There are a number of packing and crating options for the transport and storage of chandeliers. Some chandeliers can support their own weight, and therefore can be rested on the base of the box or crate that you may have, while other chandeliers must be suspended, as their weight alone could damage the delicate structure and crystals.
Hanging the chandelier in our crates is made very easy for the packer, with simple clasps to give them the flexibility to attach to a number of points on the chandelier.
Once suspended, foam chips are poured in and are important to fall into every crack and crevice, and thus keep the chandelier components separated from damaging each other and prevent the chandelier from swinging. Before pouring foam chips into the crate, you may consider pouring these into a garbage bag to prevent unpacking mess at the other end. Alternatively, these can be poured out of the crate into a garbage bag at the other end.
Another option is to brace the chandelier at key points. This can be done at any job, simply using our self adhesive foam packing blocks, as pictured below.
Four chandelier’s needing to be crated for transport and storage. The largest was 2.1 x 2.1 x 2.8 metres and weighed 400kg and all had to be suspended with their crates. Given the size and weight of these, it was required to ensure the design was very strong and secure for many years of storage.
Rebul was given just 5 days notice from time of order before these chandeliers were crated in Adelaide. So not only did these crates need to suspend such large chandeliers, but they also needed to be able to flat pack for ease of transport out to the job in Adelaide.
The design of the Rebul Crate gave the packers complete flexibility to pack the chandelier from any side of the crate. Because of the size and weight, a hydraulic lift was used to crane each chandelier into the crate from the top and side as shown above. The chandelier is suspended by a hook built into the internal roof, but the strength is taken from the lid and side panels. Once fully closed the crate will become significantly stronger and supporting the chandelier. Everything worked perfectly according to plan.