Has your mezzanine level reached the end of its use?
The introduction of mezzanine levels into various industries has been revolutionary in terms of expanding space whilst having the luxury of staying in your original building and not having to deal with costly expansion prices or rising building rates. But what do you do when you no longer need your mezzanine level? Whether you are closing your business, taking a different route or moving to an alternative location where your mezzanine cannot follow, it can seem like a real challenge not knowing what to do with your floor.
This month, Mezz One looks at what to do with your mezzanine level when you no longer need it and why dismantling your mezzanine is a legal obligation you owe to your landlord. As a professional mezzanine strip-out team, Mezz One can take care of all the hard work for you and could even remove your mezzanine at no cost to you, leaving you free to spend your budget on moving your business or shutting up shop.
Dismantling your mezzanine with a professional strip-out team
Choosing to leave your mezzanine behind when you leave your premises can be a difficult decision to make and isn’t one to be taken lightly. Your mezzanine has been an excellent investment and has worked wonders for your business, but if you have no room for it where you are going, it seems pointless to try and take it anywhere. You may have the option to leave it behind, but in most cases, mainly if your premises are rented, you could face a fine from your landlord if they turn up to find you have left a tremendously big mezzanine behind! We would always advise dismantling your mezzanine to avoid any problematic discussions with your landlord and any fines that may come your way.
Hiring a professional team to take care of your mezzanine dismantling and removal is the safest and most cost-effective way of removing your floor. An experienced team will be much more efficient at handling the safe removal of your structure and, thanks to their knowledge and ability, will be able to get the job done in a couple of days. Using your current team to dismantle your mezzanine internally could be dangerous for several reasons. You could cause damage to the internal structure of your premises, resulting in a loss of money to your landlord, or you could be putting your staff in danger by asking them to complete a job they are not qualified to do.
When you choose to work with Mezz One, not only will we visit your site to dismantle your mezzanine, but if it’s in good condition and above 120sqm, we will even remove it free of charge! If your mezzanine is in poor condition or under 120sqm, only then will we charge you a nominal fee for removal. We offer an effective turnaround service, so if you are working to a tight deadline, we can ensure you dismantling your mezzanine is done on time and with little disruption to the other work you may have going on.
The advantages of dismantling your mezzanine with Mezz One
When you are preparing to relocate your business or have decided to move in a different direction, you want everything to go smoothly as you try to navigate the more challenging aspects of the move. Trying to keep your landlord, team and contractors happy can often feel like a juggling act, which is why Mezz One make it as simple as possible when dismantling your mezzanine. Take a look at some of the benefits of working with us on your safe mezzanine removal project:
Dismantling your mezzanine safely
Leaving it up to your staff or friends to dismantle your mezzanine could result in severe misjudgement errors that lead to building damage, accident or injury. Leave it up to a team of trained professionals in the safe strip out of mezzanines!
Efficient and effective strip-out service
It’s not often we come across a team not working to a tight deadline! If that sounds like you, we have you covered with our speedy turnaround from phone call to removal.
Conducted by an experienced team
Most importantly, our team are qualified to remove your mezzanine safely. They all have the proper training that is regularly kept up to date, and their experience, working on more than 250 warehouses and over 500 locations across the UK, means they are more than qualified to undertake the dismantling of your mezzanine in a way that is safe for your staff and the fabric of the building.
Free of charge if above 120Sqm
It’s such a reasonable offer; we have to say it twice! If your mezzanine is in good condition and above 120sqm, we will not charge you for our services in dismantling your mezzanine. That’s right; we will take it away completely free of charge with no hidden costs to find later.
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Contact Mezz One today for an efficient mezzanine strip-out service
Dismantle your mezzanine today with Mezz One. We offer a professional mezzanine strip-out service so that you can get rid of your unwanted mezzanine. Our professional team is experienced in dismantling mezzanines in commercial and domestic properties. If you’ve recently purchased new premises or are leaving an old one and want to remove your mezzanine, look no further than Mezz One! Whether you need a large mezzanine removed or you need a new mezzanine installed, our team is ready and waiting. With extensive experience in the industry, we can ensure your mezzanine is removed to the highest standard. We offer a speedy and efficient service, with highly competitive rates. Call Mezz One today for more information or to book our mezzanine strip-out service.
Create more space in your warehouse with a quality mezzanine
When your warehouse is bursting at the seams with inventory, you need to find ways to expand. But how? You might think about buying a new warehouse, but this is not always the most cost-effective solution. A better solution is a quality mezzanine level. Expanding your warehouse with a mezzanine can help your business grow without breaking the bank. A mezzanine is also a great way to make an underused area of your warehouse more efficient.
