Elevate Your Project With Helmsman Bespoke Storage

How Helmsman can help with your bespoke storage needs.

Bespoke storage is becoming more popular as a result of the growing need for individuality and modification in a world where standard solutions are no longer sufficient. This point of view is especially relevant regarding the essential security and storage solutions that Helmsman lockers offer. Here at Helmsman, we recognise the value of adaptation and standing out, which is why we manufacture our lockers with an extensive range of customized arrangements to suit each individual need.

Bespoke Solutions

At Helmsman, we believe that every customer has different needs and ideas about their lockers. For this reason, our lockers offer a wide range of styles and layouts. We can tailor any feature to meet your specific requirements, including more shelves, bespoke measurements, or any other feature to meet your needs.

Our wide range of bespoke choices guarantees that your lockers blend in perfectly with your location, optimizing the use of available space and enhancing overall performance. In addition, Helmsman values our lockers to allow the user to have comfort that their personal belongings are safe and secure.

The Limits of Normalisation

Consider a situation where you work in an industry in leisure, education, commercial or any other sector where you have a specific demand for storage. Imagine the restricted uniform locker design that is unable to meet your unique needs. This may result in a general lack of convenience, ineffective use of available space, and compromised security. These restrictions may seriously impair productivity and hinder your personal belongings’ security.

Enhancing Your Space’s Aesthetic Appeal

In a generation where lockers don’t have to be unappealing anymore, the use of colours, designs and materials is used to provide beautiful lockers. You can select a design that complements the aesthetics of your space with the variety of choices we offer our clients as we fabricate the lockers from scratch. Our design option lets you construct lockers that not only provide a functional need but also bring a unique touch of aesthetically pleasing to your area, whether you prefer radiant and bold or elegant and simple.

If you have a project requiring lockers, discover how Helmsman Bespoke storage will be the perfect solution for your project.

If you want more information, contact us today at sales@helmsman.co.uk or click here to get a quote.

Transforming Your Spa Changing Room

As spa enthusiasts, we recognize the importance of each little element in establishing a peaceful environment. In addition to the aesthetic and practicality of Helmsman lockers, cubicles, benches, vanity units and IPS, we want to share with you today some priceless advice on how to make the most of your spa changing room experience.

1. Organised storage for a vibrating vibe.

One of the key elements of a relaxing spa experience is an organised changing room. Lockers are an essential part where customers can store personal belongings in a secure trusted locker. These lockers not only provide plenty of storage but also customize the colour and material of lockers to complement the aesthetic of your spa.

An example of a past project is one of our past projects for Downpatrick Leisure Centre. The material was mixed between the laminate and glass locker, where the colours that were used for the glass lockers were green, which created thoughts of nature and freshness on the other hand, the laminate lockers were in brown tone symbolising the soil and vitality.

2. Luxurious Seating for Ultimate Relaxation

Comfortable seating is paramount for guests as they prepare for their pampering session. Helmsman benches offer the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication, as we are a manufacturing company, we provide bespoke benching as well as our standard benches.

3. Cubicles for a Personal Space

Privacy is a non-negotiable factor in any changing room.  Helmsman cubicles offer a private area for visitors to get ready and change, guaranteeing a feeling of peace.

Helmsmen offer a range of types of lockers in the material of laminate and glass cubicles. The glass cubicles provide a luxurious atmosphere.

Introducing Helmsman Lockers: Elevating your Spa Changing Room Experience

The selection of furniture is the foundation of a truly remarkable spa changing room. Helmsman lockers, cubicles and benches are designed and manufactured with durability, aesthetics, and bespoke designs in mind.

Here’s why we are a perfect match for your spa:

Durability Beyond Compare:

Helmsman lockers are manufactured using high-quality materials, ensuring longevity and resilience in high-use areas.

Security for peace of mind:

Helmsman can provide our customers with a secure locking system from standard locks to smart locks such as Lowe & Fletcher or Ojmar. All the locking systems provide customers with peace of mind that personal belongings are safe.

Unlock the Potential of Your Changing Room:

Are you prepared to upgrade your spa changing room? Explore the wide selection of Helmsman lockers, cubicles, bench seating as well as vanity units and IPS, and discover how you can create a stylish and relaxing retreat.

