guide to stillages

The Ultimate Guide to Stillages

How to Choose the Right Stillage for Your Business

A mainstay among those in the trade, stillages are an extremely important part of warehouse work and manufacturing life, but it’s a term that’s rarely used outside of the business world.

Not familiar with the concept? That’s understandable. However, if you’re a business that deals with goods, it’s likely that you’ve spent a lot of time around them.

In this article, we’re going to break down some important information about what exactly a stillage is, the different types of stillages for sale, and those that are available to you as RollPallet UK customer.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

What is a Stillage?

A stillage, simply put, is steel that is designed, manufactured, and is used for separating and carrying goods. Their sole purpose is to assist in moving items around a factory floor, or, to aid in the transportation of goods.

stillage in a warehouse

Stillages are often manufactured to be stackable in order to maximise floor space as much as possible. They also allow your space to become more organised, making it easier to find products when you need them most. In addition to this, industrial stillages and metal stillages also help to reduce the time it takes to load and unload items or products during transportation.

The Benefits of Stillage Cages

There are so many ways stillage cages are able to benefit your business. Let’s check out just some of them below:


With all of the day to day stuff you have to constantly deal with, stillages offer peace of mind. Why you ask? Well, simply because stillage cages allow you to store heavy goods compliantly.

stillage benefits

Stillages ensure safe retaining of different shape or size goods; heavy-duty steel sides are able to withstand prolonged force from heavy goods. What does all of this mean? You’ll no longer have to worry about goods falling off the racks or coming loose during transport.

Mobility and Handling

Stillage cages are ideal when it comes to transporting large amounts of goods, whilst also requiring some stability throughout.

Stillages minimise the chance of your products falling over, and they’re super easy to manoeuvre. Similar to wooden pallets, most stillage cages are designed to attach to forklifts or pallet jacks. When you store and handle stillages, it provides a level of security for the goods contained within the stillage cage.


Metal stillages are a cost-effective storage and transportation option due to their durability. They are often made of galvanised steels, which is rust-retardant and ideal for transporting and storing in cold, dark environments.

stillage durability

This gives them a long life, and means that you’re not going to have to fork out any cash for new ones for years after your initial purchase.


As mentioned briefly earlier, stillages allow for maximum space. They can be stacked, either with a pallet in between the stack levels, or without. This gives you more space to store goods when you have minimised space, especially if you use a pallet racking system to order the stacking.

The best part about stillage cages is the functionality that comes with them. They’re able to suit any business with their one-size-fits-all option. They’re sturdy, secure and so easy to manage.

Next, we’re going to discuss the different kinds of stillages for sale here at RollPallet UK. Let’s dive in!


What Kind of Stillages and Stillage Cages are Available in the UK?

Here at Roll Pallet, our stillages don’t simply just ‘’carry around stuff’’, each kind has its own specific purpose.

In most cases, our customers will also purchase stillages with our cages.  Let’s take a closer look at both to determine which is the best fit for your business.

Collapsible Gitter Box

Our gitter box is widely used in the construction and engineering industry. It’s industry-leading due to just how unique it is!

gitter box

A four-sided, heavy-duty cage pallet with a half drop gate to one long side. It’s definitely not going to be beaten when it comes to durability.

Collapsible Cage Pallet Stillage

 This industrial stillage has the strength to meet its name. It’s perfect for manufactures, recycling companies, automotive engineering, and construction companies.

collapsable stillage box

It’s a dynamic, four-sided collapsible cage that comes with a removable half drop gate on one long side, and a fully removable gate to the opposite side. It’s stackable, and is used by a wide variety of clients for heavy materials, building supplies, recycling, and for manufacturing processes.

Collapsible Plastic Pallet Box

This collapsible plastic pallet box offers a whopping 840 litres of internal bulk storage, and with easy access via the two half drop gates.

