The contractor had previously stacked the various road signs they used on a day to day basis and used timber supports to store the gas pipes.
However, with a dramatic increase in signs and pipes being stored, Thistle Systems was asked to develop a solution which would make the merger possible.
After assessing the products being stored and discussing the requirements with the clients, Thistle designed a bespoke stillage to fit the exact size of the road signs and stands which could be stacked on top of each other using a fork lift truck.
Enclosed stillages were also developed to provide additional protection for individual signs with a drip hole being incorporated to prevent the collection of water and the facility to mount a sample sign for easy identification.
For the large gas pipes which were more of a challenge; between the sheer size and requirement to load/unload with a forklift; Thistle developed a frame system with a back support to enable the rolled pipes to be stored vertically, as well as a narrow ground structure with removable steel posts to separate the pipes.
Both stillages and the pipe frame solution were manufactured using galvanised steel to ensure they could withstand the elements.
View some of our other case studies showing a selection of our best work across a range of sectors and spaces.