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All About Lundia Shelving

The History of Lundia Shelving

In 1946 Harald Lundqvist (a carpenter) discovered a self-tensioning principle which enabled components to be held together. He appplied these principles to a timber shelving range which resulted in incredible strength and durability.
Harald patented this system in 40 different countries and created the Lundia brand as we know it today.

  • We continue to supply the original Lundia shelving system, as it remains environmentally friendly, versatile, and durable.
  • The wood shelving is fully adjustable, ready to use, and easy to install.
  • The system is easily reconfigured and modified for easy downsizing or expanding of your storage facilities.

    Remploy Lundia Shelving

    Remploy Furniture manufactured Lundia Shelving in the UK until 2008. Remploy no longer manufacture this shelf system.

    Most of the sizes manufactured by Remploy are not compatible with standard European sizes, but due to high demand for compatible sizes, we can organise for these to be manufactured for existing large scale installations. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements.

    Compatibility of sizes:
    Remploy Size
    Shelf 250mm deep....Special size (minimum order quantity applies)
    Shelf 330mm deep....Special size (minimum order quantity applies)
    Shelf 450mm deep....Special size (minimum order quantity applies)
    Shelf 600mm deep....Standard size

    Lundia is the storage solution of choice for architects and designers working on environmentally conscious projects, and for customers desiring a responsible solution to their storage/shelving needs. All units are manufactured from plantation-grown timber and customers can choose timber sourced from environmentally sustainable forests with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified components if required.

    The shelving is also 100% recyclable/biodegradable (if you ever stop using it!).

    Shelf Design For Maximum Strength

    A distinctive feature of Lundia's solid timber shelving systems is the special shelf design. The points carrying the heaviest load are reinforced, which means that each shelf can carry over 100kg in weight without risk of failure, or the sagging common with MDF shelves.

    Where the strength comes from:
    Both ends of the Lundia shelf are reinforced with iron end angles integrated into the wood. These prevent the shelf from buckling and increase its load bearing capacity, by spreading the load evenly across the depth of the shelf.

    The shelf pins spread the shelf load though the entire thickness of the upright column, while the corner notches in the shelves help guide the end angles firmly into place in the upright grooves.

    These design features enable the loading on each shelf to be transferred to the upright through the end angles and shelf support pins, ensuring superior strength and flexibility.

    Customisable Shelving

    Lundia's range of modular shelving is highly customisable, so you can maximise space utilisation. It is versatile and environmentally friendly. The wood shelving is fully adjustable, ready to use, and easy to install.

    The system is easily reconfigured and modified for easy downsizing or expanding of your storage facilities.

    A versatile, space-saving, and economical solution, Lundia timber shelving is suitable for a wide range of projects from commercial premises, shops, university and schools, to government buildings, NHS hospitals and library facilities.

    Mobile Shelving

    Lundia Modular Shelving can be mobilised, thereby simplifying the heaviest and most demanding storage requirements.

    Mobile shelving systems are custom-made to suit any space, design and storage need. The unique space-saving design of the Lundia Mobile system offers flexibility, strength, and re-usability with virtually no maintenance.

    The Lundia Mobile shelving system also ensures optimisation of floor space, providing space savings of up to 50% over conventional static shelving systems.

    Finished with solid timber, the shelves are smooth on the top and bottom, ensuring you never get snagged on metal shelf corners. The timber construction absorbs noise and the mobile mechanism moves the unit silently. The Lundia Shelving is mechanically assisted and also features a tracking system, allowing greater ease of movement. The Manual force required to move a mobile unit is 0.05% of the weight with a handwheel. Therefore 10 tonnes of loaded shelf weight will require 5kg of force.

    Lundia Mobile Shelving Systems are the space-saving solution for businesses wanting to maximise their space and functionality.

    Good-looking, strong and sturdy, the manually operated range is customised to your requirements. The tracking system ensures ease of movement, and each shelf can carry loads of up to 200kg.

    "The Lundia Rotadrive is designed to make the heaviest and most demanding storage requirements easy. Being a mechanically assisted system, it enables the user to effortlessly move huge quantities of fully loaded shelves. One drive shaft connects the roller bearings under each pair of upright frames. This ensures a perfectly accurate traction and extremely smooth, quiet movement of each mobile. With one effortless turn of a wheel you can virtually move mountains." (Lundia NZ)

    Why Use Solid Timber Shelves

    • The timber construction absorbs noise.
    • Lundia shelves are very strong and are able to carry up to 200kg per shelf, or 600kg per unit.
    • Shelving can be set against walls or free-standing.
    • Shelving can be static or mobile if storage capacity is critical.
    • Solid timber shelves do not conduct heat, electricity, or magnetism, and are earthquake resistant.

      Environmental Credentials

      Lundia timber shelving has a Carbon Footprint approximately 90% lower than an equivalent Steel Shelving System.

      The Danish Environmental Protection Agency recently reported on a study looking at the environmental impact of wood and wooden furniture using a Life Cycle Approach. The analysis took in the entire cycle from logging to processed products. As a raw material, wood harvested in a sustainable manner has a minimal negative effect on the environment. The consumption of wood generates no carbon emissions because it is a renewable resource. The main impact is derived from logging and transport. The study found that wood is CO2 neutral. The CO2 liberated on combustion or decomposition is equal to the amount assimilated by the tree during its growth. The processing of the wood and the use of other materials such as glues, impregnating compounds and varnishes add to the environmental impact

      The manufacture of metals was found to be energy intensive. The process of manufacturing the metals used a great deal of energy and also produced high CO2 emissions. The manufacture of metals also results in high levels of air and water pollution. Of the energy used to convert logs to sawn timber, a large proportion of that energy is supplied by wood waste, which is also renewable.

      In summary, all the studies suggested that the use of wood was significantly better for the environment than alternative materials. (Source

      Shelving Installation Service

      Lundia (UK) Ltd is privately owned and was established in 1985. Our head office is in York, North Yorkshire, and we supply throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

      If you are purchasing new Lundia shelving or if you're moving premises, expanding or reconfiguring your existing interior fit-out, our shelving installation service is an efficient, time-saving solution that eliminates all the associated fuss and stress.

      Installation can be planned at the time of ordering, which will include measurement of your site to ensure a perfect fit. Our installation team offers a No-Mess service with delivery, installation and cleanup included. We will usually be able to plan delivery and installation so it takes less than two days to complete.

      The installation team can dismantle any Lundia installation, relocating and re-installing them to suit your needs. At the same time you can add additional components and reconfigure your existing Lundia system to suit your new location or updated requirements.

      For a no-obligation quote phone (01904 471095) or send Email .

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