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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

Explore all Metal Lockers

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.

Contact us here for more details on your requirements.

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.

TUFF Lockers: Hospital Install

TUFF Lockers: Hospital Install

We provide lockers to a huge variety of different sectors for a number of different uses. One of their most popular uses is in hospitals, providing safe and secure storage for staff members personal belongings and uniforms.

We recently provided and installed a range of our bestselling TUFF Lockers to St Peter’s Hospital for use in their staff changing rooms. Take a look below at some images of the lockers after they were installed by our team.

See our range of TUFF Lockers here.

TUFF Lockers in a changing room

Reliable TUFF Lockers

TUFF Lockers are our bestselling range for a good reason. They are simple, effective and reliable. If you need a cost effective storage solution there’s no better lockers to choose.

St Peter’s Hospital opted for 3 compartments per locker. This allows for the user to comfortably store a large backpack, bag or clothing. They also upgraded the lockers with locker stands and numbered doors.

A locker stand (pictured above) helps raise the units off the ground. This allows for easier cleaning around the base of the lockers. This is an absolutely essential upgrade in a hospital environment.

Further improving their lockers, St Peter’s added numbered doors and key fobs. This might not seem like much but it can be invaluable when you have a large number of staff members. It not only helps organise compartments but it also gives users a sense of ownership over their locker.

Numbered cam locks and keys
More TUFF lockers

Need further information?

Our sales team are always ready to help you find the perfect lockers for your workplace. If you need any information about any of our lockers just get in touch!

Call us on 01922 715130
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TUFF Lockers for Whistl

Whistl Lockers Project

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.

View our full range of TUFF Lockers

Need Help with Your Next Project?

Get in touch via email or over the phone. Our product specialists in sales are always happy to help!

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BuzzBox Laminate Lockers Installation

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.

Need further information regarding our service?

Our friendly sales team are always happy to help. If you require any further information regarding any of our products, the quoting process or installing, then please get in touch!

Call us on 01922 715130, live chat or email us:

Covid-19 – Workplace Lockers and Storage

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.

Workplace Safety

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Increasing the space between workstations. With a reduced workforce there would hopefully be space for increased distance between staff workstations.
  3. 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.

It’s time to update your lockers

Update your lockers

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.

Executive Lockers

Executive 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

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

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!

Guide to: Education and School Lockers

School Low Height Lockers
School Lockers

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.

Primary School Lockers

Primary School Lockers – 900mm High

  • 2.95 feet highPrimary School Locker - 900mm
  • Made to order – 20 days
  • Choice of 1, 2 or 3 compartments
  • Cam lock locking
  • 7 door colour options
  • Made in the UK
  • Anti-bacterial coating
  • Fire Guard Tested & Certified
  • Optional upgrades including sloping tops, stands and more

Atlas School Lockers – 943mm High

  • 3.1 feet highAtlas Locker - 943mm
  • Fastest delivery – 7 days
  • 2 compartments on all units
  • 5 vibrant colour options
  • 2 lock options – key or padlock
  • 2 depth options – 380 or 450mm
  • Screw together construction
  • Fixing holes for nesting together or wall attachment
  • Doors can be easily replaced
  • Anti-bacterial coating

Middle School LockersPrimary School Lockers - 1100mm

Primary School Lockers – 1100mm High

  • 3.6 feet tall
  • 20 day delivery – made to order
  • Choice of 1, 2, 3 or 4 compartments per unit
  • Key lock as standard
  • UK made
  • Germ Guard anti-bacterial paint
  • Upgrades available

Probe Low Lockers - 1210mm

Probe Low Lockers – 1210mm High

  • Choice of 1, 2 or 3 compartments
  • 7 door colour options
  • 2 depths available: 305 or 460mm
  • Conforms to BS 4680:1996
  • Anti-bacterial paint coating