We hope these tips inspire you to elevate your experience in the spa changing rooms. If you want more information on our products for your project, call us today at 01284 530496 or get your quote here.

Benefits of Helmsman Z Lockers

The Z locker stands out as a fantastic design that combines a small footprint with maximised interior capacity in the search for effective storage solutions. These lockers provide an appealing option that strikes a mix between usefulness and efficiency as we move through settings when a room is at a premium.

Here at Helmsman, we provide our customers with a variety of types of Z-shaped lockers. From Laminate as well as Metal Z lockers, which both can be suitable for either a wet or a dry environment. Alternatively, we offer Heated Z lockers, which are perfect for workers and commuters who need their damp garments to air dry before the end of the workday. These heated lockers are particularly excellent for use in spa or swimming pool changing areas too.

In this blog, we will be discussing the benefits of Z lockers that set them apart from other lockers

Advantages of Z-shaped Lockers:

Space-Efficient Design:

Z lockers are effectively designed to maximize the amount of space that is accessible. Because of their distinctive Z structure, they have a smaller footprint, which makes them perfect for settings where every square inch counts, they are manufactured so they can comfortably hold large personal items as well as hanging items such as clothes. These lockers may be used in a busy gym, an office with many employees, or a small school. They are made to fit neatly into tight spaces.

Customization for Compact Spaces:

Z lockers are often requested with customizable options for each customer. As a manufacturer, we are able to meet the customers’ needs by providing a selection of sizes that would match the available sizes and designs, which can mean that Z lockers can be bespoke than just standard sizes.

Seamless Integration:

The sleek and modern designs of Z lockers allow them to seamlessly integrate into various environments. Whether arranged in a large space or considerately positioned in small spaces, Z lockers improve the room’s aesthetic appeal without affecting the main purpose of the lockers – efficient storage.

Enhanced Accessibility:

The Z shape improves accessibility while also making the most of the available space. This is especially advantageous in environments such as leisure centres or commercial shared office spaces, where having quick and convenient access to personal belongings is essential.

Aesthetic Appeal:

Being compact doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the style. Z Lockers frequently have an eye-catching modern design. These lockers’ appealing features provide any setting with a touch of sophistication while maintaining a functional and visually pleasant atmosphere.


In the search for efficient storage solutions, there are a lot of benefits of Z Lockers, with a small footprint and maximised internal space emerge as an effective choice. For individuals trying to maximise storage in constrained places, their customizable features, adaptability, and smooth integration into various environments make them useful and advanced alternatives. Z lockers stand out as a tribute to creative and space-conscious design as we continue to value the aesthetics and usefulness in living and working environments.

Contact us today at 01284 530412 if you would like to speak to our team for more information about our Z lockers. Alternatively, get your quote here.

Helmsman NBS

What is NBS?

Here at Helmsman, we use National Building Specification (NBS) which provides construction specification information used by architects, engineers, and other building professionals to find the materials and products of construction projects.

NBS is an excellent way for you to specify the products we manufacture, once the products are specified, we have a team that will be providing you with quotes.

Helmsman NBS

Our NBS account provides information to potential customers, with an overview of who we are as a company, as we take pride in bespoke storage lockers and cubicles designed and manufactured to suit customer requirements and specifications.

Where do you specify Helmsman products?

On our profile, we have a variety of products we manufacture, such as lockers, cubicles, bench seating, vanity units as well as IPS (Integrated Plumbing System). Each product that is listed provides specification information, as well as features and benefits, and more information that is needed.

When you are on each product you can add the product to your spec. From adding the product to your specification, along with adding information, our designated team will be able to contact the customer to find more information before we provide a quote.

Partners of Helmsman

Here at Helmsman, we work closely with our suppliers of laminates to provide our customers with a high-quality laminate that would be aesthetically pleasing. Customers are welcome to mix and match laminate colours to create a vibrant appeal.

The laminates that we use are fire-tested and are completely safe and protected. The laminates are durable and hardwearing solutions for lockers and cubicles, giving you years of service whilst withstanding wear and tears.

