Whether you are a local authority procurement officer, a school, scout group, or if you run a small to medium sized enterprise there is often a building space solution available utilising concrete sectional technology.
The construction of these buildings is similar to concrete sectional garages since the same panels are utilised to create the lower exterior of the building; Plastisol coated box profile steel sheeting is then used to ‘build-up’ to the required height and also used to roof the building. Often the client can specify this sheeting in one of 10 popular colours to match the local environment, regulations or corporate image. Generally these buildings offer much greater under-door clearance than their domestic counterparts and can be specified at varied heights to achieve clearances for minibuses, trailers, forklift trucks, lorries and buses. Because of height, a roller door is generally the preferred type of operation with options for automation.
In almost all cases a commercial project such as this will require planning permission and should the internal floor area being exceeding 30m² then so too Building Control but often your local dealer can assist with such matters including generation of full structural calculations and elevations. One of the advantages of specifying a prefabricated concrete building is that it is often constructed within a day.
Battery Garages: It is popular for county councils and private landlords to offer multiple garage units often referred to as ‘battery garages’, the buyer may specify the number of units they require and the individual overall size and height. It is not uncommon for local authorities to add additional security measures to these buildings or ironmongery such as ‘crash bar’ fitted to the rear of the building and in order to protect their investment.