CANTILEVER RACKING SYSTEMS

As a leading UK structural engineering specialist, RDA have recently launched a new service for the design, manufacture & installation of bespoke cantilever racking systems for both internal & external applications. Also known as bar-racks, cantilever rack designs are developed for the safe & organised storage/selectivity of long &/or heavy materials, including all metals, timber, sheet products, pipe and tube, specialised components & finished products such as street lighting, rails, posts, angles etc.

Tailored design and exceptionally robust fabrication of structural steel cantilever racks delivers highly flexible storage solutions for difficult & heavy applications and also demanding environments, inside and out. Finishes to suit specific products and conditions are available, including for stainless steel storage, below-freezing temperatures, corrosive situations, uncovered external locations .


Cantilever racking can be used for a host of diverse applications including:-

  • Timber plank, board & sheet storage
  • Worktops & pre-formed laminate sheet storage
  • Steel and stainless steel sheet, rod, tube, beam and plate storage
  • Aluminium sheet, rod, tube and extrusions storage
  • Scaffolding component storage
  • Tube and pipe storage
  • Rails, posts, coils, frames and glass storage
  • Plastics and extrusions storage
  • Panel and fencing storage

RDA cantilever racks provide:-

  • Bespoke structural design to order after careful analysis of all aspects of a client’s storage and materials handling requirements
  • Bespoke manufacture to a unique design solution, done in as little as 3 working weeks
  • Storage arms positively secured in position using high tensile, zinc plated bolts for adjustability or welded for exceptional strength to suit non-changing inventories
  • Where designed for adjustability the typical pitch is 150mm centres, but any support centre can be specified to
  • All rack upright and base-support sections manufactured from hot rolled universal beam sections sized to suit the structural loads and ground conditions
  • All upright & base supports welded for reliable and certifiable strength and performance

Special cantilever rack services include:-

  • Rack heights available up to 12 metres
  • Loads up to 5000 KGs per arm
  • Both single-sided and double-entry configurations, in any length to fit the space available and the products to be stored/selected
  • Various ingenious accessories and safety features offer further storage options, greater flexibility or safety in use
  • The opportunity to truly tailor to the exact requirements of any specific site
  • All designs to BS 5950-1:2000
  • Available in black spray paint as standard, or in various colours, finishes and galvanising to meet individual requirements
  • No-obligation detailed analysis of clients’ storage application, survey/assessment of proposed location, expert technical advice on specification, layout, access and materials handling
  • High calibre nationwide installation service by expert and fully qualified steel erectors

RDA work closely with a wide range of clients, such as steel and aluminium stockholders, steel fabricators, timber and builders merchants, DIY and garden centres, street lighting manufacturers, railway engineers, pipe and tube producers and distributors, oil industry specialists

Recent clients include (Click on highlighted text to view case study):-

  • Airbus
  • British Aerospace
  • Next
  • The BSS Groups
  • Tru Homes
  • Alcoa
  • JCB
  • QIC
  • Thyssen Krupp Materials (UK)
CHAS, Safe Contractors