The Ultimate Guide to Storage Solutions

With such a wide range of storage solutions available, it can be tricky
to work out the best choice for your business. You’ll need to take into
consideration inventory management, storage density and handling equipment in
order to make an informed decision on your investment. Below we list just a few
of the main storage solutions we offer and how they could benefit your

Pallet Racks

Pallet racking is the most popular storage option for warehouse spaces
and it comes in many different forms. Selective pallet racking is the simplest
setup, requiring basic equipment and making every pallet available at all
times. For increased storage density, double-deep or drive-in pallet systems
are a better option, making more efficient use of space.

Cantilever Racks

If you need to store items of varying lengths and sizes such as timber,
furniture and plumbing parts then cantilever racks are the perfect storage
product. These systems have no front uprights, allowing them to accommodate odd
shapes and sizes and offer easy accessibility. Being able to store long items
vertically saves you valuable floor space, allowing you to maximise storage

Live Storage Racks

In live storage systems, pallets are stored on rollers built into
inclined tracks, so gravity causes a live flow of products as removed pallets
are constantly replaced. This automatic stock rotation is ideal for perishable
items such as food as it provides a first in first out system and removes the
need for pick face replenishment. Live storage allows for faster handling and
physically separates stock pickers from forklift operators to maximise
occupational safety.

Raised Storage Areas

A raised or mezzanine area is perfect if you want to gain storage space
without having to move your warehouse. By creating raised areas, you have the
potential to double your storage capacity; adding an overhead work area without
interrupting work at ground level. A medium or heavy duty floor can be
installed for a flexible option – this can be easily dismantled if you need to
relocate or opt for a full structural floor to permanently expand your

Conveyor Systems

Product handling is an expensive process, but by investing in a conveyor
you can achieve significant savings in labour, which translates into financial
savings long-term. There are three key types of conveyor systems: gravity
roller, powered roller, or belt conveyor. These can operate over short or long
distances, straight journeys or curved sections, and they can even move
products between different levels.


If your product isn’t palletised, then shelving is the best option for
your business storage. There is a wide range of shelving styles available to
suit box and carton storage, archive files, or small parts. Cold storage shelving
can be designed for refrigerated spaces while heavy duty shelving can
accommodate bulkier items. If space is really tight then mobile storage can
keep your items safe while minimising space wasted due to access requirements.

For more information on the storage products
that we offer, or to make an enquiry, call Storage Ideas now on 02 9731 7999 or
visit our website contact page for more ways to get in touch. 

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