a
clear lacquered finish exposing the weld. This has been a great success
and show the steel work at it’s best in it’s natural form.
The real reason we all need to reconnect with nature
study by FPInnovations in collaboration with the University of British
Columbia made a connection between wood and human health. The study
focused on the relationship between visual wood and the activation of
the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which is “responsible for the
physiological stress responses in humans”. They created four office
environments: a non-wood control room, a non-wood room with greenery, a
natural wood room and a natural wood room with greenery. They then
measured stress of students inside each room via the activation of their
When the SNS is activated this can increase blood pressure
and heart rate. It can also “inhibit digestion, recovery and repair
functions in the body”. Importantly, if long periods of time are spent
in SNS this can have not only physical effects on the human body but
also psychological effects.
The results showed that “SNS
activation was lower in the wood room” at all time during the study.
Therefore, the study came to the conclusion that the presence of visual
wood in a indoor environment reduces SNS activation. Thus, reducing
stress and creating a healthier environment, especially to work within.
The direct health benefits to nature they list in the study are:
Lower pain perception
Fewer reported illnesses
Fewer sick days
Better interpersonal relations
in a similar way to indoor plants, wood helps to alleviate stress.
Combine the two in the office and you are on your way to achieving a
better well-being in the work place. This particularly resonates as 1st
February 2018 is Time to Talk Day, on which date employees are
encourages to talk openly about mental health and tackle the stigma
unfortunately attached to it. Latest stats show that actually 1 in 4 UK
workers are affected by Mental Health Conditions. Yet, when take a day
off work due to stress or mental well-being give another reason to their
The benefit of wood in the workplace extends beyond the
individual. A happy worker is a productive worker. And this is good for
business. Investing in the work environment will see returns on the
bottom line. A study undertaken by architectural firm HOK found, amongst
many other things, that sensory stimulation was key to productivity in
the office. They suggest introducing texture in to the office in the
form of natural materials to achieve this.
Easy ways to introduce wood into your office
– every office needs storage, right? Instead of opting for metal
storage options or ones with a white finish browse the timber options.
Items like Timber Lockers and cupboards are an easy way to add wood to
the décor. If you’re afraid too much wood may make your office look
dark, go for a lighter finish for the doors and then teem with darker
panels for the sides and worktops. Need some inspiration? Take a look at
our Executive Lockers and Cupboards.
– here you can either go for natural artwork or simply invest in wooden
frames. This is a quick option to quickly add natural elements to your
office without breaking the bank. This is also a good option for the
home. Ditch the minimalist white frames and go for darker wooden effect.
– it’s often popular to board up partitioning, however if you are
segregating offices with a permanent structure think about leaving the
wooden structure visible (a clear lacquer will help for the finish) and
add glass partitioning. The glass will help keep spaces light and an
open plan feel but maintain privacy.
Why do we use a wood ‘effect’ laminate? The answer is simple: cost and durability.
wood can be very expensive and stretch your budget beyond realistic
means. However, a laminate effect wood is a cost effective option that
will help you to still achieve your desired result. Don’t shy away from
the word ‘effect’ remember most kitchens are made this way nowadays. The
difference is minimal; and the foil wraps are such a good quality and
finish in 2018 that you cannot tell the difference in most
Natural wood also needs to be kept. Veneers will
need to be maintained and this is not a practical option for cupboards
or lockers that will be used day in day out.
Want your business to be on trend but not become outdated too soon? Then wood is the answer. It is Timeless.
eet the latest edition to our TUFF family – our TUFF Lockers. These new lockers embrace the TUFF brand offering quality, strength
and longevity for a competitive price.
We believe our exclusive range of TUFF lockers will add a
breath of fresh air to your storage. The graphite excursion plate and various
colourful door options are a classic combination, yet offer a more modern look
for the standard locker.
Since we launched these lockers onto the market in early this
year they have proven extremely popular and are fast becoming one of our best
sellers. Hence, we have an exciting promotion for the TUFF Lockers this summer.
They started from £63.00 but are now on offer starting from just £55 a locker!!
Saving you over 10% – however please remember that this is for a limited time
TUFF Lockers: Key Features
Unique graphite excursion plate won’t mark show
marks or wear and tear easily. It is designed to prolong the look of the lock
and protect the metal from scratches from keys.
High gloss powder coated finish for a faultless
appearance. The powder coated finish will help maintain the lockers appearance
and has anti-bacterial technology for improved hygiene. This is essential for
schools, hospitals, public areas such as libraries and sports centres and for
any workplaces where the locker will have multiple users.
Security shelves are used to create individual
compartments. They ensure that each compartment is secure and access to the
locker below is prevented. We also only use galvanised shelves in our TUFF
lockers, so whatever is stored inside the locker these shelves will withstand
day to day wear and tear.
Reinforced rubber buffers and door stiffeners
provide strength and durability. An ideal feature for schools and public
Single compartment lockers (one door) have a top
shelf and a coat hook inside. Two compartment lockers have a coat hook inside
Fire Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1,
Reaction to Fire Classification AS-s2. This means that the locker in the event
of a fire will not contribute to the spread of flames. It is the powder coating
paint that is non-combustible rather than the carcass of the locker. However, it is very important to ensure the
locker you purchase have this certification, especially if they are to be
located in corridors or near to emergency exits.
