Welcome To Shelving & Racking Limited

Shelving & Racking Limited are the UK's largest buyer, stockists and trade suppliers of new pallet racking, used pallet racking, warehouse racking, storage racking systems, industrial shelving, longspan shelving, steel shelving and warehouse storage equipment such as industrial cupboards, specialist cabinets and lockers.

Shelving & Racking Limited specialise in:

If you want to get in touch to discuss your shelving and racking requirements, you can call us on 0800 612 3210 or use our enquiry form.

warehouse storage solutions

Warehouse storage solutions are more than just pallet racking


When you think about warehouse storage solutions, pallet racking might be the first thing that springs to mind. Warehouse racking, particularly used pallet racking, is our speciality and the biggest part of our business, but there are many other ways to store your stock that we can help you with.

For non-palletised items, we can supply longspan shelving, a heavy duty system that works in much the same way as pallet racking, with upright frames and horizontal beams. Longspan beams have a z profile (rather than the box section of racking beams), so that a chipboard deck will sit securely between them, and with support bars under the chipboard they can take well in excess of 500kg per shelf for almost all beam sizes. This robust and versatile system is available in a wide range of sizes, so we can help you find the best layout to make full use of the space you have for storage of your stock.

Cantilever racking provides an effective way to store long materials such as pipes, rods, structural sections, profiles, timber and flat sheets such as  chipboard. We offer off the shelf solutions for single or double-sided cantilever storage for long but lightweight items. It is easy to assemble, simple, stable and safe. For heavy loads, we can provide high strength bespoke solutions including systems suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

You may also be looking for storage options for your employees to keep their personal items safe. We have a huge range of lockers that we can supply in many different sizes, colours and for a different working environments.

Whatever you warehouse storage requirements are, we can help you to find the best solution for your business. Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to discuss you options or to place an order. Alternatively, you can send us an enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly. All our warehouse storage solutions are available for delivery to any UK mainland address, so whether you are in Leeds, Worcester, Liverpool or Brighton we can supply you with what you need.

warehouse storage guide

Warehouse storage guide to help you get exactly what you need


Customers often come to us asking for a warehouse storage guide for their business, because they don’t know what their options are or how to describe what they are looking for. We have many years of experience in pallet racking and warehouse shelving and so we will happily spend as much time as you need to help you to make sure you get the right storage system for your stock.

These tips will help you to give us the information we need in order to give you the best quote, at the best price, for your warehouse racking requirements:

  • Measure the area where the racking will go as accurately as you can (twice!) in millimetres. We will try to fit as much storage racking as we can into the dimensions you give us, so it’s really important that it is measured correctly.
  • If you are storing pallets, we need to know what type. UK pallets are 1200mm x 1000mm and Euro pallets are 1200mm x 800mm (there are also many other non-standard pallet sizes). The maximum height and weight of each pallet will also help us supply the right racking for you.
  • If you are adding to pallet racking that you already have, we need to know what type it is. There are many different manufacturers of industrial racking (Dexion, Link 51, Apex, PSS and Redirack are among the most common) and none of them are compatible with each other. If you aren’t sure what you have, our Identify My Racking page might help, or you can send us a photo and we will be able to identify it.
  • All of our upright frames are supplied assembled and with footplates attached, beam locks are supplied with all horizontal beams. Our used racking is checked to SEMA specifications prior to dispatch.
  • Let us know if you need other materials with your pallet racking. We have Timber and wire mesh decking, column guards, pallet support bars and rack end barriers in stock. If you aren’t sure whether you need them, we can talk you through all of the benefits and points to consider before ordering.
  • We can deliver to any UK mainland address. In the next week we have orders going to Leeds, Crewe, Hull and Kent, so wherever you are we will give you a great delivered price. If you would prefer to collect your order, please let us know 

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to place an order or for a warehouse storage guide for a member of the team. Alternatively, you can send us your details on an enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

warehouse truck dock

Warehouse truck dock and access platform


Our warehouse truck dock and access platform have become popular additions to our range of steps and warehouse access equipment. They are strong and versatile work platforms, ideal for all types of maintenance or vehicle and containers loading/unloading. These products have a large working platform and a safe working load of 500kg.

The mobile truck dock is designed for loading and unloading vehicles by hand. The angle of the steps is 45 degrees to ensure that the user can safely descend the platform facing forwards. The platform has 3 chained exits for quick release.

The warehouse access platform is a robust product with strengthened treads and side platform access. Available in platform heights ranging from 500mm to 2000mm and in a range of colours, this item can be modified to extend the platform or create a double gate.

All of our work platforms and warehouse steps are delivered fully assembled and ready for use. You can see the full range here .

You can order through the website, or if you have any questions please either send us an enquiry form or give us a call on 0800 612 3210.

We deliver to any UK mainland address, so whether you are in Leeds, Swindon, Edinburgh or Stockport we can supply you with the warehouse truck dock or access platform that you need.

cantilever racking systems

Cantilever racking systems


Cantilever racking systems are a strong, versatile and cost effective way to store long products or non-standard sizes. They are a great way to maximise your warehouse storage capacity, making use of the available height and allowing you to store items of varying sizes in the same area.

