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Building Regulations

(Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations) are an important part of the early planning stages for any mezzanine floor construct. We take responsibility to ensure that the mezzanine floor project is designed to current Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations, including British Standards and best practice guidance. All our mezzanine floors are compliant and conform to the latest Building Regulations.

Bracing

(Mezzanine Floor Bracing) Most mezzanine floors will need bracing to reduce any lateral movement. This is generally a cross brace bolted between selected columns and where possible, located on the outside of the mezzanine floor, close to a wall so that access under the mezzanine floor is not restricted. Our mezzanine production system will determine the optimum position of these braces.

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Columns

(Mezzanine Floor Columns) and Base Plates support the loads from a mezzanine floor and profile of the column, such as the thickness of steel, which is designed to cost effectively meet the load required by the mezzanine floor. Mezzanine Floor Columns are also known as box section steel columns.

Column Grid

(Mezzanine Floor Column Grid) By reducing the number of columns, you also reduce the number of obstructions under the mezzanine floor. A typical economical column grid is around 4 to 5 metres in each direction. The mezzanine floor column grid can be increased in size and hence the number of columns reduced to suit the operation under the mezzanine floor. Increasing the grid size will increase the cost of the mezzanine floor and will also increase the thickness of the floor as thicker beams are used.

Covering

(Mezzanine Floor Covering) An office, a production area or a common work space may require a more suitable mezzanine floor covering. This is part of the Invicta Mezzanine Floors product range.

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Decking

(Mezzanine Floor Decking) This is generally dictated by the use of the mezzanine floor, however, the most common decking is 38mm P6 C grade tongue and groove chipboard which offers a combination of strength and economy.

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Edge Protection

(Mezzanine Floor Edge Protection) Invicta mezzanine floors feature a unique edge protection system, which provides a professional looking solution to any exposed perimeter edges of your mezzanine floor. It also integrates both handrails and toe plates into the handrail post.

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Footplate

(Mezzanine Floor Footplate) A footplate is welded to the base of the column to spread the load exerted onto your mezzanine floor. This footplate is commonly 300mm x 300mm x 12mm thick, however, it can be adapted to further spread the load on the existing floor.

Fire Protection

(Mezzanine Floor Fire Protection) A larger-sized mezzanine floor or mezzanine floors in frequent use will need fire protection. Visible steelwork is cased in by fire retardant materials – column casings, fascia, and suspended ceiling tiles. Invicta Mezzanine Floors will advise you on when and where this protection is required.

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Handrails

(Mezzanine Floor Handrails) A basic hand and knee rail is a minimum obligation and mezzanine floors used by members of the public require a “filled in” rail of simple mesh, or a more attractive glazed infill. The exposed edges of the mezzanine floor are enclosed by a handrail. This is often just a tubular hand and knee rail but can be enhanced to suit the application of the mezzanine floor.

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Kickboard

(Mezzanine Floor Kickboard) To get around the possibility of objects being accidentally kicked off the mezzanine floor, a kickboard (or small up-stand 100mm high) can be added to exposed edges of the mezzanine floor.

Kick plate

(Mezzanine Floor Kick plate) Kick plates are used with mezzanine floor installations to prevent such things as tools or equipment falling from height when a barrier is installed along a raised edge.

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Lifts

(Mezzanine Floor Lifts) Our mezzanine floor lifts offer a simple, safe and efficient way to handle loads between two or three floors, in stores, factories, warehouses, and workshops. It can be installed in virtually any location, indoors or out, where there is access to a standard 240V 20A power supply.

Lighting

(Mezzanine Floor Lighting) A mezzanine floor will more often than not require lighting underneath. Invicta Mezzanine Floors can arrange this for you if required.

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Main Beams

(Mezzanine Floor Main Beams) These are steel beams that are I-shaped and are bolted to plates welded on the top of the columns. The thickness of these main beams is determined by a combination of the mezzanine floor loading required and the span between the columns.

Mezzanine Floors

(Mezzanine Floors) are raised stand-alone structural steel platforms, independent of the main building structure and reinforced by steel columns. Mezzanine platforms produce a very useful additional floor area out of what was simply wasted air space above existing work and storage areas. Mezzanine floors are a cost-effective way of expanding the amount of space available to you and can often eliminate the downtime and expense of rebuilding or relocating your premises.

Mezzanine Floor Meeting Rooms

(Mezzanine Floor Meeting Rooms) Having someplace to hold meetings is essential to many businesses. Installing a mezzanine floor within your building can be a way of turning unused space into a practical, usable meeting rooms or communal areas such as a kitchen, staff room or training area and can be done in almost any space no matter how big, small or awkward. Invicta Mezzanine Floors can offer you a free no obligation quote for your mezzanine flooring project.

