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Mezzanine Floor – from single to two-tier

From Single Tier to Two Tier

Mezzanine Floor

Storage Concepts  Ltd recently completed a substantial installation for a major packaging supplies company who were expanding on a huge scale in Derbyshire.  The project entailed dismantling  an existing single tier mezzanine floor that Storage Concepts had previously installed some 5 years ago and dismantling all the shelving and mesh cages that were on the mezzanine floor.  All of the materials were removed from the premises and taken to Storage Concepts fabrication factory where the existing steel work was re-fabricated so that different finished floor levels could be achieved to enable the customer to use the space as efficiently as possible for stacking their packaging products.

Two tier mezzanine floor

The existing area where the mezzanine floor was originally situated was totally cleared and all of the existing floor fixings were sheared off to leave the floor in near perfect condition for new pallet racking to be erected in that area.  The re-fabricated steelwork was then delivered back to site and completely installed into its new position as a two tier mezzanine floor, including re-fabricated staircases and the addition of extra floor space.

The whole process was completed within budget and within the time-scale that was set and the customer was extremely pleased with the end result which did not result in them losing any productivity and has enabled them to increase the amount of products they can now store to fulfil the new contracts that they have.

For further details regarding this or other mezzanine flooring projects, please contact Storage Concepts on             01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

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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.

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Mezzanine Floor and New Office

Need to add space to your premises?

Mezzanine Floor and Offices

Storage and interior concepts have just recently finished a large installation for a company based  in Sileby, Leicestershire. The project included a large mezzanine floor with first floor offices, meeting room and storage area. This helped the company expand over the existing machine area which was wasted space. The project was completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the customer.

If you are looking to create additional office or warehouse space – cost efficiently, the give Storage Concepts a call to discuss further for a Free consultation and CAD drawing.

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

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Minimum Mezzanine Floor Loadings

Mezzanine floor loadings.

At Storage Concepts we are often asked the minimum loadings a mezzanine floor can be built to, well the answer is 4 . 8 knm2

We can manufacture Mezzanines which require a larger loading depending on what the end user is intending to use the additional space for, whether that be storage or an office area.

Storage Concepts would have to check the existing floor conditions to ensure the floor can support the point loads imposed by the new mezzanine floor columns; such as concrete thickness, ground bearing pressure and so on.

In circumstances where this information is not known, then our team will carry out a bore hole test to establish what the floor conditions are like. If needed we would have to install foundation pads to support the new mezzanine floor columns.

If you would like further information regarding your mezzanine project, please call 01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

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How to build a Mezzanine floor

How to build a Mezzanine floor.

The mezzanine floors arrive in a number of major components, for example beams, c section, stair stringers, steps, columns, cleats, flooring, nuts and bolts, cross bracing components.

The components will arrive on a large lorry and is then off loaded by the experienced mezzanine floor installation team with the use of the customers fork lift truck or a hired fork lift.

The components are sorted and the main beams will have the cleats bolted to them. Each main beam will have a number written on the side and by looking on the drawing the main beam position can be established . The main beam is fork lifted to its proposed position and lifted to the correct height enabling the columns to be bolted to the underside of the beam, its then held/ tied or fixed temporarily so the installation team can lift a second beam and then c section beams are bolted to the cleats so the the two main beams are fixed together , this process continues until the whole structure is built.

The columns are then checked to ensure they are plumb and then cross bracing is installed to give the structure it’s required design strength. The columns are then bolted to the floor. All the above installation is carried out via mobile scaffold towers.

The installation team will then start installing the mezzanine flooring material which is normally 38 mm thick tongue and grooved particle board. The team will have to start going onto the platform so we would have to ensure they carry out the installation safely, we may have to use mobile platform towers under the leading edge of the new flooring , or the team will ware harnesses or we would have to install netting to the underside which all will help to prevent any serious injury if any of the installers should fall off the platform.

When the flooring has been installed we would then install the stair stringers , steps and bolt it to the new structure and the floor.

Any handrail and loading gates are then installed.

The structure is then checked to ensure its level , all bolts tightened , it’s cleared of all waste materials, cleaned and loading signs installed. Then you are ready to use the new space, whether that be office space, warehouse or show room.

If you need any assistance with a mezzanine floor project, please do not hesitate to contact Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

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What planning permission do I need for a mezzanine floor?

What planning permission do I need for a mezzanine floor?

Storage Concepts Ltd of Melton Mowbray design, manufacture and install mezzanine floors. We provide CAD designs of the new structure which shows the new proposed mezzanine floor in the location where it is intended to be installed, before the installation we require to submit the drawing to an independent building inspector or the local authority for approval of the layout and their recommendations as to what and if fire protection is required.

