The Popular

  • Low profile contemporary design
  • Overall width is 36cm
  • Available in 5 classic colours.

Additional options (optional)

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 £60.99

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 Popular

  • Space saving low profile design
  • Contemporary look suits any room
  • 5 classic colours to choose from
  • Economical alternative to tumble dryer
  • Use your room’s natural warmth
  • 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

Iron rack end colour

Black, Blue, Green, White, Red (white pulleys)

Rack end width


Rack end height


Clearance height from ceiling when fully retracted


Boxed size less slats (ironmongery)

37 x 7 x 13cm

Wall Brackets

The Popular can also be wall fitted when ceiling fitting is not an option using our special Wall Brackets. You simply order the brackets with the airer and leave the rest to us. 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 colour please let us know which you would prefer.


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

All our ceiling airers come complete and ready to fit with:

  • Cast iron rackends
  • Cast iron pulleys
  • Cast iron wall cleat with fixings
  • Best quality British rope
  • Wooden pine slats (except Kit only)
  • Easy fitting instructions

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


Clothesmaid instructions

Click here for a printable version.

Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket:

  • Fix to the wall when ceiling fixing is not possible (as with suspended ceilings in modern homes)
  • Strong wooden ready assembled brackets in black or white
  • Suitable for our Popular and Clothesmaid airers
  • Your pulleys will be pre-fitted to these brackets when you order a Clothesmaid or Popular airer.
  • These brackets do NOT include wall fixings. This is because walls vary and require different fixings.
  • Normally you would use two bracket’s but you may need a third if you have an additional double pulley.

Wall Bracket Technical Specification:

  • Bracket Height: 33cm
  • Bracket Projection: 31cm
  • Bracket Width: 7cm (with 4 screw holes)
  • Wall Clearance: 10cm (from the wall to the inside slat)
  • Fully Retracted Height: 22cm for Popular and 28cm for Clothesmaid airers. This is helpful for door clearance.
  • Bracket Colour: Black or White.
  • Wall Fixings Not Included: This is because walls vary and require different fixings. Ideally fix to solid masonry walls. We don’t advise fixing to stud walls unless noggins or suitable fixings can be used. If in doubt consult your builder/handyman.

2 Wall Brackets:
2 Wall Brackets
3 Wall Brackets:
3 Wall Brackets

11 reviews for The Popular

  1. Jan B, Stockport

    Great product, high quality, friendly customer service and arrived within 4 days. Thank you

  2. B. H, Hampshire

    We are thrilled with our airer. I have recommended you to many friends already. Pleased we went with the wall mount block too, it looks so smart. B 🙂

  3. Frank G, Derby

    I’ve got two of these in my utility room and i wouldnt be without them. Fast delivery too.

  4. A Stephens, Ireland

    I’m delighted with my new Popular airer and the very clever wall brackets that meant we were able to install it in a room with a concrete ceiling. Both are lovely quality and Jonathan was very helpful throughout the ordering process.

  5. Joshua P, Winchester

    I’m so pleased with my purchase, it has paid for itself in only a few months. I have recommended to my friends.

  6. Miranda F, Sussex

    Really great, i’ve been using it to dry flowers on. Photo to follow. Best, Miranda x

  7. Tony S, Chipping Norton

    One of the most used things in the house. The tumble dryer is almost redundant. Happy days

  8. Tracey Whitehead, Blackpool

    Hi Guys,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful customer service. The rails arrived today, can’t wait to put it up now.
    Thank you again

  9. Glenda Hawley, Duffield, Derbyshire

    A much loved airer for clothes, herbs, painting projects…. you name it..

  10. David Nicholls, Warrington

    The Popular is space saving and discrete, flexible and indispensable with 3 growing boys!

  11. Roger Hart, Daventry

    I have found it excellent for a small space such as mine. So much so that I’m thinking of getting one for my girlfriend.

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The Popular is our space saving drying rack

A superb workhorse, this hanging airer is made from traditional solid cast iron rack ends and high quality pinewood slats. The slats will come finished to a high standard and are untreated for those delicate laundry items.

This space saving drying rack has a low profile so when fully retracted takes up only 8 inches (17cm) of space in the ceiling void. This clearance height will avoid most doors.

The Popular can also be wall fitted when ceiling fitting is not an option using our special Wall Brackets (see tab above). You simply order the brackets with the airer and leave the rest to us.

The Popular

Its low profile contemporary design suits any room

The rack ends, which are 36cm wide and 10cm high come in a variety of classic colours with matching cast iron pulleys and wall mounted cleat.

This low profile designed ceiling mounted drying rack comes with 10m long traditional rope made from high quality cotton sash cord.

The Popular

Quality fittings and 5 colours to choose from

The single and double pulleys are high quality cast iron with highly durable nylon wheels. Also included is a matching cast iron wall cleat and fixings.

*Please note RED airers will come with white pulleys until further notice.

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.

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

Images from our customers

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