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1. WO1979001107 - PREFABRICATED BUILDING FOR STORAGE OR THE LIKE

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CLAIMS :

1. A demountable prefabricated building comprising at least two support modules supporting a roof extending between them, characterized in that each said support module (12) comprises a plurality of uprights (13) connected to one another by horizontal struts (14) in a three dimensional structure, the upper ends
of the uprights being provided with flanges (20) to which are releasably secured supporting elements
(25,27) for the roof (11) and at least some of said horizontal struts (13) also serving to support storage racks (34) or shelves.

2. A building according to claim 1 characterized in that at least one of said support modules (12) is rectangular in plan view.

3. A building according to claim 2 characterized in that said module (12) of rectangular plan view comprises at least six said uprights (13) arranged at the four corners and along the major sides of the rectangle.

4. A building according to claim 2 or claim 3 characterized in that at least one edge of the
roof (11) is supported by two said rectangular modules (12) arranged end to end.

5. A building according to claim 4 characterized in that the two 'said rectangular modules (12) are secured in end to end formation by means of cleats (28) .

.6. A building according to any preceding claim characterized in that said horizontal struts (18) supporting racks (34) or shelves are provided at more than one level in at least one said module (12) .

7. A building according to any preceding claim characterized in that it includes shelves or racks supported by said uprights (13) , their positions being vertically adjustable within the module (12) .

8. A building according to any preceding claim characterized in that at least one said module (12) supports a central part (23) of the roof, at least two further said modules being provided to support the outer edges of the roof .(11) .

. A building according to claim 8 characterized
in that the said central part of the roof (11) is
supported by two said modules (12) arranged in baσk-to-back formation.

10. A building according to claim 7 or claim 8
characterized in that the said central part of the
roof comprises a central ridge (23) supported by
at least one said module (12) , a plurality of
rafters (24) extending from the ridge and supported
by modules (12) at each end.

11. A building according to any one of claims 8
to 10 characterized in that a central portion of the
roof supported by at least one said support module (12)
includes a valley-gutter (32) from which rafters (24)
one each side extend outwardly and upwardly, their
ends remote from the gutter being supported by
other said support modules (12) .

12. A building according to any preceding claim
characterized in that modules supporting the outer
edges of the roof (11) are provided with cladding
on their outer sides to form walls for the building.

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13. A building according to any preceding claim characterized in that the said flanges (20) at the upper ends of the uprights (13) are horizontal, the roof supporting elements (25,27) resting directly thereon and being secured thereto .

14. A building according to any preceding claim characterized in that the said modules also support spraying means (26) for spraying liquid onto the modules .