Additionally, we closely work with lock companies, where we can offer our customers a variety of locker accessories from standard Camlocks to advanced smart locks. This provides a fantastic variety of locks that are reliable and secure with the user’s belongings.

Benefits of Helmsman Specified

Here at Helmsman, we have a variety of services that are provided for our customers.

  • CAD drawing
  • Design team
  • Designation specification manager
  • We offer samples on request.
  • Installation team
  • After-care – We provide an extensive selection of after-sales care and servicing to optimize optimal performance and the longest life cycle.

If you have a project where you need lockers, cubicles, benches, vanity units, or IPS, check out our NBS profile. Additionally, you can contact us today at sales@helmsman.co.uk or get your quote today!

Why You should Choose Heated Lockers?

Helmsman Heated Lockers

Heated lockers are becoming more relevant than ever as it has become more important for employees and employers to be more sustainable by the way we travel to work, so we can protect the environment in the long term.

Nonetheless, one of the most important things is having sustainable facilities. Instead of having damp clothes in the office, employees and employers can dry their belongings instantly and easily. For this purpose, we manufacture and supply heated lockers.

In this blog, we will be discussing about Helmsman’s heated lockers in further detail.


Heated lockers at Helmsman are available in a variety of sizes from our standard sizes and compartments as well as Z-shaped lockers, as well as being a manufacturing company we can provide bespoke sizes.

With metal or laminate doors are available depending on your aesthetic needs. Here at Helmsman, we have a wide range of colors.


At Helmsman, we supply our clients with the highest quality products by forming reliable relationships with suppliers who share our commitment to environmental responsibility. We also provide our customers with eco-friendly heating solutions.

We would want to concur that environmental concerns and world events have raised our awareness of environmental issues and allowed us to make eco-friendly decisions.


We provide heaters with single and twin tubes. Depending on your location, these lockers can be connected to a fused switch or a UK three-pin power outlet via wires. It is advised to wire lockers into a fused switch if there is a long run of lockers.

We manufacture the heated lockers to have a perforated base which allows the warm air to circulate inside the locker and perforated slots at the top which allows the damp air to flow out.

The heated lockers have an optional thermostat, 24-hour time control, and 3 different programmable time periods which allows you to control when the heating is being used within the lockers.


Here at Helmsman, we have an excellent range of locks. We have standard Camlock and Hasp locks to smart locks by Lowe & Fletcher as well as Ojmar, which are a fantastic choice of locks as they assure the users feel secure that their personal belongings are all safe, as well as smart locks can be in a public or private user mode, which means they can be set up for day use or permanently with one code.


Helmsman heated lockers are an excellent choice for sectors that have employees who commute to work, providing heated lockers, it is an ideal solution for when the environment is damp, and employees and employers are available to dry clothes in a secure environment.

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Reasons why smart lockers are more relevant

The use of smart lockers is becoming more relevant than ever as we work through the challenges of modern life. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of smart lockers and why in today’s fast-paced and increasingly technological, they are not just a convenience but also an essential.

Eco-friendly solutions:

In a time when environmental concerns are front of mind worldwide, smart lockers help to promote eco-friendly behaviour. These lockers reduce the carbon footprint associated with typical parcel delivery services by streamlining delivery routes and decreasing the need for redelivery efforts. Additionally, the material of the lockers in a variety of sectors from leisure lockers to commercial lockers, can also reduce the carbon emissions that were being used in the past, creating sustainable lockers.

Enhanced security

Security concerns have always been a top priority, and smart lockers increase the security of goods that are kept within the storage. Lockers are equipped with advanced locks to identify the users such as a one-time code, some locks are equipped with RFID wrist straps or RIFD fobs, which offer extra security against any theft or not permitted access.

Round-the-clock accessibility

The traditional 9 to 5 workday is gradually changing from the workforce. Smart locker’s 24/7 accessibility fits in perfectly with the active lifestyle of the modern person. Smart lockers guarantee that customers may access their items when it’s most convenient for them, whether it is to retrieve a package on the weekends or to take their belongings a few hours after working hours.


