What is Mezzanine Flooring Made of?
Perhaps you’re considering relocation, or maybe you hadn’t thought about how you can make use of your high ceilings before. Mezzanine floors from Central Storage Systems Ltd could be the simple solution to your storage problem or a case of an innovative design improvement.
A mezzanine floor is an intermediate floor that can be installed in high-ceilinged spaces where the semi-permanent structure can be placed halfway up a wall at least twice as high as a floor with minimum height. The minimum requirement is a roof height of 4.500m in order to achieve suitable headroom on both levels.
A retail mezzanine flooring can provide the perfect warehouse storage solutions or provide more shop space. Instead of office relocation for expanding companies, an office mezzanine floor can double your current office space, meaning you avoid the hassle of moving altogether. Alternatively, specifically designed storage mezzanine flooring means you can instead use a whole floor for storage, or use a combination of purposes.
Each design of mezzanine flooring is a self-supporting steel structure using robust columns. There is flexibility in terms of the position and frequency of these depending on the specific site conditions and customer requirements and budget. Not only are these structures sturdy and safe, but they are also lightweight, making them easier to install, taking hardly any time to put up. You can tailor your floors to your specific load requirements, so you can rest assured of its safety and stability. The loading requirements of the Building Regulations and BRE Digest 437 mean loadings start from 2.5kn/m2 (250kg/m2) for light offices with no partitions but can increase to heavier loadings for specialist operations. As a guide, a popular design loading would be approximately 5kn/m2 (500kg/m2). As part of our structural implications, we also consider the amount of allowable deflection (bounce) within the design.
We aim to incorporate our mezzanine floor designs in a way that is stylish as well as practical. We offer smart design solutions to suit your space, including our expert knowledge of mezzanine manufacturing. This may be advice about fire safety precautions, accessibility, appearance, and use of heating or ventilation systems. Another element of design that is important, is the decking, which is usually a 38mm high-density particle board – an exceptionally versatile and durable surface. In addition, there are other decking options available, such as plywood and a range of steel surfaces. The structures can be placed during the initial construction work of the building, as well as added to an existing building, and building work is fully risk assessed when planning a mezzanine installation.
A mezzanine floor may also make a positive statement about your company, being a smart and innovative solution to issues of space and storage. It also makes large office spaces feel warmer, creating a closer team through the illusion of smaller space created by these floor partitions.
At Central Storage Systems, we can create the perfect bespoke mezzanine for your business, whether for a retail, office, or warehouse environment. If you would like to find out more about our mezzanine flooring, please contact us through our contact page or call us on 01299 251374. Our staff will be happy to answer any of your queries.