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 structures 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.
We design the salt barns to be rugged and robust as a permanent structure. But equally, they can be re-located, re-purposed, enlarged or even re-sold. The clever structural design allows our customers the to move, sell or change their structures, should a project end or their business change. Structured and engineered to Eurocode building standards our salt barns are designed to sustain significant wind and snow loads.
Toro membrane structures are the best solution because we use 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. Some other types of salt barns are susceptible to rust, fire or not fit for purpose.
Many factors are relevant to this matter. For instance, planning constraints, and the type of vehicles being used to load and unload the salt from the store. When loading with 28-tonne tipping, articulated lorry you will need an inner height of at least 11m. Another important factor is how much salt you require to store.
Our structures can be of any size, from 100 to 18,000 square meters, as well as in a range of different shapes and configurations with doors. You can see in the gallery a few of the many possibilities. Toro's Technical team is ready to answer any questions you may have.