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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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3 Critical Considerations in the Design and Construction of Freezer Rooms

Ethan Burton

Do you need a large-capacity storage area for freezing things in your establishment? If so, you should consider freezer room construction. This large, insulated storage room with individual reach-in freezer compartments eliminates the need to use multiple upright freezers. But careful consideration of the design of freezer rooms is critical for ensuring success during the construction phase. Keep reading on below to learn about some key considerations in the design and construction of these critical temperature-control facilities.

The amount of storage needed

How much freezer space do you need? The freezer room you build should be able to accommodate the amount of product you intend to store.

An effective way to determine the size of the facility is knowing how you'll store and access your product. Will you store products in free-standing storage racks, in crates, on pallets or in bins? Proper organization of products inside your refrigerated room is vital for ensuring easy and convenient access when they're needed. Build a freezer room to fits your storage needs, instead of trying to match the storage to the refrigerated facility.

It's also a good idea to make sure your design allows expansion of storage space in the future.

The integrity of the thermal envelope

The walls, floors and roof of freezer rooms play an important role in ensuring the energy efficiency of the facilities. 

These building components should provide a solid thermal barrier to minimise energy losses through the building envelope. Some common types of materials used for the construction of freezer rooms include precast concrete products, insulated metal panels, pressure treated lumber and many more.

In addition to using thermally efficient materials to build the envelope of the refrigerated facility, the interiors of the facility should be insulated to maintain the desired operating temperatures.

Product safety

As freezer rooms are often used to store consumables, product safety should be a top priority for anyone operating a freezer room. Some of the important things to be considered in the design and construction of freezer rooms include how products will be processed, packaged and transported. Quality and safety should be maintained at every point where products are handled.

The best way to build a freezer room that suits your application is to talk to a freezer room installation specialist about your specific needs before embarking on the construction process. They can tailor a facility that fits your exact needs and requirements.