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.

pallet racking bay

What is a pallet racking bay?


A pallet racking bay is two upright frames joined together with pairs of horizontal beams to create levels on which pallets can be stored. You should always have runs of at least two bays joined together, with at least two beam levels in each bay, for stability and for the manufacturer’s stated load capacities to be valid.

Upright frames are made up of two legs braced together and with footplates attached. Standard depths are 900mm and 1100mm and they can be any height from two metres to fifteen metres (and beyond). Horizontal beams start from 950mm long and are available in a wide variety of sizes, sometimes over 4000mm in length. 2700mm is the most common warehouse racking beam length, but 1350mm, 2250mm and 3300mm are also widely used. The load capacity of the beams ranges from a few hundred kilos to at least three tonnes for a uniformly distributed load (UDL). 

If you know the exact sizes and quantities of used pallet racking that you need, we can provide you with a low price quote quickly and without obligation. There are many different manufacturers of warehouse storage equipment, such as Dexion, Link 51, Apex, Redirack and PSS, and none of them are compatible with each other. If you are adding to your existing industrial racking, please let us know what you currently have, or send us a photo and we will find suitable materials to add to it.

We can deliver to any UK mainland address and have vehicles going to all parts of the UK every week. So whether you are in Bradford, Crewe, Maidstone, Middlesbrough or anywhere between, we can give you a great delivered price on a pallet racking bay or a full distribution centre of used Dexion racking.

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

used racking for sale near me

Used racking for sale near me


If you are typing “used racking for sale near me” into your search engine then we can help you, no matter where you are in mainland UK. We have deliveries going all around England, Scotland and Wales every day and we will always quote the best delivered price for any size order of warehouse storage equipment. Whether it’s a few pallet racking beams to add levels to your existing storage system, or a complete racking system for a new distribution centre, we can find the solution that you are looking for.

In the last week we have delivered longspan shelving to Harrogate, warehouse racking to Colchester, lockers to Bournemouth, Dexion racking to Bolton and warehouse steps to Aberdeen, so wherever you are we can help you quickly and at a low price.

We have huge stocks of all leading manufacturers of used industrial racking (Dexion, Apex, Link 51, Redirack etc) as well as heavy duty shelving and accessories such as column guards, timber and wire mesh decking, fixing bolts and beam locks. Our podium steps and lockers are available in a huge range of sizes, colours and with a wide range of features to ensure we can meet every requirement. They are made to order and dispatched quickly.

Whatever your warehouse storage requirements are, get in touch now and we will help you to find the best solution for your business’s needs. Our friendly team have years of experience in the pallet racking and warehouse shelving industry and they will be happy to offer as much help as you need. Call us on 0800 612 3210, use the live chat facility or send us an enquiry form and we will usually respond to you within an hour. We are the “used racking for sale near me” that you are looking for!

warehouse racking beams

Which warehouse racking beams should I use?


There are a huge range of warehouse racking beams available and finding the appropriate materials for your specific requirements isn’t always straightforward. Our team are always happy to offer you as much help and advice as you need, but here is some guidance which might help you find what you need.

Firstly, there are at least 20 different manufacturers of pallet racking and almost none of their components are compatible with each other. So, if you don’t know whether you have Dexion, Link 51, Apex, Redirack or any other make, the first place to look would be our “identify my racking” page, where you can find photos of many leading brands of industrial racking. If this doesn’t help, send us some clear close up photos of your racking and we can usually tell you what you have.

The measurement we use to describe pallet racking beams is the clear entry- the space between the upright frames when beams are in place.

pallet racking beams, clear entry

2700mm is the most common pallet racking beam size, as this can be used to store UK pallets (2 pallets per level with 900mm deep frames) and euro pallets (3 pallets per level with 1100mm deep frames). There are many other standard sizes which are close to 2700mm and which may work for your warehouse storage, depending on the pallets you are using. 2625mm, 2650mm, 2667mm, 2670mm, 2743mm, 2750mm and 2800mm are all regularly seen on the used market.

