August 19, 2019


As from August 2019 the metroSTOR product range is now available through NBS Plus and the NBS National BIM Library. This will make it even quicker and easier for architects to specify external storage units for bikes, bins and scooters, and to comply with recent government requirements.

BIM stands for ‘building information modelling’ and the government has stipulated since 2016 that all public construction projects must be built using BIM. According to the NBS National BIM Library, “BIM is much more than a 3D design… It is way of working, managing information in a team environment, enabling everyone to understand a building through the use of a digital model. The digital model holds all the information needed to design, construct and maintain that building.”

NBS Plus is used by the majority of architectural and design practices in the UK, enabling designers to select proven products and incorporate the necessary technical information directly into the written project specification, saving time and minimising the likelihood of product substitution.

The NBS National BIM Library performs a similar function but with 3D CAD models incorporating data with live updates for every product – instead of a static written specification – which is guaranteed to meet the requirements of the internationally recognised NBS BIM Object Standard.

Together with our RIBA-approved CPD presentation, this move ensures that all architects now have fast and simple access to current product information and the tools they need to resolve the challenges faced when creating secure, user-friendly storage for bikes, bins and scooters on almost any housing project.

Speaking about the launch of metroSTOR’s product range on the NBS platforms, Nigel Deacon, Sales Director, said: “Joining the NBS database is a natural choice for a dynamic and forward-looking company such as metroSTOR. We are pleased to be able to make our innovative product range as accessible as possible, inspiring designers and specifiers to utilise our time-saving, design-led storage solutions to make every home safer and more secure.”