Fast 10 Day Delivery – Free to UK Mainland*
TUFF Lockers: Available Options
Four Sizes: W300 x D300mm / W380 x D380mm / W300
x D450mm / W450 x D450mm
Seven colours options: Red, Dark Blue, Light
Blue, yellow, Green, Dark Grey and Light Grey
Available as Single (1), 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Fitted with standard mastered cam locks with
2,000 differs (supplied with 2 keys per lock)
Please Note: Standard Height of lockers is
Coming Soon to Lockers Direct2U
You can easily upgrade your lockers to have stands to raise
them off the floor, sloping tops to prevent items being placed on top of the
locker and different locking options.
Soon you will be able to purchase TUFF Lockers with coin
return and coin retain locks easily through our website. For all other upgrades
please speak to one of our friendly Sales Team via Live Chat or phone to get a
free no obligation quotation.
Got a project? Let’s work together…
If you have a space that needs some lockers then please give
us a call or live chat so that we can discuss your requirements. We will help
you choose the best size and locker based on your available space and the
purpose of the lockers. We will also help create room layouts and work to your
specified colour pallet. Want some more information before you get in touch?
Take a look at our new Ultimate Guide to Lockers.
If you do quite a bit of shopping online,
you must be well-acquainted with the agony of waiting for a parcel delivery.
Either you are at work all day and hope you make it home in time to accept the
delivery, or you’re traveling and cannot afford to get a ‘sorry we missed you’
slip when you’re back. Sometimes parcels are left out in the rain, and
sometimes a well-meaning dog can shred them to pieces. The point is, leaving
deliveries to fate isn’t an option! A few tweets to sum up the exasperating
experience with deliveries:
That’s why we’ve introduced a new range of
parcel lockers on our website. Having quite a few fans of online shopping here
in our team, we think these are a great addition and would put many of your
delivery-related fears at rest.
How do parcel lockers work?
A cross between mailboxes and standard
lockers, parcel lockers incorporate the best of both worlds. They are anti-theft
devices that prevent unauthorized access, protect your fragile deliveries, and
provide a lockable storage area that is only accessible to you! There are
several types of mechanisms, depending on how smooth & secure you’d like
the process to be between you and the mailman!
For example, some parcel lockers are simply
an empty box that can be left unlocked while you are away. The delivery person
would then open the locker, place your parcels in, then secure the locker. You
can then unlock the box with your own key when you come back! We recommend this
if you know that your neighbourhood is free of pranksters who will be tampering
with your locker before the mailman makes his rounds!
For more security, lockers with anti-theft
mechanism only provide an opening to insert packages on a anti-theft plate.
When the courier closes the lid, parcels are tipped into a secure safe. The
anti-theft plate prevents fishing and small hands from entering the safe
through the lid. Simply unlock the safe door when you come back, and retrieve
Where can I install my parcel locker?
These secure parcel lockers are available
with a top lid or a front lid, and can be wall mounted, bolted to the floor or free
standing. This depends on the easiest way to receive incoming mail. For
example, if your front porch offers limited space, a wall mounted front lidded
parcel locker would do the trick.
If you have a front gate that is locked but
still wish to receive mail in your absence, a wall mountable parcel locker can
be secured to the front gate bars. We highly recommend larger (therefore
heavier) parcel lockers to be wall-fixed on the ground, as this would give the
impression that they are bolted to the ground (more secure) without damaging
Large buildings and smaller offices can keep
on receiving mail when no one is available to personally accept parcels.
can help your staff use their time for more productive tasks and
mail when it is more convenient for them. Alternatively, installing a
parcel locker indoors as a drop box is a good idea for outgoing mail!
What if my deliveries require a signature?
These parcel lockers can be customised with
a barcode to include your name or address. This digital signature lets your
mailman flag your delivery as ‘received’, so you don’t have to be physically
present at the time of delivery! The digital signature is usually located on
the inside of your parcel locker and can be customised by suppliers. Simply
specify at the time of the order what 15 characters you’d like to include. This
service is usually subject to an additional charge.
We hope you found this post helpful!
Remember, our sales team is available on live chat for any additional
information about our products, we strive to answer your questions as
accurately as possible
Do you need new storage solutions for a construction site? Making a
choice between the thousands of products on offer can be difficult to
know what you truly need.
Direct2U has created this handy 7 step guide to make the process and the choice a little easier!
1. Cloakroom Benches
2. Wire Mesh Lockers
3. Standard Steel Lockers
4. Personal Effects Lockers
5. Charging Tool Lockers
6. Probe Ultrabox Lockers
7. Let’s Work Together
Changing rooms must provide seating, these benches are essential
for employees who have to change into their uniform at work; an example
of this it kitchen work.
Wire Mesh lockers provide excellent security whilst keep visibility
into each locker compartment, this allows sufficient air flow.
This traditional locker design ensures a safe location for staff
or visitors to store their personal items as well as being customisable
to the organisation or are they are going to be located.
These small compartments are ideal for workers to store phones,
wallets and keys without the thought of theft looming over them.
Have you ever gone to use a power tool and it has run out of juice,
annoying right? Never again with charging tool lockers, ensure that your
tools are adequately charged every time for every job.
Plastic lockers are tough and durable, very suitable for outside
storage with a colourful twist. Also featuring an antibacterial surface
keeping users safe at all times.
The Direct2U team can assist with planning, designing, product and
purchasing. Call our friendly team today on 01922 715 130 alternatively
you can live chat with us through our website.