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Long span Shelving

  • Space effective solution for products of all shapes & sizes
  • Lighter alternative storage solution than pallet racking
  • Supplied with 18mm particle board or steel mesh decking
  • Installed as stand alone system or integrated into pallet racking
  • Easily adjusted or relocated or added to if you have space
  • Designed and engineered in Australia by Colby Storage


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Industrial Long Span Shelving

Small to Medium Sized Storage for non palletised goods

Long span shelving can be installed as a stand alone system or it can be integrated into the lower levels of pallet racking. Ideal storage solution for a wide range of non palletised goods, perfect for small to medium sized goods.
Total Racking Systems can custom build new and used longspan shelving systems to suit your products and materials, sizes and weight loads.
Colby long span shelving is 100% Australian made and manufactured from high quality steel with a lifetime warranty.   Colby longspan shelving meets the A.S4084-2012 standards.
Long Span Shelving is also known as Boltless Shelving or Open Span Shelving.

Multi-Level Long Span Shelving Systems

Two or three-tiered shelving structures can provide access to valuable overhead space without compromising putaway and picking productivity. Strong and reliable, long span shelving is ideal for use as a multi-tiered structure.

Long span shelving applications

  • warehousing stock picking
  • Storage and dispatch
  • Archiving storage
  • Small and spare parts storage
  • Retail display shelving.

Options for Shelving Bay – suited for different needs

  • Particle board shelves
  • Steel mesh shelves
  • 30mm deep RET steel shelves
  • Louvre Panels
  • Plastic Storage Bins
  • Shelf stiffener supports

Shelves are available in a variety of sizes to suit bay width and frame depth

key features and benefits

range of applications

Suitable for a wide range of applications. including home storage, garage shelving, office storage, storage units, medical storage, non palletised warehouse storage

Available in Many sizes

Frame heights: 2100, 2400 & 3000mm
Frames depths: 450, 650 & 900mm
Beam lengths: 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100 & 2400mm


Shelving Options

All our shelving comes with 18mm particle board but we can also source any board or steel mesh decks for your requirements. Shelves are adjustable to suit your load.

Made in Australia

Colby long span shelving is designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia using durable Australian steel

Expanded to any length

Colby long span shelving is designed to stand alone or have extra beams added to the desired length. 

Easy to install & dismantle

It all clicks together. The only parts you need to put together are upright frames. Slot in the horizontal beams and put in the shelves.

Incorporated into racking

Pallet racking can be integrated but can also be installed as a stand-alone system.

Meets Safety Requirements

Colby long span shelving meets all Relevant Safety and Operational Standards

bulky goods storage

Due to the thickness of the beams, longspan shelving is the ideal shelving solution for efficient storage of bulky goods

Up to 300kg Load per shelf

Made from high grade steel. Strong load bearing capabilities up to 300kg per shelf.

Multi level height

All length and heights to suit your needs. 2 or 3 tiered shelving can provide access to valuable overhead space.


bolted for extra safety

Bolted baseplates provide stable load bearing capability without using excess space

use of Long Span Shelving

Longspan shelving is easy to install, available in a range of bay widths and adjustable to the height of your goods.  Designed for fitting into tight spots and for holding boxes, parts or anything that is abit heavy. It still holds impressive weights of up to 300kg per shelf

Longspan shelving is suitable for most businesses with a storage requirement and can be an alternative for operations that need a large scale storage system but don’t have the budget for  a racking system.

When to use long span shelving

  • Economical solution for high-density storage of archive boxes
  • Small and spare parts storage
  • Retail display shelving
  • Stock order picking
  • Warehouse storage and dispatch
  • Storing small to medium sized product
  • Shop fittings shelving
  • Garage Shelving

When not to use long span shelving

  • Palletised Goods
  • Large and heavy loads

Each warehouse storage facility has its own unique set of challenges and goals, therefore we recommend consulting a warehouse layout and design specialist for a professional opinion to assist you in achieving the optimum storage solution for you.

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Here is a list of our frequently asked questions about pallet racking.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Long Span Shelving

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What is Long Span Shelving

Colby Longspan shelving is lighty-duty shelving ideal for storing small to medium-sized items.  Long span shelving allows easy adjustment of storage heights and widths. Multiple bays can be added to extend the length and the height of the storage unit.  It is a storage system that can move and change according to your needs. Suitable for use in warehouses, retail shops as well as office shelving and home garage heavy duty shelving.

These are similar to pallet racking systems in the way that they are built but the main difference is that these can only be used to store light and medium sized products while pallet racking is used for a wider range of products, from lightweight to heavy duty materials.

Long span shelving is much cheaper than pallet racking systems and therefore is an alternative for retailers who do not have the floor space and/or the budget for a pallet racking system.

How much does longspan shelving cost?

The cost for longspan shelving depends on the dimensions, how many bays you require and the shelving material. We have competitive pricing and longspan shelving in stock ready to be delivered or picked up. For the most accurate long span shelving price please contact us for a quote.

What are the components of longspan shelving?

There are 3 essential components in longspan shelving:

  1. vertical uprights,
  2. horizontal beams and
  3. internal shelves.

Longspan Shelving Vertical Uprights
Uprights are the 2 metal structures that stand at each end of a shelving unit. Uprights can come in several heights and are what additional shelving bays connect to.  They are the connecting point for each extension. Available in a width of 55mm the profiles have been designed to meet Australian design standards. The strong section design provides secure and safe storage options.

Longspan Shelving Horizontal Beams
Horizontal Beams connect to each of the uprights and determine the length of the bay. Together with uprights they are the means by which shelving units can be extended.
Our roll formed tubular step beam profile offers excellent compatibility with standard particleboard shelves and 30mm deep Colby steel RET shelves.

Internal Shelves
Internal Shelves sit inside two beams and in between two uprights. Our step beams profile make the shelf more stable.
Modular steel shelves are available in a variety of sizes to suit bay width and frame depth.
All shelves are provided in high quality powder coated finish in attractive APO grey.
Stiffeners can be integrated into shelves to minimise deflection and ensure optimum load bearing capacity.

What are the Beam Lengths?

Longspan shelving beam lengths are:

  • 1200mm,
  • 1500mm,
  • 1800mm,
  • 2100mm and
  • 2400mm
What are the Frame Dimensions?

Longspan shelving frame heights:

  • 2100mm
  • 2400mm
  • 3000mm

Longspan shelving  frame depths:

  • 450mm
  • 650mm
  • 900mm
What are the Upright Dimensions?

Longspan shelving upright height:

  • 2100mm
  • 2400mm
  • 3000mm

Longspan shelving upright width:

  • 55mm  
Can long span shelving be bolted to the floor?

Bolted baseplates provide stable load bearing capability without using excess space.

Shelf Decking Options?

Steel Mesh Desks or 18mm Particle Boards are both available and fit perfectily on the step of our step beam.

The mesh and particle board decking solutions provide greater performance and flexibility

Does long span shelving come with guarantees or warranties?

Colby Longspan shelving comes with a 12 months warranty after installation and a lifetime guarantee with regular checks performed yearly by a qualified person.

Does racking meet AS4084-2012 Australian Standards?

Colby Longspan shelving meets and exceeds the Australian standards AS 4084-2012.

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