Defining a salt barn requirement

Toro has put together this salt barn gallery to show the “art of the possible”. Please take a moment to browse through the images below to see how Toro has designed and built various salt barns across the UK. 

The need to grit roads is universal. The Toro team has built salt storage facilities in high-density urban areas to remote rural areas. Our engineers have designed strutures erected on soft ground, on difficult or irregular shaped sites. 

Toro is the largest provider of salt barns in the UK. Consequently, our team have seen most of the challenges faced in erecting a salt barn. If you would like to discuss your salt barn requirement please contact us directly to discuss.

FAQs

Toro Salt Barns - Temporary or Permanent?

Toro Shelters salt barns are cleverly designed so that they are rugged and robust. Accordingly, our structures are designed to last a life-time and are backed by Toro's 10 year warranty, as one would expect from a permanent structure. Equally, Toro’s structure’s can be re-located, re-purposed, enlarged or even re-sold. structures and engineered to Eurocode building standards they are designed to sustain significant wind and snow loads. Toro's clever structural design allows our happy customers the option to move, sell or change their structures, should a project end or their business change.

Is a Toro Membrane Structure the best solution for a salt barn?

Yes, Toro structures are built using an ultra tough, UV stabilised PVC composite membrane which is cost effective, impervious to attack from salt and quick and easy to repair if damaged by operators. Other types of salt barn are suseptable to rust, fire or not fit for purpose. 

How high does our salt barn need to be?

This really depends on a number of factors such as planning constraints, and the type of vehicles being used to load and unload the salt form the store. Generally, if loading with a 28 tonne tipping, articulated lorry you will need an inner height of at least 11m. It will also depend on how much salt you require to store.

Does Toro have a range of different size and types of salt barn?

Yes, Toro structures can be build to any size from 100 to 18,000 square meters and in a range of different shapes and configurations with doors to suit your requirement. Our gallery below outlines a few of the many possibilities. Please feel free to ask Toro's Technical team any questions you may have.