From personal workshop to high quality business

Projects come in all shapes and sizes but our delivery and first-class service is the standard across all of them. This means we get a variety of workshop fitouts to work on. We enjoy each and every one of them.

Polstore recently supported David Garrod to transform his once personal workshop into a fully fitted and functioning business workspace.

Based in Shrewton, 10 miles north of Salisbury, David Garrod Engineering Ltd specialises in one-offs and small batch work. The family business is run with integrity and quality as the focus of its work and they required a workshop to match such standards. Within the workshop they have two CNC milling machines, a CNC lathe and manual lathe with a digital readout for turning, MIG and AC/DC TIG welding facilities.

The challenge

As the business grew, additional tools and equipment were acquired to support the delivery of work. The previous storage was no longer up to the job. As a personal workshop, David utilised second hand lockers as storage but these were no longer adequate.

The challenge was creating more space for storage in the workshop which was better suited to heavy duty tools. The previous units were only partial extension which restricted visibility to the back of the drawer which caused issues when locating tools.

The solution

Polstore workshop storage and drawer cabinets were used throughout the workspace to increase the amount of storage available. To maximise the space available we used different depths to fit around the various pillars in the building. This meant all units could be flush to the wall.

The different drawer configurations created shallower or deeper drawers, ranging from 75mm to 250mm deep. This provided better access and visibility of tools and equipment. David’s workshop now has fully extendable drawers for his heavy duty tools. Polstore drawer cabinets are ideal for heavy items and repetitive use with load capacities up to 200kg.

Why Polstore?

Aside from the quality of Polstore’s storage products, David praised the level of personal service throughout the process. At the beginning, the Polstore website was clear to navigate and David could easily find the information he needed as well as visualise the end result using the online configuration tool. MD Adam Lucas also met with David in person to go through the space and requirements.

For David, working directly with the team who designed and installed the storage was far better than sourcing the units through an agent or third party. He commented: “The quality of the website, the quality of the service, the response to my questions and the personal service, that’s why I chose Polstore. Plus it doesn’t hurt when you get a FREE t-shirt.”

The quality of the website, the quality of the service, the response to my questions and the personal service, that’s why I chose Polstore.

David Garrod
David Garrod Engineering Ltd



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