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Outdoor clothesline with t-shirts hanging off of it.


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.


1Mark 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.

Person marking clothesline bracket position on wall

2Pre-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. 

Person drilling hole into brick wall

3Fix 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.

Person drilling bracket onto wall using bolts and drill

4Attach 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.

Person attaching clothesline side arm to bracket

5Assemble 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.

Two people attaching front bar to side arms

6Thread 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.

Person threading line through holes into side arms

7Out 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!

8Watch the full episode

Check out the full episode from Make It Yours season one for more front yard inspiration with Dale Vine.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.