Of course, once you’ve created your ultimate shed, you’ll want to roll your sleeves up and rip into your personal project. But an impressive workspace is nothing without a well-organized, highquality range of tools to help you get the job done as efficiently as possible. “You’re only as good as your tools,” as they say in the classics.
This is where Teng Tools comes in. With around 3000 Teng Tools products available in New Zealand, the team cover almost every kind of tool you could possibly need for your garage — from socket sets, torque wrenches, and specialized service tools, right through to screwdrivers, spanners, pliers, and impact tools.
The team also produce storage systems so that you can avoid those ‘where on earth did I leave it?’ scenarios. In fact, Teng Tools make 20 different kinds of tool cases and toolboxes, and more than 120 different kinds of interlocking tool trays, meaning that they can provide storage solutions that cater to the individual — from those who spend every waking moment in their garage, to those who just enjoy the casual weekend tinkering session.
It goes without saying that the tools offered by Teng Tools are of a very high quality. All tools produced by the
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brand are designed to either meet or exceed stringent international standards for tools, including those set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN). Every tool across the range also comes with its own individual lifetime guarantee. Marketing manager Stephen Cole is quick to back up the claim. “Our range and our quality are second to none — but you’re not going to pay the earth for it. The service and backup that we offer is also outstanding. From time to time, things do break, but we’re very fair in how we categorize any breakages according to our standard lifetime warranty, which spans our whole range.”
And it’s not just Stephen who gives these endorsements. Teng Tools’ products are used by the New Zealand Defence Force, Fonterra, and many other major national and international companies including Swedish supercarmanufacturer Koenigsegg, as well as world-class brands like Volvo and Bentley! Teng Tools is a truly global brand.
We’re all familiar with the joy a simple afternoon of working on your automotive project can produce, but that joy is always that little bit sweeter when you’re utilizing a set of tools capable of working as hard as you are. But it’s Stephen who explains it best.
“People get that sense of enjoyment from working on your own vehicle or motorcycle, and if you’ve got the right tools for the job, it makes the process a lot easier and a lot more satisfying. And that’s where a brand like Teng Tools fits in, because our range is so vast that you’ll always have something there that’ll suit what you’re doing.”
What are the ‘must-haves’ that come to mind when you consider your dream garage or workshop? Perhaps a large space, the best tools and equipment, or the best security — chances are, carpeting won’t have made the cut.
And it’s a common misconception that carpets and garages are mutually exclusive — carpet your garage, and you can’t store or work on your car in it.
However, as Andrew Pegler from Installed. points out, this is not the case at all. “Carpeting can turn your garage into a safe, warm, comfortable, and multipurpose space for yourself and your car. A lot of people don’t even know it [workshop-specific carpet] exists until they see it.” he says.
“It’s 100-per-cent waterproof, so it doesn’t rot or smell, and won’t get slippery like concrete when it’s wet. We’re commonly asked about oil leaks or spills too, and it’s so easy to clean — put some sawdust down, dry it out, and vacuum it up. It really is a carpet for you, your family, and your car.”
It’s also durable — “We get asked a lot about how durable the carpet is,” Andrew states. “Autex, the manufacturer, installed the product in a fire station 38 years ago, and it’s still there. Sure, it looks like it’s had 38 years of fire station use, but it’s still there doing what it was designed to.
“It’s manufactured sustainably here in New Zealand, and because the product is bound with heat rather than chemicals, it is totally family-friendly,” Andrew says. In addition, it’s cost-effective — especially when compared with the cost of residential carpeting — but can completely transform your garage into an inviting, homely space. It’s merely a matter of seeing beyond the misconception of carpets in garages.