Allport Cargo Services, located in Southall near Heathrow Airport, gained a new contract for the storage of high-quality goods that were to be stored on an already available mezzanine floor. The company wanted to ensure that dust could not get onto the items that they were already holding in storage for their new client.
Having already had a similar partition installed five years earlier, Allport again contacted Westgate as they knew they could trust the company to fulfil their requirements and provide excellent service.
As with the previous installation, Flexiwall® was identified is the appropriate solution. Given the location of the existing wall, it made cost-effective sense for Allport to expand the original Flexiwall® to incorporate the newly-required storage area. This flexibility is a unique feature of the Flexiwall® system: it is adaptable to change and perfect for warehouse environments where contracts and storage requirements can regularly change.
As Flexiwall® is very lightweight there were no concerns over additional weight load on the mezzanine floor. Flexiwall® requires little floor space and allows more room for storage capability. It can easily be installed around penetrations, making installing a dust-tight seal much simpler and giving Flexiwall® its guarantedd 99%+ dust-tight seal.
In total 130 linear metres of Flexiwall® were used, for around a 7m drop that enclosed all of the mezzanine area.
FR850c heavy-duty blue fabric was also used in order to provide additional protection from accidental damage to the bottom 1.2m area.
FR400p medium-duty translucent fabric was used over the upper 1.2m section to allow lots of light to enter the area.
Blue crash doors were also installed, to colour-match the Flexiwall®, and a Flexicurtain® was fitted to the pallet gate to provide optimum access.
The Flexiwall® solution was installed in under three weeks with minimal disruption to the rest of the warehouse.
Allport commented: This is the second time Westgate have provided the ideal solution for our needs; to control dust in storage areas. Not only is the Flexiwall product of excellent quality, but the Westgate standard of installation and service is second to none. Westgate have been, and will continue to be, first in mind when it comes to partitioning solutions at Allport".