Commercial Cold Rooms

At Ryan-Jayberg, we’ve been proudly providing cost-effective commercial storage solutions to a wide range of industries for over 50 years. From butchers to breweries, farmers to florists, there are so many different types of businesses that can benefit from commercial cold rooms.

Ryan-Jayberg offers an extensive selection of expertly designed and energy-efficient engineering for commercial refrigeration and freezing. When it comes to high-capacity chilling, our variety of refrigeration options includes bespoke commercial cold rooms, tailored to your requirements with our wealth of expertise.

Why choose commercial cold rooms by Ryan-Jayberg?

Whether you’re starting a new venture or upgrading your current premises, commercial cold rooms are an essential investment. Sometimes known as walk-in fridges or cold stores, these built-in refrigeration systems are the best choice for keeping your stock at the optimum temperature.

Installing a custom-fit commercial cold room with Ryan-Jayberg is much more convenient and cost-effective than having several separate upright fridges or freezers. Why would you want the hassle of splitting stock across many areas when you could keep it securely in one place?

Not only do we provide cold rooms for storage at optimal temperatures between 0°C and 18°C, but we also offer commercial freezer rooms for products requiring temperatures from -40°C to 0°C – including blast, carton/box, tunnel, spiral, and deep freezers.

Our made-to-measure commercial cold rooms guarantee the highest standard of materials and durable construction, promising a long lifespan of optimum operation and protection for perishables. Whatever you intend to chill or freeze, Ryan-Jayberg can accommodate your needs.

Environmentally friendly commercial cold rooms

We understand that safety and security are of the utmost importance when storing large volumes of stock that must be both shielded and accessible at all times. Our commercial cold rooms always adhere to hygiene and fire safety regulations to keep business running smoothly, with internal safety releases for peace of mind.

Environmental responsibility is also something we take very seriously at Ryan-Jayberg, as we’re committed to helping our valued customers improve the energy efficiency of their systems and reduce their carbon footprint. Not only is this better for the planet, but it also helps your business to keep running costs down.

We’re happy to help you make the smartest design choices and advise you on the best practices for operation and maintenance, with a dedicated aftercare service available whenever you need us. Our experts can ensure that your commercial cold room continues to run optimally for years to come.

What can you expect from our cold room installations?

Ryan-Jayberg’s vast industry experience in building temperature-controlled rooms makes us the number one choice for commercial cold rooms. Whichever sector your business operates in, we can accommodate your specific requirements when designing your bespoke commercial cold room.

We’ll guide you through the process from the initial site survey through to the final installation, taking every aspect into consideration. From insulation fabrics, doors, and floors to lighting, ventilation, and drainage, our bespoke service guarantees value for money.

We complete each installation to the specific temperature, size, and shape requirements of the client, ensuring a perfectly fitted and fully integrated refrigeration system every time. Ryan-Jayberg covers all the bases, so you can be sure that your cold room is exactly what you need.

Ready to create your bespoke commercial cold room?

Would your business benefit from one of our commercial cold rooms or commercial freezer rooms? Contact us today to discuss our comprehensive commercial cold room service and receive a competitive quote for your ideal cold storage solution.

Simply give us a call on 0208 944 6288 or fill out our online form and our friendly team of experts will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to helping your business thrive with all the benefits of a highly effective commercial cold room.

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Commercial Cold Rooms FAQs

Commercial cold rooms are versatile refrigeration solutions used in a variety of settings, keeping perishable products in prime condition and foodstuffs safe for human consumption. Cold rooms provide a much larger storage volume than standard fridges, so they’re ideal for keeping stock at controlled temperatures when chest or counter fridges don’t offer enough space.

Unlike regular refrigeration units, cold rooms are usually immobile and require installation by specialist fitters like Ryan-Jayberg. Commercial cold rooms also make organisation and distribution easier, as they create a higher capacity of storage shelving so your stock is always ready when you need it.

Cold rooms are typically used to store chilled ingredients, pre-prepared foods, or ready-made goods. Businesses such as restaurants and supermarkets often use them to keep meat, fish, dairy, or vegetables fresh. However, food retail isn’t the only industry that can benefit from commercial cold rooms.

You can store anything that requires chilling or freezing in them, making them ideal storage solutions for a variety of industries such as:

⦿ Butchers

⦿ Breweries

⦿ Farm Markets

⦿ Florists

⦿ Hospitals

⦿ Pharmacies

⦿ Warehouses

From agriculture and horticulture to food processing and pharmaceuticals, bespoke commercial cold rooms can keep everything running efficiently.

Commercial cold rooms have many advantages over traditional cooling apparatus, maximising storage capacity and minimising running costs in the following ways:

⦿ Suitable for a variety of sizes and spaces

Cold rooms can save space when specifically designed to your requirements, with larger internal storage volume making them more economical than standard upright fridges/freezers.

⦿ Adjustable temperatures

Airtight cold rooms are protected against exterior climate changes, designed to minimise heat and protect against water ingress, with adjustable gauges allowing you to modify the internal temperature as needed.

⦿ Secure and reliable

Lockable storage to prevent theft or damage to high-value contents, with products safely kept at the correct temperature for whenever you need them.