More space means you can store more products and provide your customers with a better experience. A mezzanine level can also be used to store overflow stock and create a buffer if a product is in high demand. A mezzanine level is a construction project that requires experience and expertise, and this is something that Mezz One will be able to support you with.
This month, we look at how you can maximise the warehouse space you currently have and how working with a team like Mezz One could provide you with a tremendous additional workspace, a return on your investment and a boost for your business!
Maximise your warehouse space with shelving
Warehouses are the best place to store your goods and keep them safe, which is why they are a considerable investment. But it’s not uncommon that warehouse space can be limited. If you’re looking to maximise your warehouse space, why not look at our mezzanine shelving? It’s a cost-effective way to expand your warehouse storage and maximise your warehouse space.
Not only is our mezzanine shelving easy to install, but it’s also an attractive option for your business. With our mezzanine shelving, you can store a wide range of items, including heavy equipment and products, which allows you to expand your warehouse space with the addition of just one mezzanine. Our mezzanine shelving is also safe as we only use high-quality materials that conform to the strict requirements of the Eurocodes, which are used by all European countries to ensure the safety of buildings.
The benefits of installing a quality mezzanine
There are a large number of options when it comes to building a mezzanine level, but a quality mezzanine will be one that can last you a long time and has easy-to-use features. As a general rule, a quality mezzanine should be able to support the maximum weight you expect to put on it and provide you with the most accessible possible access to it.
- Increase the square footage of your space
- Claim unused vertical storage space
- Expand your offices or production line
- Give your team more room to work with
- Increase the value of your warehouse
- Lose the potential costs that come with moving
It’s hard to imagine that a mezzanine can make life easier for your warehouse workers, but one that’s designed to be easily accessible will cut the time it takes to get on and off the mezzanine by half. In addition, a quality mezzanine will give you more space for your warehouse workers to move around and will be easier to clean. In fact, a quality mezzanine will improve the overall quality of life for your warehouse workers as it will provide your warehouse workers with a safe and secure place to work.
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Expand your space limits with Mezz One today
Whether you run a construction company, a retail store, or a warehouse, space limits are something you will have to deal with. Often, you can expand your space by purchasing land and building a new building, but if the business doesn’t have the funds for that, there are other options. One is to create a mezzanine. A mezzanine level is essentially a second floor or loft built on top of your existing building. Mezzanines are typically constructed to serve as storage space, so they’re perfect for warehouses, retail stores, and more. But that’s not all mezzanines can be used for. We’ve seen them built into bars, used in a classroom setting, and even in a home!
Mezzanine solutions can be extremely helpful for companies that need to maximise the space of their warehouse. It’s common for warehouses to be lacking a lot of space, especially when it comes to storage space. A mezzanine level can be the answer to your space needs. With Mezz One, you will be able to use all the space you paid for. Don’t let your warehouse space hold you back from growing your business. You’ll have more room to stock your products with a quality mezzanine level, which could mean more income.
Grow your retail business with additional mezzanine-level space
Retail is a sector in which business owners can make a great deal of profit. Most retail stores have limited space and therefore require extra mezzanine level space. If your retail business is growing fast and you seem to be running out of room quickly, it may be time to consider how you can get more space whilst staying in the same location.
This is where commercial mezzanine levels can come in handy. Adding an additional level to your existing building can almost double the space you have available and provide you with the room you need to rehouse products, staff or storage items. Whether you want to create another level to your building to invite customers up to, or you would prefer to rehome your surplus stock, office staff and kitchen/toilets, mezzanine levels are a great solution to the space challenges you are currently facing.
Racking and shelving with storage mezzanine levels
Mezzanine floors are often used in commercial buildings to create extra storage space. A very common use for mezzanine levels is to construct racking and shelving units where surplus stock, paperwork, archiving, and other business items can be held safely, out of sight of any visitors you may have come into the building. Additional levels are a great addition to your facility as you can keep them completely private and only for staff use, or you can open them up to the general public if you have products or services on show.
The benefit of adding a mezzanine level into your building is your newfound ability to keep your surplus items organised. When our paperwork and surplus products are often kept in a small room or cupboard, they can quickly become disjointed, disorganised and cluttered. Avoid this situation by constructing a designated place in your building where you can keep items safely tucked away in their proper place. Hence, they are readily available at a minute’s notice when you need them.
Expanding your office space with mezzanine levels
During the pandemic, many of us worked from home and employers were forced to downsize offices to keep up with paying building rates and other associated costs. As more employees return to work, you may find your office filling with bodies more quickly than usual; worse still, you may run out of room! Adding a mezzanine level to your new office space not only gives you more room to sit your staff comfortably, but you are generally not subject to higher building rates as the level is built within your existing structure.
