From the Volkswagen Tower to the Amazon Warehouse, there truly are some incredible factories and warehouses across the globe. These unique business warehouses will inspire you and your company.
Volkswagen Car Towers, Wolfsburg Germany
There are two of these amazing spectacles, towers that spiral up and up completely filled with brand new cars. These car houses are operated by house technology which automatically moves cars from the VW’s Wolfsburg plant to the towers, and on to the customer center to be collected by their owners.
Bank of England’s Vault Beneath London
This is possibly the richest warehouse in the world. The vault is located under central London, and contains 4,600 tons of gold which add up to be worth around 166 billion British Pounds.
DB Schenker’s Warehouse, Germany
DB Shenker being one of the largest logistics companies in the world has an extremely impressive selection of warehouses. This photograph is taken by Christian Stoll.
National Archives Winsford, Cheshire
This expansive salt mine located in Winsford is the size of 700 football pitches and currently stretches 100 miles long, still growing. The mine has a dry and stable condition that provides perfect conditions for storing National Archives such as Confidential government files.
Google Data Center, Georgia
The warehouse is as colourful as google itself. This was originally a cooling plank in Douglas County Georgia but has been taken over by Google, who have painted the pipes in order to distinguish which is which and just for fun.
Champagne Warehouse, France
Here the finest champagnes in the world are held and stored in underground warehouses such as this one in Reims. The champagnes are allowed to mature for up to 20 years in the warehouses.
The Abandoned Solviet Space Center
The huge aircraft hangar is located near Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. although it is now abandoned, it still makes for an impressive photograph by Ralph Mirebs.
Constellation Europe, United Kingdom
The warehouse Constellation Europe is the largest wine warehouse in the whole of Europe. It stores 57 million bottles continually.
Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant Toulouse
The A380 aircraft is built in the the Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant. As these are the largest airliners in the world, it takes about 1.32 million square feet to have sufficient space to be able to build one of these planes.
Amazon is a huge company selling anything you could imagine, known as the worlds largest retailer. This huge house of wonder holds a myriad of different products sold to online customers.
Meyer Werft, Papenburg Germany
Meyer Werft is a shipping and cargo port warehouse that holds some of the largest cruise ships in the world. There has been around 700 ships build in the warehouse which is 678,0000 sq ft.
M & S Warehouse, Castle Donington
Marks and Spencer’s warehouse was opened in 2003 in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The warehouse is 900, 000 sq ft, and handles all of the company’s online orders and deliveries.
6 Things to Keep in Mind When Riding a Horse
1. Look forwards.
It’s easy to get distracted by what’s immediately ahead of you, and by your horse itself. Make sure you’re focusing on the path ahead and that you know where you’re going.
2. Sit upright in the saddle.
New riders have a tendency to keep their bodies low and close to the horse. Try to be confident and ride with an erect back.
3. Heels down.
You might have heard this shouted by an instructor before. It doesn’t mean you should just pull your toes up; you need to adjust your weight so that your heels are lower than your toes.
4. Don’t put your feet too far into the stirrup.
This is a reasonable response for first time riders – they want to feel their feet safely lodged in. This can get your feet stuck if you fall off, and makes it harder for your to balance.
5. Your horse is not a machine.
Most riders start out because they love horses. Always remember that riding is about working with your horse, not forcing it to do what you want. If you work with this idea of mutual respect, you’ll learn faster and better.
6. Have your elbows at your side.
Another tendency for new riders it to lift their arms. You’ll have much more control and will be able to communicate with your horse better if you keep your arms at your side. This allows you to handle the reins better.
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Our Top 6 Shed Designs
Our sheds are wide and varied, covering a range of different purposes.
And for every purpose, there’s a design, including custom-designed sheds.
Below, we’ve included 6 of our top shed designs.
The American Barn
The American barn is a real eye-catcher. The raised centre will make this shed stand out against the rest. It’s also a great way for maximising internal space and bringing in natural light, perfect for a workshop.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $70,000
The Aussie Barn
An Australian style barn is slightly more modest & humble than its American counterpart. A simple roof makes this a very functional building, made for people who just need some space and don’t worry too much about impressing their neighbours.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
The 3-Door Garage
A 3-door garage is great for families storing their vehicles, but it’s also great for storage space if that’s all you need. The two-toned colourbond design looks fantastic.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
Some people won’t be parking vehicles in their building. In that case, a storage shed with some workshop space is a great option. The above shed has some glass roller doors, bringing in natural light and opening up the shed space inside.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $50,000
Looking for something a little bigger? A lot of our clients own farms and are looking for hay storage space. An open-sided hay shed is perfect for this.
Cost Range: $10,000 – $150,000
If you feel like embarking on a bigger project, some of our most beautiful builds have been habitable dwelling frames. Our clients often work with their own architects to produce fantastic spaces like the one above, a bed and breakfast in Mt Buffalo.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $100,000