Probe Low Lockers – 1350mm High

  • 4.4 feet tall per unitProbe Low Height - 1350mm
  • 3 doors on each unit
  • 7 door colour options
  • 5 knuckle hinges
  • Cam lock as standard
  • Anti-bacterial paint finish

Primary School Lockers – 1356mm High

  • 4.4 feet high
  • Made to order units – 20 days deliveryPrimary School Lockers - 1356mm
  • 3 depth options: 300, 380 and 450mm
  • Option of 1, 2, 3 or 4 doors
  • High quality, UK manufacturing
  • Hook combinations in 1 and 2 door options
  • Cam lock locking
  • Fire Guard tested and certified
  • Germ Guard technology fights MRSA & E.Coli
  • Sloping tops and lock upgrades

Spectrum Primary School Lockers – 1356mm High

  • 4.4 feet tall per unitSpectrum School Lockers - 1356mm
  • 8 vibrant and unusual colour options
  • 3 size options
  • Choice of 1 – 4 doors
  • Minimum order quantity of 20 units
  • Made to high standard in the UK
  • Made to order – 20 day delivery
  • Body is powder coated white
  • Fire Guard tested & certified
  • Anti-bacterial technology paint work

Atlas School Lockers – 1372mm High

  • 4.5 feet highAtlas Lockers - 1372mm
  • Fast 7 day delivery
  • 5 door colours
  • 2 depth options: 380 or 450mm
  • 3 compartments per unit
  • Key lock or swivel latch
  • Nest together or attach to walls
  • Reinforced 4 way frame
  • Anti-bacterial paint finish

If any of our low height lockers look suitable for your needs, let us know and we can send you a quote with our best price. Please note: Order now if you would like install over the Winter break. 

A Colourful Display of Lockers

Colourful Lockers
A Colour Display of Lockers

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

TUFF Locker - Colour Options

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.

Key Features

  • Complete with security shelves and door stiffeners to prevent access and vandalism
  • Fitted with rust-inhibiting galvanised shelves which suits any type of contents
  • Powder coated finish with anti-bacterial paint that lasts life time of the locker
  • Cost effective storage option manufactured from high quality steel
  • Fire tested and certified to EN13501-1
  • UK Manufactured
  • FREE DELIVERY: 10 working days!

2. Probe ACTIVECOAT Lockers

Probe ACTIVECOAT Lockers - Colour Options

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.

Key Features

  • Probe lockers are known for their quality and affordable prices
  • Channel formed base prevents damage to floor covering
  • Fully welded doors with door stiffeners for greater strength
  • Probe Fire Zero Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1
  • Certified to BS 4680:1996 ‘Standard Duty’
  • UK Manufactured

3.Armour Standard Lockers

Armour Standard Lockers - Colour Options

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.

Key Features

  • Galvanised security shelf and door stiffener deter theft and vandalism
  • Door have attractive ventilation grooves for superior airflow through the locker
  • Complete with rubber buffers on the doors to reduce daily wear and tear
  • Germ Guard anti-bacterial powder coating helps improve hygiene
  • Fire Guard Tested & Certified to EN13501-1
  • UK Manufactured

4. Probe Autumn Lockers

Probe Autumn Lockers - Colour Options

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.

Key Features

  • 5 Knuckle hinges and security bar are added to help prevent vandalism
  • Anti-bacterial powder coated finish for improved hygiene
  • Probe Fire Zero tested & certified to EN 13501-1
  • Certified to BS 4680:1996 ‘Standard Duty’
  • UK Manufactured

5. Spectrum Heavy Duty Lockers

Spectrum Heavy Duty Lockers - Colour Options

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.

Key Features

  • Heavier duty construction from 0.7mm thick mild steel
  • Lateral security beam prevents access to compartment below
  • Hinges are 38mm deep for added security and durability
  • Fire Guard Tested & Certified to EN13501-1
  • Powder coated with Germ Guard Active Technology paint
  • 5 Year Manufacturer’s Guarantee
  • UK Manufactured

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