The construction market offers a variety of technologies for the construction of storage buildings. Traditional construction warehouses are usually built in several months and, depending on the customer’s needs, can be either well-equipped logistics and warehouse complexes or simple warehouses.
The equipment and construction requirements of the storage hall are directly related to the type of goods stored.
Food products, especially fruit and vegetables, meat and frozen foods, often require appropriate refrigeration equipment, temperature, humidity and ventilation.
Port warehouses, for coal or aluminium ore, do not require special conditions. Roofs and walls to protect against rain and wind are all that is needed, without heating and ventilation systems.
The client’s view of the entire investment process in the construction of a warehouse consists of two legal aspects, namely the necessary building permits, the often very complex design documentation and the construction work from the foundations. This is a very time consuming process.
The additional warehouse space does not always require an expensive investment and there is no need to equip the warehouse with complex logistics systems.
In the case of temporary structures, depending on the legal requirements of the country in which the investment is made, building permits are simplified and it is often possible to start the investment without a building permit and legalise the room as a building project after a certain period of time.
If the products do not require special storage conditions, a storage tent (storage marquee) with a PVC cover may be the ideal solution. Instead of a concrete foundation, paving stones, asphalt or simply a level and paved surface are sufficient. If the room is really big, it is possible to use pillar foundations, which are much cheaper to build than a complete foundation.
At first glance, tents as industrial buildings considered as temporary facilities can be large long-term warehouses with spans of up to 50 m, of any length and up to 15 m in height.
Robust tent halls are structures that are adapted to local wind and snow loads in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. When selecting a supplier for temporary storage, it must be checked whether the designed hall meets all the requirements arising from the standards and legal provisions.
If the hall needs to be made more solid and better insulated, trapezoidal or sandwich panels can be used as wall cladding. Properly constructed tent enclosures should provide the necessary thermal insulation to allow efficient use of heating systems.
As for the quality of the thermal insulation of a temporary store, much depends on the precision of the assembly of the room. A characteristic feature of temporary buildings is the non-flammable PVC roof covering, which has limited thermal insulation properties. Additional thermal insulation can be provided by the so-called inflatable roof of double-layer PVC fabric, which requires the use of hot air to heat it. The heating costs of the rooms can be optimised by the use of radiant heaters, the advantage of which is the direct heating of the people staying in the room without air heating.
The decision on the choice of warehouse construction technology should be supported by a thorough analysis of the needs and financial capabilities. It should be noted that the unique advantage of tent halls is the speed of construction and mobility.