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Office Mezzanine Floors

(Office Mezzanine Floors) Invicta Mezzanine Floors is one of the UK’s leading designers and installers of top-quality office mezzanine floors and pursue nothing short of complete client satisfaction. Constructing an extra office workspace can support your business growth to accommodate new staff or departments and with an office mezzanine floor system, this is easily achieved. Many commercial premises offer excessive, unused headroom which is unproductive and expensive to heat or cool. If you are looking to make use of the vertical space you already have in your premises, or in need of an extra office space, the answer might be to expand upwards - and adding floors between floors could be the solution.

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Purlins

(Mezzanine Floor Purlins or Secondary Beams) Bolted to the main beams are galvanised secondary beams. The centres between these secondary beams will vary with the mezzanine floor loading required and the choice of decking chosen. Rather than run on top of the main beams, the Secondary beams run between the main beams to minimise the thickness of the floor.

Partitioning

(Mezzanine Floors Partitioning) Partitioning is a cost-effective method of dividing up an area to provide secure areas and offices. A simple partitioning system can add security where required. This is all part of the Invicta Mezzanine Floors service.

Pallet Gate

(Mezzanine Floor Pallet Gate) Pallet gates allow heavy and bulky items to be lifted onto the mezzanine floor by Fork Lift Truck. A popular method of getting heavy and large items onto the floor, a break in the handrail is substituted by a gate that can be opened and closed. A sliding gate is the easiest method, though an “up and over” gate is becoming more accepted for safety as the open edge of the mezzanine floor is never exposed.

Production Mezzanine Floors

(Production Mezzanine Floors) Invicta Mezzanine Floors is one of the UK’s leading designers and installers of top-quality production mezzanine floors and pursue nothing short of complete client satisfaction. A production mezzanine floor, when installed in a production or manufacturing environment, enables a business to increase productivity by utilising the space that is already available to them within the dimensions of their premises. Increase your production and improve business operations by adding valuable space to your office or warehouse by installing a mezzanine floor within the existing footprint of your business premises.

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Retail Mezzanine Floors

(Retail Mezzanine Floors) Invicta Mezzanine Floors is one of the UK’s leading designers and installers of top-quality retail mezzanine floors and pursue nothing short of complete client satisfaction. If you are looking to make use of the vertical headspace you already have in your retail premises, or would like to expand your existing retail business to exhibit more stock, have more back-of-store storage for merchandise, or even to construct a brand-new office workspace; the answer might be to expand upwards - and adding a mezzanine floor to your business could be the solution. Increase your shop floor area or retail storage space within the current dimensions of your existing retail business with a mezzanine floor.

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Shelving

(Mezzanine Floors Shelving) Our Invicta Mobile Shelving division will be happy to assist you with any shelving or mobile storage equipment required on or under your mezzanine floor.

Staircase

(Mezzanine Floor Staircase) A staircase allows upper-level access to and from your mezzanine floor. The category, size, and design of your staircase will be controlled by Building Regulations and the “appearance” that you desire.The position and type of staircase will also be determined by the purpose and function of your mezzanine floor.

Storage Mezzanine Floors

(Storage Mezzanine Floors) Invicta Mezzanine Floors is one of the UK’s leading designers and installers of top-quality storage mezzanine floors and pursue nothing short of complete client satisfaction. A storage mezzanine floor, when installed in a storage environment, enables a business to increase its storage capacity by utilising the space that is already available to them within the dimensions of their premises. The shortage of storage space is often a big concern for many businesses. It may be that you need to store considerable amounts of office documents or company records onsite or stock materials and equipment making additional storage space essential. An additional mezzanine floor can create the extra storage space needed in a fast and cost-effective way.

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Two-tier Mezzanine Floors

(Two-tier Mezzanine Floors) Where the headroom allows, mezzanine flooring does not have to be restricted to one tier. You can add two or even five tiers of raised flooring to utilise unused vertical headspace and increase the operational floor space available to your business.

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Warehouse Mezzanine Floors

(Warehouse Mezzanine Floors) Whether your warehouse requires an additional floor-level to make the most of its unused overhead space, or a more complex multi-tiered mezzanine construct to support multiple onsite functions - as production, storage, sorting or handling, without interrupting any other activity, Invicta Mezzanine Floors delivers the complete mezzanine warehouse solution to suit your precise function, specification, budget, and workspace.

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