Structural Steel Mezzanine Floors
Mezzanine floor installations are a quick and economical way to expand your workplace. A mezzanine floor is a raised platform supported by steel columns that is used to create intermediate levels between existing floors in a building. By making use of premises’ wasted overhead space, mezzanine floors create more space for storage and work areas.
Mezzanine floors can be used to create extra office, storage, production and even retail space.
With a range of different configuration options available, you can be sure to find a design that will suit the needs of your workplace. Mezzanine floors can be installed with single or multiple tiers; lifts or access gates; handrails or partitioning, and wood or steel mesh decking. Because of their exceptional versatility, the only thing you really need for a mezzanine floor installation is available height in your premises.
Mezzanine floors are an essential element of most warehouses these days, offering additional work or storage space without adding to the building footprint - something for nothing almost!
A very cost-effective way of utilising redundant vertical space, mezzanine floors are easy to install with minimum disruption to your business. Access to the new platform can be gained with some form of lifting device such as a conveyor, a goods lift or forklift truck and bridges, walkways and cat ladders can be added to improve access or add functionality.
Every mezzanine we supply will be calculated and designed to meet your individual site and usage requirements. In most cases can be installed without the need for planning permission – as they are totally independent of the host building. You will however require Building Regulations Approval, for which we will submit all of the necessary documents (engineering drawings, calculations, specifications) on your behalf. Typically, approvals are turned around in just a few days
Choosing a mezzanine could save you the inconvenience of moving premises. For industrial sectors like production, warehousing and distribution choosing a mezzanine over relocation can also avoid production line closures and delays and reduce costs associated with shutting down and relocating your operations.
Employees must be able to work in a safe environment. An important aspect is a solid railing surrounding any raised floor which is in accordance with the safety and inspection rules.
- A railing is solidly attached to the floor.
- A railing consists of a kickrail around the floor, knee bar and handrails.
- A railing has no unprotected openings
Mezzanine floor railings from Dexion not only meets all these points, but are also ergonomically shaped to provide a firm grip. The system has been designed to that there are no sharp points or edges and all the corners are rounded. The components having a scratch resistant powder coated finish.
The stairs are fully compatible with the railing, they have a handrail on both sides creating a very stable stairway. There is a full choice in widths, angles and steps.
The swing gate provides robust protection. Because the swing gate shuts automatically through a concealed suspension system, it is always securely closed. From below the forklift driver gently pushes the pallet through the swing gate. When the pallet is removed, the gate shuts automatically behind the pallet.
A tilting pallet gate gives the best protection. Either open or closed, it’s permanently secure.
Goods Lift Instead of or in combination with a pallet gate, it can be very efficient to transport your goods by an goods lift. The elevators are surrounded by a safety mesh wall, are callable from each floor and have various safety features, options and possibilities. Lifts come in a choice of weight class and size.