Smart lockers are becoming more than just a handy tool; they are an essential part of our everyday existence. The importance of smart lockers has recently increased as we overcome the challenges of a world that is changing rapidly. Technology provides a look into a future when technology not only improves our lives but plays a crucial part in how we interact with the environment around us, from contactless convenience to sustainable practices

Why You Should Choose Helmsman Bespoke Lockers

Who We Are

Helmsman Lockers & Cubicles is a family-run business with a long history in the manufacturing industry and a strong dedication to quality. It is one of the leading manufacturers and installers in the UK.

Strong family values and positive relationships have served as the foundation of the company, as seen by the long-serving employees, dependable suppliers, and repeat clients who come back to us with new projects. We feel that working as a team and benefiting from each person’s unique abilities can result in a company that is more valuable and effective than the sum of its parts.

Choosing bespoke lockers from us can offer several advantages to customers. Here are some reasons why you might prefer Helmsman bespoke lockers.


Enhanced Aesthetics

Branding and Design Integration – Bespoke lockers allow the customers to design the lockers to align with their company, such as the colour of the lockers.

Here at Helmsman, with our laminate lockers, we have suppliers where we can offer a range of colours from BioCarbon Laminate and Abet Laminati before we fabricate the lockers.


Security and Durability

Security Features – Helmsman bespoke lockers can be equipped with a variety of lock types, from digital to combination to standard Cam locks. The security of the locks is excellent as it assure that the users personal belongings are safe and secure.


Optimized Space Utilization

Maximized Storage Integration – Helmsman bespoke lockers can be manufactured to fit into any specific area since they can be customized and maximizing available space and guarantee effective use of space.

At Helmsman, we are specialists in manufacturing lockers to suit the specific needs of the client and the project.


Attention to Details – Bespoke lockers offer the advantage of an exquisite design. Clients can expect a greater level of attention to detail, guaranteeing that the lockers are not only durable and well-built but also practical.


Long-Term Cost Savings

Tailored Solutions – Although customer locks could be higher upfront costs, they can save money over time by meeting the specific demands and preventing the need for replacements or modifications.


Customer Support and Service:

Helmsman Service – providing custom lockers, enables us to offer more attentive service, we offer in-house design, where can be with you from the start.

Additionally, we provide an extensive selection of after-sales care and servicing to optimiase optimal performance and the longest life cycle. This can include ad hoc repairs as well as routine maintenance contracts.


Need any more convincing? Contact us today or fill in our quote form here.

A Guide to Leisure Lockers


Whether it’s a gym, a swimming centre, a spa, a stadium or a theme park, leisure lockers are essential for enhancing the overall experience for users using the leisure facilities. The lockers enhance the convenience, and organisation of leisure activities, in addition to the lockers offering a safe place for personal belongings.

We will dive into the world of leisure lockers in this in-depth guide, covering their varieties, features, maintenance advice, and ways they may enhance your leisure experience.

Section 1: Understanding Leisure Lockers

1.1 Type of Leisure Lockers

  • Traditional lockers with wrist strap keys
  • Z lockers
  • Smart lockers with digital locks
  • Family-sized lockers for group storage.

1.2 Materials and Durability

  • Solid-grade laminate doors and aluminium carcass.
  • For areas with high moisture and humidity – due to the material there are no risks of peeling, cracking, or delamination
  • At Helmsman we also offer a leisure locker that is manufactured with an aluminium body and the doors are PAR 10mm toughened coloured glass, with a roller coat pant finish inside the locker doors.


Section 2: Features That Matter

2..1 Digital Locking System

  • Combination locks, Ojmar OTS locks, Lowe & Fletcher Nimbus locks and many more accessories are available at Helmsman.
  • Enhancing the security and ease of use

2.2 Charging Stations

  • Within a dry area, having a destination with charging lockers to keep personal belongings such as mobile phones to be charged during leisure activities


Section 3: Maintenance and Safety

3.1 Cleaning and Hygiene

  • Regular locker maintenance is advised to maintain. Here at Helmsman, we provide O&M Manuals (Operation and Maintenance Manuals) so the customers always have guidance.

