29. July 2011 05:29
Mezzanine Floors – the answer to a pray......
Mezzanine Floors come in all shapes and sizes and can be made to fit virtually any space and any requirement. The first question then, is what will it be used for? Perhaps you need extra space in order to display your goods or it might be to exhibit pieces of Art or Sculpture. Whatever you need a Mezzanine Floor for, it just may be that perfect solution you have been looking for.
So, what do you need in order to go for this solution? Well, a Mezzanine Floor only needs sufficient overhead space between floor and ceiling – and that’s it! It does not even need to affect the existing structure as it can be a standalone feature.
With this current recession businesses need all the help they can get, so to have a solution to a space problem, in the form of a Mezzanine Floor, without having to move must be good news. However, a word of caution, any major business decision involving finance means that you must do the sums first! This will mean that you have to carry out basic research and perhaps carry out a feasibility study. Once you have decided to go ahead you will find out that Mezzanine Floors are very adaptable and, provided you go with the right supplier, everything from design, manufacture and installation will be taken care of.
20. July 2011 02:14
Mezzanine Floors can significantly increase the amount of space available
A Mezzanine Floor is the addition of a complete, new floor within an existing building. Imagine doubling the size of your premises virtually overnight. This could be the case as installing a Mezzanine Floor, from start to finish takes a surprisingly short amount of time.
Mezzanine Floors are very popular because it is a very cost effective way to increase the square footage of your premises. A Mezzanine Floor is sometimes referred to as the ‘floor between floors and all that is required is that there is sufficient room between the floor and ceiling of the existing building to install the extra floor.
The features of a Mezzanine Floor are as follows:
Mezzanine Floors come in many different designs and sizes – there can be more than one level and they can vary in height. Mezzanine Floors can be fitted with many different accessories to make it fit for purpose – such as – handrails, lifts and access gates. Mezzanine Floors can also have steel or wood decking.
Mezzanine Floors are mostly bespoke and are built to the specifications dictated by the customer. This means the customer get exactly what he requires. The materials required to build the floor is mostly structural steel – this is the most durable and cheapest: it can also withstand heavy loads. If however, the Mezzanine Floor needs to look good as well as be fit for purpose, then stainless steel may be the material of choice.
19. July 2011 23:18
The uniqueness of Mezzanine Floors
What if you could transform your business premises? Perhaps you have a lot of offices that are cramped and small? Maybe you need more storage space or need a space to exhibit your goods more effectively? If it is impractical to move, but you have overhead space available then a Mezzanine Floor may just be the unique solution you have been looking for.
A business recently installed a Mezzanine Floor and the difference in the morale of the staff was an unexpected bonus. Previously they had been working in cramped and inappropriate office space but with the installation of the Mezzanine Floor - complete with new toilets and a small staff kitchenette, it has made an incredible difference in the overall atmosphere and attitude of the staff.
The process was so simple – the company contacted a professional Mezzanine Floor specialist and once the needs of the client were established they were able to take over and design, manufacture and installation. With a project manager always on call it could not have been easier.
Mezzanine Floors can be found everywhere. They can double or triple the storage space in a warehouse, transform an exhibition space or can be used for additional office space or production space. Plus an added benefit can be that the Mezzanine Floor can be a permanent or temporary structure depending on use.
14. July 2011 05:00
Mezzanine Floors make great offices.
Offices build on Mezzanine Floors are not only versatile but also be a design feature. They can be made to be very attractive and could include an exhibition space for goods as well. Finished to a very high standard they can even be painted in corporate colours.
Offices built on Mezzanine Floors have to be built to a high standard and conform to all health and safety regulations. Designs can be as simple or as luxurious as required. However, when Mezzanine Floors are used for offices the health and safety checks can be more rigorous than when the Mezzanine Floor is being installed for storage purposes only. Generally if the Mezzanine Floor is going to be used for offices you will have to apply for planning permission and will need to arrange a visit from your local authority to ensure all building regulations are adhered to. However, if you use a professional design company they will help you with this process.
Mezzanine Floors can also be used for increasing the capacity of production lines in factories, increasing retail space and even in domestic situations. They can also be seen outside buildings as an outside viewing area. These are particularly popular are sports grounds.
13. July 2011 04:51
Office space limited? A Mezzanine Floor may be the answer
Office space limited? A Mezzanine Floor may be the answer, especially as people working in cramped offices do not always work at their full capacity. And very often office space is compromised when space gets tight. The requirements necessary for installing a Mezzanine Floor is purely a question of whether there is enough overhead capacity. If this is the case you could possibly double your current office space and have a happier workforce.
The process is very easy and all it involves is talking through your requirements with a specialist. Provided you use an experienced and credible company they will take care of everything from the initial design ideas right through to manufacture and installation. Mezzanine Floors generally do not need planning permission but, if the purpose that they are going to be used is office space, building regulations will come into play. However, local authorities are generally positive about Mezzanine Floors as they require no change to the basic structure of the building with the added bonus of not requiring any more land.
There is also the added benefit that Mezzanine Floors are built within the existing structure they can easily be altered /or removed if required. This gives flexibility in that at any time your business needs change you can alter the building to reflect them.
