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10 Benefits of Mezzanine Floors
The Benefits Of A Mezzanine Flooring System
When your business goes through periods of growth and space starts to become premium, a mezzanine flooring system is a cost effective, non-disruptive and efficient alternative to costly expansion or relocation.
These systems make use of the often unused vertical space, creating additional work or storage space – typically these structures are open to the rest of the facility and do not cover the entire floor space.
In fact, mezzanine floors offer a number of benefits to your business including:
- Options to suit all requirements
- Make use of overhead space
- Re-allocate space for different tasks
- Non disruptive installation process
- Adds value to premises
- No need to expand or relocate
- Cost saving
- No planning permission required
- Free site surveys available
Read on to explore the benefits of mezzanine floors in more detail.
1. Options Available To Suit All Requirements
Mezzanine flooring systems are extremely versatile and can be configured to suit the needs of your space, the most common types of mezzanine floor include:
Office Mezzanine Flooring – Office space in warehouses are often too small and located alongside busy areas, making them susceptible to noise pollution. A mezzanine flooring system can create a functional and private office space, offering noise protection and giving occupants a holistic view of the premises.
Storage Mezzanine Flooring – In environments that handle a lot of stock, a mezzanine floor can open up a whole new space for storage; also promoting better handling and management of stock. These types of mezzanine flooring system can be fitted with security measures such as steel mesh enclosures to ensure that stock is safe whilst being stored.
Multi-Tier Mezzanine Floors – Muti-tiered mezzanines are the optimal solution when warehouses have a lot of vertical space. Dependant on how much vertical space your premises offers, a multi-tier mezzanine could double or even triple your available space.
The uses of a mezzanine floor are not limited to warehousing and distribution, you’ll also find them in the following sectors and environments:
- Production plants
- Transport and fulfilment
- Showrooms such as carpet and furniture shops
- Car dealerships
2. Makes Use of Overhead Space
One of the most immediate and significant benefits of a mezzanine floor is the utilisation of overhead space, creating extra work or storage space without the costs associated with expanding or moving.
Project Example: E-Vapor commissioned BSE UK to construct a functional warehouse space, creating office space above and secure storage space below.
3. Re-allocate Space for Different Tasks
With the creation of functional space, a mezzanine floor can allow for optimal reallocation of areas for different tasks which can make the overall workplace more efficient.
For example, in an office environment, teams working on different projects may be segregated – with a communal working space made available for any collaborative work.
4. Non-Disruptive Installation Process
Contrary to popular belief, installation is non-disruptive and can be completed in as little as 5 days with zero downtime, working around your existing operations.
Additionally, the installation can be designed to seamlessly integrate within the existing environment; making it easier for staff to acclimatise to their new working environment following installation.
Project Example: After an initial brief from Danbury Motor Caravans we were able to create a functional space using a mezzanine flooring system with installation taking just 3 days.
5. Adds Value to Premises
Perhaps one of the least considered benefits of the system is the value it adds to the premises. If the property is ever sold or the business changes hands, you can expect a higher buying price if a functional mezzanine floor is present.
6. No Need to Expand or Relocate
When pressed for space, many businesses begin looking into expansion or relocation of their business; something that can be extremely costly, particularly with warehouse space in the UK being at a premium.
With the right mezzanine flooring system, businesses can create enough extra space to keep their business in their existing location for years to come.
To find out more about maximising existing space, check out our blog post on maximising space in your warehouse without expanding or relocating.
Project Example: We were commissioned to work for PF Cusack to create a separate working area using a mezzanine floor and steel partition system. Allowing them to increase the size of their operation without the need to expand their premises or relocate.
7. Cost Saving
By creating new space, allowing for expansion without relocation or costly building work and helping optimise workflow, a mezzanine floor is a long term investment that will save your business money in the long run.
8. No Planning Permission Required
In most cases, erecting a mezzanine floor doesn't require formal planning permission from a Local Authority, this can streamline operations for your business.
There are specific instances when planning permission is required, but an expert like BSE UK can help you navigate this. For more information, check out our blog post on planning permissions for mezzanine floors.
Mezzanine floors are typically constructed from steel, offering a range of benefits including durability, easy maintenance, fireproof properties, safety, and an extended working life expectancy.
10. Free Site Survey with BSE UK
When considering a mezzanine floor installation, BSE UK offers a complimentary site survey. This service ensures that the installation aligns with your specific requirements, Building Regulations, safety, and fire protection needs.
Nationwide Mezzanine Flooring Installers
At BSE UK, we have over 50 years experience installing and maintaining mezzanine floors nationwide. Each floor we supply is tailored exactly to your needs, taking into account Building Regulations, safety considerations and fire protection requirements.
What’s more, we stock a full range of ancillary products including staircases, railings and pallet gates – allowing you to get everything you need supplied and installed by one supplier.
For more information, contact one of our expert team today on 0117 955 5211 orfill out a contact form to speak to one of our representatives instantly.
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Unit 2, Severnlink Distribution Centre,
Chepstow, NP16 6UN
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