Sunday, December 17

Mezzanine Floors And Flooring – The Advantages

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Take a look at the wasted space in many business premises. How much of that valuable building space is actually being put to good use?  A mezzanine floor could be the solution.

If you think about lost volume, rather than simply thinking about the square footage you are trying to maximise the income from, the answer can be quite daunting. Who’s paying for all that non-working space – who’s heating and paying the rates?

Many mezzanine flooring manufacturers report that some of their customers have been using less than 20% of the cube of their building. With gas and electricity constantly on the rise and the increase year on year of business rates, the full area of the premises needs to be used.

Mezzanine platform applications and systems can make this space work a little harder for you. You can increase your productive footprint without the hassle of moving.  
The right premises are not always available, coupled with the fees involved with moving and the hassle of changing address, means maximising a current building is far more practical.

What are the benefits of Mezzanine Floors and Mezzanine Flooring?
 
1.    A mezzanine floor is a low cost way to create extra floor space, saving the money, time and disruption of relocation.
2.    Sweat the asset by utilising the mezzanine floor to use headroom to release valuable ground floor space – several storeys can be built, not just one.
3.    Create an additional office, canteen, showroom, storage space or a combination of these with our mezzanine flooring.
4.    Set up a more spacious, appropriate working environment to boost efficiency and productivity.
5.    Flexibility – can be moved, modified or dismantled.
6.    A rapid and easily installed solution to your needs, with minimal disruption to your business. Mezzanine flooring is quick to assemble and can be in use within weeks. Some small floors can be installed in a day.

Here’s an idea – if you don’t need all that extra space, make money from someone who does! Why not look at installing offices or storage facilities over your existing operation and rent them out? A few points need to be considered though:

•    Building Control issues and the submission of Building Control Applications need to be carried out.
•    The design of a layout that best suits the business needs. This includes designing the placement of mezzanine flooring columns that are not in productive parts  
of the operations below (sometimes existing building structures can be used as support).
•    Minimal disruption to current.
•    Does the business need access to part of the floor to work on and so the mezzanine floor installer will come back to build the rest at a later date.
•    What weight of goods/machinery etc will be used on the floor?

In most commercial applications mezzanine floor planning permission is not required, providing there are no issues that alter the external look of the building surrounding the project (e.g. additional external windows to bring light to the new floor). In retail applications, or other areas affecting an increase in vehicular traffic, mezzanine floors Liverpool planning permission may apply.

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