Toro’s Salt Barns are the best solution road salt storage this winter !

Installing a salt barn for road salt storage needs budgeting and planning ahead for the requirements of next winter, it is not best done in September. Owing to the vagaries and unpredictable nature of British weather, provision has to be made for the harshest of conditions and particularly ice and snow. 

Here at Toro Shelters, Bristol, we are all too aware of this situation. As a consequence, we have developed a range of cost-effective and affordable bulk salt facilities. They are capable of storing between 250 and 60,000 tonnes of salt. All our salt storage buildings comply with the National Planning Policy for Waste. Equally, all comply with Eurocode building regulations.

Depending on the facilities you currently have to store your winter road salt, there may be a reluctance to stockpile.  It is accepted that anything up to 20% of salt stored can be lost each year through weather exposure, Where you may have an initial store of 40,000 tonnes, you can expect to loose 8,000 tonnes each year. Toro has designed bulk salt storage barns that completely cover the salt and are entirely weather proof whilst also being resistant to the oxidising effects of salt. 

In addition, the materials used for the structure of domed salt barns include a galvanised steel frame covered with a tensioned, composite membrane external structure which requires no maintenance and which has an extended lifespan when compared to more traditional building materials. Add to this the fact that Toro salt barns traditionally cost over 20% less than similar structures available on the market, and up to 40% lower in cost than traditionally-constructed buildings, and you will begin to understand why our salt storage buildings are becoming more and more popular, especially with local authorities and government agencies.

Combine the versatility of Toro salt barns and their relatively light weight, while we recommend permanent structures, you have the potential to create a movable structure that can be adapted to a variety of uses in varying site locations, thus maximising the return on any cost invested. From start to finish we like to remain in close contact with our clients, ensuring that all demands are met exactly as per agreed specification and that any salt storage barn structure provided by Toro Shelters is 100% fit for purpose.

If you have not heard of Toro Shelters before, please feel free to give us a call at any time and we will be more than delighted to have a chat with you about our salt barns and we will demonstrate clearly just how cost effective they are.