It doesn’t matter if you’re the facilities manager or warehouse owner – a poorly maintained warehouse that’s easily visible for potential customers looks bad. Most industrial buildings tend to go through warehouse renovation in order to repair damages, fix faults and improve on general site safety.
If you’re the facilities manager for an industrial warehouse and in need of a series of renovations or repairs – then you’re going to enjoy reading this.
We have created a brief guide on the importance of warehouse renovation projects, the benefits and even highlighted 5 key refurbishment services that you can utilise to improve the safety and visibility of your business.
5 Warehouse Renovation Contacts You’ll Need:
As a facilities, site or maintenance manager, its generally a good idea to have a log of reliable building refurbishment contacts that have been tried and tested.
Over the course of 12 months, industrial warehouses see a lot of action with deliveries, adverse weather, internal protocols and even on site accidents. However, most of the time, these situations don’t a full repair in order to have it put right.
If your warehouse doesn’t employ someone internally to manage and maintain the buildings structure and appearance, then you need to have someone available that can provide the following, should your building ever need a renovation:
- Warehouse Spraying
- Cladding Repairs
- Cut edge Corrosion Treatments
- Intumescent Coatings
- Commercial Door Treatments
Industry Specific Contractors
If you’re planning a warehouse renovation for your building, then finding a contractor that specialises in industrial warehouse maintenance is a must. For example, if you’re a man and van in London and you discover a series of paint scratches on your van – you’d take your vehicle to a local car spraying garage right? That thought process is exactly the same for facilities managers in search of warehousing contractors.
There are thousands of spraying contractors dotted around the country; however, finding one that has the skillset, coverage and experience isn’t easy.
Warehouse spraying isn’t the same as standard spray paint. The coatings used need to be durable and weather resistant. As warehouses tend to be built using metal sheets, the wrong coating can result in ongoing damages, sheet corrosion and potential a replacement of the building panels in the long run.
Building Repairs and Panel Renovation
9/10 industrial warehouses contain cladding panels or sheets. Naturally as time goes by, these panels develop a number of scuffs, scratches, dents and punctures.
To save yourself some money on your warehouse renovation, why not consider a cladding panel repair? Many facilities personnel assume that these repairs are expensive, but that isn’t the case – they’re certainly cheaper than cladding installations.
Contractors are able to repair damages to cladding sheets using specialised filler, before sanding back the panels and re-spraying them. The panels themselves come up as brand new and have proven to save commercial facilities £££’s in renovation costs.
Cut Edge Treatment to Avoid Corrosion
Now then – we all know the general rule right? Unprotected metal sheeting, with the addition of heavy rain over a long period of time will result in panel corrosion.
Fortunately, there are a number of cut edge treatments available such as Giromax that protect buildings from corrosion occurring.
For those that aren’t aware, cut edge corrosion occurs when metal sheets have been cut to size without the addition of protective coatings prior to installation.
Once installed, the panels are then exposed to the elements that the UK has to offer and over a long period of time, the metal sheets begin to rust and if left untreated will require a replacement.
The Correct Fire Proof Products
Anyone that lives in the UK will know that recently there was an awful incident involving a large residential tower block in London. As a result of incorrect cladding coatings, the building was not made fire proof, contributing to an awful outcome.
As a result, buildings are now being tested for fire safety with the government insisting on commercial standard intumescent coatings made available.
These specialised coatings are applied to buildings such as residential tower blocks and industrial warehouses. Should a fire breakout these coatings are designed to reduce the chances of combustion, which in turn could potentially save hundreds of lives.
Commercial Shutter Door Treatments
One of the most common renovation services that we are asked about is the ability to provide warehouse roller door refurbishments. Of course, it’s natural – some warehouse loading bays see up to 100 deliveries a day.
It’s only natural that these areas become vulnerable to damages and repairs.
Typical commercial door renovations include:
- Puncture Repairs
- Protective Coatings
- Intumescent Coatings
- Fitting Re-spraying
Any building that undergoes a warehouse renovation will inevitably include a warehouse do refurbishment. However there are a few things that can be done to reduce the number of re-sprays required in a business year.
Consider the following:
- Look for experienced contractors
- Make sure that the quality of paint for coatings is high
- Consider a maintenance plan with a contractor
- Check to see if they’re manufacturer approved
OK then, hopefully by now you have found some useful tips and ideas that you can use to implement into your warehouse renovation project.
If you’re undergoing a warehouse refurbishment, then we recommend that you make yourself or your facilities team aware of the following services that are available:
- Warehouse spraying
- Cladding repairs
- Cut edge corrosion treatments
- Intumescent coatings
- Commercial door repairs and refurbishment
Unfortunately, industrial warehouses are prone to damages and reoccurring repairs, simply because of the materials that are used to construct the buildings in the first place.
However, there are a few things that manufacturers have started implementing to help improve the quality of materials available. For example, protective coatings for metal sheets are becoming more and more common and as a result, buildings with metal sheets fitted don’t need as many annual repairs.
As specialist within the warehouse coating industry feel free to get in contact wth us, if you would like to discuss your coating options. Alternatively, you can also book in for a quote and one of our General Manager can attend site.