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What are the best industrial shelving units?

The industrial environment is unlike any other which means any shelving being installed needs to be able to withstand the tough demands placed upon it. Shelving styles that work well in the home or in an office won’t necessarily be the best option for your warehouse or industrial space. Below are some of the best and most popular industrial shelving units currently in use today.

Rivet shelving

This type of shelving can be easily installed within the warehouse and its steel structure ensures it remains stable and secure when put to use. You will see it largely used in storage rooms, warehouse and industrial units. The benefits of using rivet shelving include:

  • Quick assembly

Not only can it be in place very quickly but it allows you to attach it to the wall to strengthen and reinforce its rigidity.

  • Modular design

Businesses tend to invest in rivet shelving as it can be expanded upon as and when needed. This enables you to grow while keeping the style uniform and in line with existing shelving.

  • High density

Single rivet shelving uses low-profile beams to form the shelf frame. This allows the vertical space between each level to be maximised making it perfect to store multiple smaller items.

Wire shelving

A more aesthetically pleasing  option is wire shelving, which also loses none of the essential elements you need for good storage. It features an open design which allows products to be accessed from any side, helping maintain the efficiency and throughput in the facility. The benefits of wire shelving are:

  • Low maintenance

Compared to other systems, wiring shelving collects very little dust and only requires the occasional quick wipe down. They are also rust resistant which is a huge advantage for longevity.

  • Open design

Depending on the layout of the warehouse, the open nature of wiring shelving will make the retrieval, storage and rotation of products extremely easy to do.

  • Special configurations

Whether you want to have it wall mounted, with tilt shelves or with any number of other variations, wire shelving gives you the adaptability you are looking for in a storage unit.

Steel shelving

Steel shelving works well in tandem underneath mezzanine storage to keep essentials spares and parts. It features back and away braces to keep the unit steady once installed and is available in either an open or closed style, depending on your requirements. Steel shelving has a number of advantages including:

  • Adjustability

Compared to rivet shelving it offers more options to adjust the system to suit. The compression clips that come with steel shelving make this easy to do.

  • Customisable

Steel shelving usually comes with add-ons such as dividers, doors, drawer inserts and bin fronts. The actual shelving can be clipped into place in any direction you want.

  • Multiple uses

If fits into warehouse and industrial environments as you’d expect, but steel shelving can also be used in commercial spaces and offices, without looking out of place.

Bulk rack shelving

The name suggests a shelving system that is large and cumbersome but that isn’t the case with bulk rack shelving. It’s almost the complete opposite, as it can be light-duty and fit into smaller spaces if required, slotting into store rooms, or corners of the warehouse that can be better utilised. Using bulk rack shelving is helpful because of:

  • Easy assembly

Not only is it easy to build and quick to put in place, but it can also be taken apart just as fast so it can be manoeuvred anytime time you want.

  • Cost effective

The unit arrives with wielded frames and good capacity for storage of smaller items. This ensures it remains durable and is purchased at a far lower price point compared to some alternatives.

  • Configurable

The shelving can be easily adjusted if required. The system comes with good depth and height variety to allow you to find the right combination to suit your products and goods.

If your not sure which is the best industrial shelving units for you get in touch.  This is what 2h Storage Solutions do.  They are storage experts and are best for supplying industrial shelving units and racking.


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Dispatch shelving for cardboard boxes

Looking for dispatch shelving for cardboard boxes? Using a shelving system does not only mean you can maximise your space in the dispatch area it also allows you to use specific shelves for dispatch locations.


Certain bays or shelf levels can be reserved for specific locations or dispatch pickups by location, customer or time slots. This can improve the accuracy of your products dispatched and make your dispatch operations faster and more cost effect.


Depending on the type, weight, budget and speed of pick rates we can supply a wide variety of shelving and pallet racking options to help you get your warehouse running to maximum efficiency. We have experience in assisting a wide range of customers from complex multi-product semi automated dispatch and picking systems though to a few bays of cost effective shelving.


So whatever you’re shelving needs we offer a full design and technical service with delivery and installation options to suit most budgets from a few hundred pounds to hundreds of thousands pound installations.

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Pallet racking shelving loadings and structural calculations

Do you have existing pallet racking or shelving but are unsure of the safe working loads? Or are you looking to move pallet racking and are unsure of the suitability of an existing warehouse or yard floor slab? You need to talk to 2h Storage,  unlike many other racking companies we can provide pallet racking shelving loadings and structural calculations for floor slabs, mezzanine floors or buildings where racking or shelving will be used on ground floors, first floors or above.


Bay loads, overall weight loads and point loading all require careful consideration. The first consideration is the pallet racking loadings these include the UDL per pair of beam then the bay load this is the loadings that the frames and base plates will take. Then you need to consider the overall loads being placed on the slab, floor or structure that the racking or shelving will be placed on. One of the most important and also most overlooked considerations is the point loading that will be placed on the floor where the pallet racking or shelving baseplates are located. This downward compression force can cause sinking, fractures or even collapse to the floor slab or structure below the pallet racking or shelving.


If you need any information of structural calculations relating to storage equipment pallet racking and shelving call our storage equipment design team on 01765 640 160.

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Industrial heavy duty Longspan shelving

Longspan shelving is a popular strong and heavy duty shelving system with adjustable levels, which can be finished in chipboard or galvanised steel insert panels. This system looks a lot like and is often described as mini pallet racking as it uses similar looking frames and beams.

