Installing a mezzanine floor in your existing building would be a cheaper alternative to moving your office space, especially if you’re looking for more storage or partitions .Such an addition could also add value to your existing building and should provide a good return on your investment.
A mezzanine floor is an intermediate floor that is situated between two floors. Many times, this mezzanine floor is not counted towards the number of floors in a building because this is not a complete floor by itself. Mezzanine is also used to refer to low ceiling projects like a balcony.
Though the presence of an intermediate floor may seem like a silly idea,
in reality, there are many benefits that come with having such a floor, especially in industrial buildings. In such buildings, mezzanine floors are a temporary and free standing structure that can be dismantled and relocated depending on the needs of the building.
In most cases, a mezzanine floor is used to tap into excessive and unused headroom that many buildings have. This space is unproductive and wasteful, so having a mezzanine floor can help to utilize this additional space for storage or for other operations.
It is also used in shops and other commercial buildings as an extra storage area for tools and materials. This is particularly common in a construction site too or in places where materials have to be moved from floor to floor. The mezzanine floor can act as a temporary storage space, so the time and effort that goes into moving things is greatly reduced.
commercial mezzanine structures are made of steel, aluminium and fibreglass, though the exact choice of material would depend to a large extent on the construction of your building and your intended use for this mezzanine floor. Likewise, the decking will vary with its application, and it could be made of wood, heavy duty steel, fibreglass grating or aluminium.
The main steelwork is primed in blue or grey as standard but can be painted in a range of other colours at a slightly additional cost. Again, it depends on your preferences and the need for a mezzanine in your premises.
In certain cases it may even be necessary to fire rate the underside of the structure. As part of our services we will consult with the Fire or Building Control Officer on your behalf and advise accordingly. Fire protection can be offered as an option, utilising suspended ceilings, fascia’s and column casing.
From our base in Wellingborough we focus on the east and central midlands. Some of the local regions we cover are Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Leicester, Peterborough, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Melton Mowbray, Luton, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Loughborough, Birmingham, Coventry, Daventry, Oxford to name but a few.