If you need to use your ground floor level for a production line and your current offices are taking up too much space, you may want to think about installing a mezzanine level to place the admin team so that the production team can have more space. Mezzanine levels designed and installed by Mezz One are guaranteed to give your team a safe and productive space to work in for the foreseeable future.
Create your perfect production line with a mezzanine level
It’s incredible how quickly a busy production line can take up the whole of your building space, leaving no room for others and, eventually, no room to finish your products before sending them out for distribution. Why not break up your production line and add a mezzanine level that will boost your space and give your team a more extensive area to work with? Mezzanine levels are capable of withstanding enormous weights thanks to their materials and the way they are built.
Mezzanine levels from Mezz One are only ever of the highest quality, built to the required standards set by UK law and ready to stand the test of time. Our design team plans your perfect mezzanine floor in-house, and an appropriate external inspector signs off all work at every stage. Our team will work with you from the beginning of your project right through to providing aftercare and general support after your mezzanine has been installed and is in use.
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Mezz One can design and install your mezzanine levels for your needs.
Our mezzanine services attempt to meet the growing demand of businesses needing to improve the space they have available, either to grow or simply to create additional space. Mezz One is a company committed to providing its clients with the highest service and products. The company has a range of different services on offer and has an experienced design service, as well as a bespoke, dismantle and relocation service, making it a one-stop shop for all mezzanine level needs.
If you are running out of space in your business location but are not ready to jump into a more significant building with higher rates, get in touch with Mezz One today and tell us about our mezzanine design and installation services.
Why should you install a car showroom mezzanine this year?
When your clients walk into your car showroom, you want them to be blown away by the beautiful car choices you have on offer. As soon as they enter the building, they should be dazzled with the latest in your car stock and have the space to wander unhindered through your models to find the perfect one. However, if your clients are trying to walk between various office desks and admin piles, you won’t be giving them the best customer experience. If this sounds like your building, you might be considering how a car showroom mezzanine could help your business this year.
Installing a car showroom mezzanine in your space will leave you with the extra room you need to move your offices and administration to a personal level, so you can use the ground floor to invite your clients in and show them the latest in which cars you have to offer. Not only will you have more room for your beautiful cars, but you will also be able to create a designated space for your clients to sit and have a coffee, charge their phones and have a relaxed discussion with one of your sales team.
Mezzanine levels offer extra space within your existing building
One of the main benefits a car showroom mezzanine level can offer is to increase the floor space within your existing building. Mezzanine levels are built internally using the area above your ground floor. If you have high ceilings in your showroom and keep looking at the wasted space, a mezzanine level could be the perfect answer for you. Mezzanine levels are ideal for creating new office and storage space so you can focus on the gleaming showroom downstairs. Renovating your existing building will add value to your property and eliminate the need to relocate to a larger unit.
Installing a car showroom mezzanine is possibly more straightforward than you may initially think. Generally, planning permission is only required when you are increasing your retail space by more than 200sqm or if your installation is going to require amendments to be made to the exterior of the unit. If you are not sure whether you need planning permission to install a car showroom mezzanine, the Mezz One team will support you by providing advice and guidance along the way, including assisting with any and all planning applications required.
The benefits of a car showroom mezzanine level
A mezzanine level is an excellent way of adding more space to your car showroom without the need to expand your building. This is especially useful if you’re in a unit that doesn’t allow for exterior expansion or you are unable to relocate. A mezzanine level is a platform that sits above your showroom floor and can be used for storage, office space, or an extra retail unit. A mezzanine expansion can be accessed by a staircase. There are many benefits of having a car showroom mezzanine level:
- An accessible storage area to store extra stock and materials, especially when you don’t have much room for storage.
- Private space for your administration staff to work from and protect confidential files – a must for a commercial showroom.
- Space expansion allows you to focus on bringing a wider variety of car models into your showroom.
- Adapt a private meeting room space where you can hold your team meetings and discuss KPIs.
- Bring more light into your showroom by opening up the previous office space and letting in natural light.
- A larger ground floor space where you can focus on creating merchandise stands and client facing coffee areas.
Ultimately, the most significant benefit for your car business is that when you install a car showroom mezzanine, you will be saving money whilst expanding your space. Increasing your current unit’s square footage will always be more cost-effective than relocating to a bigger unit.
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Mezz One is the qualified mezzanine team for your showroom installation
If you are a car dealer, you are well aware of the importance of a car showroom. A car showroom is the presentation of your brand and how it is perceived in the market. It is the first place that your customers see your brand and its products. You want to impress them with your showroom and make them want to buy your products. The first thing that the customers notice when they enter a car showroom is the entrance. You can use the opening to make a statement that says a lot about your brand. A suitable car showroom mezzanine will be an attractive feature of your showroom and will make a positive statement to your customers.
