Friday 15 March 2024

Garador's rainbow of generosity for Red Nose Day

Team Garador wearing their fabulously funky clothes for Red Nose Day

Our amazing team just showed us that when it comes to supporting a good cause, they’re not afraid to get a little colourful! 🌈 For Red Nose Day, we threw aside our usual work attire and turned the factory into a kaleidoscope of colours. We’re talking bright blues, radiant reds, and gorgeous greens – it was like a paint palette exploded in the best way possible!

And let me tell you, it wasn’t just about looking fabulous. These style icons put their fashion foot forward to raise money for Comic Relief. By the end of the day, we had collected a fantastic £109.59! That’s right, every vibrant vest and jazzy jumper helped inch that total higher and higher.

It’s heartwarming to see how a bit of fun and a lot of colour can make such a difference. So here’s a massive shoutout to team Garador for bringing their most colourful selves to work and raising money for a great cause. Until next time, keep it bright and keep it right!

Head on over to to make a donation.

Monday 12 February 2024

Five ways to upgrade your garage's exterior on a budget

Five ways to upgrade your garage's exterior

Let’s face it, over time the exterior of our garages often gets neglected. We pass it by every day, not noticing as the paint starts to chip, dirt and dust accumulates, vegetation gets overgrown and the overall vibe begins to feel a bit… well, lackluster. 

But fear not, my fellow DIYers and home improvers! We’ve got some nifty tips to spruce up your garage’s exterior on a budget! There’s no need to shell out a fortune to bring back your garage's original beauty. With a few clever tricks and a dash of creativity, you can breathe new life into your garage’s exterior without emptying your wallet. Let's dive in with five simple yet affordable ways to upgrade your garage's exterior.

1. Paint Power! 🎨 

Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint to make your garage pop. Go for a colour that complements your house or get bold with a contrasting hue. It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat can make. Choose a shade that sings in harmony with your home’s color scheme or dare to be different with a bold statement color. 

A fresh coat of paint makes all the difference


2. Hardware Hacks πŸ”¨ 

Swap out old handles for new stylish ones. It’s a small change that makes a big difference and the best part is it's a totally doable weekend project that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Update your garage door handles


3. Lighting Upgrades πŸ’‘ 

Good lighting can transform the look of your garage at night. Installing solar-powered lights is a great way to change the atmosphere of your garage, offering both environmental and economic benefits. Plus, they’ll make your garage shine like a beacon of home improvement success come nightfall.

Add some lighting to the outside of your garage


4. Plant Some Green 🌿 

Adding some greenery can soften the look of a harsh garage exterior. Think climbing vines or potted plants for that touch of nature. Plants have a magical way of making any space feel more inviting. Whether it’s a couple of well-placed shrubs or some climbing ivy, greenery can transform your garage from tired to tranquil.

Plant some flowers and shrubs around your garage
5. DIY Decor πŸ–Œ️ 

Get creative with some DIY projects. This is your chance to get creative and add a personal touch. Whether it’s a hand-painted sign, some homemade outdoor art, or even a custom-built trellis for those new plants, the possibilities are endless.

Get creative with original art

Remember, upgrading your garage doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With a little creativity and elbow grease, you can have the best-looking garage on the block. So, roll up those sleeves and start transforming your garage's exterior into a source of pride!