Monthly Archive: July 2017

TUFF by name – TUFF by nature!

TUFF Lockers
Tuff Lockers

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 only.

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 spaces.
  • Single compartment lockers (one door) have a top shelf and a coat hook inside. Two compartment lockers have a coat hook inside each compartment.
  • 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 compartment lockers
  • Fitted with standard mastered cam locks with 2,000 differs (supplied with 2 keys per lock)
  • Please Note: Standard Height of lockers is 1800mm

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

Parcel Lockers: Peace of Mind Delivered

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:

What’s the worst / oddest place you’ve ever had a parcel left?

— Money Saving Expert (@MoneySavingExp) July 2, 2017

On my front doorstep with the this way up sign the wrong way. It was only a £800 computer…

— Marco Trinci (@MarcoTrinci) July 2, 2017

This little gem from @AmazonUK was a push for me – a squeeze for the box too!

— Steve Gunnell (@steve_gunnell) July 2, 2017

Had a parcel left in the recycling bin just before it was emptied by the binmen

— Pete Greatorex (@murphygsd) July 3, 2017

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 your mail!

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.

Small Parcel Lockers

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 sidewalks.

Tall Parcel Locker

Large buildings and smaller offices can keep on receiving mail when no one is available to personally accept parcels. This can help your staff use their time for more productive tasks and distribute 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!

Internal Parcel Drop Locker

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