⦿ Better stock distribution

Higher capacity cold rooms make arranging stock very simple, so stored items are then much easier to find, making trips into and out of the cold room much quicker for faster stock rotation.

⦿ Accessible and convenient

Cold rooms are more straightforward to construct onsite than carrying refrigerator units through doorways, and much more convenient for staff to access when accepting stock deliveries or replacing stock in the main storage area.

A commercial cold room is a larger scale walk-in fridge or freezer, constructed with insulated panels to form a sealed temperature-controlled space. Cold rooms keep all products stored in them at a set temperature by extracting warm air from outside the room, filtering it through cooling units with refrigerant chemicals, then blowing the cooled air into the cold room itself.

A thermostat controls the optimal temperature inside the room and constantly monitors for any changes, adjusting the temperature accordingly if it gets too high or too low. There’s usually a variation of 2-4°C allowed before the thermostat will signal to the cooling unit that the room’s ambient temperature is out of the acceptable range.

These are the standard components of a cooling system and what they do in the cycle:

⦿ Compressor – pressurises the refrigerant gas.

⦿ Condenser – cools the hot gas to turn into cold liquid.

⦿ Expansion Valve – controls the flow of liquid and turns it into vapour.

⦿ Evaporator Coils – boils liquid gas to expand it and cool the coils through energy absorption.

⦿ Fans – circulates air over the cold coils to distribute cool air around the room.

Additionally, the insulation panels lining the room also help to maintain the temperature. Layers of non-conductive material in the walls, floors, and doors keep cold air inside and prevent warm air from outside from getting in. Without insulation, the cooling unit would inevitably burn out much faster, as it would have to work harder to keep the room cool.

Got any more questions about how our commercial cold rooms work? Contact Ryan-Jayberg today and we’ll gladly assist with your enquiries.

Refrigeration or freezing is necessary for many items, from food to medicine, to preserve their fresh state and delay deterioration until you need to use them. Perishables such as raw meat, dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables commonly require chilling or freezing as quickly as possible.

Commercial cold rooms tend to operate between -40°C to 18°C, but the required temperature will depend on the particular items you’re storing. Generally, the ‘danger zone’ for bacteria growth is around 5°C to 60°C, so any chilled products should be stored at no more than 4°C.

While we recommend 2-4°C for refrigerated produce, the temperature should be at least -15°C for frozen products. We recommend -18°C to -20°C for keeping frozen goods in prime condition. Any lower and you risk causing freezer burn and slowing operations down with a long defrosting time.

With the bespoke service from Ryan-Jayberg, commercial cold rooms and freezer rooms are designed to individual temperature requirements, ensuring that your business needs are completely catered for. You can contact our team with any enquiries about our services.

Keeping up with commercial cold room maintenance can initially seem like a lot, but creating a routine for regular maintenance checks will soon make it feel like second nature. Consistent care, including cleaning, is vital to keep your cold room working to its full potential.

If you allow your commercial cold room to fall into disrepair, it can have drastic consequences for your business. Thawed products can quickly become unfit for consumption, and on top of the costs of repairs and replacements, this will waste a lot of money.

These problems are largely avoidable, as long as you regularly check over your cold room. The sooner you identify faults, the easier they’ll be to deal with. Here are some of the things you can look out for when checking your commercial cold room:

⦿ Temperature – Is it within the required range? Do you need to reset the thermostat?

⦿ Evaporators – Has any ice built up that can impede their operation?

⦿ Compressors – Can you see any leaks or other signs of damage?

⦿ Freon – Are freon levels at the optimum amount?

⦿ Vents – Is there any dust or debris that can lead to overheating?

Air vents at floor level especially can collect dirt and debris, and any blockage can cause the system to overheat, shortening its lifespan before it wears out.  You should clean the whole area daily to avoid bacteria building up or trip hazards.

Of course, you should also pay attention to the produce itself. Discolouration, softened texture, and unpleasant smells are all indicators that the products have deteriorated, signalling that there must be something wrong with the cooling system.

Luckily, the qualified professionals at Ryan-Jayberg are available for maintenance contracts, allowing you to have an expert on hand if any issues do arise. Feel free to contact Ryan-Jayberg at any time with concerns about commercial cold room maintenance.

The first step beyond the initial concept is to understand the temperature requirements of your commercial cold room, allowing us to configure the cooling system according to your business needs. Next, a survey of the premises can identify the best possible location for the cold room and provide accurate measurements.

Using this information, we can work with you to come up with a suitable commercial cold room plan. We consider the best use of space and insulation for efficiency, implementing your input on materials, ventilation, and storage layout to design a bespoke cold room according to your specifications and budget.

Once you sign off on the final design, we’ll get to work procuring the components. Then, on your specified installation date, our trained engineers will construct your cold room on-site. When the fitting is complete, we’ll test the system to identify any operational issues, and run through instructions on how to use and maintain the cold room.

We aim to make this process as smooth and swift as possible to reduce your downtime, so you can quickly get back to work with your new commercial cold room. Of course, if any problems do occur down the line, you can always get in touch with Ryan-Jayberg for engineering assistance.

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