The height of the area to be heated can effect the amount of heat needed.
The taller a building, the more heat will rise. Where as a lower roofed building will encourage heat to stay closer to the floor. When calculating the area to be heated, with taller buildings it is better to use m3 (height x width x length) rather than m2 (width x length).
This is not something considered when heating your home as its not common for doors to be opened to the outside world regularly in cold weather. However with warehouse storage or sometimes production facilities, large doors can often be open for long periods of time.
In such circumstances you will need to calculate the estimated number of times this happens, hourly, during the main heating periods. Then estimate how long the air in that space will take to escape which will give you a guide to the number of air changes per hour. A large door in small area might allow up to 6-10 air changes per hour. While a personal door in a large tall warehouse might be 2-3 air changes per hour.
Calculating the insulation of a building can be quite difficult unless a full inspection has taken place. If it has this will give estimated required heat per hour. If this is not available a general guide can be used to assist with choosing your wood fired hot air heater.
Putting the building into 1 of 3 possible insulated categories allows us to use the Fabbri sizing calculator.
Determining what the building will be used for will assist with the average temperature needed.
General goods stored for distribution are normally happy in environments for 14-16 deg C. Production areas with active moving people 18-20C, while production personal sitting down 20-22C.
This of course depends on the people undertaking the duties required. It may be sensible to allocate higher levels of heat for some workers over others.
The size of the wood to burn can also help determine the Zero hot air heater size. If you intend to use dry wood logs which are dense in weight, such as oak or beech, then the fuelling chamber can be smaller as the weight of wood takes less volume. If however, you intend to use lightweight bulky materials such as pallet wood a larger model with bigger fuelling volume would be a better choice.