We have recently added some new cantilever racking bays to our website shop, which you can see here. These simple starter and extension bays are available in as little as 5 working days, with many options available to suit your specific needs.

If you need a larger cantilever system, we can supply you with bespoke racking that suits your individual requirements. The uprights can be single or double sided and up to 10 metres high. The bracing which joins the uprights together can be tailored to the exact distance required for the length of the items that you will be storing. Horizontal load supporting arms are then added to the uprights, on which you will place your products. These can be up to 2500mm in length and will be designed to take the required load capacity. The height of the arms can be adjusted according to the height required for each storage level.

This type of warehouse storage equipment is particularly useful for the following products:

  • Timber
  • Pipes, bars and tubes
  • Sheet materials
  • Worktops and laminates
  • Extrusions
  • Lintels
  • Non-standard pallets

Our bespoke cantilever racking can be galvanised for outdoor use and canopies or cladding can be added to help protect your stock from the weather. 

So if you have large products to store and pallet racking doesn’t suit the dimensions, we can help you to create a warehouse racking system which will enable you to make the most of the space you have available. We have recently supplied cantilever racking to customers in Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham and Hampshire, so wherever you are in the UK we can find the right industrial racking solution for your business.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 if you are looking for cantilever racking systems or you think they might help with your warehouse storage and you need some guidance on the options available. Alternatively you can send us a message on the enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

warehouse racking system

Which warehouse racking system do I have?


Each and every warehouse racking system is different and almost all are incompatible with each other, so it is really important to get the right manufacturer if you want to add to or replace parts in your industrial racking.

We have an Identify My Racking page on the website which shows clearly the design of many leading pallet racking manufacturers. The shape of the holes in the upright frames and horizontal beams are the easiest way to check the type of racking you have. If you can’t see anything that matches your warehouse racking on the first page, click on the link in the text to see a more extensive list of less common pallet racking systems. If you aren’t sure, please send us a clear photo (similar to the ones on the Identify My Racking page) and we will do our best to let you know the make of pallet racking that you have.

We always have leading manufacturers such as Dexion, Link 51, Apex, Redirack and PSS in stock and in a wide range of sizes and duties. Currently we also have good stocks of Stow, AR and Jungheinrich, but whatever industrial racking you need please send us the details and we can usually supply suitable materials.

We deliver to all UK mainland addresses, so wherever you are we can help you find the right components for your warehouse racking system. We regularly have artics going from our main warehouse near Leeds to London, Hull, Manchester and Edinburgh, and we will always try to accommodate one more order wherever possible.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 and our helpful team will be happy to check availability and send you a free, no obligation quote. Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

industrial metal shelving and pallet racking

Industrial metal shelving and pallet racking


If you are looking for industrial metal shelving, pallet racking, warehouse steps, lockers or any other type of warehouse storage equipment, you’ve come to the right place! We have an extensive catalogue and an experienced team who are happy to help you to find the right product for your business.

We have thousands of bays of quality used warehouse racking in stock in a wide range of sizes. Leading manufacturers such as Dexion, Link 51, Apex, PSS and Redirack are always in stock, and we will do all we can to find the right industrial racking to suit your requirements. Pallet racking can easily be configured for use as carpet racking or tyre racking, and timber or wire mesh decking can be added to create heavy duty shelving bays. We also have pallet support bars, column guards and rack end barriers in stock to complete your racking system.

Our longspan shelving system is one of our most popular products, due to its strength, versatility and ease of use. Like a scaled down version of pallet racking, it has upright frames and horizontal beams, but the beams are profiled to take a chipboard shelf for hand loaded storage. We have a full range of new longspan shelving in stock, meaning that this system can be dispatch in just a few working days.

As you can see from the photo, our new office in Leeds now has all new signage and we are ready to supply you with the pallet racking or metal shelving that you need. We have deliveries going to all parts of the UK mainland every day, so whether you are in Huddersfield, Middlesbrough, Wrexham or Sussex, we are the company to call for any warehouse storage equipment enquiries.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to speak to a member of the team, or send us a message on the enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

 

second hand storage equipment

What second hand storage equipment do I need?


If you are looking for second hand storage equipment to add to what you already have, or to replace damaged parts, then we can help you to get exactly what you need. You might already know the manufacturer, sizes and quantities of the pallet racking that you are looking for, in which case give us a call and we will confirm availability before sending you a quote. However, there are many different types of warehouse racking available, and almost all of them aren’t compatible with each other, so you need to be sure that you are ordering the right type of industrial racking to avoid delays to your business operation.

Our Identify My Racking page shows you some of the leading manufacturers of warehouse racking, such as Dexion, Link 51, Apex, PSS and Redirack. If your existing racking doesn’t have a name stamped on it, the shape of the holes in the upright frames is often a good way to check what you have. We also have a page showing less common pallet racking systems, but it might be easiest to send us a photo of your existing industrial racking and we can confirm the manufacturer and check our current stock.

