If it is looked after, there is no reason the structure should not last 25 years or longer. Each of our Salt Barn’s comes with a 20 year warranty, and the high tensile PVC composite membrane is resistant to rot, fire, weather and salt. This means that our barns are both cost-effective and long-lasting.

Each salt storage building is designed to offer a safe and comfortable working environment. For example, to improve access sufficient circulation space is designed in and around the structure. Further, we include concrete retaining walls (push walls) to increase the salt barn capacity. Therefore, inspection, maintenance and repair access is safe and easy.

Additionally, we make our PVC membranes from the highest quality fabric available, and our fabric complies with all relevant fire regulations. This means that the fabric structure cladding is fire resistant, and flames do not propagate or cause burning droplets to fall.

Finally, our steel frames are made from high-grade galvanised steel, designed to last a lifetime and not corrode. They will not readily fail or rot like other materials, such as timber or traditional steel cladding.

Generally speaking, in most cases we can design a custom built salt barn in a week. If the structure is large, it will then take around 60 days to fabricate, and a further 20 days to erect and build it. Our operational staff carry out 80% of the structural assembly at ground level.

During the design process, we will work closely with you to ensure that your new Salt Barn has all the attributes you require, from access and size to the ability to relocate as neccessary.

This means that you can have a custom, purpose-built Salt Barn ready for use in 90 days.

Toro Shelters are all designed and built in accordance with Eurocode design standards. Additionally, they are compliant with British Standard BS EN 1090-1. For any storage solution, we supply CE marked steel which mean our road salt storage products are safe and last a lifetime. Equally, we can design and build to any national codes.

As a matter of course we will always ensure that your structures are Eurocode compliant, and both designed and manufactured to the highest of standards. Giving you the confidence that your Salt Barn will last as long as you need it.

Our philosophy ensures safety and quality. We design all our structures in line with CDM regulations, and provide full structural drawing for every salt barn from the earliest stage of development.

The smallest salt barn we manufacture will hold up to 500 tonnes of winter road salt. A barn of 40m squared is considered a large structure, but ultimately a barn can be as large as you desire.

As a side note: It is more economical to make a structure longer, rather than wider. We will, of course, advise you of this during the design phase of Salt Barn construction.

Toro is an industry member of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG). The NWSRG is the authority on highways winter maintenance. The group recommends salt barns as the best way to store road salt.  NWSRG research shows, correctly storing salt greatly increases its condition and ease of use. Therefore, using salt barns ensures salt is compliant with regulations and the standards set down in BS 3247:2011.

Moisture content is the most important factor in obtaining high-quality road salt. Therefore, using a salt barn is the most effective way of controlling moisture.

  1. We figure out how many tonnes need to be stored, or the footprint the client has to work with.
  2. Experience and necessity tells our design team how big the barn should be.
  3. Toro engineers are experienced and have the latest design software to assist them optimise the structure’s strength against cost.
  4. Certified fabricators set about welding and galvanising the steel structure and Toro’s CNC state-of-the-art cutting/plotting table, then cuts the pattern for the PVC covers which are welded using Toro’s high frequency welders.