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Mixed Use Commercial Warehouse

Span Africa steel warehouses are widely used in industrial and commercial environments, providing our clients with robust steel structures for their storage and other application needs.

Between July and September of 2020, we commenced with the design, build and installation of three steel structures to be used as mixed-use warehouses for an asset management company in the Richards Bay industrial area.

 The storage structures, two measuring 20m x 60m x 6.5m and one measuring 20m x 54m x 6.5m were fabricated from IBR Colorplus sheeting. This material has an aluminium component to its coating that provides a tough physical barrier between the external atmospheric conditions and the inner core of steel, as well as a zinc coating that protects the steel at its cut edges. The Thunderstorm Grey steel sheeting was given a Grey Etch Primer finish that limits chalking, ensures optimal colour fastness and also helps to resist dirt or contaminant retention, thus the building stays clean and the colour is fresh-looking for as long as possible.

The roof pitch angles at 15 degrees allowing for a steady fall of rain that could be saved and used later. As an interior insulator, Alucushion was installed which is strong, light and has exceptional tear resistance. The material requires no membrane under sheeting and Ampa sheets were added to the sides to allow for the entry of more natural light. The additional lean-to allows for dry loading when the weather is bad. 

Because the project was done a few months after South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown measures were implemented, our movements were restricted, however, the Span Africa team abided by all COVID-19 safety protocols to help flatten the curve and keep project participants infection-free during the build and installation processes.

 

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