2250mm racking beams are generally used to store 2 UK pallets on 1100mm deep frames and 2225mm, 2286mm, 2300mm beams are also often available. We also usually have single pallet beams (1350mm, 1372mm or 1425mm) and longer beams which can be anything from 2900mm to 4000mm in length.

The load capacity of pallet racking beams can vary from a few hundred kilos to 3 tonnes (and sometimes beyond) per pair. We will always supply used warehouse racking beams whose capacity is at least the maximum requested load capacity.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to discuss your options or send us an enquiry form and we will get back to you quickly. We deliver warehouse storage equipment to any UK mainland address, so whether you are in York, Grimsby, Glasgow or Windsor we can supply you with the pallet racking you need.

used industrial storage

Used industrial storage equipment available now


Our warehouses are always full of quality used industrial storage equipment and while we will always have the leading manufacturers, such as Dexion, Link 51, Apex and Redirack in stock, specific beam sizes can come and go. Therefore, if you need used pallet racking beams in a particular system and size, it is advisable to give us a call on 0800 612 3210 to check availability.

All frame heights are usually in stock because we tend to buy frames at 8, 9 or 10 metres high which can then be cut to exact height depending on customer requests. We can also splice smaller frames together to create taller frames when required. This actually strengthens the frame and usually doesn’t affect where beam levels can be located. We keep bracing for standard 900mm and 1100mm frame depths in stock, but we can often make bracing for bespoke sizes on request. Again, if you need a specific manufacturer it is worth getting in touch to check current stock.

We have an extensive catalogue of warehouse racking accessories, such as pallet support bars, column guards, rack end barriers and wire mesh decking. These are in stock and can be ordered through the website for delivery in as little as 2-3 working days.

We can deliver you used pallet racking to any UK mainland address. Our delivery prices are based on the number of pallet spaces your order would take on an artic. For small order it’s worth getting in touch with us as we can usually get a better price from our haulage supplier. So if you need a single pallet racking frame in Huddersfield, a few Dexion racking beams in Worcester or a single bay of longspan shelving in Brighton we will do our best to give you a great delivered price for your used industrial storage equipment.

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

warehouse storage equipment

How much warehouse storage equipment do I need?


If you’ve never bought warehouse storage equipment before, or you have a new storage area and don’t know how to calculate how much pallet racking you can fit in it, we can help you find the right solution for your business needs.

If you can send us some or all of the following information, we can propose a layout that will suit your space and then provide you with a low priced quote for materials, delivery and installation (if required):

  • What size are your pallets- length, depth, maximum height and maximum weight
  • What size is your storage area- length, width and height
  • What is the turning circle (required aisle width) and maximum height of your forklift/reach truck
  • How many pallets are you looking to store
  • Are there any obstacles that we need to work around- doorways, ramps, emergency exits, pillars, hanging lighting etc

You might already have warehouse racking that you would like to make use of, let us know what make it is (Dexion, Apex, Link 51, Redirack etc) and we will do our best to supply compatible racking. If you don’t know the manufacturer of your industrial racking, send us a photo and we will let you know.

We can also supply any additional materials that you might need such as timber or wire mesh decking, column guards and rack end barriers, pallet support bars and even warehouse steps.

We can deliver and install at any UK mainland address. We have recently completed warehouse racking jobs in Keighley, Swindon, Preston and Dundee, so wherever you are in the UK we can help you.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 or send us as many details as you have on our enquiry form, we will reply to you quickly and help you to get the warehouse storage equipment that you need.

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.

buy second hand pallet racking

Buy second hand pallet racking from us


If you need to buy second hand pallet racking but have never done it before, it can seem like a daunting prospect and one that you definitely want to get right for your business to operate successfully. Whether you call us, send an enquiry form or use the live chat option, our friendly and knowledgeable team will spend as much time as you need to ensure that you get the right warehouse racking system for your storage area. We have a huge range of used industrial racking in stock and so we can almost always find what you need at the best possible price.

