Warehousing typically triggers images of large steel buildings, which has been the standard since stone and wooden barns in previous centuries. The first corrugated iron steel building was likely built on the London Docks around 1830 to accommodate the large volume of goods arriving by boat into London. Corrugated iron was considered lightweight, strong and durable at the time and in many respects has stood the test of time. In this article we discuss the emerging trend to use s shipping container shed for warehousing.
But, just as stone and wooden buildings were super-ceded by new building options, it seems that corrugated iron may well have met its nemesis in lightweight modern fabric buildings.
A Shipping Container Shed is a convenient marriage of a fabric covered arched roof supported on standard sea containers which act as mounting or wall options. Also known as a Container Shed or Container Shelter, these new warehouse options are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to corrugated steel buildings for large span free and fully sealed warehouse and storage
Take for instance the warehouse supplied by DomeShelter Australia to Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT, a division of Qube) on the Appleton Dockyards in Melbourne. At 1800m2, this structure was completed and ready to use in just 6 weeks from date of order. It was manufactured in our Western Australian workshops, delivered to the Appleton Dockyards in kit form and took just 10 days to install.
AAT do not own the land on which it was installed, and the Shipping Container Shed did not require any ground disturbance on the hard tarmac. It can also be dismantled and relocated with relative ease if required at the end of a contract or to meet changing work conditions.
A Shipping Container Shed for warehousing is proving popular on remote mine sites, where contractors have time specific contracts and need a warehouse solution installed fast to meet tight contract start-up deadlines. They are also widely used for light and heavy vehicle workshops, aviation hangars, staff amenities and materials storage.