At Mezz One, we understand how important your showroom is to you, and that’s why we always provide our clients with cost-effective, high-quality services to increase your floor space. Our qualified mezz installation teams have worked on various commercial and private projects to increase square footage and leave clients with a refreshed working space to expand their offerings. If you are considering installing a car showroom mezzanine in 2022, or you would like some more information about what the process involves, give our reliable team a call today and get your mezzanine questions answered.
How does the mezzanine floor process begin?
At Mezz One, you start your mezzanine process by simply giving us a call or dropping us an email. Once you have made contact, we will be in touch to find out all the relevant information we need to begin designing and planning your mezz floor. If you know exactly what you are looking for and what dimensions you need, this is great – be sure to include all the information you think is relevant when you contact us. Our office team will design your floor according to your requirements and send you back the plans so you can confirm you are happy before we proceed.
Will a project manager be overseeing the project?
Every project we undertake at Mezz One is overseen by a project manager or lead who is answerable to the director. By having a project manager, we can ensure that quality control and safety measures are in place throughout the project. You have a single point of contact with whom you can discuss any concerns or queries along the way. The project managers at Mezz One take their roles very seriously and are there to make sure your project runs smoothly from start to finish.
How disruptive is a mezz floor installation?
Mezzanine floor installations are minimal in terms of disruption compared to other expansion projects. However, you must expect some disruption during your project. This will depend on the type of installation you have and where your installation is taking place. If, for example, the mezz team are in your main workshop, they will need access to the whole floor to complete the project safely and effectively. This could mean a level of disruption to your team, and you may need to move them elsewhere whilst the project is underway. At Mezz One, we take every step to ensure the disruptions are kept to a minimum, and we will work with you to find the best solution so your team can carry on working.
What building regulations are standard for a mezzanine floor?
Your mezzanine level will require an application to the building control body before starting any work. The application can be sent to either your local authority or a privately approved inspector. Mezz One will advise and support the BCB application for you. We will provide any drawings and calculations needed to gain approval from the BCB.
Generally speaking, mezzanine levels require strict regulations in the form of:
A – Structure
B – Fire safety
K – Protection from falling, collision and impact
M – Access to and use of buildings
We will support you with each of these standards and any other that may be applicable during your design and application process.
How quickly can you complete the mezzanine level project?
This question very much depends on the work we are carrying out, the size of the project and our access limitations. Your project manager will ensure that time frames are followed, and if we plan to be with you longer than initially agreed, we will discuss this with you ahead of time. We will ensure that all work is completed safely and effectively, but a mezzanine project cannot be rushed due to the build’s safety aspects.
What experience does the mezzanine team have?
The team at Mezz One has varying levels of experience in the mezzanine and construction industry. All our staff carry out regular training, including health and safety. All have worked on a considerable variety of mezzanine installations throughout their careers – from installing to dismantling and relocating. Our team take great pride in their work and being able to offer you a permanent, safe solution to your space expansion needs.
Do you offer aftercare support once the mezzanine floor has been installed?
Many of our clients at Mezz One are repeat clients, not just because of the level of service we offer at the beginning of your project but because of the support we provide after finishing your installation and leaving your site. We are here for all your queries and questions after having your mezzanine safely installed and will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you have a problem with your installation or you need one of us to visit to look at something, give us a call.
Will the project be signed off by a qualified person?
Once a mezzanine has been safely installed, an approved external person must sign off before it can be deemed safe to use. You will be provided with an inspection document to confirm your mezzanine is signed off and secure to use. This same approved inspector will also see the drawings before the installation starts, and they will pay a visit to the site to check the mezzanine meets all expectations.
What specifications do you need from me to start the process?
When deciding whether you would benefit from a mezzanine installation, there are two routes you can take. Either you know exactly what you are looking for and have measurements ready to give us, or you just know you need to expand but would like support in doing so. Booking a discovery call with Mezz One will provide you with everything you need to know and what we will need from you to carry out your design process. A member of the team may be able to visit your site so you can discuss your requirements firsthand and we can understand your space and needs before we continue.
Is planning permission needed for a mezzanine floor?
Generally speaking, planning permission is often not required for a mezzanine floor installation. However, this is subject to a few points. If you are looking to expand your floor space by more than 200sqm, or your plans will change the exterior of your building, you will need planning permission before continuing. You may also need planning permission if your building usage changes because of your flooring addition. Mezz One will be able to advise you further as to whether you need planning permission once we understand your needs and expectations.
