Businesses often outgrow the space that they start in, this brings the discussion on the options available when upgrading their operational space.
Many businesses find a common disadvantage of their operational warehouses to be the limited floor space compared to the excess of vertical space available above. Over years of operation as the business expands, directors must decide whether to start weighing up the costs of moving the business to a larger premise. Often that large vertical space is overlooked, this space can be an efficient way to save money whilst the company is expanding.
Mezzanine flooring could be the crucial choice to giving your business the extra required space without the extensive costs of uprooting a whole company and moving elsewhere. This tiered installation utilises overhead space meaning that lower levels can increase capacity of workload. Often mezzanine flooring is used as a storage option, by having this additional storage space it allows for the ground floor to become more efficient as it is used for the moving of goods and other operations.
There are three different types of mezzanine flooring that can be installed:
One of the main reasons you should be utilising this type of flooring to maximise warehouse space is because the advantages highly outweigh the disadvantages.
It is always advisable to seek advice and check about planning permission and building regulations before starting work on a new mezzanine flooring installation. Regulations for the building of a flooring depend on what the intended use of the area is. If the area is going to be occupied by employees as a workspace you could find that building regulations approval may be required in the following areas:
Although, if the area of being used exclusively for storage and there are no fire safety concerns, building regulation approval may not be needed. Be aware that no formal planning permission is required to install a mezzanine flooring in a building that you own although if you are occupying a rented building, you will need permission of the owner before starting installation.
If you are wanting to discuss mezzanine flooring solutions, contact Pallet Racking Systems today. We have years of experience in the supply, installation and maintenance of quality second hand mezzanine flooring.