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Block Dock Wide Matt White is just right for everyone and everywhere

Block Dock Wide - White

Regular price $30

This Block Dock is made from aluminium and is powder-coated in hardwearing, long-lasting paint. Just give it a clean in the shower with your finger from time to time and you’re done. It doesn’t get easier than that. Better to keep it out of the dishwasher – anyway, that takes much longer!

It’s light as a feather so great for taking on the road, across the sea or up in the air. Including the suction cup, this Block Dock weighs less than 30 grams! And as you can see, this just-the-right-white is winning!

This Block Dock vertical soap dish is Wide size. It fits bars up to 4cm in depth – the shortest side of your bar. It’s a good fit for Ethique Shampoo and Bodywash bars, SimpleNakedSoap bars, Fair + Square Soapery bars, Dr Bronner’s, Dirty Hippie shampoo bars and all other wide bars and it holds all slim ones safely. If your bar is extra wide, long or heavy it’s easier to use and lasts longer if cut in two.

A suction cup comes with each Block Dock to enable wall mounting. It WILL adhere to glass, acrylic, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and mirror. It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. Please be sure to read our tips for how to get the best from your Block Docks and Bars (link below) including solutions for suction cup sucking!

With the Block Dock vertical soap dish and shampoo bar with suction your bathing and beauty routines will be better by bar!

  • How to Get the Best From Your Block Dock & Bars (DEFO read)

    We are committed to long life, low waste solutions. The Block Dock Vertical Soap Dish as an evergreen solution made in 304 stainless steel or in powdercoated aluminium (depending which one you choose). It's designed for bathroom conditions and will stay in tip top condition if you wipe it clean from time to time (by finger or cloth, it's your choice) and dry it off completely on occasion.

    The stainless steel Block Docks are dishwasher safe (sans suction cup). Better to keep the Aluminium out of the dishwasher though - it's not designed for in there. Both Block Docks are 100% recyclable at end of life, though not the suction cup sadly.  

    The Suction Cup

    While the Block Dock can stand upright on any flat surface, it does its best work when side mounted on non-textured walls with its suction cup. Ready to attach the Block Dock? You need to know this:

    It WILL adhere to glass, acrylic, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and mirror.

    It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. If your glass has been coated with water stain protectant, it's not likely to suction to that either.

    Each Block Dock is shipped with one 52mm pvc suction cup. Wipe the surface you intend to adhere the Block Dock to*. Wet the back and press hard where you want it. When you want to change the location just lift the small tag and the suction will break. 

    *For some surfaces you'll be best to use isopropyl alcohol on the wall surface and the back of the suction cup. Pop the suction cup up by itself and leave it overnight. Then slot the Block Dock onto it the next day through the keyhole. After you know it will stay, add your bar and you're away laughing. 

    If your surface won't suction (e.g. textured tiles, paint) then try a 3M wet/dry strip available at Storage Box or a hardware store, or if your surface allows it, a suitably sized flat head screw.  The surface needs to be flat/non-textured or the suction cup won't be able to form the vacuum it needs to adhere and stay strong. The most recently made Block Docks have some additional multipurpose holes in the back - for screws, for threading a cable tie, stainless wire, ribbon or whatever you have through so you can tie it to your shower rail or some other fixture in the event the suction cup just won't work for you. I've also had success hanging it from the hook on my shower curtain!

    To remove the suction cup just lift the small tag on the edge to break the vacuum.

    If you have a Shower Dome, you'll want to give your bars some time outside the shower to harden. Constant moisture is an enemy of bars and the shower dome environment can be brutal. Your Block Docks will adhere to the outside of your shower though, and I'd recommend you grab an extra suction cup to put in your external storage location and just move the Block Dock and bar to that place now and again to give your bar a chance to resolidify.

    Block Dock Placement

    Water is the mortal enemy of soap. So, to make sure your bar lasts and lasts, pick a location to suction your Block Dock which is outside the direct water spray. For example, above and to the side of the shower head - but still reachable. Where you can, wet yourself then use your dry bar straight from the Block Dock. It doesn't need extra time under water. Pop it back in your Dock to drain.

    In basins and sinks find a spot inside the bowl at the back near the faucet but not in direct line of the water. This placement keeps your surfaces clear and makes washing your hands clean and simple.    

    We appreciate your efforts to reduce plastic waste and wish you happy times with your Block Dock and bars.

