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Sprinkler Compliant Shelves For Oxford Shoe Retailer

Tuesday, 5 June 2018  |  Jon

The majority of shelving units that we supply use chipboard (or MFC) decks to provide the most cost-effective solution. This has been the material of choice for shelving and racking for a very long time and will continue to dominate the bulk of our sales but there are occasions where something else is required.

One area where we are seeing a different shelf material being requested is within new build shopping centres or refurbishments where new sprinkler systems are being installed. These fire prevention methods combined with insurance company recommendations/demands is leading to our retail customers asking for a new solution.

We have been aware of the need for sprinkler compliant shelves for some time now and have installed an number of solutions utilising steel wire decking.

The example here shows how the wire shelf is used on the same light industrial strength Trimline framework but you can clearly see how in the case of a fire, each level allows water from the sprinkler to easily pass through.

mobile shoes racking with wire decks

This shoe retailer is located within the recently rebuilt £440m Westgate shopping centre and is one of over 100 shops within the 800,00 square foot development.

The photograph (left) shows the natural finish steel wire shelves that are also fitted within mobile stockroom shelving. This roller racking (again utilising our popular Trimline shelving system) provides high density storage that can store thousands of shoe boxes within a relatively small stockroom.

If your new or existing stockroom, warehouse or distribution centre needs to be sprinkler system compliant then please contact us for help and advice on 01993 779494.