Why mezzanine safety should always be your priority
Whilst mezzanine levels can offer a great addition to the floor space in your commercial building, failure to construct or use them safely could result in severe injury and even death. According to the HSE, falls from a height were the most common reason for fatal accidents in the workplace during 2018/2019. The total number of deaths was 40, increasing from the year before. With those working at height being at an increased level of risk, it’s imperative that your mezzanine levels are safely installed and maintained to protect your staff and visitors from falls. Mezzanine safety can be supported by a dynamic risk assessment.
Mezzanines are often used by businesses with a commercial workspace that would prefer to expand rather than relocate. These levels bring many benefits to companies and can often increase profits and staffing levels thanks to a considerable increase in square footage. Your mezzanine installation should always be safely installed by a team of qualified professionals and signed off by an approved inspector before being used.
A dynamic risk assessment should be part of your daily routine
Before we look at why you should be incorporating dynamic risk assessments surrounding your mezzanine floor, let’s look at the difference between risk assessments and dynamic risk assessments.
Risk assessment definition
According to the HSE, you have a legal duty to assess the risks to the health and safety of your employees and those not in your employment who are exposed while they are in your workplace. You should consult your employees and speak with your health and safety representatives. They know the risks involved with their roles and can scope for potentially dangerous shortcuts that should be avoided. Formal consultation is not needed before every task-specific assessment, but consultation should be a part of your general risk assessment process.
Dynamic risk assessment definition
A dynamic risk assessment differs from the above because it must continually observe and analyse risks and hazards in a changing or high-risk environment. This allows workers to identify new risks and remove them quickly. A staff member can undertake a dynamic risk assessment daily when starting a new task or during the task process.
A dynamic risk assessment of your mezzanine is imperative for the continued safety of your staff and any visitors. Depending on what you are using your level for, you may be managing heavy loads, moving products from the mezzanine to the ground floor or simply spending a lot of time up on the mezzanine floor carrying out daily tasks.
Your dynamic risk assessment should always follow your primary risk assessment. Risk assessments should be kept on file and updated regularly or when there are any changes or injuries to reduce further and prevent accidents. Dynamic risk assessments are often done immediately and in your mind to mentally calculate any risks and mitigate them. These should be based on thorough risk assessments previously completed.
What should be included in your dynamic risk assessment?
When carrying out a dynamic risk assessment of your mezzanine, there are five key things to consider:
Identify your hazards – is there anything that could cause an accident or injury?
Decide who might be harmed – do you have colleagues working below you, or is the risk just to yourself?
Evaluate your risks and take action – understand the risks involved in the task you need to carry out. Is there anything you need to change to eliminate the risks?
Record your findings – ensure you write down what you have found and what steps you took to prevent any accidents from occurring – this should complement your primary risk assessment.
Review your primary risk assessment – if you have found that changes need to be made to continue working safely, your primary risk assessment should be amended to reflect the changes.
Carrying out a dynamic risk assessment has many benefits, not only to staff members directly involved but to other colleagues, visitors and the business reputation. These risk assessments will help you take a proactive approach to safety in the workplace. They will allow your staff to feel more confident both in their environment and ability to assess situations.
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Mezz One, always have your mezzanine safety as a priority
The height and size of a mezzanine can make the difference in how safe it is. If a mezzanine is too large for the area, it can cause structural and safety issues. This can result in serious injuries if the floor or mezzanine collapses, so it’s essential to ensure you have your mezzanine safety addressed before getting started. It’s vital to have your mezzanine designed and installed by a professional, which will ensure your mezzanine meets the necessary safety standards.
At Mezz One, we take your mezzanine installation seriously. Your safety is our top priority, so when we first visit your site, we will carry out risk assessments that allow your mezzanine’s safe construction and installation. Our risk assessments are always presented to you along with other documentation you will need to use your mezzanine effectively after it’s been installed. If you are looking for a safe mezzanine installation in 2022, speak to the Mezz One team today.
Are you moving business premises in 2022?
If your business is multiplying, there will undoubtedly come a time when you need to consider expanding to a larger building to offer the best service to your clients. If you have already installed a mezzanine floor on your current premises, you will be able to delay this costly move, but it may still be in your mind for the future.
It can be difficult to imagine when or where you may have to relocate, and if you have a mezzanine level you have invested in, logistics could be a little more challenging. That’s why Mezz One offers effective dismantling and relocating services, so you can be sure that you don’t leave your mezzanine level behind wherever you move to.
This month, the Mezz One team looks at considerations before relocating your mezzanine floor and how we could remove the stress and worry for you by taking this project on your behalf.