     

  • Shipping & Packaging

    FREE NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA SHIPPING FOR ORDERS $120 AND OVER

     Kia ora

    We have a few shipping options for you to choose from at checkout and have kept prices as low as possible. 

    We ship throughout NZ and Australia. 

    We recently added shipping options for orders up to NZ$250 for USA, Canada, UK and France. We have tracked and not tracked options. Neither include local customs fees if any (buyer's responsibiity) and are sent at the buyer's risk.

    If you are from beyond those shores, email me and I'll will work out the price for your destination if it's possible.

    These are the prices for everyday-sized orders:

    Courier Post Tracked - Urban $5.00 

    Courier Post Tracked - Rural Delivery $8.90

    We offer free New Zealand and Australia shipping for orders $120 and over 

    Australia (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked) $10.00

    Australia (NZ Post Courier Tracked) $30.00

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $30.00

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post Courier Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $65.00

    If you have a greater than household sized order planned or for some reason you need a different arrangement contact me clare@theblockdock.co.nz  before placing your order. 

    OUR PACKAGING

    Like the product, its packaging is simple and sensible.

    After the Stainless Steel Block Docks arrive South from our New Zealand manufacturer I engage the services of the crew at Southland disAbility Enterprises to make their final preparations for sale. The team do a great job, and I really love being able to support them in my own small way. Very occasionally something might go awry. In that instance just drop me a note and I'll sort it. Each Stainless Steel Block Dock gets matched with a suction cup, wrapped in paper and packed in an embossed kraft box (no printing).

    Aluminium Block Docks (the coloured ones) come in the box with a suction cup, wrapped in tissue until Christmas and after that they'll be packed nude. The wrapping has no real duty since they have a very hard-wearing surface and won't scratch each other if there's two in a box. In the interests of not making waste (even if actually biodegradable), I'll be ditching the individual wrap for these ones. If it honestly matters to you then drop me a note in your order and I'll wrap it before popping in the box. For me, nude is the new black wherever it can be!

    The Block Dock box is designed to cope with some moisture so you can use it as storage for quick trips if you like (bearing in mind it won't stand up to those rigours forever).

    Where I can I'll usually fit two Block Docks in one box but if you particularly want one per box please let me know in your order or by email. Through November - December I'll automatically do one per box (except for the Duos). So you can add your gift tag and your wrapping is done!

    The Block Dock box(es) then go in a certified home compostable trackpak sized to suit. Our labels aren't yet compostable unfortunately - so they need to be cut from the trackpak before composting it. 

    Only your products will be in your shipment. All other information is on the website and you are welcome to email us with questions and feedback. Your order will be confirmed by email and its shipping info will be notified (tracked in NZ but not in standard shipping for Australia). 

    Our supporting information is easily accessed online so please check it out - before and again after you buy if you need to.

    Why You Should Use Block Docks & Bars [5 Reasons]

    How to Get the Best From Your Block Dock & Bars

    How to use a Shampoo Bar

    Please message or email us with feedback or questions. All is welcomed.

    Because I live in a small rural town, in the beautiful 'Riviera of the South' in New Zealand, it can take a little longer for shipping to get underway. I'll do my best but I can't guarantee arrival times. Over summer I'll be dispatching from Nelson, New Zealand. I use NZ Post services because they are 100% New Zealand owned, but I won't use their bags until they go home-compostable!

    Australian cousins, sometimes your local AusPost likes to hold on to your parcel for no known reason. If 10 working days passes since your shipping notifcation, it pays to pop in or call and ask them if they have it. It's fair to say that the NZPost/AusPost Combo is no Speedy Gonzales, so I ask for your understanding upfront.

    Over the busy season of Christmas, things will only get slower so please, please sort your Christmas shopping in November. December will be a gamble for us all and I'm powerless to guarantee anything!

    Thank you for using bars and ordrering Block Docks to store them. I'd love to see your review on our website and a pic of your Block Dock on location. Please send one here when you're ready.

    Be well, 

    Clare 

     

     

     

     

     

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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L.J.
Great product

I'm really pleased with my Block Dock. It attaches easily to my shower and works perfectly to keep my body wash bar in good condition. The design allows the bar to 'dry" properly between uses so I'm not wasting product. No more plastic bottles of body wash. I also bought socks for my daughters to include in their Christmas presents they are both aiming for zero plastic and I know will be very happy with the Block Dock. Love the fact its locally made keep up the good work.

C
C.M.
Love it!

Saw the Block Dock in YH&G mag and thought it was a great idea - loved the fact it was locally made. Am about to buy another for Xmas gift!

