Loading Houses - all-round protection
Loading houses are placed in front of the building. This means that the entire building space can be used, right up to the exterior walls. Hörmann loading houses are always a good choice if buildings do not allow for the installation of interior ramps or if tailboard slots on the ramps are not possible.
A complete loading house consists of a pedestal with dock leveller, wall and ceiling cladding and a loading opening with dock shelter.
In conjunction with insulated Hörmann industrial doors, loading houses are particularly recommended for loading temperature-sensitive goods.
Lorries can then dock at a 90° angle or offset to the side at a tight angle. Loading houses are available as individual units or arranged as a series.
Loading bays sometimes take up a large portion of commercial buildings. They thus offer substantial energy savings potential – for more information about the amortisation and retrofitting see the Hörmann energy savings compass.
Good reasons to try Hörmann loading houses
Robust dock levellers
Sustainability and quality go hand in hand. Dock levellers have to withstand the rough day-to-day loading environment. For this reason, all components are manufactured using high-quality materials. The design of all dock levellers corresponds to EN 1398 and, with regard to loading capacity, is dimensioned generously.Particularly sturdy flat anchors, ventilation slots in the edge bracket and adjustment angles to screw ensure reliable fixing in the building structure, one of the most important prerequisites for a long service life.
Energy-efficient loading houses
The dock leveller is fit directly in front of the building with a loading house, allowing the building opening to be sealed efficiently with an industrial door. As early as the quotation phase, we are able to provide model statistics defining the maximum wind and snow loads for Hörmann loading houses.Any unevenness in the door can easily be compensated for using adjustable feet.
Flexible dock seals and shelters
Dock seals and shelters are particularly efficient when they are optimally adapted to the docking vehicles and the loading situation. This requires a wide range of flexible solutions.Robust push-in flap dock shelters with different frame constructions prevent them from being damaged during docking.Inflatable dock seals adjust to different vehicle dimensions.Roll-up flaps compensate for even larger differences in vehicle heights. Dock seals and shelters with telescopic link arms or rising roof constructions are recommended to compensate for vehicle movements or when placing interchangeable containers.
Compatible control systems
From development to production, all Hörmann door and dock leveller controls come from the same source, making them optimally matched to each other. As a result, you benefit from a uniform operating concept with standardised housing sizes and the same cable sets for dock levellers and door controls.Another advantage: If the dock leveller control is placed beneath the door control, both controls can be combined into a single compact uni