Relocating your mezzanine floor to save on costs
One of the huge benefits many businesses find when installing a mezzanine level is that the structure is entirely flexible. If you need to move to a larger building to contain your expanding business, you don’t have to leave your mezzanine floor behind. Relocating your mezzanine floor couldn’t be easier when you work with a reputable company like Mezz One, which will handle all your mezzanine relocation logistics. This makes investing in a mezzanine level an actual cost-effective exercise for your growing company.
When you work with Mezz One, you can have peace of mind that our team will ensure your mezzanine relocation goes smoothly. By discussing the logistics and adaptations with you beforehand, when we come to the physical side of dismantling your mezzanine level, we will already be confident in the adjustments that need to be made and where your new floor will be relocated to. Our vast experience means that your mezzanine floor will be in safe hands from the moment we arrive on-site until after we finish installing it in your new location.
Considerations before dismantling and relocating your mezzanine floor
Mezzanine levels are often the most sensible and cost-effective way to grow your business. Delay the costs of relocating to larger premises and expanding your storage area by placing an extra level in the space above your head! However, we know that there will come a time when even with your mezzanine level, you are running out of room to house your staff and provide a safe and practical area to work. When the time has come for you to move, consider the below points before you sign on the dotted line.
The size of your new building
The chances are, if you are looking to expand your space further, your new building will be larger than your original. As your mezzanine level is a free-standing structure that does not affect your external walls (unless you have requested this), then your mezzanine level will fit in your space with potentially only a few adjustments. Ensure you have the measurements of your new premises to hand when speaking to Mezz One, and we can make sure your mezzanine level fits.
Placement of your mezzanine level
Where will you place your mezzanine level when you get to your new location? Special consideration must be taken for the space in your new site and whether your mezzanine level will fit safely and effectively in the area you have. Your mezz team at Mezz One will be able to guide you throughout the process and ensure that your mezzanine level continues to be a safe and effective space enhancer for your location.
Special adaptations to your mezzanine level
If your new building is designed differently from your original space, your mezzanine level may need to be lengthened/shortened to fit. This is relatively straightforward and requires little effort from your end. Your Mezz One team will support you by discussing any and all adaptations that need to be made to your existing mezzanine level.
The layout of your new premises
As a mezzanine level is so flexible, you may want to consider using your floor for something else when you relocate it to your new space. If it was previously used as extra office space, you might consider relocating your packaging line or storage area to your new location. Your trusted mezzanine team will be able to advise you of the best uses for your mezzanine level, including any weight restrictions or adjustments that may need to be made to ensure you can continue to use your level safely.
Logistics of relocating your mezzanine floor
Now comes the fun part! Once you are happy that your existing mezzanine floor will fit your new space, it’s time to dismantle your flooring and relocate it to your new location. Mezz One prides itself in dismantling and relocating mezzanine floors safely, effectively, and efficiently. We will take over all the logistics of your moving project, and the team will dismantle your floor before moving it to your new premises and installing it there. From here, it will be signed off by an approved inspector as being safe to use – much like when it was initially installed.
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Mezz One can support you to expand your new premises this year
If you are looking for a way to increase your existing workspace, you may be completely forgetting about the space right above you! Installing a mezzanine level in your current workspace is not only a cost-effective solution to expansion, but it is an investment that you could take to new premises in the future. When you work with Mezz One, you can feel confident that you have an experienced team who can dismantle and relocate your mezzanine floor for you, so you can get on with relocating the rest of your business.
Whether you are looking to install a mezzanine for the first time or need support moving your premises, the Mezz One team is here to support you. Just give us a call or complete our online quote form, and one of the team will be in touch with you very soon.
Is your production line running out of space?
If you have a busy production line in your warehouse space, you may need to consider expanding your line for your team to work productively. A warehouse mezzanine floor is designed to increase production lines and are designed and built to withstand incredible weights. They are also capable of supporting shelving and palleted goods – meaning you can keep everything you need on your mezzanine level. Your mezzanine floor is designed to include stairs and walkways as well as fire escapes, so you can have peace of mind that your team will be safe when they are working on the production side of your business.
Your mezzanine floor makes the perfect office space
In order to run an effective business, you need ample office space for your staff to work efficiently throughout the day. If you are working from warehouse space, the chances are your building is not primarily built for office staff to work comfortably. Rather than finding an additional facility for your office space, why not consider installing a mezzanine floor?
Adding additional space for your team to work will not only improve team output, but you will then have the freedom to expand your team as your business grows. A mezzanine level could be the base for your office space, where you can then add dividing walls, electrical and water outputs and even a breakout area for your team to use on their lunch break. It’s essential that your team have somewhere separate to work, especially if your warehouse is likely to be busy and noisy during the working day.
