Coloured 14m Retractable Hose Reel

Exclusive to DELRICO™.  Ideal for smaller gardens, the 14m retractable garden hose reel feels right at home on balconies, villas, patios and courtyards. Our unique layering system works to keep every garden looking neat and tidy by layering the retractable garden hose back when you finish watering – which means no tangles, no mess, no accidents, no stress!

  • Brass / alloy fireman’s nozzle, complete with brass piston, brass adaptor, stainless steel spring and clasp.
  • Solid brass internal shaft delivers perfect pressure every time
  • Burst-free solid brass connectors – one with a stop valve.
  • Solid brass twist nozzle.
  • Sold brass 3/4” – 1” tap adaptor.
  • 2m leader hose (or if you prefer, custom lengths can be made to order).
  • Attached powder coated bracket and all associated hardware, including the 8mm bit.
  • 14m of high-quality hose manufactured to REACH certification. Lead and BPA free.
  • Plugs for all external screwholes

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The coloured 14m retractable hose reel

All good gardeners need a retractable garden hose reel they can rely on – one that’s up to any task you throw at it. Along with the comfort of a full 48month warranty. That’s where the Custom Coloured DELRICO™ 14m retractable garden hose reel comes in. Designed right here in Australia to suit our conditions, this high-quality hose reel is made of tough stuff and is ready to work with you, not against you, to make watering your garden an easy, safe and enjoyable experience every time. Getting your hands on a DELRICO™ retractable hose reel is easy thanks to our streamlined ordering process – simply ‘add to cart’ and follow the steps. Once it’s yours, the retractable garden hose reel comes with everything you need to begin living the DELRICO™ hose dream and installation is simple.

Installation instructions

We’ve made the installation process as simple as possible by supplying all required materials and step-by-step instructions with your DELRICO™ retractable garden hose reel . Here’s how it’s done:

  • Mark the two eyelet holes.
  • Screw in the supplied stainless steel screws.
  • Lift your bracket and seat it on the screws and tighten.
  • Turn the tap on and you’re good to go – happy hosing!

Since it’s wall-mounted and can be pushed 180 degrees, this reel can sit flush against your wall if needed – neat and sleek.

The locking system

The DELRICO™ 14m retractable garden hose reel locking system is equally reliable and a joy to use. It locks and unlocks whenever you want, doing away with the limitation of pulling a certain length of hose to release the lock, or silently waiting to hear that ‘click’.

What’s your colour?

DELRICO™ is proud to offer Australia’s only colour-matched retractable garden hose reel . Our 14m reel is now available in over 85+  Colorbond® or Dulux® colours of your choice, ready to be matched to your existing fence, roof, guttering or downpipes. Alternatively, we’ll help you track down that special colour that coordinates perfectly with your business premises, promotional or marina.

Not your ordinary house paint

We turned to a paint chemist to assist us in the creation of this very special paint and the results speak for themselves. This paint will NOT fade and will be around for many many years to come. They truly are a statement! Over 85+ glossy, gorgeous tones to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect colour for you and they won’t chalk up like your common reels. All our custom coloured hose reels are disassembled, prepped, sprayed and baked, then reassembled on our Sydney premises –you’ll just need to allow up to 10 days for processing your preferred colour, plus freight to your specified destination.  It's well worth the wait!

Click here to view the range, or call into our showroom to check it out for yourself today. Please note, the images shown have been reproduced to represent the actual colour as accurately as possible. But we would recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the colour before purchasing, as light conditions, printing process variations and computer screen resolutions may affect colour tones.


Model name: 14m Retractable Hose Reel
Model number: DEL-14W
Material: Reel casing PP (polypropylene). Bracket of powdercoated steel. Hose material PVC (manufactured to REACH specifications, lead and BPA free). Screws (stainless steel). Plugs (plastic).
Fireman's nozzle: Yes – complete with brass piston, brass adaptor, stainless steel spring and clasp.
Casing fasteners: Stainless steel screws
Casing screwhole plugs: Yes
Connectors and fittings: Burst free rubber encased, solid brass connectors (one with stop valve ), solid brass tap adaptor 3/4" – 1"
Mounted hose reel dimensions: W190mm, L (with bracket) 540mm, H320mm
Weight: 6kg
Hose length: 14m
Hose size: 12mm ID, 2mm wall thickness
Maximum pressure: 150psi
Maximum water temperature: 60°C
Wall mounted: Yes
Leader hose (reel to tap): 2m
Internal solid brass shaft: Yes
Internal 'O' rings: 2
Stainless steel hose clamps: Yes
Retraction power: Tension spring
UV stabilisers: Yes
Tools required: Philips screwdriver, drill
Drill bit: Yes, 8mm included
Water tank friendly: Yes (pressure is dependant on your pump's horsepower)

The Delrico Difference

We decided that we needed a system that could handle whatever you threw at it. We went about solving the issue of internal leaking on hose reels. Being a big fan of brass we settled on making the connectivity between the in / out of water flow in solid brass. This means that there is no expansion of plastic under pressure, hence no internal leaking. To back it up we steered away from the common solution of installing 1 or 2 “O” rings and settled on 4. Overall this results in our reels handling and delivering perfect pressure every time.

