Construction of warehouse halls. What to include, what is important? Having a warehouse is a necessity for manufacturing companies. It is usually a large hall. Other companies, e.g. forwarding or trading companies, may need it for themselves.
Building a hall is a serious and expensive challenge. This investment should be well thought out. Various issues have to be considered.
Precise determination of the needs related to the hall
One of the most important issues is the size of the hall. Its volume must be appropriate for the amount of stored items. Requirements as to the size of this facility are also related to whether it is only a warehouse building. You may need and rooms for other purposes. If there are social or office spaces in the plans, the building must be suitably larger.
Important issues to be resolved are: how quickly the hall is to be built and whether it is to be a permanent object. The answer to these questions allows you to choose the best type. It is also important whether you may need to expand the warehouse space. Although storage needs are well estimated, it may be necessary.
Needs are defined for now and for the near future. These may change and more storage space will be required. It is possible to assess whether such a need will arise. It depends, for example, on the specificity of the activity, on its momentum, on the plans.
What type of warehouse to choose?
The fastest way to set up a tent hall. It is also the cheapest type of hall. It protects things from street dust, from dust and from various atmospheric agents. The material spread on the metal frame is made of PVC. These halls withstand strong winds. They can be used all year round. They are usually treated as temporary objects.
When halls are to serve for many years, steel or brick ones are ordered. If steel is made as a permanent structure, the cost of both is similar. The conditions that can be provided inside are the same.
When there are options to choose from: steel construction or traditional warehouse halls, steel ones are chosen. They are set up faster. They can be easily expanded. Large surfaces can be achieved without vertical supports. Their advantage over brick ones is easier disassembly and the possibility of returning a large part of the hall’s value.
You can sell the hall, and there is a demand for used structures. Another possibility is to sell the elements that make up the object. It’s steel and in large quantities, so it has value.
The hall made of steel, just like the tent hall, does not limit the company’s mobility. The steel structure can be dismantled, sold and a large part of the expenditure incurred on it can be recovered.
You can transport it to another place. So the company is not so much tied to the ground. Although it is a permanent facility, the construction of such a warehouse does not limit the company’s activities. It can relocate, resign from the warehouse or expand it.
Demolition of a brick object is more difficult. This part of the expenditure is not recovered. Expansion is not easy either.
Construction of the hall and the costs to be incurred
Temporary buildings, i.e. tent halls and light steel structures, are cheaper. However, when you need a permanent facility, you have to spend more. However, it is important that the cost of setting up a warehouse is not much higher than it should be. You need to choose a company that offers construction of warehouse halls at a reasonable price.
When comparing the prices of halls, you need to be sure that the companies have provided the value of the entire investment. The price quoted by one may be much lower, but it turns out that you have to pay later, for example, for inserting windows and doors. You need to compare costs covering the same scope of work to assess where it is cheaper.
Warehouse usage issues
When building a warehouse, you need to think about the future, not just about the stage of its erection. Whether it may need to be enlarged is just one of the issues. Everything related to the use of the hall is important. Its interior should allow for comfortable and safe work.
It is important to ensure the appropriate size of individual areas, e.g. communication routes. The whole inside and outside should look aesthetically pleasing. Good lighting at work is important. You need to take care of savings related to the subsequent operation of the hall.
The person doing the project should take care of all this. Warehouse services, construction and design are interrelated. Both are ordered from the same company. It is important that it is an experienced, competent and reliable company.
There are certain standards associated with the construction of the hall. It’s not just those imposed by the building code. People work in such a place, so there are also standards related to ensuring appropriate working conditions. People who know them must work in the company where the construction of the hall is ordered.
The investment will be satisfactory if the needs are precisely defined. The type of facility you choose is usually a steel or tent hall.
When choosing a contractor, you need to pay attention to the costs, but also to the professionalism of this company. When building a hall, this stage and what is associated with its use must be taken into account.