Mezzanine Floor FAQs
1. How accurate is your quote?
At Invicta we use our own unique mezzanine floor production management system – the most advanced in today's marketplace. We are able to produce fast, accurate and competitive quotes, virtually instant CAD drawing and detailing output, and accurate production scheduling based on actual manufacturing and installation team availability. All this is based on a single set of data, input at the quote stage and confirmed at survey stage. The system automatically works out the most efficient design solution based on your specific requirements and then produces a quote based on actual current steel prices.
2. Is a site survey necessary?
Not always, however this service is without charge or obligation. (If you get a dimension wrong it will have a direct effect on the design and on the quote). A member of our team will call, at your convenience, to discuss your requirements. Our advanced quoting and mezzanine floor production system will produce the most efficient design possible from your requirements and the details you give us. We have set it up this way because we want you to get the optimum design at the best possible price.
3. I'd really like to understand more about the technicalities of the floors and the processes involved. Can you help?
Of course! Our experienced team are at the other end of the phone if you need our advice.
4. Your standard mezzanine floor specification is different from some of your competitors. Why is this?
It is likely that you will receive quotes from others that are based on the lowest specification they can get away with. At Invicta our base specification for a floor and its ancillaries, is that dictated by best practice within the industry, currently BRE Digest 437, and the relevant British Standards. This protects you, your customer, and most important of all, the people actually using the floor on a daily basis. So look out for companies trying to get away with inferior decking materials, insufficient bracing and lower steel specifications.
5. Does the higher specification of an Invicta floor cost me a lot more?
Not necessarily. Our system is so good at working out the most efficient method of production that we remain very competitive, giving you the best deal – safe in the knowledge that the floor you purchase will be fully compliant with all building regulations and safety legislation.
6. What about Building Regulations? Who makes sure the mezzanine floor design, manufacture and installation is fully compliant?
We will, if you want us to. On most projects, Invicta takes full responsibility for this and ensures that every aspect of the build is fully checked and approved.
7. What about planning permission, is this needed for a mezzanine floor?
Unless prohibited by a condition attached to a previous consent, planning permission for mezzanine floors is not required as long as the changes are internal. The UK Government has, however, been trying to control the expansion of retail floor space in out-of-town developments and has brought in legislation requiring planning permission for mezzanine floors above 200m². It is permitted, however, to add several mezzanine floors, each just below the 200m² limit without requiring planning consent.
8. Once the order has been placed, how quickly will things get moving?
Our trained surveyors conduct full design site surveys and inspections within one week of the order being placed with Invicta. Having this expertise in-house allows us to respond quickly and to ensure that the surveyor is very familiar with site requirements and specific issues surrounding the erection of mezzanine floors.
9. How will Invicta ensure that things go according to plan?
Each project is coordinated and controlled by one project manager ensuring that our clients have a single point of contact for all technical, engineering and installation issues.
10. I know Invicta is competitive on small floors but what about larger floors?
The Invicta system automatically works out the most efficient design for the floor and takes current steel prices into account. This makes us highly competitive and ensures that the quote is based on a realistic and achievable design. We have, as a result, delivered some of the largest multi-tiered floors in the UK.
11. During the installation, how can I be sure that health and safety measures are being adhered to?
Installation is carried out through a network of specialist, locally based, teams experienced and qualified in the handling and erection of mezzanine floors. All team members operate to appropriate site safety protocols approved and monitored by our appointed Health and Safety consultant.
12. Are your operatives fully trained?
Operatives are fully insured and trained to operate required equipment and are certified to nationally approved standards. All teams have completed the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) and, where appropriate, are also SEIRS (Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme) trained.
Still have a question? Please contact us and we will be happy to advise on your query..