Opus Heavy-Duty Canopies: Safeguard Materials and Preserve Profits this winter.

September 27

Aggregate, recycling, and construction businesses face the overwhelming challenge of holding loose materials such as fuel, crushed stone, sand, and recycled asphalt pavement in secured shelters untouched by winter weather.

Utilising industrial-grade canopies designed for exceptional performance in heavy-duty applications is an attractive alternative to getting tied up in expensive and time-consuming construction projects for conventional buildings.

However, not all industrial canopies are created equal. Depending on the specific needs of your business and other preferences, you should look for particular features and qualities that work for your organisation.

OPUS is an innovative, weather-proof, and relocatable modular structure that provides unparalleled performance among all heavy-duty canopies in the UK. It’s also easy to install on a base of precast concrete blocks, reliably withstanding the rigours of winter for secure industrial storage with durability and a level of robustness that surpasses expectations.

Why should businesses opt for heavy-duty canopies in time for winter?

Winter weather brings a host of challenges that affect businesses in the UK and across the globe from multiple aspects; here are the key reasons why opting for an industrial canopy that is fit for heavy-duty material storage is necessary:

  • Protect materials from unpredictable weather

Unpredictable weather is a challenge for businesses that deal with aggregate materials, such as crushed stone, gravel and sand, and recycling companies that process paper and cardboard, as they can be prone to significant losses due to adverse weather conditions.

Water seeping into raw materials can damage them, adding to the sunk costs of a project and putting both the value of materials and profits at risk. This loss is relevant for construction and other industries that deal with large volumes of raw materials, such as cement, that construction managers should protect against moisture and water damage.

That’s why investing in sturdy heavy-duty canopies is crucial at this time of year. Don’t hesitate; it’s vital to protect your materials from harsh wind loads, heavy snowfall, and excess moisture to preserve the quality and value of your materials. So, rethink your on-site storage strategies before winter arrives.

  • Maximise savings in transportation and handling costs of dry materials

A reliable storage bay also saves costs during handling and transportation by avoiding issues such as water logging of materials. As water seepage can weigh materials down (increasing tonnage), transportation costs generally calculated based on weight can skyrocket.

Moreover, handling wet or waterlogged materials becomes more complex and could cost businesses more in terms of labour hours and excess resource requirements.

Hence, keeping materials dry and protected against the elements preserves their quality and integrity and contributes to more significant savings and improved organisational profitability.

  • Elevates safety and organisation of sites that boost productivity

Organising sites in ways that optimise productivity is significantly made easier with the incorporation of modular heavy-duty storage bays that can be tailored as either multi-bay setups or individual units to store specific materials.

While making the best use of the space available on the premises, modular storage bays also enhance safety as hazardous situations involving personnel and equipment are minimised. The workplace is made safe by storing loose materials in an enclosed structure with proper access.

In engineering projects and construction sites, these structures can be seamlessly integrated into the workplace safety plans while acting as holding bays for scrap materials stored out of the way of staff and machinery for a more efficient and smooth operation.

Harriet Hamer

Operations manager – PJ Skips

McGregor delivered on time, on brief and on budget