How to install a wall-mounted clothesline

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Fold-down clotheslines are a great way to dry laundry as they don’t take up much space – perfect for smaller homes and town houses. Here’s how to attach one to a brick wall.

Tools and materials

8m measuring tape

Ear muffs

Face mask


Hammer drill and 8mm drill bit

Impact driver

Masonry screws

Pencil marker

Safety glasses


Socket set and adjustable wrench


Spirit level

Sunfresh 10 Line Folding Clothesline


1. Mark up where you want it to hang

Before you do anything else, figure out where you would like your fold down clothesline to go. Grab your first bracket and place it in the desired location, marking up the screw points with a pencil. Measure how wide your line is, then mark up where you want your second bracket to go – in our case this was 2.2m away. Mark that up as well. Make sure your two brackets are level with a spirit level.


2. Pre-drill for your screw bolts

Using your hammer drill and masonry bit, pre-drill a hole for your screws to go into. As you’re drilling into concrete or masonry it’s going to get loud and messy, so don’t forget to wear your safety gear for this bit. 


3. Fix your brackets to the wall

Take your screw bolts and impact driver and fix your brackets to the wall. Use a level to make sure you’re hanging them straight – when the bubble is in the centre, you’re good to go.


4. Attach your side arm

Using your supplied fittings, attach your line’s side arms to the brackets. Use an allen key and your spanner to secure your bolts into place.


5. Assemble your front bar

Have a read of the enclosed instructions and assemble your front bar – it’s super easy. One you’ve done this, you’re good to attach it to the side arms – it just slots into place.


6. Thread your hanging line

You can’t hang your clothes without a line – so get threading! This is super satisfying – check out your instructions for more info.


7. Out of sight

How easy was that? Now you have a functional, space-saving place to hang your laundry. And remember, when your wall-mounted clothes line isn’t in use you can fold it down so it’s out of the way. Genius!

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