Longspan Shelving for UK home & leisure superstore in Sheffield
We were contracted to install 25 bays of Longspan Shelving into this leading UK home & leisure superstore in Sheffield.
They met our designers and discussed ideas of how they wanted the layout to be for their warehouse picking area on top of the mezzanine floor. We then came up with the most cost effective solution to meet their requirements.
What is longspan shelving?
Longspan shelving is basically a scaled down version of pallet racking. It comprises of two uprights or frames that are connected together by pairs of beams with chipboard decks on to create a bay of shelving with different levels of shelf heights. It is most commonly used for the practical storage of hand loaded items in stockrooms, warehouses, workshops and factories.
Once the order was received we installed 25 bays of longspan shelving. Each bay was 2,500mm high x 900mm deep x 2,700mm wide, complete with four shelf levels per bay. Each shelf level would be decked with 25mm chipboard and one deck support bar to help achieve a maximum loading capacity of 450kg.
Three of the shelving bays backed onto the stairwell and open edge of the mezzanine floor, so for safety reasons we installed mesh panels to the back of each of these bays to prevent stock items from falling off the shelving onto anyone below. We also provided spreader plates under each foot of the shelving to spread the loading out evenly across the mezzanine floor.
We completed the install with our longspan shelving load notices, which give guidelines on how the shelving should be loaded and the correct procedures if the employees notice something is wrong.
This longspan shelving system was installed in two working days with minimal disruption to their normal day-to-day business activities.