Questions to ask when enquiring about a mezzanine floor

Mezzanine Floor

If you are looking to get a quotation for a mezzanine floor but know little about the structures then we have provided a few pointers to have to hand when making that initial call or email.

The most common details required are:

  • Length x Width (or shape if not rectangular) of the overall floor area.
  • The height, which is either to the top of the decking or clear height underneath the mezzanine floor.
  • If it is butting up to any walls and whether you need perimeter handrailing to any open mezzanine floor edges.
  • Any staircases
  • Loading gates (Usually Safety Pallet Gates).
  • First floor use (i.e. Storage, production, offices).
  • Will there be a fork lift truck available on site to use?
Mezzanine Storage Floor
Typical Storage Mezzanine Floor

 

 

 

 

 

This will usually be enough information to enable any reputable mezzanine floor supplier to put together a reasonably accurate quotation.

It’s always best for the mezzanine floor supplier to visit site and have a look in case there is anything unusual that may affect the price.

Personally I feel it’s always good to visit site anyway even just to meet the customer and start to forge a trusting relationship. There are always lots of questions to ask and details to discuss.

Mezzanine Floor
Typical Mezzanine Floor with Safety Pallet Gate and straight staircase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unsure of any information required feel free to email us sales@storagedesignstelford.co.uk

 

Building Regulations

When you design a new premises you are controlled by a set of regulations called the “Building Regulations”. Each area of the building regulations is covered by an “Approved Document”.  For example “Approved Document , Part B” covers fire safety and specifies how your premises should be fire protected, i.e compartment walls, fire door specification.

These documents can be purchased from the government planning department, but few people realise that these are available as PDF files, downloadable from the Planning Portal website at http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/

So anyone planning on making any changes to their premises then stay ahead of your supplier when tendering and study what you actually require rather than what your supplier is trying to sell you !

Choosing a Reputable Mezzanine Floor Supplier

When selecting a reputable company to supply a new mezzanine floor, confidence in their ability is usually the largest factor as well as price. We feel it is important for you to see exactly what you would be getting.

The supporting steel frame is critical for adequate rigidity, the last thing you want is much bounce and flexing of the frame especially if people are working on top of the new structure.

We always tell our customers that there are some good mezzanine floors sold but there are a lot of bad ones. Be careful not to get caught out. You may not always realise you have bought a bad one until its built.

Our installation teams are courteous, friendly and helpful and we always work around your business with the minimum disruption. All our mezzanine floors are designed in accordance with all the latest building regulations and design codes.

For guide prices see our Mezzanine Price Guide Page