Gravel, plastic, general cargo or bulky goods – the storage requirements are as varied as the building materials themselves. The individual goods differ not only in size, quantity and weight; their storage requirements are fundamentally different, from simple outdoor storage to storage in an insulated building with special protection against condensation. Block stacking and floor storage are used just as much as racking or high-bay facilities. In addition, storage is subject to strong seasonal fluctuations.
In recent months, prices for building materials have once again risen significantly. Builder’s merchants cannot pass every price increase on to customers, so savings have to be sought in other areas. At the same time, the need for fast, short-term building solutions has increased as companies want to increase their stock range and keep more goods in stock given the difficult procurement situation.
Temporary buildings beat steel buildings
For the building materials trade, which not only procures and stores the building materials but also picks them as required, it’s essential to choose the right building solution. Temporary buildings offer significant savings potential compared to steel buildings. They are quick to erect and are flexibly scalable. They can be used at short notice as simple transitional buildings to accommodate less sensitive goods from steel buildings so that expensive pallet storage spaces there can be used for other requirements. When the temporary building is no longer needed, it can – unlike a welded steel building – simply be dismantled and reassembled elsewhere. In this case, renting the building is particularly suitable. With the right fixtures and fittings, however, temporary buildings are also a cost-effective, long-lasting storage solution for building materials with special storage requirements.
Temporary buildings from Herchenbach are erected in a modular construction system. The planning time is short, the assembly time for constructing 1000 m² of building is about one week.
Protection for temperature-insensitive goods: Safe from rain and hail in the non-insulated warehouse
Robust bulk materials can be stored outdoors. For goods that are not temperature-sensitive but still require weather protection, non-insulated warehouses with walls made of robust trapezoidal sheet metal offer an affordable solution. They not only protect the building materials from rain; the roof tarpaulin made of highly tear-resistant industrial PVC also provides protection from hail. The building height can be configured within the modular system. For floor storage of goods with low stackability, low-height temporary buildings are an affordable solution.
Condensation protection for wood and plaster: Interior tarpaulin
If there’s one thing building materials such as wood or plaster need above all, it’s to stay dry. Dry storage is essential to ensure the quality of the materials over long periods of time. Several additional products can be easily installed in the temporary building to meet the special storage requirements of moisture-sensitive building materials.
An inner tarpaulin can be inserted under the roofing to prevent dripping from the roof. This ensures that any condensation can only diffuse to the outside, protecting the stored goods. Condensation protection is included in the insulated roof tarpaulin as standard.
Heated storage for temperature-sensitive goods: Wall cladding with ISO panels
If it is worth heating the building because temperature-sensitive building materials are stored there or because work will be carried out there over long periods of time for picking, for example, wall cladding made of insulated panels is recommended. These sandwich panels – just like the trapezoidal sheets used in the non-insulated storage – are fixed in the aluminium profiles and offer excellent heat transfer values.
Herchenbach's quick-assembly buildings are not just rapidly erected. By configuring them accordingly, they can also be easily adapted to the special storage requirements of different building materials. Thanks to their modular design, they are suitable as a temporary solution when more storage space is needed at short notice. Afterwards, they can be completely dismantled and the individual parts reused in a new building construction. As ‘permanent structures’, they are certified for a service life of up to 50 years.
As a full-service provider for the industry, Herchenbach can draw on expertise from thousands of building construction projects. Customers benefit from a personal contact person, optimised processes and customer service that is ready to respond to any construction-related queries and which remains available after the handover of the keys.