We also needed a system that was easy for our customers to use, so we set about completely redesigning the traditional “ click click “ of locking systems and making a lock system that once you stopped, it locked. When you walked again, it released……….simple and yet very effective. Our 28mtr SRS ( Slow Return System ) was a challenge in the fact that we had to make it safe so that if anyone accidentally let the reel go, it would slow down to a safer pace without “ whipping “ in and becoming dangerous like other reels on the market. Now our 28mtr is considered by professionals as the safest on the market.

When the weight of coils of hose on top of each other, combined with water inside, the first layer of hose will get crushed and will restrict the flow of water. This is a common occurrence on all other reels out in the marketplace. They have all been manufactured with a mild steel “ weight support” spring. This results in the spring rusting out and collapsing the hose on top of each other restricting water flow and clogging your spray equipment. ( our very early models were guilty of this ). Installing a 100% stainless steel spring fixed the problem and will never break or release.

Overall we believe we have designed and manufactured the safest and most user-friendly retractable hose reel on the market. We design for longevity and are very much against plastics going in to landfill, its why we can service, repair & replace any parts on and within our reels.

After all, we designed it, we can service it!

Our solid brass shafts
100% stainless steel spring
These are just some of the parts that make up our unique locking and SRS system.

Nesting Nasties?

We have all seen the stain running down from the screwholes on some hose reels in the garden. No, it is definitely not rust on Delrico hose reels as ALL our external screws are Stainless Steel.

The culprit is usually a mud wasp and usually around large gum trees. What we have done on our coloured reels is to put plugs in the screwholes so that this will block the wasp from making a nest in your reel. Only available on our coloured reels as they are fully assembled here in Sydney.

Here is an extract on exactly what they are and do:

If you hear a wasp buzzing loudly in your garden or find a wasp's nest under your eaves or attached to your house or shed, don't panic. They may be Mud dauber Wasps which look a bit scary with their bright yellow and dark black colouring, but are actually quite harmless and non-aggressive if you leave them alone. Like all wasps, if they feel threatened, they will give a painful sting, so best to observe them from a distance.

During April, Mud dauber Wasps have finished mating and are preparing to fly off to warmer places to hibernate over the winter. They live all over Australia in forests, woodland and urban gardens and parks.

Unlike social wasps, these large insects are solitary. They come in many colours and sizes but many are black or black and orange. The female alone builds its nest of mud or clay, which looks a little like a swallow's nest with a narrow neck. She emits a high pitched buzz while working the nest, which helps to distribute the mud evenly.

She will often attach it to a tree trunk or a building, wherever it finds shelter from the weather. Some species prefer hollows, just to be safe, and may choose a dry pipe or any hollow gardening tools left around. Occasionally, you might have a wasp building a whole series of nests in a row, and you may see her skills and technique improve from one to the next.

Once the nest is finished, the female Mud dauber hunts out spiders, paralysing them and returning to the nest where she lays an egg on them and seals the entrance. Inside, the egg will hatch and the larvae will eat the food and pupate. When it emerges as an adult wasp, it will chew its way out of the cell.

Mud daubers are great to have around your garden as they will control spider and bug numbers. They are not aggressive and will only sting if handled. So as long as you give them some space and let them go about their business, they won't bother you.

These wasps are good for your plants too. Adult Mud dauber Wasps feed on nectar and pollen from flowers and native plants. In doing so, they are great pollinators.

Breeding season is the only time Mud daubers spend around each other. Unlike other social wasps, bees and ants, Mud daubers live largely solitary lives. If you spot one, relax in the knowledge that you most likely won't be meeting a swarm any time soon.

Even if you don't have a nest in your backyard you can still see mud wasps visiting as they feed on nectar and drink water. You may also see a Spider Wasp dragging a spider much larger than itself back to its underground nest to feed its offspring.

Did you know?

Only female Mud dauber Wasps have stingers. The female's stinger is in the same body part as the ovipositor, which is the needle-like tube they use to lay their eggs.


Think twice before calling the pest control people if you spot a wasp nest around your place. Do a bit of research first, as you may just find out that your new backyard buddy is actually a harmless native who is very helpful in the garden - like the Mud dauber Wasp.