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Where To Build Your Freezer Room

Freezer rooms are a very common feature in many commercial ventures across Australia. Most food-related businesses require some form of freezer room to keep fresh produce edible for extended periods of time, but many medical supply shops also utilise freezer rooms to keep their vaccines and medication usable. If you are entering into either of those industries or perhaps looking to relocate your current business, then you need to decide where your freezer room construction will take place before anything else. Here are some tips for choosing where to position your freezer room.

Lowest Floor Possible

When choosing where to start your freezer room construction, you really should always pick the lowest floor possible, preferably the one directly above the ground. If that means the basement, then so be it. The reason for this is twofold:

  1. Freezer room construction involves placing a new, insulated floor. This gets trickier the higher up you do it and sometimes is impossible above ground level.
  2. Hot air rises. The closer you are to the ground, the cooler the temperature and the better off your freezer room will be because of it.

When planning your ground floor the first thing you should do is find space for your freezer.

Not Directly Next To An External Wall

Freezer rooms are kept as cold as they are due to internal cooling systems and good insulation. By putting your freezer room next to an external wall, you could be accidentally increasing the temperature of the freezer room, especially during summer. Many freezer rooms come in kits that you assemble or hire a professional to assemble. With these kits you should always endeavour to keep it at least a few feet away from the walls to the outside so there is a good deal of natural insulation due to space. 

Easily Accessible

Freezer room construction is no easy task. It requires a lot of coordinated construction contractors working in tandem to ensure there are no gaps, bad seals or faulty materials. The last thing you want is to find out the freezer room is not air-tight and that a lot of cold air is escaping. Get the construction right the first time and make sure you don't need to redo it anytime soon. Find a space that is well-lit, with easy access to power and a clear walkway for the construction equipment and materials to go through. 

Follow these tips for ideal freezer room construction