These are a selection of the questions that we often receive regarding Storage Mezzanines. If the questions that you have aren’t covered here, we would love to talk through any questions you may have. Feel free to call us or to submit an enquiry.
Storage mezzanine floors represent great value for money, especially when you consider the alternative options like relocating or external storage.
The cost of the mezzanine can range in price, from around £75 to £120 per square metre. Prices fluctuate dependant on what column grid, finished floor level and weight bearing load is required. But don’t worry, we’ll advise on the best option for you.
When it comes to storage and production mezzanine floors, they are typically designed to hold up to 500kg per square metre (4.8kn/m2). This is the equivalent of a half ton pallet loaded onto a pallet truck.
It’s possible to design a mezzanine floor that will take over 500kg per square metre. However this usually requires alterations to be made to your warehouse floor in the form of piling (A form of reinforcement).
From point of order, we’ll be on site within five weeks and we can install approximately 60 square metres per day. However, if your storage mezzanine floor requires fire rating (suspended ceiling) then allow twice the time.
No, you don’t require planning permission. However, the installation of a mezzanine floor must conform to current UK building regulations. So to ensure that your storage mezzanine complies with the regulations, we work closely with an approved building inspector.
Doing so, enables us to ‘pre-approve’ your mezzanine floor application and then begin construction as soon as the building notice has been submitted and acknowledged.
Upon completion of your storage mezzanine floor project, a building inspector will visit your premises to ensure the mezzanine floor has been built to the agreed plans. If so, they will sign off the project and the certificate will be issued to you.
Mezzanine floors must be installed to industry standards (BS5950 Part 1 and BS6399 Part 5). These regulations cover important safety features such as the position of fire escapes and fire protection. This also includes smoke detection and fire door requirements. When we install your mezzanine floor we guarantee that we will always comply with these regulations.
Generally speaking, you will require around 50000mm (16.4ft) of head room to be able to install a mezzanine floor and meet building regulations.
When you have a mezzanine floor fitted, you’ll need to have lighting and smoke detectors installed to the underside.
All of our quotations include electrical work as standard. We offer very competitive prices due to the fact that we have our very own Electrical division. Don’t worry though, the price will be shown separately in case you have a preferred electrician you wish to use.
Building regulations stipulate that fire protective materials must be added to the mezzanine in certain cases. For example, if the floor is 20 metres long, takes over 50% of the building or has operatives working below or above the mezzanine floor.
We achieve this by installing a fire protected suspended ceiling, column cases and fascia to the exposed edges of the floor. But don’t worry, we’ll determine whether you need fire protection and then itemise this in your quote.
All of our storage mezzanine floors are under full warranty for a period of 12 months after completion of the build.
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