Lockers have become an essential element in the building and renovation of a wide range of establishments including schools, gyms, hospitals, offices and other public and private spaces. There are a number of things that you need to consider before investing in new lockers:
The size of the locker depends on how much space is available to build them, and how the space will be used. Different sizes and types of lockers may be required for school hallways than for use in an office space with staff working in shifts. Consider average bag sizes and other items people carry to help determine the size you will need. Lockers can be customised to fit any size requirement by noting the following requirements:
- Number of tiers
Material and Style
Lockers are available in a number of different materials. Additionally, there are a variety of options of colours and sizes. The versatility of lockers makes them suitable for a wide range of industries. Traditional materials are no longer the best option for lockers due to them being prone to corrosion, wear and tear and discoloration. High-density polyethylene (HDPE plastic) is an innovative solution to these problems.
Plastic lockers are known for their robust, flexible and antimicrobial properties. Furthermore, heavy duty plastics are the perfect noiseless substitute for traditionally built lockers. Plastic lockers are suitable for use at both indoor and outdoor sites.
In addition, lockers are available in a variety of styles. Some of the common types include open access lockers, tiered lockers, day use lockers, antimicrobial/PPE lockers and vented lockers.
Locker Top and Base
Another option to consider when planning your locker purchase is the type of top your lockers will require.Tops are usually flat or sloped. Sloped tops are often preferred because they help keep debris and clutter off the top, making cleaning quick and easy. Flat tops may work better where space is limited.
Locker bases, or “Kicker bases” help to increase the height of the lowest locker from the floor, making it more accessible, especially in the case of tiered lockers. These kicker bases also help to protect the lowermost lockers from water seeping in when floors are cleaned.
Locks are a fundamental part of locker security. The commonly chosen locks are padlocks and combination lockers for extra security. Electronic locks are ideal for multi-user applications.
Customise your lockers with additional accessories such as clothes hangers, charging facilities, extra compartments and number plates.
Picking up the right colour for lockers is important as it contributes positively to the surroundings. Here are a few things to consider when you choose a colour for the locker:
- Makes the surroundings look bright and lively
- Brings in style and elegance to set the right first impression