The Five

  • Modern brushed stainless steel rack ends
  • Generous five slat airing capacity
  • Overall width is 46cm with a choice of lengths

Additional options

Why would I need a 15m rope?

This is useful when you are positioning the clothes airer away from the wall or if you have high ceilings. In this case it’s advisable to also buy an additional double pulley.

When do I need an extra double pulley?

When you are positioning your airer in a larger room and away from the wall. The extra pulley will keep the rope close to the ceiling and provide a good angle down the wall to the cleat. Please see diagram on assembly instructions. (If you are using wall brackets you will need 3 wall brackets if you order an extra double pulley)

How do rubber grippers help?

These prevent your wooden slats from sliding. They are easily fitted to each end of every wooden slat by pushing them up to the metal rackends. You can even put them on the inside of the rack ends so they are less visible. Available in black only.

Wall Brackets?

Fix to the wall instead of the ceiling with our bespoke wall brackets. You would normally require 2 brackets but 3 if an additional double pulley is needed for larger rooms. For more information see the Wall Bracket TAB under the ADD TO BASKET. A black airer will come with black brackets as standard. A white airer will come with white brackets as standard. If you are ordering a coloured airer please let us know which you would prefer.

From £117.99

Spend over £175 for free delivery – (UK Mainland, excluding Highlands)

For assistance or advice, or to simply order over the phone, please contact us on 01283 576080.

Why buy The Five

  • Attractive stainless steel modern design
  • Generous 5 slat airing capacity
  • Lower profile for better door clearance when retracted
  • Economical alternative tumble dryer
  • Use your home’s natural warmth
  • Not weather dependent
  • Lower your carbon footprint
  • Clothesmaid make a donation to the ITF, which means a tree is planted for every four airers sold (see ”Our Story”)
Airer slats length

0.9m, 1.2m, 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.0m, Kit only – no slats, (We also make bespoke lengths up to 3m so contact us for a quote)

Rack end width


Rack end height


Clearance height from ceiling when fully retracted


Boxed size less slats

47 x 7 x 13 (cm)

Pulley & cleat colour

White, Black


We aim to dispatch all items within 3 working days using a National courier for our large items and Royal Mail 2nd Class for smaller items. During busy periods please allow a little longer as we are a small team.

For couriered items you will receive an email the day of dispatch to advise of the delivery date. Usually the couriers will then email you on the day with a time slot and tracking information. We encourage the use of a leave safe instruction where possible i.e ‘leave with neighbour or in porch if out’.

Delivery Charges 

  • Mainland England, Wales & Central Scotland – £8.99 (1-2 working days from dispatch)
  • Scottish Highlands / North Scotland: £25.00 (2-3 working days from dispatch) 
  • Isle of Wight – £33.55 (3-5 working days from dispatch)
  • Northern Ireland – £29.70 (3-5 working days from dispatch)
  • Ireland – Please contact us for a price
  • Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Scottish Offshore – Please contact us for a price
  • Worldwide deliveries – Please contact us for a price

Free Delivery on all orders over £175 (UK Mainland only, excluding Highlands)

Delivery is £5.99 for orders under £30.00 (UK Mainland only). 

What's Included

The Five ceiling airer come complete and ready to fit with:

  • Brushed stainless steel rack ends
  • Cast iron pulleys in white
  • Cast iron wall cleat with fixings in white
  • Best quality British rope
  • Wooden pine slats (except Kit only)
  • Easy fitting instructions

All you need to decide is the length. You may need additional options so click on the ? to find out more.


11 reviews for The Five

  1. Ann S, Winchester

    Superb, thank you.

  2. B.M, Notts

    well made and well designed. Arrived quickly too.

  3. Frederick L, England

    A very nicely designed and well made piece of equipment. We are ever so pleased with our purchase. Well done.

  4. Bea T, Norwich

    Completes our laundry room. It’s been in use almost every day.

  5. Fiona Saunders, Somerset

    Fabulous, everyone that visits asks us about it and we can’t recommend highly enough. Wish i’d put one in ages ago.

  6. Petra G, London

    It’s great, thanks. Arrived next day.

  7. Andrew K, Brixton

    Five stars for The Five!! It must have paid for itself already with the amount we’re saving on not using the tumble dryer every day.

  8. Diana Smith

    Great quality and love the modern tweak to the Victorian classic. It is the perfect addition to our new utility room.

  9. Andrew P, S. Yorks

    Excellent, functional and attractive. Perfect for our kitchen thank you Clothesmaid.

  10. D, Wildman

    Super smart, high quality. It completes my new utility room. Thank you very much Clothesmaid for your helpful service.

  11. Charles, W. Thetford

    5 stars

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The Five is our contemporary ceiling airer

The Five is a great addition to a modern kitchen or utility room.  This ceiling airer has an overall width of 46cm and has brushed stainless steel rack ends with high quality pinewood slats.  The slats will come finished to a high standard and are untreated for those delicate laundry items.

The design looks equally at home in a modern flat or country residence.

The Five is a high capacity drying rack with a flatter profile than most traditional cast iron airers.  This means when it is fully retracted it takes up only 10 inches (25cm) space in the ceiling void.  This clearance height will avoid most doors.

We can make custom lengths up to 3m on special request, please contact us for more details.

This modern ceiling mounted rack comes complete with its own pulley system.

This makes it ideal as a drying rack or even a kitchen utensil hanger.  Included are single and double pulleys (Black or White) which are made of high quality cast iron and highly durable nylon wheels.  Also included is a matching cast iron wall cleat hook with fixings and 10m of quality British made cotton rope.

Your order will arrive with everything you need in the box, including fixings, to get your ceiling mounted airer system utilising the trapped warm air in your ceiling space

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