Are you lacking storage space? A mezzanine floor could help!
Many of us are sorely lacking the storage space required for the items our business has accumulated over the years. Whether you have a considerable amount of filing from the documents you have to keep on record, you have seasonal items that are used once or twice a year, or you have extra stock that you need to store safely, we could all do with more space to keep our items.
A mezzanine floor could support you by giving you more storage space in your warehouse or building so you can free up extra space for your staff, offices or customer used areas. A mezzanine level is a free-standing structure that is installed above your floor space, meaning you can go up into the ceiling for extra space long before you have to consider moving to a more prominent location.
Increased retail selling space with a mezzanine floor
Do you have a retail selling space that lacks the square footage you need? Whether you need an additional level in your building or you are looking to free up space on the floor so you can showcase your products to your clients, a mezzanine level could be precisely the installation you need. Add an extra tier to your building to separate your retail products, or move your current excess stock onto your mezz level. Use your ground floor space to invite your customers in so they can browse without tripping over your boxes other business extras.
A mezzanine level is a safe structure that visitors, customers and staff can use. Once installed, your level will be signed off by an externally approved instructor who will ensure that your installation is safe for public use. This means that you can add a level to your retail space that is safe for your customers to use when browsing through your products.
Organise your products with a handy mezzanine level
If you are an eCommerce business, the chances are your products are being delivered to your warehouse daily, and you cannot keep up with the flow. Having a disorganised working space can happen overnight yet can take months to sort out. This may be because you are constantly having products delivered or because you don’t have the room to really organise your items into categories effectively.
A mezzanine level could support you to effectively organise the products you are selling and keep you organised in the future. Having an organised space can help you and your business in a number of ways, but ultimately you need to have a sufficient space to work in so you can send your premium products to your clients in a time-conscious fashion. Having a mezzanine floor installed could save you time, money and effort in the future!
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Mezz One is your trusted mezzanine installation team
At Mezz One, we design and install the safest mezzanines for a wide variety of businesses to help with their expansion needs. From small storage areas to comprehensive areas that are designed to grow with your business, we have experience across the mezzanine industry. Our teams are trained to the highest standards, and health and safety is always their top priority.
Suppose you are looking to expand your business for any reason, but you don’t want to incur the costly charges of relocating your premises. In that case, you may want to look into the possibility of having a mezzanine floor installed on your current premises. Whether you have a design idea in mind and you need some cost-effective pricing, or you aren’t sure what would work best for your space, our friendly team are here to help you get the expansion you are looking for in 2022. Give us a call today to learn more about our safe mezzanine floor installation.
The BRE Digest 437 explained
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) have a long-standing reputation for providing technical and information papers produced that support a wide range of sectors with official guidance and government regulations.
The BRE Digest 437 has come as a result of 2 years of consultation and planning from the government with regard to the safety and design of mezzanine flooring. Under consultation were structural engineers and teams from the mezzanine flooring industry who all gave information and guidance for the minimum requirements and standards a mezzanine floor should follow and adhere to. The BRE guidance aims to relieve any difficulties with the current standards put in place by the government and gives industry experts concise and specific guidance relating to the construction of mezzanine floors and the minimum standards these floors should abide by.
Background and guidelines to the BRE Digest 437
For the average purchaser of a mezzanine floor, you may not be aware that the government have put specific guidance in place after numerous reports of failure in both design and performance of mezzanine platforms.
Any mezzanine found to be deviating from the recommendations and guidelines set out by the BRE Digest 437 may show reductions in performance and could put users, visitors and public members at risk through potential platform failure. Whilst these deviations may have resulted in a cost-saving exercise, they should be avoided at all costs to prevent accidents and injuries. Mezz One are proud to say that they follow all specifications and guidelines for the mezzanine flooring industry and meet all requirements of the BRE Digest 437.
The Mezz One guarantee
Mezz One ensures that your mezzanine floor is designed in compliance with current Building Regulations, quality standards, best practice guidance and fire regulations. We also assist in the submission of plans to achieve the required consents and will discuss any and all feedback of your plans to achieve the appropriate floor that complies with regulations.
Key changes introduced
There were a number of key changes that were introduced as a result of both reports that were sent and the consultations of industry experts. Below you can find a summary of the changes that were introduced and should be followed by all Mezzanine flooring companies throughout the UK.
Handrail and edge protection
Where toe plates are provided and installed, they should be robust and imperforate. Toe rails should extend to at least 100mm above the completed platform surface. The guarding design should provide for anchorage fixings to be connected to the supporting steel structure. Reliance should not be assumed on the integrity of the decking for support unless verified by testing and design calculations.
