Lawrence – Melbourne
My house was equipped with a store wall By the previous owner that covered half of my garage wall. I decided to extend the wall across the entire wall to provide more area to hang our bikes and tools.
I spent a while on your website using the estimation tool to determine which parts I needed to purchase. I ended up changing the recommended parts list, ordering a mixture of 8 and 4 foot panels that exactly covered the area in question. I also adjusted the recommended number of mounting strips after some manual calculations. The quantity I ordered was perfect, the only waste being about 1 foot of extra trim. I would not have got as good a result using the online estimation tool, so there is room for improvement there. I have a couple of degrees in engineering and can’t help optimising.
The product design is good. It is flexible and packaged in well coordinated sizes for installation. The estimation tool could be improved by including potential configurations that mix 4 and 8 foot panels during installation which works fine with careful alignment of the strips with the seam boundaries and alternating 4 and 8 foot panels to avoid aligning seam boundaries across panel rows for strength.
The product was delivered very promptly, perhaps by you personally? It was well packaged in manageable sizes and weights. The delivery was much quicker than expected. Coordinating delivery of the parts while being at work was one factor that had caused me to postpone ordering parts last year. However, when I started to work at home during the recent lockdown I had an opportunity to deal with delivery without concern. I give you full marks for the ordering and delivery process.
It took me about a day to install the wall by myself using information from YouTube videos watched before ordering. I mounted it on a plaster/brick wall which was time consuming. It required 120 hole plugs and screws. The installation went well with everything completed including the glued trim by the end of the day. The tools used were a cordless drill, a couple of stone drill bits, a screw driver bit, a level, a step ladder, a hand mitre saw for the trim, a circular saw to make a few strategic cuts in one panel and a caulking gun to apply the trim adhesive. I had all these tools so needed to order nothing extra. The result is very strong and closely matches the previously installed wall section. There is a small colour variation with the newer panels being a slightly darker grey than the original, but this may just be due to age and weathering. Many would probably need to hire an installer, but I enjoyed the challenge.
The hooks I ordered worked well for my tools. There is a pretty wide selection on offer. My only suggestion here is regarding bike hanger options. The previous owner of my house had acquired 2 bike hangers with integrated hooks and helmet baskets that position the bike along the wall. These are not manufactured by store wall, but fit the slots with a bit of careful positioning. These hangers are far superior to the options offered by store wall. They would be even better if they were equipped with the proper store wall attachment hardware, which is easy to install and very secure. I have tried unsuccessfully to order an additional bike hanger of the same type. It is a shame that you don’t offer a similar option on your site. My wife and I both commute to work by bike and we use these hooks everyday. I can testify that they work really well for a garage where space beside the cars can be tight.
My overall review for your product is expensive, but flexible, high-quality and worth the price.
Jason – Sydney
StoreWALL is awesome. My little storeroom is now organised with a lot more storage than before. The accessories has made it possible because it has allowed me to customise the space.
Peter – Qld
Very well – may need more later – quick delivery
Tony – Sydney
Thanks Arthur it’s a great system – very happy with it.