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FAQ – Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations

Mezzanine Floor Building Regulations

Any mezzanine floor being installed requires building regulations in order to determine the means of access and escape to and from the mezzanine structure.

Information is also required on the concrete slab, namely concrete thickness, hardcore thickness, ground bearing pressure in order to determine the calculations for the mezzanine floor to show and prove that the floor slab is strong enough to accept the imposed load of the mezzanine floor, namely the point load of the columns / base plates coming down onto the floor slab.

Building regulations are required to be obtained and Storage Concepts can provide this service with there Approved Building Control Inspector who not only checks out the structural calculations to ensure the mezzanine floor is designed correctly and satisfactorily, but also checks this against the slab information and also checks for the means of access for personnel to and from the mezzanine floor, should, in the worst case, a fire start.

It is a statutory requirements that building regulations are obtained for any mezzanine floor structure whether it is being used for offices, production, storage, retail.

For further details regarding installing a mezzanine floor your office or warehouse please contact Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

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FAQ – Mezzanine Floor Regulations

Mezzanine Floor Regulations

Any structural steel mezzanine floor, whether used for storage, offices, production or retail requires building regulation approval, not planning permission.

Building regulation approval is required to ensure that the means of access for escape is satisfactory and acceptable to the fire officer / fire service.

Consideration has to be given to accessing and exiting the mezzanine floor within certain distances, with either protected routes of escape within the building or directly exiting externally from the building.

Once the mezzanine floor is installed adequate lighting, emergency lighting, smoke detection, possibly sprinklers depending on the size and complexity of the project may be required.

For further details regarding installing a mezzanine floor at your office or warehouse please contact Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

Storage Concepts – Making Space Work for You.