We will need to know the height and depth of the upright frames you require, plus the length and load capacity of the horizontal beams. The measurement usually used to describe the beams is the clear entry, which is the space between the upright frames when beams are in place.

Orders are leaving us every day for delivery right across the UK mainland, so wherever you are we can get you the second hand storage equipment that you need. We currently have part filled vehicles scheduled to go to Leeds, Liverpool, Kent and Hereford in the next couple of weeks, so if you are nearby please send us your enquiry now and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 or send an enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

 

warehouse racking protection

Warehouse racking protection


Warehouse racking protection is a vital part of any industrial storage system. Damage to your pallet racking can be both dangerous and costly, but with some simple measures in place you can prevent many of these accidents from happening.

Column guards are a relatively cheap way to prevent forklift damage to your pallet racking uprights. Ours are bolted to the floor in front of each leg, creating a “crumple zone” in front of the racking. We have large quantities in stock and and they are ready for dispatch in just 2-3 days.

Rack end barriers perform a similar job at the ends of your runs of industrial racking and are available in sizes to suit standard single and back to back runs. All our guards and barriers are supplied with fixing bolts to secure them to a concrete floor.

If any of your warehouse racking backs on to pedestrian areas then anti-collapse mesh should be in place to prevent items falling from the racking and causing injuries. We can supply mesh which can be fixed to pallet racking from all leading manufacturers (Dexion, Link 51, Redirack, Apex, PSS, Polypal, Mecalux etc), usually in 7-10 working days.

Whatever you warehouse racking protection requirements are we can help you, no matter where you are in the UK. Our main warehouse is between Leeds and Hull but we have deliveries going to all parts of the country every day. Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to discuss your options, or send us an enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

sell warehouse steps

We also sell warehouse steps, lockers and specialist cabinets


As well as warehouse racking and heavy duty shelving, we sell warehouse steps, lockers and specialist cabinets in a wide variety of sizes, to suit all warehouse storage environments.

Our mobile warehouse safety steps are available in sizes from a 4 step model with a 1000mm platform height to a 15 tread, 3750mm high option. We also have extra wide, narrow aisle and knockdown versions in this popular and versatile range. All of our warehouse steps are ergonomically designed, strong, easy to manoeuvre and safe to use. The safety steps have a large working platform and a safe working load of 300kg. They come with 2 handrails as standard and can be adapted to include platform extensions, platform exits and bottom gates, please give us a call for a price or to discuss your options.

We have a huge range of lockers available which are suitable for many different environments including changing rooms, cloak rooms, gyms or schools. A choice of body colours, door colours, locking mechanisms and safety features is available, as well as many different sizes and configurations. 

We also have a large selection of specialists cabinets for the safe storage of a wide variety of materials, such as acids and alkalis, medical supplies, hazardous materials and PPE equipment. These robust and durable units have high visibility 270 degree labelling, conforming to BS5609.

All of these products can be delivered to any UK mainland address, so whether you are in Paisley or Plymouth, Lowestoft, Llandudno or Leeds, we sell warehouse steps and so much more storage equipment to ensure that your warehouse storage runs effectively.

Give us a call now on 0800 612 3210 to discuss your options, or send us an enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly. During office hours our live chat is also available to answer any questions you have.

sell used dexion racking

You can sell used Dexion racking to us.


If you are looking to sell used Dexion racking, or any other type of warehouse shelving, then we would love to hear from you. Maybe you are moving into a new warehouse that has pallet racking that you don’t need or perhaps the industrial shelving you have is no longer suitable for your stock, whatever the reason is we would love to hear from you. We are always on the look out for medium to large parcels of quality used pallet racking or heavy duty shelving and will pay the best prices for it.

Popular manufacturers of storage equipment, such as Dexion, Apex, Link 51 and PSS are always of interest to us, but we will listen to offers for other makes of racking if the quantities and condition are right. If you aren’t sure what type of racking you have, our identify my racking page might help.

We will always ask for photos of your warehouse racking so that we can see the condition that it is in. Please make sure that these are clear, close up and show any different types of racking or shelving that you have. We can also use these to confirm the type of racking you have if you need confirmation.

A quick inventory of the materials you have for sale would also be really useful. If you can tell us how many upright frames and horizontal beams you have, and their sizes, that will help us to give you the best price we can for the industrial racking for sale. Any other items associated with the pallet racking, such as timber or wire mesh decking, pallet support bars and column guards may also be of interest to us, so please include those when you give us a list of what you have. 

If you need us to dismantle your racking, so that it can be stacked and banded correctly for transportation, we have teams that cover the whole of the UK. We can also arrange transport, or you can deliver to our warehouse if preferred. These costs would be deducted from the price we would offer you for your racking.

We have recently cleared a warehouse of pallet racking in Leeds, bought 500 bays of warehouse racking from a company in Oldham and taken delivery of some used longspan shelving from a site in Birmingham, so wherever you are in the UK, if you are looking to sell used Dexion racking or any other warehouse racking,  we are waiting to hear from you.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 or send us as many details as you have on the enquiry form. We will respond to you quickly and work to whatever timescale you have.