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Best Washing Line Post 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best washing line posts that are currently available on the UK market. Many UK buyers still prefer the traditional style of long washing line. It still remains the best way of hanging out washing to get the very best drying method.

Ideally for that type of washing line, you do need a longer garden so this option is not really suitable for smaller gardens or back yards.

For most people, this type of washing line can be attached in the following methods:

washing line posts uk
  • Wall to wall - this is achieved by fitting a bracket on each wall and hanging the line between those.
  • Wall to washing line post - This is usually the wall of the house to a washing line post somewhere in the garden or yard
  • Washing line post to washing line post - where the line is hung between two washing line posts.

Just below we have included a selection of washing line posts that are currently available on the UK market. We have also included washing line pulleys and washing line brackets that attach to the wall.

Best Washing Line Post Reviews

DJM Direct 2 Part Heavy Duty Clothes Post Washing Line With Socket

92% buyer satisfaction based on 600+ online buyer reviews

This washing line post is 2.4 metres high and comes in 2 parts which need to be assembled when it arrives.

The post is made from a heavy duty galvanised tube that will not rust.

That tube is made from industrial strength thick steel and it has a 45mm diameter and the steel is 1.7mm in thickness

It also comes with a plastic socket or sleeve which should be set at ground level and the pole pushes into that.

That sleeve does need to be set into concrete to make the washing line post stable.

It has two bars that are at right angles to each other at the top of the pole where you can wrap the washing line around.

This is a single washing line post that comes in 2 parts which then slot together.

WatsonLok 2.4m Galvanised Washing Line Clothes Post

94% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

This washing line post is 2.4 metres high and comes in a single pole

It is made from galvanised steel and it has a 45mm diameter

It also comes with a galvanised metal socket or sleeve which should be set at ground level and the pole pushes into that.

That sleeve does need to be set into concrete to make the washing line post stable.

It has two tines that are at right angles to each other at the top of the pole where you can wrap the washing line around.

This is a single washing line post that comes as a single pole.

FB FunkyBuys Heavy Duty Galvanised Washing Line Post

80% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

This washing line post is 2.6 metres high and comes in 2 parts which need to be slotted together

It is made from powder coated steel and it has a 38mm diameter and the steel is 1.0mm in thickness

It also comes with a plastic socket or sleeve which should be set at ground level and the pole pushes into that.

That sleeve does need to be set into concrete to make the washing line post stable.

It has two bars that are at right angles to each other at the top of the pole where you can wrap the washing line around.

This is a single washing line post that comes in 2 parts which then slot together.

How to Install a Washing Line Post

The key to having a washing line post that won't rust, bend or break is to properly install it from the beginning. When you have 1 or 2 full lines of damp or wet washing, there is quite a lot of weight and strain on the washing line and on the posts or brackets.

Making sure the post is stable is very important. Just below we explain the best way of doing that.

Step 1 - Permanent Fixture or Ability to Move it

The first question to ask yourself is, do you want to be able to easily remove the post or is it going to be a permanent fixture? Some people like to be able to move their pole during the summer months. Some people also like to plan ahead and think about when they will have to replace the pole.

The reason we mention this is because you can either directly install the post into the ground, or install the sleeve into the ground, and then push the post into that.

If you cement the post directly into the ground, it can never be moved again, without having to dig out the post and concrete.

However, if you cement the sleeve into the ground, then you can push the post into this, and also be able to remove it when you don't want or need to use it. This is what we would recommend as it just makes your life a great deal easier in the long term.

Step 2 - Making the Hole for the Sleeve or Post

The best thing you can do is to dig the right size hole for your washing line post. The ideal size is 30 cm square (1 foot) and about 50 cm deep. The depth of the hole should be the same as the length of the sleeve. If you are not using a sleeve, then around 50 cm deep is ideal.

Using a spirit level insert the sleeve into the ground and try to get it as level as you can by pushing it down into place.. Fill the hole about half way with water. You can then add "post concrete" which is quick drying by following the manufacturer's instructions.

Most post concrete is quick setting, so keep checking the sleeve and make sure it is level until it sets. After that you can simply push the washing line post into the sleeve.

Clothes Line Pulleys and Winders

Most people will have one end of the line attached to a wall and the other end to a post. If that is the case, then you may have to stretch to reach the line. One way of being able to lower and raise the line is to use a pulley. That will make things a great deal easier.

De Vielle Complete Clothesline Winder Set

86% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

This set appears to sell well online.

The set includes a metal winder

30 metre long clothes line

A pulley

A screw hook ,wall anchors ,screws and wall plugs to attach the pulley to a wall.

Merriway BH05880 Washing Line Rope Pulley with Hook

86% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer reviews

This is a washing line pulley and classed as a single screw pulley

It is galvanised so highly resistant to rust

The wheel is narrow and made from plastic so really only suitable for thinner washing lines


Merriway BH01877 8mm (5/16 inch) Thickness Clothes Line Wall Hook

92% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer reviews

This wall hook is a e 50 x 50 mm galvanised steel hook and suitable for attaching a washing line too

It has been galvanised to help prevent rust.

There are 4 holes that allow you to firmly attach this hook to a wall

The actual hook is an 8mm gauge hook and strong

This is strong enough to hold up a couple of washing lines


photo of Carol Manse

Carol


I hope that you find my How to articles helpful as I know that ironing can be a real chore. On this website, I have tried to help out with buying guides and reviews for the many forms of ironing.

Carol Manse

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