Warehouse rental: selecting the area and height of the ceilings in the room
Renting real estate for a warehouse is an important stage in doing business, and their selection should be approached with special responsibility, since productivity and even, to some extent, your personal comfort directly depends on this.
When choosing which room to rent, it is necessary to consider in advance the complete organization and specifics of the warehouse. For example, if we are talking about small-sized products that are not packed in large batches, then storage in boxes, directly on the floor, is not desirable, installation of shelves would be a better option.
Product type and area
Industrial and heavy goods, if it is necessary to be placed in height, require additional special equipment, for example, a crane-beam or, at least, a forklift. However, this approach will save on renting premises, since not only square, but also cubic meters will be used with benefit.
If the warehouse is planning products with a limited shelf life, then you should not forget about the principle of rotation when placing goods. What is important is the frequency with which it will be necessary to change its location and the allocation of special locations for products that can be stored longer than the rest. For example, for a small online clothing store, an area of 100-160 m2 will be sufficient, taking into account household premises, and for an enterprise engaged in wall insulation, at least 1000 m2 will be needed to store all the necessary materials, plus areas for packing and loading (the area may up to 500m2).
The importance of ceiling and roof heights
The need to make a choice in favor of one thing: area or height is a difficulty that many entrepreneurs face when renting a warehouse. It’s all about not only the cost of rent per square meter, but also in the specific calculations of heating the premises.
If we are talking about an area of no more than 100 square meters, then quite often you can come across a situation when heating is included in the rental rate, however, with a large area, it becomes unprofitable to rent the heated warehouse for the lessor himself, so the tenants pay for it themselves according to the receipt.
It is extremely important to take into account not only the height of the walls, but also the type of roof, since despite the correct calculation of the cubic meters that need to be heated, all the heat can escape through the roof if it is not insulated. For example, for a classic online clothing store, high ceilings are not needed at all, and for warehouses with large-sized contents, the recommended ceiling height is 7 m, while heating such a space will not be very expensive.