Cardok: the Ultimate in Off-Road Parking
The first question that sprang to mind when the Cardok brochure arrived in the Classic Driver office, is why more owners of valuable vehicles don’t use this parking system. But then we realised: perhaps they do. How would you ever know?
Cardok is a delightfully clever solution to parking your cherished automobiles. Whether you have a house in central London or an estate in the country, it can be difficult to find a space that’s secure – protecting the car from both thieves and the weather – and which doesn’t detract from the landscape. (Amazingly, not everyone thinks a GT3 Porsche or Rolls-Royce Phantom enhances the look of your drive.) We think the Cardok solution is perfect.
The pictures describe the product better than words ever could but, basically, it’s an underground garage with a hydraulically operated lift. The Cardok is claimed to be ‘virtually impregnable’, certainly more secure than a normal garage, and in the lowered position you’d never guess it was there at all.
Built to order, the Cardok is supplied as a fully assembled unit within a watertight tank. We’re told that the hydraulic lifting device is ‘virtually silent’ and extremely energy-efficient, requiring about the same energy to run through one cycle as it does to boil an electric kettle. There’s even a small back-up generator, so you can still access your car in a power cut. The ‘hold-to-run’ remote control ensures safety, and raises or lowers the parking platform in less than 30 seconds.
Perhaps there are Cardoks all over the country, tucked away so discreetly that we don’t even know they’re there...
To learn more, visit www.cardok.co.uk or call +44(0)117 315 8560 for a free-of-charge feasibility study.
Cardok Marketing Ltd
St Nicholas House
31-34 High Street
Bristol BS1 2AW
Tel: +44(0)117 315 8560
Fax: +44(0)117 981 1307
Email: [email protected]
Text - Charis Whitcombe
Photos - Cardok
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