HOW MUCH DOES A MEZZANINE FLOOR COST?
This article will provide you with information on how much a mezzanine floor will cost and what can influence the price.
HOW MUCH DOES A MEZZANINE FLOOR COST?
If you are looking to install a mezzanine floor in your warehouse, this article will provide you with an indication of the works and costs associated with a mezzanine floor project. This article is particularly applicable to the costs associated with a mezzanine floor designed for storage use.
Typically, the cost of a mezzanine floor will range from £75 per square metre to £150 per square metre. We will explain the factors that will influence the final price of your project further down in this article.
But briefly, an example of the costs associated with a 10,000mm x 5000mm mezzanine floor that requires one staircase and fire protection are as follows (the fire protection may not be required depending on use):
- Mezzanine floor structure (main beams, purlins, decking) £7,500.00 + vat
- Ancillaries (Staircase, handrail and pallet gate) £3,500.00 + vat
- Fire protection (Suspended ceiling, column cases, fascia) £3,000.00 + vat
- Electrics (LED lights & Smoke detection to the underside) £1,800.00 + vat
- Plant (Scissor lift, FLT & Skip) £1,500.00 + vat
- Building control application £800.00 + vat
***These costs are for budgeting purposes only and are subject to site survey and re-validation***
HOW BUILDING CONTROL CAN INFLUENCE THE COST OF A MEZZANINE FLOOR
Whenever a mezzanine floor is installed within a warehouse, the design of the floor must conform with UK building regulations to ensure that the structure and scheme meets the minimum requirements required. The requirements by building control will have an impact on the cost of your mezzanine floor project. The main considerations are:
2. WILL FIRE PROTECTION BE REQUIRED?
If the floor exceeds 50% of the building, exceeds 20 metres in length or will have people working permanently below or above the floor, building control will request that the structure of the floor is fire protected to one hour. This is achieved by the installation of a suspended ceiling, column cases and fascia. These products combined, ‘clad’ the structure and provide the one-hour resistance required. Fire protection generally costs 50% of the cost of the mezzanine floor itself.
3. THE CONDITION OF THE WAREHOUSE SLAB
It’s easier (and quicker) to install a mezzanine floor onto a nice new smooth warehouse slab. If your slab is old, uneven, and potentially sloping, then this will influence the cost of your projects. It takes longer to install and level a mezzanine floor on a poor slab so expect an increase in your project cost.
6. PLANT REQUIREMENTS
Typically, mezzanine floor installations require a fork truck, scissor lift, scaffold tower and a skip. If the site is occupied and segregation is required between your employees and our installation team, fencing can also be required. If you can exclusively provide any of the equipment, then this can reduce the overall project costs.
9. ANCILLARY REQUIREMENTS
Typically, mezzanine floors are installed with handrail, staircases, and pallet gates. Building control and your own individual requirements will also influence the price of your project. Other ancillaries include goods lifts and conveyors which will often have a significant impact on the cost of your project.
10. CDM REGULATIONS
Every construction project that involves more than one contractor is subject to the CDM regulations and each project will require a principal designer and principal contractor. Here at Nexus, we have vast experience working as both to make the process smoother for our clients. By law, these roles are often required to be fulfilled, which will increase the cost of your project too. It’s often unavoidable, but rest assured if you choose us, you will receive value for money. More information about these roles and ensuring the project conforms to Health and Safety requirements will be explained on the initial project consultation with your designer.
SO HOW MUCH WILL MY PROJECT COST?
As you can see there are varying factors that will influence the cost of your mezzanine floor project and ultimately without a site survey and consultation it’s not possible to apply a blanket approach to your project.
Our intention is to provide you as quickly as possible with a rough budget price so you can determine if you wish to pursue the project further. This can often be achieved after an initial survey and discussion. Once a budget is established, we can then refine the design and provide a formal quotation. Be wary of companies providing prices over the phone without knowledge of the site specifics. Often prices can be way off budget and waste a lot of your time. If you would like to book a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.