Section 4: Aesthetics and Customisation

4.1 Locker Designs

  • Having customised lockers with colours to match the theme of the place
  • Incorporating branding elements for a cohesive look


Section 5: Benefits of Quality Lockers

5.1 Enhanced Customer Satisfaction:

  • Providing a hassle-free experience for visitors
  • Building a positive reputation for leisure facilities

5.2 Improved Facility Management:

  • Streamlining operations with efficient locker systems
  • Reducing staff workload and enhancing overall productivity



Leisure lockers are an essential component of the whole leisure experience, rather than just a storage space. Investing in high-quality leisure lockers is a step towards improving patron satisfaction and creating an unforgettable leisure experience.

Here at Helmsman, we have an in-house design where we take pride in helping our customers bring their vision to life. We are here with you from the start.

If you have a project and you’re interested in our leisure lockers call us today at 01284530427 or get your quote.

Why do schools have lockers?


For many years, lockers have been widely seen in the educational sector, giving students a dedicated area to keep their belongings. Though they can appear to be straightforward metal or laminate storage spaces, lockers have several uses in schools other than just holding bags and books. We’ll consider the reasons why schools have lockers and how important these seemingly overlooked storage systems are to the educational process in the blog.

Organisation and efficience

Lockers provide the students an individual space to store their personal belongings and books, which helps them to maintain their organisation skills. This improves the efficiency of the learning environment as well as their daily routine. With students having a designated area for their belongings, students can efficiently and rapidly collect what they need for each lesson, reducing interruptions and extending the amount of time they spend learning.

Security for belongings

Students carry a range of personal belongings such as lunch, electronics, and PE (sports) uniforms. Lockers provide them with a safe space to keep their items during class hours, reducing the risk of loss or damage. This maintains the school community with security and trust while safeguarding the belongings of the pupils.

 Alleviating the burden of heavy backpacks

Throughout the day students who carry heavy backpacks full of textbooks, notebooks, and personal items, may cause students to experience back pains and discomfort. A solution for that would be provided by lockers, which give students a space to keep their stuff in between classes.

Preparing for future independence

The students that use lockers are better prepared for future events where organisation skills are essential. The capacity to manage one’s own area and possessions becomes more crucial as one may be heading to university or employment. These are vital life skills that are regularly practiced in lockers.


Lockers are more than just a basic storage space in schools, they are an essential part of establishing a welcoming and encouraging learning atmosphere. The provision of lockers enhances kids’ overall development by encouraging responsibility and organisation as well as a sense of safety and community.

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Unlocking Creativity: Design Ideas for Your Locker Room

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A plain area may be transformed into a stylish and comfortable location with the right design when it comes to designing a locker room that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. These creative design ideas may serve as inspiration for any project, whether it is remodeling a leisure centre, swimming pool or spa changing room, commercial offices, healthcare or even schools.

Why does locker room design matter?

Locker rooms serve as a personal sanctuary for individuals, making them an essential part of the facility. A well-designed locker room not only enhances users’ experience but also reflects on the overall atmosphere of the space.

Here are some creative design ideas tailored to optimize both functionality and aesthetics.

Colour psychology

Incorporate soothing colours like blues, greens, and wood effect to create a relaxing ambiance, whereas bright colours can add energy, while neutral tones provide enduring surroundings.

Furthermore, there is a variety of types of lockers such as Laminate lockers, metal lockers, staff lockers, and glass lockers. Glass lockers create a warm and luxurious feel with the gloss over the lockers, which is a great idea for spas changing rooms.

Eco-friendly elements

Purchasing lockers and cubicles with sustainable materials. Carbon-neutral lockers and cubicles are a great way to be sustainable as they reduce carbon emissions which helps the environment.

Privacy enhancements

Incorporate cubicles that enhance privacy between the individuals. This would ensure that they feel comfortable in the environment. Furthermore, lockers can keep the users secure and have peace of mind that their belongings are secure and safe.

Accessible Features

It’s ideal to have features such as seat stands, and benches for users who need to sit down rather than balancing when it comes to changing shoes, additionally having hooks in the lockers so they can hang up their personal belongings.

Conclusion: Elevate your locker room design

You can build a locker room that ticks both functional and aesthetic boxes by using these space-specific design concepts. When you embrace sustainability and originality, your locker room will turn into a place of security that benefits everyone who enters.

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