We would normally contact an independent building inspector who we have worked on many projects with for his initial thoughts, they can give approval within 24 hours so we can start the manufacturing process. As long as the mezzanine is built to their recommendations then they will provide a full building completion certificate at the end of the installation after they have completed the inspection to ensure its built to the correct recommendation. They would also inform the local authority of the proposed installation and the date it is due to start.

If you need any further information regarding the installation of a mezzanine floor, regulations regarding the build of a raised floor then please do not hesitate to contact Storage Concepts on 01664 410414.

 

Further client testimonials – January 2012

Mezzanine floors, Conference furniture, Distribution centre,

On behalf of our company I write to record our thanks to yourself and your team at Storage Concepts for the outstanding service provided in fulfilling the contract for various furnishings and equipment for the new conference centre, offices, meeting rooms and reception.

The contract for furnishing the centre was quite a challenge and we were particularly impressed by the positive attitude applied in meeting the shortest possible deadlines, sourcing exactly our requirements from both the UK and Europe, managing the contract from inception to completion and applying the same detailed attention to after-sales service.

Storage Concepts far exceeded our expectation in quality, service and professionalism, within budget and on time.  Without hesitation we would recommend Storage Concepts to any future potential client.

Project Type:  Conference Rooms & Centres

Location:          Staffordshire

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During the 12 months since our new purpose built Distribution Centre was completed, with all the extra responsibilities with regard to the building, staffing, etc. it was tremendously gratifying to know that all of our furniture and warehouse requirements could be forgotten.

We  were fortunate enough to have engaged the services of yourself and Storage Concepts to cover most requirements in both the Office and Warehouse.

From the outset we have received exemplary service from all associated with Storage Concepts and have been quietly impressed by your way of doing business.

We consider ourselves to be a high quality service-driven industry and rate your company to be on a similar level.

It was and is a pleasure to be associated with you and we look forward to our continued association in the future.

Project Type:  Large Distribution Centre

Location:          Northamptonshire

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Everyone seems very pleased with the mezzanine floor you install at in the new unit.

Given the short notice by the department involved I was delighted to have the work completed to schedule.

Paul reported back on your meeting and I would like to thank you and your team for responding so quickly to the points we raised throughout the project.

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Project Type:  Mezzainie Flooring

Location:          Milton Keynes

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New Head Office for ARCA

Head Office Refit

ARCA external before

Storage Concept’s Interior Concepts Division has recently completed the full fit out of new Head Office facilities for ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) in Burton on Trent.

Storage Concepts was able to secure the contract against stiff competition by providing value engineered solutions enabling the previously over budget fit out tender to be re-designed, the amended specifications allowing value engineering and a in budget final design and cost.

One of the key elements to this redesign was altering the previously architects specified beam and block first floor to a Storage Concepts independent steel mezzanine floor.  This together with other value engineered redesigns on the interior fit out enabled the project to proceed within the client’s budget.

Storage Concepts completed a turnkey package installation turning the 750m² / 8070ft² single storey industrial unit into a combined office training and practical workshop facility.

The existing industrial unit was sub divided with a 1 hour jumbo stud wall with one side providing practical workshop facilities and one side providing a two tier training and office facility.  Storage Concepts installed an independent steel mezzanine floor with 1 hour fire rating and with the provision of plasterboard partitions to ground and first floor to form executive offices, meeting rooms, training suites, toilets, tea prep and rest area facilities.  A feature staircase was installed and a disabled platform lift and new windows were installed a ground and first floor level.  Finally all of the mechanical and electrical installations were also undertaken by Storage Concepts Interior Concepts Division including full electrical installation, data and telecom and the installation of mechanically fed fresh air ventilation and full heating and cooling air conditioning systems.

Office Furniture

Once the shell build was completed Storage Concepts then completed the installation of floor finishes and office furniture, seating and storage providing a full turnkey package installation from empty building to a fully fitted facility.

ARCA external after

Upon completion of the project works Steve Sadley Chief Executive at ARCA comments “we are delighted with our new facility, the layout and design provided by Colin of Storage Concepts has proved to be perfect for our requirements and our staff are now enjoying the benefits of an excellent new working environment.   Without the assistance of Storage Concepts and their ability to value engineer the original design the project as a whole was in jeopardy.  It has been a pleasure to work with Storage Concepts through the construction phase to completion and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies for installations of this type”.

For further details contact Storage Concepts here or on 01664 410414.

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Practical, Beneficial and Cost Effective

Completed mezzanine floor

Organise your business with increased space

How you move, store and access your stock is becoming increasingly important to businesses and their futures. Having the room to accommodate everything they need while making it easy to access can be a tricky operation, but that situation is where Storage Concepts become an invaluable partner.

Specialising in the design and installation of mezzanine floors as well as other storage solutions, we are in a position to offer you both our knowledge and experience in order to help your business find a positive resolution to your restrictions and requirements. » Read more…