Collapsible Plastic Pallet Box

The beauty of this unit is that it’s simple to operate by one single person, and comes with the benefit of non-sequential folding. This makes it very easy to collapse and is vital when it comes to space-saving. Additionally, our newly-designed unit offers a range of features that improves product and material handling.

Standard Hypacage

This ultra-convenient standard pallet cage, often referred to as a stillage itself is a collapsible unit, and when folded, it stands just 280hmm high.

standard hypacage unit

It uses robust wiring with a mesh size of 85x120mm, and comes with a bright zinc finish that prevents rust, and gives the unit a long life span.

Hypacage Euro Pallet

This is the perfect solution for clients who have standardised their warehouse operations around Euro-Pallet dimensions.

hypacage euro pallet stacked

Similar to the standard Hypacage you see above, it is also collapsible and comes with a bright zinc finish that will prevent rust and give the unit a long life span.

Hypacage Half Euro Dimensions

Again, often referred to as a stillage, this collapsable unit is a great space saver. Its design allows easy loading and unloading and comes with a load capacity of a whopping 350kg.

hypacage euro half dimensions

This unit, similar to the rest, appeals to a wide range of customers who need temporary additional storage, or a means to transport goods.

Standard Pallet Retention Unit – Half Gate Access

The half-gate is an extremely popular retention unit among our client base, and there’s good reason for it. Stackable and space-saving, and is designed to fit a standard pallet (1,000 x 1200mm).

half gate retention unit

When stacked, you can stack up to four on top of each other, and when not in use, it can be folded flat.

Euro Pallet Retention Unit

This euro pallet offers unique functionality as a stackable retention unit and comes with a hinged half-drop gate on one long side.

euro pallet retention unit

It’s incredibly robust, and comes with a rated load capacity of 800kg. A great space-saver as it suits 800 x 1200mm pallets and stackable up to four high. Once again, when not in use this unit can be folded flat.

Heavy Duty Cage Pallet

Solid steel, and so vitally heavy duty for endurance within any major UK industry.

heavy duty stillage unit

The ‘daddy’ of heavy duty stillage options, this cage comes with a half drop-down gate on one side, and is made from high tensile 50×50 mesh. You can even stack this beast of a cage four high.

Heavy Duty Pallet Cage with Fork Guides

This reliable, easy to handle heavy-duty pallet cage comes with customers convenience in mind. It measures 1000x12000x890 mm and features a 50×50 mesh infill to the sides. It has one gate on one side to help with loading and unloading, and an internal height of 750mm.

heavy duty stillage with fork guides

The best thing about this product? It comes with heavy-duty fork guides to both long dimensions, and has a load capacity of a huge 1,500kg.

Small Heavy Duty Post Pallet Stillage

Small, but believe us, it’s mighty! This sturdy stainless steel stillage cage unit is the perfect way to store your pallets safely and securely on your premises.

small heavy duty post pallet storgage


With this, you don’t just purchase a stillage, but you also purchase peace of mind.

Medium Heavy Duty Post Pallet Stillage

 This medium stillage comes with optional removable posts, and with double cruciform support. It’s robust, and can be designed to be suitable for use with standard 1000×1200 pallets.

Medium Heavy Duty Post Pallet Stillage

This ultimate space saver can be stacked 4 high for maximum storage convenience.

Large Heavy Duty Post Pallet Stillage

Super large, but super heavy duty. They feature demountable 2030x1060x300 optional removable posts, and the base has 3 additional supports to short dimensions and 2 to the long dimensions.Large Heavy Duty Post Pallet

Last, but by no means least on this list of stillage essentials, this piece is crucial for the storage and handling of long and large bulk items.


Pick up a stillage that suits

So, there you have it; the ultimate guide to stillage cages great and small, steel and plastic to suit all your needs, and exactly where you can purchase high-quality cage units and equipment from.

For more information, or, if any of the items listed above caught your eye – please contact our team to speak to one of our experts to place the order, or become even more informed on the perfect stillage for your organisation.

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