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Mobile Shelving - Frequently Asked Questions

Sperrin Metal have been designing and manufacturing mobile shelving and other storage systems since 1963. Over the past fifty years we've come to know what our customers want and the initial questions that they tend to have. We've put the answers to those questions together below. We hope you find them useful.

If you have any questions not answered below, please feel free to contact us directly on +44 (0)28 7962 8362. We'd be happy to help.

Firstly, what is Mobile Shelving?

Mobile shelving, as illustrated in the image below, is a shelving storage system that has one moveable aisle between the shelves, rather than a walkable aisle between every row of shelves. This is an ideal storage system where there is high density shelving - e.g. libraries, or archive storage. A mobile shelving system can increase efficient storage space by up to 80%.

Mobile Shelving Systems | Library Archive Storage UK

Why Choose Sperrin Metal for Mobile Shelving?

We Design, Manufacture & Install - Sperrin Metal can design and manufacture your mobile shelving system, making sure that it's the best option for the space you have available. We'll work with you to make sure that your mobile shelving is everything you want it to be. We take care of the whole process, including installation.

Special Features & Accessories - If you'd like special features or accessories added to your mobile shelving, we'll work with you on this. For example, we can add shelf dividers, lateral file cradles, lockable mobile bases, pull out shelves and lockable tambour doors.

Mobile Shelving in Choice of Colours - We also have the facilities to powder paint coat the shelving system to your desired colour. You may want different colours for each section, or simpy have the whole mobile shelving system colour match your decor. Let us know, and we can provide this.

Alternatives to Mobile Shelving?

As well as mobile shelving (as above), we offer many other types of shelving and other storage systems. I've noted the closest alternatives below.

- Cantilever Library Shelving with an aisle between each row of shelves (as below). Contact us to enquire about library shelving.

Library Shelving Installation

- Static Delta Shelving is boltfree shelving ideal for box files, archives, hanging files or general storage. Easy and quick to install. Contact us to enquire about static delta shelving.

Static Delta Shelving for Book Storage

- Stainless Steel Shelving is heavy duty, sturdy, durable and hygienic. This type of shelving is ideal for medical or pharmaceutical environments in particular. Contact us to enquire.

What Type of Shelving do I Need?

If you have any uncertainty as to the type of storage system or shelving that you need, don't hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)28 7962 8362.

We're here to answer your call from 8am to 5pm Monday to Thurday, as well as Friday from 8am to 3pm. Outside of those hours, please contact us through our contact form here and we'll get back to you asap.

What about Mobile Shelving Maintenance?

One of the pluses of mobile shelving is that it needs minimal upkeep. Other than keeping the mobile shelving unit clean and tidy, there's little to be done. For your convenience, we've put together some mobile shelving maintenance tips here, though if you ever have any questions, feel free to contact us.

What else do you do?

Not only do we design, manufacture and install pallet racking, but we also cover many other storage systems and have been doing so since 1963. We can design and supply Cantilever Racking, a full range of Metal Shelving Systems (e.g. mobile shelving, longspan shelving, boltless shelving and static delta delving), Mezzanine Flooring, Live Storage, Lockers and Cubicles.

Contact Us

If we can be of service in advising you on your storage system and/or providing you with a free quote, please contact us on +44 (0)28 7962 8362