New Bulk Stores - Raising the bar

How high do you want to go? If you answered this question 30 years ago it was in feet and inches and probably less than 10! Today the answer might well be in metres but will still (probably) be less than 10.

The cost of building a new bulk storage facility depends on a number of factors. Minimising the building footprint is obviously a consideration and basic principals suggest that the optimal shape for the store would be a cube. Obviously this is very rarely the most cost effective solution - doors into the store always introduce a compromise. Higher walls can often be a route towards cost savings and there has been a progressive creep upwards over the years.

ACP Concrete offer a range of precast concrete panels to suit various applications and wall heights. The recent change in building design codes has resulted in a complete re-evaluation of the company's products and the introduction of a new super panel offering a massive performance leap. The new 280mm thick wall panels raise the bar on potential wall heights. ACP's Design Engineer Gareth Roberts explains "Our company history goes back over 180 years, these new 280mm panels offer designers the opportunity to explore new building layouts our predecessors would have thought impossible."

In some ways these new developments are not unlike the relentless increase in machinery size and performance. The modern bulk store needs to keep pace with the size and efficiency of modern machinery to minimise the unit storage cost. ACP is not only able to offer the greatest range and capacity of wall panels, but now adds the greatest performance wall panel to maintain its position as market leader.

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