Sustainability is primarily offered by buildings, which are able to adapt to the user’s individual needs without a substantial loss of materials - such as our temporary buildings. They are assembled from modular systems. This means the following for our customers: Their logistics building project can be set up swiftly while also being tailored in line with their specific requirements. With the greatest level of flexibility in mind, Herchenbach not only offers the option to purchase buildings but also to rent them and even extend them at a later date. The warehouse is only used for as long as it is actually needed. It can then be fully dismantled without a trace and the surface is available for an alternative use.
If the building is no longer required, it can be fully dismantled into its individual parts. The aluminium and steel components are constructed in such a way that they can be reused in another project. This also applies for trapezoidal sheets and ISO panels. Even the textile roofing made of a highly tear-resistant membrane, which is coated with a weatherproof PVC, can be reused in another warehouse. This is not just a cost-effective option for customers, but also an environmentally-friendly approach when it comes to implementing more warehouse space
Aluminium offers natural corrosion protection. As aluminium reacts with air to form aluminium oxide, a very thin extremely solid protective coating is immediately formed. The coating is impermeable to air and water. As such, the material is protected against corrosion by this natural coating. Similarly to other buildings, our warehouses are also designed in accordance with EN 1991 for so-called “permanent use” over a service life of at least 50 years.
Indeed, the energy required to produce aluminium is high, as it is for other building materials, such as steel or cement. However once our components and accessory parts have been produced, they can be 100 per cent recycled time and time again. This is facilitated by the fact that Herchenbach works with a unique high-strength alloy for all aluminium parts. Even in the case of cutting, materials are not lost as residual materials can be returned to the manufacturing cycle.
If the on-site surface is suitable for anchoring with ground spikes, they are the most common, cost-effective and sustainable form of attachment. While cement production for foundations is not environmentally friendly due to its high level of power consumption, the recyclable ground spike is converted to natural material such as gravel. This not only conserves the environment - but also your time and money.
Columns and girts made of steel or concrete for a warehouse are cumbersome and heavy – meaning that a number of trucks are needed on the road. All the better, if weight and therefore fuel can be saved during transport. Aluminium certainly has the competitive edge here while offering the same stability. Aluminium columns weigh just a third of the comparable steel columns – as well as offering a very high level of stability.
A highly tear-resistant membrane is used for the roofing which is coated with weatherproof PVC. It not only protects the stored goods against wind and rain, but is also distinguished by its translucency. Even if the sky is filled with clouds threatening to rain, an illuminance level of 500 lux is enabled inside the building. As such, lighting is not required during the day. At the same time, the warehouse protects against 99% of UVA and UVB radiation and therefore protects your stored goods against the sun.