There are varying heights of frames from 1200mm to 4000mm with the option to clad end frames with mesh or solid panels or leave as open frames. With Longspan beam lengths of 1050, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1650, 1800, 1950, 2100, 2250, 2400, 2550, 2700, 2850, 3000 with the 2400 and 2700mm being some of the more popular. These varying fame heights and beam lengths makes Longspan shelving very flexible with bespoke solutions available from standard parts meaning that the product can be tailored to runs and shelf lengths to suit your needs and building without the cost of bespoke items.

Here at 2h Storage we want to make sure that you get the best possible shelving solution for the most cost effective price. Being one of the Norths leading supplier of pallet racking and Longspan shelving allows us to negotiate the best discount prices from manufactures and pass these saving on to you.

If you need Longspan shelving for your facility call 2h Storage today and let us arrange to visit site for a FREE survey and measure making sure you get the best products and Longspan shelving to suit your needs and budget.

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Wire chrome shelving for work, office and workshop shelving

Are you looking for a popular and versatile type of shelving smart enough for retail display and strong enough for garage shelving.
In fact here at 2h Storage we can get you any type of shelving you want, from wire shelves, standard garage shelves through to bespoke display shelves.
We also offer many discounted and package deals on items like shelving with plastic bin storage or shelf trays. We carry a full range of plastic bins, plastic boxes, plastic shelf trays, plastic Euro boxes, nesting plastic boxes, stackable plastic boxes and plastic pallets.

Some of the shelving products we offer are Longspan shelving, industrial shelving, work shelving, office shelving, metal clad shelving, rack shelving, wire shelf racks, galvanized shelving, parts shelving, box shelving and many more. We offer FREE DELIVERY nationwide on many of our shelving products with NEXT DAY delivery options.

So if you need wire chrome shelving or any type of shelving call 2h Storage on 01765 640 160

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Wire racks wire shelves with wire trolley’s best prices

Wire shelves and racks are one of our most popular items shelving items, this is a versatile, stylist and robust product.
Home and business top selling shelving
You can get a wide range of sizes and options to store lots of items, with garment / coat hanging, wine rack shelves, flat, basket and half-moon this versatile product has many uses. Due to it being easy clean and well ventilated it is popular in kitchens and food preparation areas. With laundry and garment storage options hotels and health spas are regular buyers.
Popular with shops, retail outlets and other stores its stylist and versatile as display and point of sales for a wide range of products.
FROM £89.99 plus VAT

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Labels for warehouse shelving and pallet racking

Magnetic labels for shelving and pallet racking

Often when you have multiple warehouse pallet racking bays, Longspan or shelving you need to label locations to allow easy inventory product and stock control.
Without clearly labelled bays and levels it is easy for people to pick the wrong stock and cause supply problems further down the supply chain.
Here at 2h Storage we have a wide range of label options from simple magnetic labels through to our unique bay and shelf signage frame products ranges only available at 2h Storage.

So for all your storage equipment needs and storage labelling requirements call our team on 01765 640 160

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Plastic storage bins Plastic storage boxes and warehouse shelves

Longspan shelving plastic storage bins and plastic storage boxes

Plastic storage bins and plastic storage boxes are popular items for production and warehouse facilities. They are usually stored on Longspan shelving but are ideal for use on benches or for picking levels on warehouse pallet racking.

Here at 2h Storage we can provide a wide range of plastic storage bins and boxes in many colour and size choices to make the perfect combinations for your needs. We can also provide discounts for larger orders and offer free delivery to you. Make things simple and pay by personal or company credit or debit card over the phone.

If you have a requirement for the storage of small parts or a variety of products we would be happy for one of our experienced storage and capacity surveyors to call and advise you on the best size, type and combination of plastic storage bins and boxes. We also stock a large range of plastic bin dividers, Longspan and economy shelving, new and used pallet racking right through to Mezzanine Floors.

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Wire shelves with FREE DELIVERY!!

Food preparation and Kitchen shelving

When you are looking for shelving for food preparation or food storage it might be worth considering wire rack shelving. Here at 2h Storage we have supplied many happy customers with the wire rack shelves for use in kitchens and for food storage. They come in a range of attractive finishes that include silver finish and a chrome finish. This versatile and very popular product also has a wide range of other uses including retail display, laundry storage because of its easy clean and added advantage of its natural ventilation.

At 2h storage its very important to us that our customers get the best storage and shelving products for their requirements. It is always worth speaking to one of the team to make sure we get you the best value from your shelves, warehouse racks or warehouse supplies.

Do you have a copy of our catalogue, we would be happy to supply you one, just give us a call and we can arrange a copy for you.

So if its kitchen wire rack shelves or a full high tech pallet racking or warehouse fit out project you require, just give the helpful team here at 2h Storage a call or fill in an enquiry form TODAY!!!

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Garage shelves

Garage shelves are a must have item for you if you are tripping over all the stuff in your garage. Garage shelves help keep the garage tidy and also keep things out of reach of children and pets, we can supply very cost effective heavy duty garage shelves at prices that beat most high street and retail park shops.

You can get your garage shelves delivered straight to your door, so no messing about dropping car seats and wasting time and fuel. Garage shelves are great for storing those left over DIY items or your sports, hobby or craft equipment. They will help you keep tools and car cleaning kit in a safe and tidy manner. Our garage shelves come from as little as £69.99 so why not buy clever straight from the distributor and save £££££££! Call 2h Storage today on 01765 640160!

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