When looking to upgrade your maintenance workshop or garage its definitively worth looking at this project as an example. Its simple, cost effective and produces great results in organisation, aesthetics and storage capacity. This is the way we like a Polstore Fit to run. The equipment is manufactured and assembled in 5 weeks with the installation date booked in the 6th week. Our fitters arrive with the equipment with no third party invlovement - no risk of damage, on time (not too early, not too late) and our client kept informed. The client had no fork lift so the truck has a tail lift, making off load safe and efficient. All the equipment is well wrapped and palletised anyway but we manage all that including removal of all packaging and waste once we are done.
The Polstore maintenance workbench needed to be fitted in between the 2 walls with drawer storage cabinets underneath. We specified a galvanised steel work surface 40mm which will eventually accommodate a mechanics vice. Hard wearing and robust. The cabinets are positioned underneath and fixed using M10 fixings and inserts. The overall weight of the bench is heavy duty and industrial. The drawer cabinets are from our standard range with 100% extension drawer 200kg rating per drawer. We also added in anti slip foam inlays to each drawer giving protection to tools and items stored within. The work surface is cut to size mm and jointed!
The Polstore Storage Cupboards along the wall are 2000mm high - due the the 1st floor construction the client had already made good the electrics, self leveled the floor and cleared over head services. So when we arrived all was clear and ready to go - this is a major help for us when the client is prepared and speeds up the installation process. Now because of the new floor and space restriction we are concerned about damaging it. The Polstore way is to bring blankets - we place these under the units and then slide the storage cupboards into position. No floor damage! All units are then leveled and locking mechanisms checked.
So a job like this took a team of 2 operatives 4 hours - we get some help with the tools we use - another part of our business is selling tools, fixings and supplies. So we like to use FESTOOL where we can. Making those cuts and carpentry work very efficient on site.
We've all been there, when the stores start to spread out into your workshop and the only way to free up space is to go upwards. The problem is, once you start doing this, you inevitably compromise access to the equipment.
But it doesn't have to be this way, faced with this situation, we devised a number of custom made mobile stands that safely cantilever the objects outwards (correctly calculated against weight and span), which allow perfect access to any item stored upon it. We even made the units mobile on special heavy duty castors, so if a number of items are required, the stand can be taken to where it is needed, saving valuable time & lessening the risk of damaging equipment, by moving the items individually.
Another carefully engineered solution, to an everyday problem by Polstore
We are very pleased with a bike workshop fit out we have completed today for MBR Magazine and Cycling Weekly.
Completed in 2 days we installed 3 walls of underside and overhead storage cabinets and cupboards.
The workshop is to be used as part of their new video production on how to's, maintenance and reviews for things bikes.
Following on from the success of the Selection brochure 2016 another brochure launch is planned for March 2017. Here is a preview of a new industrial assembly workbench design we've been working on.
2000mm wide x 750 deep x 840 workheight.
Heavy duty multiplex wood worktop 40 or 50mm thick
LH & RH side cabinets - front service fascia with socket panel
Perforated shadow board panels for hanging tools and accessories
Overhead light and slide track for hanging tools and airlines
Exterior gang sockets
Roller shutter tool cabinet with internal perforated panel
Getting the basics right in a workshop environment is essential - a pull out drawer cabinet system with small plastic boxes utilising the full internal storage capacity volume of the drawer - quick id and easy retrieval.