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Mezzanine Floor Cost: Guide to Pricing & Building
Mezzanine Floor Cost: A Comprehensive Guide to Pricing and Building
What are mezzanine floors?
When it comes to expanding the usable space in a building, mezzanine floors have become a popular choice for many businesses. Whether you require additional floor space or additional storage within office space, warehouse space or retail areas, mezzanine floors offer a practical solution that maximises the available square footage.
Before embarking on a mezzanine floor project, it’s important to understand the associated costs and considerations. In this article, we will explore the various aspects of mezzanine floor costs, including floor requirements, building regulations and specifications, loading considerations, warehouse suitability, required features, protection measures, and more.
Mezzanine floors are intermediate floors that are constructed within a building, providing an additional level between the existing ground floor and the ceiling.
The price of a mezzanine floor depends on several factors, such as the size of the floor, the complexity of the design, the materials used, and the installation requirements. In a warehouse setting, mezzanine floors are commonly used to create extra space for storage, sorting, or picking operations. The cost of a mezzanine floor in a warehouse will vary depending on the specific requirements of the project and the available space.
The cost effective solution for additional storage areas – how much does a mezzanine floor cost?
The cost of a mezzanine floor is influenced by several key factors. The price will depend on the size of the floor, the materials used, and the complexity of the design. Additionally, the building itself plays a role in determining the cost, as modifications may be required to accommodate the mezzanine floor.
On average, a mezzanine floor cost tends to be around £100 per square metre, which is very cheap for the space and storage solution it provides.
It is important to bear in mind that the price of mezzanine floors can range anywhere from £70 to £200 per square metre in some cases, you get what you pay for, and you don’t want to scrimp on something as important as your mezzanine flooring.
There are normally separate costs for each aspect or addition of the mezzanine floor, the prices of which will all contribute towards the final value;
- The main mezzanine floor structure (including decking, main beams and purlins)
- Building control application
- Electrics (lighting, smoke detection)
- Fire protection (suspended ceiling, fascia, column cases)
- Ancillaries (staircases, handrails, pallet gates)
- Plant (any skips, FLT and scissor lift)
Warehouse environments may require additional considerations such as fire protection systems or special flooring for heavy loads. All these factors contribute to the overall cost of the project, and it is important to consider them when budgeting for a mezzanine floor.
One important aspect to consider when calculating the cost of a mezzanine floor and mezzanine installation is the loading requirements.
Mezzanine floors are designed to support specific loads, including the weight of people, equipment, and stored items. The cost of the floor will depend on the required load-bearing capacity, which is determined by factors such as the intended use of the space and the type of storage systems employed.
It is crucial to ensure that the mezzanine floor is capable of safely supporting the required loads to prevent any structural issues or safety concerns.
Warehouse mezzanine flooring
Warehouses often benefit from the installation of mezzanine floors due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. When considering the cost of a mezzanine floor in a warehouse, several factors come into play.
The size of the building and available floor area will impact the price, as larger spaces require more materials and labor for construction. The specific requirements of the warehouse, such as the need for heavy-duty flooring or specialised equipment access, can also influence the cost.
It is important to evaluate these factors carefully to ensure the mezzanine floor meets the needs of the warehouse while staying within budget.
Required features of mezzanine floors
Determining the required features of a mezzanine floor is crucial for estimating the cost accurately; the features required may change dependant on whether the space will be used in a commercial, domestic, business or warehouse setting.
Factors such as the height and width of the floor, the number of columns required for support, and the overall design complexity all play a role in determining the final price.
There is not so much a space requirement in order to have a mezzanine floor installed as there is a high requirement – you would need a minimum ceiling height typically of over 4m.
One of our mezzanine specialists will make an assessment of your rooms (if you are wishing to implement a mezzanine floor into an existing building) to ensure there will be adequate space and that regulations are met.
Additionally, the available area for installation within the building will influence the cost, as adjustments may need to be made to accommodate the desired floor size.
By thoroughly assessing the required features, it becomes easier to determine an appropriate budget for the project.
The pros of mezzanine floors
There are many advantages of having a mezzanine floor constructed; lets take a look at some of the key pull factors for having a mezzanine floor installed:
- Utilises all available space
- One of the most cost effective storage solutions
- Creates a new area within your warehouse/ office space
- Enables expansion without having to relocate
- Quick installation process
- Does not include any construction work on the building
- Causes minimal disruption to work and business
Safety and protection
Safety is paramount, and should always be considered a priority when considering the final cost for a mezzanine floor installation construction project.
Certain protection measures may be required to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations. Fire protection in line with fire regulations for your building and area is a critical consideration, with smoke detection and fire-resistant materials and systems will always be implemented when we fit any mezzanine floor.
Other precautions that have to be taken into account when it comes to mezzanine safety include:
- Making sure the mezzanine floor is well lit
- Installation of functional sufficient mezzanine handrails
- Making sure to adhere to the weight loadings capacity on the mezzanine floor
- Keeping the mezzanine floor clear and clean
- Ensuring objects stored on the mezzanine area are secure
SEC Storage – Experts Happy To Help
The right mezzanine floor can transform your warehouse.
At SEC Storage, our warehouse design experts create bespoke mezzanine flooring that’s tailored to your requirements. Discover how you can achieve sustainable growth and optimise productivity in your business with a mezzanine floor system today; contact SEC Storage to begin your mezzanine project.
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