BCI’s metal shelving system can be equipped with end panels and tops made from different materials. The London model is designed to create a frame around bays of shelving together with an optional kickplate which can be placed under the bottom shelf.
London End Panels are 30 mm thick and constructed from Medium Density Fiber Board which is painted in the specified color. Along the vertical edges of the panels are attached aluminum trimmings, either flat or angled. The aluminum profiles are epoxy powder painted in the specified color. The profiles are mounted to the end panels using visible euro screws. The end panels are attached to the ends of shelving ranges using specially designed steel plate brackets which are epoxy powder painted. They are available in heights 122, 152, 182 and 212 cm, and for shelf depth 25, 30, 40, 25/25, 30/30 and 40/40 cm.
London Top Shelves (Canopies) are 30 mm thick and constructed from Medium Density Fiber Board which is painted in the specified color. The top shelves are attached to the tops of shelving ranges using specially designed steel plate brackets which are epoxy powder painted. London tops are available in modules 75 cm and 90 cm, and for shelving depths 25, 30, 40, 25/25, 30/30 and 40/40 cm, and for one, two or three bays connected. When London tops are used for shelving ranges longer than three bays, several units are connected using double bolt concealed connection fittings.
Optional Kickplates are designed to fill the gap between bottom shelf and the bottom of the foot of uprights. They are made from 0.9 (when used with straight aluminum profiles) or 1.4 (used with angled profiles) mm thick sheet steel which is bent, powder coated and attached using self tapping screws. Together with London Ends and Tops they create a frame around the range of shelving bays. Kickplates are available in lengths covering one, two or three shelving bays.
BCI Eurobib’s library design service is available to architects, interior designers and library directors of both public library systems and university libraries. If you do not want to formally meet with one of our consultants you can always EMAIL floor plans for a free evaluation and library planning suggestions. Our consultants will provide their expertise to advise on library furniture interiors, space planning ideas, and adherence to shelving & equipment budgets.
Related Website Links and Downloads:
London End Panels and Tops Specification
BCI Radius Shelving Fact Sheet
12 Sections Option for Radius Shelving Drawing
18 Sections Option for Radius Shelving Drawing
Original BCI Blog Posting: Jelling Public Library, November 23rd, 2010