Small Part Shelving or Longspan Shelving?

So you have made the decision to invest in some shelving, good choice. 😉


It can be overwhelming trying to decide which shelving system to go for, as there are so many options out there.

Industrial shelving? Heavy duty shelving? Lightweight shelving? Garage shelving?

The list goes on and on. 

Today we have created this blog post to create some clarity around the shelving systems we offer here at Azil Racking & Shelving.


We are going to discuss 2 different types of shelving:

- Small Part Shelving

- Longspan Shelving

Small Part Shelving

Generally speaking, small part shelving is best suited for storing lightweight items. The shelving systems are very easy to install and fully adjustable, giving you the freedom to move each shelf size to fit your needs. This type of shelving could be suitable for your shed or garage, if you are storing light items. Or perhaps you own a business and need to store your inventory. Again, if you are going to be storing light items that aren't overly bulky, then small part shelving could be the best option for you.

Longspan Shelving

Our longspan shelving is heavy duty making it suitable for storing larger, heavier items. Again, this type of shelving is suitable for a shed or garage, or any type of business. It really comes down to what you are going to be storing on your shelves. There are 3 components to the longspan shelving: frames, beams and chipboard. This shelving system is boltless and fully adjustable, so you can make any changes to the shelving, whenever necessary. We stock a large range of depths, heights and loading capacities meaning that we will have a suitable system to suit you.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day the decision is completely up to you. We would highly recommend going for longspan shelving if you are to be storing heavy and/or bulk items. They simply can handle more weight.

Consider the following questions to help you decide: 

What am I going to be storing on my shelving?

Where am I going to be putting my shelving?

It is also worth considering if you plan on adding more shelving in the future, as you may want to keep all of your systems uniform.

If you are still unsure, why not reach out to us to discuss with one of our sales team. We would be more than happy to help!

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