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Office Mezzanine Floor – Nifty Lift Project Update

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We are implementing an office mezzanine floor project for one of the largest manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms in Europe.

Nifty Lift


We are implementing an office mezzanine floor project for one of Europe’s largest manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (otherwise known as cherry pickers). Nifty Lift require additional office facilities for their research and development team working within their 9000 square metre warehouse in Milton Keynes.

The 270 square metre mezzanine floor project will involve the creation of a a large open plan office space, two meeting rooms, a 3D printing room and a kitchen space. The mezzanine steels are also being left exposed on this project as they have a dual purpose. They’re being used to hang the cranes for their manufacturing facility too.

The 17 metre span steels used in this project, are the largest that we have designed and installed to date. The building was initially built to accommodate an additional floor but it was never built. So we have taken advantage of that in our design and bolted our mezzanine steels onto their existing facilities. The full turnkey project will take 16 weeks from start to finish and it includes the installation of all partitioning, ceilings, electrics, plumbing and air conditioning.


First things first, we need to set up site in correspondence with CDM regulations to ensure the health and safety of Nifty Lift’s employees and our installation team during the project.

Next up the mezzanine floor get’s delivered to site and we carefully manoeuvre the steels into the warehouse before getting to work erecting them. The mezzanine steels take a weekend to build and attach to their existing facilities. As the mezzanine steels are to be left exposed on this project, we need to paint the steels with intumescent paint instead of installing a fascia to protect them in the event of a fire.

Nifty Lift Pre Mezzanine
Nifty Lift Delivery
Nifty Lift Mezzanine Build
Mezzanine Build For Nifty Lift
Nifty Lift Mezzanine Install
Mezzanine Fire Rating
Fire Retardant Paint On Mezzanine
Mezzanine Being Painted

Heading into week two once the main beams have been erected and the intumescent paint has been applied, it’s time to start installing the first floor high level perimeter wall cladding.

This stage of the project is split into two parts which totals five weeks for both the ground and first floor combined. We’re starting with the first floor cladding so that we have access on the ground floor to install the purlins and decking at a later date.


Nifty Lift Cladding
Cladding Going Up At Nifty Lifts
Nifty Lift Cladding Installation
Office Mezzanine Build For Nifty Lifts
Nifty Lift Week Three
Nifty Lift Cladding Week Three
Cladding In Week Three Nifty Lift
Nifty Lift Office Mezzanine Build Week Three


Heading into week six and with the perimeter boards now installed creating the outline of the new facilities, we make a start on installing the floorboards on top of the mezzanine floor. First we erect the netting underneath the mezzanine floor to ensure a safe installation and then make a start on installing the mezzanine decking. The new 270 square metre office space will be home to Nifty Lifts new open plan office, complete with two meeting rooms, a 3d printing room and a kitchen.

Nifty Lift Week Six Of The Build
On Site At Nifty Lifts
Mezzanine Decking Complete
Office Mezzanine Project at Nifty Lifts
Office Mezzanine Decking Nifty Lifts
Mezzanine Build For Nifty Lifts
Mezzanine Decking Installation
Nifty Lift Office Mezzanine Build


This is where we’re up to so far on the project, but keep checking back each week to see more pictures, videos and updates on where we are up to with the build.

If your business is on the move or you are looking to create more office, storage or production space within your warehouse, we can help. We specialise in helping businesses to make the most of their space through the design and installation of mezzanine floor solutions.


Our specialist mezzanine process.
Your mezzanine project needs a dedicated team of expert designers, installers and project managers to implement. Our comprehensive process Nexsteps™ guides you through every step of the way.


We would love to be able to help create workspaces for businesses throughout the whole of the UK but unfortunately we can’t. The extra cost to you and the fact that we wouldn’t be able to manage your project to our high standards means that we must set a limit for how far we can work. The area we cover is highlighted to the right. As you can see, we essentially work as far North as Newcastle and as far South as Birmingham. So if your business is situated in an area we cover, get in touch today to discuss your plans for your new workspace.

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