Polstore – Workshop, Workplace, Museum & Archive Storage Systems


We have a brand NEW brochure coming soon, with a more modern and eye catching design, new prices and products!

New and existing customers will all get a copy when they are available.

So keep an eye out for more news on this soon...

If you would like a copy please get in touch via email: enquiries@polstore.co.uk or give us a call on: 0800 008 6861

This months offer is:

S30-23627 - In RAL 7035 or RAL 5012
NC tool stand 588 x 500 x 255mm high
**Without tool holders - sold seperately

WAS - £ 100.99 INC VAT
NOW - £ 70.70 INC VAT

Available to buy here

Valid from 31st July - 28th August 2019

As members of the Museums Association we will be exhibiting at the MA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Brighton from the 3rd - 5th October 2019.

You will find some of our lovely Sales team at stand #66, who will be more than happy to show you our products and answer any questions you may have.
See the floor plan & list of attendees HERE to find us.

Entrance to the exhibition and conference is FREE just register here.
Take full advantage of the FREE seminars taking place over both days


Brighton Centre
Kings Road

T: 01273 290131


Did you know you can buy Polstore products online...

Our e-commerce site www.sortandtorque.com has the latest products with the lowest online prices.

Offering multiple colour choices, Lifetime warranty and fast delivery on a wide range of products, it's never been easier to buy from us!

With just a quick click you can buy anything from plastic tilt bin storage to a Museum grade plan chest drawer cabinet.

And with FREE UK delivery over £50.00
(excluding Highlands & Islands - please see delivery terms here)
what more could you want...

Our heavy palletised items (i.e Drawer cabinets, Plan Chests etc) will be delivered in our own vans as this ensures we meet our 100% damage free target all year round and makes sure you as our customer are happy with your product.

So why not check out our website and see just how easy it really is!

One of the common misconceptions that we have, is that a new museum archive costs a vast amount of money and impacts on the running of the museum for many months.
This month’s case study proves that this doesn’t always have to be the case.

The previous year we were approached by Judy and Stephen of Wallingford Museum, a small to medium sized museum, housing many and varied items of local history (which we would thoroughly recommend anyone to visit).

They had hit upon the idea of building a new wooden structure within the underutilised car park to the rear of their building, which would accommodate their new archive.
This would be a vast improvement over the many small and inappropriate storage areas, they were currently forced to use.
The building, measuring a shade under 6 metres x 8 metres, would allow them to house all of their archive, with the minimum disruption to the day to day running of the museum.

Following a survey by ourselves, we worked with the client to develop a solution that would keep their entire current and potential future archive in the correct ordered environment, whilst paying attention to the limited budget that they had.
As with most local history museums, the contents are very varied and the client, also required a study space to be incorporated within the archive.

We proposed four runs of double skinned museum grade shelving, specifically designed to avoid any sharp edges or protrusions, which allow boxed and unboxed artefacts to be safely stored, without risk of damage.
These were installed as two single depth units and two in a back to back configuration.
This formed the majority of their storage, with the units split into one metre wide bays with height adjustable shelves, to future proof as much as possible.

One problem we encountered was that the units clashed with roof beams that were not detailed on the original drawings.
Due to the versatility of the double skinned shelving this was easily overcome by adjusting the spacing of the shelves.

We then fitted an art storage picture rack (toast rack) with split height adjustable shelves, again manufactured from our double skinned shelving system, but with the inclusion of vertical partitioning rods, to house their picture and painting collection.

Adjacent to this was a heavy-duty shelving system, with height adjustable metal decks to contain the heavier items within their collection.
Manufactured from a standard system, to keep the cost down, this was painted to match all of the other furniture, to give the professional appearance of a much larger museum at a fraction of the cost.

The study area consisted of a standard Polstore heavy duty workbench system with a plan chest next to it, to not only provide secure storage, but add an additional layout area next to the workbench.

The project was a complete turnkey package, inclusive of design, manufacture, delivery and installation, the installation taking place over a two-day period.

Client Testimonial - Judy (Wallingford Curator)
"We have been delighted by our new custom-fitted building and are grateful to Polstore for their advice in making this possible.
We had erected the new store in a relatively small space at a reasonable cost, but were faced with ensuring that we used it to gain maximum storage.
Polstore gave very helpful advice on the practicalities of shelving to suit our needs, and provided a layout that would be the most effective.

When unforeseen restrictions of height were encountered at the last minute, they were very flexible in re-assessing the way it could still work.
As a result we now have an archive store that meets modern standards and enables efficient organisation of the collections, with essential expansion space.

The whole storage was installed and working within two days and the Museum team of volunteers shifted the entire collection of 13,000 items into the building in a single day, enabling us to open for the season on time!
The cost was very reasonable for high class purpose built storage. We would certainly recommend other small museums to seek advice from Polstore"