7. July 2011 05:27
What are Mezzanine Floors made of..
One of the best ways currently to utilise unused capacity in warehouses is to install a Mezzanine Floor. There is only one requirement and that is, that the space between floor and ceiling is adequate for the Mezzanine Floor to be fitted. The other surprising thing is – provided there is enough clearance – more than one Mezzanine Floor can be installed.
The benefits of Mezzanine Floors can best be observed in warehouses where the installation of a Mezzanine Floor can double or sometimes triple the amount of space for storage made available.
Mezzanine Floors are made out of structural steel. This material ensures that the Mezzanine Floor can be used to carry very heavy loads. Structural steel is a very strong material and the design of the Mezzanine Floor can be made even stronger by the addition of extra pillars to hold the floor up.
Structural steel is the cheapest material used in the manufacture but if you were more interested in appearance rather than strength then stainless steel would be the material of choice – but it would cost more. But it would still be cost effective if you weigh up the costs of installing a Mezzanine Floor or moving, the difference can run into thousands of pounds.
All Mezzanine Floors are bespoke – they are built to make the most of the space available and because they do not change the overall structure of the building can also be removed if required.
29. June 2011 05:24
Mezzanine Floors the way forward!
The reason Mezzanine Floors are becoming more and more popular is varied. Companies are having to make some tough decisions regarding saving money and cutting costs but at the same time remain profitable. However, for those businesses where the problems are to do with lack of space Mezzanine Floors could be the solution.
An important question is do you have spare overhead capacity in your premises? If yes, installing a Mezzanine Floor could be easy and quick – as well as being far cheaper than moving to alternative premises. Mezzanine Floors are custom built to your specifications and are made of very strong, durable materials. The Mezzanine Floor would also be very hard wearing and require little or no maintenance.
Most Mezzanine Floors require some accessories – these need to that can be added to make sure that the Mezzanine Floor is fit for purpose. There are staircases, access gates, hand rails, guard rails and lifts. Added to which all Mezzanine Floors have to adhere to health and safety requirements.
Generally Mezzanine Floors installed in warehouses are made of structural steel – this is the strongest and heaviest material used in the manufacture. Mezzanine Floors built with this material will require strong support pillars.
28. June 2011 05:17
In this day and age of ‘tighten your belt’ it is more important than ever to look at how you can achieve growth without investing too much cash. Sometimes a business just runs out of space – and if the money is tight it is just not an option to move premises - it may be that installation of a Mezzanine Floor may be able to answer some of these problems.
Most widely found in retail parks and warehouses Mezzanine Floors are built out of structural steel which is a strong, durable material. Mezzanine Floors built out of this could withstand years of wear and tear. Mezzanine Floors are bespoke and can be installed into any property where there is sufficient space between floor and ceiling. You can also install more than one level of Mezzanine Floor – this is especially useful in warehouse settings where lots of boxes and cartons have to be stored – within reason you can build as many levels as required. There are examples of companies using this sort of option in many places across England .
A Mezzanine Floor could transform both your business premises and your profitability – just think if you did have double the storage space – this could mean selling double the amount of stock. Or if you need the Mezzanine Floor to increase production – you could double your production within a very short space of time.
24. June 2011 17:34
Why a Mezzanine Floor?
Mezzanine Floors are a unique way to grow your business if you are being hampered with lack of space and lack of capital to relocate. By installing a Mezzanine Floor you could gain the much needed space and grow your business at the same time. The advantage of doing this is that it would cost a fraction of what it would cost to move. There is also the added advantage of it not being so disruptive.
You only need look across the country and see that there are examples of Mezzanine Floors doing just this in practically every county – Surrey, Yorkshire, Wiltshire just for starters. The process is very straight forward.
- Find a supplier of Mezzanine Floors
- Apply for building regulations with local authority if appropriate
- Project Manager appointed
- Complete design of Mezzanine Floor, choose materials and finish i.e. colour, accessories etc
- Manufacture of the Mezzanine Floor
- Installation of Mezzanine Floor
- Health and Safety check and sign off Mezzanine Floor
It could not be simpler and this could mean that within 3 months you could have doubled or even tripled the amount of space you have available. This could then be used for storage, offices, exhibition space in fact whatever you choose.
24. June 2011 05:00
Mezzanine Floors – the way to economical storage
Warehouses especially need an efficient way to store goods or products. But what happens if the space just runs out? There may be a very cost effective solution in the guise of a Mezzanine Floor. All that is required is adequate space between the floor and ceiling and it is possible to install a complete new floor. This is why Mezzanine Floors are sometimes described as the,’ floor between floors’.
Every Mezzanine Floor is manufactured to suit the customer’s specification. This is because every customer is different, and their requirements unique. This is done by firstly measurements being taken which are then translated into a design. This design is then sent to the customer so they can check every detail is correct before they are sent to the manufacturer.
Once the Mezzanine Floor has been made arrangements are made for the installation – this can cause some disruption but not nearly as much as a complete move of premises. The installation of the Mezzanine Floor is carried out by professionals. This is always followed by a thorough health and safety check.
The Mezzanine Floor is then ready for use.