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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.

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.

Storage Concepts – Making Space Work for You.

 

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.

Storage Concepts – Making Space Work Harder for You.

 

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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Further Images from Head Office Refit

Further Images from Head Office Refit

Here are some further images from the recent work completed at ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) in Burton on Trent.

Full project details regarding the full office refit can be found here.

All work was undertaken by Storage Concepts in 2011.

New desks and office chairs

Office Furniture

Office Staircase.

 

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…

The Options are Out There

Mezzanine floors – taking productivity to a new level!

mezzanine under construction

mezzanine under construction

Space could easily be the final frontier for a business. All commercial, retail and manufacturing enterprises need space grow, room to organise themselves and specialist areas for larger or new facilities.

If space isn’t available – without relocating or extensive rebuilding – then a company has reached the frontier of what is possible.

Mezzanine floors from Storage Concepts push the boundaries of what you can achieve in your existing premises, without relocating. Our mezzanine floors utilise wasted vertical space to create new levels of productivity. » Read more…

Onwards and Upwards

mezzanine under construction with safety netting and edge protection

Create more space without moving

A lot of businesses come to us with the same problem – space. Wherever you are, there’s just never enough of it for a company to run smoothly. The best solution we can come up with for the majority of these companies are mezzanine floors, the cost-effective solution to using the wasted vertical space that many warehouses can have.

When you rent or buy a unit, you often find you soon use up what is actually there – or what you perceive to be there. Mezzanine floors can give your facility a completely modern look; transforming a small, cluttered area into a hive of activity that can be used for a number of purposes. » Read more…