M
M.R.
Neat and tidy

Now that we are using shampoo bars and soap bars only, we don’t need that clunky shower caddy!
The block dock delivers as promised - it looks good, hardly takes up any space, keeps the shampoo/soap bars from washing away quickly, and stays clean. Plus, you’ve gotta love it when you position a suction cup and it stays in place!
I bought 5 - for my shampoo and conditioner, my partner’s shampoo, our face soap, and our body soap.
Highly recommend.

T
T.R.
Awesome wee product!

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone using bar soap/shampoo. So much better than the classic soap dish!

A
A.S.
Best soap dish yet.

I have purchased several of these they are just perfect for keeping all the block soaps, shampoos etc dry when storing in an enclosed shower I no longer have to remember to take them out each time to dry.

J
J.W.
Block Dock

Highly recommend this product. Works perfectly. Website is simple to use and delivery was very fast.

N
N.

Block docks are working well on my subway tile shower wall, blending in perfectly and a tidy way to manage the soap.

D
D.
Does a great job

Ordered easily, delivery was swift, stuck it on the shower wall and its working perfectly!

S
S.
Best bar storage option!

I tried 3 different (recommended) ways to store my bars in the shower, but they would always stay damp and melt fast. The block dock works sooo much better that I have just bought another one!

K
K.J.
block dock

works great

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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L.J.
Great product

I'm really pleased with my Block Dock. It attaches easily to my shower and works perfectly to keep my body wash bar in good condition. The design allows the bar to 'dry" properly between uses so I'm not wasting product. No more plastic bottles of body wash. I also bought socks for my daughters to include in their Christmas presents they are both aiming for zero plastic and I know will be very happy with the Block Dock. Love the fact its locally made keep up the good work.

C
C.M.
Love it!

Saw the Block Dock in YH&G mag and thought it was a great idea - loved the fact it was locally made. Am about to buy another for Xmas gift!

M
M.R.
Neat and tidy

Now that we are using shampoo bars and soap bars only, we don’t need that clunky shower caddy!
The block dock delivers as promised - it looks good, hardly takes up any space, keeps the shampoo/soap bars from washing away quickly, and stays clean. Plus, you’ve gotta love it when you position a suction cup and it stays in place!
I bought 5 - for my shampoo and conditioner, my partner’s shampoo, our face soap, and our body soap.
Highly recommend.

T
T.R.
Awesome wee product!

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone using bar soap/shampoo. So much better than the classic soap dish!

A
A.S.
Best soap dish yet.

I have purchased several of these they are just perfect for keeping all the block soaps, shampoos etc dry when storing in an enclosed shower I no longer have to remember to take them out each time to dry.

J
J.W.
Block Dock

Highly recommend this product. Works perfectly. Website is simple to use and delivery was very fast.

N
N.

Block docks are working well on my subway tile shower wall, blending in perfectly and a tidy way to manage the soap.

D
D.
Does a great job

Ordered easily, delivery was swift, stuck it on the shower wall and its working perfectly!

S
S.
Best bar storage option!

I tried 3 different (recommended) ways to store my bars in the shower, but they would always stay damp and melt fast. The block dock works sooo much better that I have just bought another one!

K
K.J.
block dock

works great

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Block Dock User Reviews

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Great product

I'm really pleased with my Block Dock. It attaches easily to my shower and works perfectly to keep my body wash bar in good condition. The design allows the bar to 'dry" properly between uses so I'm not wasting product. No more plastic bottles of body wash. I also bought socks for my daughters to include in their Christmas presents they are both aiming for zero plastic and I know will be very happy with the Block Dock. Love the fact its locally made keep up the good work.

Love it!

Saw the Block Dock in YH&G mag and thought it was a great idea - loved the fact it was locally made. Am about to buy another for Xmas gift!

Neat and tidy

Now that we are using shampoo bars and soap bars only, we don’t need that clunky shower caddy!
The block dock delivers as promised - it looks good, hardly takes up any space, keeps the shampoo/soap bars from washing away quickly, and stays clean. Plus, you’ve gotta love it when you position a suction cup and it stays in place!
I bought 5 - for my shampoo and conditioner, my partner’s shampoo, our face soap, and our body soap.
Highly recommend.

Sibling peace

No more squabbles over the state of the soap or having to share.

Space Saver

I really like my new block docks in the shower. They keep my soaps tidy and dry. I will be ordering more for my second bathroom.