Salt Barns & Road Salt Storage Domes

Toro is the UK’s No.1 Supplier of Salt Barns & Salt Storage Buildings

Cost-Effective, Practical, and Highly Engineered Salt Barns

As the UK’s leading provider for Salt Barns, Toro is committed to delivering the best practices for your winter service operations. Our extensive experience in designing, constructing, and maintaining salt storage buildings allows us to tailor a structure to your precise needs. Whether you face spatial constraints or challenging ground conditions, our barns are custom-engineered to ensure they suit your location and local building codes.

A Toro salt barn consists of a hot-dip galvanised steel frame covered with a highly durable PVC fabric membrane, designed to endure the harshest weather and corrosive conditions. This offers significantly reduced maintenance costs compared to conventional storage facilities, making our salt barns both cost-effective and long-lasting.

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Why Choose a Toro Salt Barn?


When it comes to protecting your valuable assets, Toro does not compromise on structural integrity. Our frames, crafted from high-grade galvanised steel are designed to deliver a lifetime of durability. Moreover, our self-cleaning PVC membrane is resistant to rot, fire and salt.

Rapid Installation

Toro salt barns are pre-fabricated and require minimal ground preparation. This combination makes our structures both quick and easy to install, resulting in minimal disruption to your business.

Energy Efficient

Our structures utilise high-opacity PVC fabric that allows natural daylight to illuminate your salt barn, reducing the need for artificial lighting and thereby minimising your energy consumption.

Permanent, Temporary or Relocatable

Owing to our flexible ground anchoring systems and trusted installation methods, our salt barns can be easily relocated or adapted to suit your business needs.

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Storage Optimisation

As land becomes more scarce with time, it is increasingly important to maximise your road salt in as little space as possible. Our design team is here to help optimise your footprint, so contact us today and we will help you calculate the amount of salt your structure could store or the amount of space you require.

Bespoke Solution

No two salt barns are the same. That being said, Toro draws on the experience gained through years of designing and constructing salt barns. We take tried and tested designs, and adapt them to meet our clients needs. Please take some time to visit our salt barn gallery below.

The need for Salt Barns in Winter Road Maintenance

Toro is a proud industry member of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG), dedicated to delivering the best practices for winter highway maintenance. The NWSRG recommends salt barns as the best solution for maintaining salt quality and ease of use.

NWSRG research shows that unprotected salt piles can diminish by up to 20% each year, a concerning loss for any winter road maintenance strategy and prove to be a costly mistake. The risks linked to insufficient road salt for winter service are simply unthinkable.

Furthermore, having an adequate salt supply is not enough without proper preservation. For instance, if the salt pile exceeds the optimum moisture content, you can expect the following issues to arise:

  • Tunnelling in the spreader hopper.
  • Caking of salt piles
  • Leaching from salt piles.
  • Poor salt distribution – leading to areas of carriageway under or over-salted.
  • Rain on uncovered salt piles creates dangerous sinkholes.

To prevent these pitfalls and ensure a smooth winter service operation, investing in a salt barn is key to maintaining your salt quality, no matter the weather conditions.

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If you have any uncertainties, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team can offer advice at any stage of your project. Feel free to sound us out with a quick call or email.
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The Toro 20 Year Warranty

A Toro salt barn is intelligently engineered to minimise the use of materials and sustain high snow and wind loads. We use a UV stabilised PVC composite membrane that is impervious to salt attack, and is quick and easy to repair if damaged by operators.

Our salt barns are designed to last, however, we still offer a 20 year warranty plan that gives peace of mind in unforeseen circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

If properly maintained, there is no reason why your structure should not last 30 years or longer. Nonetheless, we still offer a warranty plan that gives peace of mind in unforeseen circumstances, making our salt barns a cost-effective solution to protecting your salt store.

Our steel frames are made from high-grade galvanised steel, designed to last a lifetime without corrosion. They will not readily fail or rot like other materials, such as timber or traditional steel cladding. Additionally, our high-tensile PVC composite membranes are resistant to rot, fire, weather, and salt.

All Toro Shelters are designed and built in accordance with Eurocode design standards and comply with British Standard BS EN 1090-1. Equally, we can design and build to any national code as required in conjunction with being Eurocode compliant.

Our philosophy ensures safety and quality, hence why we design our structures in line with CDM regulations, and only supply CE-marked steel, giving you the confidence that your salt barn will stand the test of time.

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.

NWSRG research shows, correctly storing salt greatly increases its condition and ease of use. Therefore, using salt barns ensures salt is compliant with regulations set by the Environment Agency (EA) and the standards set down in BS 3247:2011.

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

Salt Barn Shelter Gallery

A Toro speciality, the humble Salt Barn, is where we have industry leading experience and know how. Consequently the Toro team has gained an unprecedented level of experience installing winter road salt storage facilities across Northern Europe.

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