Garage ceiling storage solution recommendations

Hi all,

I'm currently doing research on the above and would like some other options as there doesn't appear to be many available in Australia.

So far I've found some suitable products from a company called HyLoft which specializes in garage storage, although that's pretty much it.

Looking for an all-in-one solution that I can install myself.

Cheers!

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  • +5 votes

    Best I've seen is a home-made job with L Section style rails made of wood.
    Plastic Tubs slide along the rails.
    Easy to make, easy to use as long as you're tall enough.

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      I know the design you have in mind.

      End pieces with C channel and mid sections with I channel. I channel can support tub lip on left and right of channel.

      I did try with wood but went steel. The wood channels are weakest at the butt joints and can give just enough that the lip isn't secure.

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      Unfortunately, I don't own any appropriate tools for that sort of job, so was looking for an 'already-made' solution that I could just assemble and install.

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        Outside of a saw which wouldn't necessarily be required if you had the timber cut to size by the supplier, you'd need the same tool as a self install pre-made solution.. A drill

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        Bunnings. Ozito. Do job. Clean tools. Returns counter.

        House 1: I collected doors on council cleanup and laid them straight onto the rafters (made sure no wiring was squashed). They did the job.

        House 2:
        I bought sheets of 12mm particle board and laid them straight onto the rafters (made sure no wiring was squashed). I didn't even screw them down. Both worked well. No cracking of the ceiling or noticeable issues. The heaviest thing up there would be a milk crate full of books stacked 3 high (about 30-40kg).

        edit: I didn't realise you wanted to go below the ceiling.
        I've done eyebolts through the rafters and then suspended a 50x75 pine shelf frame with 12mm particle board shelf on chains below it.

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    More info required:
    - Is there a ceiling already? Type of materials, how much space above, what is the access, etc.?
    - If not, what support beams are already in place, how much space above those, etc.
    - What access is required (ladder, stair, folding ladder, etc.)
    - What are you intending to store (weight, sq.m., etc.)

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      Is there a ceiling already? Type of materials, how much space above, what is the access, etc.?

      Yes, it's a standard garage ceiling made of plasterboard/support beams etc.

      What access is required (ladder, stair, folding ladder, etc.)

      It's intended use would mainly be long-term storage, for example camping equipment that only gets used a couple of times a year, in which I would use a normal floor ladder to access the shelving when needed. Nothing fancy required.

      What are you intending to store (weight, sq.m., etc.)

      Just what I mentioned above plus a few storage boxes with various bits and bobs (car parts, cleaning products etc.), but mostly camping gear which is currently taking up a lot of spare. The heaviest item would have to be the tent which is ~12kg.

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        Thanks.
        Couldn't you just lay cheap floorboards or similar across the top of the beams and store your stuff on that.
        To me, it seems to be a bit overkill to install shelving etc.

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    Fleximounts is another option.

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      That was my original preference although I was unable to find a local (Australian) supplier, have you used this site before and are they reputable?

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    Our cheap amd cheerful solution was to hang a second hand large security screen door by chain from each corner from the garage ceiling, about 2' from the ceiling. We store eskies, camp chairs, lots of bulky stuff. Works for us

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    Our old place had this lofted storage area. It was solid, and big/deep. I would climb up there to look for stuff among all the crap that got lost up there.
    Previous owner hired someone to build it. Can't be that hard, right?
    https://imgur.com/a/oaY4zJ5

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