Loading houses, or dock pods, are increasingly finding favour – most commonly in temperature controlled buildings or where internal floor space is at a premium. Loading bay specialist sara says the benefits are that the construction can be produced to suit an ambient building just as easily as a temperature controlled store.
The depot pictured is near Bristol and serves a major UK retailer where the relationship has been in place for 35 years. The loading house is a steel frame that can be clad with a variety of materials and is mounted on a steel base already prepared for one of sara’s dock levellers. On the back of the loading house the thermal barrier is usually a sectional overhead door, electrically operated.