A minimum horizontal force of 2% of the total load should be assumed to be acting at the decking level. This has a significant impact on column design and bracing but improves the stability of the structure and provides a design that is fit for purpose for industrial platforms. BS5950:Part 1 was the previous standard that mezzanine flooring should follow and The horizontal force was four times smaller before the new standards came out.
P5 and P7 particle boards should be used when constructing a mezzanine floor. Both board types are moisture resistant. These particle boards are tongued and grooved for the purpose of increasing the structural integrity of the flooring when the boards are joined together. P5 and P7 particle boards retain 95% of their strength even after water penetration.
The BRE Digest 437 introduced the new reduced deflection design standards for decking design that reduces the bounce feel to a mezzanine floor.
The future of eCommerce sales in the UK
A recent study conducted by Statistica shows that eCommerce has grown dramatically in the last 8 years and this is only set to increase over the next 4 years. Statistic reports that by 2025, eCommerce sales could grow by over 50% ‘reaching 7.4 trillion dollars [worldwide] by 2025’. If you are a business that relies on your eCommerce sales, this could be fantastic news for you, but how are you going to keep up with demand if you are running out of space in your current premises. With rising costs affecting individuals and businesses across the UK right now, business owners are less inclined to move to larger locations and would prefer to stay where they are. Luckily, Mezz One has a successful solution for you to keep your current premises and grow to support your rising eCommerce storage requirements.
More often than not, Mezzanine flooring is seen as the best solution for creating additional square footage without having to relocate or build externally to maximise your premises. This is because mezzanine levels are more cost-effective than other expansion solutions. Mezzanine floors are built internally without affecting the external walls of your building (in most cases) and therefore planning permission isn’t normally required. Mezz One will advise and guide you on the building regulations and applications required to ensure your eCommerce storage solution is signed off and approved for use.
eCommerce storage mezzanine levels that work for your business
In order to prepare for the rise in eCommerce sales, it’s worth investing some time, energy and money into your current warehouse space so you aren’t suddenly fighting for space as your eCommerce storage needs increase. Installing a mezzanine level could be the cost-effective solution you are looking for and Mezz One is the reliable team to help you.
Mezzanine floors that are used for storage are designed and manufactured using the highest quality materials and are constructed to withstand substantial weight and loads. Whether you are looking to store comprehensive racking or multiple shelving layouts, mezzanine floors could be the answer you’re looking for. Mezzanine levels can be used in your central warehouse to hold surplus stock or they can be adapted to fit comfortably in your retail store where you can hold your eCommerce products within easy reach.
As mezzanine levels are a free-standing, semi-permanent structure within your premises, it’s important to first identify what you will be using the level for, so we can ensure the correct materials are used when designing your space. The grid structure that forms the skeleton of your mezzanine floor will be specially designed to hold the ideal weight and can accommodate heavy loads.
Flexible expansion for future growth targets
Your customers expect their deliveries to turn up on time and in great condition. Whilst you may not always be able to control your product after it has left your warehouse or store, you can control your product condition and timely deliveries whilst it’s in your eCommerce storage solution. Mezzanine levels not only provide you with great additional storage space, but they offer the ability to be completely organised and in control of the stock you do have. Not using a racking or shelving system to store your eCommerce products could leave them damaged and unsellable – resulting in a big cost to you and your business.
Organise and manage your stock by installing mezzanine flooring that offers you the eCommerce storage space needed to store your items in sections using racking to separate products, giving you plenty of time to find the ordered product that’s in great condition to send on to your loyal customer. Increase your facilities by hanging product systems for eCommerce retail and keep your clothes out of cardboard boxes and off the ground.
When you install a mezzanine flooring system, you aren’t only solving your eCommerce storage problems now but investing in your future so you have enough storage space for the booming years to come. Once you grow out of your space, even with a Mezz One mezzanine installed, let us know and we will support your move to a larger location by dismantling and relocating your mezzanine flooring, meaning you will instantly increase the square footage of your new premises as well.
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Mezz One are the cost-effective eCommerce storage mezzanine level team
At Mezz One, we pride ourselves on being the expert team you can call upon when you need support to increase your square footage. From installing simple mezzanine floors for additional office space to designing and constructing comprehensive flooring for production lines, we are the reliable and fast-paced team you need for your eCommerce storage solution.
From the moment you get in contact, the service we provide will be tailored to you and your needs. We work with you to design your mezzanine flooring, ensuring that all building regulations and applications are adhered to and signed off. Our team works quickly and efficiently as we know every day spent without your extended space could be costing you money. Speak to our team today to expand your space and reach new heights for your eCommerce storage solutions.