Mezzanine Flooring For Dummies: Everything You Could Possibly Need To Know About Mezzanine Floors
By now, we’re sure you’re no stranger to our reputation as one of the leading suppliers of refurbishment solutions to businesses of all shapes, sizes and disciplines across Coventry, Nuneaton and the wider Midlands area.
Over time, the design and installation of mezzanine floors has become our most popular service and we’ve added these valuable structures to locations as diverse as factories, warehouses, offices, distribution centres and retail stores throughout our 30-year existence, using our knowledge and experience of mezzanine floors to provide all of our customers with bespoke flooring solutions based on their existing workspaces.
Still in the dark as to just what is meant by a mezzanine floor? You’ve come to the right place. Sit back, relax and enjoy as we take you through everything you could possibly need to know about mezzanine floors!
What is a mezzanine floor?
A mezzanine floor is an intermediate floor that sits between two existing levels of a building and is a structure that is commonly used to expand the production space and storage capacity of the premises in question. The insertion of a mezzanine floor is a cost-effective alternative to investing in a bigger office, factory or warehouse and these can often be dismantled and pieced back together should a business decide to move location.
What is a mezzanine floor made from?
Typically, mezzanine floors are composed of three primary materials: fibreglass, aluminium and steel and can be fitted with several additional features depending on how this structure will be used. In most instances, fire protection will need to be integrated into these semi-permanent structures to ensure the safety of those that use them and this applies to mezzanines found everywhere from industrial settings to retail environments. Further examples of bespoke features include glass partitions, glass and steel balustrades, handrails and staircases.
Whilst the skeleton of a mezzanine floor is predominantly metal-based, the material used in its flooring can vary in accordance with its application. This decking can be made of either wood or a combination of aluminium, steel or fibreglass and this should be dictated by the amount of weight that a mezzanine floor will be expected to support. As a general rule, a heavy-duty mezzanine floor should never shoulder a weight of more than 960 kg per square metre. This can be discussed with you by one of our experts during the construction process.
Who do I need to inform when adding a mezzanine floor to my place of work?
As with most changes to a building, you will need to let building regulations know that you plan to have a mezzanine floor installed at your place of work. This is a legal requirement and work can only proceed once these construction plans have been approved by the relevant regulatory body.
What stages are involved in the construction of a mezzanine floor?
Before starting work on the construction of your mezzanine floor, an industry expert will carry out a detailed survey of your working environment and come up with a design based on your specific requirements. A request should then be submitted to the local authority to ensure that this design covers all of the requisite building and fire protection requirements and this will then be built over the course of a period that has been agreed with your supplier.
Contact us today
At Holl & Holl, we have a long, established history of providing a diverse range of customers with safe, efficient and high-quality mezzanine flooring solutions and our qualified team will guide you through the process of their installation from initial site survey to final completion. To find out more and to book your free, no-obligation quotation, call us on 02477 920 614 today.