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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

4 Reasons Your Construction Company Should Use Wooden Crates to Ship Parts and Equipment

Troy Medina

If you own a large construction business, you may sometimes have to ship out parts and equipment to your customers and workforce. When you do this, you may use reinforced cardboard crates. However, cardboard boxes are not always the best option. A great alternative shipping container is a wooden crate. Below is a guide to 4 benefits of opting for wooden new crates when shipping your construction products.

Increased durability

Wooden crates also offer increased durability when compared to cardboard. This is important if you plan to stack products in a warehouse or move them around using heavy equipment such as forklift trucks. Cardboard will tend to buckle under any weight which is placed on top of it, which could damage the product inside. If your item is being shipped internationally, there are no guarantees that it will be treated with care by the handlers who move it through the postal system. Even if the product isn't damaged, if your product arrives in a damaged box, this will not create a very good first impression when your customer collects it from the postal depot.

Moisture protection

Wooden crates which have been varnished will provide excellent protection against moisture. This is important because your shipping products could be damaged by the ingress of moisture. If cardboard is exposed to moisture, it will absorb it, allowing it to reach the product which is stored in the box. Even if the product itself is covered in another protective layer of packaging, the moisture could lead to the growth of mould or mildew inside the box, especially if the boxes are stored for a long period of time. With wooden crates, you do not need to worry about this problem.

Reduced product returns

Although using wooden crates may be slightly more expensive than using cardboard boxes, because of the improved protection offered by wooden containers, you should notice a drop in the number of products which are returned to you because they are damaged when they are received. This should more than cover the additional cost of each wooden crate.

Reduced impact on the environment

Cardboard boxes will typically not be reused by the construction crews or customers which receive them. Instead, they are likely to end up in a landfill site. However, because of their durability and the protection, they offer to things stored in them, wooden crates can be reused to store and ship another item which reduces the impact on the environment.

If you want to find out more, you should contact a company which provides wooden crates.