We always have large stock of the most popular pallet racking manufacturers, such as Dexion, Redirack, Link 51 and Apex, and usually have (or can source) most other makes. Our upright frames are usually bought by us at 8000mm-10000mm high, which means we can cut them down to whatever size you need. We have standard bracing in stock for 900mm and 1100mm deep frames, but we can adjust frames to a bespoke depth on request. All warehouse racking frames are supplied assembled and with footplates attached. We stock pallet racking beams in a wide variety of sizes (from 950mm to 4000mm, depending on current stock) and load capacities up to 3 tonnes (uniformly distributed load) per level.

If you let us know the space you have available and the size and weight of the goods you are storing, we can suggest a layout to help you make the most of your warehouse storage capacity. Get in touch with us now to discuss your options or to receive a quote with delivery to any UK mainland address. Just today we are delivering to Barnsley, Devon, Livingston and Burnley, so wherever you are in the UK we can get your industrial racking to you quickly and for a great price.

Call us on 0800 612 3210 or send a message using the enquiry form , we will reply to you quickly and help you to buy second hand pallet racking or any other warehouse storage equipment that you need.

hand loaded shelving

What hand loaded shelving do I need?


Hand loaded shelving comes in a wide range of sizes, duties and materials and we can help you to find the right one for your warehouse storage requirements.

Longspan shelving is a scaled down version of pallet racking and has specially profiled beams to accommodate a chipboard deck. We have upright frames in stock which can be 2000mm to 5000mm high and 400mm to 1200mm deep, the beams range from 950mm to 2700mm in length. This shelving system can be made into multi-bay runs with shelving levels that are adjustable every 50mm on the frames. The loading capacity of this heavy duty shelving can is from 430kg – 1075kg UDL per shelf, depending on the length of the beams. All items are in stock and can usually be ready for dispatch in 3-5 working days.

The wide range of sizes and configurations in this hand loaded shelving system means that it can be adapted to suit most warehouse storage areas. We are happy to help you plan a layout that will make the most of the space that you have available and suit the stock that you will be storing on it. Standard shelves are chipboard with support bars, but we also stock dropover steel shelves which may be more appropriate for storing food items or for easy cleaning.

Our steel shelving is a medium duty system and is available in a wide range of widths and depths. This shelving bay is 1830mm high with 6 shelves as standard, with 2130mm and 2430mm high options also available. It has a maximum shelf loading of 100kg UDL and bay loading of 600kg (dependent on specification). Bays can also be fully clad, with door and frame sets available for added security. Shelves can be raised or lowered by 25mm increments, making this system extremely versatile.

We can deliver to any UK mainland address and have recently supplied hand loaded shelving to happy customers in Halifax, Chesterfield, Edinburgh and Somerset.

If you would like to discuss your shelving needs or request a quote, please call us now on 0800 612 3210 or send us a message on the enquiry form and we will reply to you quickly.

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.

pallet racking installers

Pallet racking installers


We have teams of pallet racking installers available to cover jobs across the whole of the UK mainland. Our racking engineers are highly skilled in the installation of pallet racking, cantilever racking, longspan shelving and other hand loaded shelving systems, giving you peace of mind that your warehouse storage meets with all industry standards. It is extremely important that warehouse racking installations are completed correctly in order to ensure the safety of employees and the safe storage of your stock, our teams will work with you to ensure that this is achieved.

From your first contact with our experienced and knowledgeable sales team to the completion of your installation, we will offer you all the guidance and information you need to ensure that you get the right warehouse storage system for your workplace. We have huge stocks of all leading pallet racking manufacturers, such as Link 51, Apex, Redirack and Dexion, so we can match your existing racking or provide you with the most appropriate industrial racking system for your specific needs. We can also supply and install column guards and rack end barriers, to help protect your pallet racking from costly forklift damage.

Our team will offer advice about your storage equipment while on site and we can supply load notices to show the safe working loads of the racking once it has been completed.

We are installing industrial racking in Rotherham, Chelmsford, Wrexham and North Yorkshire over the next few weeks, so wherever you are in the UK we can help you with your pallet racking supply and install needs.

Call us now on 0800 612 3210 to let us know what you need and how our pallet racking installers can help you, or send a message using our enquiry form and we will get back to you quickly.