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The mezzanine floor is an upper level floor area which can be added either immediately or long after the building infrastructure is complete. It’s a semi permanent structure that's fitted within the internal space of a building often described as an open fronted floor, positioned between floor and ceiling. Recruiting unoccupied overhead space and converting into usable floor space, the mezzanine can extend out covering the entire footprint of the room and where there’s enough vertical space a mezzanine can be multi levelled. The concept behind the mezzanine floor is to use all available space within your business premises intelligently which leads to the creation of additional workspace without the cost or disruption of extending the building or relocating.
When we say the mezzanine is a “semi-permanent” structure, you may question its durability and longevity however there is no need for concern. Mezzanine floors are specifically designed to suit the intended space and use and as one of Australia's leading mezzanine floor designers and manufacturers we can assure you of endurance and stability. With a long lasting lifespan, the mezzanine floor is made up of structural steel parts with weight bearing requirements designed to support any intended use.
Generally, a mezzanine floor structure is constructed of four main components:
▪ Columns – reaching from the floor to the base of the mezzanine. The number and type of the columns will have been stipulated in the planning and design stages.
▪ Primary steels or beams – the primary beams are usually made from UB Sections on a standard warehouse floor, though this will depend on the weight bearing requirements of the floor.
▪ Secondary steels or purlins – purlins are fixed to the primary steels, bearing the weight of the mezzanine flooring. The number and type of purlins will again depend on the decisions made in the planning stage, including the amount of deflection expected for the floor.
▪ Flooring – Flooring is placed on top of the purlins. 19mm T&G plywood is the standard flooring, though there are a wide variety of different options including moisture resistant.
For those looking to increase usable space at a relatively low cost, a mezzanine floor enables you to achieve this quickly and effectively whilst adding value. When comparing two empty properties of the same dimensions, if Property A has a mezzanine whilst Property B doesn’t, although both are the same in terms of height and footprint area, property A offers more capacity therefore more value.
Mezzanine floors have many great advantages and because every mezzanine is a bespoke solution, suitability is one of them. Whatever your environment - if your floor space is scarce but you have plenty unused height space, then a mezzanine floor is certainly an option to be examined. It’s a cost effective way to create additional workspace and can support any operation and is a great way to improve your business!
An increase in productivity is just one of the multiple ways in which a mezzanine floor can benefit warehouse facilities or manufacturing hubs. This highly economical option allows you to use the raised platform in a way that's most beneficial to your business.
The mezzanine floor can be designed to incorporate storage systems, heavy machinery, production lines, offices, staff facilities or automation with a choice of access staircases, pallet gates, chutes and lifts incorporated as part of the design.
Give your office or retail unit an uplifting boost by transforming the area with a mezzanine floor which increases practical floor space and brings character to the premises. Beyond the basic steel structure, a retail or office mezzanine floor can be designed and accessorised to match your business brand and colours as well as creating a light, airy and comfortable workplace or environment for visitors. From staircase style to floor type you can choose many aspects of your mezzanine floor to match your desired look and interior preferences. For offices, studios, restaurants, bars, gyms, theatres and retailers, this is an inexpensive solution which allows the business to operate from the same premises without the need to extend the building.
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